International Junior Golf Tour Thanksgiving Day Classic

International Junior Golf Tour Thanksgiving Day Classic

TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.- The International Junior Golf Tour returned to an annual stop on their tour this week with the playing of the Thanksgiving Classic at TPC Sawgrass. The juniors were challenged throughout the weekend on both courses, with Pete Dye’s Valley Course and TPC Stadium Course, home of the PGA Players Championship. The players enjoyed spectacular weather for the late November event, all while competing for AJGA Performance Stars, national rankings, and IJGT merit points.

 

After three rounds of great competition, the Boys 15-19 Division would ultimately be decided in a two-way playoff. After one playoff hole, Gordan Brixi of Potomac, MD came away victorious after a stellar final round.

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“It feels good to get the win”, Brixi said after the round. “I did not change much today, just needed to play my game because I did not

know how the leaders were playing. I was happy to go to a playoff because I wanted to keep playing on this great course.”

 

Brixi tallied scores of 74 and 80 for the first two rounds on the Valley course. Then on Saturday, he finished with an impressive round of 74 on the Stadium course, ultimately creating the playoff. Brixi concluded after the round that winning the playoff on the famous 17th hole was great, but the 16th hole was the favorite for him on Saturday.

 

“That is where I started to turn it around for me”, Brixi added. “After that hole I knew there was a good chance some good would follow, and clearly it did.”

Finishing in second place for the week is Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, SC. Phillips was impressive all weekend, putting together scores of 79, 70 and 79 for 228 finish. Then, finishing out the top three is Jaden Weisman of Malvern, PA, putting together rounds of 77, 74, and 80 for a 231 finish.

 

 

For the Boys 14 & Under Division, Julian Sanchez- Garcia went wire-to-wire earning the top prize. Sanchez- Garcia showed great consistency throughout the weekend, tallying scores of 79, 77, and 79 for a total of

  1. Sanchez-Garcia said there was no additional pressure or challenge and focused on playing his best in earning the victory.

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“After the first day I had a comfortable lead and felt great where I placed myself”, Sanchez-Garcia added. “You do not get to play at a course like this every day so just enjoying everything and playing my best was the biggest reason for the win”.

 

Finishing in the top three for the weekend are Seung Jae Mo of South Korea, who had rounds of 93, 80 and 89. Rounding out top three is Matthew Pilgrim of Canada, finishing with rounds of 90, 84 and 92.

 

Then, in the Girls Division, Sophia Burnett continued her impressive play as of late adding a victory over the

weekend. Battling some minor setbacks during the first round, Burnett found her comfort zone during the second round ultimately finishing the week off with a victory.

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“Feels pretty cool to win, because it is TPC Sawgrass and I am grateful to win here”, Burnett said after the round. “I had some hiccups on a few holes during the first round that I was able to overcome, but the

second round I was much more comfortable on those holes”.

 

Burnett, like the majority of the field, spoke highly of the new renovations made to the TPC Stadium course. Those changes luckily played to the strength of her game.

 

Burnett added “They are great changes, some of the holes I did not recognize at first but the course here is simply amazing”.

 

The IJGT will conclude its Fall season in a few weeks, with the playing of the IJGA Invitational at Harbourtown Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC. Players will be competing for national rankings, and the chance to earn IJGT Merit points as well as AJGA Performance Stars. To sign up for this event, or view future events, visit IJGT.com, or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final results of the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass were conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on November 26, 2016.

 

Boys 15-19 Division: Rounds 1 & 2 Dye’s Valley Course- Black Tees 6,684 Yards, 71.9/129. Round 3 Stadium Course- Black Tees 6,650 Yards, 74.0/146. Boys 14& Under Division: Rounds 1& 2 Dye’s Valley Course- Blue Tees 5,972 Yards, 69.4/131. Round 3 Stadium Course- Blue Tees 5,992 Yards, 70.3/136. Girls Division: Rounds 1 &2 Dye’s Valley Course- White Tees 5,765 Yards, 65.0/115. Round 3 Stadium Course- White Tees 5,720 Yards, 76.0/151.

