Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters – Final Results

Galdin earns second IJGT title in Boys 15-19 Division

Vesga earns dominant victory at Savannah Quarters

POOLER, Ga. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 16 different states and 24 countries competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Lino Galdin of Nesmy, France, was victorious in the Boys 15-19 Division at Savannah Quarters after posting back-to-back rounds of even-par, 72. Galdin was very consistent in his opening round making 16 pars, one birdie, and one bogey. The wind was a factor all weekend and Galdin was able to navigate the slick greens at the Greg Norman designed Savannah Quarters Country Club. He trailed first-round co-leaders Tsukasa Kimishima of Fukuoka, Japan, and Matej Malicek of Bratislava, Slovakia, by one shot going into the final round.

Lino Galdin won the Boys 15-19 Division at the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters

Lino Galdin won the Boys 15-19 Division at the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters

Galdin won his first IJGT tournament earlier this Fall in comeback fashion so he knew he had a very good shot at winning. He made the turn in even-par, 36 to start his round taking a hold of the lead which he would not relinquish. Galdin made back-to-back birdies on holes Nos. 11 and 12 to solidify his lead, and then finished strong to clinch his second IJGT victory with a tournament total of even-par, 144.

“I knew I could win with birdies today. I made three, and it was good enough for the win,” commented Galdin.

Galdin’s final-round score of even-par, 72 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award which goes to the boy and girl that record the lowest final round score in each IJGT tournament.

Kimishima finished in second place with a tournament total of 2-over, 146. Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, earned third place after recording a tournament total of 149.

In the Girls Division, Maria Vesga of Bucaramanga, Colombia, earned her second championship in the month of October on the IJGT. Vesga was able to handle the blistering wind at Savannah Quarters Country Club to hold off a strong field of 20 girls. She started off the tournament making four birdies in her opening round of 2-over, 74. She ended round one tied with Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan.

Maria Vesga won the Girls Division at the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters

Maria Vesga won the Girls Division at the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters

In the final round, Vesga got off to a slow start making a double-bogey on her second hole, but she rebounded well rattling off seven straight pars to close her opening nine holes. Vesga carded three birdies on her last nine holes to secure the crown and finish with a score of even-par, 72.

Vesga earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division with her closing score of even-par 72 in the windy conditions at Savannah Quarters Country Club.

“The wind a little factor today, but growing up in Colombia helped me with the conditions,” said Vesga.

Tadokoro finished in second place recording a tournament total of 153. There was a tie for third place between Yukie Sasaki of Hiroshima, Japan, and Ximena Gonzalez of Mexico, with a tournament score of 156.

Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., earned his second IJGT title of the Fall 2015 season in the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters. Phillips recorded a tournament total of 164 to clinch the victory. He did not have his “A” game this event, but like all good champions, Phillips found a way to hit the critical shots when required. He opened the tournament with an 81 highlighted by a birdie on hole No. 12. This was good enough to give him a share of the lead with Shoichiro Sakamoto of Japan, heading into the final round.

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters

Phillips started strong in the final round and opened up a two-stroke lead after nine holes. That lead increased to four strokes after 13 holes. The margin was good enough for Phillips to overcome a couple of double-bogeys coming down the stretch. Despite the tough weather, he ended the day with a score of 83, which gave him the Boys 14 & Under Division title.

“Growing up on Hilton Head and playing in the wind, it was no factor for me today,” said Phillips.

Sakamoto ended the tournament in second place finishing with a tournament total of 165. Noah Levine of Mendon, N.Y., earned third place after recording a 167 tournament score.

The IJGT will travel to Scotch Plains, N.J., for the Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship at Shackamaxon Country Club on Oct. 24-25, 2015. The Major Championship will feature national rankings and double IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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.

POOLER, Ga. – Final-round results of the IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 18, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,832 yards, Par 72 (72.8/132). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,105 yards, Par 72 (69.4/124) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,893 yards, Par 72 (74.1/132)

Weather:       
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 60’s with 10-5 mph winds
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters
Pooler, Ga.
October 17-18, 2015 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,832 yards, Par 72
1. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *72-72–144
2. Tsukasa Kimishima, Fukuoka, Japan *71-75–146
3. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *75-74–149
4. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *74-76–150
4. Nate Tosto, Pooler, GA *75-75–150
4. Matej Malicek, Bratislava, Slovakia *71-79–150
7. Nicholas Russell, Hilton Head Island, SC *77-76–153
7. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *76-77–153
7. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *77-76–153
10. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *77-77–154
11. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *78-77–155
12. Mark Goodall, Livingston, Scotland *78-78–156
13. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *81-77–158
13. Saptak Talwar, New Delhi, India *79-79–158
15. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *82-77–159
15. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *78-81–159
17. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *83-77–160
17. Shharad Arora, Bangalore, India *81-79–160
17. Jasper Lee, Taipei, Taiwan *75-85–160
20. David Yang, Taipei, Taiwan *82-79–161
20. Arthur Draijer, Sandweiler, Luxembourg *82-79–161
22. T.J. Nolan, Rapid City, SD *82-80–162
22. Jack O’Donovan, Pittsford, NY *82-80–162
22. Brandon McBride, Bluffton, SC *81-81–162
25. Christian Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *82-81–163
25. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *81-82–163
25. Kyle Ash, Reading, MA *82-81–163
25. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *80-83–163
25. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *80-83–163
30. Julio Bello, Valencia, Venezuela *84-80–164
30. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *81-83–164
30. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *78-86–164
33. Philip Chen, Taiwan, Taipei *81-84–165
33. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *80-85–165
35. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *79-87–166
36. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *87-80–167
36. Zhicheng Gu, Changshu, China *80-87–167
38. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *86-82–168
39. Armand Cadieux, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *80-90–170
40. Alan Smith, Winchendon, MA *83-89–172
40. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *84-88–172
40. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *82-90–172
40. Vince Brunet, Ottawa, Canada *87-85–172
44. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *87-88–175
45. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *87-90–177
45. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *84-93–177
45. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *89-88–177
48. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *84-94–178
48. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *89-89–178
50. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *91-88–179
51. Kiefer Surkamer, Mullett Lake, MI *96-85–181
52. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *94-88–182
53. Alex Roman, Versoix, Switzerland *99-84–183
53. Nick Kuehler, Hilton Head, SC *99-84–183
53. Shunsuke Omura, Yokohama, Japan *89-94–183
56. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *92-92–184
57. Brent Lund, South Hampton, England *90-99–189
58. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *85-108–193
59. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *104-90–194
59. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *95-99–194
61. Norman Hong, Shenzhen, China *98-97–195
62. Jose Chavez, Guatemala City, Guatemala *100-98–198
63. Cordell Clouston, Gillette, WY *102-102–204

DID NOT FINISH
Nelson Ou, Foshan, China *WD
Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *WD
Mark Richardson, South Berwick, ME *WD
Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India, *WD

