From Saturday June 15th through Sunday June 16th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Tennessee Junior Open at Champions Run. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of six divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson DeChambeau Division Boys 10 and Under, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Playing at Champions Run Golf Club, Tucker Christopher from Crossville, TN took the lead after scoring an 81 on Saturday. Christopher remained at the top of the leaderboard all weekend, finishing with a 79 and birdies on holes 2 and 4 to win by one shot. Jack Stafford of Crandall, GA finished in second place with a weekend total of 161 strokes, and 4 total birdies between both days. Rounding up our top-three was Trey Rouse of Homewood, AL who finished in third place with a weekend total of 162 shots.
Jack Leach of Jacksboro, TN claimed victory honors with a two-day total of 165 shots. Leach was able to seal his victory with rounds of 84 and 81 over the weekend, with a birdie on 16 the last day. Evan DeVine of Brownsboro, AL claimed runner-up honors with a total of 169 shots, just 4 shy of the winner for the division. Rounding up the top three were Hampton Coleman of Nashville, TN and William Cook of Nashville as well with a three-day total of 171 shots, to tie for third-place honors.
For our Ernie Els Division there was a three-way tie for first place honors. Cole Campbell of Ethridge, TN with Ethan Coffield of Hamilton, GA and Eli Brown of Murfreesboro, TN all having 155 strokes for the weekend.
Yue Xu of Green Township, NJ claimed victory honors with a 159 total for the weekend and a first-round lead of 76.Xu was able to seal her victory by a single shot over her closest competitor with an 83 on Sunday. Isabella Griggs of Nashville, TN and Karlie Campbell of Ethridge, TN had a two-way tie for runner-up honors. Both competitors finished with weekend totals of 160 shots.
Camryn Coffield of Hamilton, GA was our lone competitor for the weekend with a two-day total of 172 strokes. Coffield had a four-shot improvement the last day to claim victory honors with two total birdies for the weekend.
Boys 10 Under
Zachary Barrett of Hendersonville, TN was our lone competitor for the division. Barrett finished with a two-day total of 185 strokes. Barret had a four-stoke improvement the last day, helping with finish the weekend on a good note and claim victory honors.