 

International Junior Golf Tour Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

November 24-26, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division-

Round 1 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course 6,684 Yards, Par 72 Round 2 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course: 6,684 Yards, Par 72 Round 3 – (Black Tees) Stadium Course: 6,650 Yards, Par 72

 

1-x. Gordan Brixi, Potomac, MD *74-80-74–228

  1. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-70-79–228
  2. Jaden Weisman, Malvern, PA *77-74-80–231
  3. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *76-78-80–234
  4. Noah Schwartz, Cherry Hill, NJ *78-74-83–235
  5. PJ ORourke, Ho Ho Kus *73-79-84–236
  6. Sean Niles, Northville, MI *79-75-82–236
  7. Elliot Wright, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *78-77-81–236
  8. Alex Whitehead, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *79-79-81–239
  9. Mike Donner, Hamburg, NY *76-77-87–240
  10. Frank Parisi, Schenectady, NY *83-81-79–243
  11. Chun Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *78-85-83–246
  12. Philipp Katich, St.Leon-Rot *82-81-87–250
  13. Will Englander, Cohasset, MA *84-84-83–251
  14. Michael Katsman, Howey-In-The-HIlls, FL *80-81-91–252
  15. Will Whittaker, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *84-79-89–252
  16. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *91-82-80–253
  17. Jamie Murray, Ontario, Canada *79-89-87–255
  18. Oreo Prommart, Thung Khonkaen, Thailand *84-81-92–257
  19. Matthew Chorches, West Hartford, CT *77-85-97–259
  20. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *89-82-88–259
  21. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *84-83-96–263
  22. Mike Tomczak, Lake View, NY *87-83-93–263
  23. Ethan Dawson, Edmond, OK *90-93-91–274
  24. Adam DeSorbo, Amsterdam, NY *89-95-93–277
  25. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *91-90-99–280
  26. Zack Jiang, Guangdong, China *96-88-96–280

 

Boys 14 & Under Division-

Round 1 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course 5,972 Yards, Par 72 Round 2 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course: 5,972 Yards, Par 72 Round 3 – (Black Tees) Stadium Course: 5,992 Yards, Par 72

 

  1. Julian Sanchez-Garcia, Xalapa, Mexico *79-77-79–235
  2. Seung Jae Mo, Goyang, South Korea *93-80-89–262
  3. Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *90-84-92–266
  4. Zach Locke, Horseheads, NY *95-88-93–276
  5. Finn ORourke, HoHoKus, NJ *96-90-98–284
  6. David Murigi, Nairobi, Kenya *90-96-102–288

 

Girls Division-

Round 1 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course 5,765 Yards, Par 72 Round 2 – (Black Tees) Dyes Valley Course: 5,765 Yards, Par 72 Round 3 – (Black Tees) Stadium Course: 5,720 Yards, Par 72

 

  1. Sophia Burnett, Bluffton, SC *86-74-83-243
  2. Gabriella Gilrowski, Westfield, IN *85-81-88–254
  3. Camila Burnett, Bluffton, SC *89-92-96–277
  4. Erica Boyd, Charlotte, NC *95-95-92–282
  5. Megan Donahue, Lafayette, IN *101-87-101–289
  6. Sabrina Reyes, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico *102-97-102–301

Inaugural Juniors FORE Warriors Charity Invitational.

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational

 

Parris Island, SC – The International Junior Golf Tour took a step out of their comfort zone this weekend. Juniors FORE Warriors was the Inaugural Invitational that benefited two Non-profit Organizations; Hope for the Warriors and Junior Champions Foundation. The weekend started off with a private tour of the Parris Island Marine Base on Friday September, 23. The tournament was played Saturday and Sunday with hot and sunny conditions.

The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Jeremy Sisson, took the title for the second weekend in a row with the IJGT. Sisson won the Island Invitational at Dolphin Head CC, he kept his momentum up by shooting a total of three-under for the two days. Sisson, from Skaneatles, N.Y., had the low final round of 69. Samuel Cudjoe, from Trinidad and Tobago, had an impressive second round of two-under par. Cudjoe, who was tied with three people after round one, had five birdies to move up in the pack. Rounding our third was Leo Hernandez, shooting three-over par, with a total of 147.

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“Winning twice in a row feels really good. It doesn’t happen often, so I’m pretty happy. This place, Parris Island, is special. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The wildlife and the course is special, and it being on a Marine base makes it truly unique,” remarked Sisson.

AJ Gilpin, of Norwell, M.A., was the Boys 14 & Under Division Champ for the Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational. Gilpin kept his lead after day one, shooting 76, 76. Coming up five strokes behind Gilpin was Matthew Pilgrim. Pilgrim, from West Vancouver, shot three stokes better in his second round. He carded 80, 77, for a total of 157. In third place of the Boys 14 & Under Division was Bryan Kim, signing for a total of 161.

