Port Royal Golf Club to Host IJGT Family Weekend

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — On March 2-3 the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will return to the beautiful Barony Golf Course at Port Royal Golf Club  to host the IJGT Family Weekend Tournament . The fun filled weekend starts on Friday with a shotgun-start scramble-format practice round for players and family members. Friday night ends in memorable fashion with a cook-out for all participants.

Port Royal Golf ClubThe Barony Course at Port Royal was designed by George W. Cobb in the early 1960’s and was one of the first courses on Hilton Head Island. From the tee box, many of the holes appear to be relatively open, but upon approaching the newly resurfaced bermuda greens, the real challenge becomes clear. The greens are generous and protected by thick rough and unforgiving bunkers. Golfers will need to put a premium on ball-striking this week, as accuracy is paramount.

All junior golfers competing this weekend will compete for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points. All three divisions will feature elite junior golfers ages 10-19 from around the world which should provide heightened competition and an entertaining weekend of junior golf.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, keep an eye out for title favorite Aaron Terrazas  of Veracruz, Mexico.Terrazas will looking for his fifth division title of the season, and with seven consecutive top 10 finishes, he will be a player to watch all weekend long.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Taisuke Ono  of Tokyo, Japan will be looking to get his first IJGT Event victory. Ono has multiple top three finishes under his belt already, but is continuing to strive towards his first outright victory of the season.

Spectators should watch out for Bria’ Sanders  of Cordova, Tenn. in the Girls Division. Returning to Port Royal for the first time since her top 10 finish last October, Sanders is sure to be the player to watch.

To sign up for this event or to receive more information, please call (843) 785-2444.

 

 

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, Sundog Eyewear, morodZ, PURE Grips, Sundog eyewear and International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com  or call (843) 785-2444.

Finding Value in Junior Golf

Finding Value in Junior Golf

 

“Why should a serious junior golfer compete on a national tour such as the IJGT? What makes your tour any different than the others?”

International Junior Golf Tour Mission Statement:

Provide 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.


  All serious junior golfers can expect all of the following premium perks with an IJGT membership:

  • Industry Success and Tournament Experience: Now in its 18th season, the IJGT has conducted more than 800 National Championships
    • Tour Caliber Events – New venue each week, but same championship feel!
    • Professional Staff – Knowledgeable tournament staff traveling to each event with minimal volunteers
    • Course Marking / Competition Set up – IJGT prides itself on professionally-run tournaments and tournament staff will arrive at the venue one week before competition. During the preparation time we will set up and mark each golf course accurately by USGA standards.
    • Playing Options – All IJGT members may choose from over 160 open golf tournaments in North America during their membership, per the Canadian Junior Golf Association and IJGT member partnership. 10 events will be filled by performance based entry, the rest are open to all members.
  • Diverse Membership
    • Local, National, and Global Fields – 40 States and 41 Countries are represented on tour
    • 1,500 Members – averaging 5 tournaments per season
    • Outstanding Competition – all skill levels of junior golfers ranging between 9-19 years old
    • Tournament Series: College SeriesBridgestone SeriesMajor Championships
    • Player Service representative available 7 days a week to consult tournament schedule
  • IJGT College Placement
    • Experienced Full-time staff member dedicated to guide and answer questions about the college recruiting process
    • History of Alumni – College SigneesAmateur and Professional Success
    • Online Golf Resume – Auto updated scorecards and stats after IJGT events
    • Swing Videos – Produced and Uploaded straight to player profile
    • 1,400+ College Golf Programs receive tournament results and access all member profiles
  • Tournament Results, Scorecards, Statistics and Media Relations:
  • National Rankings and Amateur Exemptions
  • Technology and User Friendly Website external_link.png:
    • Interactive Communication – Contact us via phone, email, Live WebChat and Social Networks
    • Tournament Information – Email updates and up-to–the minute news and info
    • Blog Series:College Placement, and Player of the Week
    • Online Registration and Tournament Management
    • Live Leaderboards, Statistics, and Rankings
  • Partnerships and Resources that Benefit All IJGT Members
    • The First Tee – Exemption Program
    • IJGT Asian Circuit external_link.png –  7 tournaments in 6 different countries including South Korea, Philippines, India, Thailand, Japan and China. With over 2000 participants in the 2012 season.
    •  International Junior Golf Academy external_link.png – the only academy in the world that combines training, academics, and competition.
      • College Placement Program
      • Mental Training and Course Management
      • Fitness Training Consultation
      • Summer Camp/Special Program Discounts