Boys 14 & Under Division – Grey Tees, 6,105 yards, Par 72
1. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-83–164
2. Shoichiro Sakamoto, Japan *81-84–165
3. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *85-82–167
4. Yuxuan Zou, Chongqing, China *85-84–169
5. Siyu Liao, Urumqi, China *82-100–182
6. Dimitris Vasilakos, Savannah, GA *89-97–186

Girls Division – Red Tees, 5,893 yards, Par 72
1. Maria Vesga, Bucaramanga, Colombia *74-72–146
2. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *74-79–153
3. Ximena Gonzalez, Mexico *82-74–156
3. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *77-79–156
5. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *79-78–157
6. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *80-79–159
7. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *79-82–161
8. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *87-76–163
8. Suthisa Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *80-83–163
10. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *82-82–164
11. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *84-81–165
12. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *86-80–166
13. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *89-81–170
14. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *87-86–173
14. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *86-87–173
16. Betty Horaney, Longview, TX *85-94–179
17. Yuna Sato, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan *89-91–180
18. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-99–182
19. Yiqing Gong, Allendale, NJ *89-95–184
20. Zhenni Zhu, Chongqing, China *92-99–191

DC Shootout at National Golf Club – Final Results

 Powderly fires back-to-back 74’s to earn IJGT title

Cooper claims crown in Boys 14 & Under Division

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the DC Shootout at National Golf Club. Junior golfers from the Northeast competed in the 36-hole tournament over Columbus Day Weekend for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

Liam Powderly of Cockeysville, Md., earned the victory in the Boys 15-19 Division after putting together back-to-back scores of 2-over, 74. This was Powderly’s second victory at National Golf Club, as he also won the 2014 DC Shootout at National Golf Club in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Liam Powderly won the Boys 15-19 Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

Liam Powderly won the Boys 15-19 Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

Using last year’s success as a confidence boost, Powderly was able to get off to a strong start in the windy conditions in the opening round. He carded an even-par, 36 on the opening nine and never looked back. Powderly made three birdies on the day and posted a three-stroke lead going into the final round.

Powderly knew the final round would not come easy as his fellow competitors would make a charge. Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., did just that getting to within one stroke after 11 holes. The turning point of the tournament for Powderly came on the 12th hole at National Golf Club, where he was able to make birdie after firing a great approach shot into the green. From there, Powderly played solid down the stretch to secure his second IJGT victory.

“Winning feels very good. I played very well this weekend so all the practice is paying off and it feels great,” commented Powderly.

Powderly’s final-round score of 2-over, 74 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the player who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

Baker finished the tournament in second place with a total score of 152. Thomas Lipowicz of Alexandria, Va., earned third place after carding a tournament total of 159.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Matt Cooper of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., came out victorious after carding a tournament total of 161. Cooper got off to a hot start in the first round playing his first 11 holes in 1-under-par including three birdies. After a few setbacks, Cooper was able to post a score of 80 to build a six-stroke lead over his competition.

Matt  Cooper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club.

Matt Cooper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

In the final round, Cooper focused on his own game and knew that if he played well there was no one that would be able to catch him. Cooper made three more birdies in the final round, including one to open his round. He finished the day with a score of 81, which gave him his first IJGT victory.

“My mindset coming in to today was to come in and hit greens, play my game, and make pars. I wanted to make my competitor make birdie to win so I tried to hit greens and make par,” said Cooper.

Will Tormey of Bronxville, N.Y., finished in second place with a tournament total of 164, including a 78 in the final round.

The IJGT will travel to Pooler, Ga., for the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters on Oct. 17-18, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, IJGT Merit Points, and AJGA Performance Stars. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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.

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – Final-round results of the DC Shootout at National Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 11, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,689 yards, Par 72 (72.3/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,988 yards, Par 72 (68.7/126).

Weather:       
Round 1: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 0-5 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
DC Shootout at National Golf Club
Fort Washington, Md.
October 10-11, 2015 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,689 yards, Par 72
1. Liam Powderly, Cockeysville, MD, *74-74–148
2. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD, *77-75–152
3. Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA, *77-82–159
4. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ, *80-80–160
5. Carlo Pizzano, College Park, MD, *80-81–161
6. William Sheedy, Washington, DC, *87-75–162
6. Bobby Mulreaney, Lutherville, MD, *84-78–162
8. Mike Viggiano, Haworth, NJ, *88-87–175
9. Tyler Poirier, Mclean, VA, *94-88–182
10. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD, *99-86–185

DID NOT FINISH
West Shaw, Alexandria, VA, *84-WD
Kameron Daniels, Bowie, MD, *86-WD

Boys 14 & Under Division – Blue Tees- 5,988 yards, Par 72
1. Matt Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, NY, *80-81–161
2. Will Tormey, Bronxville, NY, *86-78–164

Florida Junior at Disney Resort – Final Results

Marrero dominates in Boys 15-19 Division at Disney

Vesga shoots 2-under-par to win Girls Division

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Florida Junior at Disney Resort. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 9 different states and 26 countries competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Carlos Marrero of Valencia, Venezuela, won the Boys 15-19 Division after firing a 7-under, 134 tournament score. Marrero got off to a great start in the first round carding a 4-under, 68 to build a three-stroke lead. Marrero’s 4-under, 68, which included seven birdies on the Lake Buena Vista Course, was the lowest score of the tournament in any division.

Carlos Marrero shot 7-under, 137 to win the Boys 15-19 Division title at Disney Resort.

Carlos Marrero shot 7-under, 137 to win the Boys 15-19 Division title at Disney Resort.

Marrero was in the driver’s seat for the final round and he helped his cause by getting off to a great start making birdie on the par-5, first hole. He would make the turn in 2-under, 34 to take a six-stroke lead into the back nine. Marrero played steady on the back nine and then ended the tournament with a bang making birdies on his 35th and 36th holes of the tournament to record his first IJGT victory. Marrero finished the final round with a 3-under, 69, which earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award along with Kanata Irei of Okinawa-shi, Japan, who matched Marrero with a 69.

“It feels great getting to achieve something after hard work,” said Marrero.

Irei’s final-round 69 and tournament total of even-par 144 earned him a solo second-place finish. There was a tie in third place between Tsukasa Kimishima of Fukuoka, Japan, and Takahiro Nojima of Shibuya-Ku, Japan, who both recorded tournament scores of 1-over, 145.

In the Girls Division, Maria Vesga of Bucaramanga, Colombia, earned her first IJGT title after carding a 2-under, 142 on the Lake Buena Vista Course at Disney Resort. The Baylor University commit, built her lead with an impressive 2-under, 70 in the opening round. This was the lowest score in the Girls Division for the tournament. Vesga made four birdies in her opening round helping her build a three-stroke lead.

Maria Vesga shot 2-under, 142 to win the Girls Division title at Disney Resort.

Maria Vesga shot 2-under, 142 to win the Girls Division title at Disney Resort.

Vesga started the final round with five straight pars, and then added one bogey and three more pars to turn at 1-over, 37. She became more comfortable as the round went on and make two birdies on her last nine to finish the round at even-par 72.

