Lowest round in the IJGT 2015-2016 Season in the Boys Division. Phillips fights hard to take the title of the Boys 14 & Under Division

Hardeeville, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour continued their tour in Hardeeville, S.C., with the IMG Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes. The winners in each division will have an exemption into the IMG Junior World in San Diego, C.A., this summer. With the weather finally cooperating, players 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.

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In the Girls Division, there was a close run for the championship title. After shooting (-3) in her first round, Yukie Sasaki held onto the number one spot, carding a 74 today. Sasaki, from Hiroshima, Japan, had a total of 143 just two strokes in front of the second place finisher. Ximena Gonzalez, of Queretaro, Mexico, kept both her rounds consistent. Gonzalez finished with a total of 145, (+1). Kayla Kozak finished third with a final round at even par.

In the Boys 14 and Under Division Chase Phillips came from third place after round one, to take the championship. Phillips, from Hilton Head Island, S.C., fired an impressive (+1) in his final round for a total of 154. Coming in second place was Luca Jumabhoy. Jumabhoy, from Sydney, Australia, signed for a total of 161. Rounding out the 14 & Under Division was Theo Chronos, shooting a total of 163.

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 In the Boys 15-19 Division, we had a player shoot the lowest round this year in the IJGT. In the second round of the IMG Junior World Qualifier, Ian Peng shot a 66. Peng, of Chang Hau, Taiwan, had a total of 137, (-7) for the tournament to claim the Championship. Behind Peng was Arjun Puri, who also had an impressive weekend. Puri, of New Delhi, India, had a total of 138, (-6). Coming in third was Mark Goodall. Goodall of Livingston, Scotland, shot a total of 144.

Each player attributed their success to their coaches and the support of their friends and family.

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Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the low final round, presented by Clazic Belts. This tournament the Girls Division had four girls tie at 72. In the Boys Division the award was given to the player shooting 66.

 Kayla Kozak- 72

Jasmine Chee- 72

Wint Phoo Aung- 72

Marisa Hisaki- 72

Ian Peng- 66

 

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season with the MET Junior Championship at Flanders Valley in Flanders, N.J. 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 IMG Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes GC conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on April 23-24, 2016. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,823 yards Par 72 (72.8/128). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,997 yards, Par 72 (69.5/118). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,797 yards, Par 72 (73.5/128).​

 

Saturday – Sunny 75 degrees with 5-10 mph winds.

Sunday – Sunny 79 degrees with 10-15 mph winds.

 

 

International Junior Golf Tour

IMG Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes

Hardeeville, S.C.

April 23-24, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,823 Yards, Par 72

 

1. Ian Peng, Chang Hua, Taiwan *71-66–137

2. Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India *70-68–138

3. Mark Goodall, Livingston, Scotland *72-72–144

4. T.J. Nolan, Rapid City, SD *71-74–145

5. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *74-73–147

6. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *73-76–149

7. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *73-77–150

7. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *73-77–150

9. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *76-76–152

10. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *76-77–153

11. Jasper Lee, Taipei, Taiwan *79-75–154

12. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *80-75–155

13. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *79-77–156

13. Mark Laken, Kenosha, WI *74-82–156

15. Nick Gioffre, Waxhaw, NC *75-82–157

16. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *78-80–158

17. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *79-80–159

18. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *77-83–160

19. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *78-83–161

19. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *78-83–161

21. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *84-80–164

21. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *84-80–164

21. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *82-82–164

21. Marc Sabria, Barcelona, Spain *79-85–164

21. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *80-84–164

26. Taylor Rockwell, Boonton Township, NJ *84-84–168

26. Yash Vardhan Sarda, Calcutta, India *82-86–168

28. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Managua, Nicaragua *88-81–169

28. Christian Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *84-85–169

28. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *83-86–169

28. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *91-78–169

32. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *82-90–172

33. Ted Hsiao, Taipei City, Taiwan *86-87–173

34. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *89-85–174

35. Mark Richardson, South Berwick, ME *89-86–175

36. Jose Chavez, Guatemala City, Guatemala *93-84–177

37. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *97-86–183

38. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *92-92–184

39. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *90-95–185

40. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *92-94–186

 

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,797 Yards, Par 72

 

1. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *69-74–143

2. Ximena Gonzalez, Queretaro, Mexico *72-73–145

3. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *74-72–146

4. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *75-72–147

5. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *76-72–148

6. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *79-73–152

6. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *80-72–152

8. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *75-78–153

8. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *75-78–153

10. Yuna Sato, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan *81-73–154

11. Renata Fierro, Yucatan, Mexico *79-76–155

11. Vivian Yen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan *78-77–155

11. Sophia Burnett, Bluffton, SC *77-78–155

14. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *83-73–156

14. Hanna Kiefer, Kronberg, Germany *78-78–156

16. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *78-81–159

17. Katie James, Pittsburgh, PA *79-81–160

18. Suthisa Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *81-80–161

19. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-82–163

20. Yeon Joo Kim, Seoul, South Korea *87-80–167

21. Chloe Kim, Pasadena, CA *82-90–172

 

 

Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 5,997 Yards, Par 72

 

1. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-73–154

2. Luca Jumabhoy, Sydney, Australia *75-86–161

3. Theo Chronos, Winterville, GA *78-85–163

4. Siyu Liao, Urumqi, China *85-85–170

 

 

Boys 15- 19 Division has a one hole play-off. Kweon Claims Girls Division

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

The Spring Architects Cup at Architects GC

Lopatcong, N.J.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Boys 15- 19 Division has one hole play-off.

Kweon claims Girls Division. 

Lopatcong, N.J.– The International Junior Golf Tour continued their series in Lopatcong, N.J. for the Spring Architects Cup. Finally feeling like spring, over a 100 players competed this weekend. Players 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.

