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

 

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.

 Haley BookHoldt - Girls Champ

“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