International Junior Golf Tour Thanksgiving Day Classic

International Junior Golf Tour Thanksgiving Day Classic

TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.- The International Junior Golf Tour returned to an annual stop on their tour this week with the playing of the Thanksgiving Classic at TPC Sawgrass. The juniors were challenged throughout the weekend on both courses, with Pete Dye’s Valley Course and TPC Stadium Course, home of the PGA Players Championship. The players enjoyed spectacular weather for the late November event, all while competing for AJGA Performance Stars, national rankings, and IJGT merit points.

 

After three rounds of great competition, the Boys 15-19 Division would ultimately be decided in a two-way playoff. After one playoff hole, Gordan Brixi of Potomac, MD came away victorious after a stellar final round.

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“It feels good to get the win”, Brixi said after the round. “I did not change much today, just needed to play my game because I did not

know how the leaders were playing. I was happy to go to a playoff because I wanted to keep playing on this great course.”

 

Brixi tallied scores of 74 and 80 for the first two rounds on the Valley course. Then on Saturday, he finished with an impressive round of 74 on the Stadium course, ultimately creating the playoff. Brixi concluded after the round that winning the playoff on the famous 17th hole was great, but the 16th hole was the favorite for him on Saturday.

 

“That is where I started to turn it around for me”, Brixi added. “After that hole I knew there was a good chance some good would follow, and clearly it did.”

Finishing in second place for the week is Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, SC. Phillips was impressive all weekend, putting together scores of 79, 70 and 79 for 228 finish. Then, finishing out the top three is Jaden Weisman of Malvern, PA, putting together rounds of 77, 74, and 80 for a 231 finish.

 

 

For the Boys 14 & Under Division, Julian Sanchez- Garcia went wire-to-wire earning the top prize. Sanchez- Garcia showed great consistency throughout the weekend, tallying scores of 79, 77, and 79 for a total of

  1. Sanchez-Garcia said there was no additional pressure or challenge and focused on playing his best in earning the victory.

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“After the first day I had a comfortable lead and felt great where I placed myself”, Sanchez-Garcia added. “You do not get to play at a course like this every day so just enjoying everything and playing my best was the biggest reason for the win”.

 

Finishing in the top three for the weekend are Seung Jae Mo of South Korea, who had rounds of 93, 80 and 89. Rounding out top three is Matthew Pilgrim of Canada, finishing with rounds of 90, 84 and 92.

 

Then, in the Girls Division, Sophia Burnett continued her impressive play as of late adding a victory over the

weekend. Battling some minor setbacks during the first round, Burnett found her comfort zone during the second round ultimately finishing the week off with a victory.

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“Feels pretty cool to win, because it is TPC Sawgrass and I am grateful to win here”, Burnett said after the round. “I had some hiccups on a few holes during the first round that I was able to overcome, but the

second round I was much more comfortable on those holes”.

 

Burnett, like the majority of the field, spoke highly of the new renovations made to the TPC Stadium course. Those changes luckily played to the strength of her game.

 

Burnett added “They are great changes, some of the holes I did not recognize at first but the course here is simply amazing”.

 

The IJGT will conclude its Fall season in a few weeks, with the playing of the IJGA Invitational at Harbourtown Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC. Players will be competing for national rankings, and the chance to earn IJGT Merit points as well as AJGA Performance Stars. To sign up for this event, or view future events, visit IJGT.com, or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final results of the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass were conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on November 26, 2016.

 

Boys 15-19 Division: Rounds 1 & 2 Dye’s Valley Course- Black Tees 6,684 Yards, 71.9/129. Round 3 Stadium Course- Black Tees 6,650 Yards, 74.0/146. Boys 14& Under Division: Rounds 1& 2 Dye’s Valley Course- Blue Tees 5,972 Yards, 69.4/131. Round 3 Stadium Course- Blue Tees 5,992 Yards, 70.3/136. Girls Division: Rounds 1 &2 Dye’s Valley Course- White Tees 5,765 Yards, 65.0/115. Round 3 Stadium Course- White Tees 5,720 Yards, 76.0/151.

 

International Junior Golf Tour Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

November 24-26, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division-

Round 1 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course 6,684 Yards, Par 72 Round 2 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course: 6,684 Yards, Par 72 Round 3 – (Black Tees) Stadium Course: 6,650 Yards, Par 72

 

1-x. Gordan Brixi, Potomac, MD *74-80-74–228

  1. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-70-79–228
  2. Jaden Weisman, Malvern, PA *77-74-80–231
  3. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *76-78-80–234
  4. Noah Schwartz, Cherry Hill, NJ *78-74-83–235
  5. PJ ORourke, Ho Ho Kus *73-79-84–236
  6. Sean Niles, Northville, MI *79-75-82–236
  7. Elliot Wright, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *78-77-81–236
  8. Alex Whitehead, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *79-79-81–239
  9. Mike Donner, Hamburg, NY *76-77-87–240
  10. Frank Parisi, Schenectady, NY *83-81-79–243
  11. Chun Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *78-85-83–246
  12. Philipp Katich, St.Leon-Rot *82-81-87–250
  13. Will Englander, Cohasset, MA *84-84-83–251
  14. Michael Katsman, Howey-In-The-HIlls, FL *80-81-91–252
  15. Will Whittaker, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *84-79-89–252
  16. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *91-82-80–253
  17. Jamie Murray, Ontario, Canada *79-89-87–255
  18. Oreo Prommart, Thung Khonkaen, Thailand *84-81-92–257
  19. Matthew Chorches, West Hartford, CT *77-85-97–259
  20. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *89-82-88–259
  21. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *84-83-96–263
  22. Mike Tomczak, Lake View, NY *87-83-93–263
  23. Ethan Dawson, Edmond, OK *90-93-91–274
  24. Adam DeSorbo, Amsterdam, NY *89-95-93–277
  25. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *91-90-99–280
  26. Zack Jiang, Guangdong, China *96-88-96–280

 

Boys 14 & Under Division-

Round 1 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course 5,972 Yards, Par 72 Round 2 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course: 5,972 Yards, Par 72 Round 3 – (Black Tees) Stadium Course: 5,992 Yards, Par 72

 

  1. Julian Sanchez-Garcia, Xalapa, Mexico *79-77-79–235
  2. Seung Jae Mo, Goyang, South Korea *93-80-89–262
  3. Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *90-84-92–266
  4. Zach Locke, Horseheads, NY *95-88-93–276
  5. Finn ORourke, HoHoKus, NJ *96-90-98–284
  6. David Murigi, Nairobi, Kenya *90-96-102–288

 

Girls Division-

Round 1 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course 5,765 Yards, Par 72 Round 2 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course: 5,765 Yards, Par 72 Round 3 – (Black Tees) Stadium Course: 5,720 Yards, Par 72

 

  1. Sophia Burnett, Bluffton, SC *86-74-83-243
  2. Gabriella Gilrowski, Westfield, IN *85-81-88–254
  3. Camila Burnett, Bluffton, SC *89-92-96–277
  4. Erica Boyd, Charlotte, NC *95-95-92–282
  5. Megan Donahue, Lafayette, IN *101-87-101–289
  6. Sabrina Reyes, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico *102-97-102–301

Orange County National Junior

 

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

Orange County National Junior

Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge

October 1-2, 2016

 

Orlando, FL.– The International Junior Golf continued their fall tour down in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge. With the course, Crooked Cat, in pristine condition, there were a dozen of scores under-par on both days. Greens were lighting fast, fairways were wide open, and the weather conditions were picture perfect for this two-day tournament.

