On Saturday November 3 – Sunday November 4, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Orlando Junior Open in Orlando, 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.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Luc Warnock captured the first-place finish at the Orlando Junior Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 143 (74-69). With solid play both days, Warnock was able to hold off 2nd place finishers Yaroslav llyenko and Luke Bigelow by 3 shots
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division, Mohit Balaji took home first place this weekend by shooting a 2-day total of 144. Solid play in the second round allowed Balaji to take victory over Nils Nottebohm and Anthony Chen who both finished second with a 2-day total of 146.
Ernie Els 11-13
Cooper Claycomb did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 70-73 to win in his division over Frank Kennedy who carded rounds of 74-72 to claim 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Thompson Gedge who placed third with a two day total of 156.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Viktoria Krnacova ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 145. With consistent rounds, Krnacova was able to hold off 2nd place finisher Handa Liu by 1 shot. Rounding out the division in 3rd place was Natasha Kiel, who carded a 2-day total of 147.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Menglu Zhu ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division by carding a total of 153 (78-75). With consistent rounds, Zhu was able to hold off Jia Ying Lai who claimed 2nd place with a total of 162. Rounding out the division was Angela Wang with a total of 168.
Boys 10 Under
Alexander Kaufman won first place in the Bryson Dechambeau boys U10 division with a total of 155 (74-81). In second place was Jeremiah Smith with a two day total of 162.