Laurel Springs School Major Championship

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce Laurel Springs School as the tournament sponsor for the Major Championship at Mission Inn. The Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn will be held on Nov. 14-15, 2015, in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

 The Laurel Springs School Major Championship will be held on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort and Club. The El Campeon course features rolling fairways. undulating greens, and elevation change of over 85 feet, with the par 5 double dog leg taking center stage. As is for all IJGT Major Championships this tournament will feature double IJGT Merit points. At the end of the 2015-2016 season the top 10 players in the IJGT Merit Standings will be named to the All-IJGT Team.

 Laurel Springs School is an accredited, private, online high school that offers a complete selection of core academic and elective courses required for graduation and admission to college. To prepare students for the rigor of college academic, Laurel Springs emphasizes critical thinking in the high school classes. Laurel Springs students have an above average national SAT score and 91 percent go on to college, helping give Laurel Springs an outstanding track record of helping students fulfill their academic and career ambitions.

 Laurel Springs School teachers and staff use knowledge about a student’s individual learning style, goals, and needs to enhance their curriculum and instruction. Students benefit from individual academic plans which surpass the typical homeschool or online options. The teachers add to the experience with Laurel Springs School as they possess exceptional credentials, subjects of expertise, and a passion for teaching. At the core, all Laurel Springs teachers embody the understanding of teaching as a collaborative process, rather than just the delivery of instruction and assessment of student work.

 The IJGT is excited to begin this partnership with the Laurel Springs School in order to aid in the education process to help junior golfers. Combined with the outstanding educational environment at Laurel Springs School, these junior golfers are given the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom, on the golf course, and continuing their golf careers in college.

DC Shootout at National Golf Club – Final Results

 Powderly fires back-to-back 74’s to earn IJGT title

Cooper claims crown in Boys 14 & Under Division

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the DC Shootout at National Golf Club. Junior golfers from the Northeast competed in the 36-hole tournament over Columbus Day Weekend for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

Liam Powderly of Cockeysville, Md., earned the victory in the Boys 15-19 Division after putting together back-to-back scores of 2-over, 74. This was Powderly’s second victory at National Golf Club, as he also won the 2014 DC Shootout at National Golf Club in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Liam Powderly won the Boys 15-19 Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

Liam Powderly won the Boys 15-19 Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

Using last year’s success as a confidence boost, Powderly was able to get off to a strong start in the windy conditions in the opening round. He carded an even-par, 36 on the opening nine and never looked back. Powderly made three birdies on the day and posted a three-stroke lead going into the final round.

Powderly knew the final round would not come easy as his fellow competitors would make a charge. Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., did just that getting to within one stroke after 11 holes. The turning point of the tournament for Powderly came on the 12th hole at National Golf Club, where he was able to make birdie after firing a great approach shot into the green. From there, Powderly played solid down the stretch to secure his second IJGT victory.

“Winning feels very good. I played very well this weekend so all the practice is paying off and it feels great,” commented Powderly.

Powderly’s final-round score of 2-over, 74 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the player who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

Baker finished the tournament in second place with a total score of 152. Thomas Lipowicz of Alexandria, Va., earned third place after carding a tournament total of 159.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Matt Cooper of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., came out victorious after carding a tournament total of 161. Cooper got off to a hot start in the first round playing his first 11 holes in 1-under-par including three birdies. After a few setbacks, Cooper was able to post a score of 80 to build a six-stroke lead over his competition.

Matt  Cooper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club.

Matt Cooper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

In the final round, Cooper focused on his own game and knew that if he played well there was no one that would be able to catch him. Cooper made three more birdies in the final round, including one to open his round. He finished the day with a score of 81, which gave him his first IJGT victory.

“My mindset coming in to today was to come in and hit greens, play my game, and make pars. I wanted to make my competitor make birdie to win so I tried to hit greens and make par,” said Cooper.

Will Tormey of Bronxville, N.Y., finished in second place with a tournament total of 164, including a 78 in the final round.

The IJGT will travel to Pooler, Ga., for the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters on Oct. 17-18, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, IJGT Merit Points, and AJGA Performance Stars. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – Final-round results of the DC Shootout at National Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 11, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,689 yards, Par 72 (72.3/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,988 yards, Par 72 (68.7/126).

