From Saturday July 6th through Sunday July 7th,the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Pittsburgh Mid-Summer Jr. Open. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of four divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Tyler Thomas of Corning, NY took the first-round lead after scoring a 73 on Saturday. Thomas remained at the top of the leaderboard all weekend, with a final round of 70 and winning by a margin of 2 strokes. Jeffrey Mankins of Greensburg, PA finished in second place with rounds of 73 and 72over the weekend for runner up honors. And rounding up our top-three were James Fuhrer of Pittsburgh, PA and Alex Turowski of Harrison City, PA with weekend totals of 149 strokes.
Felix Fernandez of Saltsburg, PA was able to seal his victory with rounds of 76 and 74 over the weekend, making 2birdies to finish at a two-day total of 150 strokes. Miguel Fernandez of Saltsburg, PA claimed runner-up honors with a total of 164 shots and consistent weekend rounds. Rounding up the top three was Michael Ostrower of Saltsburg, PA with a total of 165 strokes for the tournament.
Nicholas Turowski of Harrison City, PA claimed first-place honors after winning the playoff against his closest competitor. Turowski made two birdies on Sunday to finish with a weekend total of 153. Following him was Daniel Shelley of Saltsburg, PA who forced a playoff the last day by shooting a closing round of 77. Rounding up our top-three was Ignacio Gilbert of Saltsburg, PA with a weekend total of 157 strokes and claimed solo third-place honors.
Lauren Barber of Jeannette, PA claimed first-place honors with a total of 165 shots. Barber was able to seal her victory with rounds of 86 and 79 to win by a two-shot margin. Adena Rugola of Uniontown, PA shot a total of 167 shots to claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top three was Sierra Richard of Beaver Falls, PA with a week total of 174 shots to claim third-place honors.