From Wednesday July 24th through Thursday July 25ththe Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the TPC Deere Run Summer Jr 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 Girl 13 and Under division.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Echo Wu of Surrey, CA was able to take home first place honors after a final round 74. Wu had a total of 149 strokes for the week to win by a five-shot margin over his closest competitor. Ian Roach of Hennepin, IL had a final round 76 on Thursday to finish at a total of 154 strokes and claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top-three was Leo Brunk of Newtown, PA with a total of 155 strokes to claim third-place honors.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Nick Matheney of Mount Pleasant, IA was our lone competitor for the division. With consistent rounds of 89 both days, he was able to take home the victory. Matheney was able to finish at a two-day total of 178 as well.
Ernie Els 11-13
Bubba Chapman of St. Louis, MO was able to seal his victory with a final round of 79 and a weekend total of 167 strokes. Chapman made two birdies the last day to win by a one-shot margin over his closest competitor. Ethan Blomme of Bettendorf, IA and Liam Lodding of Huntley, IL shot totals of 168 shots to claim tied runner-up honors and round up the division.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Mandi Granato of Plainfield, IL claimed first place honors after shooting a final round 79 to win by an impressive margin over her closest competitor. Granato shot a total of 159 strokes and a birdie the last day to win. London Wille of Van Meter, IA shot a total of 175 strokes to claim solo runner-up honors. And rounding up the top-three was Shae Bernhardt of Waukee, IA with a total of 196 shots to finish in third place.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Sophia Gold of Quincy, IL was our lone competitor for the division. With consistent rounds of for the week of 94 and 95, she was able to take home the victory. Gold was able to finish at a two-day total of 189 as well.