On Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24, 2018 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Southeast Florida Junior Open #1 in Key Biscayne, Florida. The two-day, thirty-six-hole course that took place at the Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne consisted of players from all six of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Boys U10 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Dominic Carrera of Lighthouse Point, Florida captured the victory in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division after besting Ryan Dever of Davie, Florida in a playoff. Carrera made the most birdies, with 5 and Dever made 3. Both made 158 strokes on the weekend for a +14 finish and led their playing field with the lowest scoring average of 79. Marco Cuartas of Jupiter, Florida finished third after finishing +20.
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Alejandro Morales of Mexico was victorious after shooting 161 through the two days (+17). GT Nicklaus of Jupiter, Florida, placed second this weekend with 171 strokes for a +27 finish. Both Morales and Nicklaus made 3 birdies on the weekend and had the lowest par 3 average in their field at 3.4. Third place finisher was Dante Moser of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida who finished +27.
Rafe Cochran of Palm Beach, Florida took home the victory in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division after shooting 148 to finish the weekend at +4. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (74), the most birdies (5), the longest birdie or better streak (3), and the lowest par 3 average (3.4). Brett White of Plantation came in second with 163 strokes for a +19 finish. Hudson Hagmann of Wilton, Connecticut placed third as he finished +52.
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, Agatha Alesson of Weston, Florida took home the victory after finishing +7. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average (75.5), the most birdies (7), and the lowest par 3 average (2.8). Isabella Bailly, out of North Miami, finished second with a two-day total of +11. Third-place finisher was Kyrsten Shawah of Boca Raton, Florida who finished +14 through the thirty-six holes.
Remi Bacardi took home the first-place trophy this weekend in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division after a two-day finish of +17. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average of 80.5 and tied for the lowest Par 3 average of 3.4. Second-place finisher was Clara Laffitte Collazo of Montevideo who made 2 birdies to finish +22. Davie, Florida’s Alessandra Lorenz finished third after shooting 173 through the thirty-six holes.
Boys 10 Under
Josh Lieberman of Parkland, Florida had a successful weekend in the Boys U10 Division as he finished the two-day, thirty-six holes with a total of 167 strokes for a +23 finish. His weekend consisted of a low scoring average of 83.5, 1 birdie, and Par 3 average of 3.4. This is Josh’s second 1st place victory on the tour this year, and his third top 3 finish.