Carolina Championship at Kiawah Island (Major) – Final Results

Valdes Victorious in First IJGT Major
Santibanez Wins First Title at Kiawah Island
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Bone chilling temperatures did not stop the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) from returning to Kiawah Island Golf Resort to host the first Major Championship of 2013. The Carolina Championship at Kiawah Island  took place Feb. 16-17 and featured 106 elite junior golfers ages 10-19 representing 20 states, Washington D.C., and 18 countries competing for national recognition and double IJGT Merit Points. Despite the sub-freezing temperatures and wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour, Saravit Kerdsinchai  of Nonthaburi, Thailand and Ana Paula Valdes  of Morelia, Mexico came away with victories in the Boys 15-19 and Girls Divisions, respectively. Alejandro Santibanez  of San Luis Potosi, Mexico took home his first IJGT victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division.
The first round of the Carolina Championship was held on the Turtle Point course. Cold temperatures, strong wind and light bursts of rain made the course a true challenge for all participants. The final round of this IJGT Major event was held at the toughest course in America – the home of the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship – the Ocean Course. Freezing temperatures and oceanic winds paired with a course designed by golf’s most challenging course designer, Pete Dye, made for an exciting round.
0f136501ad26a7a9ac93d72521b581daIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Kerdsinchai’s consistency was the key to his overall success. Carding 6-over-par 78 at Turtle Point put him tied for fourth heading into the final round at the Ocean Course. Kerdsinchai started the final round with a double bogey on No. 10 but followed up with three pars in a row.
“I didn’t feel like I played my best,” Kerdsinchai said of his final round. “I just tried not to make any mistakes.”
Kerdsinchai finished the final round with another 6-over-par 78 to propel him to a tournament total of 12-over-par 156.
“It feels good to win,” he said. “I feel confident and I can move forward now.”
Finishing just behind Kerdsinchai was Will Miles  of Hilton Head Island, S.C., who carded 16-over-par 160. Finishing in third place was Patrick Albanesi  of Avon, Conn., with 17-over-par 161, and tied for fourth wereColeman Self  of Greenwood, S.C., and Bryson Nimmer  of Bluffton, S.C., carding 18-over-par 162.
The KENTWOOL  Lo-Pro Award was given to Nicholas Rodriguez  of East Northport, N.Y., Albanesi, andWilliam Sheedy  of Washington, D.C., who carded the low first-round score of 3-over-par 75. The Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award went to Kerdsinchai and Ryan McCarthy  of Rockville Center, N.Y., with 6-over-par 78.
c8f54416908cbfbf39d93139819aa4f1In the Girls Division, Valdes carded an impressive 1-over-par 73 at Turtle Point along with Phimnipha Wongwaiwate  of Chiang Mai, Thailand andAracelly Maria Jimenez Rios  of Merida, Mexico, to receive the KENTWOOL Lo-Pro Award and share the lead heading into the final round. Valdes carded pars on Nos. 1 and 2 but faulted with a double bogey on No. 3. A late-round birdie on the par-5 No. 16 after a handful of pars and a few bogeys on the back launched her to 5-over-par 77 for the round and 6-over-par 150 for the event.
“I’m actually really happy [about my round today] because the conditions were really tough,” Valdes said. “I hit the ball really well even with the strong wind.”
This is Valdes’s second win of the 2012-2013 season after her victory at the Florida Swing  at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Sept.
Finishing behind Valdes was Wongwaiwate with 11-over-par 155. In third place was Tokyo, Japan native and winner of the Clazic Belts Low Final Round, Moyu Sasaki  who carded 4-over-par 76 at the Ocean Course to finish 13-over-par 157.
08cacedfeebd15585e0c374806a27231For the Boys 14 & Under Division, Santibanez began the final round two shots behind the leader after carding a 5-over-par 77 at Turtle Point.