 

The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Robin Williams, had an impressive two-day total of 149, five under par. Williams, of Leeds, United Kingdom, carded eleven birdies and stayed under par both days. He battled against forty-seven players to take the champion title. Coming in second place from Venezuela, was Luis Martinez. Martinez shot even par the first day, then stepped up to shoot three-under par to move up in the field.  Martinez had five biridies in total and only two bogeies. There was a tie for third place at two-under par. Jack Crawshaw and Cameron Sheedy tied with a score of 142.

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“I played very well, I believe it was my irons. I set myself up for a lot of birdie putts. On the first day of the tournament I dug deep and I realized there were a lot of opportunities on the back. On the final round, my putting was much better. Without my putter, the results of today would have been very different,” remarked Williams.

 

The Boys 14 & Under Division had five players compete for the first place title. Taking the championship was Grant Gobezie of Hunting Valley, OH. Gobezie took the lead on day one after shooting a 71, one-under par. He finished the tournament with a total of 147, three over par. Fighting for the second place finish was Oscar De la Fuente of Queretaro, Mexico. After shooting an 80 in round one, Fuente came back to shoot even par to get him to a total of 152. Right behind him was Krishiv Tekchandani signing for a score of 153.

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“I enjoyed the course this weekend. I played great and hit a lot of fairways. Hitting the fairways helped me score this weekend,” said Gobezie.

 

The Girls Division Champion carded a 150, and was awarded to Manhua Chen of Guangdong, China. With ten girls in the field this week, Chen broke away from the tie after day one to claim the Division. Chen shot 74, 76 for a total of 150 with five birdies on her score card. Rou Yin, of Zhejiang, China, came in second place, two strokes behind Chen. Yin had a combine total of 152 with four birdies. Rounding out the Girls Division was Peisha Fan, ten over par, a total of 154.

“I was happy that I played great all weekend. My putting was not the greatest unfortunately. My driver was my best club for the tournament. I hit many fairways and it kept me in play,” Chen explained

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The IJGT will continue the Fall 2016 Season in Ringoes, N.J., at The Ridge at Back Brook. The Major Championship at the Ridge will be October 8-9, 2016. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final Results of the Orange County National Junior conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on October 1-2,2016.

 

Boys 15-19 Division Black tees 6,697 yards, 72.7/129. Boys 14 & Under: Blue tees 6,023 yards, 68.9/122. Girls Division: White tees 5,741 yards, 72.9/130.

 

 

International Junior Golf Tour

Orange County National Junior

Winter Garden, FL

October 1-2, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees- 6,697 yards

 

  1. Robin Williams, Leeds, United Kingdom *68-71–139
  2. Luis Martinez, Caracus, Venezuela *72-69–141
  3. Jack Crawshaw, Winnetka, IL *72-70–142
  4. Cameron Sheedy, Pepperell, MA *70-72–142
  5. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *71-72–143
  6. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *69-74–143
  7. Dongjin Park, Seoul, South Korea *74-70–144
  8. Samsona Lu, New Taipei City, Taiwan *78-67–145
  9. Ian Peng, Chang Hua, Taiwan *73-73–146
  10. Zach Greifenberger, Toronto, Canada *76-71–147
  11. Carson Barbe, Beckville, TX *71-76–147
  12. Tate Heintzelman-Dee, Granger, IN *71-76–147
  13. Wonjun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *75-73–148
  14. Senne Ramiah, Cape Town, South Africa *73-75–148
  15. Jaco Campos, Madrid, Spain *74-75–149
  16. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *74-77–151
  17. Egor Zotov, Russia *77-75–152
  18. Florian Blatti, Epalinges, Switzerland *77-76–153
  19. Cannon Tarnow, Port Orange, FL *75-78–153
  20. Zaffar Sikkander, Nawala, Sri Lanka *75-78–153
  21. Kim Kang, Howey-In-The-HIlls, FL *73-80–153
  22. Shaojun Xie, Guangdon, China *78-76–154
  23. Daniel Song, Beijing, China *78-76–154
  24. Frank Parisi, Schenectady, NY *76-79–155
  25. Xavier Marcoux, Lexington, MA *75-80–155
  26. Niels Schmidlin, Switzerland *75-80–155
  27. Phillipp Krahmer, Munich, Germany *77-79–156
  28. Kevin Horono, Daegu, South Korea *82-74–156
  29. Sebastian Carranza, Guatemala *79-77–156
  30. Marco Nieto, Eynon, PA *75-81–156
  31. Silas Lee, Petoskey, MI *78-79–157
  32. Michael Marsico, Aspinall, PA *78-80–158
  33. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *78-80–158
  34. Tommy Nguyen, Windermere, FL *80-78–158
  35. Luigi Wong, Baguio City, Philippines *78-81–159
  36. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *86-75–161
  37. Preston Haugh, Alexandria, VA *85-78–163
  38. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *82-81–163
  39. Philip Wirz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *79-86–165
  40. Juan Pablo Vega, Mexico *84-81–165
  41. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *81-84–165
  42. Rohan Govil, Monroe, NJ *83-84–167
  43. Federico Jaramillo, Bogota, Colombia *85-87–172
  44. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *91-86–177
  45. Mateo Lancheros, Bogota, Colombia *90-93–183
  46. Taylor Rockwel, Winter garden, FL *90-97–187
  47. Zack Jiang, Guangdong, China *95-93–188

DID NOT FINISH

  1. Victor Sanchez, Atizapan De Zaragoza, Mexico, *

 

Girls Division- White Tees- 5,741 yards

  1. Manhua Chen, Guangdong, China *74-76–150
  2. Rou Yin, Zhejiang, China *74-78–152
  3. Peisha Fan, Baoding, China *76-78–154
  4. Chiara Arya, Jakarta, Indonesia *77-81–158
  5. Claire Jeon, Yong-In, South Korea *76-83–159
  6. Stephanie Vargas, Bogota, Colombia *85-82–167
  7. Audrey Kennett, Corte Madera, CA *89-79–168
  8. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada *86-89–175
  9. Sabrina Reyes, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico *96-92–188
  10. Luciana Ramos, Mexico City, Mexico *106-90–196

 

 

Boys U-14 Division- Blue Tees- 6,023 yards

 

  1. Grant Gobezie, Hunting Valley, OH *71-76–147
  2. Oscar De la Fuente, Queretaro, Mexico *80-72–152
  3. Krishiv Tekchandani, India *78-75–153
  4. Zijie Jeremy Cai, Shenzhen, China *76-83–159
  5. David Murigi, Nairobi, Kenya *86-81–167

 

Inaugural Juniors FORE Warriors Charity Invitational.

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational

 

Parris Island, SC – The International Junior Golf Tour took a step out of their comfort zone this weekend. Juniors FORE Warriors was the Inaugural Invitational that benefited two Non-profit Organizations; Hope for the Warriors and Junior Champions Foundation. The weekend started off with a private tour of the Parris Island Marine Base on Friday September, 23. The tournament was played Saturday and Sunday with hot and sunny conditions.

The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Jeremy Sisson, took the title for the second weekend in a row with the IJGT. Sisson won the Island Invitational at Dolphin Head CC, he kept his momentum up by shooting a total of three-under for the two days. Sisson, from Skaneatles, N.Y., had the low final round of 69. Samuel Cudjoe, from Trinidad and Tobago, had an impressive second round of two-under par. Cudjoe, who was tied with three people after round one, had five birdies to move up in the pack. Rounding our third was Leo Hernandez, shooting three-over par, with a total of 147.