“I was a little bit nervous starting, but then my putting was very good,” commented Vesga.

Vesga and Yuki Nakayama of Kawasaki, Japan, earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division for their closing scores of even-par 72.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division for the second time this season was Linda Trockel of Berlin, Germany, with a tournament total of 149. Yukie Sasaki of Hiroshima, Japan, finished in third place with a tournament score of 150.

Yuxuan Zou of Chongqing, China, won the Boys 14 & Under in dominant fashion with a tournament score of 149. Zou played outstanding golf in the opening round making one birdie and 13 pars on his way to carding a 3-over, 75.

Yuxuan Zou shot 75-74 to win the Boys 14 & Under Division title at Disney Resort.

Yuxuan Zou shot 75-74 to win the Boys 14 & Under Division title at Disney Resort.

In the final round, Zou started off very strong making two birdies on his first nine holes and shooting an even-par 36. He would finish the day on a strong note closing the tournament with six straight pars for a 2-over, 74. This was Zou’s first IJGT victory and his two best competitive rounds in his short IJGT career.

“I wanted to win because the last tournament I got second place,” said Zou.

Tiger Tao of Shanghai, China, finished in second place with a tournament total of 171. Noah Levine of Mendon, N.Y., earned third place with a tournament score of 176.

The IJGT will travel to Fort Washington, Md., for the DC Shootout at National Golf Club on Oct. 10-11, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, and IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Final-round results of the IJGT Florida Junior at Disney Resort conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 4, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,714 yards, Par 72 (72.2/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,081 yards, Par 72 (69.3/127) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,899 yards, Par 72 (73.7/127).

Weather:       
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Partly cloudy and rain with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Florida Junior at Disney Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
October 3-4, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees – 6,714 yards, Par 72
1. Carlos Marrero, Valencia, Venezuela *68-69–137
2. Kanata Irei, Okinawa-shi, Japan *75-69–144
3. Tsukasa Kimishima, Fukuoka, Japan *73-72–145
3. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *71-74–145
5. David Yang, Taipei, Taiwan *75-71–146
5. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *73-73–146
5. Yuichi Murao, Yokohama-Shi, Japan *73-73–146
5. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *72-74–146
5. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *72-74–146
10. Julio Bello, Valencia, Venezuela *75-73–148
10. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *75-73–148
10. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *72-76–148
13. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *76-73–149
13. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *70-79–149
15. Tianyu Wu, Beijing, China *77-73–150
16. Matej Malicek, Bratislava, Slovakia *76-75–151
17. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *80-73–153
17. Philip Chen, Taipei, Taiwan *78-75–153
17. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *78-75–153
17. Jasper Lee, Taipei, Taiwan *74-79–153
21. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *76-78–154
22. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *80-75–155
22. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *78-77–155
22. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *77-78–155
25. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *79-77–156
25. Shharad Arora, Bangalore, India *77-79–156
27. Yuhan Yan, Shanghai, China *81-76–157
27. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *80-77–157
27. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *79-78–157
27. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *79-78–157
31. Blaise Vanitvelt, Flint, MI *82-76–158
31. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *83-75–158
33. Alexander Hollmann, Frankfurt, Germany *83-76–159
33. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *78-81–159
35. Christian Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *82-78–160
35. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *80-80–160
35. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *82-78–160
38. Paul Gostner, Bolzano, Italy *82-79–161
38. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *81-80–161
38. Zaffar Sikkander, Nawala, Sri Lanka *88-73–161
38. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *86-75–161
42. Gabriel Han, Beijing, China *82-81–163
42. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *80-83–163
42. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Managua, Nicaragua *78-85–163
42. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *78-85–163
46. Shunsuke Omura, Yokohama, Japan *85-79–164
47. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *87-82–169
48. Jaydon Pang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *81-90–171
48. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *94-77–171
50. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *89-83–172
51. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *92-81–173
51. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *86-87–173
51. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *82-91–173
54. Brent Lund, South Hampton, England *87-91–178
55. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *88-99–187
56. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *95-95–190
57. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *95-99–194

DID NOT FINISH
Liam Kent, Portage, MB *102-WD
Juan Felix, Culiacan, Mexico *76-DQ (Rule 6-6b)

Boys 14 & Under Division – Gold Tees – 6,081 yards, Par 72
1. Yuxuan Zou, Chongqing, China *75-74–149
2. Tiger Tao, Shanghai, China *90-81–171
3. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *89-87–176
4. Luca Jumabhoy, Sydney, Australia *90-88–178

Girls Division – Red Tees – 5,899 yards, Par 72
1. Maria Vesga, Bucaramanga, Colombia *70-72–142
2. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *73-76–149
3. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *74-76–150
4. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *77-74–151
5. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *76-79–155
6. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasaki, Japan *87-72–159
7. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *78-83–161
8. Rou Yin, Zhejiang, China *83-79–162
8. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *84-78–162
10. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *86-77–163
11. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *84-80–164
12. Ana Sofia Meneses, Bogota, Colombia *86-84–170
13. Suthisa Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *83-93–176
14. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada *92-92–184
15. Yiqing Gong, Allendale, NJ *96-94–190
16. Emily Ma, Changzhi, Taiwan *95-98–193

 

The Architects Cup – Final Results

Gotterup claims Boys 15-19 Division at Architects

Updike shoots 5-under-par to win title

LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club on Sept. 26-27, 2015. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 6 different states competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Chris Gotterup of Little Silver, N.J., earned the title in the Boys 15-19 Division after firing a 3-under, 139 tournament total. The wind at Architects Golf Club was a major factor. During both rounds the wind was consistently blowing around 10 miles per hour or greater. It was also a swirling wind making club selection extremely difficult. Gotterup was able to manage the conditions and used his length to his advantage.

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Gotterup started the tournament with a round of even-par, 71 which gave him a two-stroke lead. During the first round, he made three birdies. In the final round, Gotterup turned it up a notch making six birdies in route to a 3-under, 68. This stellar performance gave him a three-stroke victory, his first on the IJGT.

“My mentality coming in to the final round was to gain the shots back that I left out there yesterday,” said Gotterup.

Alec Kerr of Broomall, Pa., finished in second place posting a tournament total of even-par 142. Kerr fired a 3-under, 68 in the final round, which tied for the low round of the tournament. In third place was Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., who finished with a tournament total of 145.

The performance of the tournament came in the Boys 14 & Under Division where John Updike of Wayne, Pa., blew away the competition shooting a 5-under, 137 to win by 14 strokes. In the first round, Updike carded the lowest round of the day shooting a 2-under, 69. The final round was even better for Updike who recorded a 3-under, 68 to earn his third IJGT victory.

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

Updike did his damage on the front nine at Architects Golf Club. In the first round, he carded a 33 and in the final round a 32. In total, Updike made eight birdies and one eagle for the tournament.

Updike’s final-round score of 3-under, 68 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Gotterup and Kerr also received the award for their identical score of 68.

“My mentality coming into the final round with the lead was to not play conservative and shoot better than I did on the first day,” commented Updike.

