Why Play?

The International Junior Golf Tour hosts 60 tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year.  Each IJGT Event features some of the best junior golf talent in the world.  Don’t play inferior tours – rest assured that your game will be noticed when you play the IJGT.

Venues

The International Junior Golf Tour hosts Events at Golf’s most premier courses.  Harbour Town, TPC Sawgrass, Kiawah Island, TPC Scottsdale, Hershey Country Club, to  name a few, are only a few of the courses IJGT plays.

Testimonials

This is what our members have to say about the IJGT Experience:

 

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“The IJGT is a wonderful tour that has given me the experience to compete at a high level. The IJGT has also given me my first experience of match play at the North America Cup, which helped me learn the match play format.”

May 6, 2016

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“The IJGT has helped me to experience golf in different parts of the country and to push my game to get better with every round. The IJGT staff is outstanding and does everything possible to make your junior tournament experience the best. I want to thank the IJGT for helping me to take my game to the next level where I will play collegiate golf at the University of Hawaii.”

May 6, 2016

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“Hands down, the IJGT is the best junior golf tour, especially in the Northeast. The staff is super friendly, the tournaments professionally run, and the courses are spectacular! Thanks for being the “playground” to help me develop my competitive game for the past 5 years! I am looking forward to competing on the IJGT for the next few years against the best junior golfers from around the world.”

May 6, 2016

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“The IJGT has helped me to improve my golf game through top-notch competition. Over the years, I have made life-long relationships with friends I have made through competition. The IJGT has helped me position myself on the national scene and prepared myself for the best opportunities to receive a college golf scholarship.”

May 6, 2016

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“The IJGT has certainly been a building block and foundation for my junior golf career. It has helped me build character as an individual throughout the many years of participation. The level of competition has also helped me to take my game to the next level. The entire IJGT staff has been a huge benefit to me and because of them I gained a lot of confidence to continue to participate in many other junior golf events. I will always be thankful for the direction that the IJGT has guided me!”

May 6, 2016

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“The IJGT tournament courses are first-class and many are ones that have hosted PGA Tour events. Playing the IJGT has prepared me for competing at the next level. The strength of the fields promotes a great learning environment and lets you know how your game stacks up against the rest. The tournament awards are always something to strive for, whether it is IJGT merit points, AJGA exemptions, or other amateur tournament invitations.”

May 6, 2016

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“Playing on the IJGT has been a great experience for me. The staff is always very helpful and courteous. Competing in IJGT events allowed me to make many new friends. I am impressed on how well the tournaments are organized.”

May 6, 2016

NEW EVENT: ArrowCreek Country Club to host Reno Junior

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is pleased to announce the addition of a west coast Event to the 2013 spring schedule. The Reno Junior at ArrowCreek Country Club  will take place May 4-5, in Reno, Nev., on the ArrowCreek Country Club  — Legends Course .

7efe73500ea3610b34700fc47b63278cKnown as “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno, Nev., sits in a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Located just east of the scenic mountainous and forest regions, ArrowCreek Country Club features immaculate greens and fairways that lie amidst desert landscape. The course features magnificent panoramic mountain and city views forming a stunning backdrop anywhere on the course.

The Legends Course is an Arnold Palmer design that features strategically placed bunkers, a difficult double dog leg par-5, as well as picturesque views of the city. The Legends Course will challenge accuracy off the tee as well as touch around the greens.

The Reno Junior at ArrowCreek will feature elite junior golfers from around the world competing in a two-day, 36-hole, stroke-play Event for national recognition and admittance into the IJGT Bridgestone Tournament of Champions.

This event will fill up quickly. Sign up today to reserve your spot.

Click here to register for the Reno Junior at ArrowCreek Country Club. 

