From Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Orlando Junior Open at Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary, 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 Under 10, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
It was a tight race in the Tiger Woods Division this past weekend, but Aaron Zhang of Lake Mary, FL finished on top with a total of 148 strokes. Just one stroke behind him was second-place finisher Cooper Lindberg of Orlando, FL, who finished with 149 strokes. Alexis Valenzuela of Albany, Bahamas earned the final spot on the podium just one stroke behind Lindberg.
The competition was fierce in the Will Smith Division, but Andres Atrio of Coral Gables, FL earned the number one spot with a two-day total of 148 strokes. Just one stroke behind him was a two-way tie for second. Rohan Singh of Ashburn, VA and James Pryor of Greenwich, CT both earned the silver trophy as they finished with 149 strokes each.
Alex Holder of Fort Wayne, IN did not disappoint in the Ernie Els Division as he finished with 159 strokes to win his division. Samuel Carmargo of Winter Garden, FL earned the second-place spot with 167 strokes. Rounding out the division was Thomas Milajecki Jr. who finished the tournament with 189 strokes.
Anne Fernandez of Albany, Bahamas was the champion of the Justin Timberlake Division as she rounded out the weekend with 147 strokes. Darcey Harry of Albany, Bahamas and Leila Raines of Galena, OH tied for second place, just one stroke behind Fernandez.
Sammy Chao of Orlando, FL was the first-place finisher in the Justin Rose Division, as she finished with a grand total of 164 strokes. Carmella Carlisi of Flager Beach, FL and Taylor Sieg of Summit, NJ made their way up on the podium with 173 and 177 strokes respectively.
Boys 10 Under
Leading off the Bryson DeChambeau Division was Theodor Kruus of Jarfalla, Sweden with 163 strokes. Rounding out the division was Arnold Pouncy IV of St. Cloud, FL with 173 strokes.