First-round highlights from the Georgia Junior at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) opened up its Fall 2013 season today on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club. The course, which host the PGA Tour’s McGladery Classic, played very difficult with few players coming out unscathed. Nine countries and eight states were represented in the Georgia Junior at Sea Island.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Chang Ju Lee of Seoul, South Korea, provided some fireworks during the first round and is the first-round leader after putting together a solid score of 2-over-par 72. The highlight of his round came on the narrow 14th hole on the Seaside Course where he holed out from 165 yards for eagle. Here is his round by the numbers.

Lee Tee Shot1

Chang Ju Lee by the numbers:

165 – Yardage of his hole-out eagle on No. 14

72 – Lowest 18-hole score in the Boys 15-19 Division

35 – Even-par back-nine score

9 – Best finish in an IJGT tournament last season

4 – Stroke lead going into the final round

1 – Eagle in his round on Saturday

 

Jana Wuensch of Herrenberg, Germany, took command in the Girls Division after an impressive score of 1-over-par 71. This is her first IJGT tournament and she is poised to take home the trophy tomorrow after building a size able lead. Here is her round by the numbers.

Wuensch Tee Shot1Jana Wuensch by the numbers:

71 – Lowest score in the tournament regardless of division

13 – Number of pars in her round

35 – Front-nine score

6 – Stroke lead going into the final round

2 – Birdies in her round

1 – First IJGT tournament

 

Karl Vilips of Melbourne, Australia, played for the first time on the IJGT and he continued his dominant play in competitive golf. After having a great summer, he shot an opening-round 80 to take the lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Vilips’s round did not get started off well, but he quickly rebounded to post a solid score. Here is his round by the numbers:

Vilips Fwy Shot1aKarl Vilips by the number:

39 – Back-nine score

11 – Number of pars in his round

5 – Consecutive pars on the back nine

1 – First IJGT tournament

 

IJGT Open House – Tuesday, August 20th

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is very excited to kick-off our season next weekend at Sea Island Resort. We know registering for events is not an easy process and can often be difficult to do during normal business hours. The IJGT staff will be extending their office hours next week to help with any registrations, questions, and concerns you may have about our tour or the upcoming season.  This will also give you a chance to get reacquainted with our Staff:

Kyle Wolfe – IJGT Tour Director

Molly Moore – Southeast/West Coast Tournament Director

Zach Pennington – Northeast Tournament Director

Meaghan O’Reilly – Player Services Manager

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Plus, you will be entered for a chance to WIN the following just by signing up for an IJGT Event!

  • A membership sign up/renewal and one tournament registration will put you into a drawing for 2 FREE IJGT Polos.
  • A membership sign up/renewal and 3 tournament registrations will put you into a drawing for a FREE college placement or mental training session.
  • A membership sign up/renewal and 4 or more tournament registrations will put you into a drawing for a FREE week of  IJGA Summer Experience in 2014.

**All winners will be announced on Wednesday afternoon**

 

At your convenience you may submit your entries by phone or email starting at 5pm on August 20th, 2013.

*For those who have already renewed their membership and signed up for their tournaments prior to August 20th, you have automatically been entered into your appropriate drawing. If you would like to call in to enter more we can move your name from one drawing to the other*

IJGT announces Northeast Major Championship

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will host the Northeast Major Championship this Fall at Crystal Springs Resort in Sussex County, N.J. The Major Championship at Crystal Springs will be a 36-hole nationally ranked event at Black Bear Golf Club which offers an inviting diversity of terrain, scenery, and shot selections.

All junior golfers competing this weekend will compete for national recognition and double IJGT Merit Points. All three divisions will feature elite junior golfers ages 10-19 from around the country which should provide heightened competition and an entertaining weekend of junior golf.

To register for the Major Championship at Crystal Springs click here.

 

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The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

 

International Junior Golf Tour Releases Fall 2013 Schedule

Premier Venues Span Four PGA TOUR Stops, Nine States

 

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) – one of the leading competitive circuits for elite golfers in grades 5-12 – has released the Fall 2013 schedule, featuring 20 events in nine U.S. states.

Showcase venues include four PGA TOUR stops – TPC Scottsdale (Scottsdale, Ariz.), TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), Sea Pines Resort (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), and TPC Louisiana (Avondale, La.).