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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, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golf Digest/Golf World and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

IJGT Bridgestone Series at Westfields Golf Club – Final Results

Edelblut Victorious Again in Virginia
Rickert Captures Title in Playoff
CLIFTON, Va. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) started the northeast swing at the beautiful Westfields Golf Club  in Clifton, Va. This two-day, 36-hole tournament was the first event in the highly competitive Bridgestone Series. The bone-chilling weather in the final round made this weekend a challenge for the 60 talented junior golfers.
29454c6215fb4f7d4cf20445b34eb418The Boys 14 & Under Division had an exciting finish with 36 holes not being enough to crown a champion. Gavin Rickert  of Ijamsville, Md., and Evan Katz  of Washington D.C., both finished with tournament totals of 159, however they got there in two completely different ways. Rickert put together two solid rounds making 17 pars and two birdies on the weekend. Rickert took a two-stroke lead going into Sunday’s final round, but that quickly disappeared as Katz caught fire on Sunday after a disappointing first round. Katz made five birdies en route to his 3-under-par 68 and played his last 12 holes 4-under par.
The playoff was a short one due to clutch play from Rickert. On the first playoff hole, Rickert drained a 15 foot putt for par after a spectacular shot from the woods, which won him the IJGT title.
“I had a risky shot or a safe shot [from the woods]. I took the safe shot and sank my long putt, which was good enough for the win,” Rickert said.
5d5f0b892330e13cab575a32a7a7b061Luke Schaap rounded out the top 3 in the Boys 14 & Under Division shooting a 161. Evan Katz earned theClazic Belts Low Final Round Award honors after shooting his impressive 3-under-par 68 in the second round.
In the Boys 15-19 Division Nathan Tenpas  of Chevy Chase, Md., played a spectacular second round to bring home the title. Tenpas, who was four strokes behind first-round leader and KENTWOOL Socks  Lo-Pro Award winner Sam Jung of Chantilly, Va., carded a 2-over-par 73 in the final round to complete the comeback victory. His round got off to a shaky start, but after a double bogey on No. 8, Tenpas played flawless golf down the stretch playing his last 10 holes in 2-under par. This was Tenpas’s first IJGT victory.
“I just had to stay positive [going into the second round]. I was only four strokes behind so I just had to play a solid round,” Tenpas said.
Finishing in second place was 13-year-old Jung who shot a 151 over the weekend. Owen Miller  of Burgettstown, Pa., finished in third place with a total score of 157.
0c703a7d8174ecd1dc86a43c7d67cb36The Girls Division was headlined by Katie Edelblut  of New Hope, Pa., who won her second IJGT title in Virginia making her undefeated in the state. Edelblut, who earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, shot a 6-over-par 77 which separated her from the competition. Her round started off very well as she played her first six holes in 1-under par. Edelblut, who trailed first-round leader Elizabeth Choi  of Syosset, N.Y., made an incredible seven stroke comeback on Sunday to earn the Girls Division title.
“Being behind took a lot of pressure off of me. My putting was so much better today, and I was driving very well,” said Edelblut.
Choi’s 8-over-par 79 in the first round earned her the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award, which goes to the player who shoots the lowest score in the first round of every IJGT tournament. She finished in second place for the event with a tournament total of 173.Sarah Kokotajlo  of Ewing, N.J., took third place in the Girls Division shooting a 175 over the weekend.