Weather:       
Round 1: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 0-5 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
DC Shootout at National Golf Club
Fort Washington, Md.
October 10-11, 2015 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,689 yards, Par 72
1. Liam Powderly, Cockeysville, MD, *74-74–148
2. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD, *77-75–152
3. Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA, *77-82–159
4. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ, *80-80–160
5. Carlo Pizzano, College Park, MD, *80-81–161
6. William Sheedy, Washington, DC, *87-75–162
6. Bobby Mulreaney, Lutherville, MD, *84-78–162
8. Mike Viggiano, Haworth, NJ, *88-87–175
9. Tyler Poirier, Mclean, VA, *94-88–182
10. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD, *99-86–185

DID NOT FINISH
West Shaw, Alexandria, VA, *84-WD
Kameron Daniels, Bowie, MD, *86-WD

Boys 14 & Under Division – Blue Tees- 5,988 yards, Par 72
1. Matt Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, NY, *80-81–161
2. Will Tormey, Bronxville, NY, *86-78–164

Fall 2015 Major Championships

The International Junior Golf Tour is pleased to announce our Fall Major Championship series. In addition to having national rankings, the Major Championships will feature double IJGT Merit points. At the end of the 2015-2016 season the top 10 players in the IJGT Merit Standings will be named to the All-IJGT Team. Here is a list of the Major Championships:

Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship: October 24-25

Major Championship at Mission Inn: November 14 – 15

IJGA Invitational: December 12 – 13

The IJGT has teamed with Ben Shear Golf Premier Junior Golf Academy to present the Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship at Shackamaxon Country Club. The tournament will take place October 24th and 25th at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., which was built by A.W. Tillinghast, who is world renowned for designing Bethpage Black and Winged Foot. The course boasts Tillinghast’s first ever island green.

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Shackamaxon Country Club

Located in Scotch Plains, N.J., the Ben Shear Premier Junior Golf Academy is a one-of-a-kind performance institute, which allows male and female junior golfers to customize their own program to meet their specific goals and demands of their schedules. Using some of the latest technology on the market such as Trackman Launch Monitor, the BodiTrak Pressure Plate system, the Redcord Fitness System and ultra-high-speed video cameras the academy is well-equipped to help junior golfers meet their goals.

The Major Championship at Mission Inn presented by Laurel Springs School will take place November 14th and 15th at Mission Inn Resort and Club on the El Campeon Course. The El Campeon course was built in 1917, which is known as the “golden age” of golf course architecture by George O’Neil with further enhancements in 1926 by Charles E. Clarke. The El Campeon course features rolling fairways and undulating greens, with the double dogleg 17th taking the spotlight as El Campeon’s signature hole.

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Mission Inn El Campeon

Laurel Springs School is an accredited, private online school featuring K-12 education.  Founded in 1991, we have the expertise to ensure your child receives an excellent college prep education. LSS students are fully supported by qualified, caring teachers and staff, and are connected to a global community of learners. Their online school honors the talents, learning styles, and interests of all our students. Laurel Springs is accredited by AdvancED, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). 91% of Laurel Springs School graduates enter the college of their choice.

The last of the Fall IJGT Major Championships, the IJGA Invitational, will take place December 12th and 13th at Harbour Town Golf Links located on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The PGA Tour has made Harbour Town a staple of their schedule since 1969, with the RBC Heritage taking place on the course. The par-4, 18th is regularly voted one of America’s top 50 golf holes and the famous candy cane striped lighthouse has become one of golfs most iconic images.

Harbour Town Golf Links

Harbour Town Golf Links

The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) trains junior golfers for success in tournament golf and beyond. The IJGA is the only academy in the world that combines training, academics, and competition. Through their supportive and competitive environment, students develop the critical qualities of commitment, goal setting and a consistent work ethic to best impact their academics, golf, and future endeavors.

Each competitor will receive a dozen Bridgestone golf balls and an IJGT PUMA polo along with their registration to play in the Major Tournaments.

You can follow the IJGT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by clicking the attached links.

 

Florida Junior at Disney Resort – Final Results

Marrero dominates in Boys 15-19 Division at Disney

Vesga shoots 2-under-par to win Girls Division

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Florida Junior at Disney Resort. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 9 different states and 26 countries competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Carlos Marrero of Valencia, Venezuela, won the Boys 15-19 Division after firing a 7-under, 134 tournament score. Marrero got off to a great start in the first round carding a 4-under, 68 to build a three-stroke lead. Marrero’s 4-under, 68, which included seven birdies on the Lake Buena Vista Course, was the lowest score of the tournament in any division.

Carlos Marrero shot 7-under, 137 to win the Boys 15-19 Division title at Disney Resort.

Carlos Marrero shot 7-under, 137 to win the Boys 15-19 Division title at Disney Resort.

Marrero was in the driver’s seat for the final round and he helped his cause by getting off to a great start making birdie on the par-5, first hole. He would make the turn in 2-under, 34 to take a six-stroke lead into the back nine. Marrero played steady on the back nine and then ended the tournament with a bang making birdies on his 35th and 36th holes of the tournament to record his first IJGT victory. Marrero finished the final round with a 3-under, 69, which earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award along with Kanata Irei of Okinawa-shi, Japan, who matched Marrero with a 69.

“It feels great getting to achieve something after hard work,” said Marrero.

Irei’s final-round 69 and tournament total of even-par 144 earned him a solo second-place finish. There was a tie in third place between Tsukasa Kimishima of Fukuoka, Japan, and Takahiro Nojima of Shibuya-Ku, Japan, who both recorded tournament scores of 1-over, 145.