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“Winning twice in a row feels really good. It doesn’t happen often, so I’m pretty happy. This place, Parris Island, is special. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The wildlife and the course is special, and it being on a Marine base makes it truly unique,” remarked Sisson.

AJ Gilpin, of Norwell, M.A., was the Boys 14 & Under Division Champ for the Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational. Gilpin kept his lead after day one, shooting 76, 76. Coming up five strokes behind Gilpin was Matthew Pilgrim. Pilgrim, from West Vancouver, shot three stokes better in his second round. He carded 80, 77, for a total of 157. In third place of the Boys 14 & Under Division was Bryan Kim, signing for a total of 161.

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“I played great, I hit a lot of greens and fairways this weekend. This was my first time playing at Parris Island. I loved the course and these are the fastest tournament greens I have ever played on,” said Gilpin.

The Girls Division Champion carded a 156, and was awarded to Vivian Yen of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Keeping her first place secured from round one, she fought through the heat and ended up with a round two score of 81. Maria Aslanis, of Hinckley, O.H., came in second with a total of 184.

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“I played well, even though my putting was not the greatest. The course was incredible, the greens were fast and in fantastic shape. My best club in my bag this weekend was my 8 iron. I always practice with it and it payed off,” Yen explained

The IJGT will continue the Fall 2016 Season in Orlando, Fla., at Orange County National. The Orange County National Junior will be October 1-2, 20016. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final Results of the Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational at Parris Island conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 24-25,2016.

Boys 15-19 Division: 6,588 Yards, 71.5/126. Boys 14 & Under Division: 6,092 Yards, 69.3/128. Girls Division: 5,825 Yards, 73.3/128.

International Junior Golf Tour

Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational

Parris Island, SC

September 24-25, 2016

 Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,588 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Jeremy Sisson, Skaneatles, NY *72-69–141
  2. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *75-70–145
  3. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *73-74–147
  4. Dan Byrne, Cork, Ireland *76-73–149
  5. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *75-76–151
  6. Luis Martinez, Caracus, Venezuela *75-76–151
  7. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *77-77–154
  8. Nick Gioffre, Waxhaw, NC *76-83–159
  9. Jose Chavez, Guatemala City, Guatemala *85-79–164
  10. Tucker Etro, Eliot, ME *87-81–168
  11. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *85-85–170
  12. Jorge Castaneda Luna, DF, Mexico *82-93–175
  13. Ryan Touzeau, Center Valley, PA *98-85–183

 

Girls Division – White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Vivian Yen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan *75-81–156
  2. Maria Aslanis, Hinckley, OH *92-92–184

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,092 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Aj Gilpin, Norwell, MA *76-76–152
  2. Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *80-77–157
  3. Bryan Kim, Evans, GA *81-80–161

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Sisson takes the title after leading Day 1, Lee credits her chipping to a stellar finish.

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

Island Invitational at Dolphin Head Golf Club

September 17-18, 2016

Hilton Head Island, SC

 

Jeremy Sisson takes the title after leading Day 1

Lee credits her chipping to a stellar finish.

 

 

Hilton Head Island, SC – The International Junior Golf Tour dodged tropical storm Julie and had scorching temps this weekend at the Island Invitational. The tournament had 50 participants that battled this weekend. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions. AJGA Stars were also award in the Boys 15-19 Division

 

The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Jeremy Sisson, claimed first place with a total of 145 for the tournament. Sisson, from Skaneatles, N.Y., competed in his first IJGT tournament over the weekend and kept his first place lead both days. Sisson, after just having his appendix taken out, carded three birides. Conor Bryne, claimed second place, after having a comeback second round shooting 71. Bryne, from Dublin, Ireland, had a total of 147 for the tournament. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was Lino Galdin, shooting 76, 73, for a total of 149.

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“It’s my first IJGT event, I enjoyed it! On day one I was inside twenty feet for every putt and was making pars. Today I was chunking my irons, my chipping saved me, getting inside three feet and making the putt.  The course was short, which hitting it straight gave you great reward. I just had my appendix taken out and just started playing two weeks ago, it felt great to get back out there,” remarked Sisson.

 

In the Girls Division, there were two that finished the tournament. Tracy Lee, of Seoul, South Korea, had a strong weekend shooting 74, 76, for a total of 150. Lee, coming off from a win from a previous tournament, showed strong iron play with 2 birides for her rounds. Taking second place was Yuna Sato of Fukushima, Japan. Sato was able to battle back after her round one score of 85, to shoot an impressive 74 on the last day.

 

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“My round went good. My short game was pretty strong, anything under 30 yards I was able to get it up and down. On hole eight I stuck it less than a foot and had a tap in for birdie, my only birdie in the final round, I was very excited. The course was challenging because you had to be straight off the tee. I feel great going into this season, I can tell I’m improving.,” said Lee.

 

 

There were six players in the Boys 14 and Under Divison. Round one, Julian Sanchez-Garcia and Bryan Kim were tied; ultimately it came down to the last hole where Garcia beat Kim by one stroke. Garcia, from Xalapa, Mexico, had a consistent round of 77, 77. Kim shot one stroke better in his final round for a total of 155. Taking third place was AJ Gilpin, shooting 157.

 

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The IJGT also recognizes the Clazic Belts Low Final Award Winners.

 

Conor Bryne- 71.

Yuna Sato- 74.

 

 

 

 

 

The IJGT will continue the Fall 2016 Season in Parris Island, S.C at the Inaugural Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational. This tournament will be September 24-25, 2016. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final Results of the Island Invitational at Dolphin Head GC conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 17-18, 2016.
Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees-6,505 yards par 72 (72.7/140). Boys 14 &Under Division: Blue Tees-6,025 (70.5/129). Girls Division: White Tees-5,611 (68.5/124).

Saturday – Sunny 89 degrees with 5 mph winds.

Sunday – Sunny 91 degrees with 5 mph winds.

 

International Junior Golf Tour

Island Invitational at Dolphin Head

Hilton Head Island, SC

September 17-18, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees- 6,505 yards- Par 72

 

  1. Jeremy Sisson, Skaneatles, NY *71-74–145
  2. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *76-71–147
  3. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *72-78–150
  4. Drew Mullen, Pawleys Island, SC *75-76–151
  5. Erik MacDonald, Braintree, MA *74-77–151
  6. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *80-72–152
  7. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *76-76–152
  8. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *72-80–152
  9. Mark Laken, Kenosha, WI *77-76–153
  10. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *76-77–153
  11. Aidan McCloskey, Northborough, MA *76-77–153
  12. Alan Smith, Winchendon, MA *74-79–153
  13. Tyden Wilson, Concord, MA *78-77–155
  14. Mikus Ming, Smiths, Bermuda *78-77–155
  15. Charlie Farrell, Hilton Head Island, SC *78-77–155
  16. Luis Martinez, Caracus, Venezuela *75-80–155
  17. Jorge Castaneda, Bluffton, SC *0-83–83
  18. Carson Barbe, Beckville, TX *76-80–156
  19. Kameron Daniels, Bowie, MD *82-75–157
  20. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *77-80–157
  21. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *75-82–157
  22. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *74-83–157
  23. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *76-83–159
  24. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *81-79–160
  25. Luigi Oddera, Genova, Italy *79-81–160
  26. Dan Byrne, Cork, Ireland *87-74–161
  27. Andrew Choi, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-82–161
  28. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *81-80–161
  29. Oreo Prommart, Thung Khonkaen, Thailand *83-80–163
  30. Victor Sanchez, Atizapan De Zaragoza, Mexico *77-86–163
  31. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *78-87–165
  32. Frank Parisi, Schenectady, NY *82-85–167
  33. Ian Arnold, Allentown, PA *87-82–169
  34. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo Japan, *84-85–169
  35. Jorge Casteneda Luna, DF, Mexico *90-83–173
  36. Ryan Touzeau, Center Valley, PA *87-87–174
  37. Kiet Trieu, Hanoi, Vietnam *86-89–175
  38. Zhuole Lin, Shenzen, China *94-87–181

