IJGT ELITE to compete in NCAA National Championship

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May 12-19, 2015

After competing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regionals last week, many members of the IJGT ELITE have advanced to the Championship! The top five teams and individual from each of the six regional sites will compete in the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3, 2015. The IJGT ELITE who secured playoff berths are listed below.

The Sagamore Club — Noblesville, Indiana — Hosted by Ball State University

Brian Campbell (Illinois) earned medalist honors at the Noblesville Regional to lead the Illini to their eighth consecutive NCAA National Championship. He shot a 7-under 65 in the third round to finish with a 10-under tournament total. To read more about the win, click here.

Jonathan Garrick (UCLA) finished third in the Noblesville Regional with a 6-under tournament total to help lead the Bruins to a fourth-place finish and secure their 13th straight NCAA Championship berth.

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina — Hosted by UNC

Billy Kennerly (Clemson) finished ninth in the Chapel Hill Regional with a 213 tournament total to help the Tigers advance. Fun Fact: All five Clemson players shot par or better on Saturday. The last time a Clemson team did that in a regional was May 17, 2001. To read more, click here.

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina) advanced as an individual.

The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Santa Fe, California — Hosted by University of San Diego

Max Rottluff and Alberto Sanchez, both of Arizona State, helped the Sun Devils capture an NCAA Championship berth with a second-place finish.

Derek Bard (Virginia) and the Cavaliers eked out a fifth-place finish at the Rancho Sante Fe Regional to head to the championship.

The Rawls Course — Lubbock, Texas — Hosted by Texas Tech University

Beau Hossler (Texas) and the Longhorns won the Lubbock Regional to punch their ticket to the championship. Hossler tied for fourth with a 5-under 208 tournament total. He hasn’t finished outside the top 20 this year.

Ben Schlottman (Auburn) and the Tigers finished fourth in the Lubbock Regional to advance to the championship.

The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut — Hosted by Yale University

The University of South Florida Bulls were the only team to finish under par in the New Haven Regional, recording a 14-under tournament total. Rigel Fernandes carded a team-low 6-under 64 in round one on the way to a tie for 11th. Trey Valentine shot under par in the second and third rounds to land in a tie for 25th. To read more, click here.

Ryann Ree (San Diego State) carded a 3-under 67 in the final round of the New Haven Regional to help the Aztecs finish second and earn their third NCAA Championship berth in five years.

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) and the Commodores punched their second consecutive ticket to the NCAA Championship with a fourth-place finish in the New Haven Regional.

Zach Wright (Louisiana State) and the Tigers came from behind to finish fifth in the New Haven Regional and earn a spot in the NCAA Championship. Wright shot a 1-under 69 in the final round helping his team to card a tournament-low team score of 12-under 268.

You can view all of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship participants here.

Hosted by the University of South Florida, the 2015 Division I Men’s Golf Championships will use a 72-hole, individual stroke-play format on Friday-Monday. Then, the top eight teams will compete in a team match-play tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. Golf Channel will have live coverage of the event on June 1-3.

Congratulations and best of luck to the IJGT ELITE competing in the championship next weekend!

IJGT ELITE: May 6, 2015

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April 29-May 5, 2015

The NCAA DI Men’s Golf Regional Championships selections were announced on the Golf Channel on Monday, May 4, 2015. To see the full list, click here. The IJGT is proud to have a number of alums competing in the six 54-hole regional tournaments to be held May 14-16. The winners from the regional championships will advance to the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3. Below is a list of IJGT ELITE members selected to participate as individuals in the regional championships.

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Hosted by UNC Chapel Hill

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina)

Trey Rule (Mercer)

Isaiah Logue (Liberty)

The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Sante Fe, California

Hosted by the University of San Diego

George Cunningham (Arizona)

Gold Mountain Golf Club — Bremerton, Washington

Hosted by the University of Washington

Alex Franklin (Oregon State)

Jordan Rodgers (Brigham Young)

The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut

Hosted by Yale University

Brandon Matthews (Temple)

Kevin Kramarski (Iona)

Marika Liu (Yale) will be competing as an individual in the NCAA DI Women’s Golf Regional Championship at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The tournament, hosted by the University of Texas, San Antonio, will be held on May 7-9.