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“I played great, I hit a lot of greens and fairways this weekend. This was my first time playing at Parris Island. I loved the course and these are the fastest tournament greens I have ever played on,” said Gilpin.

The Girls Division Champion carded a 156, and was awarded to Vivian Yen of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Keeping her first place secured from round one, she fought through the heat and ended up with a round two score of 81. Maria Aslanis, of Hinckley, O.H., came in second with a total of 184.

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“I played well, even though my putting was not the greatest. The course was incredible, the greens were fast and in fantastic shape. My best club in my bag this weekend was my 8 iron. I always practice with it and it payed off,” Yen explained

The IJGT will continue the Fall 2016 Season in Orlando, Fla., at Orange County National. The Orange County National Junior will be October 1-2, 20016. 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 Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational at Parris Island conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 24-25,2016.

Boys 15-19 Division: 6,588 Yards, 71.5/126. Boys 14 & Under Division: 6,092 Yards, 69.3/128. Girls Division: 5,825 Yards, 73.3/128.

International Junior Golf Tour

Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational

Parris Island, SC

September 24-25, 2016

 Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,588 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Jeremy Sisson, Skaneatles, NY *72-69–141
  2. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *75-70–145
  3. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *73-74–147
  4. Dan Byrne, Cork, Ireland *76-73–149
  5. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *75-76–151
  6. Luis Martinez, Caracus, Venezuela *75-76–151
  7. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *77-77–154
  8. Nick Gioffre, Waxhaw, NC *76-83–159
  9. Jose Chavez, Guatemala City, Guatemala *85-79–164
  10. Tucker Etro, Eliot, ME *87-81–168
  11. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *85-85–170
  12. Jorge Castaneda Luna, DF, Mexico *82-93–175
  13. Ryan Touzeau, Center Valley, PA *98-85–183

 

Girls Division – White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Vivian Yen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan *75-81–156
  2. Maria Aslanis, Hinckley, OH *92-92–184

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,092 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Aj Gilpin, Norwell, MA *76-76–152
  2. Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *80-77–157
  3. Bryan Kim, Evans, GA *81-80–161

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Sisson takes the title after leading Day 1, Lee credits her chipping to a stellar finish.

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

Island Invitational at Dolphin Head Golf Club

September 17-18, 2016

Hilton Head Island, SC

 

Jeremy Sisson takes the title after leading Day 1

Lee credits her chipping to a stellar finish.

 

 

Hilton Head Island, SC – The International Junior Golf Tour dodged tropical storm Julie and had scorching temps this weekend at the Island Invitational. The tournament had 50 participants that battled this weekend. 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. AJGA Stars were also award in the Boys 15-19 Division

 

The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Jeremy Sisson, claimed first place with a total of 145 for the tournament. Sisson, from Skaneatles, N.Y., competed in his first IJGT tournament over the weekend and kept his first place lead both days. Sisson, after just having his appendix taken out, carded three birides. Conor Bryne, claimed second place, after having a comeback second round shooting 71. Bryne, from Dublin, Ireland, had a total of 147 for the tournament. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was Lino Galdin, shooting 76, 73, for a total of 149.

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“It’s my first IJGT event, I enjoyed it! On day one I was inside twenty feet for every putt and was making pars. Today I was chunking my irons, my chipping saved me, getting inside three feet and making the putt.  The course was short, which hitting it straight gave you great reward. I just had my appendix taken out and just started playing two weeks ago, it felt great to get back out there,” remarked Sisson.

 

In the Girls Division, there were two that finished the tournament. Tracy Lee, of Seoul, South Korea, had a strong weekend shooting 74, 76, for a total of 150. Lee, coming off from a win from a previous tournament, showed strong iron play with 2 birides for her rounds. Taking second place was Yuna Sato of Fukushima, Japan. Sato was able to battle back after her round one score of 85, to shoot an impressive 74 on the last day.

 

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“My round went good. My short game was pretty strong, anything under 30 yards I was able to get it up and down. On hole eight I stuck it less than a foot and had a tap in for birdie, my only birdie in the final round, I was very excited. The course was challenging because you had to be straight off the tee. I feel great going into this season, I can tell I’m improving.,” said Lee.

