Final Results from the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions

Werenski ends IJGT career in style
Siriko triumphs in Girls Division

ORLANDO, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted its 18th Annual Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. May 25-27. Grand Cypress Golf Club features 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf design with juniors playing the New Course and East and North nine-hole courses.

Mickey Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., captured the Boys 15-19 Division after an impressive final round even-par 72. Werenski’s score equaled the lowest round of the day in the division as other players on the leaderboard faltered.

Mickey WerenskiWerenski opened his tournament with a 1-under-par 71 to put himself in a prime position to climb the leaderboard for the rest of the tournament. He never dipped outside the top five at any point as his consistent play outlasted everyone. Back-to-back even-par 72s on the final two days were good enough for a three-stroke victory.

A turning point in the tournament came early on the back nine during the final round. Werenski was coming off a double-bogey on the par-5 ninth hole and stepped up to the 10th tee in the midst of a packed leaderboard. However, three birdies in a row from holes Nos. 10-12 gave him enough breathing room on the remaining holes.

“This is probably the best I have been playing lately for the past few weeks,” Werenski said. “I definitely had a good feeling about it for about two weeks now. I wanted to close with a bang because I have been so close so many times this year.”

In second place was Michael Pfeifer of Pforzheim, Germany, with a three-day total 2-over-par 218. Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan, Shosei Inokawa of Atamishi, Japan, and Zachary Boe of Bluffton, S.C., finished in three-way tie for third place with a 5-over-par 221 three-day total.

Werenski, Saravit Kerdsinchai of Nonthaburi, Thailand, Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, and Taiga Fujii of Toyama-shi, Japan all received the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for their Monday score of even-par 72.

Luke SchaapThe Boys 14 & Under Division featured nine juniors from the All IJGT Team for the 2012-2013 season. Throughout a packed leaderboard all weekend, Davis Shore persevered to become the division’s champion. Shore’s opening round 3-under-par 69 gave him enough cushion during the final round to win by four strokes.

His opening round of 3-under-par 69 was the best round in all divisions on Saturday giving him the coveted KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award.

Although Shore played his highest round during the final round, the 10 birdies he made during the first two rounds held off any challengers. Luke Schaap of Potomac, Md., found himself within striking distance but he was unable to make it happen as he posted 11 pars in a row to close out his final round.

When asked about his mindset going into the final round, Shore responded, “I tried not to do anything stupid. Just hit a lot of good shots and I knew I would be okay. I did not do quite as well as I would have liked but I won so I am still very happy with it.”

The race for second place was close as Schaap outlasted Nate Menon of Wyomissing, Pa., Schaap shot a 5-over-par three day total 221 as Menon shot a 6-over-par three-day total 222.

Thamonpat SirikoThamonpat Siriko of Bangkok, Thailand, took home the Girls Division title with an impressive 4-over-par 220 three-day total. Siriko showed resolve after playing holes Nos. 2-4 at 4-over-par, by making two birdies on the next five holes to steady her round.

Siriko set herself apart from the rest of the field with her stellar 2-under-par 70 during the second round. That round was four strokes better than the next best score that day. Siriko recorded four birdies during that round, eight total for the event, while shooting a front nine 3-under-par 33.

“I felt very nervous,” Siriko responded when asked about what it felt like to enter the final round with the lead. “Everyone told me that I can do it and to believe in myself. I needed to get confident to do my best.”

Finishing in second place were Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., and Moyu Sasaki of Toyko, Japan. Both girls challenged Siriko throughout the final round but came up just short, finishing at 8-over-par 224 three-day total.

Sasaki and Isabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pa., earned the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award for their even-par 72s on Saturday.

Whaley took home the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for her round of 3-over-par 75 on Monday.


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


ORLANDO, Fla. – Final round results of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 27, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division East/North Course: Gold Tees – 6,874 yards, Par 72 (74.4/137).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,269 yards, Par 72 (70.9/132). Girls Division: White Tees – 6,002 yards, Par 72 (75.8/136).