“The IJGT provides exceptional opportunities for juniors at prestigious golf courses with national rankings from Golfweek, the American Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf Scoreboard,” says Peter Orrell, President and CEO of Junior Sports Corporation, owner/operator of the IJGT. “Our weekly tournament experience offers a unique insight into golf instruction and college placement through on-site seminars, mental training sessions and complimentary clinics.”

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August 31 – Sept.1, the IJGT’s top players open the season at TPC Scottsdale, home of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, for a 36-hole shootout.

The annual Thanksgiving Day Classic (Nov. 29 – Dec. 1) will return to TPC Sawgrass – host of the PGA TOUR’s THE PLAYERS Championship – for a 54-hole event. Competitors will challenge the world-renowned Stadium and Valley courses.

Two weeks later (Dec. 14-15), the IJGT heads to Hilton Head Island for the 6th Annual Invitational at Sea Pines Resort. Harbour Town Golf Links is the site of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage each April.

December 21 – 22, the IJGT will conclude the fall season at its newest venue, TPC Louisiana, near New Orleans. Juniors will compete on the Pete Dye design only four months prior to the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic.

Headquartered on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the IJGT annually holds over 60 two-and three-day tournaments throughout the U.S. IJGT members represent 45 states and 43 countries.

IJGT alumni include Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Paula Creamer and many other PGA and LPGA Tour players. Graduates of the IJGT’s 2013 class play at several top NCAA collegiate programs across the country: the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, Florida State University and Texas A&M University, to name a few.

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Isabella DiLisio continuing family’s U.S. Open legacy at Merion

If you watched U.S. Open coverage at all this past week, it is almost inevitable you heard them talk about Ben Hogan’s famous 1-iron on the 72nd hole of the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion. You saw pictures, you heard accounts, you saw the plaque in the middle of the fairway and you saw people holding the famous club.

What you probably did not know is that moment has a direct tie to the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). Caddying for Mr. Hogan that week was Nick Ciocca who is the great-grandfather of IJGT member, Isabella DiLisio.

DiLisio had heard stories of her great-grandfather caddying for the great Ben Hogen, but had no idea the loop was part of one of the most iconic moments in golf history.

“It wasn’t until a few years ago that we found out it was here at Merion,” DiLisio said.

DiLisio was selected by the USGA as a volunteer at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, carrying on her family’s legacy. She was a stanard bearer twice during the week. Her first group was during a practice for Bio Kim, Y.E. Yang and Alker and her second round was during the second round for Rickie Fowler, Mateo Manassero and Jason Day.

To read more about Isabella and her week at Merion, please click here.

IJGT alum – Stephanie Meadow

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) alum Stephanie Meadow, who currently is a junior at the University of Alabama, has taken the women’s college Stephanie Meadowgolf scene by storm. Over the 2012-2013 season her accomplishments have been many including back-to-back wins at the Southeastern Conference Championship and the NCAA Regional Championship at Auburn University. Her biggest college tournament of the year is still to come when Meadow and her Alabama teammates travel to the University of Georgia Golf Course for the 2013 NCAA Championships May 21-24.

Alabama will be one of the favorties going into the National Championship as they will look to defend their title. Meadow is also in the running for the National Player of the Year. Currently she is ranked No. 2 by Golfweek and  No. 1 by Golfstat in all of college golf. The numbers do not lie. Meadow has the lowest scoring average in the entire nation and has performed her best in the most important tournaments. To read more about the NCAA Player of the Year battle click here for Golfweek’s Beth Ann Baldry’s take on the race.

While playing on the IJGT, Meadow collected many championships including the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions. Playing in highly competitive tournaments as a junior golfer has allowed Meadow to exceed at such a high level at the University of Alabama.

 

IJGT Announces 2012-2013 All-IJGT Team

ORLANDO, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announced its 2012-2013 All-IJGT Team during the Awards Banquet at the 2013 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions held at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The top-10 players in each division in the season-long IJGT Merit Points Standings were named to the All-IJGT teams. The IJGT congratulates each of these players for their hard work over the course of the 2012-2013 season.

Boys 15-19 Division

  1. Charlie Spencer-White – Bluffton, S.C.

    8,000 Points

    3 IJGT Victories; 3 Runner-Up Finishes

  2. Aaron Terrazas – Veracruz, Mexico

    7,300 Points

    4 IJGT Victories

  3. Will Miles – Hilton Head Island, S.C.

    6,775 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  4. Roland Massimino – Lumberville, Pa.

