On Saturday December 15 – Sunday December 16, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Winter Junior Open at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, SC. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson Dechambeau Division Boys U10, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Robbie Rainey captured the first-place finish at the Winter Junior Open at the Ocean Course in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division with a two-day total of +5. With solid play both days, Rainey was able to hold off Joe O'Callaghan and Payton Ahlemeyer and Sam Barton by 7 shots.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Luke Walmet took home first-place this weekend by shooting a two-day total of +15. Solid play in the second round allowed Walmet to take victory Harry De Grood, who finished in second with a two-day total of +20. Rounding out the division was Cameron Biddle who finished at +21 to take home a solo third place finish.
Ernie Els 11-13
Jayden Carroll did not disappoint in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division as he finished at +6 to win in his division over Hugh Faulkner who placed 2nd with a total of +14. Rounding out the division was Luca Seccareccio and William Stilwell who both finished with a total of +15 .
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Abigail Schimpf ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of +8. With consistent rounds, Schimpf was able to hold off Emma Schimpf by 4 shots.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Boys 10 Under
William Sanders won first-place in the Bryson Dechambeau Boys U10 Division with a two-day total of +23. Sanders was able to take the first-place victory by defeating Dawson Szabo in a playoff. Rounding out the division in third-place was Chase Duncan and Cash Scerri where they finished with a two-day total of +31.