The IJGT will travel to Malvern, Pa., on March 23-24 for the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club . This Event will feature top players from across the northeast competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points.
To sign up for this event, or other, or for more information on the IJGT, call (843) 785-2444 or visitwww.IJGT.com.
CLIFTON, VA. – Final round results of the IJGT Bridgestone Series at Westfields conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 17, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6700 yards, Par 71 (72.2/134).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6161 yards, Par 71 (69.8/127) Girls Division: White Tees – 5838 yards, Par 71 (73.7/133).
Weather:        Saturday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 50’s.
                       Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the high 30’s.
Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) 6,700 Yards, Par 71
1. Nathan Tenpas, Chevy Chase, MD *77-73–150
2. Sam Jung, Chantilly, VA *73-78–151
3. Owen Miller, Burgettstown, PA *76-81–157
4. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ *76-82–158
5. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA *81-78–159
6. Bryce Johnson, Oakton, VA *83-77–160
6. Johnson Ko, Manhasset, NY *78-82–160
6. Charles Musto, Sterling, VA *76-84–160
9. Brandon Yoon, Brambleton, VA *80-81–161
9. Jack Ford, Springboro, OH *80-81–161
11. Peter Knade, Easton, MD *79-83–162
12. Yoojin Kim, Centreville, VA *78-85–163
12. Thomas La Morte, Haworth, NJ *79-84–163
14. Connor Messick, Oak Hill, VA *89-76–165
15. Brandon Berry, Great Falls, VA *85-82–167
15. Christopher Nolte, Arnold, MD *83-84–167
17. David Rabil, Fairfax Station, VA *79-89–168
18. Ian Hardesty, Chardon, OH *86-83–169
18. Stefan Cygan, Middlesex, NJ *84-85–169
20. Patrick McDonald, Herndon, VA *89-81–170
20. Trey Wren, Suffolk, VA, *82-88–170
22. Ezekiel Zhao, Annapolis, MD *90-81–171
22. Isaac Judy, Lindside, WV, *89-82–171
22. Nicholas Bruner, Virginia Beach, VA *83-88–171
22. Travis Broome, Virginia Beach, VA *78-93–171
26. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *86-86–172
26. Justin Ayanian, McLean, VA *90-82–172
26. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD *85-87–172
26. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA *90-82–172
30. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA *85-88–173
30. Andrew Britton, Waterford, PA *83-90–173
30. Paul Odenwaldt, Leesburg, VA *82-91–173
33. Demitri Keopradit, Springfield, VA *93-81–174
34. Patrick Jonnet, Pittsburgh, PA *86-89–175
35. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC *90-86–176 +34
36. Bruce Kozel, Annapolis, MD *87-91–178 +36
36. Jake Norby, Bristow, VA *85-93–178
38. Carter Lawhorn, Fairfax, VA *88-93–181
39. Adam Bacon, Fairfax Station, VA *86-99–185
39. Jack Klimek, Round Hill, VA *90-95–185
DID NOT FINISH
Justin Nguyen, Mclean, VA *93-DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Boys 14 & Under Division – (Blue Tees) 6,161 Yards, Par 71
1. x-Gavin Rickert, Ijamsville, MD *78-81–159
2. Evan Katz, Washington, DC *91-68–159
3. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *80-81–161
4. John Kalavritinos, Potomac, MD *87-84–171
4. Cole Gibson, Chevy Chase, MD *90-81–171
6. David Ross, Alexandria, VA *86-88–174
7. Jeff Samit, Bethesda, MD *91-86–177
8. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *90-93–183
9. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *93-94–187
Girls Division – (White Tees) 5,838 Yards, Par 71
1. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA *86-77–163
2. Elizabeth Choi, Syosset, NY *79-94–173
3. Sarah Kokotajlo, Ewing, NJ *89-86–175
4. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY *87-89–176
4. Alison Snakard, Collegeville, PA *81-95–176
6. Mia Baringer, East Greenville, PA *84-93–177
7. Allyson Wentworth, Stewarstville, NJ *91-96–187
8. Molly Hair, Fayetteville, NY *95-97–192
9. Dawn Turner, Ottawa, Canada *104-105–209
10. Madison Jenkins, Burke, VA *113-106–219
x-Won in a playoff