In other exciting news, the USA GOLF Federation announced on Thursday that Beau Hossler was one of four golfers chosen to represent the United States when golf debuts at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this July. A sophomore on the University of Texas golf team, Hossler won the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships. To read the rest of the announcement, and learn more about the Pan Am Games, click here.

Ben Schlottman became the first freshman in Auburn history to be named All-SEC first team! He was also named the SEC freshman of the year. To read more, click here.

John Chaney, senior captain of the Wittenberg Tigers’ men’s golf team, earned the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)’s Bob Nye Award, awarded annually to the NCAC Championship medalist. He and the Tigers earned their sixth consectutive NCAA DIII tournament berth; they will be competing at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., on May 12-15.

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IJGT ELITE: April 29, 2015

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April 21-28, 2015

This week was filled with NCAA conference championships, dramatic playoffs and exciting accolades for members of the IJGT ELITE.

Senior Trey Valentine and sophomore Rigel Fernandes helped the University of South Florida Bulls capture the 2015 American Athletic Conference crown. Valentine tied for third with a 7-under 209 tournament total. It was the team’s second conference championship in the past three seasons.

Freshman Chris Petefish counted in all three rounds of the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship, helping the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets win their 16th ACC golf crown.

The NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regional Championships selections were announced live via the Golf Channel on Monday. Ana Ruiz (Oklahoma) and Erynne Lee (UCLA) found out their teams will be competing in the San Antonio regional in Texas. Karen Chung, Kyung Kim and Annie Park (all of USC) found out the Trojans will be competing in the St. George Regional in Utah. To view all of the selections, click here. Best of luck to all the IJGT alums competing in the four regional tournaments on May 7-9. These tournaments will determine the championship field. The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional Championships selections will be announced live on the Golf Channel on Monday, May 4 at 10 a.m. ET.

Junior Pat Sanchez (Marquette) earned medalist honors at the Big East Men’s Golf Championship by carding a 1-under 215 tournament total. He fired a 3-under 69 in the final round of the event.

Temple University junior Brandon Matthews was named a PNC Bank Student-Athlete of the Year.

Sophomore Katie Rice and the women’s golf team earned the Team Academic Award at Morehead State for compiling a 3.72 team GPA in the fall.

And, on the LPGA Tour, Morgan Pressel carded an 8-under 280 tournament total to force a playoff in the Swinging Skirts Classic. She ended up finishing second. “I had plenty of chances out there today, so I can’t be too disappointed. I gave it my all,” Pressel said after the tournament.

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IJGT ELITE: April 22, 2015

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April 8-21, 2015

Big Break 2The IJGT ELITE has been performing well at all levels over the past two weeks. First of all, the IJGT would like to congratulate Richy Werenski and Justin Martinson making it to the final round of Golf Channel’s Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL. In the end, Werenski took home the crown (and an exemption to the 2015 Barbasol Championship!), but it was a win-win for us as both competitors are IJGT alums!

Also at the professional level, five IJGT alums–Zac Blair, Matt Every, Morgan Hoffmann, Webb Simpson and Daniel Summerhays–made the cut in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage last week! Hoffmann had the best finish of the group, tying for ninth. It was especially exciting to see the IJGT ELITE perform so well in the Heritage because many current IJGT members acted as standard bearers during the tournament.

IJGT ELITE members racked up a variety of awards at the collegiate level. Freshman Matt Barto was named the Gannon University Men’s Student-Athlete of the Month for the second time this season. Mercer University senior Trey Rule finished fourth overall at the Southern Conference Championship and earned All-Conference honors. Auburn freshman Ben Schlottman‘s 8-under runner-up finish at the SEC Championship was the best in Tigers history for a freshman. Schlottman’s team-low 69.66 stroke average is ranked fourth in the SEC. He had four top-five finishes in six tournaments this season. USF sophomore Rigel Fernandes was named the American Men’s Golf Player of the Week after earning his first individual championship of the year at the Irish Creek Collegiate in Kannapolis, N.C.

And finally, at the high school level, Phillipsburg High School junior Allyson Wentworth won her second consecutive Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Golf Tournament. She won with a par on the first sudden-death playoff hole. Wentworth has accepted a full golf scholarship offer from the University of Akron.

