On Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the South Jersey Junior Open #1 at Blue Heron Pines GC in Egg Harbor City, NJ. 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
Michael Mitnick 2020, Linwood, NJ captured the first-place finish at the South Jersey Junior Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 155 (80-75). With solid play both days, Mitnick was able to hold off James Bradley and Lasse Lehmann by 4 shots. Both boys tied for second with a final score of 159.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Christopher Pieper of Woodbury, Ct took home first place this weekend in shooting a 2-day total of 155. Solid play in the second round allowed Pieper to take victory over Aiden LeBlanc who finished second with a 2-day total of 169.
Ernie Els 11-13
Andrew Stickel did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 87-88 to win in his division over Maximus Liu of Warren, NJ who carded rounds of 84-99 to claim 2nd place with a total score of 183.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Madie Smithco ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 157 (78-79). With consistent rounds, Smithco was able to hold off Camille O'Halloran who shot a 2-day total of 164 to claim a 2rd place finish. Taylor Oberparleiter rounded out the division with the 3rd place finish shooting a 2-day total of 166 (82-84).
Justin Rose Girls U13
Jolie Pastorick ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division by carding a total of 181 (91-90). With consistent rounds, Pastorick was able to hold off Jillian Burks of Paoli, PA by 11 shots and claiming 2nd place.