From March 7th to March 8th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Tampa Bay Junior Open. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and Justin Rose Division Girls Under 13.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Nils Nottebohm, from Wesley Chapel, FL was the first-place finisher this weekend. Nottebohm, brought in scores of 77 and 73 for a combined total of 150 for the weekend. Hunter Stacci from Crown Point, IN was the runner up for the weekend with scores of 76 and 75 for a combined total of 151. Brayden Ingebrigtsen from The Woodlands, TX finished the top three honors with scores of 75 and 77 for a weekend total of 152.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Chenqi Wu, from Bradenton, FL was able to seal his victory by ending the weekend with scores of 73 and 72 for a combined total of 145. Riley Reese from Carmel, IN was the runner up with scores of 81 and 77 for a 158 weekend total. Ryan Chang from Lexington, MA finished the top three honors with scores of 78 and 71 for a weekend total of 159.
Ernie Els 11-13
Ronav Benak from Tampa, FL was the first-place finisher this weekend. Benak brought in scores of 75 and 76 with a combined score of 151. Connor Newbold from Wesley, Chapel was the second-place finisher with scores of 81 and 75 for a total of 153. To round out the top three was Abhay Minhas from Bumaby, Canada.. Minhas ended the weekend with scores of 82 and 78 for a totalof 160.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Jasmine Chen from Pleasanton, CA was the top finisher with impressive scores of 73 and 76 for a 149. weekend finish. Yongze Cheng, from China took home the runner up title with scores of 77 and 75 for a weekend total of 152. Yu Xia from China rounded out the top three with scores of 81 and 74 a combined total of 155.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Jiezheng Huang from Beijing, China was the top finisher for the Justin Rose division with scores of76 and 77. Her combined total for the weekend was 153 strokes. Chloe Chang from Sarasota, FL was the runner up for the weekend with scores of 77 and 79, a combined total of 156 strokes. Sophia Dyer from Saint Petersburg, FL took third place with scores of 79 and 81. Giving her a total weeknd score of 160.