Garrett Engle of Harrisburg, Pa., finished in second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a total score of 151. Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., took home third place finishing with a score of 152.

In the Girls Division, Anna Bowman of Westfield, N.J., earned her first IJGT title after recording a tournament total of 168. Bowman recorded a final-round score of 81, which was a six-stroke improvement from the previous day. The highlight of the tournament for Bowman was her front-nine score of 38 during the final round.

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

“Today I was thinking about playing well and being able to put up a good number,” said Bowman.

Meghan Jeran of Blue Point, N.Y., finished in second place for the event with a tournament total of 215.

The IJGT will travel to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the Florida Junior at Disney Resort on Oct. 3-4, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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.

LOPATCONG, N.J. – Final-round results of The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 27, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,700 yards, Par 71 (72.2/132). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 5,991 yards, Par 71 (68.8/125) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,648 yards, Par 71 (73.1/126).

Weather:       
Round 1: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 70’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Partly with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
The Architects Cup
Lopatcong, N.J.
September 26-27, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,700 yards, Par 71
1. Chris Gotterup, Little Silver, NJ *71-68–139
2. Alec Kerr, Broomall, PA *74-68–142
3. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *73-72–145
4. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *76-71–147
4. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *75-72–147
6. Christian Chapman, Victor, NY *73-75–148
7. Peter Bradbeer, Philidelphia, PA *79-71–150
7. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *77-73–150
7. Chris Lee, West Nyack, NY *76-74–150
10. Patrick Boles, Basking Ridge, NJ *77-74–151
10. Jack Conlon, Hamburg, NJ *75-76–151
12. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-76–152
12. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *76-76–152
14. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *81-73–154
14. Lewis Raboy, White Plains, NY *74-80–154
16. Brent Schoeller, Jenkintown, PA *82-74–156
16. Jack Cornforth, Summit, NJ *80-76–156
16. Andy Stock, Danbury, CT *76-80–156
19. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *76-81–157
20. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *81-77–158
20. T.J. Buck, Penfield, NY *79-79–158
20. Christopher Chan, New York, NY *79-79–158
20. Nick DiMarco, Poughkeepsie, NY *78-80–158
20. Luke Dougherty, Sea Girt, NJ *78-80–158
25. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *81-78–159
25. Jack Daley, Lansdale, PA *80-79–159
25. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *80-79–159
28. Robby Coene, Fair Haven, NJ *87-73–160
28. Ryan Lee, Norwood, NJ *77-83–160
30. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *80-82–162
31. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *84-79–163
32. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *79-85–164
33. James Murphy, Shelter Island Heights, NY *84-81–165
34. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *83-83–166
35. Connor Mantel, Manorville, NY *88-80–168
35. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *86-82–168
35. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *85-83–168
38. Liam Seston, Ridgewood, NJ *86-83–169
39. Jake Ferry, Wildwood Crest, NJ *83-88–171
40. Andrew Perry, Basking Ridge, NJ *89-83–172
41. Matt Saraceno, Ridgewood, NJ *86-87–173
41. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *85-88–173
43. Pat Vogdes, Wildwood Crest, NJ *89-85–174
43. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *88-86–174
45. Jack Howard, Pelham, NY *90-91–181

Boys 14 & Under Division – Gold Tees, 5,991 yards, Par 71
1. John Updike, Wayne, PA *69-68–137
2. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *79-72–151
3. Luke Sample, New York, NY *74-78–152
4. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, NJ *74-79–153
5. Jack Merrill, Old Greenwich, CT *80-79–159
6. Eegan McDermott, East Brunswick, NJ *80-84–164
7. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *97-78–175
8. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *94-90–184
9. Andrew Sample, New York, NY *91-96–187

DID NOT FINISH
Matt Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, NY *88-WD

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 5,648 yards, Par 71
1. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *87-81–168
2. Meghan Jeran, Blue Point, NY *112-103–215

 

 

 

 

IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe – Final Results

Galdin fires 65 on final day to capture title

Uwadia shoot 3-under-par to win Girls Division

BLUFFTON, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 17 different states and 15 countries competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Lino Galdin of Nevny, France, won the Boys 15-19 Division after a phenomenal final round of 6-under, 65 on the par-71 Crescent Pointe Golf Club. During the first round, Galdin got off to a rough start making double bogey on his opening hole, but he was able to quickly bounce back making four more birdies on his opening nine. He would end the day with five birdies and a round of 2-over, 73 putting him in a tie for third place going into the final round.

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

The last day was a birdie fest for Galdin. On the front nine, he made birdie on three of his first five holes. Then he caught fire on the back nine closing the tournament with five birdies. In total, Galdin finished the event with a tournament score of 4-under, 138 to earn his first IJGT victory.

“I wanted to play as well as possible, and get as many birdies as I could. I had eight birdies so I’m very happy,” said Galdin.

Galdin’s score of 6-under, 65 also earned him the Clazic Low Final Round Award which goes to the boy and girl who shoot the lowest score in the final round of every IJGT event.

It took an incredible performance from Galdin to hold off Colton Tanner of Westport, Conn. Tanner finished the tournament with a tournament total of 2-under, 140 including a final-round score of 2-under, 69. Rounding out the top three was Tristan Galant of Cape Town, South Africa who finished with a tournament total of 1-under, 141 including a 3-under, 68 in the final round.

In the Girls Division, Anita Uwadia of Hilton Head Island, S.C., earned the victory in dominant fashion. Uwadia came to play in the first round carding a 4-under, 67 to build a six-stroke lead. Her round was highlighted by two eagles and one birdie.

Anita Uwadia wins the Girls Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Anita Uwadia wins the Girls Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

The tournament was Uwadia’s to lose in the final round, but she did not let her foot off the accelerator. Although she did not have her “A” game, Uwadia still managed to shoot a 1-over, 72 to secure an eight-stroke victory. During the final round, Uwadia had a stretch of 13 straight pars. This was the University of South Carolina commit’s first IJGT victory.

“It feels amazing to win. That’s what keeps me going. The more I win, the more I want to keep playing,” commented Uwadia.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division was Linda Trockel of Berlin, Germany, with a tournament total of 147. Melany Chong of Mississauga, Canada, finished in third place with a total score of 148. Chong fired a 1-under, 70 in the final round to earn the Clazic Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division.

Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., earned the title in Boys 14 & Under Division after putting together two solid rounds for a tournament total of 151. Phillips started the tournament with a 76 and had two birdies in his round to build a two-stroke lead heading into the final round.

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Phillips came mentally prepared for the final round and started off well shooting a 38 on his opening nine holes. His fellow competitors were within striking distance until Phillips slammed the door shut with a birdie on his 14th hole of the day. He finished the day with a 4-over, 75 giving him his second IJGT title in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

“I knew I had the lead after hole after my 14th hole when I had a birdie…I was very excited but stayed focused,” said Phillips.

Finishing in second place was Yuxuan Zou of Chongqing, China, with a tournament score of 155. Daniel Song of Howey in the Hills, Fla., captured third place with a tournament total of 156.

