On Saturday November 17 – Sunday November 18, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Saint Simons Island Junior Open in St. Simons Island, GA. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Justin Rose Division Girls U13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Felix van Kleef captured the first-place finish at the Saint Simons Island Junior Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division with a two-day total of +5. With solid play both days, van Kleef was able to hold off Nicholas Thompson who shot a two-day total of +6, only one shot behind van Kleef. Rounding out the division was James Ballato who shot a two-day total of +7 for a solo third place finish
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Beck Lewis took home first place this weekend by shooting a two-day total of +9. Solid play in the second round allowed Lewis to take victory over Hughes Threlkeld who finished second with a 2 day total of +11. Rounding out the division was Brenden Tigert who finished 1 shot behind Hughes to claim a 3rd place finish.
Ernie Els 11-13
John Brady Knight did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 Division as he shot a two-day total of +2 to win in his division over Jack Roberts who shot +9 to claim 2nd place. Behind Roberts was Grady Sanders who shot a 2-day total of +17 to take a solo 3rd place finish.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Ava Marano ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of +10. With consistent rounds, Marano was able to hold off Caroline Crumrine by 2 shots. Rounding out the division was Liza Eubanks who shot a two-day total of +13 to claim a 3rd place finish.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Ellison Lundquist ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division by carding a total of +8. With consistent rounds, Lundquist was able to hold off Mia Hammond by 1 shot. Rounding out the division was Carlee Rogers who shot a 2-day total of +37 to claim a 3rd place finish.