In the Girls Division, Maria Vesga of Bucaramanga, Colombia, earned her first IJGT title after carding a 2-under, 142 on the Lake Buena Vista Course at Disney Resort. The Baylor University commit, built her lead with an impressive 2-under, 70 in the opening round. This was the lowest score in the Girls Division for the tournament. Vesga made four birdies in her opening round helping her build a three-stroke lead.

Maria Vesga shot 2-under, 142 to win the Girls Division title at Disney Resort.

Maria Vesga shot 2-under, 142 to win the Girls Division title at Disney Resort.

Vesga started the final round with five straight pars, and then added one bogey and three more pars to turn at 1-over, 37. She became more comfortable as the round went on and make two birdies on her last nine to finish the round at even-par 72.

“I was a little bit nervous starting, but then my putting was very good,” commented Vesga.

Vesga and Yuki Nakayama of Kawasaki, Japan, earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division for their closing scores of even-par 72.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division for the second time this season was Linda Trockel of Berlin, Germany, with a tournament total of 149. Yukie Sasaki of Hiroshima, Japan, finished in third place with a tournament score of 150.

Yuxuan Zou of Chongqing, China, won the Boys 14 & Under in dominant fashion with a tournament score of 149. Zou played outstanding golf in the opening round making one birdie and 13 pars on his way to carding a 3-over, 75.

Yuxuan Zou shot 75-74 to win the Boys 14 & Under Division title at Disney Resort.

Yuxuan Zou shot 75-74 to win the Boys 14 & Under Division title at Disney Resort.

In the final round, Zou started off very strong making two birdies on his first nine holes and shooting an even-par 36. He would finish the day on a strong note closing the tournament with six straight pars for a 2-over, 74. This was Zou’s first IJGT victory and his two best competitive rounds in his short IJGT career.

“I wanted to win because the last tournament I got second place,” said Zou.

Tiger Tao of Shanghai, China, finished in second place with a tournament total of 171. Noah Levine of Mendon, N.Y., earned third place with a tournament score of 176.

The IJGT will travel to Fort Washington, Md., for the DC Shootout at National Golf Club on Oct. 10-11, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, and IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Final-round results of the IJGT Florida Junior at Disney Resort conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 4, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,714 yards, Par 72 (72.2/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,081 yards, Par 72 (69.3/127) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,899 yards, Par 72 (73.7/127).

Weather:       
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Partly cloudy and rain with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Florida Junior at Disney Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
October 3-4, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees – 6,714 yards, Par 72
1. Carlos Marrero, Valencia, Venezuela *68-69–137
2. Kanata Irei, Okinawa-shi, Japan *75-69–144
3. Tsukasa Kimishima, Fukuoka, Japan *73-72–145
3. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *71-74–145
5. David Yang, Taipei, Taiwan *75-71–146
5. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *73-73–146
5. Yuichi Murao, Yokohama-Shi, Japan *73-73–146
5. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *72-74–146
5. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *72-74–146
10. Julio Bello, Valencia, Venezuela *75-73–148
10. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *75-73–148
10. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *72-76–148
13. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *76-73–149
13. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *70-79–149
15. Tianyu Wu, Beijing, China *77-73–150
16. Matej Malicek, Bratislava, Slovakia *76-75–151
17. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *80-73–153
17. Philip Chen, Taipei, Taiwan *78-75–153
17. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *78-75–153
17. Jasper Lee, Taipei, Taiwan *74-79–153
21. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *76-78–154
22. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *80-75–155
22. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *78-77–155
22. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *77-78–155
25. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *79-77–156
25. Shharad Arora, Bangalore, India *77-79–156
27. Yuhan Yan, Shanghai, China *81-76–157
27. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *80-77–157
27. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *79-78–157
27. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *79-78–157
31. Blaise Vanitvelt, Flint, MI *82-76–158
31. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *83-75–158
33. Alexander Hollmann, Frankfurt, Germany *83-76–159
33. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *78-81–159
35. Christian Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *82-78–160
35. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *80-80–160
35. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *82-78–160
38. Paul Gostner, Bolzano, Italy *82-79–161
38. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *81-80–161
38. Zaffar Sikkander, Nawala, Sri Lanka *88-73–161
38. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *86-75–161
42. Gabriel Han, Beijing, China *82-81–163
42. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *80-83–163
42. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Managua, Nicaragua *78-85–163
42. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *78-85–163
46. Shunsuke Omura, Yokohama, Japan *85-79–164
47. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *87-82–169
48. Jaydon Pang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *81-90–171
48. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *94-77–171
50. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *89-83–172
51. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *92-81–173
51. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *86-87–173
51. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *82-91–173
54. Brent Lund, South Hampton, England *87-91–178
55. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *88-99–187
56. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *95-95–190
57. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *95-99–194