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IJGT ELITE – April 8, 2015

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April 1-7, 2015

It was another exciting week for the IJGT ELITE, who were all over the news for their various accomplishments. Read on to find a collection of some of our favorite articles about IJGT alums from the past week.

Brandon Matthews (Temple) was featured in the Pittston Sunday Dispatch after winning the Furman Intercollegiate. You can find the article here. Matthews went on to win his second consecutive tournament, the Met Intercollegiate, this past weekend. After the win, Temple head coach Brian Quinn said that he feels Matthews is the best player in the country. Read more about Matthews’ most recent victory here.

Beau Hossler (Texas) won the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month award. To read more about the award, click here.

Fun Fact: Max Rottluff (Arizona State) has a 68.97 stroke average in 10 events this year. He currently sits at third on the Sun Devil Season Scoring list, just above Phil Mickelson. Learn more here.

Moving onto the LPGA Tour, Morgan Pressel finished third in the ANA Inspiration. During the tournament Golfweek wrote an article about Pressel that said she was “showing the familiar fans of Missions Hills some of the spark that made her the youngest major champion in LPGA history eight years ago.” You can read the rest of the article here.

Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols also wrote a great piece about Stephanie Meadow. You can read the article here.

Finally, on the PGA TOUR, IJGT alums Morgan Hoffmann and Rickie Fowler are both in the Top 25 Masters rankings according to ESPN’s Michael Collins. Read what Collins had to say about Hoffmann and Fowler, and view the rest of the list, here. Fun Fact: Hoffmann and Fowler played college golf together at Oklahoma State University.

Speaking of the Masters, here’s an insightful article from NJ.com about why Hoffmann thinks he can win it.

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IJGT ELITE: Hopkinson-Wood named NCAC Golfer of the Week

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March 25-31, 2015

The IJGT would like to congratulate Wittenberg University freshman Jane Hopkinson-Wood on being named the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Golfer of the Week! Here are some other highlights from IJGT alums competing in NCAA tournaments over the past week:

Furman Intercollegiate – Greenville, SC – March 27-29, 2015

Brandon Matthews (Temple) won with a 10-under 206 tournament total. He fired a 6-under 66 in round two. Matthews carded 17 birdies during the three-day, 54-hole event. The victory was Matthews’ second of the season and sixth of his career.

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina) finished third with a 6-under 210 tournament total. He carded an eagle on the par-5 15th hole in round one. Poston made par or better on every hole on the front nine in round two on his way to a 5-under 67.

McDaniel Spring Invitational – Abbottstown, PA –March 28-29, 2015

Natalie Squillace (Sarah Lawrence) tied for seventh with a 178 tournament total. She was extremely consistent, carding 89s in both rounds.

Wildcat Invitational – Malvern, PA – March 30-31, 2015

Christopher Crawford (Drexel) finished seventh with a 2-over 144 tournament total. Before the 2015 spring season, Crawford was ranked No. 1 in the Colonial Athletic Association, according to GolfStat.

Washington University Spring Invitational – Madison, IL – March 28-29, 2015

Jane Hopkinson-Wood finished second with a 149 tournament total. Her even-par 72 was the low round score in the second round. She’s been playing great golf lately and earned medalist honors in the Joe Duncan Invitational last week.

John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate – Stockbridge, GA – March 29-31, 2015

Kim Mitchell (Western Carolina) tied for seventh with a 7-over 223 tournament total.

Bobcat Spring Invitational – Goodyear, AZ – March 30-31, 2015

Alexa Schendelman (Montana) tied for ninth with a 231 tournament total.

Hoya Women’s Invitational – Beallsville, MD – March 30-31, 2015

Jacquelyn Eleey (Georgetown) led the field after two rounds and landed in a three-way tie for first with a 14-over 230 tournament total after 54 holes. After three playoff holes she ended up in a two-way tie for second, leading Georgetown to victory.

Lauren Gros (Georgetown) tied for ninth with a 20-over 236 tournament total. Her final-round 3-over 75 was the Hoyas’ best individual round of the tournament.