The IJGT will travel to Lopatcong, N.J., for The Architects Cup on Sept. 26-27, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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.

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Final-round results of the IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 20, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,518 yards, Par 71 (72.5/140). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 5,896 yards, Par 71 (69.6/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,658 yards, Par 71 (73.3/136).

Weather:       
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club
Bluffton, S.C.
September 19-20, 2015
 
Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,518 yards, Par 71
1. Lino Galdin, Nevny, France *73-65–138
2. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *71-69–140
3. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *73-68–141
4. Saptak Talwar, New Delhi, India *75-70–145
5. Daniel Azallion, HIlton Head Island, SC *75-73–148
5. TJ Nolan, Rapid City, SD *71-77–148
7. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *78-72–150
7. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *76-74–150
9. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *76-75–151
10. Mark Goodall, Livingston, Scotland *78-74–152
10. Brandon McBride, Bluffton, SC *77-75–152
12. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *79-74–153
12. Nelson Ou, Foshan, China *77-76–153
14. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *79-75–154
14. Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India *75-79–154
16. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *79-77–156
17. Mark Richardson, South Berwick, ME *79-78–157
17. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *76-81–157
19. Quincy Stith, Wichita, KS *73-86–159
20. Elliott Johnson, Bluffton, SC *79-81–160
21. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *86-77–163
21. Shharad Arora, Bangalore, India *86-77–163
21. Gabriel Han, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *85-78–163
21. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *78-85–163
25. Kyle Ash, Reading, MA *89-75–164
25. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *82-82–164
27. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *80-85–165
28. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *85-81–166
28. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *80-86–166
30. Mark Laken, Kenosha, WI *89-78–167
31. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *86-84–170
32. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *85-91–176
33. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA *98-81–179
33. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *97-82–179
35. Matthew Chorches, West Hartford, CT *97-84–181
36. Michael Crogan, Palm Coast, FL *91-92–183
36. Liam Kent, Portage, MB *91-92–183
38. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *101-93–194
38. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *97-97–194
40. Cordell Clouston, Gillette, WY *96-102—198

Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 5,896 yards, Par 71
1. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *76-75–151
2. Yuxuan Zou, Chongqing, China *78-77–155
3. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *78-78–156
4. Paolo Wong, La Trinidad, Philippines *79-80–159
5. Tiger Tao, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *86-76–162
6. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *88-80–168
7. Max Sanchez, Chapell Hill, NC *85-87–172
8. Siyu Liao, Urumqi, China *95-83–178
9. Dimitris Vasilakos, Savannah, GA *97-97–194

Girls Division – Green Tees, 5,658 yards, Par 71
1. Anita Uwadia, Hilton Head Island, SC *67-72–139
2. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *73-74–147
3. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *78-70–148
4. Hanna Kiefer, Kronberg, Germany *73-77–150
4. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *73-77–150
6. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *74-78–152
7. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *79-74–153
8. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *83-74–157
9. Katie James, Pittsburgh, PA *80-82–162
10. Betty Horaney, Longview, TX *84-82–166
11. Yeon Joo Kim, Seoul, South Korea *100-98–198

DID NOT FINISH
Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Lexi Clark, Fairfax, VA *94-WD

IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club – Final Results

Gianelos earns victory in playoff at Radley Run Country Club

Lees wins third IJGT title in Girls Division

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old and representing five different states competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

36 holes was not enough to crown a champion in the Boys 15-19 Division. Nicholas Gianelos of West Chester, Pa., earned the victory in playoff fashion with a par on the first playoff hole. Gianelos, a member of Radley Run Country Club, used his knowledge of the course to pull out the victory over Thomas Moran of Marietta, Pa. Both Gianelos and Moran ended the tournament with a score of 154.

Nicholas Gianelos won the Boys 15-19 Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Nicholas Gianelos won the Boys 15-19 Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Gianelos started off the tournament with a solid opening front nine with a 1-over, 37. He ended the first round with a 77, which put him in a tie for second place behind first-round leader Anthony Cordaro of Pittsburgh, Pa., who recorded a 3-over, 75.

In the final round, Gianelos was in the penultimate pairing so getting off to a good start would be crucial in putting together a comeback. He did just that starting off the final round with a 38 on his opening nine. Gianelos added a birdie on the par-5, 12th hole at Radley Run Country Club to put himself in position. He finished with another 77, which earned him a spot in the aforementioned playoff for the Boys 15-19 Division title.

“I went into the playoff treating it like match play. Whatever he did I had to beat,” commented Gianelos.

There was a tie for third place in the Boys 15-19 Division between Cordaro and Ben Pochet of Royersford, Pa., who finished with a tournament total of 156.

Jack Cornforth of Summit, N.J., fired a 2-over, 74 in the final round to earn the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to one boy and one girl who record the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

In the Girls Division, Kaitlyn Lees of Byrn Mawr, Pa., earned the victory with a tournament total of 151. Lees put together the best two rounds of the tournament in the division to claim a 16-stroke victory. During her first round, Lees was 1-under-par through 13 holes, but gave a few strokes back as she started off the tournament with a 3-over, 75 to build a six-stroke lead going into the final round. Lees started the final round with a 40 on her opening nine, but quickly bounced back with birdies on holes Nos. 10-11 to end all doubts of a comeback. Lees closed with a solid even-par 36 on her last nine holes to earn her third career IJGT title.

“I came into today with the same mentality as yesterday. I did not want the lead to get to my head,” said Lees.

Kaitlyn Lees won the Girls Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Kaitlyn Lees won the Girls Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

With her final-round score of 76, Lees earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division was Mary McGuinness of Haddonfield, N.J., with a tournament total of 167. Olivia Traynor of Villanova, Pa., took third place with a tournament total of 173.

The IJGT will conduct two national tournaments on September 19-20, 2015, with the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club and the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club. The tournaments will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 13, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,766 yards, Par 72 (73.2/137). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,776 yards, Par 72 (74.2/132)

Weather:       

Saturday: Rain with temperatures in the mid 70’s with 5-10 mph winds
Sunday: Partly cloudly with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club
West Chester, Pa.
September 12-13, 2015
 
Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6,766 yards, Par 72

1. x-Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *77-77–154
2. Thomas Moran, Marietta, PA *77-77–154
3. Ben Pochet, Royersford, PA *80-76–156
3. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *75-81–156
5. Hunter Mickatavage, Ashland, PA *78-79–157
6. Jack Cornforth, Summit, NJ *84-74–158
6. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *79-79–158
6. Andrew Kotler, Skillman, NJ *77-81–158
9. Kevin Scherr, Nazareth, PA *81-78–159
9. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *79-80–159
11. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *84-77–161
11. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *83-78–161
13. Ryan McHugh, Yorklyn, DE *84-78–162
14. Carlo Pizzano, College Park, MD *83-81–164
14. Rourke Dillon, West Chester, PA *83-81–164
16. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *78-87–165
16. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *77-88–165
18. Brian Zinman, Center Valley, PA *88-79–167
19. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *93-75–168
19. Gunnar Gale, Trooper, PA *80-88–168
21. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *88-81–169
21. Ronnie Robinson Jr., Hatfield, PA *85-84–169
21. Gregory Welsh, Ambler, PA *87-82–169
21. Matthew Marino, Malvern, PA *84-85–169
25. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *88-82–170
25. Brent Schoeller, Jenkintown, PA *85-85–170
27. Adam Bernstein, New York, NY *82-92–174
28. Buddy Hansen, IV, Blue Bell, PA *92-83–175
29. Simon Levy, New York, NY *83-94–177
30. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *88-90–178
31. Jake McCloskey, West Chester, PA *94-89–183
32. RD Moore, West Chester, PA *101-89–190
33. Jack Murphy, Garden City, NY *102-103–205
 
DID NOT FINISH
Ethan Murphy, Mechanicsburg, PA, *98-DQ (Rule 6-6b)

X-Won in playoff

Girls Division- Gold Tees, 5,776 yards, Par 72
1. Kaitlyn Lees, Bryn Mawr, PA *75-76–151
2. Mary McGuinness, Haddonfield, NJ *81-86–167
3. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *88-85–173
4. Sofia Amoroso, West Chester, PA *87-89–176
5. Maddy Kingsley, Manlius, NY *97-93–190
6. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *101-96–197

Summer Series at Hartefeld National – Final Results

Bradbeer wins IJGT title with final-round 71

Perine wins Girls Division in dominant fashion

AVONDALE, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued its summer tournament schedule in Avondale, Pa., on July 28-29, 2015, with the Summer Series at Hartefeld National. Weather conditions were ideal for scoring on the challenging Tom Fazio design. Junior golfers ages 10-18 years old and representing 6 different states competed for IJGT Merit Points along with National Rankings.

J.B. Bradbeer wins Boys 15-19 Division at Hartefeld National

J.B. Bradbeer wins Boys 15-19 Division at Hartefeld National

J.B. Bradbeer of Rosemont, Pa., ended his IJGT career in style collecting a come-from-behind victory in the Boys 15-19 Division. On the first day, Bradbeer got off to a slow start shooting 40 on his front nine. He was able to turn things around for good making nine straight pars to finish with a 4-over 76 leaving him in a tie for second place going into the final round.

Things started off just how they finished the day before with Bradbeer playing his first six holes in 2-under. He would make the turn at even-par 36 to take the lead. Bradbeer had to keep his foot on the pedal though, as first-round leader Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., caught fire on the back nine shooting a 2-under 34. Bradbeer was able to hold off Riva, due in part to an eagle that Bradbeer made on hole No. 13. This was the decisive moment of the tournament that gave Bradbeer the momentum to finish with a 1-under 71, and earn a one-stroke victory over Riva.

“I hit driver, 2-iron and made the 30 foot putt for eagle. It was at that point where I knew I had a chance to win,” said Bradbeer

Bradbeer’s round of 71 was the lowest score of the tournament and also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the boy and girl who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

Riva earned second place with a tournament total of 148, while Cole Berger of Malvern, Pa., placed third with a total score of 150.

In the Girls Division, Sarah Perine of Staten Island, N.Y., put together two solid rounds on a difficult golf course to earn the title. She finished the event with a tournament total of 159 to collect her first IJGT title. Perine made 12 pars in her opening round of 79. She added 10 more pars during the final round and avoided any large numbers that would have put her lead in jeopardy. Perine was very consistent over the course of the tournament making nothing worse than a double bogey. She also made eight pars in a row at one point during the tournament.

Sarah Perine won the Girls Division at Hartefeld National

Sarah Perine won the Girls Division at Hartefeld National

“I loved the course. You had to hit it straight to play well here,” commented Perine.

Perine’s final-round score of 80 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Kelli Anderson of Staten Island, N.Y., finished in second place with a tournament total of 189. Georgia Naples of West Chester, Pa., took home the third place trophy after finishing with a total score of 192.

Andrew Wallace of Narberth, Pa., won the Boys 14 & Under Division with a tournament total of 157. Wallace played solid golf all tournament making five birdies in total. He built himself a good lead after the first round, but Wallace knew he would need his A-game in the final round to win the tournament. He definitely had it as he got off to a blazing start making two birdies in his front nine to make the turn at 1-over 37. From there Wallace never looked back and was able to finish with a 77 to earn the title.

Andrew Wallace won the Boys 14 & Under Division at Hartefeld National

Andrew Wallace won the Boys 14 & Under Division at Hartefeld National

“I made a bunch of double bogeys yesterday and I wanted to come out today and eliminate those holes,” said Wallace.

Andrew Curran of Media, Pa., finished in second place with a tournament total of 161 including a 2-over 74 in the final round, which was the lowest score in all of the Boys 14 & Under Division during the event. Matt Barkann of Newtown Square, Pa., finished in third place with a tournament total of 166.

The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on August 18-19, 2015, at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va. The tournament will feature national rankings as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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 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.

AVONDALE, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Hartefeld National conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 29, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,662 yards, Par 72 (72.9/140), Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,101 yards, Par 72 (70.3/135). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,825 yards, Par 72 (74.5/136

Weather:        

Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Hartefeld National
Avondale, Pa.
July 28-29, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,662 yards, Par 72
1. J.B. Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *76-71–147
2. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *74-74–148
3. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *76-74–150
4. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *77-76–153
5. Jordy Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *82-74–156
5. Henry Brock, Wilmington, DE *78-78–156
5. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-80–156
8. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *77-80–157
9. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *86-73–159
10. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *80-82–162
10. Patrick McCall, Elizabeth, PA *80-82–162
12. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *83-81–164
12. Luke Sliwowski, Sewell, NJ *83-81–164
12. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY *81-83–164
12. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *80-84–164
16. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *88-77–165
16. Peter Civitella, Wayne, PA *79-86–165
18. Ben Gaver, Chadds Ford, PA *85-81–166
19. David Wang, Columbus, OH *85-82–167
20. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *83-85–168
20. Ryan McHugh, Yorklyn, DE *81-87–168
22. Michael Reed-Price, Dresher, PA *82-87–169
23. Walker Kirk, Lancaster, PA *86-84–170
24. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *93-86–179

DID NOT FINISH

Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *81-WD
Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 6,101 yards, Par 72
1. Andrew Wallace, Narberth, PA *80-77–157
2. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *87-74–161
3. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *78-88–166
4. Max Mezrow, Gladwyne, PA *100-100–200

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72
1. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *79-80–159
2. Kelli Andersen, Staten Island, NY *92-97–189
3. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *96-96–192
4. Cecelia Neally, Corning, NY *107-95–202
 

Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow – Final Results

Rand wins first IJGT title behind 6-under 65

Kweon wins Girls Division in comeback fashion

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) held its third event of the Summer Series this week. Hosted at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on the Meadow Course, the 36-hole tournament featured 60 players ages 10-18 from six different states. National Rankings, IJGT Merit Points, and AJGA Performance Stars were up for grabs. Weather conditions were near ideal with temperatures in the 80’s both days without much wind.