“I was really nervous for the first round,” Santibanez “I started hitting greens and fairways and I calmed down.”
Santibanez said that the transition from Turtle Point to the Ocean Course proved to be difficult and reflected in his score.
“I had to change my club selection,” Santibanez said, “I had to change the type of shot I hit because of the wind.”
In the second round, Santibanez carded eight pars for the round and birdies on Nos. 8 and 16. Santibanez had a tight final-round race to finish against Pittsford, N.Y., resident William Thomson , and both carded 7-over-par 79 in the final round. Ultimately, it was Santibanez’s first round that propelled him to his first IJGT victory with 12-over-par 156.
“I’m going to feel really confident [heading into future events], now that I have won,” he said.
Thomson finished second place for the event carding 13-over-par 157. Sheedy finished in third place for the Boys 14 & Under Division with 18-over-par 162.
The IJGT will host two events Feb. 23-24 – the Golden Gate Junior at Presidio Golf Course  in San Francisco and the Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor  in Savannah, Ga.
To sign up for this event, or other, or for more information on the IJGT, call (843) 785-2444 or visit www.IJGT.com.
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, Sundog Eyewear, morodZ, PURE Grips, Sundog eyewear and International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com  or call (800) 792-9143.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Carolina Championship at Kiawah Island (Major) conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed January 17, 2013. Round 1 Turtle Point: Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6708 yards, Par 72 (72.7/136).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Silver Tees – 6148 yards, Par 72 (68.9/122)   Girls Division: Blue Tees – 5808 yards, Par 72 (73.7/133). Round 2 Ocean Course: Boys 15-19 Division: Silver Tees – 6543 yards, Par 72 (72.4/135). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5845 yards, Par 72 (68.9/128). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5615 yards, Par 72 (72.4/130)
Weather:        Rain with temperatures in the High 40s, winds 10-15 mph
                       Sunny with temperatures in the High 30s, winds 15-20 mph
International Junior Golf Tour
Carolina Championship at Kiawah Island (Major)
Kiawah Island, S.C.
February 16-17, 2013
Round 1: Turtle Point
Round 2: Ocean Course
Boys 15-19 Division
(Gold Tees) Turtle Point: 6,708 yards, Par 72
(Silver Tees) Ocean Course: 6,543 yards, Par 72
1. Saravit Kerdsinchai, Nonthaburi, Thailand *78-78–156
2. Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-81–160
3. Patrick Albanesi, Avon, CT *75-86–161
4. Coleman Self, Greenwood, SC *81-81–162
4. Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, SC *77-85–162
6. James Cresswell, Orwigsburg, PA *78-85–163
7. Aaron Terrazas, Veracruz, Mexico *83-81–164
7. Alan Cooke, Vienna, WV *79-85–164
9. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico *80-85–165
10. Nick Schley, Brunswick, OH *78-88–166
11. Dan Eidman, Englewood, NJ *85-82–167
11. Nicco Gentile, Rosemere, Canada *80-87–167
11. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *81-86–167
14. Aaron Liebenthal, Sylvania, OH *85-84–169
15. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan *81-89–170
15. Nicholas Rodriguez, East Northport, NY *75-95–170
17. Aj Correia, Bedford, NH *82-89–171
17. C.J. Zachary, Hummelstown, PA *81-90–171
17. Josh Rinehart, York, PA *80-91–171
20. Jack Gianniny, Rochester, NY *85-87–172
21. Ian Hardesty, Chardon, OH *85-88–173
21. Kevin Borowicz, Grand Island, NY *84-89–173
21. Joe Markmann, Doylestown, PA *81-92–173
24. Nico Gagliardi, Titusville, FL *85-89–174
25. Garrett Johnson, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-92–175
25. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY *80-95–175
27. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada *87-89–176
27. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *85-91–176
29. Nicolas Paxson, Cincinnati, OH *85-92–177
30. John Karcher, Novi, MI *89-89–178
30. Kyle Finnican, New Canaan, CT *90-88–178
30. Giovanni Trione, Rome, Italy *93-85–178
30. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi , Japan *88-90–178
30. Travis Broome, Virginia Beach, VA *85-93–178
35. Keanu Hasmana, Jakarta, Indonesia *91-88–179
35. Gus Uriostegui, Leon, Mexico *89-90–179
35. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama *86-93–179
38. Matthew Moore, Pittsburgh, PA *88-93–181
38. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA *87-94–181
38. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *81-100–181
41. Scott Solomon, Scarsdale, NY *89-93–182
41. Alex Bollington, Madison, NJ *92-90–182
41. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *83-99–182
44. Chris Williard, Blacklick, OH *93-90–183
44. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *87-96–183
46. Mason Kincaid, Essex, England *91-93–184
46. Charles Kalvaria, New York, NY *90-94–184
48. Andrew Boyer, Bracebridge, ON *92-95–187
48. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *87-100–187
50. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *94-94–188
51. Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, CA *91-98–189
52. JT Twomey, Newtown, PA *88-102–190
53. Joshua Greenly, Ontario, NY *107-88–195
53. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *87-108–195
55. Erik Tiitus, Tallinn, Estonia *101-102–203
56. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia *104-100–204
57. Forrest Narwold, Wilmington, DE *107-98–205
58. Henry Morgan, Mount Pleasant, SC *93-114–207
DID NOT FINISH
Salil Ghamande, Evans, GA *78-DQ (Rule 6-6d)
David Rice, Pittsburgh, PA *94-DQ (Rule 20-7c)
Lohith Ramaraju, London, England *79-JWD
Rafael Miranda, Guayaquil, Ecuador *85-JWD
John Conley, Leesburg, VA *94-JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division
(Silver Tees) Turtle Point: 6,148 yards, Par 72
(Blue Tees) Ocean Course: 5,845 yards, Par 72
1. Alejandro Santibanez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico *77-79–156
2. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY *78-79–157
3. William Sheedy, Washington, DC *75-87–162
4. Ryan McCarthy, Rockville Centre, NY *86-78–164
5. Christopher Saad, Lexington, KY *79-87–166
6. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *80-88–168
7. Michael Sanders, Davidson, NC *85-85–170
8. John Felitto, Mountainside, NJ *85-86–171
9. Will Rand, Irvington, NY *91-81–172
9. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *81-91–172
11. Jay Newman, North Augusta, SC *90-84–174
12. Andrew Spiegler, Abingdon, VA *90-87–177
12. Alex Goebel, Hilton Head Island, SC *85-92–177
14. Tim Morton, Florence, AL *91-87–178
14. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-95–178
16. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *91-90–181
17. Danny Gianniny, Rochester, NY *95-98–193
18. Connor Creasy, Abingdon, VA *91-104–195
19. Alexandr Kuzmin, Almaty, Kazakhstan *93-114–207
DID NOT FINISH
Andre Becerra, Zapopan, Mexico *82-JWD
Girls Division
(Blue Tees) Turtle Point: 5,808 yards, Par 72 
(Red Tees) Ocean Course: 5,615 yards, Par 72
1. Ana Paula Valdes, Morelia, Mexico *73-77–150
2. Phimnipha Wongwaiwate, Chiang Mai, Thailand *73-82–155
3. Moyu Sasaki, Tokyo, Japan *81-76–157
4. Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *77-85–162
5. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *78-85–163
 6. Ayaka Nakayama, Kanagawa, Japan *81-83–164
7. Aracelly Maria Jimenez Rios, Meiida, Mexico *73-92–165
8. Ashley Yarbrough, Akron, OH *77-90–167
9. Mia Baringer, East Greenville, PA *85-83–168
10. Olivia Landino, Hermitage, PA *83-88–171
11. Soo Jin Lim, Seoul, South Korea *85-87–172
12. Chelsea Dantonio, Lancaster, NY *88-87–175
13. Paige Cappelli, Blue Bell, PA *89-87–176
14. Francesca Martelli, Milan, Italy *81-96–177
14. Laura Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia *84-93–177
16. Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia *86-92–178
17. Kathryn Crouch, Harker Heights, TX *90-97–187
18. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *92-99–191
19. Kels Haun, Dandridge, TN *99-97–196
19. Kali Boyer, New Ringgold, PA *88-108–196
21. Alana Brand, Pennyan, NY *103-125–228
DID NOT FINISH
 Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand *86-JWD
 Margine Arguello, Panama City, Panama *87-JWD