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Eagles galore for IJGT ELITE in NCAA competition

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March 18-24, 2015

The IJGT ELITE had plenty to celebrate this weekend including multiple players carding multiple eagles in NCAA tournaments. The IJGT would like to wish a special congratulations to Texas’ Beau Hossler, who carded three eagles during the Linger Longer Invitational, including two in the first nine holes of the tournament. Below are some additional highlights from the past week’s play:

Schenkel Invitational – Statesboro, GA – March 20-21, 2015

Ben Schlottman (Auburn) tied for second with an 11-under 205 tournament total. He recorded a 6-under 66 in round one. Schlottman carded two eagles during the tournament on the par-5 seventh hole in round one and the par-5 18th hole in round two.

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) also recorded an 11-under 205 tournament total to tie for second. He found particular success on the par-5 seventh hole, which he eagled in rounds one and two and birdied in the third round.

Linger Longer Invitational – Greensboro, GA – March 21-22, 2015

Beau Hossler (Texas) finished second with a 12-under 2014 tournament total to lead the Longhorns to their third consecutive victory. It was Hossler’s third consecutive top-two finish. He had three eagles during the tournament coming on the par-5 holes No. 2 and 6 in round one and the par-5 18th hole in round three.

Trey Rule (Mercer) tied for fourth with an 8-under 208 tournament total. He finished the tournament strong carding an eagle on the par-5 18th hole in round three.

Desert Shootout – Goodyear, AZ – March 19-21, 2015

Brock Drogosch (Kansas) tied for second with a 10-under 206 tournament total to lead the Jayhawks to victory. He carded an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole in round one.

Chris Korte (Denver) tied for sixth with a 9-under 207 tournament total. He carded two eagles in round two on the par-5 fifth and 11th holes.

Low Country Intercollegiate – Hilton Head Island, SC – March 21-22, 2015

Jordan Lippetz (Princeton) tied for first with a 2-over 146 tournament total to lead the Tigers to victory.

Larissa Carter (Radford) tied for sixth with a 9-over 153 tournament total.

Joe Duncan Rhodes Invitational – Germantown, TN – March 22-23, 2015

Jane Hopkinson-Wood (Wittenberg) carded a 2-over 146 tournament total to win and lead her team to victory. She recorded low round scores in both rounds.

Valspar Collegiate – Tallahassee, FL – March 23-24, 2015

Rigel Fernandes (South Florida) tied for sixth with a 3-under 210 tournament total. He carded a 5-under 66 in the first round and had three consecutive birdies in both the first and second rounds.

Briar’s Creek Invitational – John’s Island, SC –March 23-24, 2015

Ellen Ceresko (Penn State) tied for sixth with a 1-over 217 tournament total. She made par or better on every hole but one in the third round. She carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 9 through 11 in round three.

The Duck Invitational – Eugene, OR – March 23-24, 2015

Max Rottluff (Arizona State) carded a 3-under 213 to finish second and help lead the Sun Devils to their fourth title of the season. He recorded an eagle on the par-5 13th hole in round one.

Alberto Sanchez (Arizona State) tied for fifth with a 1-over 217 tournament total.

Ryann Ree (San Diego State) finished 10th with a 2-over 218 tournament total. He made par or better on every hole in the third round.

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IJGT ELITE: Pro Edition (March 23, 2015)

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March 23, 2015

It was an exciting weekend for IJGT alums competing professionally. In fact, on Thursday night IJGT alums sat atop the leaderboard in both the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Web.com Tour’s Chile Classic. Here are some of the highlights from the past week:

PGA TOUR: Arnold Palmer Invitational – Orlando, FL – March 19-22, 2015

The big news in pro golf this weekend was Matt Every defending his Arnold Palmer Invitational title. He made a 17-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the tournament to earn the win with a 19-under 269 tournament total. Every was the first player to win at Bay Hill with all four rounds in the 60s since Payne Stewart did it in 1987. He also became just the third player—after Tiger Woods and Loren Roberts—to earn repeat victories at Bay Hill. You can read more about Every’s victory and watch his winning putt by clicking here.

Morgan Hoffmann was leading by three shots after 36 holes, but ended up finishing in fourth with a 15-under 273 tournament total. He made par or better on every hole in round one, including an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, on the way to a 6-under 66 to start the tournament. He improved on his round one score by one stroke to card a 7-under 65 in round two.