The Boys 15-19 Division had an exciting round two, with two players fighting for the championship that resulted in a playoff. Matt Graeff and DJ Griffiths both shot a one under par to compete in the play off. Graeff, from Blue Bell, P.A., had a round one score of 70 and shot even par on round two. Griffiths, of Binghamton, N.Y., fired a 73 in round one and had a comeback in round two carding a 68. Graeff claimed the champion title after a one hole playoff, where he had a birdie. Right behind the leaders, there was a tie for third. Andrew Lombardo and James McHugh shot even par to tie.

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“The course was scoreable and I didn’t want to get ahead of myself. The best shot I had during the tournament was my tee shot on 16. I hit a great tee shot and stuck my second shot from 170 yards. It was the best shot because I knew where I stood and it was a pressure moment. Being the champion feels great because you always envision yourself in a playoff and winning it,” said Graeff.

With eleven boys competing in the Boys 14 & Under Division, Maxwell Sorger took the first place title home. Sorger, of Montclair, N.J., shot a 9 over par, a total of 151. Coming in 3 strokes behind Sorger was Jude Cummings. Cummings, of Pittsford, N.Y., shot a total of 154. Stephen Lorenzo, of Lower Gwynedd, P.A., took the third place title with a total of 156.

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“My mind set was simple; come in and put up a good number, and if I did that I would have a chance. My best shot was my second shot on 18, I hit it close from 170 yards and made the birdie putt. I credit my short-to-mid irons for my win today,” remarked Sorger.

The Girls Division also had the top three players at a close range. Shooting a three-over par was Jessie Kweon. Kweon, of Little Neck, N.Y., had five birdies and nothing higher than a bogey. One stroke behind the leader was Katie Lee. Lee, of Ringoes, N.J., fired a total of 146. There was a tie for third place between Caroline Hodge and Esther Park. Both girls shot six-over par, a total of 148.

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Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the Low Final round thanks to our sponsor Clazic Belts. At the Spring Architects Cup the winners were:

Caroline Hodge– 72

Esther Park– 72

DJ Griffiths- 68

John Updike– 68

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season with The Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes in Hardeeville, S.C.. 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 The Spring Architects Cup conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on April 17- 18, 2016. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,712 yards Par 71 (71.8/129). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,990 yards, Par 71 (68.8/125). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,731 yards, Par 71 (74.2/132).

 