Duke University Golf Course to host College Classic

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is set to return to Durham, N.C., April 6-7, for the College Classic at Duke University . Held at the Duke University Golf Club , the IJGT College Classic will feature elite junior golfers from around the world competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit points.

58358c31df2920ae6482d05299294706The University Golf Course was first envisioned in the early 1930’s and on 120 acres of unusual elevation changes and mildly rolling terrain. A Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, the University Golf Course features meandering streams and towering pines. When the course opened to the public in 1957 it quickly was labeled as one of the top university golf facilities in the nation. The attention was great enough to attract the 1962 Men’s NCAA Golf Championship.

Duke University Golf Course went through major renovations in 1993 by Rees Jones who scrutinized every shot possibility and observed and considered every angle to insure that each nuance of the golf course would be subtle, yet perfectly placed. Duke University Golf Course will challenge even the best golfers testing their shot placement and accuracy around the green.

The College Classic at Duke University will feature strong competition in all three divisions.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Lee Detmer  of Washington, D.C., returns to the tour after his victory over the field at Hershey Links last October. Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan will look to take home his first IJGT victory of the 2012-2013 season after a second-place finish at the Major Championship at Hampton Hall .

The Boys 14 & Under Division features five 2012-2013 champions battling for the title at Duke University.Andre Becerra of Zapopan, Mexico arrives with two first-place finishes from last fall and five finishes inside the top 5 for the season.  Jan Schneider of Erlandgen, Germany also has two victories this season. Taisuke Ono  of Tokyo, Japan carries a more recent victory from IJGT Family Weekend  and a third-place finish at the Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall  into the Event. Alejandro Santibanez  of San Luis Potosi, Mexico had an impressive victory over the large field at the Carolina Championship at Kiawah Island Resort in Feb. Andrew Spiegler of Abingdon, Va., rounds out the long list of Boys 14 & Under Division champions in attendance at the College Classic at Duke. Spiegler won the Port Royal event last Oct.

In the Girls Division, Ceha Lee  of Bundang-Gu, South Korea returns after her second victory of the season at the Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hal l. Lee also took home the title at the Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor  earlier this season. Rei Nakatani  of Tokyo, Japan boasts three victories this season and will try to seal her fourth at Duke University. Erin Lo  of Mount Laurel, N.J., returns after her victory at the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club in Sept.

The College Classic at Duke University will begin with tee times starting at 8 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 on Saturday, April 6, and will conclude with an awards ceremony recognizing the top 3 players from each division with trophies and tournament gifts immediately following the final round on Sunday, April 7.

The champion of each division will receive a set of CHAMP spikes, a set of morodZ alignment rods, a head cover courtesy of AB Golf Designs and a pair of sunglasses from new tour sponsor, Sundog Eyewear. In addition, the male and female who post the lowest opening round score will receive a pair of KENTWOOL socks and the juniors carding the lowest final round score on Sunday will receive a belt and IJGT buckle from Clazic Belts.

The top 10 juniors of each division at this Event will also receive IJGT Merit Points.Qualifications for the IJGT Major Championships, season-ending Tournament of Champions and places on the United States, North America and Euro Cup Teams are based, in part, on IJGT Merit Point standings. In addition, the top 10 IJGT Merit Point winners in each division will be named to the All-IJGT Team at the end of the season.

Duke University Golf Course will be open to competitors for optional practice rounds and player registration on April 5 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Registration for this event ends April 1. Register today!

Click here to register for the College Classic at Duke University. 

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IJGT Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall – Final Results

Kim Prevails in Playoff

Lee captures second IJGT victory

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.– The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall Plantation  March 16-17. Held on the Robert Cupp Course , the IJGT Event featured elite junior golfers representing 10 states and 16 countries competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points. The competition was tough, and the Boys 15-19 Division ended in an exciting two-hole playoff.

5f57b6e01883d80c7978e97747ebaf11Warm weather welcomed participants to the first round of the IJGT Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall where GeunTae Kim  (pictured left) of SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea carded a 2-over-par 74 to take the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division. Kim had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3, as well as 8 and 9 in the first round. On the back nine he carded birdies on Nos. 11, 13 and 17 to level out some of his trouble holes.

