Halleron captures fifth IJGT title
Ayanian earns first IJGT win
The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Maryland to host the College Series at University of Maryland on May 16-17, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.
McLean, Va., native Justin Ayanian built off his round one lead to win the Boys 15-19 Division title. He started the first round off strong making par on holes No. 1 through 8. The highlight of the tournament for him was carding an eagle on the par-5 13th hole on the way to recording a 1-under 35 on the back nine in round one. “I hit 5-iron from 206 yards, stuck it to six feet and made the putt,” he said of the eagle. Ayanian shot a 1-over 72 in round one and a 3-over 74 in round two good for a 146 tournament total and sole possession of first place.
“It’s my first win with the IJGT,” Ayanian said after the tournament. “It feels good. I’ve been in contention in a few tournaments, but I finally put it all together today.”
After finishing the first round two strokes off of the lead, Michael Jones of Potomac Md., almost made a comeback, but his attempt came just short as he finished the tournament one stroke behind Ayanain. After a 10-hole par-or-better streak in round one, Jones had an eight-hole par-or-better streak in round two that included three birdies. He was coming off a win in last weekend’s IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club.
Karsen Rush of Chambersburg, Pa., placed third in the Boys 15-19 Division with a 149 two-day total. Rush birdied the par-5 13th hole in both rounds.
After carding a 1-under 70, the lowest score of the weekend, in round one, Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., shot a 3-over 74 in round two, good for a 144 tournament total and first place in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Halleron carded a division-high nine birdies during the tournament to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award. He carded back-to-back birdies twice in round one.
The win was Halleron’s fifth of the season. “It is very exciting [to win],” Halleron said after the tournament. “I’ve won a few tournaments this season, but it always feels good to win.”
Fellow Timonium, Md., native Lou Baker finished in second with a 150 tournament total. He birdied the par-5 ninth hole in both rounds. John Updike of Wayne, Pa., finished in third with a 151 two-day total.
Caroline DeLoach of Fairfax, Va., won the Girls Division with a 166 tournament total. “My short game was working very well this weekend,” DeLoach said after her victory. “I was able to get up-and-down a lot during the round. I have been working on my short game lately and it paid off this weekend.” Her second-round 80 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and junior to card the lowest score in the final round of an event.
The IJGT will conclude its spring season with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club on May 24-26, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.
About the IJGT
The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, EyeLine Golf and the International Junior Golf Academy.
College Park, MD – Final Results of the College Series at University of Maryland on May 16-17, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,662 yards Par 71 (71.9/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,172 yards, Par 71 (69.7/129). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,881 yards, Par 71 (74.0/127).
International Junior Golf Tour
College Series at University of Maryland Golf Course
College Park, MD
May 16th– 17th, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,662 yards, Par 71
1. Justin Ayanian, McLean, VA *72-74–146
2. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD *74-73–147
3. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *77-72–149
4. Jordan Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *74-77–151
4. Jason Guintu, Potomac Falls, VA *79-72–151
4. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *76-75–151
4. Chase Miller, Bernville, PA *73-78–151
8. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ *77-75–152
9. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA *81-72–153
9. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *81-72–153
11. Robert Falconer, Mechanicsburg, PA *78-77–155
11. Nicholas Mejia, Woodstock, MD *80-75–155
13. Marty McGuckin, Valley Forge, PA *80-76–156
14. Kyle Jones, Frederick, MD *78-79–157
15. Adam Reiskin, Bethesda, MD *81-77–158
15. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *76-82–158
15. Joe Miller, Chantilly, VA *77-81–158
18. Jabril Arnold, Bowie, MD *76-83–159
18. Charlie Kovalcik, Yardley, PA *81-78–159
20. Max Finkel, Rockville, MD *84-76–160
21. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD *78-83–161
22. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *80-82–162
22. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *83-79–162
22. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *82-80–162
22. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *83-79–162
26. Jordan Bobb, Rockville, MD *80-83–163
27. Peter King, Bethesda, MD *83-81–164
27. Phillip Held, Lafayette Hill, PA *85-79–164
29. Justin Gorton, Bethesda, MD *84-82–166
30. Isaac Wood, Hollidaysburg, PA *85-82–167
31. Jordan Tasaka-Maunupau, Fairfax, VA *83-85–168
32. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *85-84–169
32. Justin Donawa, Baltimore, MD *89-80–169
34. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *88-84–172
35. Clark Thomas, Oakton, VA *89-84–173
36. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *91-94–185
37. Pat Murphy, Summit, NJ *99-98–197
DID NOT FINISH
JWD. Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA
Girls Division- White Tees, 5,881 yards, Par 71
1. Caroline DeLoach, Fairfax, VA *86-80–166
2. Johnni Parlett, Owings, MD *86-83–169
3. Skylar Sload, Ashburn, VA *90-82–172
DID NOT FINISH
WD. Aneka Seumanutafa, Frederick, MD *75-0–75
Boys 14 and Under Division- Gold Tees, 6,172 yards, Par 71
1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *70-74–144
2. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD *74-76–150
3. John Updike, Wayne, PA *80-71–151
4. Trent Geritz, Towson, MD *76-76–152
5. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *78-78–156
6. Christopher Lee, New Market, MD *78-81–159
7. Austin Steckler, Glen Arm, MD *80-80–160
7. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *81-79–160
9. Brandon Wilson, Perry Hall, MD *82-80–162
10. Aj Aivazoglou, Glen Mills, PA *88-81–169
10. Noah Siman, Rockville, MD *83-86–169
12. S. Dean Satouri, Chantilly, VA *91-79–170
13. Daniel Schindler, Pittsford, NY *89-82–171
14. Drew Rubinstein, North Potomac, MD *116-103–219