    6,500 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  5. Manuel Velez – Panama City, Panama

    5,950 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  6. Matt Cheng – Taipei, Taiwan

    5,850 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  7. Serawit Kerdsinchal – Nonthaburi, Thailand

    5,800 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  8. Alan Cooke – Vienna, W.Va.

    5,037.5 Points

    3 Runner-Up Finishes

  9. Patrick Albanesi – Avon, Conn.

    4,925 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 1 Top-3 Finish

  10. Rafael Miranda – Guayaquil, Ecuador

    4,425 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 1 Top-3 Finish

Boys 14 & Under Division

  1. William Thomson – Pittsford, N.Y.

    11,550 Points

    4 IJGT Victories; 6 Runner-Up Finishes

  2. Ryan Rybicki – Remsen, N.Y.

    8,300 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  3. Tennoshin Ogawa – Ichinomiya-shi, Japan

    8,000 Points

    6 IJGT Victories; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  4. Alejandro, Santibanez – San Luis Potosi, Mexico

    7,100 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  5. Nate Menon – Wyomissing, Pa.

    6,675 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  6. John Felitto – Mountainside, N.J.

    6,650 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  7. Evan Johnson – York, Pa.

    6,225 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  8. Mikee Ordona – Upland, Calif.

    5,900 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  9. Luke Schaap – Potomac, Md.

    5,850 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 3 Top-3 Finishes

  10. Taisuke Ono – Tokyo, Japan

    5,850 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

Girls Division

  1. Phimnipha Wongwaiwate – Chiang Mai, Thailand

    9,000 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  2. Ana Paula Valdez – Morelia, Mexico

    8,625 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  3. Clementina Rodriguez – Caracas, Venezuela

    7,700 Points

    2 IJGT Titles; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  4. Rei Nakatani – Tokyo, Japan

    7,100 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  5. Olivia Landino – Hermitage, Pa.

    7,000 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  6. Moyu Sasaki – Tokyo, Japan

    6,800 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  7. Ceha Lee – Bundang-Gu, South Korea

    6,600 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  8. Amelia McKee – Paso Robles, Calif.

    6,500 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  9. Katie Edelblut – New Hope, Pa.

    6,200 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  10. Thamonpat Siriko – Bangkok, Thailand

    5,900 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 4 Runner-Up Finishes

All players who were honored at the banquet have earned guaranteed entry into all future IJGT events that are not at full capacity including the 2013-2014 Major Series and 2014 Tournament of Champions.

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events.   Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19.  Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, and Harbour Town Golf Links.  Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Golfweek, and International Junior Golf Academy.

 

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com  or call (800) 792-9143.

 

2013 Bridgestone Series – Final Weekend

 

NASHPORT, Ohio – The International Junior Golf Tour external_link.png (IJGT) will host its final Bridgestone Series Event this weekend.  This last tournament, The Bridgestone Series at Longaberger external_link.png, is held on the No. 1 ranked course you can play by Golfweek in the state of Ohio.  For more information on this Event please check out our website at IJGT.com.  Here are the current standings for The Bridgestone Series leading into the final event:

 

Boys 15-19 Division    Finish   Points
Johnson Ko

T1

    110
Nick Musshafen

T1

    110
Ezekiel Zhao

2

     95
Hunter Lee

T3

    87.5
Ethan Means

T3

    87.5
Andrew Britton

4

     80
Mike Hanrahan

5

     70
James Nabial

6

     60
Boys 14 Under Division     Finish    Points
Leo Hernandez        T1

110

Jake Sollon

 T1

110

Brett Levenstein

 T2

       95
George Ward        T2

 95

Girls Division      Finish     Points
Raphaella Kang

   T1

  110

Katie Edelblut

   T1

  110

Mia Baringer

   T2

   95

Erin DiDonato         T2

   95

Allyson Wentworth

   T3

   80

Sarah Kokotajlo

   T3

   80

Linda Wang

    4

    70

 

 

Points will be awarded to the top 10 players in the Boys 15-19, Boys 14 Under and Girls Divisions in each of the denoted events in the Bridgestone Tournament Series. The following is the breakdown for points per event:

1st – 110 points                                6th – 50 points

2nd – 95 points                                7th – 40 points

3rd – 80 points                                 8th – 30 points

4th – 70 points                                 9th – 20 points

  5th – 60 points                                 10th – 10 points

 

If there are ties for a specific place, the points will be split evenly. For example, a three player tie for 2nd Place would result in each player receiving 81.67 points (245 total points for 2nd (95), 3rd (80) and 4th (70), divided evenly among three players). In order to receive points toward the Bridgestone Tournament Series players must play a Bridgestone Ball.  