Web.com Tour: Chile Classic – Santiago, Chile – March 19-22, 2015

Jamie Lovemark finished seventh with a 16-under 268 tournament total. He shot in the 60s in all four rounds and made par or better on every hole in round two on the way to a 7-under 64.

Tain Lee carded an 8-under 63 in round one to lead after 18 holes, but ended up finishing in a tie for 30th with a 10-under 274 tournament total.

eGolf Gateway Tour: Nova Tax Group Open – Huntersville, NC – March 17-20, 2015

Christian Brand carded an 11-under 273 tournament total to finish second. He carded four consecutive birdies on holes No. 6 through 9 in round three.

Garland Green tied for fifth with a 7-under 277 tournament total.

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IJGT ELITE: March 18, 2015

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March 10-17, 2015

Members of the IJGT ELITE competed in tournaments across the country over the past week. Three IJGT alums–Karen Chung, Kyung Kim and Annie Park–who are now members of the University of Southern California’s women’s golf team, helped lead the Trojans to victory in the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. Chung made par or better on every hole in round one on her way to a 5-under 67. Meanwhile, in Primm, Nev., Carl Jonson carded a 15-under 201 in the Jackrabbit Invitational, good for third place. And, in Southport, N.C., Matt Barto came out of the gate hot winning his first tournament of the spring season, the St. James Plantation Invite. Below are some highlights from the IJGT ELITE’s performances this past week:

Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters — Las Vegas, NV — March 9-11, 2015

Beau Hossler (Texas) tied for second with a 9-under 207 tournament total. He carded 4-under 68s in the second and third rounds.

Chaminade Spring Tri Match — Wahiawa, HI — March 12, 2015

James Coon (Hawaii at Hilo) finished second with an even-par 144 tournament total to help lead his team to victory.

Coastal GA vs. Swarthmore — St. Simons Island, GA — March 12, 2015

Andrew Park (Swarthmore) finished sixth with an 8-over 152 tournament total.

Bandon Dunes Championship — Bandon, OR — March 13-14, 2015

David Kostyal II (UNCW) tied for third with a 3-under 141 tournament total.

St. James Plantation Invite — Southport, NC — March 13-14, 2015

Matt Barto (Gannon) won with a 5-over 149 tournament total. Shot the lowest score of the day on Saturday, a 1-under 71.

Ryan Fogel (West Chester) finished second with a 9-over 153 tournament total.

Kenneth Sames (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) tied third with a 10-over 154.

Conor Gilbert (Millersville) tied for third with a 10-over 154.

Joe Petrin (Le Moyne) tied for eighth with a 13-over 157.

Seminole Intercollegiate — Tallahassee, FL — March 13-15, 2015

Anthony Alex (Florida State) tied for fourth with a 9-under 207.

Derek Bard (Virginia) finished seventh with a 7-under 209.

Trey Rule (Mercer) tied for ninth with a 5-under 211.

Chris Petefish (Georgia Tech) tied for ninth with a 5-under 211.

University of Notre Dame Clover Cup — Mesa, AZ — March 13-15, 2015

Jordan Chael (Nebraska) tied for fifth with a 5-over 221 tournament total.

Cape Fear National Men’s Intercollegiate — Leland, NC — March 15-16, 2015

Matthew Yun (Nyack College) tied for second with a 3-over 219 tournament total. He carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 10-12 in round three.

Kieran Purcell (Delaware) tied for sixth with a 5-over 221 tournament total. He made par or better on the entire front nine in round two.

Talis Park Challenge — Naples, FL — March 15-16, 2015

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) tied for 10th with a 2-under 211. He carded back-to-back birdies in all three rounds.

Sacramento State Invitational — Roseville, CA — March 16-17, 2015

Astha Madan (Sacramento State) tied for fourth with a 12-over 228 tournament total. She made par or better on holes No. 8 through 18 in round three.

Alexa Schendelman (Montana) tied for fourth with a 12-over 228 tournament total.

Jackrabbit Invitational (Women’s) — Primm, NV — March 16-17, 2015

Sydney MacDonald (South Dakota State) tied for seventh with a 3-over 219 tournament total. She made par or better on holes No. 1 through 15 in round one and carded back-to-back birdies twice in round two.