 

 

There were six players in the Boys 14 and Under Divison. Round one, Julian Sanchez-Garcia and Bryan Kim were tied; ultimately it came down to the last hole where Garcia beat Kim by one stroke. Garcia, from Xalapa, Mexico, had a consistent round of 77, 77. Kim shot one stroke better in his final round for a total of 155. Taking third place was AJ Gilpin, shooting 157.

 

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

 

Conor Bryne- 71.

Yuna Sato- 74.

 

 

 

 

 

The IJGT will continue the Fall 2016 Season in Parris Island, S.C at the Inaugural Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational. This tournament will be September 24-25, 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 Island Invitational at Dolphin Head GC conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 17-18, 2016.
Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees-6,505 yards par 72 (72.7/140). Boys 14 &Under Division: Blue Tees-6,025 (70.5/129). Girls Division: White Tees-5,611 (68.5/124).

Saturday – Sunny 89 degrees with 5 mph winds.

Sunday – Sunny 91 degrees with 5 mph winds.

 

International Junior Golf Tour

Island Invitational at Dolphin Head

Hilton Head Island, SC

September 17-18, 2016

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees- 6,505 yards- Par 72

 

  1. Jeremy Sisson, Skaneatles, NY *71-74–145
  2. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *76-71–147
  3. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *72-78–150
  4. Drew Mullen, Pawleys Island, SC *75-76–151
  5. Erik MacDonald, Braintree, MA *74-77–151
  6. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *80-72–152
  7. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *76-76–152
  8. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *72-80–152
  9. Mark Laken, Kenosha, WI *77-76–153
  10. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *76-77–153
  11. Aidan McCloskey, Northborough, MA *76-77–153
  12. Alan Smith, Winchendon, MA *74-79–153
  13. Tyden Wilson, Concord, MA *78-77–155
  14. Mikus Ming, Smiths, Bermuda *78-77–155
  15. Charlie Farrell, Hilton Head Island, SC *78-77–155
  16. Luis Martinez, Caracus, Venezuela *75-80–155
  17. Jorge Castaneda, Bluffton, SC *0-83–83
  18. Carson Barbe, Beckville, TX *76-80–156
  19. Kameron Daniels, Bowie, MD *82-75–157
  20. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *77-80–157
  21. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *75-82–157
  22. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *74-83–157
  23. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *76-83–159
  24. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *81-79–160
  25. Luigi Oddera, Genova, Italy *79-81–160
  26. Dan Byrne, Cork, Ireland *87-74–161
  27. Andrew Choi, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-82–161
  28. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *81-80–161
  29. Oreo Prommart, Thung Khonkaen, Thailand *83-80–163
  30. Victor Sanchez, Atizapan De Zaragoza, Mexico *77-86–163
  31. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *78-87–165
  32. Frank Parisi, Schenectady, NY *82-85–167
  33. Ian Arnold, Allentown, PA *87-82–169
  34. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo Japan, *84-85–169
  35. Jorge Casteneda Luna, DF, Mexico *90-83–173
  36. Ryan Touzeau, Center Valley, PA *87-87–174
  37. Kiet Trieu, Hanoi, Vietnam *86-89–175
  38. Zhuole Lin, Shenzen, China *94-87–181

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

  1. Nick Gioffre, Waxhaw, NC

 

 

Boys U-14 Division- Blue Tees- 6,025 yards- Par 72

 

  1. Julian Sanchez-Garcia, Xalapa, Mexico *77-77–154
  2. Bryan Kim, Evans, GA *78-77–155
  3. Aj Gilpin, Norwell, MA *82-75–157
  4. Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *84-80–164
  5. David Murigi, Nairobi, Kenya *92-76–168
  6. Seung Jae Mo, Goyang, South Korea *90-81–171

 

 

 

Girls Division- White Tees- 5,611 yards- Par 72

 

  1. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *74-76–150
  2. Yuna Sato, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan *85-74–159

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

  1. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Hardeeville, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour continued their tour in Hardeeville, S.C., with the IMG Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes. The winners in each division will have an exemption into the IMG Junior World in San Diego, C.A., this summer. With the weather finally cooperating, players competed for National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.

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

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

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

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

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

 Kayla Kozak- 72

Jasmine Chee- 72

Wint Phoo Aung- 72

Marisa Hisaki- 72

Ian Peng- 66

 

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season with the MET Junior Championship at Flanders Valley in Flanders, N.J. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

Final Results of the IMG Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes GC conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on April 23-24, 2016. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,823 yards Par 72 (72.8/128). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,997 yards, Par 72 (69.5/118). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,797 yards, Par 72 (73.5/128).​

 

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

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

 

 

International Junior Golf Tour

IMG Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes

Hardeeville, S.C.