DID NOT FINISH
Liam Kent, Portage, MB *102-WD
Juan Felix, Culiacan, Mexico *76-DQ (Rule 6-6b)

Boys 14 & Under Division – Gold Tees – 6,081 yards, Par 72
1. Yuxuan Zou, Chongqing, China *75-74–149
2. Tiger Tao, Shanghai, China *90-81–171
3. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *89-87–176
4. Luca Jumabhoy, Sydney, Australia *90-88–178

Girls Division – Red Tees – 5,899 yards, Par 72
1. Maria Vesga, Bucaramanga, Colombia *70-72–142
2. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *73-76–149
3. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *74-76–150
4. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *77-74–151
5. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *76-79–155
6. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasaki, Japan *87-72–159
7. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *78-83–161
8. Rou Yin, Zhejiang, China *83-79–162
8. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *84-78–162
10. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *86-77–163
11. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *84-80–164
12. Ana Sofia Meneses, Bogota, Colombia *86-84–170
13. Suthisa Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *83-93–176
14. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada *92-92–184
15. Yiqing Gong, Allendale, NJ *96-94–190
16. Emily Ma, Changzhi, Taiwan *95-98–193

 

The Architects Cup – Final Results

Gotterup claims Boys 15-19 Division at Architects

Updike shoots 5-under-par to win title

LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club on Sept. 26-27, 2015. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 6 different states competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Chris Gotterup of Little Silver, N.J., earned the title in the Boys 15-19 Division after firing a 3-under, 139 tournament total. The wind at Architects Golf Club was a major factor. During both rounds the wind was consistently blowing around 10 miles per hour or greater. It was also a swirling wind making club selection extremely difficult. Gotterup was able to manage the conditions and used his length to his advantage.

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Gotterup started the tournament with a round of even-par, 71 which gave him a two-stroke lead. During the first round, he made three birdies. In the final round, Gotterup turned it up a notch making six birdies in route to a 3-under, 68. This stellar performance gave him a three-stroke victory, his first on the IJGT.

“My mentality coming in to the final round was to gain the shots back that I left out there yesterday,” said Gotterup.

Alec Kerr of Broomall, Pa., finished in second place posting a tournament total of even-par 142. Kerr fired a 3-under, 68 in the final round, which tied for the low round of the tournament. In third place was Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., who finished with a tournament total of 145.

The performance of the tournament came in the Boys 14 & Under Division where John Updike of Wayne, Pa., blew away the competition shooting a 5-under, 137 to win by 14 strokes. In the first round, Updike carded the lowest round of the day shooting a 2-under, 69. The final round was even better for Updike who recorded a 3-under, 68 to earn his third IJGT victory.

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

Updike did his damage on the front nine at Architects Golf Club. In the first round, he carded a 33 and in the final round a 32. In total, Updike made eight birdies and one eagle for the tournament.

Updike’s final-round score of 3-under, 68 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Gotterup and Kerr also received the award for their identical score of 68.

“My mentality coming into the final round with the lead was to not play conservative and shoot better than I did on the first day,” commented Updike.

Garrett Engle of Harrisburg, Pa., finished in second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a total score of 151. Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., took home third place finishing with a score of 152.

In the Girls Division, Anna Bowman of Westfield, N.J., earned her first IJGT title after recording a tournament total of 168. Bowman recorded a final-round score of 81, which was a six-stroke improvement from the previous day. The highlight of the tournament for Bowman was her front-nine score of 38 during the final round.

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

“Today I was thinking about playing well and being able to put up a good number,” said Bowman.

Meghan Jeran of Blue Point, N.Y., finished in second place for the event with a tournament total of 215.

The IJGT will travel to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the Florida Junior at Disney Resort on Oct. 3-4, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

LOPATCONG, N.J. – Final-round results of The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 27, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,700 yards, Par 71 (72.2/132). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 5,991 yards, Par 71 (68.8/125) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,648 yards, Par 71 (73.1/126).