Although he was leading the division heading into the final round, Kim was not without competition. Saravit Kerdsinchai  of Nonthaburi, Thailand finished the first round with a 3-over-par 75, one stroke back of Kim. Oliver Lehman  of Bern, Switzerland was just three strokes back of Kim with 5-over-par 77.

Luckily, weather for the final round mirrored that of the first with sunny skies, warm temperatures and only a slight increase in wind speed. Kim began the round with a bogey on No. 1 but rebounded with three straight pars before his next bogey on No. 5 to shoot 2-over-par 38 on the front.

Kerdsinchai, however, made a statement starting with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 1 and 2 to take the lead. With a bogey on No. 4 and another birdie on No. 9, Kerdsinchai took the outright lead over Kim with a 2-under-par 34 on the front nine.

Kim was not defeated.

Kerdsinchai struggled on the back nine with bogeys on four holes and a double bogey on No. 14. Meanwhile, Kim was even on the back nine through No. 13 until he doubled No. 14. With another double bogey for Kim on No. 16, no one could be sure who would come out victorious. Kim birdied Nos. 17 and 18 and Kerdsinchai also birdied No. 18 to send both players into a playoff at 6-over-par 150 for the Event.

The playoff started on the par-5 15th hole where both players got up-and-down for par. On No. 16, the champion was decided when Kerdsinchai knocked his first shot into the hazard just short of the par-3 16th green and Kim hit it within 10 feet of the hole. Kim won the playoff and the Boys 15-19 Division title at the IJGT Shamrock Shootout. This was Kim’s first IJGT win.

“I was very nervous for my playoff,” Kim said. “I was fortunate to win.”

6bbcc6630e13ba733c72535b0acc8241Finishing behind Kim and second-place finisher, Kerdsinchai, was Clazic  Belts Low Final Round Award winner, Peter Cho  of Koyang, South Korea. Cho carded a 1-over-par 73 in the final round to finish the Event at 7-over-par 151.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Tennoshin Ogawa  (pictured right) of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan took an early lead as theKENTWOOL  Lo-Pro Award Winner with a 1-over-par 73. His closest contender was Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan who carded a 6-over-par 78 in the first round.

Ogawa continued his success into the final round with a solid front-nine, 1-under-par 35. The back nine was more challenging for Ogawa who had bogeys on Nos. 10 and 14, and a double bogey on No. 13. Birdies on Nos. 11 and 17 propelled Ogawa to another 1-over-par 73, for a tournament total of 146, which won him the Event and the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This is Ogawa’s fifth victory during the 2012-2013 season.

“I played very well,” Ogawa said. “Everything felt very good and I was comfortable with my swing.”

Finishing behind Ogawa was Kevin Ying  of Shanghai, China with 18-over-par 162. Ono finished in third place with a tournament total of 165.

13f0f7dc407a329867b9ad8411f0af94 (pictured left) of Bundang-Gu, South Korea took home the title in the Girls Division after impressive rounds both days of the IJGT Shamrock Shootout. Lee led the division after winning the KENTWOOL Lo-Pro Award in the first round with a 7-over-par 79.

During the final round, Lee carded three birdies on the front nine on her way to a 2-under-par 34. She struggled on the back nine with four bogeys and three double bogeys, but luckily her front nine was strong enough to hold her lead and get her the victory with a 14-over-par 158. This is Lee’s second IJGT victory this season.

 

“I was putting really well,” Lee said. “I am looking forward to playing in the next event at Oldfield.”

Lee was awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round along with Moyu Sasaki  of Tokyo, Japan for carding 7-over-par 79.  Sasaki finished second with 15-over-par 159. Finishing in third place was Isidora Quevedo  of Santiago, Chile with 18-over-par 162.

The IJGT will make the next southeast tournament stop at Oldfield Golf Club  for the Low Country Junior , March 23-24. The Greg Norman design will test all aspects of the golf game and provide breathtaking views of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

 

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.ijgt.com or call 843-785-2444.