International Junior Golf Tour

The Spring Architects Cup

Lopatcong, NJ

April 16-17, 2016

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,712 yards, Par 71

1. x-Matt Graeff, Blue Bell, PA *70-71–141

2. DJ Griffiths, Binghamton, NY *73-68–141

3. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *69-73–142

3. James McHugh, Rye, NY *70-72–142

5. John Updike, Wayne, PA *75-68–143

5. Austin Fox, Delmar, NY *74-69–143

5. Jon Petrin, Cicero, NY *72-71–143

8. Brendan Hansen, Spring Lake, NJ *77-69–146

8. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *73-73–146

8. Ryan McCarthy, Rockville Center, NY *72-74–146

8. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *71-75–146

12. Nicholas Mejia, Woodstock, MD *75-72–147

12. Chris Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *71-76–147

14. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *77-71–148

14. Kevin Scherr, Nazareth, PA *74-74–148

14. Tim Lorenzo, Maple Glen, PA *73-75–148

17. Stephen Cerbara, Langhorne, PA *77-72–149

17. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *73-76–149

19. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *76-74–150

19. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *75-75–150

19. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *74-76–150

19. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *74-76–150

23. Dominic Sampedro, Leesburg, VA *73-78–151

23. Alex Lawson, Pittsburgh, PA *72-79–151

25. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *76-76–152

25. John Del Priore, Yorktown, NY *73-79–152

27. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *75-78–153

28. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *78-76–154

28. Jordan Bessalel, Bethesda, MD *77-77–154

28. Ryan Dougherty, Wexford, PA *75-79–154

28. Joe Tammaro, West Islip, NY *73-81–154

32. Michael Paduano, Shrewsbury, NJ *80-75–155

32. Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *77-78–155

32. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *74-81–155

35. Nolan Forsman, Larchmont, NY *81-75–156

35. Phil James, Blue Bell, PA *79-77–156

35. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *79-77–156

35. Campbell Wolf, Mechanicsburg, PA *78-78–156

35. Matthew Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *77-79–156

35. Andrew Perry, Basking Ridge, NJ *76-80–156

41. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *83-74–157

41. Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ *76-81–157

43. Benjamin Steenland, Spring Lake, NJ *80-79–159

43. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *81-78–159

43. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *80-79–159

43. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *80-79–159

43. David Colleran, Radnor, PA *80-79–159

43. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *78-81–159

49. Michael Lubrani, Belle Vernon, PA *80-80–160

49. Tyler Senior, Upper Saddle River, NJ *77-83–160

51. Brandon Jensen, Ambler, PA *77-85–162

52. William Huang, Princeton, NJ *82-82–164

52. Danny Goetze, Cornwall on Hudson, NY *85-79–164

54. Cj Augustin, West Harrison, NY *87-80–167

55. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *83-86–169

56. Liam Bourke, Chatham, NJ *82-88–170

57. James Bucknam, Chatham, NJ *89-86–175

58. Curt Tauck, Westport, CT *91-89–180

59. Sam Bakaletz, Mountainside, NJ *105-91–196

DID NOT FINISH

Brett Loy, Stephens City, VA *78- WD

Tyler Ward, Middletown, DE *81- WD

Girls Division – White Tees, 5,731 yards, Par 71

1. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *72-73–145

2. Katie Lee, Ringoes, NJ *73-73–146

3. Caroline Hodge, Larchmont, NY *76-72–148

3. Esther Park, Wilmington, DE *76-72–148

5. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *76-73–149

5. Eunice Kim, Edgewater, NJ *76-73–149

7. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *77-74–151

7. Yoona Kim, Oradell, NJ *78-73–151

7. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *75-76–151

10. Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, DE *78-74–152

11. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *77-76–153

11. Taylor Miano, Dobbs Ferry, NY *77-76–153

13. Rylie Heflin, Avondale, PA *79-75–154

13. Sophia Bae, Norwood, NJ *76-78–154

15. Erin Holmes, Cumberland, ME *78-77–155

15. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *76-79–155

17. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA *80-77–157

17. Rosey Li, Belle Mead, NJ *80-77–157

19. Alice Hodge, Larchmont, NY *78-80–158

20. Gracie Stillman, Lancaster, PA *83-76–159

20. Nina Kouchi, New Hope, PA *76-83–159

22. Malini Rudra, Syosset, NY *82-83–165

23. Megha Ganne, Holmdel, NJ *89-79–168

23. Jessica Meyers, Wexford, PA *84-84–168

25. Olivia Raihl, Wernersville, PA *86-86–172

26. Devyani Kalra, Short hills, NJ *88-85–173

27. Marissa Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *92-82–174

28. Amisha Kalra, Short hills, NJ *97-85–182

29. Fnu Baiyunqiqige, Upper Saddle River, NJ *98-99–197

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 5.990 Yards, Par 71

1. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, NJ *78-73–151

2. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *78-76–154

3. Stephen Lorenzo, Lower Gwynedd, PA *82-74–156

4. Edmund Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *77-80–157

5. Patrick Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *77-81–158

6. Edmund Trang, New York, NY *83-76–159

7. Douglas Beney, Rye, NY *81-80–161

7. Yida Wang, Potomac, MD *76-85–161

9. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *85-79–164

10. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *89-82–171

11. Jack Nevins, Montclair, NJ *89

Curd Claims his third straight victory with the IJGT. Trockel breaks from the tie to win the Girls Division.

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents Hilton Head Open at Palmetto Hall Golf Club Hilton Head Island, SC

Sunday, April 10, 2016

 

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour continued their tour in Hilton Head Island, SC to the Palmetto Hall Golf Club. Brutal winds played a huge factor this weekend, along with the uncharacteristic cold temperatures. The Hilton Head Open had players competing 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.

 

 The Boys 15-19 Division started out with 42 competitors and ended with 30 players. Even though the course played long, with the help of the wind, HaoHua Zhang took first Place. Zhang, of Howey-in-the-Hills, F.L., shooting a total of 154. He finished with 6 birdies, and one stroke within second place. Philip Chen of Taiwan, Taipei, and Jacob Lampe of Zionsville, IN, both tied for second place. Chen and Lampe both shot a total of 155.

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           “I was nine strokes behind after the 8th hole but I never gave up. I knew that I needed to make some birdies to make something happen. My best shot was on hole nine, I hit one really close with my 9 Iron and made a birdie, which ended up being a three shot swing and allowing me to get back in it.I really liked the course. It was very difficult but fair, the wind was a big factor,” remarked Zhang

Collier Curd of Bowling Green, KY, won the Boys 14 Division with a total of 166. This is Collier’s third win with the IJGT this Spring. Battling the wind, like all competitors, he kept a 15 stroke difference between him and second place. Reed Sweigart of Roswell, G.A., took second with a total of 181. Siyu Liao of Urmqi, China, came in third with a total of 191.

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             “I thought that I would play well coming into the weekend, especially coming off of a win at Royce Brook. The course was really tough and the wind made it even harder. My best shot was on hole 12 when I chipped in from a downhill lie next to the bunker. I really liked the course, hole 18 was my favorite tee shot. I hit a stinger there both days,” commented Collier.

 The Girls Division Champion carded a 152, and was awarded to Linda Trockel of Berlin, Germany. After being tied with Kayla Kozak from day one, Trockel pushed through the conditions to secure her first place title. Kozak of Bluffton, S.C., came in second shooting a 154. Third place in the Girls Division was claimed by Wint Phoo Aung. Aung of Yangon, Myanmar, shot a total of 156.

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              “Coming in to today, I was very confident that I could win. I was in a similar situation last weekend at Innisbrook with the AJGA. My ball striking was really good this weekend. I didn’t hit many bad shots and I really liked hole 16. I played it one under for the weekend,” said Trockel.

 

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

Linda Trockel- 77

Wint Phoo Aung-77

Marc Groenhuysen-76

Jacob Lampe-76

 

 The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season with The Spring Architects Cup in Lopatcong, N.J. 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 The Hilton Head Open at Palmetto Hall Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on April 9-10, 2016. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,704 yards Par 72 (73.4/138). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,110 yards, Par 72 (70.5/131). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,760 yards, Par 72 (73.3/134).

 

Saturday – Sunny 57 degrees with 20-25 mph winds. Sunday – Sunny 60 degrees with 15-20 mph winds.

