On Saturday, June 16 – Sunday, June 17, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Pittsburgh Summer Junior Open in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament that took place at the Hannastown 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
Brice Delaney of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania captured the first-place title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division with a two-day total of 147 for a +7 finish. He made 4 birdies, and the led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (73.5), the lowest par 3 average (3.2), and the longest birdie or better streak (2). Second-place finisher, Gregor Meyer also of Pittsburgh, completed the thirty-six holes at +8 with 148 strokes. As for third-place, there was a tie between Scott Bitar and JF Aber, who both finished +12.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Aiden Spampinato of Victor, New York took home the first-place victory at +10. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (75), the lowest par 3 average (3.4) and the most birdies (6). Michael Wareham of Murrysville, Pennsylvania finished second with 152 strokes for a +12 finish. Spampinato and Wareham tied for the longest birdie or better streak (2) in their division. Third-place finisher was Scott Jordan of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania who finished +21 with 161 strokes through the thirty-six-hole course.
Ernie Els 11-13
David Fuhrer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was victorious in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division after finishing the weekend with 162 strokes for +22. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (81) and the lowest par 3 average (3.6). Second-place finisher was Kyle Kerber, also of Pittsburgh, who finished with 192 strokes through the thirty-six holes for a +52 finish. Both Fuhrer and Kerber made one birdie.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, Zo McClain of Erie, Pennsylvania, took home the title after finishing +25. She made 1 birdie and had the lowest scoring average of 82.5 in her division. Secilia Ho of Wadsworth, Ohio finished second with 170 strokes for a +30 finish. Third-place finisher was Caroline McConnell of South Fayette, Pennsylvania who shot 175 strokes on the weekend for a +35 finish. She had the lowest par 3 average in the playing field (3.7).
Justin Rose Girls U13
Lindsey Powanda of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania captured the victory in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division after shooting 152 strokes for a +8 finish. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average (76), the most birdies (6), the longest birdie or better streak (2), and the lowest par 3 average (3.3). Second-place finisher, Mya Morgan of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, shot 203 to finish the thirty-six hole tournament at +59.