On Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the St. Louis Summer Junior Open in Sunset Hills, Missouri. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament that took place on The Tapawingo Golf Club-Meramec/Woodlands consisted of players from four of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, and the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Case Englehart of Jackson was the champion in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division as he finished the two-day tournament at +3. He made 7 birdies and led the playing field with the lowest scoring average (73.5) and the lowest Par 3 average (2.8). St. Louis native, Ray Winter, placed second after shooting 151 strokes for a +7 finish. As for third-place, there was a two-way tie between Thomas Bell (St. Charles) and Cole Elling (Kansas City, MO) as they both shot +11 on the weekend.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Jack Guyot of Chesterfield, Missouri, walked off the course with the first-place trophy as he finished +6. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (75) and the most birdies (7). Andy Hennen and Jon Huber, both of St. Louis, tied for second as they each shot 151 strokes through the thirty-six holes to finish at +7. Hennen had the lowest Par 3 average in the playing field at 3, while Huber made 4 birdies.
Ernie Els 11-13
Chance Rinkol of Leawood, Kansas was victorious in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division as he finished E through the thirty-six holes. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (72), the most birdies (6), and the lowest Par 3 average (3). Second-place finisher was Colby Noblitt of St. Louis who shot 156 strokes for a +12 finish on the weekend.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, it was Mary Li of Beijing who captured the victory as she finished E on the weekend. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average (72), the lowest par 3 average (3.1), the most birdies (9), and the longest birdie or better streak (3). Second-place finisher was Koranis Boonmadee of Nonthaburi, Thailand who shot 156 strokes for a +12 finish. Sarah Lawson of Shawnee, Kansas finished +29 with 173 strokes through the thirty-six holes to claim the third-place spot.