On Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Northern California Junior Open #2 in San Leandro, California. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament that took place on the Monarch Bay Golf Club – Tony Lema consisted of players from five of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Connor Wierman of Oro Valley, Arizona placed first in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division after completing the thirty-six holes at +6. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (74), the most birdies (7), the longest birdie or better streak (2), and the lowest Par 3 average (3.2). Finn O’Kelly of Woodside placed second after making 156 strokes for a +14 finish. Third-place finisher was Connor Ohlrich of Findlay who shot 161 strokes to finish at +19.
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, it was Richard Zhang of Milpitas, California who captured the victory after finishing the two-day tournament at +16. He led his player field with the lowest scoring average (79), the lowest Par 3 average (3.5), and the most birdies (2). Second-place finisher was Bryan Zhang of Los Altos who shot 184 strokes for a +42 finish through the thirty-six holes.
Jonathan Chen of Carmel, California was the champion this weekend in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division after finishing at +18. Aaron Cheng of Mountain View, California placed second as he made 172 strokes for a +30 finish. Third-place finisher was Arjun Aujla of Greenbrae, California who made 185 strokes to finish at +43 through the thirty-six holes.
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, it was Grace Bettis of Pacifica, California that walked away with the first-place trophy as she finished +5. She led her playing field with the most birdies (6), the longest birdie or better streak (2), and the lowest scoring average (73.5). Second-place finisher, Helen Ye of Redwood City, California shot 153 strokes for a +11 finish. Dymphna Ueda of Concord, California finished third with 156 strokes to end the tournament at+14.
Varsha Ramachandran of Fremont, California captured the title this weekend in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division as she finished +8. She led her playing field with the most birdies (5), the lowest Par 3 average (3), and the lowest scoring average (75). Harper Clementz of San Francisco, California placed second with 162 strokes for a +20 finish. Third-place finisher, Lexi Booras of Rocklin finished at +21 through the thirty-six holes.