(March 17, 2014) – Elite Performance Golf Academy student Eli Newman of Leesburg, Va. won the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Northern VA Open Boys 11-14 division on March 15-16 after posting rounds of 77 and 75.
Newman, age 14, had back-to-back birdies on holes 13 and 14 in his first round at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton that allowed him to take the lead into round two. Newman played consistent on Sunday and made a total of 12 pars to seal the victory by two strokes.
The Heritage High School student has been working on his game throughout this abysmal winter at the EPGAcademy.
Mikey Brennan also from Leesburg, an 11-year-old competing against much older kids, finished 7th. Great playing from these young men. Look for more results from these two throughout the year.
Jacob Poole of Leesburg also competed in the Boys 11-14 Division with a 101-98 finish.
In the Boys 15-18 Division, Brandon Yoon of Briar Woods was runner-up with a 76-69 and Loudoun Valley’s Ian Hildebrand of Purcellville tied for 12th with a 83-74.
Also competing were Charles Musto of Sterling (79-81), Bill Freschi of Ashburn (81-80), Paul Odenwaldt of Leesburg (93-77) and Michael Turner of Potomac Falls (113-97).
On the girls side, Ashley Nguyen of South Riding shot 87-85 in the 11-14 Division.