Weather:       
Round 1: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 70’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Partly with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
The Architects Cup
Lopatcong, N.J.
September 26-27, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,700 yards, Par 71
1. Chris Gotterup, Little Silver, NJ *71-68–139
2. Alec Kerr, Broomall, PA *74-68–142
3. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *73-72–145
4. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *76-71–147
4. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *75-72–147
6. Christian Chapman, Victor, NY *73-75–148
7. Peter Bradbeer, Philidelphia, PA *79-71–150
7. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *77-73–150
7. Chris Lee, West Nyack, NY *76-74–150
10. Patrick Boles, Basking Ridge, NJ *77-74–151
10. Jack Conlon, Hamburg, NJ *75-76–151
12. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-76–152
12. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *76-76–152
14. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *81-73–154
14. Lewis Raboy, White Plains, NY *74-80–154
16. Brent Schoeller, Jenkintown, PA *82-74–156
16. Jack Cornforth, Summit, NJ *80-76–156
16. Andy Stock, Danbury, CT *76-80–156
19. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *76-81–157
20. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *81-77–158
20. T.J. Buck, Penfield, NY *79-79–158
20. Christopher Chan, New York, NY *79-79–158
20. Nick DiMarco, Poughkeepsie, NY *78-80–158
20. Luke Dougherty, Sea Girt, NJ *78-80–158
25. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *81-78–159
25. Jack Daley, Lansdale, PA *80-79–159
25. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *80-79–159
28. Robby Coene, Fair Haven, NJ *87-73–160
28. Ryan Lee, Norwood, NJ *77-83–160
30. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *80-82–162
31. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *84-79–163
32. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *79-85–164
33. James Murphy, Shelter Island Heights, NY *84-81–165
34. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *83-83–166
35. Connor Mantel, Manorville, NY *88-80–168
35. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *86-82–168
35. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *85-83–168
38. Liam Seston, Ridgewood, NJ *86-83–169
39. Jake Ferry, Wildwood Crest, NJ *83-88–171
40. Andrew Perry, Basking Ridge, NJ *89-83–172
41. Matt Saraceno, Ridgewood, NJ *86-87–173
41. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *85-88–173
43. Pat Vogdes, Wildwood Crest, NJ *89-85–174
43. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *88-86–174
45. Jack Howard, Pelham, NY *90-91–181

Boys 14 & Under Division – Gold Tees, 5,991 yards, Par 71
1. John Updike, Wayne, PA *69-68–137
2. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *79-72–151
3. Luke Sample, New York, NY *74-78–152
4. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, NJ *74-79–153
5. Jack Merrill, Old Greenwich, CT *80-79–159
6. Eegan McDermott, East Brunswick, NJ *80-84–164
7. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *97-78–175
8. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *94-90–184
9. Andrew Sample, New York, NY *91-96–187

DID NOT FINISH
Matt Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, NY *88-WD

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 5,648 yards, Par 71
1. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *87-81–168
2. Meghan Jeran, Blue Point, NY *112-103–215

 

 

 

 

St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club – Final Results

Petrin claims title at Penfield Country Club

Roach earns first title in Boys 14 & Under Division

PENFIELD, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

Jon Petrin of Cicero, N.Y., was crowned the Boys 15-19 Champion after completing a comeback win at Penfield Country Club. Petrin started off the tournament with a solid 76 including a 1-under, 35 on his last nine holes. This great finish gave him some momentum going into the final round.

Jon Petrin won the Boys 15-19 Division at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield CC

Jon Petrin won the Boys 15-19 Division at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club

Petrin began the day two strokes back of first-round leader Michael Kessler of Getzville, N.Y., but was able to take the lead after making 11 consecutive pars on holes Nos. 2-12. From there Petrin never looked back and finished with a 3-over, 74 to earn the victory.

“My mindset coming into the day behind was to make some birdies and shoot a good number, making the other competitors play some good golf coming down the stretch,” commented Petrin.

Petrin’s final-round 74 also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award which goes to the boy and girl who shoot the lowest score in the final round of every IJGT event.

Finishing in a tie for second place were Kessler and Sean Stanistreet of Camillus, N.Y., with tournament totals of 152.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Jake Roach of East Aurora, N.Y., earned his first IJGT title after putting together a tournament score of 155. Roach used his recent runner-up finish at the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club to propel him to this victory. In the first round, Roach got off to a great start shooting 37 on the front nine, and finishing with a 77 to take a three-stroke lead going into the final round.

Jake Roach won the Boys 14 & Under Division title at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club

Jake Roach won the Boys 14 & Under Division title at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club

Roach knew he was in the driver’s seat for the final round, and if he played his game he would come out on top. He made one birdie and three pars on his first nine holes and extended his lead by one stroke. On the back nine, Roach played solid golf making seven pars, and most importantly, avoiding any large numbers on his card. His finished the round with a 78 to claim a four-stroke victory.

“My mindset coming in to the day today was to extend the lead. I went home and watched Golf Channel and heard Jason Day say that he did not want to defend the lead but extend it and that’s what I tried to do today,” said Roach.

Finishing in second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division was Jake Costa of Rochester, N.Y., who recorded a tournament total of 159. Jack Murphy of Penfield, N.Y., took home third place with a tournament score of 183.

The IJGT will travel to Lopatcong, N.J., for The Architects Cup on Sept. 26-27, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

PENFIELD, N.Y. – Final-round results of the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 20, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,559 yards, Par 71 (71.4/129). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,030 yards, Par 71 (68.9/126). 