IJGT Mental Training Announces Spring Schedule

IJGT Mental Training Series

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is proud to announce the 2013 Spring Events schedule for the IJGT Mental Training program.

e7a3ab633e201354f6ebb8a656331e9fIJGT Mental Training assists members, regardless of their current ability or skill level, to improve themselves on and off the golf course by working on the mental aspect of competitive golf. Mental Training assists athletes in developing a mindset of continuous improvement that will allow participants to maximize their athletic potential by increasing their effort and energy in training and competition.

Our Assistant Director of Mental Training, Scott Swainston, will be on-site at three IJGT Events during the Spring season. At each of the Events, he will be available for Personalized Mental Training Packages. These packages include a practice round session to prepare for the weekend, tournament observation session (including 30 minute post round session), and end with a post event session on Sunday.  In each of these sessions Swainston will work with athletes on four key themes of improvement: developing true confidence, controlling attention, understanding and effectively managing emotions, and maintaining motivation throughout the development process.

IJGT Mental Training Series Events

For more information and to schedule your Mental Training session at any of these three events please emailScott.Swainston@juniorsports.com or call (843) 422-2012.

Limited sessions are available for each event and are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

 


b37e3364b79ef5e8b8f1d95759f790b2Scott Swainston is in his third year at Junior Sports Corporation as the Assistant Director of Mental Training. His experience started at Georgia Southern University where he received his Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology.While at Southern he worked with collegiate student-athletes on the mental aspect of high performance in a variety of sports. His experience has continued since joining JSC, working with athletes who compete at the junior, amateur, and professional level. In addition to his responsibilities at JSC, Scott works closely with the International Junior Golf Tour; traveling to tournaments to work with players from all over the world on their mental approach to the game. Scott continues to be an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Final Results from the IJGT Shootout at Colleton River

Spencer-White Defends Home Turf at Colleton River

Sasaki Completes Comeback to Win Girls Division

 

BLUFFTON, S.C.– The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted an exciting fourth event of the Spring 2013 season Feb. 9-10 at the beautiful Colleton River Plantation . The IJGT Shootout at Colleton River  featured 89 elite junior golfers ages 10-19 representing 18 states and 18 countries. True to the ‘Shootout’ title, the IJGT Shootout at Colleton River came down to the wire. Charlie Spencer-White  of Bluffton, S.C., and Moyu Sasaki  of Tokyo, Japan prevailed in the Boys 15-19 and Girls Divisions respectively. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Tennoshin Ogawa  of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan took home his fifth title of the 2012-2013 season after winning a playoff by default against Ben Reichert  of East Amherst, N.Y.

660570aa1f84be160b1e6a67eb7b0b42In the Boys 15-19 Division, Spencer-White was able to capture victory on his home turf. As a member of Colleton River since the age of nine, 16-year-old Spencer-White was no stranger to the fast greens and tight fairways. In the first round he carded a 2-over-par 74 to put him one stroke behind the pack of four players tied for first.

“My drives were really good off the tee,” Spencer-White said, “I hit almost all of the fairways.”

In the final round Spencer-White started off with a bogey on No. 1, but rebounded with birdies on Nos. 4 and 6 to card 1-under-par 35 on the front. Spencer-White started the back nine with a promising birdie on No. 10 but bogeyed the difficult par-5 11th. He finished the round even-par to bring his tournament total to 2-over-par 146.

“It felt great [to win]. I am really happy that I played well at my home course,” he said. “This is a great way to start the season and I hope to keep improving and keep getting better.”