International Junior Golf Tour Hilton Head Open at Palmetto Hall Hilton Head, SC

April 9-10, 2016

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,704 yards, Par 72

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,704 yards, Par 72

 

  1. HaoHua Zhang, Howey in the Hills, FL *74-80–154
  2. Philip Chen, Taiwan, Taipei *76-79–155

2. Jacob Lampe, Zionsville, IN *79-76–155

4. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *84-79–163

4. Jasper Lee, Taipei, Taiwan *79-84–163

4. Julio Bello, Valencia, Venezuela *74-89–163

  1. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *82-82–164
  2. T.J. Nolan, Rapid City, SD *83-82–165
  3. Nelson Ou, Foshan, China *79-88–167
    1. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *93-76–169
    2. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *83-88–171

11. Nick Mayfield, Rock Hill, SC *83-88–171

  1. Christian Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *91-81–172
  2. James Walton, Duluth, GA *87-87–174

14. Dennis Volostnykh, Troy, MI *80-94–174

  1. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *88-87–175
  2. Ted Hsiao, Taipei City, Taiwan *94-82–176

17. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *93-83–176

  1. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *91-86–177
  2. Chung Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *89-90–179
  3. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *94-87–181
  4. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *100-87–187
  5. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *99-91–190

23. Yash Vardhan Sarda, Calcutta, India *94-96–190

25. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *98-96–194

25. Matthew Chorches, West Hartford, CT *93-101–194

  1. Mark Richardson, South Berwick, ME *94-102–196
  2. Andres Rosado, Mexico City, Mexico *109-93–202

28. Taylor Rockwell, Boonton Township, NJ *98-104–202

30. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *118-89–207

 

DID NOT FINISH

Tianyu Wu, Beijing, China, *WD

Ryo Harada, Tokyo, Japan, *WD

Matthew Dzialga, Greenwich, CT, *WD

Bu Min Choi, Anyang, South Korea, *78 (Rule 6-6b)

Luigi Wong, Baguio City, Philippines, *79 (Rule 6-6d)

Quincy Stith, Wichita, KS, *81 (Rule 6-6b)

Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea, *72(Rule 6-6d)

David Fu, Zhengzhou, China, *84 (Rule 6-6b)

Gabriel Han, Beijing, China, *96 (Rule 6-6b)

Trent Hope, Savannah, GA, * DQ (Rule 6-6b)

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 5,760 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *75-77–152
  2. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *75-79–154
    1. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *79-77–156
    2. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *80-82–162
    3. Claire Jeon, Yong-In, South Korea *81-85–166
    4. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *86-81–167
    5. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *89-83–172

7. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *86-86–172

7. Madison Elliott, Little River, SC *87-85–172

  1. Vivian Yen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan *92-82–174
  2. Emily Song, Waxhaw, NC *95-86–181
  3. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *88-95–183
  4. Cindy Song, Waxhaw, NC *90-95–185
  5. Emily Ma, Taipei, Taiwan *94-96–190
  6. Yiqing Gong, Upper Saddle River, NJ *90-103–193

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,110 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *82-84–166
  2. Reed Sweigart, Roswell, GA *88-93–181
  3. Siyu Liao, Urumqi, China *101-90–191

 

With tough conditions, Sheehan claims victory. Broderick credits her driver for the win.

Marlton, NJ – The International Junior Golf Tour continued their tour in New Jersey this weekend in Marlton. Again, battling the cold this spring, the IJGT Open at the Links Golf Club had players competing 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.

 The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Patrick Sheehan, claimed first place with a total of 158 for the tournament. Sheehan, from Doylestown, P.A., fought the tough conditions both days and carded three birdies in two days. Between first and second place, Sheehan had a fifteen stroke lead. Deion Shepherd of Dayton, N.J., took second at the IJGT Open shooting a total of 173. Behind Shepherd was James Bagdonas, of Scotch Plains, N.J., carding a 175.

“I’m not use to hitting such low shots so many times in one round, but overall I played well.  My driver, I hit it far and it was the strongest part of my game. It feels good bouncing back after White Manor. I am happy to finally pull it all together,” remarked Sheehan.

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Steven Lee, of Scarsdale, N.Y., was the Boys 14 & Under Division Champ for the IJGT Open at Links GC. Battling through the weekend he carded an impressive 174.

“My wedges are my favorite clubs and they worked well for me this weekend. The course was in great shape, and the greens were really fast. The weather was my competition,” said Lee.

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The Girls Division Champion carded a 173, and was awarded to Marissa Broderick of Bayonne, N.J.. Keeping her first place secured from round one, she fought through the winds to take a three shot lead over second place. Kaitlyn Lee, of Scarsdale, N.Y., came in second with a total of 176. Lee also was awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Rounding out the Girls Division was Anna Bowman, of Westfield, N.J., shooting a total of 183 for third place.

“My driver is the best part of my game. I am the most consistent with my driver, it’s what helped me get my win today,” Broderick explained.

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

 

Patrick Sheehan-83.

Kaitlyn Lee- 84.

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season in Hilton Head Island, S.C at Palmetto Hall. The Hilton Head Open will be April 9-10, 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 IJGT Open at Links Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on April 2-3,2016. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees 6,726 yards Par 72 (71.5/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees 5,616 yards, Par 72 (66.9/120). Girls Division: White Tees 5,616 yards, Par 72 (66.9/120).​

Saturday – Light rain 55 degrees with 10-15 mph

Sunday – Sunny 40 degrees with 25-30 mph

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGT Open at The Links

Marlton, NJ

April 2-3, 2016

 

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,726 yards, Par 72

 

1. Patrick Sheehan, Doylestown, PA *75-83–158

2. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *85-88–173

3. James Bagdonas, Scotch Plains, NJ *82-93–175

4. Kyle Quagliero, Medford, NJ *78-98–176

5. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *84-100–184

6. Ethan Murphy, Mechanicsburg, PA *91-99–190

7. Maxwell Rubin, Marlton, NJ *91-106–197

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

WD. Peter Walter, Westfield, NJ

 

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 5,616 yards, Par 72

1. Marissa Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *88-85--173
2. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *92-84--176
3. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *89-94--183

DID NOT FINISH

WD. Emily Cohen, Darien, CT

Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees, 5,616 Yards, Par 72
1. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *86-88--174

 

Bookholdt kept it low to win Girls Division, Tammaro sinks 20 foot birdie putt and gains confidence to win!