 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 17, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6621 yards, Par 72 (72.9/136).  Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6110 yards, Par 72 (70.5/131) Girls Division: Black Tees – 5760 yards, Par 72 (73.3/134).

 

Boys 15-19 Division – (Blue Tees): 6,621 Yards, Par 72
1. GeunTae Kim, SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea *74-76–150
2. Saravit Kerdsinchai, Nonthaburi, Thailand *75-75–150
3. Peter Cho, Koyang, South Korea *78-73–151
4. Oliver Lehman, Bern, Switzerland *77-76–153
5. Toks Pedro, Bowie, MD *82-75–157
5. Matthew Mannion, Muskoka, Canada *81-76–157
7. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *79-79–158
8. Zachary Boe, Bluffton, SC *82-80–162
8. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *80-82–162
10. Francisco Contreras, Caracas, Venezuela *84-79–163
10. JD Moore, Columbus, NJ *81-82–163
10. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY *82-81–163
10. Simon Velez, Bogota, Colombia *89-74–163
10. Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, SC *79-84–163
15. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *83-82–165
16. John McCabe, Sewickley, PA *82-84–166
17. Wesley Lieverlo, Eindhoven, Netherlands *86-81–167
18. Gbenga Toriola, Abuja, Nigeria *86-83–169
19. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *80-90–170
20. Garrett Stonehouse, Westport, CT *83-89–172
21. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *92-81–173
22. Jack Foyle, Madison, CT *89-85–174
23. Mac Cavanaugh, West Newbury, MA *89-86–175
24. Jonathan Meissner, Wilton, CT *95-81–176
25. Brian Baker, Pittsburgh, PA *85-93–178
26. Andrew Boyer, Muskoka, ON *97-88–185
27. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia *87-101–188
28. Henrique Ferreira, Hilton Head, SC *88-107–195
29. Sheock Hyun Shim, Seoul, South Korea *95-107–202
DID NOT FINISH
Ryan Wirthlin, Mequon, WI *107-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Seung Jae Hong, Cupertino, CA*91-JWD
Harrison Brown, Roswell, GA *JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division – (White Tees): 6,110 Yards, Par 72
1. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *73-73–146
2. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *85-77–162
3. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *78-87–165
4. Rio Wong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *102-98–200
5. Christopher Gaeta, Lincroft, NJ *107-103–210
DID NOT FINISH
Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *122-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Alexandr Kuzmin, Almaty, Kazakhstan *92-JWD
Girls Division – (Black Tees): 5,760 Yards, Par 72
1. Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *79-79–158
2. Moyu Sasaki, Tokyo, Japan *80-79–159
3. Isidora Quevedo, Santiago, Chile *81-81–162
4. Annie Swords, Newnan, GA *83-81–164
5. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *86-82–168
6. Milleina Ohara, Meguro-Ku, Japan *84-91–175
7. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *96-86–182
8. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *92-96–188
DID NOT FINISH
Phimnipha Wongwaiwate, Chiang Mai, Thailand *86-JWD

Golfweek Named Official Media Partner of IJGT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is pleased to announce a brand new partnership with Golfweek .Golfweek is now the Official Media Partner of the IJGT.

Through this partnership, every IJGT member will receive a one-year digital subscription of Golfweek Magazine. Additionally, all IJGT members will receive Junior Extra, Golfweek’s Junior Golf newsletter.

9c7b21205662b6a12c9ca248f4519987For more than three decades, Golfweek has been a constant, undeniable force in the world of golf. No other publication comes close to equaling Golfweek’s consistent and comprehensive coverage of the game. From breaking news to lifestyle features and across every level of competitive play, Golfweek’s unwavering dedication to all things golf transcends the norm, setting the standard by which all others are measured. It is this all-encompassing ownership of coverage that continues to make Golfweek not only the No. 1 golf weekly among serious golfers, but also the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf.