Weather:       
Round 1: Rain with temperatures in the low 80’s with 0-5 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 0-5 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club
Penfield, N.Y.
September 19-20, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,559 yards, Par 71
1. Jon Petrin, Cicero, NY *76-74–150
2. Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY *74-78–152
2. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *75-77–152
4. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *84-80–164
4. Ryan Zogby, New Hartford, NY *81-83–164
4. T.J. Buck, Penfield, NY *82-82–164
7. Teddy Trosset, Cooperstown, NY *88-79–167
8. Jamie McCarthy, Pittsford, NY *78-94–172
9. William Fisher, Sodus, NY *87-88–175
10. Keelan Sinha, Williamsville, NY *93-86–179

Boys 14 & Under Division -White Tees, 6,030 yards, Par 71
1. Jake Roach, East Aurora, NY *77-78–155
2. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *80-79–159
3. Jack Murphy, Penfield, NY *89-94–183
4. Zachary Locke, Horseheads, NY *98-96–194

 

IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe – Final Results

Galdin fires 65 on final day to capture title

Uwadia shoot 3-under-par to win Girls Division

BLUFFTON, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 17 different states and 15 countries competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Lino Galdin of Nevny, France, won the Boys 15-19 Division after a phenomenal final round of 6-under, 65 on the par-71 Crescent Pointe Golf Club. During the first round, Galdin got off to a rough start making double bogey on his opening hole, but he was able to quickly bounce back making four more birdies on his opening nine. He would end the day with five birdies and a round of 2-over, 73 putting him in a tie for third place going into the final round.

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

The last day was a birdie fest for Galdin. On the front nine, he made birdie on three of his first five holes. Then he caught fire on the back nine closing the tournament with five birdies. In total, Galdin finished the event with a tournament score of 4-under, 138 to earn his first IJGT victory.

“I wanted to play as well as possible, and get as many birdies as I could. I had eight birdies so I’m very happy,” said Galdin.

Galdin’s score of 6-under, 65 also earned him the Clazic Low Final Round Award which goes to the boy and girl who shoot the lowest score in the final round of every IJGT event.

It took an incredible performance from Galdin to hold off Colton Tanner of Westport, Conn. Tanner finished the tournament with a tournament total of 2-under, 140 including a final-round score of 2-under, 69. Rounding out the top three was Tristan Galant of Cape Town, South Africa who finished with a tournament total of 1-under, 141 including a 3-under, 68 in the final round.

In the Girls Division, Anita Uwadia of Hilton Head Island, S.C., earned the victory in dominant fashion. Uwadia came to play in the first round carding a 4-under, 67 to build a six-stroke lead. Her round was highlighted by two eagles and one birdie.

Anita Uwadia wins the Girls Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Anita Uwadia wins the Girls Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

The tournament was Uwadia’s to lose in the final round, but she did not let her foot off the accelerator. Although she did not have her “A” game, Uwadia still managed to shoot a 1-over, 72 to secure an eight-stroke victory. During the final round, Uwadia had a stretch of 13 straight pars. This was the University of South Carolina commit’s first IJGT victory.

“It feels amazing to win. That’s what keeps me going. The more I win, the more I want to keep playing,” commented Uwadia.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division was Linda Trockel of Berlin, Germany, with a tournament total of 147. Melany Chong of Mississauga, Canada, finished in third place with a total score of 148. Chong fired a 1-under, 70 in the final round to earn the Clazic Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division.

Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., earned the title in Boys 14 & Under Division after putting together two solid rounds for a tournament total of 151. Phillips started the tournament with a 76 and had two birdies in his round to build a two-stroke lead heading into the final round.

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Phillips came mentally prepared for the final round and started off well shooting a 38 on his opening nine holes. His fellow competitors were within striking distance until Phillips slammed the door shut with a birdie on his 14th hole of the day. He finished the day with a 4-over, 75 giving him his second IJGT title in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

“I knew I had the lead after hole after my 14th hole when I had a birdie…I was very excited but stayed focused,” said Phillips.

Finishing in second place was Yuxuan Zou of Chongqing, China, with a tournament score of 155. Daniel Song of Howey in the Hills, Fla., captured third place with a tournament total of 156.

The IJGT will travel to Lopatcong, N.J., for The Architects Cup on Sept. 26-27, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Final-round results of the IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 20, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,518 yards, Par 71 (72.5/140). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 5,896 yards, Par 71 (69.6/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,658 yards, Par 71 (73.3/136).