Hillsborough, NJ – The International Junior Golf Tour spent the Easter weekend at the New Jersey Major Championship at Royce Brook Golf Club. Sunny, yet painfully cold, the players 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, Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., kept her lead from round one to take the championship. Finishing the New Jersey Major, she carded a 146, six strokes ahead of second place.  Esther Park and Jennifer Cleary, both from Wilmington, D.E., tied for second shooting a 152. This is Haley’s first win this season, coming in second last weekend at the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club.

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“I felt good. I just tried to play my own game and make some putts. I always tell myself that the little shots count. I also really like the layout of Royce Brook,” remarked Bookholdt.

 

Joe Tammaro of West Islip, N.Y., took home the Boys 15-19 Division Championship. Tammaro shot a total of 147, securing his first place spot for both days. Coming in second with a total of 153 was Stanley Garrant of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Derek Li of Hillsborough, N.J., finished up in third place with a total of 154.

“I was a little nervous to start the day but focused on keeping my game straight and not worrying about my competitors. One shot that got me going was my 20 foot birdie putt on hole 2. That putt gave me the confidence I needed to win. The weather did not affect me that much. Playing on Long Island, you get use to the conditions,” Tammaro commented.

Joe Tammaro - Boys 15-19 Champ

 

Thirteen boys competed in the 14 & Under Division. Collier Curd of Bowling Green, K.Y., took the title of Champion shooting an impressive total of 145. This is Curd’s second win this season with the IJGT. Yida Wang of Potomac, M.D., took second shooting a total of 153. Steven Lee of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Junior Rauscher of Wayne, P.A., both tied for third shooting a 158.

 

“My driver really helped me in the first round. It feels great to win two tournaments in a row. I played against great competition and great people,” said Curd.

Collier Curd Boys 14 & Under Champ

 

 

 

 

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

 

Joe Tammaro- 74

Stanley Garrant- 74

Haley Bookholdt- 73

 

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season in Marlton, N.J., with the IJGT Open at the Links Golf Club April 2-3, 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 IJGT New Jersey Major Championship at Royce Brook conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on March 26-27, 2016.

 

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,737 yards Par 72 (72.6/130). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,937 yards, Par 72 (69.2/126). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,774 yards, Par 72 (73.9/130).​

 

Saturday – Sunny 48 degrees with 10-15 mph

Sunday – Sunny 44 degrees with 10-15 mph

 

 

 

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6, 737, Par 72

1. Joe Tammaro, West Islip, NY *73-74–147
2. Stanley Garrant, Poughkeepsie, NY *79-74–153
3. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *77-77–154
4. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *79-78–157
4. Mario Oliva, Wellesley, MA *82-75–157
4. Luke Dougherty, Sea girt, NJ *79-78–157
7. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *76-84–160
7. Alex Kyriacou, Suffern, NY *76-84–160
9. Davis Weil, Ridgewood, NJ *81-86–167
10. Tyler Senior, Upper Saddle River, NJ *87-81–168
11. Ryan Gresham, Binghamton, NY *82-87–169
12. Kyle Gardner, Rye, NY *94-88–182
13. Josh Wimer, Garrison, NY *92-93–185
14. Sean McDonnell, Brooklyn, NY *93-100–193

DID NOT FINISH

Peter Walter, Westfield, NJ *89-DQ

 

Boys 14 & Under Division – Blue Tees, 5, 937, Par 72

1. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *70-75–145
2. Yida Wang, Potomac, MD *77-76–153
3. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *79-79–158
3. Junior Rauscher, Wayne, PA *82-76–158
5. Eegan McDermott, East Brunswick, NJ *79-80–159
6. Ty Brinker, Wilmington, DE *82-78–160
6. AJ Cavotta, Saratoga Springs, NY *76-84–160
8. Garrett Kessler, North Caldwell, NJ *84-78–162
9. Edmund Trang, New York, NY *84-87–171
10. Juan Oliva, Wellesley *87-87–174
11. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *93-85–178
12. Sam Demeri, Staten Island, NY *107-105–212
13. Kasper Shroff, Hoboken, NJ *116-102–218

 

Girls Division – White Tees, 5, 774, Par 72

1. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *73-73–146
2. Esther Park, Wilmington, DE *76-76–152
2. Jennifer Cleary, Wilmington, DE *75-77–152
4. Malini Rudra, Syosset, NY *76-77–153
5. Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, DE *75-79–154
6. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *78-77–155
7. Jessie Kweon, Little neck, NY *81-75–156
8. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *80-77–157
9. Sophia Bae, Norwood, NJ *82-76–158
10. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *81-80–161
10. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *77-84–161
12. Katherine Lu, Plainsboro, NJ *78-84–162
13. Emma Shen, Tenafly, NJ *84-83–167
14. Gracie Stillman, Lancaster, PA *81-88–169
15. Cassidy Gavaghan, Ambler, PA *91-83–174
16. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *85-90–175
17. Kelli Andersen, Staten Island, NY *88-92–180
18. Amelia Shen, Tenafly, NJ *90-91–181

 

 

 

Kim comes from behind to secure first IJGT title. Walker goes wire to wire to secure Girls Division Championship

 

 

Malvern, PA. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Malvern, PA., to host the Philly Challenge at White Manor. Juniors competed in cold and overcast conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars, during the two day, 36 hole event.

 

Chris Lee, of West Nyak, NY came from behind to lock up first in the Boys 15-19 Division with scores of 78- 73 for a two day total of 151. Lee started out the final day six shots off the lead, but started hot on the cold and windy final day, with a birdie on the opening hole. His steady play continued throughout the day, shooting an even-par 35 on the front nine, and a two over 38 on the back.

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When asked what his mindset was going into the final round chasing the leader, Lee said “my mindset was to go into today and go low, and take everything shot by shot.” Lee was also awarded the Clazic Belts low final around award, along with Hayden Rousselle, firing a final round 73. Brynn Walker took home the Clazic Belt award for the Girls Division carding a 76 on day two. The award given to the boy and girl junior(s) that shoots the lowest score on the final day of the event.

