On Saturday November 10 – Sunday November 11, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Phoenix Junior Open in Litchfield Park, AZ. 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

Phoenix Junior Open

Ross Leveque captured the first-place finish at the Phoenix Junior Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 147 (73-74). With solid play both days, Leveque was able to hold off Jonathan Curran and Michael Ordona who finished tied in 2nd place with a two-day total of 149.

Top 3 Leaders:
Ross Leveque
Jonathan Curran
Michael Ordana

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Phoenix Junior Open

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division, Ethan Klose took home first place this weekend with a 2-day total of 148.  Solid play in the second round allowed Klose to take victory over Matthew Peesker who finished with a total score of 149. Rounding out the division is Mario Dino who finished in third place with a total of 152.

Top 3 Leaders:
Ethan Klose
Matthew Peesker
Mario Dino

Ernie Els 11-13

Phoenix Junior Open

Alec Hilgers did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 77-79 to win in his division over Dante Vitug who carded rounds of 88-80 to claim 2nd place.  Arthur Nash and Aleksander Perak shot a 2-day total of 169 to finish in a tie for 3rd place.

Top 3 Leaders:
Alec Hilgers
Dante Vitug
Arthur Nash
Aleksander Perak

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Phoenix Junior Open

Madeleine Laux ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 149 (78-71). With consistent rounds, Laux was able to hold off 2nd place finishers Vani Karimanal and Belle Balkan by 7 shots.

Top 3 Leaders:
Madeleine Laux
Vani Karimanal
Belle Balkan

Justin Rose Girls U13

Phoenix Junior Open

In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division, Hadley Ashton took home a first-place victory with a two-day total of 164. In second place was Lily Huether who finished with a two-day total of 200 (101-99).

Top 3 Leaders:
Hadley Ashton
Lily Huether

Boys 10 Under

Phoenix Junior Open

Congratulations to Kevin Dai on taking first-place in the Bryson Dechambeau division. with a two-day total of 227.

Top 3 Leaders:
Kevin Dai


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Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
Boys 14-15:
Girls 14-18:
Boys 11-13:
Girls 13U:
Boys 10U:

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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