On Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Orange County National Junior Open #2 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, FL. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from six divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson Dechambeau Division Boys U10, Justin Rose Division Girls U13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Johnny Bai of Lake Mary, FL captured the first-place finish at the Orange County National Junior Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 135 (67-68). With solid play both days, Bai was able to hold off Pontus Torgner as he carded (71-69) and a 140 total. Rounding out the division was Bo Peng with a total of 141.
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division, Brian Park outlasted Alex Song in a playoff to claim the first place victory. Solid play in the second round allowed Park to hold his winning spot over Alex Song, as well as Kenny Nguyen who played a solid game and carded rounds of (75-76) to finish with a total of 151.
Frank Kennedy did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 71-72 to win in his division over Justin Bai who carded rounds of 75-73 to claim 2nd place. Behind Bai was Chance Rinkol who shot a 2-day total of 149 (75-74) to take a solo 3rd place finish.
Mary Ma ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 151 (76-75). With consistent rounds, Ma was able to hold off 2nd place finisher, Carla Alvarez Perez by 2 shots. Rounding out the division was Annie Zhang and Mackenzie Morrison who shot a 2-day total of 166 to claim tie for the 3rd place finish.
Congratulations to Sritha Vemuri taking home 1st place in the Girls U13 division with a total score of 162. Hayli Snaer was right behind Vemuri carding (88-85) with a two day total of 173. Rounding out the division was Hannah Hall with a 186 total carding (92-94) to claim a 3rd place solo finish.
Boys 10 Under
Luke Parsons did not disappoint in the Bryson Dechambeau boys U10 division as he carded rounds of 78-74 to win in his division over Lion Ziao Liu of Ocoee, FL who carded rounds of 80-80 to claim 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Santiago Navarro with a final score of 173.