Weather:       
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club
Bluffton, S.C.
September 19-20, 2015
 
Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,518 yards, Par 71
1. Lino Galdin, Nevny, France *73-65–138
2. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *71-69–140
3. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *73-68–141
4. Saptak Talwar, New Delhi, India *75-70–145
5. Daniel Azallion, HIlton Head Island, SC *75-73–148
5. TJ Nolan, Rapid City, SD *71-77–148
7. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *78-72–150
7. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *76-74–150
9. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *76-75–151
10. Mark Goodall, Livingston, Scotland *78-74–152
10. Brandon McBride, Bluffton, SC *77-75–152
12. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *79-74–153
12. Nelson Ou, Foshan, China *77-76–153
14. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *79-75–154
14. Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India *75-79–154
16. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *79-77–156
17. Mark Richardson, South Berwick, ME *79-78–157
17. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *76-81–157
19. Quincy Stith, Wichita, KS *73-86–159
20. Elliott Johnson, Bluffton, SC *79-81–160
21. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *86-77–163
21. Shharad Arora, Bangalore, India *86-77–163
21. Gabriel Han, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *85-78–163
21. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *78-85–163
25. Kyle Ash, Reading, MA *89-75–164
25. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *82-82–164
27. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *80-85–165
28. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *85-81–166
28. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *80-86–166
30. Mark Laken, Kenosha, WI *89-78–167
31. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *86-84–170
32. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *85-91–176
33. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA *98-81–179
33. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *97-82–179
35. Matthew Chorches, West Hartford, CT *97-84–181
36. Michael Crogan, Palm Coast, FL *91-92–183
36. Liam Kent, Portage, MB *91-92–183
38. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *101-93–194
38. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *97-97–194
40. Cordell Clouston, Gillette, WY *96-102—198

Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 5,896 yards, Par 71
1. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *76-75–151
2. Yuxuan Zou, Chongqing, China *78-77–155
3. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *78-78–156
4. Paolo Wong, La Trinidad, Philippines *79-80–159
5. Tiger Tao, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *86-76–162
6. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *88-80–168
7. Max Sanchez, Chapell Hill, NC *85-87–172
8. Siyu Liao, Urumqi, China *95-83–178
9. Dimitris Vasilakos, Savannah, GA *97-97–194

Girls Division – Green Tees, 5,658 yards, Par 71
1. Anita Uwadia, Hilton Head Island, SC *67-72–139
2. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *73-74–147
3. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *78-70–148
4. Hanna Kiefer, Kronberg, Germany *73-77–150
4. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *73-77–150
6. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *74-78–152
7. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *79-74–153
8. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *83-74–157
9. Katie James, Pittsburgh, PA *80-82–162
10. Betty Horaney, Longview, TX *84-82–166
11. Yeon Joo Kim, Seoul, South Korea *100-98–198

DID NOT FINISH
Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Lexi Clark, Fairfax, VA *94-WD

BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy to sponsor MET Championship

BLUFFTON, S.C. – The BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy has agreed to become the tournament title sponsor for the International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) event at Shackamaxon Country Club on Oct. 24-25, 2015. The Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship powered by BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy will feature a strong field of competitors from the Northeast. The tournament will also be a Major Championship for the 2015-2016 IJGT season giving double Merit Points to the top-10 finishers in each division.

Since its inception, the BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy has become one of the foremost golf development institutes for committed young athletes in the United States. Spearheaded by Ben Shear, the strength and fitness coach for several PGA Touring Professional golfers, this state-of-the-art program marries proven advancements in athletic science with the latest, cutting-edge golf technology to bring out the very best in young athletes aged 12 to 19 years old.

Based in Scotch Plains, N.J., the BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy offers off-season and pre-season programs for aspiring junior golfers from September to March. It is a great avenue for those junior golfers who are looking to take their game to the next level. Current and past participants in BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy include IJGT champions John Felitto, Kelly Sim, Allyson Wentworth, and Ami Gianchandani.

The IJGT is excited to partner with a strong and reputable organization like BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy and bring great training opportunities to our members and their families.

IJGT alumna, Annie Park, wins third Symetra Tour title

IJGT alumna, Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., won the Symetra Tour’s Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic on Sept. 13, 2015 in Mayetta, Kan., at the Firekeeper Golf Course. This was Park’s third victory on the Symetra Tour this year, which automatically qualifies her for a 2016 LPGA Card.

“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to play on the LPGA since I started golf when I was eight years old,” said Park. “I looked up to Annika Sorenstam and I knew I wanted to be like her when I grew up. I’m speechless and I can’t wait to play on the LPGA next year.”

Annie Park wins for the third time on the Symetra Tour this year.

Annie Park wins for the third time on the Symetra Tour this year.

Park earned the victory in comeback fashion after the starting the final round in a tie for fifth place. She fired a 7-under, 65 in the final round to claim a three-stroke victory and finish the tournament at 13-under, 203. She got off to a blazing start with a 31 on her opening nine to take the outright lead, which she would not relinquish. Park  is only the tenth player in Symetra Tour history to win three times in a given season.

In her junior days, Park played many IJGT events across the country winning three tournaments in 2006. She won at Duke University Golf Club, Crystal Springs Resort, and Architects Golf Club.

IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club – Final Results

Gianelos earns victory in playoff at Radley Run Country Club

Lees wins third IJGT title in Girls Division

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old and representing five different states competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

36 holes was not enough to crown a champion in the Boys 15-19 Division. Nicholas Gianelos of West Chester, Pa., earned the victory in playoff fashion with a par on the first playoff hole. Gianelos, a member of Radley Run Country Club, used his knowledge of the course to pull out the victory over Thomas Moran of Marietta, Pa. Both Gianelos and Moran ended the tournament with a score of 154.

