Summer Series at Hartefeld National – Final Results

Bradbeer wins IJGT title with final-round 71

Perine wins Girls Division in dominant fashion

AVONDALE, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued its summer tournament schedule in Avondale, Pa., on July 28-29, 2015, with the Summer Series at Hartefeld National. Weather conditions were ideal for scoring on the challenging Tom Fazio design. Junior golfers ages 10-18 years old and representing 6 different states competed for IJGT Merit Points along with National Rankings.

J.B. Bradbeer wins Boys 15-19 Division at Hartefeld National

J.B. Bradbeer wins Boys 15-19 Division at Hartefeld National

J.B. Bradbeer of Rosemont, Pa., ended his IJGT career in style collecting a come-from-behind victory in the Boys 15-19 Division. On the first day, Bradbeer got off to a slow start shooting 40 on his front nine. He was able to turn things around for good making nine straight pars to finish with a 4-over 76 leaving him in a tie for second place going into the final round.

Things started off just how they finished the day before with Bradbeer playing his first six holes in 2-under. He would make the turn at even-par 36 to take the lead. Bradbeer had to keep his foot on the pedal though, as first-round leader Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., caught fire on the back nine shooting a 2-under 34. Bradbeer was able to hold off Riva, due in part to an eagle that Bradbeer made on hole No. 13. This was the decisive moment of the tournament that gave Bradbeer the momentum to finish with a 1-under 71, and earn a one-stroke victory over Riva.

“I hit driver, 2-iron and made the 30 foot putt for eagle. It was at that point where I knew I had a chance to win,” said Bradbeer

Bradbeer’s round of 71 was the lowest score of the tournament and also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the boy and girl who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

Riva earned second place with a tournament total of 148, while Cole Berger of Malvern, Pa., placed third with a total score of 150.

In the Girls Division, Sarah Perine of Staten Island, N.Y., put together two solid rounds on a difficult golf course to earn the title. She finished the event with a tournament total of 159 to collect her first IJGT title. Perine made 12 pars in her opening round of 79. She added 10 more pars during the final round and avoided any large numbers that would have put her lead in jeopardy. Perine was very consistent over the course of the tournament making nothing worse than a double bogey. She also made eight pars in a row at one point during the tournament.

Sarah Perine won the Girls Division at Hartefeld National

Sarah Perine won the Girls Division at Hartefeld National

“I loved the course. You had to hit it straight to play well here,” commented Perine.

Perine’s final-round score of 80 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Kelli Anderson of Staten Island, N.Y., finished in second place with a tournament total of 189. Georgia Naples of West Chester, Pa., took home the third place trophy after finishing with a total score of 192.

Andrew Wallace of Narberth, Pa., won the Boys 14 & Under Division with a tournament total of 157. Wallace played solid golf all tournament making five birdies in total. He built himself a good lead after the first round, but Wallace knew he would need his A-game in the final round to win the tournament. He definitely had it as he got off to a blazing start making two birdies in his front nine to make the turn at 1-over 37. From there Wallace never looked back and was able to finish with a 77 to earn the title.

Andrew Wallace won the Boys 14 & Under Division at Hartefeld National

Andrew Wallace won the Boys 14 & Under Division at Hartefeld National

“I made a bunch of double bogeys yesterday and I wanted to come out today and eliminate those holes,” said Wallace.

Andrew Curran of Media, Pa., finished in second place with a tournament total of 161 including a 2-over 74 in the final round, which was the lowest score in all of the Boys 14 & Under Division during the event. Matt Barkann of Newtown Square, Pa., finished in third place with a tournament total of 166.

The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on August 18-19, 2015, at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va. The tournament will feature national rankings 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 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 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.

AVONDALE, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Hartefeld National conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 29, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,662 yards, Par 72 (72.9/140), Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,101 yards, Par 72 (70.3/135). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,825 yards, Par 72 (74.5/136

Weather:        