Jackrabbit Invitational (Men’s) — Primm, NV — March 16-17, 2015

Carl Jonson (UNLV) finished third with a 15-under 201 tournament total. He shot in the 60s in all three rounds including two 6-under 66s. Jonson finished round one with three consecutive birdies on holes No. 16 through 18. He made par or better on holes No. 8 through 18 in round two and holes No. 1 through 14 in round three.

Arizona Wildcat Invitational — Tucson, AZ — March 16-17, 2015

Karen Chung (Southern California) won with an 11-under 205 tournament total to lead the Trojans to victory. She made par or better on every hole in round one on her way to a 5-under 67 and carded back-to-back birdies in all three rounds.

Kyung Kim (Southern California) finished fourth with an 8-under 208. She made par or better one holes No. 1 through 11 in round two.

Annie Park (Southern California) tied for fifth with a 6-under 210. She made par or better on holes No. 1 through 10 in round two.

The IJGT would also like to wish the best of luck to the 10 IJGT alums competing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational beginning tomorrow: Webb Simpson, Daniel Summerhays, Zac Blair, Kevin Chappell, Morgan Hoffmann, Rickie Fowler, Scott Stallings, Hunter Mahan, Matt Every and Brandon Hagy!

 

IJGT ELITE record 13 top-10 NCAA finishes

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February 18-24, 2015

The IJGT ELITE competed in tournaments all over the country and in Puerto Rico last week. The following IJGT ELITE members recorded top-10 finishes in NCAA tournaments last week:

The Prestige at PGA West — La Quinta, CA — February 16-18, 2015

IJGT alum Max Rottluff (Arizona State) carded a 10-under 206 to tie for fourth and help lead his team to their third consecutive victory. The last time the Sun Devils won three straight titles was in the spring of 1999. Rottluff finished second in the Prestige at PGA West last year.

Puerto Rico Classic — Rio Grande, Puerto Rico — February 22-24, 2015

Billy Kennerly (Clemson), the second-place winner in the 2009 IJGT event at Reynolds Plantation, shot 2-under 70s in all three rounds to finish with a tournament total of 6-under 210, good for third.

Puerto Rico Individual — Rio Grande, Puerto Rico — February 22-24, 2015

Chris Petefish (Georgia Tech), the 2012 PURE Grips Jr. Open at Troon North champion, tied for first with a tournament total of even-par 213.

IJGT alum Alex Ehlert (UNC Greensboro) finished third with a tournament total of 6-over 219. He carded seven birdies in round three.

Philippe Schweizer (Purdue), the 2008 IJGT at Bent Tree Boys 12 & Under Division champion, finished eighth.

All-State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate — New Orleans, LA — February 22-24, 2015

Maria Torres (Florida), who earned a second-place finish in the 2006 IJGT event at The Legends, tied for seventh with a 5-over 221 tournament total. Her team tied for second.

Erynne Lee (UCLA), who finished second in the 2005 IJGT event at The Sandpiper, finished third with a 1-under 215 tournament. Her team finished in a tie for second.

The Loyola Golf Invite — Goodyear, AZ — February 22-24, 2015

IJGT alum Brandon Kida (Utah)’s 2-under 214 tournament total landed him in a tie for fifth place.

The Loyola Golf Invite Individual –Goodyear, AZ — February 22-24, 2015

Broc Johnson (Arizona State), a top-three finisher in two IJGT tournaments, won with a 9-under 207 tournament total.

Jones Invitational — Valencia, CA — February 23-24, 2015

Jordan Rodgers (Brigham Young), who recorded a third-place finish at the 2008 IJGT tournament at Temecula Creek, carded a 1-under 71 in the first and third rounds. He finished with a 1-under 215 tournament total to tie for sixth place.

Michael Pugh (Fresno State), the 2011 champion in the IJGT event at The Legends Golf Club, carded an 8-under 64 in round two. He finished in a tie for sixth with a 1-under 215 tournament total.

Lady Cougar Classic — Columbus, GA — February 23-24, 2015

Ceha Lee (Lander), a three-time IJGT champion, finished third to help lead her team to victory.

Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate — Hilton Head Island, SC — February 23-24, 2015

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina), the 2009 IJGT champion at Ballantyne Resort, finished first with a 2-under 142 tournament total.