Lamb earns first IJGT Championship with 1-under-par 70
Shaw’s solid play wins Boys 14 & Under Division
CLIFTON, Va. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) kicked off the Northeast tour at Westfields Golf Club by hosting the Capitol Challenge. The weather reached into the mid 60s in the first round and dropped into the low 40s for the final round. The talented field competed for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, Davis Lamb of Potomac, Md., came from behind to win his first IJGT Championship. Lamb played well during round one. He had eight pars and three birdies in his first round, finishing with a score of 77 after 18 holes, only four strokes behind the division leader. The final round was where Lamb caught his stride and put together an amazing round. Despite temperatures dropping into the low 40s, he managed to hit every single fairway
and shoot a 1-under-par score of 70. He had two birdies and two bogeys to shoot an even-par score of 35 on the front nine. On the back nine, Lamb hit eight of nine greens, setting himself up to score well. As some light snow flurries started to fall, Lamb was unaffected. He closed out the final five holes with five pars. Lamb’s numbers for the weekend were 77-70—147.
Lamb’s final-round score of 1-under-par 70 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the player who shoots the lowest score during the final round.
When asked his mindset coming into the final round trailing, Lamb replied, “I knew today was going to play a lot more difficult than it was yesterday. So I figured if I come in and shoot a good low round, it would be good enough [to win].”
Finishing in second place was Gunnar Doyle, of Pittsford, N.Y., who posted scores of 77-74—151. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., in third place. Egloff shot a 76-76—152.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, West Shaw from Alexandria, Va., won the division by three strokes. Shaw played very consistently throughout the Capitol Challenge. He carded eight pars during round one including four consecutive pars on holes Nos. 11-14. Shaw also added an impressive birdie on the par-4 16th in his first round. Headed into the final round with a two-stroke lead, Shaw played steady golf. The weather conditions made the course a bit tougher for the division, but Shaw persevered by making two birdies in his final round. His numbers
at the Capitol Challenge earned him his first IJGT Championship. Shaw’s scores for the weekend were 80-83—163.
When asked about what worked well for him during the final round, Shaw stated, “My chipping was pretty good today. And when my putting is bad, I usually have to fall back on my chipping.”
The IJGT’s next Event will be the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club on March 22-23, 2014. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.
About the IJGT
The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Dynamic Brands, Clazic Belts, Oakley, Sun Mountain, The First Tee, Golfweek,
College Golf Camps, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.
CLIFTON, Va. – Final-round results of the IJGT Capitol Challenge at Westfields conducted by the
International Junior Golf Tour completed March 16, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,694 yards,
Par 71 (72.4/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,027 yards, Par 71 (69.1/129)
Weather: Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 60’s with 10-15 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 5-10 mph winds
International Junior Golf Tour
Capitol Challenge at Westfields
March 15-16, 2014
Boys 15-19 Division (Gold Tees), 6,694 yards, Par 71
1. Davis Lamb, Potomac, MD, *77-70–147
2. Gunnar Doyle, Pittsford, NY, *77-74–151
3. Walter Egloff, Chevy Chase, MD, *76-76–152
4. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *73-80–153
4. Blake Micholas, Potomac, MD, *75-78–153
6. Benjamin Morris, Reisterstown, MD, *76-79–155
6. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD, *73-82–155
8. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD, *77-80–157
9. Tyler Olmsted, Boyds, MD, *76-83–159
10. Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA, *80-80–160
11. Dylan Stein, Flemington, NJ, *85-76–161
11. Evan Katz, Washington, DC, *80-81–161
13. Adam Gray, Potomac, MD, *79-83–162
14. Sasha Lobel, Pittsburgh, PA, *78-85–163
15. Will Haller, Gaithersburg, MD, *83-82–165
15. Leonard Lee, Wyckoff, NJ, *79-86–165
15. Chris Lane, Great Falls, VA, *78-87–165
18. Davis Diethrich, Allison Park, PA, *86-82–168
18. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA, *86-82–168
18. John Kalavritinos, Potomac, MD, *80-88–168
21. Sam Hecht, Oakton, VA, *86-84–170
22. Jason Guintu, Potomac Falls, VA, *89-82–171
23. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD, *90-83–173
23. Travis Broome, Virginia Beach, VA, *85-88–173
25. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD, *86-88–174
26. Blake Weltmann, Potomac, MD, *92-83–175
27. Dom Wagner, Alexandria, VA, *84-93–177
28. Andrew Sherrill, Winston-Salem, NC, *88-90–178
28. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ, *86-92–178
30. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD, *96-93–189
31. Tyler Poirier, Mclean, VA, *96-99–195
32. Carter Morris, Potomac, MD, *101-98–199
Boys 14 & Under Division (Blue Tees), 6,027 yards, Par 71
1. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA, *80-83–163
2. Will Klein, Bethesda, MD, *82-84–166
3. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD, *93-79–172
DID NOT FINISH
Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA *JWD