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

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Hartefeld National
Avondale, Pa.
July 28-29, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,662 yards, Par 72
1. J.B. Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *76-71–147
2. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *74-74–148
3. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *76-74–150
4. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *77-76–153
5. Jordy Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *82-74–156
5. Henry Brock, Wilmington, DE *78-78–156
5. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-80–156
8. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *77-80–157
9. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *86-73–159
10. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *80-82–162
10. Patrick McCall, Elizabeth, PA *80-82–162
12. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *83-81–164
12. Luke Sliwowski, Sewell, NJ *83-81–164
12. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY *81-83–164
12. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *80-84–164
16. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *88-77–165
16. Peter Civitella, Wayne, PA *79-86–165
18. Ben Gaver, Chadds Ford, PA *85-81–166
19. David Wang, Columbus, OH *85-82–167
20. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *83-85–168
20. Ryan McHugh, Yorklyn, DE *81-87–168
22. Michael Reed-Price, Dresher, PA *82-87–169
23. Walker Kirk, Lancaster, PA *86-84–170
24. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *93-86–179

DID NOT FINISH

Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *81-WD
Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 6,101 yards, Par 72
1. Andrew Wallace, Narberth, PA *80-77–157
2. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *87-74–161
3. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *78-88–166
4. Max Mezrow, Gladwyne, PA *100-100–200

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72
1. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *79-80–159
2. Kelli Andersen, Staten Island, NY *92-97–189
3. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *96-96–192
4. Cecelia Neally, Corning, NY *107-95–202
 

IJGT alumna, Annie Park, wins Symetra Tour’s Toyota Danielle Downey Classic

IJGT alumna, Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., was victorious at the Symetra Tour’s Toyota Danielle Downey Classic on July 19, 2015 in Rochester, N.Y. This was the former University of Southern California standout’s first professional victory. Park finished with a tournament total of 16-under 272 to win by one stroke of Vicky Hurst. Park was the only player to record four rounds in the 60s, and opened and closed the tournament with identical scores of 4-under 68.

Annie Park wins the Symetra Tour's Toyota Danielle Downing Classic (photo credit - www.newsday.com)

Annie Park wins the Symetra Tour’s Toyota Danielle Downing Classic (photo credit – www.newsday.com)

Park is in her rookie year on the Symetra Tour after earning status in 2014 LPGA Qualifying School. She currently sits 15th in the Volvik Race for the Card, where the top-10 players will earn their 2016 LPGA Cards. With a few more solid finishes on tour, Park will be in position to grab one of the coveted spots.

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.

Harrington, Fritzinger earn IJGT Player of the Week honors

The IJGT traveled to Bedminster, N.J., to host the Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on July 21-22, 2015. Juniors competed in sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Following the tournament, the IJGT is pleased to award Player of the Week honors to Noah Harrington of Ambler, Pa., and Samantha Fritzinger of Allentown, Pa.

Harrington bounced back from his first round of 78, carding an even-par 71 for his second round.  This improved his score by seven strokes from the previous day.  He shot a 4-under 31 on the front nine including birdies on holes Nos. 5-7 and an eagle on the par-5, hole No. 8.  Harrington then concluded his round by making pars on holes Nos. 16-18.  He finished the tournament in a tie for fifth place with a two-day total of 149 for the Boys 15-19 Division.

Noah Harrington earns Player of the Week honors at Fiddler's Elbow

Noah Harrington earns Player of the Week honors at Fiddler’s Elbow

Fritzinger started tied for the lead coming into the final round of the tournament.  For her second round she carded a strong front nine with a par streak on hole Nos. 6-9 to shoot a 39.  While making the turn, she continued her strong play from the front with a birdie on hole No. 10 and pars on holes Nos. 11-13.  She finished the two-day tournament in second place with a total of 155 for the Girls Division.

Samantha Fritzinger earns Player of the Week honors at Fiddler's Elbow

Samantha Fritzinger earns Player of the Week honors at Fiddler’s Elbow

IJGT alumnus, Martin Piller, wins Web.com's Albertsons Boise Open

Martin Piller, a native of Dallas, Texas, won the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco with a tournament score of 28-under 256. This was the second lowest score in the history of the Web.com Tour, and it gave his a six-stroke victory, which propelled him to fourth on the Web.com Tour money list. This is a significant victory for Piller, as it guarantees him his PGA Tour card for the 2015-2016 season. It will be his first permanent status on the PGA Tour since 2011. This is Piller’s fourth career Web.com Tour victory.

Fellow IJGT alumnus, Michael Kim finished in a tie for fifth place at the tournament.

To read more about Piller’s victory click here.

Martin Piller wins Web.com Tour's Boise Open (photo credit - Golfweek)

Martin Piller wins Web.com Tour’s Boise Open (photo credit – Golfweek)

On the IJGT, Martin Piller won the IJGT at ChampionsGate in October of 2002 with scores of 70-72-69.

