From Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Richmond Junior Open at Providence Golf Club in Richmond, VA 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 Boys 10 and Under, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Taylor Hubbard of Aylett, VA certainly did not disappoint in the Tiger Woods Division, as he finished with a grand total of 139 strokes. Andrew Watson of Fredericksburg, VA earned second with 153 strokes. Rounding out the division was Zachary Loninger of Crosswicks, NJ with 159 strokes.
Competition was fierce in the Will Smith Division this weekend, as there was a two-way tie for first place. Mehrbaan Singh of Ashburn, VA and Jack Ross of Medford Lakes, NJ tied with 152 strokes. They went into a playoff afterwards, where Mehrebaan Singh ended up on top. Aiden LeBlanc of Macungie, PA rounded out the podium with 155 strokes.
Leading off the Ernie Els Division was Benjamin Baker of Broadlands, VA with 147 strokes. Minh Le of Fredrick, MD earned second with 160 strokes. Nick Joyce of Quakertown, VA earned the bronze with 162 strokes.
Lory Paradis of Blainville, Canada was the champion of the Justin Timberlake Division, as she finished out the weekend with a two-day total of 148 strokes. AnPhi Le of Fredrick, MD earned the second-place spot with 155 strokes. Rounding out the podium was Kiera Bartholomew of Westampton, NJ with 160 strokes.
Alina Ho of Great Falls, VA won first place in the Justin Rose Division with 167 strokes. Rachel Joyce of Quakertown, PA won second place with 174 strokes. Just one stroke shy of second was Makayla Grubb of Stafford, VA with 175 strokes.
Boys 10 Under
The Bryson DeChambeau Divison was no match for Vihaan Punde of Ashburn, VA, as he won the gold with 180 strokes.