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The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444

 

Suzy Whaley to Speak at Night of Champions Banquet

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is proud to announce Suzy Whaley, the first woman since Babe Zaharias to qualify and participate in a PGA Tour event, will be speaking at the annual Night of Champions Banquet, part of the IJGT’s end-of-year Tournament of Champions.

Suzy Whaley

Whaley has been named to Golf Digest’s top 50 teachers and top 5 national female instructors. She has also been named the Northeast Teacher of the Year twice and a two-time PGA Teacher of the Year honoree in the Connecticut PGA Section. LPGA She serves as a board member for the following golf associations:

  • National PGA Growth of the Game – Co-Chair
  • National PGA of America
  • Connecticut PGA Section
  • The First Tee of Connecticut

Suzy WhaleyWhaley earned her LPGA Tour status immediately after college where she competed for two years before starting a family. She currently works at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. where she gives private instruction, oversees the Suzy Whaley Junior Golf Academy and manages PE2Tee. PE2Tee is a pending non-profit organization and its mission is to grow the game by involving Physical Education teachers to bring golf into their classrooms. To learn more about Suzy Whaley and her career in golf, please visit her website at www.suzywhaleygolf.com.

 

 


 

How Do I Qualify for the 2013 Bridgestone Tournament of Champions?

  • All IJGT members are eligible to register for TOC
  • 200 spots available
  • Wait-list priority to:
    • 2011-2012 All-IJGT Team
    • Top Finishers at 2012 TOC  5th Annual Invitational
    • Top Finishers at all 2012-13 IJGT Major Championships
    • Top Finishers at all Open Events during 2012-13 season
      • with considerations made based on outside ranking systems

Why Should I Play in the 2013 Bridgestone Tournament of Champions?

  • Begin your summer with one of the top junior tournaments in the country
  • Compete against the best competition in the world
  • Add to your golf resume by competing for the 188 AJGA Performance Stars that will be handed out at TOC
  • Receive brand new golf gear from head to toe courtesy of the IJGT and its sponsors
  • Top 20 finishers in each division will automatically qualify for all IJGT Major Championships for the 2013-14 season
  • Start summer break with a family vacation to beautiful Orlando, Fla.

Bridgestone

Year End Celebration

Since 1999, the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) has hosted the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions (TOC) as the final Event of the IJGT season. The Event, which is hosted each year at the prestigious Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla., is not only the largest field of the season, but also it is increasing in national and international prestige each year.

Bridgeststone TOC Logo.VECTORED3X5The 2013 Bridgestone Tournament of Champions on May 25-27 will feature 200 IJGT members competing for final bragging rights until next season. We invite all IJGT members to register early in order to ensure you get your spot in the field before they fill up for this exciting Event!

The three-day event, which is to be played over Memorial Day Weekend, is the Season-Ending Event for the IJGT and a great way to kick-off your summer season at one of the top junior events in the country. The IJGT is proud to offer to its members a full schedule of events to ensure all competitors not only have the opportunity to compete in a championship atmosphere, but also enjoy a fun family vacation over the holiday weekend. The schedule of events will include the champions banquet, parents wine tasting/silent auction, minute-to-win-it games and so much more! The full schedule of events for the weekend will be announced by the end of March.

Tournament of Champions

Highlighted Players of the Week – May 11-12, 2013

 

Northeast Tour

C.J. HughesThe International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) made its second to last trip of the Northeast Tour at Hershey Country Club  for the IJGT Major Championship Presented by IJGA this past weekend.  This Event is one of many golfers’ favorites and most importantly was our second Major Championship of the Northeast Tour.  The course was in spectacular shape all weekend and a true test to all golfers.  However, the weather did not help the players with scattered showers on Saturday and wind gust of nearly 20 mph on Sunday.  Through the tough conditions, C.J. Hughes of Indiana, Pa., and Zora Moore of Milford, N.J., overcame the adverse conditions and earned Player of the Week honors.