 

There was a three way tie for second place in the Boys 15-19 Division. In second place, with a two day total of 152 was Brendan Hansen, of Spring Lake, NJ, Hayden Rousselle, of New Hope PA and the first round leader, Patrick Sheehan, of Doylestown, NJ

 

Brynn Walker, of St. David, PA won the Girls Division with a two day total of eight over, 150. Walker started out the tournament with an impressive, three-over 74 on day one. The PA native carded two birdies on the day, along with a fantastic eagle on the long par 5, 11th hole. When asked about the tough conditions this week, Walker said “With the weather conditions this week, it was a grind and my putting was the strongest part of my game this week.” Walker followed up her strong first round, with a 76. For the tournament, Walker finished with an impressive 4 birdies and an eagle.

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Kang Wins in Two Hole Playoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted its third tournament this spring at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Junior golfers ages 9-19 years old represented 23 different countries and 16 different states. They competed for AJGA Performance Stars, National Rankings and double IJGT Merit Points. The Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.

 

Tae Young Kang of Busan, South Korea, took home his second win with the IJGT, after a two hole playoff. Firing a consistent round of; 142, 71, 71, he tied for first in the Boys 15-19 Division with Kanata Irei of Okinawa-shi, Japan, after 36 holes. Kang’s first day started out rough with two bogeys on the front, but battled back with three birdies on the back nine. In his final round, Kang claimed three bogeys and four birdies.

 

Kang took the title of Boys 15- 19 Divison Champion after beating Irei on the second hole of the playoff with a birdie.

 

“My 8 iron was my favorite club this weekend, any time I played it I gave myself chances to score. When I came in to the scoring table on the final round, I didn’t think I won or would have to play in a playoff. I had a blast competing against Kanata in the playoff, it felt like a PGA Professional event,” commented Kang.

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Irei also shot a low of 142, but lost on the second hole of the playoff to Kang to finish in second place. Arjun Puri of New Delhi, India, finished even-par for the tournament at a 144; 72, 72.

 

The Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the boy and girl who records the lowest score in every IJGT championship, was awarded to Luis Pons of Leon, Mexico, shooting 5-under par, 67. Kayla Kozak of Bluffton, S.C., and Haruka Shintani of Setagaya, Japan, both shot even par, 72, for the girls.

 

Kayla Kozak of Bluffton, S.C., took the Championship title in the Girls Division. Kozak played the two day tournament at even-par, a total of 144. After round one, Kozak came into the final round sitting in second place behind Yukie Sasaki of Hiroshima, Japan. Starting off on hole 10, she shot two over on her “front nine,” and finished with 2-over par on her “back nine.”

 

“I thought I played very well this weekend, I was very consistent. My favorite part about the weekend was the weather. I loved the beautiful weather we had this weekend. It was perfect both days and it’s finally starting to feel like spring. My favorite club is driver, simply because I like the way it feels and it leaves me with a shorter shot into the hole,” said Kozak.

 

Sasaki took second shooting a total of 146; 69, 77. Taking third in the Girls Division was Tiana Cruz of Kingston, Jamaica. Cruz shooting a total of 148; 75, 73.

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Collier Curd of Bowling, Ky., made his debut with the IJGT this weekend at the Georgia Junior. Curd also won the Boys 14 & Under Division shooting 14-over par, a total of 158. After shooting an 81 in round one, Curd had the lead going into the final round. Curd had one birdie, three bogeys in his last round.

 

 

“It felt amazing to win my first IJGT tournament. Today, my final round, I felt like I put it all together. I loved the atmosphere of the tournament, the staff was great, and I played against some awesome competition. I will defiantly come and play another IJGT event,” Curd remarked.

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Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., finished second with a 164. Coming in third from Urumqi, China, was Siyu Liao, shooting a 172.

 

The IJGT will continue the spring 2016 Season in Malvern, Pa. with the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club on March 19-20, 2016. Players will compete for AJGA Performance Stars, IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings. 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, Iconic 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.

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Final-round results of the IJGT Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed February 27-28, 2016. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,810 yards, Par 72 (73.0/135). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,232 yards, Par 72 (70.3/129) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,766 yards, Par 72 (73.8/131).

 

                                                                                                      

Weather:        Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 60’s with 5-10 mph winds

Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Junior Golf Tour

Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor             

Savannah, Ga.

February 27-28, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,810 Yards, Par 72

1. Tae Young Kang, Busan, South Korea *71-71–142

1. Kanata Irei, Okinawa-shi, Japan *71-71–142

3. Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India *72-72–144

4. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *75-71–146

4. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *74-72–146

6. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *73-74–147

7. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *74-74–148

7. Ian Peng, Chang Hua, Taiwan *72-76–148

9. T.J. Nolan, Rapid City, SD *76-73–149

9. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *73-76–149

9. Blaise Vanitvelt, Flint, MI *74-75–149

12. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *83-67–150

12. Paolo Wong, La Trinidad, Philippines *77-73–150

14. Sam Ohno, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *81-71–152

14. Saptak Talwar, New Delhi, India *78-74–152

16. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *74-79–153

17. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *78-76–154

17. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *77-77–154

17. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *77-77–154

17. Johnny Peck, Ashland, OH *77-77–154

17. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *74-80–154

22. Sean Taylor, Westfield, NJ *78-77–155

22. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *78-77–155

22. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *76-79–155

25. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *81-75–156

26. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *79-78–157

26. Jack O’Donovan, Pittsford, NY *77-80–157

26. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *78-79–157

29. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *82-76–158

29. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *80-78–158

29. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *80-78–158

32. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *83-76–159

32. Matthew Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *82-77–159

32. Alex Hellewell, Leeds, England *79-80–159

32. Quincy Stith, Wichita, KS *79-80–159

36. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *80-80–160

36. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *81-79–160

36. Matt Camel, Greenwich, CT *77-83–160

39. Julio Bello, Valencia, Venezuela *77-84–161

39. Chung Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *75-86–161

41. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *80-82–162

41. Francisco Noguerol, Rosario, Argentina *85-77–162

41. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Managua, Nicaragua *85-77–162