Nicholas Gianelos won the Boys 15-19 Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Nicholas Gianelos won the Boys 15-19 Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Gianelos started off the tournament with a solid opening front nine with a 1-over, 37. He ended the first round with a 77, which put him in a tie for second place behind first-round leader Anthony Cordaro of Pittsburgh, Pa., who recorded a 3-over, 75.

In the final round, Gianelos was in the penultimate pairing so getting off to a good start would be crucial in putting together a comeback. He did just that starting off the final round with a 38 on his opening nine. Gianelos added a birdie on the par-5, 12th hole at Radley Run Country Club to put himself in position. He finished with another 77, which earned him a spot in the aforementioned playoff for the Boys 15-19 Division title.

“I went into the playoff treating it like match play. Whatever he did I had to beat,” commented Gianelos.

There was a tie for third place in the Boys 15-19 Division between Cordaro and Ben Pochet of Royersford, Pa., who finished with a tournament total of 156.

Jack Cornforth of Summit, N.J., fired a 2-over, 74 in the final round to earn the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to one boy and one girl who record the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

In the Girls Division, Kaitlyn Lees of Byrn Mawr, Pa., earned the victory with a tournament total of 151. Lees put together the best two rounds of the tournament in the division to claim a 16-stroke victory. During her first round, Lees was 1-under-par through 13 holes, but gave a few strokes back as she started off the tournament with a 3-over, 75 to build a six-stroke lead going into the final round. Lees started the final round with a 40 on her opening nine, but quickly bounced back with birdies on holes Nos. 10-11 to end all doubts of a comeback. Lees closed with a solid even-par 36 on her last nine holes to earn her third career IJGT title.

“I came into today with the same mentality as yesterday. I did not want the lead to get to my head,” said Lees.

Kaitlyn Lees won the Girls Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Kaitlyn Lees won the Girls Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

With her final-round score of 76, Lees earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division was Mary McGuinness of Haddonfield, N.J., with a tournament total of 167. Olivia Traynor of Villanova, Pa., took third place with a tournament total of 173.

The IJGT will conduct two national tournaments on September 19-20, 2015, with the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club and the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club. The tournaments will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 13, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,766 yards, Par 72 (73.2/137). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,776 yards, Par 72 (74.2/132)

Weather:       

Saturday: Rain with temperatures in the mid 70’s with 5-10 mph winds
Sunday: Partly cloudly with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club
West Chester, Pa.
September 12-13, 2015
 
Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6,766 yards, Par 72

1. x-Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *77-77–154
2. Thomas Moran, Marietta, PA *77-77–154
3. Ben Pochet, Royersford, PA *80-76–156
3. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *75-81–156
5. Hunter Mickatavage, Ashland, PA *78-79–157
6. Jack Cornforth, Summit, NJ *84-74–158
6. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *79-79–158
6. Andrew Kotler, Skillman, NJ *77-81–158
9. Kevin Scherr, Nazareth, PA *81-78–159
9. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *79-80–159
11. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *84-77–161
11. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *83-78–161
13. Ryan McHugh, Yorklyn, DE *84-78–162
14. Carlo Pizzano, College Park, MD *83-81–164
14. Rourke Dillon, West Chester, PA *83-81–164
16. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *78-87–165
16. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *77-88–165
18. Brian Zinman, Center Valley, PA *88-79–167
19. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *93-75–168
19. Gunnar Gale, Trooper, PA *80-88–168
21. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *88-81–169
21. Ronnie Robinson Jr., Hatfield, PA *85-84–169
21. Gregory Welsh, Ambler, PA *87-82–169
21. Matthew Marino, Malvern, PA *84-85–169
25. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *88-82–170
25. Brent Schoeller, Jenkintown, PA *85-85–170
27. Adam Bernstein, New York, NY *82-92–174
28. Buddy Hansen, IV, Blue Bell, PA *92-83–175
29. Simon Levy, New York, NY *83-94–177
30. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *88-90–178
31. Jake McCloskey, West Chester, PA *94-89–183
32. RD Moore, West Chester, PA *101-89–190
33. Jack Murphy, Garden City, NY *102-103–205
 
DID NOT FINISH
Ethan Murphy, Mechanicsburg, PA, *98-DQ (Rule 6-6b)

X-Won in playoff

Girls Division- Gold Tees, 5,776 yards, Par 72
1. Kaitlyn Lees, Bryn Mawr, PA *75-76–151
2. Mary McGuinness, Haddonfield, NJ *81-86–167
3. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *88-85–173
4. Sofia Amoroso, West Chester, PA *87-89–176
5. Maddy Kingsley, Manlius, NY *97-93–190
6. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *101-96–197