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

  1. Nick Gioffre, Waxhaw, NC

 

 

Boys U-14 Division- Blue Tees- 6,025 yards- Par 72

 

  1. Julian Sanchez-Garcia, Xalapa, Mexico *77-77–154
  2. Bryan Kim, Evans, GA *78-77–155
  3. Aj Gilpin, Norwell, MA *82-75–157
  4. Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *84-80–164
  5. David Murigi, Nairobi, Kenya *92-76–168
  6. Seung Jae Mo, Goyang, South Korea *90-81–171

 

 

 

Girls Division- White Tees- 5,611 yards- Par 72

 

  1. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *74-76–150
  2. Yuna Sato, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan *85-74–159

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

  1. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

 

British Open Proves Challenging for IJGT Alums

This weekend one of the most prestigious events of the year, the British Open hosted by Royal Troon Golf Course, came to a historic end. Royal Troon Golf Course is a links style course which requires accurate shots to be made throughout the round. The front nine is easier than the back, as a strong wind comes into play. The IJGT was well represented during the British Open, as six alumnus took part in the event.

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Webb Simpson, courtesy of http://4.bp.blogspot.com/

 

 

Scotland, the land of golf, was the perfect venue for such a significant event. IJGT junior golfers are eligible to earn points to play in the land of golf and experience the status of European courses. The Race to Scotland features courses like the Old Course at St. Andrews, North Berwick GC, Archerfield Links, Gullane GC, and Muirfield GC. These courses will challenge the junior golfers, much like the Royal Troon challenged the professionals. For each tournament played in, points will be awarded to the top golfers in each division, and then will be redeemable for the trip.

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IJGT Race to Scotland 2016

 

The field was composed of the best players in the world, and among them were IJGT Alum. Webb Simpson was not a stranger to this tournament, this was his fourth appearance in the British Open. He finished with a 4-over total which earned him a tie for 39th. In 2011, Simpson had his best finish at the British Open, finishing tied for 16th at Royal St. George’s after being on tour for just three years. During his time playing in IJGT tournaments, he placed 7th in the tournament at Pinehurst Course No. 5 in February of 1999.

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Rickie Fowler, courtesy of http://blog.golfballs.com/

Rickie Fowler, who made his 6th British Open appearance, had a difficult third round, finishing 5-over, to score a 6-over total, tied for 46th. Fowler was arguably the most well-known IJGT alum, he won the IJGT tournament at Westin Keirland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona in April 2003. His best finish was at Royal Liverpool in 2014, where he carded a 15-under earning him a second place finish.

Kevin Chappell, Daniel Summerhays, and Jamie Lovemark all made their debut at the 2016 British Open and as rookies, and had fantastic finishes. Chappell carded a 7-over total finishing tied for 53rd while Summerhays shot a 9-over total, ultimately tying for 59th place. Jamie Lovemark had a great first round finishing 3 over, but the Royal Troon proved to be too difficult as his second round (81) put him outside of the cut line.

The IJGT is very excited to continue following their alums and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

TEAM USA Brings the Trophy Home

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Okatie, South Carolina- The International Junior Golf Tour met the Canadian Junior Golf Association at the North America Cup for the fourteenth consecutive year. The teams were hand selected based on their performance in recent competitions and their exceptional demeanor on and off the course. The North America Cup traditionally begins with opening ceremonies followed by an official practice round.  The squads then play three different matches in Ryder Cup format. The teams play a four-ball match, followed by an alternate shot match, and rounding out the tournament with singles matches. Each match won is equivalent to one point, and this year every point counted.

IMG_3335On July 4, it was only fitting that the United States hit the ground running. With an impressive start, the momentum carried the team for days to come. In the Girls’ Division, Sophia Burnett and Sarah Perine, had a competitive day ending in a squared match against Canada’s Lucy Liu and Esther Subin. The teams were never up by one hole at any given time throughout the round.

 

“We needed each other throughout the match, and we could not have had better team work,” said Perine.

 

In the 15-and-Under Division, Chase Phillips and Deion Shepherd, scored a point for Team USA finishing one match ahead of Gu and Krauss. That match, just like the girls’, continued to be back and forth throughout the round. In the Boys’ 15-19 Division, two out three points favored the United States. Reid Bedell and Cole Berger scored a point in their match while never losing confidence against Beckstead and White. RJ Wren and Sean Stanistreet battled from behind all the way to the final hole, where they ended victorious, adding another point for Team USA. Trevor Hogan and Patrick Sheehan played red-hot Brunet and Simpson, but ultimately lost. The United States finished Day One with a 3.5 to 1.5 lead.

After a great first day, Team USA went into the second day with perfect chemistry, and a strong desire to win. One match short of a clean sweep, the team continued to battle across all levels.

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“Being comfortable on and off the course with each other helped to secure four victories on Day Two,” said RJ Wren.

 

The Girls’ Division, the 15-and-Under, and two of the three 15-19 Boys’ collected a point. Deion Shepherd and Sean Stanistreet battled for the clean sweep, but ultimately fell short after fighting through eighteen holes. After Day Two, Team USA led Team Canada 7.5 to 2.5.

 

On the final day of North America Cup, the teams contended for ten obtainable points. Every match was important, and team USA needed three points to secure the final victory. Players had their ups and downs throughout the challenging day, but collected all the points needed to win. Cole Berger, Reid Bedell, and RJ Wren each scored a point in their single matches.

 

Bedell said, “I thought the team effort was incredible and the comradery was phenomenal! Each of us played our hearts out and did not leave anything on the course.”

 

Sean Stanistreet battled for a square match against Canada’s Thiessen. Mikee Ordona birdied the final four holes of his match to regain the lead and secure a point for the team. Sophia Burnett added an additional point for the team by finishing with a 45-foot putt, while Team USA lined the green to cheer her on.

 

“It was a great way to end, a long putt like that, it was a perfect ending to a great tournament,” Burnett said.

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Team USA secured a 13 to 7 victory during the final round of the tournament. The North America Cup will continue next year, on Canadian soil.

 

Captain Nick Walker said, “I am so proud to be apart of this victory for Team USA. All credit goes to the players. The difference, I believe, was how tight knit our team was, both on and off the course. The love they showed one another was something amazing to watch and it was truly humbling to be a part of and witness.”

 

North America Cup 2016 has come to a close, and the hardware has been returned to the United States. The IJGT would like to thank Oldfield GC, CJGA, players, coaches, and parents for a great event. We are looking forward to North America Cup 2017 already!

 

 

Final Results of the North America Cup at Oldfield CC were conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on July 4-6.

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees- 6,726 par 72 (73.4/136). Boys 15 &Under Division: White Course Tees-5,976 (70.6/128). Girls Division: Blue Tees-5,924 (68.8/124).

