HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) conducted the IJGT Junior at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., on Dec. 21-22, 2013. This was the first tournament the IJGT has ever hosted in the state of Louisiana, and it could not have occurred at a better venue. TPC Louisiana has hosted the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic for eight years and is one of the best tests of golf the state has to offer. This week’s Photo of the Week went to Alexander Thaller of Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Thaller finished in second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a total score of 130 including a 40 in the final round which was the second best score of the day regardless of division. Conditions were very challenging and being able to bounce back like Thaller did is what all great competitors do. His final round included five pars and no scores worse than bogey in the rainy conditions. This is Thaller’s best finish in an IJGT tournament after he finished in seventh place back over Labor Day Weekend in the Lowcountry Open at Oldfield Golf Club. We look forward to seeing Thaller in more IJGT tournaments in the future.