41. Alexander Hollmann, Frankfurt, Germany *79-83–162

41. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *78-84–162

46. Yuhan Yan, Shanghai, China *81-82–163

46. Jasper Lee, Taipei, Taiwan *86-77–163

48. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *81-84–165

48. Alex Roman, Versoix, Switzerland *81-84–165

48. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *79-86–165

51. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *84-83–167

51. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *87-80–167

53. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *83-85–168

53. Trevor Hogan, Auburn, NY *84-84–168

55. Taylor Rockwell, Boonton Township, NJ *83-86–169

55. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *85-84–169

57. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *84-86–170

57. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *84-86–170

59. Gabriel Han, Beijing, China *91-80–171

59. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *87-84–171

61. Jose Chavez, Guatemala City, Guatemala *86-89–175

61. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *85-90–175

63. Norman Hong, Shenzhen, China *84-92–176

63. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *87-89–176

65. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *93-87–180

66. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA *89-92–181

67. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *95-89–184

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *WD

Mark Richardson, South Berwick, ME *DQ (Rule 15-3)

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,766 Yards, Par 72

 

1. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *72-72–144

2. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *69-77–146

3. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *75-73–148

4. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *77-72–149

4. Siyan Chen, Hanzhou City, China *74-75–149

6. Holly McCann, Raleigh, NC *75-75–150

7. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *74-77–151

7. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *75-76–151

9. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *76-76–152

9. Rou Yin, Zhejiang, China *74-78–152

11. Ankita Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *79-74–153

11. Sophia Burnett, Bluffton, SC *76-77–153

11. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *75-78–153

14. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *76-79–155

15. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *82-74–156

16. Renata Fierro, Yucatan, Mexico *78-79–157

17. Suthisa Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *80-78–158

18. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasaki, Japan *82-77–159

19. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *78-82–160

20. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *77-84–161

21. Vivian Yen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan *84-79–163

22. Yeon Joo Kim, Seoul, South Korea *85-79–164

23. Claire Jeon, Yong-In, South Korea *83-83–166

24. Katie Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *86-81–167

25. Ana Sofia Meneses, Bogota, Colombia *85-84–169

26. Camilla Jarvela, Espoo, Finland *90-83–173

27. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada *87-87–174

28. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *90-96–186

 

 

 

 Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 5,989 Yards, Par 72

 

1. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *81-77–158

2. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-81–164

3. Siyu Liao, Urumqi, China *89-83–172

4. Luca Jumabhoy, Sydney, Australia *90-92–182

5. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *101-85–186

 

 

 

IJGT alumna, Erynne Lee, wins Symetra Tour's IOA Championship

IJGT alumna, Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash., won the Symetra Tour’s IOA Championship Presented by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa with a tournament total of 11-under, 205. This was the opening tournament of the 2016 Symetra Tour season and was Lee’s debut performance on the Symetra Tour.

Erynne Lee wins the Symetra Tour's IOA Championship (photo credit - Symetra Tour)

Erynne Lee wins the Symetra Tour’s IOA Championship (photo credit – Symetra Tour)

Lee was trailing by four strokes heading into the final round, but she had all cylinders firing en route to a 7-under, 65 in the final round. Her round included six birdies and one eagle, and Lee needed everyone of them to outlast Jessica Wallace of Langley, British Columbia, for the title.

“I worked really hard during the winter time and hard work is paying off,” commented Lee.

With victory Lee guarantees herself full status on the Symetra Tour for the rest of the 2016 season. She also sits in the top position on the Volvik Race to the Card Standings. At the conclusion of the 2016 season, the top 10 players will earn their 2017 LPGA cards.

Erynee Lee (photo credit - Symetra Tour)

Erynee Lee (photo credit – Symetra Tour)

As a junior on the IJGT, Lee finished in second place at the 2005 IJGT at Sandpiper.

IJGT alumnus, Hossler earns No. 1 Golfweek Ranking

IJGT alumnus, Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo, Calif., has moved to the top position in the Golfweek Collegiate Rankings after winning the prestigious Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest Golf Club. Hossler has been on a tear lately, winning three of his last five events. The University of Texas junior also won the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational in October of 2015 and the Arizona Intercollegiate in January 2016.

At the Jones Cup Invitational, which is considered one of the best amateur tournaments in the country, Hossler recorded a six-stroke victory in extremely tough conditions.  He was the only player to finish the 54-hole tournament under par.

Beau Hossler wins Jones Cup Invitational (photo credit: Golfweek)

Beau Hossler wins Jones Cup Invitational (photo credit: Golfweek)

 

Recently, Hossler competed in the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase. This was a one-of-a-kind event where 14 universities were represented by one professional alumni, one current player, and two amateurs. The current collegiate players were competing for a spot in the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open. Hossler came up short after shooting 72, but the University of Texas won the team competition.

To read more about Hossler’s great start, click here for Golfweek’s article.

Florida Junior at RedTail

SORRENTO, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour Florida Open at RedTail Golf Club was nothing short of exciting this past weekend. Though the tough wind conditions, the participants battled 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.