Finishing just behind Spencer-White, in a tie for second, was Will Miles  of Hilton Head Island, S.C., andSense Chaowalit  of Bangkok, Thailand with 3-over-par 147. Mitchell Campbell of Paget, Bermuda andChris Magi  of Montreal, Canada tied for fourth to round out the top-5 with 4-over-par 148.

The KENTWOOL  Lo-Pro Award, which is given to players who card the lowest first round score, was given to  Shosei Inokawa  of Atamishi, Japan, Magi, Ogawa, Miles and Chaowalit for the Boys Division after carding 1-over-par 73 in the first round.

The Clazic Belts  Low Final Round Award was given to Mickey Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., who carded 1-under-par 71 in the final round.

d736f9da114d419ab99e9fe9511c63c9In the Girls Division, Sasaki took the field by surprise rebounding from her first-round 5-over-par 77. Sasaki began the final round tied for sixth, but ended the tournament receiving the Clazic Belt Low Final Round Award after carding a 1-under-par 71 to win the Girls Division.

Sasaki began the final round with a bogey on No. 10 but carded back-to-back birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 to propel her to 1-under-par 35. She continued her success onto her back-nine with a birdies on Nos. 1 and 7, but fell short on the difficult par-4 No. 5 with a bogey. Sasaki ended her round with a bogey on No. 9 to bring her tournament total to 4-over-par 148. This was Sasaki’s first IJGT win of the 2012-2013 season after winning IJGT Player of the Year honors in 2011-2012.

Finishing just behind Sasaki was Cake Phuchanbanchob  of Chiang Mai, Thailand who received the KENTWOOL Lo-Pro Award for the Girls Division after firing a 2-under-par 70 in the first round. Phuchanbanchob finished 7-over-par 151 for the tournament after a 9-over-par 81 in the final round. Tied for third carding 9-over-par 153 were natives of Tokyo, Japan, Ayaka Nakayama  and Rei Nakatani .

4b67e0cc5be6a19ffada9ac4bafd28ecIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Ogawa took an early lead after carding a 1-over-par 73 during the first round. Ogawa is no stranger to the leader group. In the last eight IJGT tournaments he has participated in, Ogawa has never finished outside the top-5.

Reichert rebounded from a first-round 8-over-par 80 with a 2-over-par 74 but was unable to compete in the playoff for the title landing him a second place finish. Paul Schumacher  of Canton, Ohio and Kevin Ying  of Shanghai, China both carded 17-over-par 161 to tie for third place in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

The next IJGT event will be the Carolina Major Championship  atKiawah Island Resort  Feb. 16-17. The tournament will be held at the Turtle Point and Ocean courses. The famed Ocean Course hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012 PGA Championship.

To sign up for this event, or other, or for more information on the IJGT, call (843) 785-2444 or visitwww.IJGT.com.

 

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, Sundog Eyewear, morodZ, PURE Grips, Sundog eyewear and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com  or call (800) 792-9143.

 