 

Barnes Blake is featured in the IJGT Photo of the Week

Last week, the IJGT made its way to Bedminster, N.J., for the Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow. Juniors had great weather conditions on the Meadow Course both days of the competition while competing for national rankings. Following the tournament, a photo of Barnes Blake of Westfield, N.J., was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week.

Blake, at only 10 years of age, was the youngest player in the field for this event. Going into the second day of the tournament, he bettered his score by two strokes, where he placed third for the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Barnes Blake earned Photo of the Week honors at Fiddler's Elbow

Barnes Blake earned Photo of the Week honors at Fiddler’s Elbow

Congratulations to Barnes Blake on being our IJGT Photo of the Week! Don’t forget – each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook Page after each event. Like, share, and comment on your favorite photos and, based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

 

1 point – per ‘Like’

2 points – per comment (let’s keep these positive)

3 points – per share

IJGT alumnus, Rickie Fowler, wins European Tour’s Scottish Open

Many IJGT alumni have been making news in the professional ranks this summer, but none as much as Rickie Fowler of Murrieta, Calif. Fowler has put together a solid year claiming victory at The PLAYERS Championship at famed TPC Sawgrass. He added another title to his resume with his victory at the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. The European Tour event, routinely hosts some of the best players in the world, with many of them using the tournament as a warm-up  for the British Open.

Fowler finished the tournament at 12-under finishing one stroke ahead of fellow countryman Matt Kuchar and France’s Jacquelin Raphael. Fowler won with a late spurt down the stretch making three birdies in his last four holes, which was eerily similar to his victory at The PLAYERS Championship. The final birdie came on the last hole, where Fowler took an aggressive line and ripped his driver down the middle of the fairway. It left him a shorter approach shot that he stuck to within two feet of the hole. The birdie on No. 18 jumped him ahead of Kuchar and Raphael giving him his first official European Tour victory. This also moved Fowler to fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Rickie Fowler wins European Tour's Scottish Open

Rickie Fowler wins European Tour’s Scottish Open (photo credit – skysports.com)

In Fowler’s junior days he excelled on the course as well. He won six IJGT tournaments from 2003-2006 and collected many other junior titles before moving on to play college golf at powerhouse Oklahoma State University.

 

Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow – Final Results

Rand wins first IJGT title behind 6-under 65

Kweon wins Girls Division in comeback fashion

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) held its third event of the Summer Series this week. Hosted at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on the Meadow Course, the 36-hole tournament featured 60 players ages 10-18 from six different states. National Rankings, IJGT Merit Points, and AJGA Performance Stars were up for grabs. Weather conditions were near ideal with temperatures in the 80’s both days without much wind.

Will Rand of New York, N.Y., earned the victory in the Boys 15-19 Division finishing with a tournament total of 2-under 140. Rand put together the round of the year on the IJGT with his 6-under 65 during the first round of play at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club. He made seven birdies on the day including three in a row to finish his round. Rand’s first-round score gave him a six-stroke lead heading into the final round.

Will Rand wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler's Elbow

Will Rand wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow

The final round was not as strong for Rand, but he still managed to put together a solid performance with a 4-over-75 and earn himself a five-stroke victory over runner-up George Cultraro of Wyckoff, N.J. It was never really close in the final round as Rand played his first 15 holes in 1-over. This was Rand’s first IJGT tournament victory.

“This was my first win a two-day event. It feels great and I hope to build off of it,” commented Rand.

Cultraro finished the event in second place with a tournament total of 145. Finishing in a tie for third place were Thomas Urciuoli of Short Hills, N.J., and Dustin Cook of Westport, Conn., with tournament totals of 148.

Noah Harrington of Ambler, Pa., won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award with his even-par 71 on the last day. This award goes to the boy and girl who record the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

In the Girls Division, Jessie Kweon of Little Neck, N.Y., also won her first IJGT title finishing the event with a tournament total of 152. Kweon put herself in good position after a 78 in the first round. Although she only made five pars, Kweon also added an eagle and three birdies in her first round.

Jessie Kweon wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler's Elbow

Jessie Kweon wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow

Trailing by only two strokes, Kweon eliminated the double-bogeys from her scorecard in the final round going on to shoot a 3-over 74. She made three birdies in this round combined with nine pars to complete her comeback victory.