All Champions Trophy

The Boys 15-19 Division had an outstanding three way tie for first place. Luke Northwood of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., Brett Inserra of Upper Saddle River, N.J., and Jose Haces of Puebla, Mexico, all shot a 3-under, 141. With a playoff between the three boys, Haces, took the win with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

“The course had really nice greens and were rolling great all weekend. I played very good over the weekend, round one was one of my best rounds of my life, and I shot 2-under par, 70. In the playoff I played great. I was able to hit a great drive and put the ball on the green with a chance for birdie and the win. I made a great read and hit the putt perfect,” said Haces.

Jose Haces Trophy (1)

 In the Girls Division, each top three were within one stroke of one another. Ximena Gonzalez of Queretaro, Mexico, shot an astonishing total of 6-over, 151.  Yeji Ahn of Changwon-City, South Korea, came in second by one stroke after having the first day lead. She shot a total of 151. Alyssa Mercado of Bradenton, Fla., finished the Florida Open with a total of 152.

The winner of the Girls Division, Gonzalez took some time to reflect on her round;

 

“The course was tough, the wind played a lot into my decision making but I was able to manage it and control my game. This weekend putting was the strongest part of my game. Coming into today I knew it would be a long day and I wanted to stay calm and focus on the things I could control, and not the other girl’s scores,” commented Gonzalez.

Ximena Gonzalez Trophy

 

Five boys competed in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Jason Duff of Elkton, Fla., kept it consistent shooting 74 for both days, a total of 148. AJ Cavotta of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., had a great second round shooting 77, for a total of 168. Luca Jumabhoy of Sydney, Australia, also tied Cavotta for second place with a total of 168.

“I played well. Putting was not spectacular but, I was able to recover very well with my iron play and put myself in good positions to make good scores. The wind did not affect my game to much this weekend, being from Florida, I am use to playing in windy conditions so I was mentally prepared for it. My best club this weekend was driver, I put myself in great spots off the tee,” said Duff.

 Jason Duff Trophy

The IJGT also recognize the  Clazic Belts Low Final Award Winners.
 
Luke Northwood – 68
Ximena Gonzalez – 72

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season in Savannah, Ga., with the Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor on Feb. 27-28, 2016. This is one of the IJGT Major Championships. 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.

SORRENTO, Fla. – Final-round results of the IJGT Florida Open at RedTail Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed February 14, 2016. The weather was as followed:

Saturday – Sunny 65 degrees with 10-15 mph
Sunday – Sunny 55 degrees with 5-10 mph
 Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees- 6,700 yards, Par 72 (72.7/138). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees –5,989 yards, Par 72 (69.5/122) Girls Division: White Tees –5,734 yards, Par 72 (74.2/130).

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,700 Yards, Par 72

1. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *70-71–141

2. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *70-71–141

2. Luke Northwood, Howey In The Hills, FL *73-68–141

4. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *73-69–142

5. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *69-75–144

6. Carlos Marrero, Valencia, Venezuela *74-71–145

6. Tae Young Kang, Busan, South Korea *73-72–145

8. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *72-74–146

9. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *73-75–148

9. Ryo Harada, Tokyo, Japan *73-75–148

11. Paolo Wong, La Trinidad, Philippines *75-74–149

12. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *76-75–151

13. Yuichi Murao, Yokohama-Shi, Japan *78-75–153

13. Philip Chen, Taiwan, Taipei *78-75–153

13. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *74-79–153

13. Jack O’Donovan, Pittsford, NY *73-80–153

17. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *79-75–154

18. Brandon Wehrle, Findlay, OH *77-78–155

19. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *78-78–156

20. Yuhan Yan, Shanghai, China *77-80–157

20. Marc Sabria, Barcelona, Spain *76-81–157

20. Chung Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *76-81–157

20. Simone Colozza, Rome, Italy *75-82–157

20. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *82-75–157

25. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *81-77–158

26. Blaise Vanitvelt, Flint, MI *80-79–159

26. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *78-81–159

26. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *85-74–159

29. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *80-80–160

29. Juan Felix, Culiacan, Mexico *83-77–160

31. Julio Bello, Valencia, Venezuela *79-82–161

32. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *78-84–162

33. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *85-78–163

34. Alexander Hollmann, Frankfurt, Germany *86-78–164

35. Trevor Madredejos, St. Augustine, Fl *80-85–165

35. Jaydon Pang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *81-84–165

37. Alex Hellewell, Howey in the Hills, FL *89-77–66

37. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *84-82–166

37. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *82-84–166

40. Francisco Noguerol, Rosario, Argentina *80-87–167

41. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *88-83–171

42. Gabriel Han, Beijing, China *91-81–172

43. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *81-92–173

44. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *86-94–180

45. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *89-98–187

46. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *95-97–192

47. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *95-99–194

48. Cole Ohlrich, Findlay, OH *103-93–196

49. Preston Haugh, Alexandria, VA *114-115–229

 

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,734 Yards, Par 72

1. Ximena Gonzalez, Queretaro, Mexico *78-72–150

2. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *72-79–151

3. Alyssa Mercado, Bradenton, FL *77-75–152

4. Rou Yin, Zhejiang, China *85-75–160

5. Jenny Kim, Heathrow, FL *79-86–165

6. Ana Sofia Meneses, Bogota, Colombia *89-81–170

7. Lisa Colee, DeLand, FL *87-92–179

8. Emily Ma, Taipei, Taiwan *89-92–181

8. Kayla Li, Lake Mary, FL *87-94–181

10. Serina Li, Lake Mary, FL *104-108–212

11. Morgan Stephens, Sanford, FL *137-127–264

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea, *WD

 
Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 5,989 Yards, Par 72

1. Jason Duff, Elkton, FL *74-74–148

2. AJ Cavotta, Saratoga Springs, NY *91-77–168

2. Luca Jumabhoy, Sydney, Australia *78-90–168

4. Nicholas Veracruz, St. Johns, FL *87-89–176

5. Joshua Veracruz, St. Johns, FL *97-88–185