Round One, July 4, 2016: Four-ballBoys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6726 yards, Par 721.     USA, Trevor Hogan and Patrick Sheehan vs. CAN, Vincet Brunet and Shayne Simpson: 6&4 CAN2.     USA, Reid Bedell and Cole Berger vs. CAN, Taylor Beckstead and Braydon White: 3&2 USA3.     USA, Sean Stanistreet and RJ Wren vs. CAN, Michael Ikejiani and Mitchell Thiessen: 1up USA Boys 15U Division- Blue Tees, 6976 yards, Par 721.     USA, Chase Phillips and Deion Shepherd vs. CAN, Vick Gu and Mathias Krauss: 1up USA Girls Division – White Tees, 5924 yards, Par 721.     USA, Sophia Burnett and Sarah Perine vs. CAN, Lucy Liu and Esther Subin: All Square

Round Two, July 5, 2016: FoursomeBoys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6726 yards, Par 721.     USA, Deion Shepherd and Sean Stanistreet vs. CAN, Micheal Ikejiani and Mitchell Thiessen, 1up CAN2.     USA, Cole Berger and Trevor Hogan vs. CAN, Braydon White and Taylor Beckstead: 4&3 USA3.     USA, Reid Bedell and RJ Wren vs. CAN, Shayne Simpson and Vincent Brunet: 4&2 USA Boys 15U Division- Blue Tees, 6976 yards, Par 721.     USA, Patrick Sheehan and Mikee Ordona vs. CAN, Vick Gu and Mathias Krauss: 4&3 USA Girls Division – White Tees, 5924 yards, Par 721.     USA, Sophia Burnett and Sarah Perine vs. CAN, Lucy Liu and Esther Subin: 3&2 USA

Round Three, July 6, 2016: Singles MatchesBoys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6726 yards, Par 721.     USA, Cole Berger vs. CAN, Vincent Brunet: 1up USA2.     USA, Trevor Hogan vs. CAN, Braydon White: 3&2 CAN3.     USA, Patrick Sheehan vs. CAN, Taylor Beckstead: 5&4 CAN4.     USA, Reid Bedell vs. CAN Mitchell Thiessen: 2&1 USA5.     USA, Sean Stanistreet vs. CAN, Michael Ikejiani: Square6.     USA, RJ Wren vs. CAN, Shayne Simpson: 2up USA Boys 15U Division- Blue Tees, 6976 yards, Par 721.     USA, Chase Phillips vs. CAN, Michael Krauss: 2&1 CAN2.     USA, Mikee Ordona vs. CAN, Vick Gu: 3&1 USA Girls Division – White Tees, 5924 yards, Par 721.     USA, Sarah Perine vs. CAN, Esther Subin: 2&1 CAN2.     USA, Sophia Burnett vs. CAN Lucy Liu: 3&1 USA

 

109 Players at the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions

 

 Orlando, Fla..– The International Junior Golf Tour ended their 2015-2016 season in Orlando, Fla. with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. This weekend the tour also celebrated the All IJGT Team, top ten players in each division, at The Groove at Universal City Walk. The IJGT had 24 countries and 18 states represent this weekend at Grand Cypress Resort. The three-day tournament had sunny skies and humid temperatures. Each player competed for AJGA Stars, and National Rankings.

 

 

In the Boys 15-19 Division, the Tournament of Champions had 7 boys under-par for tournament. Louis-Francois Charpentier, from Winter Garden, Fla., took the championship by one stroke. Charpentier had 12 birdies over the past three days, and carded a total of 208, (69, 66, 73). There was a tie for second place between Ryoto Furuya and Carlos Marrero. Marrero and Furuya shot a total of 209, one stroke behind the champion. Furuya, from Alpharetta, G.A., carded 67, 69, 73, for the three days with 15 birdies and an eagle. Marrero carded 70, 69, 70, with 11 birdies and also an eagle.

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“It feels awesome to win my last junior tournament. I chose the IJGT as my last tournament because of the top venues and strong fields. The tournament this weekend was very well ran and the course was in great shape. I’m not surprised on how I played, I stayed patient and was pleased with the outcome. This summer I will be getting ready to play college golf at Rollins College and qualifying for the RBC Candian Open,” commented Charpentier.

 

The Boys 14 and Under Division had 12 players compete this weekend. Kaito Kitazoe, of Nara, Japan, shot even for tournament; a total of 216. He carded 73, 68, 75, with 10 birdies and an eagle. Behind Kitazoe was Grant Gobezie. Gobezie, from Hunting Valley, O.H., who shot a total of 221; 73, 77, 71. Coming in third was Alec Nachmann who shot a total of 224.

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“I played really well, I played as best as I could this weekend. I liked how my 8 iron was working, I hit it far and it goes really high. The course was amazing, simply beautiful. The fairways were well manicured and the greens were challenging. I loved everything about this course,” said Kitazoe.

 

 

In the Girls Division, 29 girls competed for the Championship. Kayla Kozak, of Bluffton, S.C., kept the first place title for all three days, and she was also the IJGT Player of the Year. Kozak carded a total of 214 with 7 birdies and 3 eagles. Over the three days Kozak kept her scores under par by shooting 71, 72, 71. Behind Kozak was Ximena Gonzalez of Queretaro, Mexico. Gonzalez shot 72, 73, 75, a total of 220 Yukie Sasaki of Hiroshima, Japan, battled back to take the third place title this weekend. Sasaki carded a total of 221 with 13 birdies.

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“I stayed with my process this weekend, I focused on not getting ahead of myself. The three-day tournament was very tiring, I was feeling really dehydrated. I made sure I drank a lot of water and got to bed early. The three day tournament was great preparation for college golf. This summer I’m going to focus on my process. I will take it one shot at a time and keep playing tournaments, I just will stay driven,” Kozak said.

 

 

Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the low final round, presented by Clazic Belts. For the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions two players received the award.

Kayla Kozak: 71

Ryan Daughtery: 69

 

Final Results of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress were conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on May 28-30.

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees- 6,698 par 72 (71.2/119). Boys 14 &Under Division: Blue Tees-6,205 (69.4/115). Girls Division: White Tees-5,880 (72.3/120).

 