April 23-24, 2016

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

AJGA Performance Stars in IJGT tournaments – Spring 2016

The 2016 Spring Schedule will provide many opportunities for IJGT members to earn American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry. This Spring there will be at a minimum 207 AJGA Performance Based Stars available for top finishers in IJGT tournaments. Navigating the junior golf scene can be challenging with the many different tours, entry qualifications, and ranking systems. As a company, we value honesty and transparency with our members and their families. Below is a breakdown of how to understand the AJGA Performance Based Entry system in relation to IJGT events.

What are AJGA Performance Stars?

AJGA Performance Stars are a mechanism by which the AJGA determines its tournament fields. You can earn AJGA Performance Stars in many different ways, one of which is through the IJGT tournaments.

Who is eligible to earn AJGA Performance Stars in IJGT tournaments?

Top finishers in select tournaments will be granted AJGA Performance Stars.

How do I determine what AJGA Performance Stars are guaranteed in IJGT tournaments?

On each IJGT tournament page there is a section title “AJGA Performance Based Entry.” We will list all guaranteed AJGA Performance Stars here, as well as which specific top finishers will earn them.

Are there any other opportunities to earn AJGA Performance Stars on the IJGT?

Yes, all IJGT events have the capacity to earn more AJGA Performance Stars either through the Top 10% rule (listed below) or by retroactively receiving AJGA Performance Stars from the AJGA. This may occur when the field size reaches 40 players in the Boys 15-19 Division and 12 players in the Girls Division.

*Top 10% Rule – For stroke play events in which the Champion earns 4 Performance Stars, the AJGA will also recognize the top 10% of the corresponding field provided that event has 55+ boys or 30+ girls.

 

Have more questions or still don’t quite understand? Don’t worry, you can contact the IJGT staff at any time to discuss. We also provide a limited number of tournament schedule consultations to families that want assistance in putting together the best possible tournament schedule for their son or daughter. Contact IJGT, Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Wolfe for more information at kyle.wolfe@ijgt.com or 843-384-1682.

Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn – Final Results

Galdin earns third title in Boys 15-19 Division

Kuchakulla collects first victory at Mission Inn

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 20 countries and seven different states competed in the 36-hole Major Championship for double IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

Lino Galdin of Nesmy, France, was victorious in the Boys 15-19 Division at Mission Inn Resort after he carded a tournament total of 3-over, 147. Galdin put himself in good position after 18 holes, firing a 2-over, 74 in the opening round. This left Galdin only one stroke back of first-round leader Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan.

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division of the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division in the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn

During the final round on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort, weather conditions became challenging with the wind picking up with gusts of over 20 mph. Galdin was able to get off to a steady start and turn in 1-over, par 36 to maintain a one-stroke lead heading into the back nine. After a double-bogey on hole No. 11, Galdin temporarily gave up the lead, but bounced back with birdies on holes Nos. 13 and 17 to finish one stroke ahead of the field and claim the title. This was Galdin’s first Major Championship and third victory of the Fall 2015 Season.

“I was striking the ball well this tournament,” commented Galdin.

Finishing in second place at the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn was Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, with a tournament total of 148. Ogawa fired an even-par, 72 in the final round earning him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes the boy and girl who record the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament. This was also the lowest score of the tournament regardless of division.

There was a three-way tie for third place with a tournament score of 152 between Ono, Takahiro Nojima of Shibuya-Ku, Japan, and HaoHua Zhang of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

In the Girls Division, newcomer Navika Kuchakulla of Orlando, Fla., earned the Laurel Springs School Major Championship crown with a tournament score of 5-over, 151. Kuchakulla earned the victory in comeback fashion with a final-round score of even-par, 73. Her final-round score also earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, and it represented the lowest score of the tournament in the Girls Division.

Navika Kuchakulla wins the Girls Division at the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn

Navika Kuchakulla wins the Girls Division in the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn

Kuchakulla started the day trailing first-round leader Ximena Gonzalez of Queretaro, Mexico, by only stroke. Kuchakalla’s deficit actually widened to three strokes after the front nine in the final round. She put on a clinic to close out the tournament making three birdies and six pars to finish with a 3-under, 34 on the back nine. This outstanding performance vaulted her into first place and gave Kuchakalla the Girls Division title.