“Winning my first IJGT tournaments feels awesome! It feels like my hard work has finally paid off,” said Kweon.

Kweon was also awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for her 3-over 74.

Finishing in second place was Samantha Fritzinger of Allentown, Pa., with a score of 155. Min Laessig of Barto, Pa., collected third place with a tournament total of 158.

Brian Li of Warren, N.J., was victorious in the Boys 14 & Under Division after finishing with a tournament total of 154. Li struggled to find his stride during the first round shooting an 80 with only one birdie, but he was still able to give himself a four-stroke lead going into the final round.

Brian Li wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler's Elbow

Brian Li wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow

On the last day, Li was able to play more aggressively after becoming more comfortable with the course. He made four birdies on the day including two on par-3s en route to a final-round 3-over 74. This gave him a large victory in his first IJGT tournament.

Finishing in second place with a tournament total of 166 was Liam Bishop from Bronxville, N.Y. Rounding out the Boys 14 & Under Division was third-place winner Barnes Blake of Westfield, N.J.

The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on July 28-29, 2015, at Hartefeld National in Avondale, Pa. The tournament will feature national rankings 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.

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 22, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,404 yards, Par 71 (72.7/135) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,017 yards, Par 71 (70.9/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,734 yards, Par 71 (75.9/134).

Weather:       

  • Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
  • Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow
Bedminster, N.J.
July 21-22, 2015
 
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,406 yards, Par 71 (Meadow Course)

1. Will Rand, New York, NY *65-75–140
2. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *71-74–145
3. Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *74-74–148
3. Thomas Urciuoli, Short Hills, NJ *74-74–148
5. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *78-71–149
5. Daniel Berkson, Scarsdale, NY *74-75–149
5. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *74-75–149
8. Bennett Perrine, West Windsor, NJ *78-72–150
9. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *75-77–152
10. Clifford Lindholm, Montclair, NJ *78-75–153
11. Ryle Heraghty, Mendham, NJ *78-76–154
11. J.T. Barker, Bethlehem, PA *75-79–154
11. Luke Dougherty, Sea Jirt, NJ *73-81–154
11. Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ *72-82–154
15. Matt Ferriero, Long Valley, NJ *80-75–155
15. Henry Angier, Frenchtown, NJ *77-78–155
15. Matt Graeff, Blue Bell, PA *74-81–155
18. Joey Goryeb, Mendham, NJ *78-78–156
19. Kevin Johnson, Glen Gardner, NJ *77-80–157
19. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *77-80–157
19. Henry Brock, Wilmington, DE *75-82–157
22. Bobby Osborn, Darien, CT *80-78–158
22. Toby DiPaolo, Tuxedo Park, NY *76-82–158
22. Brian Birnie, Rome, NY *78-80–158
25. Matt Gentile, Chatham, NJ *80-79–159
25. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *79-80–159
25. Anthony Colombino, Palm Beach Garden, FL *75-84–159
25. Charlie Kovalcik, Yardly, PA *78-81–159
29. Grant Wagman, Rye, NY *85-75–160
29. Daniel Cozzi, Westport, CT *83-77–160
29. Troy Thierolf, Doylestown, PA *79-81–160
29. Nicholas Sidor, Upper Saddle River, NJ *79-81–160
29. Hunter Ramee, Warren, CT *77-83–160
34. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *81-80–161
34. Matthew Bricker, York, PA *81-80–161
34. Nick DiMarco, Poughkeepsie, NY *76-85–161
37. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *85-78–163
38. Bk Browne, Westport, CT *80-85–165
39. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *85-87–172
40. P.J. Orourke, Ho Ho Cus, NJ *87-88–175
41. Cristian Cerza, Greenwich, CT *93-88–181
42. Harrison Valentine, Bernardsville, NJ *91-94–185

DID NOT FINISH

Drew Tomback, New York, NY *WD

Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 6,107 yards, Par 71 (Meadow Course)
1. Brian Li, Warren, NJ *80-74–154
2. Liam Bishop, Bronxville, NY *84-82–166
3. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *107-105–212

