This weekend, the International Junior Golf Tour held The Northeast Tour Championship May 6-7, 2017 at the Hershey Country Club – East Course in Hershey, PA. Competition was a 2-round, 36-hole event with fields divided into Boys 15-19, Girls, and Boys 14 & Under Divisions.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, Austin Schreffler, a current junior from Dillsburg, PA, took first place shooting 80-75 for a two-day total of 155, 13-over par. Schreffler won by two strokes, followed by Carter Nunez, a sophomore from South Orange, NJ, who shot 79-78, for a two day total of 157 (+17) in the tough conditions at Hershey. There was a third place tie between Brandon Wilson (2019, Perry Hall, MD), Richie Kline, III (2019, Kennett Square, PA) and Jairus Gaines (2018, Baltimore, MD) at 17-over par.
Katherine Lu of Plainsboro, NJ took the championship in the Girls Division. The 14-year-old shot an impressive two rounds of 82-79 for a 19-over par finish, winning by 4. Trailing Lu by 4, Julianne Lee (2018) of York, PA shot 85-80 for a two day total of 23-over par. In third place, Katie James, a senior from Pittsburgh, PA shot 82-84, finishing at 24-over par for the weekend.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Ryan D’Ariano (West Chester, PA) took home his fourth win of the IJGT season. After shooting 84 in the first round, D’Ariano was able to come out strong in Round 2, shooting 77 (+6) to win and finish at 19-over par for the weekend. In second place at 29-over par was Zach Locke (Horseheads, NY) who finished at 29-over par, followed by John Bradbeer (Philadelphia, PA) who finished at 30-over par.
The IJGT will return next weekend at Falcon’s Fire Golf Course in Kissimmee, FL for the Southeast Tour Championship. Click here to register for the event.
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