“It feels very good to play my first event and play well enough to win. The first day the conditions were tough, but today I adapted well to the course,” said Kuchakalla.

Gonzalez finished in second place with a tournament score of 154. Tracy Lee of Seoul, South Korea, ended the event in third place with a tournament total of 155.

Shoichiro Sakamoto of Japan, was crowned the Laurel Springs School Major Champion in the Boys 14 & Under Division after finishing with a tournament total of 171. This was the first IJGT title for Sakamoto, who had previously finished runner-up in the 2015 Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters.

Shoichiro Sakamoto wins the Boys 14 & Under Division in the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn

Shoichiro Sakamoto wins the Boys 14 & Under Division in the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn

Sakamoto build a four-stroke lead going into the final round. He was able to increase his lead and finished with a 12-stroke victory. His final round was highlighted by a birdie on hole No. 14.

“I enjoyed playing in the nice weather. I’m glad it did not rain. I thought I was hitting the ball well,” commented Sakamoto.

Tiger Tao of Shanghai, China, finished in second place with a tournament total of 183. Luca Jumabhoy of Sydney, Australia, took home third place after recording a tournament score of 187.

The IJGT will be back in action at the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass on Nov. 26-28, 2015. This annual event features 54 holes of golf on PGA Tour tested courses along with AJGA Performance Stars, National Rankings, and IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About Laurel Springs School
Laurel Springs School is a fully accredited, private online school for students K-12. Founded in 1991, Laurel Springs School offers challenging and flexible programs for students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. With college prep academics, they have a 91% college acceptance rate. Laurel Spring’s graduates enter the most selective colleges and universities of their choice in the U.S. and throughout the world.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Final-round results of the Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed November 15, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,617 yards, Par 72 (72.1/135). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,029 yards, Par 73 (69.2/125). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,853 yards, Par 73 (75.0/138).

Weather:       
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the high 70’s with 15-20 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 70’s with 15-20 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Laurel Springs School Major Championship at Mission Inn
Howey-in-the-Hills Fla.
November 14-15, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,617 yards, Par 72
1. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *74-73–147
2. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *76-72–148
3. HaoHua Zhang, Howey in the Hills, FL *76-76–152
3. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *76-76–152
3. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *73-79–152
6. Julio Bello, Valencia, Venezuela *77-76–153
6. Zaffar Sikkander, Nawala, Sri Lanka *76-77–153
8. Ren Morishita, Orlando, FL *80-75–155
8. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *77-78–155
10. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *77-79–156
11. Jack O’Donovan, Pittsford, NY *78-79–157
11. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *76-81–157
13. Tsukasa Kimishima, Fukuoka, Japan *80-78–158
13. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *79-79–158
15. Jasper Lee, Taipei, Taiwan *84-75–159
15. Connor Downey, Franklin, TN *78-81–159
15. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *76-83–159
18. Tianyu Wu, Beijing, China *80-80–160
18. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *76-84–160
20. Juan Felix, Culiacan, Mexico *81-80–161
20. Jaydon Pang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *80-81–161
20. Philip Chen, Taiwan, Taipei *77-84–161
23. Paolo Wong, La Trinidad, Philippines *84-78–162
24. Yuhan Yan, Shanghai, China *80-84–164
25. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *84-82–166
25. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *78-88–166
27. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *79-89–168
28. David Yang, Taipei, Taiwan *87-82–169
29. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *86-84–170
30. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *86-85–171
31. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *89-84–173
32. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *93-82–175
33. Wenyao Zhang, China *83-93–176
34. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *85-92–177
35. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *92-89–181
36. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Managua, Nicaragua *91-91–182
36. Alexander Hollmann, Frankfurt, Germany *89-93–182
38. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *90-95–185
39. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *91-97–188
39. Gabriel Han, Beijing, China *87-101–188
41. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *103-114–217

DID NOT FINISH
Matej Malicek, Bratislava, Slovakia, *78-WD

Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 6,029 yards, Par 73
1. Shoichiro Sakamoto, Japan *85-86–171
2. Tiger Tao, Shanghai, China *89-94–183
3. Luca Jumabhoy, Sydney, Australia *96-91–187

Girls Division – Gold Tees, 5,853 yards, Par 73
1. Navika Kuchakulla, Orlando, FL *78-73–151
2. Ximena Gonzalez, Queretaro, Mexico *77-77–154
3. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *80-75–155
4. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *81-78–159
5. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *82-78–160
6. Betty Horaney, Longview, TX *89-92–181
7. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *99-83–182
8. Emily Ma, Changzhi, Taiwan *95-89–184

