Philadelphia Summer Junior Open

On Tuesday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Philadelphia Summer Junior Open in Yardley, Pennsylvania. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament that took place on the Makefield Highlands Golf Club 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.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Philadelphia Summer Junior Open

It was a close finish in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division as the Top 3 golfers finished within one stroke of each other. Karsen Rush of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania captured the first-place title with a two-day total of +5. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (74.5), and tied for the most birdies (6), the lowest Par 3 average (3), and the longest birdie or better streak (2). Second-place finisher was Jaden Weisman of Malvern, Pennsylvania who made 150 strokes for a +6 finish. Alex Zhuo of Hong Kong finished third with 151 strokes to finish the tournament at +7.

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Philadelphia Summer Junior Open

Chase Cohen of Villanova, Pennsylvania was victorious in the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division after he finished the thirty-six holes at +17. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (80.5), the lowest Par 3 average (3.2), and the most birdies (4). Second-place finisher was Jack Reid of Medford, New Jersey who made 164 strokes for a +20 finish. Nicholas Taylor of Newtown, Pennsylvania placed third after making 173 strokes to finish at +29.

Ernie Els 11-13

Philadelphia Summer Junior Open

In the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Nicholas Gross of Downingtown, Pennsylvania captured the title by finishing the thirty-six holes +3. He made 3 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest Par 3 average (2.8) and the lowest scoring average (73.5). Hunter Po of Bridgewater, New Jersey finished in second-place after making 148 strokes for a +4 finish. Third-place finisher was Henry Stone of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania who completed the two-day tournament at +6.

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Philadelphia Summer Junior Open

Mariel Isabella Tee’s best round on Wednesday (-2) helped her clench the first-place title in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division as she completed the tournament at -1. Tee, of Pasig City, made 5 birdies and led her playing field with the lowest scoring average of 71.5. Blue Bell, Pennsylvania’s Elizabeth Beek shot 72 each day to finish the tournament E. Third-place finisher was Theresa Luu of Mullica Hill, New Jersey who made 155 strokes for a +11 finish. 

Justin Rose Girls U13

Philadelphia Summer Junior Open

Ning Yi (Amy) Li of Athens was the tournament in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division with a total of 155 (+11). She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average of 77.5. Second-place finisher was Brooke Oberparleiter of Laurel Springs, New Jersey who made 167 strokes for a +23 finish. Li and Oberparleiter tied for the most birdies (4) and the lowest Par 3 average (3.4). Sammi Yeselavage of Doylestown placed third with 173 strokes to finish at +29. 

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About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon.

For more information regarding the 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (407) 614-2962, or email info@hjgt.org.

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