Final Results from the AHEAD Open at Bear Creek Golf Club


Miles outlasts weather to win AHEAD Open

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the AHEAD Open at Bear Creek Golf Club May 4-5. AHEAD, a high quality golf apparel company specializing in headwear, sponsored the event where every golfer received a free hat. Constant rain threatened the tournament, but the beautiful Rees Jones design course was able to withstand.

Will MilesWill Miles of Hilton Head Island, S.C., overcame tough playing conditions and his fellow competitors to take home the Boys 15-19 Division title. Miles put together a wonderfully consistent opening round of even-par 72, buoyed by 15 pars and two birdies on holes 11 and 12. Miles’s ability to control his speed on these fast greens and his solid ball striking in the wind vaulted him to the victory. His play during the first round was good enough for the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award for lowest first round score.

“It was pretty scoreable out there,” Miles said. “The greens were holding pretty well. Today was a little tough because of all the water, but just footing was the main problem.”

Miles was a model of consistency during the final round as well recording 14 pars and one birdie leading to a 3-over-par 75. Of the 36 holes Miles played this weekend, 29 of them were pars while adding in three birdies. He played all of the par 3s in 1-over-par, all of the par 4s in 1-over-par, and all of the par 5s in 1-over-par as well.

Coming in second and third place were Charlie Spencer-White of Bluffton, S.C., and Shogo Ito of Tokyo, Japan, who both shot 1-over-par 73 during the final round to win the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.
Alejandro SantibanezIn the Boys 14 Under Division, Alejandro Santibanez of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, had a significant lead after round one with a seven shot advantage, shooting a 4-over par 76. On Sunday, difficult weather affected play, but Santibanez was able to stay mentally tough to card two birdies on his way to a final round 80.

“I worked on tempo coming in this week,” Santibanez said. “I knew the greens were going to be really fast.”

Christian Garruppo of Pottersville, N.J., came in second place with a tournament total of 164, while Evan White of Hilton Head Island, S.C., rounded out the top three finishing with a tournament score of 96. Both players shot great final rounds of 81 considering the weather.
Clementina RodriguezThe winner in the Girls Division was Clementina Rodriguez of Caracas, Venezuela, firing a final round 1-over-par 73 to come from one shot behind. Rodriguez attacked the softer greens en route to recording four birdies on the day and six birdies overall for the tournament. After making a double-bogey on the par-5 fourth hole, she bounced right back with a birdie playing the rest of her round in only 1-over-par.

“It rained a lot and the course was really wet,” Rodriguez said. “I was able to do the best I could and play well.”

For her final-round 1-over-par 73, Rodriguez was awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

The KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award winner was Phimnipha Wongwaiwate of Chiang Mai, Thailand, who carded a 3-over-par 75 in round one. Wongwaiwate shot a final round 79 to take second place. Isidora Quevedo from Santiago, Chile also shot 79 on Sunday finishing with a tournament score of 158 to take third place.

With their victories today, Miles and Rodriguez have earned a spot in the Callaway Junior World Championships, which will take place July 15-19, 2013 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif. It is the largest junior golf event in the world, which includes participants from 56 countries and 42 states.

“I am really excited because that is a really big tournament,” Rodriguez said. “I have never been to San Diego so I am happy that I am going.”

The IJGT Southeast tour will be hosting another tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., at Falcons Fire Golf Club, May 11-12. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit or call (843) 785-2444.


About the IJGT

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

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

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT AHEAD Open conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 5, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,722 yards, Par 72 (73.8/138).  Boys 14 Under Division: White Tees – 6,189 yards, Par 72 (71.4/133). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,973 yards, Par 72 (75.3/134).