Boys 15-19 Division

1. Louis-Francois Charpentier, Winter Garden, FL *69-66-73–208

2. Ryoto Furuya, Alpharetta, GA, *67-69-73–209

2. Carlos Marrero, Valencia, Venezuela, *70-69-70–209

4. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *71-70-70–211

5. Sampson Zheng, Kissimmee, FL *70-72-70-212

6. Ian Peng, Chang Hua, Taiwan *71-72-71–214

7. HaoHua Zhang, Howey in the Hills, FL *75-70-70–215

8. Saptak Talwar, New Delhi, India *73-73-70–216

9. Kosuke Suzuki, Noda *72-70-75–217

9. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *70-72-75–217

11. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *72-73-73–218

11. Connor Creasy, Abingdon, VA *76-70-72–218

11. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *78-70-70–218

14. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *73-68-78–219

14. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *74-71-74–219

14. Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India *76-70-73–219

17. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *75-71-74–220

17. Blaise Vanitvelt, Flint, MI *72-74-74–220

19. Colin Caporal, Gainesville, VA *75-72-74–221

20. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *75-77-70–222

20. Luigi Wong, Baguio City, Philippines *74-78-70–222

20. Gray Johnston, Saint Simons Island, GA *73-79-70–222

20. Tianyu Wu, Beijing, China *73-74-75–222

24. Colton Tanner, Park City, UT *75-72-76–223

25. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *75-72-77–224

25. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *75-72-77–224

27. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *76-75-74–225

28. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *79-68-79–226

28. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *76-74-76–226

30. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *75-80-72–227

30. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *77-77-73–227

32. Ryan Dougherty, Wexford, PA *82-77-69–228

32. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *80-75-73–228

32. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *75-78-75–228

32. Chun Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *78-72-78–228

36. Gordan Brixi, Potomac, MD *80-75-74–229

36. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *76-76-77–229

38. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *81-73-77–231

39. Jack O’Donovan, Pittsford, NY *76-79-77–232

39. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *73-79-80–232

41. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *75-79-79–233

42. Chase Goff, Annapolis, MD *79-74-81–234

43. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *82-79-74–235

44. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *82-77-77–236

44. Marc Sabria, Barcelona, Spain *82-75-79–236

44. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *79-79-78–236

47. Luke Fayocavitz, Clarks Summit, PA *82-77-79–238

48. Philip Chen, Taiwan, Taipei *80-78-81–239

49. Daniel Song, Beijing, China *81-79-80–240

50. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *79-83-79–241

50. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *78-84-79–241

52. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *88-80-74–242

52. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *84-79-79–242

52. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *85-75-82–242

52. Connor Downey, Franklin, TN *83-77-82–242

56. Connor McArdle, Oviedo, FL*90-78-77–245

57. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *75-92-81-248

57. Jaydon Pang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *83-83-82–248

57. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *81-88-79–248

60. Will Klein, Bethesda, MD *84-83-83–250

61. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *84-85-84–253

62. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *85-81-88–254

63. Adam Shilling, North Palm Beach, FL *85-87-83–255

64. Holden Neeves, Bradenton, FL *85-84-87–256

65. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *92-82-86–260

66. Estevan Valdes, Wellington, FL *87-91-85–263

67. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *89-87-88–264

68. John McCallum, Saint Simons Island, GA *90-87-89–266

 

Girls Division

 

1. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *71-72-71–214

2. Ximena Gonzalez, Queretaro, Mexico *72-73-75–220

3. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *73-76-72–221

4. Ankita Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *72-79-73–224

5. Claire Albrecht, Ormond Beach, FL *75-72-79–226

6. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *74-76-77–227

6. Siyan Chen, Hanzhou City, China *76-74-77–227

8. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *77-76-75–228

8. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *74-76-78–228

10. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *79-79-73–231

11. Rou Yin, Zhejiang, China *77-74-81–232

12. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *76-77-80–233

12. Ananya Datar, Bluffton, SC *77-82-74–233

14. Renata Fierro, Yucatan, Mexico *79-76-80–235

15. Greer Valaquenta, Bradenton, FL *77-74-85–236

16. Suthisa Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *78-76-84–238

17. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *83-81-76–240

18. Julia Kashimura, Orlando, FL *85-77-81–243

18. Sophia Burnett, Bluffton, SC *82-84-77-243

20. Ananya Barthakur, Bluffton, SC *84-81-80-245 +29

21. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-85-81–249

22. Katya King, Celebration, FL *81-90-79–250

23. Angela Rivera, El Conchal, Alvarado *83-85-83–251

24. Haley Danford, Longwood, FL *83-86-91–260

25. Alle Galla, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *90-87-94–271

26. Camila Burnett, Bluffton, SC *94-94-85–273

27. Yiqing Gong, Upper Saddle River, NJ *88-94-92–274

28. Ava Marano, Jupiter, FL *96-90-91–277

29. Izzy Galla, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *103-91-87–281

 

Boys 14 and Under Division

 

1. Kaito Kitazoe, Nara, Japan *73-68-75–216

2. Grant Gobezie, Hunting Valley, OH *73-77-71–221

3. Alec Nachmann, Boca Raton, FL *75-71-78–224

4. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *74-77-74–225

5. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *74-75-77–226

6. Alex Gu, Darien, CT *78-77-75–230

7. Johnny Wright, Orlando, FL *82-71-79–232

8. AJ Jaiswal, Wesley Chapel, FL *82-79-78–239

9. Luke Sample, New York, NY *85-79-76–240

10. Will Whittaker, Palm Beach Gardens *79-77-85–241

11. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-81-78–242

12. Amal Jha, Noida, India *92-87-84–263

 

Hisaki shoots an impressive 6-under par, Ryo Harada claims Boys 15-19 Division Championship

 

Winter Garden, Fla.– The International Junior Golf Tour traveled down to central Florida to host the Orlando Open at Orange County National. Fifty four participants competed for AJGA Stars, National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.

In the Girls Division, Marisa Hisaki kept her lead from round one to take the Girls Division Championship. Hisaki, from Osaka, Japan, shot an impress total of 6- under par (138). Over the two days, Hisaki carded 9 birdies. For second place there was a tie between Ximena Gonzalex and Emily Felix. Both girls shot a total of 6-over par (150). Gonzalez, of Queretaro, Mexico had a steady tournament shooting 75 both days. Felix, of Lake Mary, Fla., came back from round one and shot two strokes better in the final round, 76, 74.

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“My Best clubs were anything around the green. I was able to save par a lot of times from that area. I played well. I was able to save myself a bunch this weekend, which helped me score well,” said Hisaki.

In the Boys 14 and Under Division, there was one competitor this weekend. Joro Estepa traveled from his home country of the Philippines to play this weekend. Joro carded a total of 227.

 

“If I had to rate the course, I would give Orange County National 5 stars. My driver helped me get great lies for my second shot,” remarked Estepa.

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In the Boys 15-19 Division, 39 players competed for the title. Ryo Harada, of Tokyo, Japan, battled back from round one to shoot a stellar 68 in round two. Round two aided Harada to take the championship to card a total of 4-under par (140). Taking second place was Ian Peng of Chang Hau, Taiwan. Peng shot a total of 3-under par (141). There was a tie for third place between Don Jin Park and Tristan Galant. Both boys shot 2-under par (142).

 

“I wasn’t thinking about winning, I just wanted to control the things I could. I was happy with how I played, but there are things I can always improve on. My best clubs were my short to middle irons,” said Harada.

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Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the low final round, presented by Clazic Belts. For the Orlando Open 3 belts were given to the following players:
Marissa Hisaki- 68
Ryo Harada- 68
HaoHua Zhang- 68

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 at the Long Island Championship at Eisenhower. They will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

Final Results of the Orlando Open at Orange County National conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on May 14-15, 2016.
Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees-6,836 yards par 72 (73.3/131). Boys 14 &Under Division: Blue Tees-6,033 (68.9/122). Girls Division: White Tees-5,740 (72.9/130).
Saturday mid 80’s and sunny. 10 mph winds
Sunday mid 80’s and sunny. 10 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour

Orlando Open at Orange County

Orlando, F.l.

