From Saturday July 6th through Sunday July 7th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Tennessee Summer Junior Open. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of four divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Owen Doherty of Alpharetta, GA took the first-round lead after scoring a 73 on Saturday. Doherty remained at the top of the leaderboard all weekend, with a final round of 70 and winning by a margin of 8 strokes. Trey Rouse finished in second place with rounds of 78 and 73 over the weekend for runner up honors. And rounding up our top-three were Grant Burks of Chattanooga, TN and Carson Johnson of Signal Mountain, TN with weekend totals of 154 strokes.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Ryan Porterfield of Cumming, GA was able to seal his victory with rounds of 78 and 75 over the weekend, making a birdie of the last hole to finish at a two-day total of 153 strokes. Conner Sharp of Chattanooga, TN claimed runner-up honors with a total of 155 shots and consistent weekend rounds of 77 and 78. Rounding up the top three was Happy Gilmore of Bloomfield, IN with a total of 156 strokes for the tournament.
Ernie Els 11-13
Luke Beadles of Nolensville, TN shot consistent weekend rounds to finish with a total of 165 strokes and claim victory. Beadles made a birdie on the 11th hole on Sunday to win by a margin of 11 shots. Jackson Hope of Dallas, GA was able to claim solo runner-up honors with a weekend total of 176 strokes.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Christina Surcey of Cartersville, GA claimed first-place honors with a total of 157 shots. Surcey was able to seal her victory with rounds of 78 and 79 to win by a ten-shot margin. Stephanie Xian of Signal Mountain, TN shot a total of 167 shots to claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top three was Preslee Yoder of Chattanooga, TN with a weekend total of 169 shots to claim third-place honors.