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IJGT Announces 2011-2012 All-IJGT Team
Hilton Head Island, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announced its 2011-2012 All-IJGT Team during the Awards Banquet at the 2012 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions held at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla. The top-10 players in each division in the season-long IJGT Merit Points Standings were named to the All-IJGT teams.
Boys 15-19 Division
1. Shosei Inokawa – Atamishi, Japan
4 IJGT Victories; IJGT Boys 15-19 Division Player of the Year
2. Aaron Terrazas – Mexico City, Mexico
2 IJGT Victories; 2 other Top-5 finishes
3. Mark Folkwein – New Albany, Ohio
2 IJGT Victories; 5 other Top-5 finishes; Signed with George Mason Univ.
4. Matt Cheng – Taipei, Taiwan
Champion of Hank Haney Invitational
5. Ben Dietrich – Bluffton, S.C.
Champion at Saddlebrook Resort; 5 other Top-5 finishes; Verbal to Univ. of South Carolina
6. Moe Numpituckchaikul – Bangkok, Thailand
Champion at Sanctuary GC; 6 other Top-5 finishes; Signed with King College
7. Saravit Kerdsinchai – Nonthaburi, Thailand
4 Top-5 finishes
8. Charlie Spencer-White – Bluffton, S.C.
Champion at Palmetto Hall; 4 other Top-5 finishes
9. Shota Ozaki – Tokyo, Japan
6 Top-5 finishes
10. Poom Pattaropong – Bangkok, Thailand
3 Runner-Up finishes; 3 other Top-5 finishes
Boys 14 & Under Division
1. Rij Patel – Hunt Valley, Md.
4 IJGT Victories; IJGT Boys 14 & Under Division Player of the Year
2. Daulet Tuleubayev – Almaty, Kazakhstan
3 IJGT Victories
3. Lohith Ramaraju – London, England
3 IJGT Victories; 9 other Top-5 finishes
4. Salil Ghamande – Evans, Ga.
2 IJGT Major Victories
5. Chase Roswall – Bristol, Tenn.
3 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up finishes
6. Shogo Ito – Tokyo, Japan
2 IJGT Victories; 6 other Top-5 finishes
7. Joshua Allen – Wilson, N.C.
Champion at Eagle’s Pointe; 4 other Top-5 finishes
8. Christian Thornton – Chicago, Ill.
Champion at Hilton Head National; 6 other Top-5 finishes
9. Masato Yoshitsugu – Aichi, Japan
Champion at Sanctuary GC; 10 other Top-5 finishes
10. Mikee Ordona – Upland, Calif.
2 IJGT Victories; 3 other Top-5 finishes
1. Moyu Sasaki – Tokyo, Japan
4 IJGT Victories; 6 Runner-Up Finishes; IJGT Girls Division Player of the Year
2. Ayaka Nakayama – Kanagawa, Japan
7 IJGT Victories; 5 other Top-5 finishes
3. Ana Lizeth Ruiz – Chihuahua, Mexico
Champion at TPC Sawgrass; 2 Runner-Up finishes
4. Avery French – Laguna Niguel, Calif.
4 IJGT Victories
5. Saya Aono – Yamanashi, Japan
2 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up finishes
6. Laura Restrepo – Panama City, Panama
2 IJGT Victories; 3 other Top-5 finishes; Signed with Univ. of Louisville
7. Ana Paula Valdes – Morelia, Mexico
3 Runner-Up finishes; 7 other Top-5 finishes
8. Carolin Schart – Vilshofen, Germany
Champion at Duke University; 5 other Top-5 finishes
9. Pailin Ruttanasupagid – Bangkok, Thailand
Champions at Falcon’s Fire; 3 other Top-5 finishes
10. Kim Mitchell – Woodbridge, Va.
Runner-Up at Dormie Club; 5 other Top-5 finishes
All players who were honored at the banquet have earned guaranteed entry into all future IJGT events including the 2012-2013 Major Series and 2013 Tournament of Champions.
About the IJGT
The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Golf Digest/Golf World, and Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.