Weather:        Rain with temperatures in the Low 70s, winds 15-20 mph
           Rain with temperatures in the Low 70s, winds 5-10 mph
International Junior Golf Tour
AHEAD Open at Bear Creek
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
May 4-5, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division – (Black Tees) Yards: 6,722Par 72
1. Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, SC *72-75–147
2. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC *80-73–153
3. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *81-73–154
4. Chris Magi, Montreal, Canada *80-76–156
4. André Hammer, Scania, Sweden *80-76–156
6. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *81-77–158
6. Oliver Lehman, Bern, Switzerland *77-81–158
6. Peter Cho, Koyang, South Korea *80-78–158
9. Andre Becerra, Zapopan, Mexico *82-78–160
9. Patrick Albanesi, Avon, CT *83-77–160
11. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *81-80–161
12. Davis Keough, Cole Harbour, Canada *81-81–162
13. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi , Japan *88-75–163
13. Lohith Ramaraju, London, England *86-77–163
13. Austin McCulloch, Alexandria, MN *81-82–163
16. Giovanni Trione, Rome, Italy *90-75–165
16. Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, CA *88-77–165
16. Matthew Mannion, Muskoka, Canada *87-78–165
16. Nico Gagliardi, Titusville, FL *82-83–165
16. Seung Jae Hong, Cupertino, CA *83-82–165
21. Jack Foyle, Madison, CT *90-77–167
21. Yong Sherng Hui, Taman Dagang, Malaysia *87-80–167
21. David Rice, Pittsburgh, PA *81-86–167
24. Zach Ruhlin, Hilton Head Island, SC *87-81–168
25. Wesley Lieverlo, Eindhoven, Netherlands *86-83–169
25. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *86-83–169
27. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC *88-82–170
27. Jonathan Meissner, Wilton, CT *86-84–170
27. Keanu Hasmana, Jakarta, Indonesia *87-83–170
27. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *86-84–170
31. Peter Kelesis, Las Vegas, NV *90-82–172
31. Gbenga Toriola, Abuja, Nigeria *91-81–172
33. Andrew Boyer, Muskoka, ON *91-83–174
33. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *88-86–174
33. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan *87-87–174
36. Borys Shubinsky, Hilton Head Island, SC *91-85–176
36. Marshall Clemens, Weston, MA *93-83–176
38. JD Moore, Columbus, NJ *93-84–177
39. Sheock Hyun Shim, Seoul, South Korea *107-95–202
Charles MacCallum, Melbourne, Australia *91-JWD
Mickey Werenski, South Hadley, MA *JWD
Boys 14 Under Division – (White Tees) Yards: 6,189 Par 72
1. Alejandro Santibanez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico *76-80–156
2. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *83-81–164
3. Evan White, Hilton Head Island, SC *88-81–169
4. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *89-83–172
5. Alexandr Kuzmin, Almaty, Kazakhstan, *93-89–182
6. Rio Wong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *97-95–192
7. Christian Clemence Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *95-99–194
Adam Hooker, Lebanon, VA *99-DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Girls Division- (Gold Tees) Yards: 5,973 Par 72
1. Clementina Rodriquez, Caracas, Venezuela * 76-73–149
2. Phimnipha Wongwaiwate, Chiang Mai, Thailand * 75-79–154
3.  Isidora Quevedo, Santiago, Chile * 79-79—158
4. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *84-75–159
5. Ana Paula Valdes, Morelia, Mexico *84-78–162
6. Laura Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia *86-77–163
7. Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China *86-79–165
8. Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *89-77–166
9. Anita Uwadia, Hilton Head Island, SC *84-85–169
10. Sera Tadokoro, Izumisano-Shi *88-82–170
11. Kali Boyer, New Ringgold, PA *86-89–175
12. Soo Jin Lim, Seoul, South Korea *89-89–178
13. Kathryn Crouch, Harker Heights, TX *96-86–182
14. Paige Cappelli, Blue Bell, PA *93-90–183
14. Ariana Dial, Clarksville, MD *88-95–183
16. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *93-93–186
17. Sydney Nix, Huntsville, AL *101-99–200
Teresa Casasus, Gran Canaria, Spain *89-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Margine Arguello, Panama City, Panama *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia *81-JWD