Weather:        Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 80s, winds 10-15 mph
          Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 80s, winds 5-10 mph
          Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 80s, winds 5-10 mph
International Junior Golf Tour
Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions
Grand Cypress Golf Club
Orlando, Fla.
May 25-27, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division
Round 1 – (Gold Tees) East/North Course: 6,874 Yards, Par 72
Round 2 – (Blue Tees) New Course: 6,795 Yards, Par 72
Round 3 – (Gold Tees) East/North Course: 6,874 Yards, Par 72
1. Mickey Werenski, South Hadley, MA *71-72-72–215
2. Michael Pfeifer, Pforzheim, Germany *70-72-76–218
3. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *76-72-73–221
3. Shosei Inokawa, Atamishi, Japan *76-69-76–221
3. Zachary Boe, Bluffton, SC *72-75-74–221
6. Yuta Iso, Nasushiobara-Shi, Japan *71-70-82–223
7. Bernardo Martinez, Myrtle Beach, SC *70-77-77–224
7. Toks Pedro, Bowie, MD *76-70-78–224
9. Saravit Kerdsinchai, Nonthaburi, Thailand *80-73-72–225
9. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama *75-74-76–225
11. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *78-79-72–229
11. Anthony Sebastianelli, Clarks Summit, PA *81-73-75–229
11. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC *75-73-81–229
14. Alan Cooke, Vienna, WV *81-74-75–230
14. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-73-78–230
16. Salil Ghamande, Evans, GA, *76-77-78–231
17. Matthew Rushton, Cape Town, South Africa *76-81-75–232
17. Vinay Ramesh, Newtown, PA *83-72-77–232
19. Daniel Booker Jr., Dyersburg, TN *76-76-81–233
19. Francisco Hernandez, North Myrtle Beach, SC *75-76-82–233
19. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *77-71-85–233
22. Connor Messick, Oak Hill, VA *78-76-80–234
23. Witchayapat Sinsrang, Hilton Head Island, SC *78-77-80–235
24. Gus Arizpe Perez, Myrtle Beach, SC *79-78-79–236
24. Cedric Laverdure, Montreal, QC *82-69-85–236
26. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi , Japan *74-81-82–237
27. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *86-77-75–238
27. Brandon Berry, Great Falls, VA *78-81-79–238
29. Tyler Dierwechter, Oldsmar, FL *78-76-85–239
29. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ *82-69-88–239
29. Chang Ju Lee, Seoul, South Korea *81-78-80–239
32. Atsushi Ueda, Nagota-Shi, Japan *81-77-82–240
33. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan *78-77-86–241
33. Yong Sherng Hui, Taman Dagang, Malaysia *80-80-81–241
35. Sam Aronoff, Santa Monica, CA *83-80-79–242
35. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada *85-74-83–242
37. Thomas Kaczan, Clark, NJ *83-75-85–243
37. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA *83-83-77–243
37. Anthony Muscato, Gibsonia, PA *85-74-84–243
40. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *88-77-79–244
41. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA *78-80-87–245
42. Matthew McDonald, Celebration, FL *79-87-80–246
42. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY *82-82-82–246
44. Matt Starobin, Davidsonville, MD *83-85-79–247
44. Nick Shoup, Allentown, PA *88-77-82–247
44. Colton Estevez, Phoenix, AZ *83-80-84–247
47. Nico Gagliardi, Titusville, FL *83-83-82–248
47. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *82-83-83–248
47. Kevin Borowicz, Grand Island, NY *82-82-84–248
50. Nick Lowry, Mars, PA *86-77-87–250
51. Kyle Cunningham, Sayville, NY *78-82-91–251
52. Ryan Garfield, Petaluma, CA *91-79-82–252
53. David Rabil, Fairfax Station, VA *86-83-84–253
54. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico *86-84-88–258
54. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *83-86-89–258
56. Bret Howey, Nazareth, PA *90-81-90–261
57. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan *87-92-85–264
57. Lee Hammerschmitt, Armonk, NY *90-88-86–264
59. Armando Carrillo, North Myrtle Beach, SC *92-86-97–275
60. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *99-92-89–280
61. Joe Rochelle, Quakertown, PA *89-97-99–285
62. Jake Leppek, Rocklin, CA *110-92-98–300
Nicholas Fedchock, Charlotte, NC *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Will McEvoy, Saint James, NY *DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Shota Ozaki, Tokyo, Japan *77-75-JWD
Francisco Contreras, Caracas, Venezuela *79-75-JWD
Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *85-84-JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division
Round 1 – (White Tees) New Course: 6,330 Yards, Par 72
Round 2 – (Blue Tees) East/North Course: 6,269 Yards, Par 72
Round 3 – (White Tees) New Course: 6,330 Yards, Par 72
1. Davis Shore, Knoxville, TN *69-71-77–217
2. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *74-72-75–221
3. Nate Menon, Wyomissing, PA *73-74-75–222
4. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *74-78-72–224
4. Ray Navis, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *75-72-77–224
6. Andrew Spiegler, Abingdon, VA *73-78-75–226
6. Gavin Rickert, Ijamsville, MD *70-73-83–226
8. Gus Minkin, York, PA *73-76-78–227
9. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY *77-76-77–230
9. Chase Roswall, Bristol, TN *74-75-81–230
11. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *78-74-79–231
11. Parker Gillam, Cary, NC *74-78-79–231
13. Mike May, Auburn, NY *79-73-81–233
14. Evan Johnson, York, PA *74-83-78–235
15. Alejandro Santibanez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico *78-81-78–237
15. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *75-80-82–237
17. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA *78-79-81–238
18. Prescott Butler, Old Westbury, NY *80-81-78–239
18. Panupong Chuaychoo, Hilton Head Island, SC *82-77-80–239
20. Thomas Dzwonczyk, North Abington Township, PA *81-83-77–241
20. Chris Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *79-79-83–241
22. John Felitto, Mountainside, NJ *78-83-81–242
22. Evan Katz, Washington, DC *78-81-83–242
22. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-79-84–242
25. Grant Leppek, Rocklin, CA *81-83-79–243
26. Will Rand, Irvington, NY *78-81-85–244
27. Tim Morton, Florence, AL *86-80-79–245
28. Takerngsak Chuaychoo, Hilton Head Island, SC *88-83-75–246
29. Kevin Ying, Dallas, Texas *87-81-80–248
30. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *82-85-82–249
31. Ryan Rybicki, Remsen, NY *84-89-78–251
32. Yuichi Murao, Yokohama-shi, Japan *88-87-82–257
33. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *88-88-82–258
34. Aaron Elmore, Rincon, GA *84-88-94–266
35. Devansh Chadha, Kolkata, India *89-96-89–274
36. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *91-98-89–278
Girls Division
Round 1 – (Red Tees) New Course: 5,901 Yards, Par 72
Round 2 – (White Tees) East/North Course: 6,002 Yards, Par 72
Round 3 – (Red Tees) New Course: 5,901 Yards, Par 72
1. Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand *74-70-76–220
2. Kelly Whaley, Farmington, CT *73-76-75–224
2. Moyu Sasaki, Tokyo, Japan *72-74-78–224
4. Himawari Ogura, Koto-Ku, Japan *73-74-78–225
5. Min-Jou Chen, Taichung, Taiwan *76-76-76–228
6. Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, PA *72-81-77–230
7. Susana Vik, Greenwich, CT *76-80-76–232
8. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *76-81-79–236
9. Liza Freed, Alexandria, VA *73-86-78–237
10. Avery French, Laguna Niguel, CA *79-77-82–238
11. Grace Kim, Sao Paulo, Brazil *80-82-80–242
12. Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *84-79-80–243
13. Pattaraporn Mounchoo, Hilton Head Island, SC *80-82-82–244
13. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, Pottstown, PA *80-80-84–244
15. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *79-80-87–246
16. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *78-88-81–247
16. Aracelly Maria Jimenez Rios, Merida, Mexico *81-81-85–247
18. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *79-87-84–250
19. Margine Arguello, Panama City, Panama *80-85-86–251
20. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ *85-81-86–252
21. Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China *84-83-86–253
22. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA *84-86-84–254
23. Marah Penn, Hamburg, NY *84-89-83–256
24. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *83-83-92–258
25. Milleina Ohara, Meguro-Ku, Japan *84-85-90–259
26. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *89-88-88–265
27. Lindsay May, Auburn, NY *88-91-89–268
27. Marissa Balish, Allison Park, PA *89-92-87–268
29. Sydney Nix, Huntsville, AL *103-100-95–298
Alice Duan, Reno, NV *86-DQ (Rule 3-2)
Dylaney Day, Toronto, ON *86-DQ (Rule 3-2)
Karen Tsuruoka, Sakae-Ku, Japan *88-DQ (Rule 3-2)
Alice Barbieri, Windermere, FL *74-JWD
Cynthia Navis, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *79-83-JWD