Hughes is no stranger to IJGT tournaments.  He has played in six events this season and had four top-10 finishes including back-to-back top-five finishes in the Boys 14 Under Division.  This weekend Hughes was determined to finish strong for the final Major of the 2012-2013 IJGT Northeast Season.  He got off to a good start on the first day with all pars and three bogeys on the front nine and some confidence going into the back nine.  Hughes kept the momentum going after the turn starting with a birdie and finishing with all pars and one bogey carding an impressive 3-over-par 74 and even-par on the back nine.

This great showing put Hughes in second place going into the final round, only one stroke back of the leader Evan Katz of Washington, D.C..  On Sunday the weather conditions were even worse.  Battling the winds, Hughes once again showed poise and consistency.  He started off the second round a little slow, but bounced back with impressive back-to-back birdies on holes Nos. 5 and 6.  Hughes battled Katz all weekend, but ultimately fell short of the title.  Although he fell short of a title, he did tie for a second-place finish and his first of the 2012-2013 IJGT Season.  We would like to congratulate C.J. Hughes on a great weekend and look forward to seeing him in Orlando, Fla., for the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Zora MooreIn the Girls Division, Moore earned herself a well-deserved Player of the Week honor.  This was Moore’s third IJGT tournament of the Northeast Tour, where she placed second with an 81-80—161 final score.  Moore was very consistent with her game all weekend, which was not easy to do considering the brutal weather conditions.  Seeking her first IJGT title, Moore received her second, second-place finish this past weekend.  Moore was down three strokes going into Sunday’s round so she knew she would have to go low on Sunday’s round.  Moore went on to par 10 holes on her final day, carding a 9-over-par 80 and a second-place finish.  We would like to congratulate Zora Moore on a great tournament, and we wish her the best of luck at the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

 


Southeast Tour

Aaron ElmoreLast weekend, the International Junior Golf Tour traveled to Orlando, Fla., for the Orlando Junior at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club. Players were introduced to both a magnificent Rees Jones designed course in the peak of its condition as well as the unpredictable weather of central Florida. While known for sunshine, Orlando delivered a nasty dose of rain that bogged the course down for Sunday and added a new dimension of difficulty for the final round. What could have been a disastrous day for most, a few players managed to step up to the challenge and take the course head on.

Aaron Elmore has been a regular player on the IJGT Discovery Tour since his debut in November at Oyster Reef where he finished in first place. Aaron has performed well on the Discovery Tour, finishing first, second, or third in six of seven tournaments. Elmore made an exciting leap into the Boys 14 Under Division over the weekend, and finished in an astonishing second place. It is quite an achievement when his graduation year, 2020, is taken into consideration. Elmore did not let a lack of experience stand in his way, and showed great poise and course management en route to carding a day-to-day score of 88-81. He also managed to lead the division in par-3 performance with a 3.38 average. The IJGT wishes Aaron the best, and is very excited to watch this young player develop in future tournaments.

Wei-Wei ZhangWei-Wei Zhang, playing in her first IJGT event as part of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, finished in an impressive third place. Zhang carded a final-round score of 1-under-par 71, a noteworthy achievement considering the increased difficulty of the course from Saturday to Sunday. Besides going 1-under-par on Sunday, Zhang also scored an incredible 28 pars on the weekend, which placed her second in the division in that category. Zhang showed great maturity, poise, and confidence en route to her third-place finish and the IJGT looks forward to seeing her in the future.

 


West Coast Tour

Thomas AvantTroon North, an exquisite golf course carved out of the High Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Ariz., was host to an exciting weekend of competition at the PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North. The moments of awe and wonder at the incredible beauty of the desert course are short lived, as it certainly burned more than a few players over the weekend. Temperatures hovered in the 90’s both days and turned the Monument course into a test of stamina, precision and practical course management.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Thomas Avant finished with a final score of 78-80 and finished in second place. Avant was able to card three well-executed birdies over the weekend while also keeping small mistakes to a minimum. Highlights for Avant include leading the division with a 4.15 par-4 average while also managing to card 19 pars over the course of the weekend. Avant has a lot to be proud of after his performance on the daunting Monument Course.

Moibhi TyndallMoibhi Tyndall, playing in his third IJGT West Coast event, was ready for the challenges of desert golf. Tyndall made smart decisions throughout the weekend that set him up for an impressive second-place finish in the Boys 14 Under Division. Tyndall’s positive attitude and head-on approach to the difficult course earn him Player of the Week honors, and the IJGT hopes to see Tyndall in action again soon.