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Shootout at Colleton River conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed January 10, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6897 yards, par 72 (74.6/141).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6183 (71.0/133)   Girls Division: Red Tees – 5900 yards, par 72 (74.7/134).
Weather:          Sunny with temperatures in the Low 60s, winds 5-10
                        Sunny with temperatures in the Low 60s, winds 15-20
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Shootout at Colleton River
Bluffton, S.C.
February 9-10, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division- (Black Tees) 6897 Yards, Par 72
1. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC *74-72–146
2. Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, SC *73-74–147
2. Sense Chaowalit, Bangkok, Thailand *73-74–147
4. Mitchell Campbell, Paget, Bermuda *76-72–148
4. Chris Magi, Montreal, Canada *73-75–148
6. Mickey Werenski, South Hadley, MA *78-71–149
6. Wesley Long, Bluffton, SC *76-73–149
8. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada *78-72–150
8. Shosei Inokawa, Atamishi, Japan *73-77–150
10. Coleman Self, Greenwood, SC *77-78–155
11. Nix Duncan, Augusta, GA *79-77–156
11. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY  *78-78–156
13. Alan Cooke, Vienna, WV *74-83–157
14. Patrick Kim, Pleasanton, CA *80-78–158
14. Seung Jae Hong, Cupertino, CA *78-80–158
14. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama *76-82–158
17. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *80-79–159
17. Patrick Albanesi, Avon, CT *79-80–159
19. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *81-79–160
19. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *79-81–160
19. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *79-81–160
22. Nicco Gentile, Rosemere, Canada *82-79–161
22. Nicholas Rodriguez, East Northport, NY *81-80–161
22. Rafael Miranda, Guayaquil, Ecuador *78-83–161
25. Spencer Woolfolk, Hinsdale, IL *82-80–162
26. Peter Kelesis, Las Vegas, NV *86-77–163
26. Harrison Brown, Roswell, GA *84-79–163
26. Andrew Boyer, Bracebridge, ON *84-79–163
26. Lohith Ramaraju, London, England *81-82–163
26. Chang Ju Lee, Seoul, South Korea *80-83–163
26. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA *77-86–163
32. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan *84-80–164
32. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico *79-85–164
34. Charles MacCallum, Melbourne, Australia *84-82–166
34. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-83–166
34. Nico Gagliardi, Titusville, FL *78-88–166
37. James Cresswell, Orwigsburg, PA *89-78–167
37. Aaron Liebenthal, Sylvania, OH *82-85–167
39. Jonathon Simons, Breaux Bridge, LA *88-80–168
39. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi, Japan *84-84–168
41. Garrett Johnson, Hilton Head Island, SC *91-78–169
42. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *82-88–170
43. Connor Hogan, Monroeville, AL *88-83–171
43. John Conley, Leesburg, VA *81-90–171
45. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan *86-87–173
45. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia *84-89–173
47. William Dunn III, Lancaster, PA *94-80–174
47. Czech Chalermchaiwat, Bangkok, Thailand *86-88–174
47. Justin Harris, Trenton, SC *75-99–174
50. Keanu Hasmana, Jakarta, Indonesia *90-86–176
50. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *90-86–176
52. Marshall Clemens, Weston, MA *87-90–177
52. Dacotah Palcit, Windsor, Canada *87-90–177
52. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *87-90–177
55. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *93-91–184
56. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *96-91–187
57. Henry Morgan, Mount Pleasant, SC *90-98–188
58. Jerry Sung, Newport Beach, CA *116-130–246
DID NOT FINISH
Keith Techasith, Bangkok, Thailand *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Shota Ozaki, Tokyo, Japan *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Kyle Vincze, North Reading, MA *JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division – (Blue Tees) 6183 Yards, Par 72
1. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *73-81–154
2. Ben Reichert, East Amherst, NY *80-74–154
3. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *76-85–161
3. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *76-85–161
5. Evan White, Greenville, SC *81-82–163
5. Walker Campbell, Paget, Bermuda *81-82–163
7. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany *76-88–164
8. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-86–169
9. Marc Holzhauer, Clarence Center, NY *85-85–170
10. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *96-93–189
DID NOT FINISH
Christian Clemence Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *DQ (Rule 33-7)
Tyson – Skylar Morrisseau, Couchiching First Nation, Canada *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA * 78-JWD
Girls Division – (Red Tees) 5900 Yards, Par 72
1. Moyu Sasaki, Tokyo, Japan, *77-71-148
2. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *70-81–151
3. Ayaka Nakayama, Kanagawa, Japan *76-77–153
3. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *76-77–153
5. Stephanie Liu, Hardeeville, SC *77-77–154
5. Ana Paula Valdes, Morelia, Mexico *76-78–154
7. Clementina Rodriguez, Caracas, Venezuela *74-82–156
8. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *77-82–159
9. Bria` Sanders, Cordova, TN *87-80–167
10. Kathryn Crouch, Harker Heights, TX *90-86–176
10. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *91-85–176
12. Kayla Kozak, North Myrtle Beach, SC *87-91–178
13. Emma Parson, Bluffton, SC *87-95–182
14. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *85-99–184
DID NOT FINISH
Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia, *JWD

 

IJGT Announces Partnership with Sundog Eyewear

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announces a partnership with Sundog Eyewear  – an industry leader in Mela-Lens technology and golf eyewear – has been named the Official Eyewear for the 2013 IJGT Tour.