DID NOT FINISH
Ana Sofia Meneses, Bogota, Colombia *WD

 

Fall 2015 Major Championships

The International Junior Golf Tour is pleased to announce our Fall Major Championship series. In addition to having national rankings, the Major Championships will feature double IJGT Merit points. At the end of the 2015-2016 season the top 10 players in the IJGT Merit Standings will be named to the All-IJGT Team. Here is a list of the Major Championships:

Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship: October 24-25

Major Championship at Mission Inn: November 14 – 15

IJGA Invitational: December 12 – 13

The IJGT has teamed with Ben Shear Golf Premier Junior Golf Academy to present the Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship at Shackamaxon Country Club. The tournament will take place October 24th and 25th at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., which was built by A.W. Tillinghast, who is world renowned for designing Bethpage Black and Winged Foot. The course boasts Tillinghast’s first ever island green.

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Shackamaxon Country Club

Located in Scotch Plains, N.J., the Ben Shear Premier Junior Golf Academy is a one-of-a-kind performance institute, which allows male and female junior golfers to customize their own program to meet their specific goals and demands of their schedules. Using some of the latest technology on the market such as Trackman Launch Monitor, the BodiTrak Pressure Plate system, the Redcord Fitness System and ultra-high-speed video cameras the academy is well-equipped to help junior golfers meet their goals.

The Major Championship at Mission Inn presented by Laurel Springs School will take place November 14th and 15th at Mission Inn Resort and Club on the El Campeon Course. The El Campeon course was built in 1917, which is known as the “golden age” of golf course architecture by George O’Neil with further enhancements in 1926 by Charles E. Clarke. The El Campeon course features rolling fairways and undulating greens, with the double dogleg 17th taking the spotlight as El Campeon’s signature hole.

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Mission Inn El Campeon

Laurel Springs School is an accredited, private online school featuring K-12 education.  Founded in 1991, we have the expertise to ensure your child receives an excellent college prep education. LSS students are fully supported by qualified, caring teachers and staff, and are connected to a global community of learners. Their online school honors the talents, learning styles, and interests of all our students. Laurel Springs is accredited by AdvancED, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). 91% of Laurel Springs School graduates enter the college of their choice.

The last of the Fall IJGT Major Championships, the IJGA Invitational, will take place December 12th and 13th at Harbour Town Golf Links located on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The PGA Tour has made Harbour Town a staple of their schedule since 1969, with the RBC Heritage taking place on the course. The par-4, 18th is regularly voted one of America’s top 50 golf holes and the famous candy cane striped lighthouse has become one of golfs most iconic images.

Harbour Town Golf Links

Harbour Town Golf Links

The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) trains junior golfers for success in tournament golf and beyond. The IJGA is the only academy in the world that combines training, academics, and competition. Through their supportive and competitive environment, students develop the critical qualities of commitment, goal setting and a consistent work ethic to best impact their academics, golf, and future endeavors.

Each competitor will receive a dozen Bridgestone golf balls and an IJGT PUMA polo along with their registration to play in the Major Tournaments.

You can follow the IJGT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by clicking the attached links.

 

BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy to sponsor MET Championship

BLUFFTON, S.C. – The BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy has agreed to become the tournament title sponsor for the International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) event at Shackamaxon Country Club on Oct. 24-25, 2015. The Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship powered by BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy will feature a strong field of competitors from the Northeast. The tournament will also be a Major Championship for the 2015-2016 IJGT season giving double Merit Points to the top-10 finishers in each division.

Since its inception, the BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy has become one of the foremost golf development institutes for committed young athletes in the United States. Spearheaded by Ben Shear, the strength and fitness coach for several PGA Touring Professional golfers, this state-of-the-art program marries proven advancements in athletic science with the latest, cutting-edge golf technology to bring out the very best in young athletes aged 12 to 19 years old.

Based in Scotch Plains, N.J., the BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy offers off-season and pre-season programs for aspiring junior golfers from September to March. It is a great avenue for those junior golfers who are looking to take their game to the next level. Current and past participants in BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy include IJGT champions John Felitto, Kelly Sim, Allyson Wentworth, and Ami Gianchandani.

The IJGT is excited to partner with a strong and reputable organization like BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy and bring great training opportunities to our members and their families.