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,734 yards, Par 71 (Meadow Course)
1. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *78-74–152
2. Samantha Fritzinger, Allentown, PA *76-79–155
3. Min Laessig, Barto, PA *76-82–158
4. Marissa Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *81-78–159
4. Tiya Chowdary, Montgomery, NJ *82-77–159
4. Madeline Sager, Kimberton, PA *80-79–159
7. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *78-82–160
8. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *78-83–161
9. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *81-82–163
10. Sarah Beckwith, Lakeview, NY *83-85–168
11. Kaley Bohling, Princeton Junction, NJ *85-86–171
12. Kelli Andersen, Staton Island, NY *89-91–180
13. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *89-100–189
14. Hannah Fireman, Ambler, PA *100-96–196

IJGT members set to compete in USGA Junior Championships

On Monday, July 20,2015, the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior will commence with many IJGT members from across the country competing in the nation’s premier junior golf event conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The 68th U.S. Junior Amateur will be contested in the hometown of the IJGT, Bluffton, S.C., at Colleton River Plantation. Here are a list of IJGT members competing in the boys national championship.

  • Evan Brown – Chadds Ford, Pa.
  • Jack Melville – Maple Glen, Pa.
  • Joe Highsmith – Lakewood, Wash.
  • Parker Gillam – Cary, N.C.
  • Marcos Montenegro – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Stuart Fuller – Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Allen Smith – Durham, N.C.
  • Ethan Ng – New York, N.Y.
  • Thomas “Jack” Simpson – Aurora, Ontario

The U.S. Girls’ Junior will be held at Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Here are the list of IJGT members competing.

  • Karah Sanford – Escondido, Calif.
  • Bibilani Liu – Cupertino, Calif.
  • Megan McLean – Lebanon, N.J.
  • Jennifer Cleary – Wilmington, Del.
  • Kelly Sim – Edgewater, N.J.
  • Ami Gianchandani – Short Hills, N.J.
  • Anina Ku – Basking Ridge, N.J.
  • Sophie Guo – Bluffton, S.C.
  • Shannon Brooks – Vienna, Va.
  • Aneka Seumanutafa – Frederick, Md.

Best of luck to the 19 IJGT members competing as they look to join past IJGT alumni, I.K. Kim, Julieta Granada, Kevin Tway, Jim Liu, and Hunter Mahan, who won the U.S. Junior Amateur or U.S. Girls’ Junior.

Marah Penn is featured in the IJGT Photo of the Week

The IJGT made its way to Stafford, N.Y., for the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club. Juniors battled rain during the first day of competition, but had great conditions for the final round of the event all while competing for national rankings. Following the tournament, a photo of Marah Penn of Hamburg, N.Y., was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week.

Marah Penn, the Girls Division Champion at the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club, earned Photo of the Week honors

Marah Penn, the Girls Division Champion at the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club, earned Photo of the Week honors

The eventual winner of the Girls Division, Marah had a great tournament in her final IJGT event of her career. Although rain dominated day one, that did not slow her down en route to a opening round of 77, then closing the tournament with a  score of 75.

Congratulations to Marah Penn on being our IJGT Photo of the Week! Don’t forget- each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the  IJGT Facebook Page after each event. Like, share and comment on your favorite photos and, based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

 

1 point- per ‘Like’

2 points- per comment (let’s keep these positive!)

3 points- per share​

Del Monaco, Zogby earn IJGT Player of the Week honors (July 15, 2015)

The IJGT traveled to Stafford, N.Y., to host the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club on July 9–10, 2015. Juniors competed in wet conditions for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Following the tournament, the IJGT is pleased to award Player of the Week honors to Ryan Zogby of New Hartford, N.Y., and Marissa Del Monaco of Little Valley, N.Y.

Zogby bounced back from his first round of 80 shooting a 2-over 74, improving his score by six strokes. He ended his second round with a birdie, birdie finish, which gave him a tie for second place in the tournament. Zogby finished the tournament with a two-day total of 154 for the Boys 15-19 Division, and also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for his final-round 2-over 74.

Ryan Zogby earned Player of the Week honors at Stafford Country Club

Ryan Zogby earned Player of the Week honors at Stafford Country Club

In the Girls Division, Del Monaco rebounded from a first round of 84 to improving her second day score by seven strokes, shooting a 77. She had two consistent par streaks on holes Nos. 4-10 and again on 12-17. This helped Del Monaco secure her second-place finish as she carded a total of 161 for the two-day tournament.

Marissa Del Monaco earned Player of the Week honors at Stafford Country Club

Marissa Del Monaco earned Player of the Week honors at Stafford Country Club