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Owned and operated by Junior Sports Corporation on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the IJGT hosts two- and three-day events throughout the U.S. and is the only junior golf tour with tournaments every weekend during the September-to-May school year. Sundog Eyewear Mela-Lens sunglasses, including models from the Paula Creamer Collection, will be awarded to the champions in every division in all 60 IJGT tournaments in 2013.

f5a8ffed43e81057c96662d585d3c12bMela-Lensoffers golfers superior vision protection to help improve performance. “Mela” is an abbreviation for Melanin, a naturally produced pigment that acts as a sunscreen protecting the eyes and skin from dangerous UV and “blue” light. Exclusive to Sundog Eyewear, Mela-Lensutilizes synthetic melanin to filter blue light and block ultra-violet light for the ultimate in protection and performance. The benefits are enhanced definition, superior glare reduction, maximum visual clarity, and soothing visual comfort.

“The IJGT is delighted to partner with Sundog Eyewear,” said Peter Orrell, President and CEO, Junior Sports Corporation. “It is a great privilege to be able to work with such an established organization. This partnership will allow our players the advantage of receiving top of the line performance eyewear and further prosper as a competitive golfer.”

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With more than 30 years of industry experience, Sundog Eyewear is a world leader in sport sunglasses with an ongoing commitment to Genuine PerformanceSundog Eyewear, available in thousands of fine golf shops and retailers worldwide is proud to be the Official Eyewear of the International Junior Golf Tour and the American Junior Golf Association. For more information on Mela-Lens technology and the entire Sundog Eyewear Collection visit www.sundogeyewear.com .

 

About Junior Sports Corporation:

Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, JSC owns and operates:

International Junior Golf Academy (www.IJGA.com ) is the world’s only academy to combine training, competition and academics for serious junior golfers.  Director of Instruction  – coach to winners of every major championship on the PGA Tour – and his elite staff train junior golfers from more than 27 countries across five continents.

The International Junior Golf Tour (www.IJGT.com) hosts 60 tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year.

Established in May 2011, the Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy (www.LendlTennis.com ) produces the finest tennis training and competition for junior students to ultimately reach the college or professional ranks. Ivan Lendl, former World No. 1 player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, serves as Director of Instruction and is dedicated to the development of each junior tennis player.

Heritage Academy (www.HeritageHHI.com ) provides progressive, diverse academic instruction for students from grades five to 12 who pursue extra-curricular passions, such as golf at IJGA and tennis at Ivan Lendl IJTA.

For more information about the International Junior Golf Tour visit: www.IJGT.com or call 1.800.792.9143.

IJGT announces 2013 Spring Discovery Tour Events

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.– The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) and Junior Sports Corporation  are pleased to announce the return of the Discovery Tour with the 2013 spring schedule. Following a successful inaugural season, the IJGT looks forward to continuing the fun this spring with events sprinkled throughout South Carolina and in the Northeast region.

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The spring Discovery Tour season  will begin on Hilton Head Island, S.C., at Dolphin Head Golf Club , Jan. 26, and will make its last stop before the summer season at Oyster Reef Golf Club , April 13. A total of five Discovery Tour stops have been scheduled for the spring, with a possibility of additional events to be announced as the season progresses.

Membership for the Discovery Tour will be set at $25 – a $50 value that includes a bag tag, golf balls, a profile on the IJGT website and more. Members will be eligible to participate in each of the Spring 2013 events with nine-hole event fees priced between $35-40 each.

e8d9a9ef8d1047e4df535fee4cd6fe0aIf you are looking to engage your younger children in competitive golf, the Discovery Tour is a great option for you. Not only do the juniors have the opportunity to play at some of the top golf venues available to our older IJGT members, they also have the chance to learn and practice the Rules of Golf, meet junior golfers from around the country and compete in a fun, fair and engaging event.

0d5e7c611c8d55b7cb40218908947c4dFor more information on the Discovery Tour, membership, event format, rules and policies, please visitwww.ijgt.com/discoverytour.