May 14-15, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,836 yards, Par 72

1. Ryo Harada, Tokyo, Japan *72-68–140
2. Ian Peng, Chang Hua, Taiwan *71-70–141
3. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *70-72–142
3. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *70-72–142
5. HaoHua Zhang, Howey in the Hills, FL *75-68–143
6. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *75-69–144
6. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *73-71–144
8. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *74-71–145
9. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *76-70–146
9. Tieliang Yang, Windermere, FL *75-71–146
11. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *76-71–147
11. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *69-78–147
13. Jasper Lee, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *74-74–148
14. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Managua, Nicaragua *76-73–149
14. Kevin Aung, Taiwan *76-73–149
16. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *73-77–150
17. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy, *75-76–151
18. Luigi Wong, Baguio City, Philippines *76-76–152
19. Marc Sabria, Barcelona, Spain *78-75–153
19. Atrem Yalovenko, Moscow, Russia *76-77–153
21. Juan Felix, Culiacan, Mexico *78-76–154
21. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China, *76-78–154
23. Yuichi Muaro, Tokyo, Japan *83-72–155
24. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *81-75–156
24. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China, *79-77–156
24. Drew Twillman, New Market, MD *75-81–156
24. Chun Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *75-81–156
28. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *78-79–157
29. Zaffar Sikkander, Nawala, Sri Lanka *80-78–158
30. Philip Chen, Taiwan, Taipei *78-81–159
31. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *80-80–160
31. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *83-77–160
33. Christian Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *82-80–162
34. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *90-77–167
35. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *88-80–168
36. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *88-88–176
36. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *86-90–176
38. Anirudh Mysore, Port Saint Lucie, FL *84-96–180
39. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *94-96–190

DID NOT FINISH
WD. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *87-WD

 

Boys 14 & Under Division – Black Tees, 6,033 yards, Par 72

1. Joro Estepa, Quezon City *117-110–227

Girls Division – Black Tees, 5,740 yards, Par 72

1. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *70-68–138
2. Ximena Gonzalez, Queretaro, Mexico *75-75–150
2. Emily Felix, Lake Mary, FL *76-74–150
4. Claire Albrecht, Ormond Beach, FL *77-76–153
5. Claire Jeon, Yong-In, South Korea *77-79–156
6. Holly Davenport, Palm City, FL *84-73–157
7. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *78-80–158
8. Yuna Sato, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan *85-76–161

9. Emily Ma, Taipei, Taiwan *84-85–169
10. Jessica Meyers, Wexford, PA *87-84–171
11. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada *89-88–177

DID NOT FINISH
WD. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *78-WD

 

 

Riva wins in playoff, Lees plays consistent to win the Girls Division.

 

 

 

Hershey, P.A.– The International Junior Golf Tour stayed up in the Northeast this past weekend for the Northeast Tour Championship at Hershey CC. This tournament had over 91 players in the field. The participants competed for AJGA Stars, National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.

 

In the Girls Division, Kaitlyn Lees kept the first place lead. Lees, of Bryn Mawr, P.A., played very consistent this weekend shooting 81, 81, for a total of 162. Right behind Lees was Samantha Fritzinger. Fritzinger, of Allentown, P.A., also had a consistent weekend shooting 82,82 for a total of 164. Rounding out the Girls Division was Katie James, shooting a total of 166.

 

“I didn’t have my best game this weekend, I just tried to keep it together. The course here at Hershey is wonderful. A lot of my success came from my favorite club; my driver. I can always depend on it,” commented Lees.

 Kaitlyn Lees

 

In the Boys 14 and Under Division there were 11 players that competed. Taking the championship was Garrett Engle. Engle, from Harrisburg, P.A., had three birdies this weekend and came from behind to take the title. Engle shot a total of 159. Alex Gu and Brice Delaney tied in the Boys 14 and Under Division carding a total of 162.

 

 

“I played ok. I played much better on the back and had some clutch putts. The conditions were very tough. They had undulating greens and the wind was hard to play in,” said Engle.

Garrett Engle

 

 

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Richard Riva III finally prevailed after winning the playoff. Riva, of Lancaster, P.A., shot a total of 154, was tied for first after round one, and had to go up against Ben Pochet to claim the title. Ben Pochet, of Royersford, P.A., also shot a total of 154 but lost in the one-hole playoff when Riva made a par on the 10th hole. Wills Montgomery and Thomas McAuliffe tied for third place each shooting a total of 155.

 

“Conditions were tough this weekend. The winds were swirling which made it difficult. I had a new putter in the bag this week and it made a huge difference. It was my best club and I made a lot of putts,” remarked Riva. *Richard just committed to St. Joes in Philly

Richard Riva III

 

 

 

Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the low final round, presented by Clazic Belts. At the Northeast Tour Championship at Hershey 4 belts were given out,

Palmer Jackson- 74

Kaitlyn Lees-81

Taylor Miano-81

Samantha Yao-81

 

 

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 at the Orlando Open at Orange County National. They will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final Results of the IJGT Northeast Tour Championship conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on May 7-8, 2016.

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,671 yards Par 71 (73.5/136/130). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,088 yards, Par 71 (70.4/132/125). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,831 yards, Par 71 (74.8/130).

 

 

 

Saturday and low 50’s and overcast.

Sunday was High 60’s and sunny with 20-25 mph winds

 

 

International Junior Golf Tour

Northeast Tour Championship at Hershey CC

Hershey, PA

May 7-8, 2016

 

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,671 yards, Par 71

 

1. x-Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *75-79–154

2. Ben Pochet, Royersford, PA *79-75–154

3. Wills Montgomery, Exton, PA *77-78–155

3. Thomas McAuliffe, Reisterstown, MD *75-80–155

5. Palmer Jackson, Murrysville, PA *82-74–156

5. Chase Goff, Annapolis, MD *77-79–156

7. Tyler Caballero, Timonium, MD *78-79–157

8. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *81-77–158

8. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *81-77–158

8. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *77-81–158

8. Kohltin Bartlow, Montgomery, PA *79-79–158

8. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *77-81–158

13. Hayden Rousselle, Doylestown, PA *80-79–159

13. Jack Boulger, Walpole, MA *77-82–159

15. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD *80-80–160

15. Jacob Macinanti, Lancaster, PA *79-81–160

17. Patrick Sheehan, Doylestown, PA *83-78–161

17. Carter Nunez, South Orange, NJ *82-79–161

17. Phil James, Blue Bell, PA *82-79–161

17. Matthew Bricker, York, PA *80-81–161

21. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *84-78–162

21. Trent Geritz, Towson, MD *81-81–162

23. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *77-86–163

23. Cory Haldeman, Center Valley, PA *79-84–163

25. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *81-83–164

25. Matthew Kreider, Ephrata, PA *79-85–164

25. Alec Ryden, Moorestown, NJ *80-84–164

25. Trip Smith, Phoenix, MD *79-85–164

29. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *82-83–165

29. Mac Webster, Baltimore, MD *83-82–165

29. Drew Nicholas, Owings Mills, MD *81-84–165

29. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *81-84–165

29. Jordan Bessalel, Bethesda, MD *79-86–165

34. Andrew Forjan, York, PA *85-81–166

34. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *85-81–166

34. Matt Graeff, Blue Bell, PA *83-83–166

34. Austin Steckler, Glen Arm, MD *83-83–166

34. Rourke Dillon, West Chester, PA *81-85–166

39. Ryan Tall, Collegeville, PA *87-80–167

39. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *84-83–167

39. Caleb Ryan, Norristown, PA *81-86–167

39. Dylan Rotter, Potomac, MD *79-88–167

43. Thomas Bird, Lititz, PA *85-83–168

43. Ward McHenry, Spring City, PA *85-83–168

43. Trey Kuntz, Lancaster, PA *83-85–168

46. Nick Wert, Bryn Mawr, PA *87-82–169

46. Andrew Friend, Pittsburgh, PA *86-83–169

46. David Colleran, Radnor, PA *81-88–169

46. Jake Roach, East Aurora, NY *79-90–169

50. Colin McQueen, Hellertown, PA *81-89–170

51. Richard Buonocore, Newtown Square, PA *87-84–171

51. Sam Walker, Radnor, PA *85-86–171

51. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *83-88–171

51. CJ Augustin, West Harrison, NY *81-90–171

55. Matthew Becker, Doylestown, PA *88-85–173

55. Noah Schwartz, Cherry Hill, NJ *86-87–173

55. Mac Costin, Bryn Mawr, PA *85-88–173

58. Joseph Gaulin, Crownsville, Md *86-88–174

59. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *90-91–181

60. Jack McKnight, Bryn Mawr, PA *87-98–185

61. Charles Blount, Baltimore, MD *93-95–188

62. Liam Bourke, Chatham, NJ *96-93–189

63. James Bagdonas, Scotch Plains, NJ *98-92–190

63. Aidan Denning, Bronxville, NY *96-94–190

65. Jack Murphy, Garden City, NY *98-96–194

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

DQ. Andrew Tjahjadi, Pennsburg, PA *93 DQ (Rule 6-3a)