Will Rand of New York, N.Y., earned the victory in the Boys 15-19 Division finishing with a tournament total of 2-under 140. Rand put together the round of the year on the IJGT with his 6-under 65 during the first round of play at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club. He made seven birdies on the day including three in a row to finish his round. Rand’s first-round score gave him a six-stroke lead heading into the final round.

Will Rand wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler's Elbow

Will Rand wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow

The final round was not as strong for Rand, but he still managed to put together a solid performance with a 4-over-75 and earn himself a five-stroke victory over runner-up George Cultraro of Wyckoff, N.J. It was never really close in the final round as Rand played his first 15 holes in 1-over. This was Rand’s first IJGT tournament victory.

“This was my first win a two-day event. It feels great and I hope to build off of it,” commented Rand.

Cultraro finished the event in second place with a tournament total of 145. Finishing in a tie for third place were Thomas Urciuoli of Short Hills, N.J., and Dustin Cook of Westport, Conn., with tournament totals of 148.

Noah Harrington of Ambler, Pa., won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award with his even-par 71 on the last day. This award goes to the boy and girl who record the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

In the Girls Division, Jessie Kweon of Little Neck, N.Y., also won her first IJGT title finishing the event with a tournament total of 152. Kweon put herself in good position after a 78 in the first round. Although she only made five pars, Kweon also added an eagle and three birdies in her first round.

Jessie Kweon wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler's Elbow

Jessie Kweon wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow

Trailing by only two strokes, Kweon eliminated the double-bogeys from her scorecard in the final round going on to shoot a 3-over 74. She made three birdies in this round combined with nine pars to complete her comeback victory.

“Winning my first IJGT tournaments feels awesome! It feels like my hard work has finally paid off,” said Kweon.

Kweon was also awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for her 3-over 74.

Finishing in second place was Samantha Fritzinger of Allentown, Pa., with a score of 155. Min Laessig of Barto, Pa., collected third place with a tournament total of 158.

Brian Li of Warren, N.J., was victorious in the Boys 14 & Under Division after finishing with a tournament total of 154. Li struggled to find his stride during the first round shooting an 80 with only one birdie, but he was still able to give himself a four-stroke lead going into the final round.

Brian Li wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler's Elbow

Brian Li wins first IJGT title at Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow

On the last day, Li was able to play more aggressively after becoming more comfortable with the course. He made four birdies on the day including two on par-3s en route to a final-round 3-over 74. This gave him a large victory in his first IJGT tournament.

Finishing in second place with a tournament total of 166 was Liam Bishop from Bronxville, N.Y. Rounding out the Boys 14 & Under Division was third-place winner Barnes Blake of Westfield, N.J.

The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on July 28-29, 2015, at Hartefeld National in Avondale, Pa. The tournament will feature national rankings as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

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.

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 22, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,404 yards, Par 71 (72.7/135) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,017 yards, Par 71 (70.9/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,734 yards, Par 71 (75.9/134).

Weather:       

  • Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
  • Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Fiddler’s Elbow
Bedminster, N.J.
July 21-22, 2015
 
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,406 yards, Par 71 (Meadow Course)

1. Will Rand, New York, NY *65-75–140
2. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *71-74–145
3. Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *74-74–148
3. Thomas Urciuoli, Short Hills, NJ *74-74–148
5. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *78-71–149
5. Daniel Berkson, Scarsdale, NY *74-75–149
5. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *74-75–149
8. Bennett Perrine, West Windsor, NJ *78-72–150
9. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *75-77–152
10. Clifford Lindholm, Montclair, NJ *78-75–153
11. Ryle Heraghty, Mendham, NJ *78-76–154
11. J.T. Barker, Bethlehem, PA *75-79–154
11. Luke Dougherty, Sea Jirt, NJ *73-81–154
11. Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ *72-82–154
15. Matt Ferriero, Long Valley, NJ *80-75–155
15. Henry Angier, Frenchtown, NJ *77-78–155
15. Matt Graeff, Blue Bell, PA *74-81–155
18. Joey Goryeb, Mendham, NJ *78-78–156
19. Kevin Johnson, Glen Gardner, NJ *77-80–157
19. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *77-80–157
19. Henry Brock, Wilmington, DE *75-82–157
22. Bobby Osborn, Darien, CT *80-78–158
22. Toby DiPaolo, Tuxedo Park, NY *76-82–158
22. Brian Birnie, Rome, NY *78-80–158
25. Matt Gentile, Chatham, NJ *80-79–159
25. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *79-80–159
25. Anthony Colombino, Palm Beach Garden, FL *75-84–159
25. Charlie Kovalcik, Yardly, PA *78-81–159
29. Grant Wagman, Rye, NY *85-75–160
29. Daniel Cozzi, Westport, CT *83-77–160
29. Troy Thierolf, Doylestown, PA *79-81–160
29. Nicholas Sidor, Upper Saddle River, NJ *79-81–160
29. Hunter Ramee, Warren, CT *77-83–160
34. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *81-80–161
34. Matthew Bricker, York, PA *81-80–161
34. Nick DiMarco, Poughkeepsie, NY *76-85–161
37. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *85-78–163
38. Bk Browne, Westport, CT *80-85–165
39. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *85-87–172
40. P.J. Orourke, Ho Ho Cus, NJ *87-88–175
41. Cristian Cerza, Greenwich, CT *93-88–181
42. Harrison Valentine, Bernardsville, NJ *91-94–185

DID NOT FINISH

Drew Tomback, New York, NY *WD

Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 6,107 yards, Par 71 (Meadow Course)
1. Brian Li, Warren, NJ *80-74–154
2. Liam Bishop, Bronxville, NY *84-82–166
3. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *107-105–212

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,734 yards, Par 71 (Meadow Course)
1. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *78-74–152
2. Samantha Fritzinger, Allentown, PA *76-79–155
3. Min Laessig, Barto, PA *76-82–158
4. Marissa Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *81-78–159
4. Tiya Chowdary, Montgomery, NJ *82-77–159
4. Madeline Sager, Kimberton, PA *80-79–159
7. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *78-82–160
8. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *78-83–161
9. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *81-82–163
10. Sarah Beckwith, Lakeview, NY *83-85–168
11. Kaley Bohling, Princeton Junction, NJ *85-86–171
12. Kelli Andersen, Staton Island, NY *89-91–180
13. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *89-100–189
14. Hannah Fireman, Ambler, PA *100-96–196

Summer Series at Stafford Country Club – Final Results

Barney wins first IJGT title in Boys 15-19 Division

Penn captures Girls Division crown in last IJGT event

STAFFORD, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued its summer tournament schedule in Stafford, N.Y., on July 9-10, 2015, with the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club. It was a tale of two days with the weather conditions during the event. The first round featured a consistent rain, while the final round featured near perfect temperatures and sunshine. Junior golfers ranging in age from 14-18 years old and representing 3 different states competed for IJGT Merit Points along with National Rankings.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Nick Barney, of Apalachin, N.Y., earned his first IJGT title after carding two consistent rounds of 4-over 76 and 3-over 75. The weather was very challenging on the first day with constant rain coming down during the duration of the round. Barney was able to keep his mental composure as he managed his way around the golf course. Finishing the day with a 4-over 76, Barney found himself tied in first place with David Hanes of Elma, N.Y. The highlight of Barney’s round came on hole No. 15, where he was able to make an eagle.

