From Tuesday July 9ththrough Wednesday July 10th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Philadelphia Junior Open. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Jaden Weisman of Malvern, PA took the lead after scoring an outstanding 68 on Tuesday. Weisman climbed to the top of the leaderboard on Tuesday, with rounds of 68 and 77 to win by a margin of 3 strokes. Ryan McCabe of Media, PA finished in second place with rounds of 74 and 74 to claim individual runner-up honors with a total of 148 strokes. Rounding up the top-three was Bobby Lugiano of Shavertown, PA with a total of 150 strokes and solo third-place honors.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Jackson Chong from Hong Kong was able to seal his victory with rounds of 79 and 78 over the week, making 3 over the week to finish at a two-day total of 157 strokes. Kelly Zhu of Beijing claimed runner-up honors with a weekend day total of 163 and consistent week rounds. Rounding up the top three was Simon Domencic of Lebanon, PA with a weekend totals of 167 strokes for third place honors.
Ernie Els 11-13
Pak Hin Sze of Hong Kong was able to seal his victory with a final round of 72 and a week total of 143 strokes. Sze made 4 birdies the last day to win by a ten-shot margin over his closest competitor. Cole Shingleton of Wincherster, VA shot a total of 153 shots and claimed solo runner-up honors. Rounding up our top-three was Jackson Armbuster of Simpsonville, SC with a total of 168 strokes and claimed solo third-place honors.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Mariel Isabella Tee of the Philippines claimed first place honors after shooting a last round 69 to win by a margin of 9 strokes over her closest competitor. Tee shot a total of 145 strokes for the weekend to win. Nancy Zheng of Chino Hills, CA shot a total of 154 strokes to claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top three was Nicole Chan of Kent, CT with a total of 155 shots to claim solo third-place honors.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Ellison Lundquist of Furlong, PA shot a weekend total of 149 shots and a final round of 72 to claim victory. Lundquist was able to win by a significant margin over her closest competitor. Following her was Addison Surber of Montgomery, TX with a total of 162 shots to finish with solo runner-up honors. And rounding up our top-three was Alexandra Mathis of Leesburg, VA with a week total of 174 shots and take solo third-place honors.