 

 

 

Girls Division – White Tees, 5,831 yards, Par 71

 

1. Kaitlyn Lees, Bryn Mawr, PA *81-81–162

2. Samantha Fritzinger, Allentown, PA *82-82–164

3. Katie James, Pittsburgh, PA *82-84–166

4. Taylor Miano, Dobbs Ferry, NY *89-81–170

4. Kendel Abrams, New Freedom, Pennsylvania*84-86–170

6. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *84-87–171

7. Alice Hodge, Larchmont, NY *87-85–172

8. Eunice Kim, Edgewater, NJ *89-84–173

9. Jessica Meyers, Wexford, PA *95-80–175

10. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA *95-81–176

11. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *88-89–177

12. Alexandra Muracca, Pittsburgh, PA *90-94–184

13. Gracie Stillman, Lancaster, PA *94-91–185

14. Olivia Raihl, Wernersville, PA *94-102–196

15. Amanda Steier, Greencastle, PA *105-92–197

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,088 yards, Par 71

 

1. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *79-80–159

2. Alex Gu, Darien, CT *77-85–162

2. Brice Delaney, Pittsburgh, PA *81-81–162

4. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *82-85–167

5. Douglas Beney, Rye, NY *85-90–175

6. Justin Hand, Ellwood City, PA *90-86–176

7. Martin Cryan, Forty Fort, PA *89-88–177

8. Aidan Oehrle, Pittsburgh, PA *99-88–187

9. Zach Locke, Horseheads, NY *96-94–190

10. Alex Burnett, Owings Mills, MD *97-108–205

11. Ben Galko, Roaring Brook Twp, PA *105-101–206

 

MET Junior Championship at Flanders Valley Results

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

MET Junior Championship at Flanders Valley

Flanders, N.J.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

 

Players battle terrible weather conditions in Final Round

Score card playoff in the Girls Division for the title.

 

 

Flanders, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour ventured up to the Northeast to continue their Spring Season in Flanders, N.J. with the MET Junior Championship. Between the frigid temperatures and freezing rain, the competitors pushed through and competed for National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.

 

In the Girls Division, there was a close run for the championship title. Because of darkness and weather conditions, the Girls Division Champion was decided on a score card playoff. Katie Dzialga, of Greenwich, C.T., took the title after beating Micaela Crines. Dzialga and Crines both shot a total of 162, (+18).  Coming in third, shooting a 164, (+20) was Kaitlyn Lee of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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“Recovering from being in bad situations today was key.  I really enjoyed the front nine. I thought I played better because it was more challenging. My putting really helped me this weekend. Finishing the second nine, on the final round, was the best part of the tournament because it was beyond cold! It was a great experience,” said Dzialga

 

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In the Boys 14 and Under Division there were six players. Edmund Broderick, of Bayonne, N.Y., came from back from six strokes to take the Championship. Jude Cummings, of Pittsford, N.Y., was sitting in second place after round one. He shot a total of 157, to keep his second place title. Rounding out the Boys 14 & Under Division was Steven Lee shooting a total of 158.

 

“It was awesome to win the MET Junior and the Low Final Round Award, I didn’t except that. My chipping and putting was really good this weekend. I enjoyed the back nine. If you kept the ball straight off the tee and in play, you could score. I just wanted to thank the IJGT for this weekend. Despite the weather, I was happy to be here,” commented Broderick.

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In the Boys 15-19 Division Matthew Pulgini shot an astonishing 70 in round two to take the title. Pulgini, of Middletown, D.E., finished the tournament with a total of 148, (+4). Ben Snyderman, of Scotch Plains, N.J., shot a total of 153, to come in second. Third place went to Richard Riva III carding a 156.

 

“I credit my low round today to just being patient. Between yesterday with waiting and today with the weather, you just have to learn to be patient. I was hitting my irons well today and that helped. My favorite part was the different nines. The front nine was wooded and very tight. It was hard to score on the front, you just wanted to get par and get out. The Red course, back nine, was wide open with a little water. The back was the easier of the two and I took advantage of that,” stated Pulgini.

 

 

 

 

Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the low final round, presented by Clazic Belts. This tournament the IJGT awarded each age Division:

Marrisa Broderick- 80

Edmund Broderick-77

Matthew Pulgini-70

 

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season with Northeast Tour Championship at Hershey. They will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final Results of the IJGT MET JR. Championship conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on April 30- May 1, 2016.

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,703 yards Par 72 (72.5/130). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,043 yards, Par 72 (69.1/125). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,672 yards, Par 72 (72.9/125).​

 

Saturday – Sunny 50 degrees with 5-10 mph winds.

Sunday – Raining 43 degrees with 10-15 mph winds.

 

 

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGT MET Jr. Championship at Flanders Valley

Hillsborough, NJ

April 30- May 1, 2016

 

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,703 yards, Par 72

 

1. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *78-70–148

2. Ben Snyderman, Scotch plains, NJ *76-77–153

3. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *77-79–156

4. Kohltin Bartlow, Montgomery, PA *81-76–157

5. Jared Scheininger, Lake Como, NJ *79-79–158

5. Nolan Forsman, Larchmont, NY *77-81–158

7. Carter Nunez, South Orange, NJ *85-74–159

8. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *78-83–161

9. Phillip Held, Lafayette Hill, PA *77-85–162

10. Adam Crellin, Townsend, DE *85-80–165

11. Charlie Kovalcik, Yardley, PA *88-78–166

12. T.J. Buck, Penfield, NY *86-84–170

13. Benjamin Steenland, Spring Lake, NJ *82-89–171

14. Liam Bourke, Chatham, NJ *88-88–176

15. Andy Bronstein, Pittsford, NY *94-84–178

16. CJ Augustin, West Harrison, NY *91-88–179

17. Sam Bakaletz, Mountainside, NJ *107-96–203

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ * WD

Dave Sousa, Randolph, NJ *93 DQ (Rule 6-3a)

James Bucknam, Chatham, NJ * DQ (Rule 6-3a)

 

 

 

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 5,672 yards, Par 72

 

1. Katie Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *77-85–162

1. Micaela Crines, Wall, NJ *78-84–162

3. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *82-82–164

4. Marissa Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *86-80–166

5. Devyani Kalra, Short hills, NJ *89-90–179

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *91 DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Emmy Sammons, Rye, NY *96 DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Amisha Kalra, Short hills, NJ *100 DQ (Rule 6-3a)

 



Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees, 6,043 Yards, Par 72
 

1. Edmund Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *79-77–156

2. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *78-79–157

3. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *75-83–158

4. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, NJ *81-80–161

5. Douglas Beney, Rye, NY *79-84–163

6. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *86-98–184