In 1999 Golfweek Magazine became a title sponsor to the nationally recognized ranking system known asGolfweek/Sagarin Performance Index  for juniors. IJGT Events that hit specific target participation are ranked by Golfweek Performance Index.

For more information regarding Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and the IJGT please click here.

Tiger-like Focus – IJGT Educational Series

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.– Last weekend Tiger Woods captured his 17th World Golf Championships (WGC) title at the Cadillac Championship  in Doral, Fla., after beginning the final round with a four-stroke lead. Woods has never lost on tour when holding at least a four-shot lead entering the final round. In total, Woods has converted 40 of 42 outright 54-hole leads into wins on the PGA TOUR and is now 8-8 converting 54-hole leads into wins at WGC events. Nothing short of impressive – but what can the average or aspiring amateur golfer learn from Woods’s success?

Any golfer, professional and junior alike, that has played in a competitive golf event has felt the pressure of the final round. Whether attempting to break 80, shatter a personal record or trying to win the event, the final round provides psychological challenges not found in any other round.

1a1f476989e50cf55fa7ab6613317d0fThoughts during the final round are absolutely related to the outcome of the tournament. The body does not move or react without thoughts. Being aware of the way thoughts, feelings and actions work together will change the outcome of a round. Director of Mental Training, Matt Cuccaro explains how self-talk (or the voice inside your head) controls attitude, emotions and, when used effectively, is a helpful tool to focus attention in competition.

When beginning the final round in the lead, it is tempting to use “Perfect” phrases during self-talk. “Perfect” phrases include things like ‘I have to’ and ‘I must.’ These phrases add stress to rounds and demand exact precision. Players like Woods have found a way to balance the natural tendency of these thoughts with “Neutral” phrases like ‘focus on the target’ and ‘one shot at a time.’

Woods is the epitome of what strong mental training can do for a competitive golfer in a final round pinch. If you need help navigating self-talk during competitive rounds, set up a consultation with Cuccaro or assistant Director of Mental Training, Scott Swainston. Swainston will be on-site at three IJGT Events during the Spring season: #RocktheSocks Open at Bulle Rock presented by KENTWOOL Socks , the Chocolate Challenge at Hershey  and the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions. 

(PHOTO CREDIT: Joe Skipper, NYTimes.com )

IJGT Announces Spring 2013 Bridgestone Tournament Series

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce the 2013 Spring Bridgestone  Tournament Series. After a successful series in 2012, the IJGT Bridgestone Tournament Series offers extra incentive to juniors who participate in specific events using a Bridgestone ball during competition. This season the tournament series is as follows:

Bridgestone Tournament Series at Westfields – March 16-17 – Clifton, Va. 

Bridgestone Tournament Series at Greate Bay – March 30-31 – Somers Point, N.J. 

Bridgestone Tournament Series at Longaberger – May 18-19 – Nashport, Ohio 

The Bridgestone Series will be open to any registered participants in the previously listed tournaments. Juniors who choose to participate will earn points for their finish in their respective divisions (Boys 15-19, Boys 14 & Under, and Girls) based on the following points scale.

1st – 110 points
2nd – 95 points
3rd – 80 points
4th – 70 points
5th – 60 points
6th – 50 points
7th – 40 points
8th – 30 points
9th – 20 points
10th – 10 points

Here is the kicker: in order to be eligible to earn points you must play a Bridgestone Golf ball. The IJGT hands out a dozen top of line Bridgestone B-330 Series golf balls to each participant at every tournament. Some prominent players on the PGA TOUR and LPGA who play Bridgestone include Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, and Paula Creamer. Starting this year, Bridgestone Golf will also give a hat to every player that chooses to participate in the challenge.

At the conclusion of these three events, the grand prize will be awarded to the overall point leader in each division. The winners will get to choose from one of the following prizes:

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12 dozen Bridgestone Golf balls of their choice
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The Bridgestone Tournament Series events will fill up quickly! Sign up today to reserve your chance to win the grand prize!

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