Nick Barney wins the Boys 15-19 Division Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

Nick Barney wins the Boys 15-19 Division Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

The final round got off to a slow start as Barney made bogey on the opening three holes at Stafford Country Club. However, he quickly bounced back with a string of five pars and one birdie to close out the front nine with a 2-over 38. He continued his hot play on the first six holes on the back nine, playing them in 1-under. Barney would finish his round of 3-over 75 en route to his three-stroke victory.

“I just wanted to go out and post a good score and it ended up working for me,” commented Barney when asked about his mindset going into the final round with the lead.

There was a tie for second place with Ian Brotherton of Attica, N.Y., and Ryan Zogby of New Hartford, N.Y., who finished with tournament totals of 154. Zogby’s final-round 2-over 74 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the boy and girl who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

The Girls Division was won in wire-to-wire fashion by Marah Penn of Hamburg, N.Y., who recorded tournament scores of 77 and 3-over 75 for her victory. Penn, a 2015 graduate and incoming freshmen on the Elon University Women’s Golf team, battled the conditions in the first round building herself a four-stroke lead going into the final round.

Marah Penn wins the Girls Division in the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

Marah Penn wins the Girls Division in the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

The final round was more of the same for Penn, who carded two birdies on the day to record a 3-over 75 giving her a nine-stroke victory in the Girls Division. This was Penn’s first IJGT victory, which comes in her last IJGT event before she heads off to college in August. Penn’s final-round score of 3-over 75 during the final round earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Playing in her last IJGT round, Penn noted, “I just went into today wanting to have fun and I got to play with a really good friend.”

Marissa Del Monaco of Little Valley, N.Y., recorded a tournament total of 161 to earn herself second place. Third place was won by Sarah Godfrey-Singleton of Depew, N.Y. who posted a tournament total of 162.

The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on July 21-22, 2015, at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J. The tournament will feature national rankings as well as AJGA Performance Stars. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (888) 358-1267.

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 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 (888) 358-1267.

STAFFORD, N.Y. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Stafford Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 10, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,608 yards, Par 72 (72.0/131), Girls Division: White Tees – 5,748 yards, Par 72 (73.5/130)

Weather:        Saturday: Rainy with temperatures in the low 60’s with 5-10 mph winds
Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80’s with 10-15 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Stafford Country Club
Stafford, N.Y.
July 9-10, 2015
 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees – 6,608 yards, Par 72
1. Nick Barney, Apalachin, NY *76-75–151
2. Ian Brotherton, Attica, NY *79-75–154
2. Ryan Zogby, New Hartford, NY *80-74–154
4. Matthew Genaway, Darien Center, NY *79-77–156
5. Matthew Santora, Depew, NY *80-77–157
6. Chase Miller, Bernville, PA *81-78–159
6. David Hanes, Elma, NY *76-83–159
8. Matt Dreimiller, New Hartford, NY *85-76–161
8. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *78-83–161
10. Noah Andriatch, Brockport, NY *83-79–162
10. Andrew Crean, Victor, NY *84-78–162
12. Stephen Hetterich, Rochester, NY *83-80–163
13. William Li, Boston, MA *83-85–168
14. Mike Donner, Hamburg, NY *84-88–172
15. Mike Tomczak, Lake View, NY *88-86–174

DID NOT FINISH
Joey Rinaldi, Clarence, NY *84-DQ
Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY *90-DQ
Ben Brason, East Aurora, NY *DQ
Eric Demidowicz, Oswego, NY *83-WD

  

Girls Division – White Tees – 5,748 yards, Par 72
1. Marah Penn, Hamburg, NY *77-75–152
2. Marissa Del Monaco, Little Valley, NY *84-77–161
3. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *83-79–162
4. Alexis Kim, Clarence, NY *83-81–164
5. Lizzy Karsten, Macedon, NY *86-81–167
5. Sarah Beckwith, Lakeview, NY, *81-86–167
7. Lauren Kase, North Tonawanda, NY *90-86–176
8. Caroline Yarnall, East Aurora, NY *96-90–186
9. Victoria Ortiz, Rochester, NY *95-100–195

North America Cup – Final Results

The final round of North America Cup concluded on July 9, 2015, with Team Canada winning the annual match-play competition for the second consecutive year. The competition was tied going into the 13 singles matches on the last day, which set the stage for an exciting finish. The final round atmosphere exceeded all expectations with matches going back and forth between Team USA and Team Canada.

Jack Cornforth was the first match out, and he got the momentum shifted towards the American side after his convincing 5&4 victory. Fellow 14 & Under Division teammate, James Meyers grabbed the second point of the day for Team USA with a 2&1 victory. Team Canada grabbed the remaining two points in the Boys 14 & Under Division to square things up.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Cole Berger was able to grab a critical point with his 5&4 victory to put another American Flag on the board. Team Canada displayed great resilience bouncing back with the next three points to retake lead. It was short lived as Dylan Plis and Richard Riva III were able to collect 3&2 victories to tie the matches. In the last three matches on the course, Sean Stanistreet was able to record a half point and Gillian Alexander in the Girls Division rallied to win her match 2&1.

At the end of the day, the matches were tied at 13.5 points giving the cup to Team Canada who had won the 2014 North America Cup in South Carolina. Both teams demonstrated outstanding effort throughout the course of the matches. The healthy competitive environment between Team USA and Team Canada was a testament to the spirit of the event, which is in its 13th year. Here are the final results of the singles matches.

Final Results – Singles Matches

2015 North America Cup
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Weston Golf & Country Club

Team Canada

Team USA

Result

Match 1 Jean-Philippe Denicourt vs Jack Cornforth USA 5&4
Match 2 Robbie Latter vs James Meyers USA 2&1
Match 3 Parker Lee vs Mikee Ordona CAN 6&4
Match 4 Max Wang vs TJ Buck CAN 4&2
Match 5 Tyler Erb vs Cole Berger USA 5&4
Match 6 Fritz Lo vs Jake Sitzler CAN 3&1
Match 7 Andrew Russ vs West Shaw CAN 6&4
Match 8 Ryan Trapp vs Dylan Plis USA 3&2
Match 9 Angelo Giantsopolous vs Richard Riva III USA 3&2
Match 10 Aiden Gavey vs RJ Wren CAN 1up
Match 11 Matthew Vihant vs Reid Bedell CAN 7&5
Match 12 Ty Celone vs Sean Stanistreet AS
Match 13 Katelyn McMahon vs Gillian Alexander USA 2&1