Kim, Campbell dominate Boys Divisions
Huang captures first IJGT win
BEAUFORT, S.C. — The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) held the Sanctuary Shootout in Beaufort, S.C., on Sept. 28-29. The two-day, 36-hole event took place at the Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island, where the field of talented junior golfers took to the greens to fight for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, GeunTae Kim (left) of SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea, came out as victor, shooting a final 2-over-par 144. After a first round 2-over 73, Kim came out on fire in the final round, tallying a field-best even-par 71, giving him the tournament’s Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for his performance. His birdie on the par-4 second hole jump-started a spectacular day, where he made 13 pars, three birdies, and just one bogey for the round.
When asked about the most memorable moment of the weekend for Kim, he mentioned his tee shot on the par-3 No. 13, which came “very close” to the flagstick, almost giving him an eagle opportunity, but settling for birdie.
This was Kim’s second win in as many events this season after taking home the trophy at the IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Matthew Campbell (right), a local of Beaufort, S.C., dominated the field, carding a final 8-over-par 150 over two rounds. Playing on a familiar course was a clear strength to Campbell’s game this weekend, allowing him to follow up a first round 2-over-par 73 with a final round score of 6-over-par 77. He made 12 pars on the day and finished the tournament with a respectable even-par effort on the four par-3’s, as well as a 2-under-par performance on the course’s three difficult par-5’s.
Reflecting on his performance and his familiarity with Sanctuary Golf Club, Campbell expressed that it was crucial for him to “focus on the few holes on the front nine where you can score really well on,” which he was able to do.
This was Campbell’s first event with the IJGT this season, and marked a wonderful improvement over his finish in his last event at the Memorial at Parris Island on March 24-25, 2012, where he placed 10th.
Campbell finished an incredible eight strokes ahead of second place finisher, Luis Sanchez of Xalapa, Mexico, who entered the clubhouse at 158 (+16). In third place was Karl Vilips of Melbourne, Australia, who tallied a final score of 160 for the weekend.
The Girls Division saw a new champion emerge in Samantha Huang (left), from Shenzhen, China. After completing a first round 1-over-par 72, Huang came back with another 72 in the final round. Statistically, her performance was mirrored, sinking 11 pars, three birdies, and four bogeys in each round; but regardless, her play was outstanding as she was able to fend off a near-comeback from second-place finisher, Maggie Ashmore of Kingston, Ga. Huang’s final round of 1-over-par 72 also gave her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the Girls Division.
Reflecting on what went well for her in the final round, Huang stated that the “drivers and putters” were advantageous for her.
This was just Huang’s second IJGT Event. Her first came at the Aiken Junior Open at Woodside Plantation, where she had another remarkable performance en route to a tied for second-place finish.
The IJGT Southeast tour will be back in action on Oct. 12-13 for the Florida Junior at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Fla.
To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.
BEAUFORT, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Sanctuary Shootout conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 29, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,585 yards, Par 71 (72.2/135). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,063 yards, Par 71 (69.4/128). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,802 yards, Par 71 (74.1/132).
Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the Low 80s, winds 15-20 mph
Sunny with temperatures in the Low 80s, winds 5-10 mph
International Junior Golf Tour
Sanctuary Golf Club
September 28-29, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,585 yards, Par 71
1. GeunTae Kim, SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea *73-71–144
2. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada *76-76–152
3. Jack Klein, Bethesda, MD *79-76–155
4. Hao Yang Lin, Taichung, Taiwan *74-82–156
5. Jack Lupori, Steamboat Springs, CO *78-79–157
6. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *78-83–161
6. John McCabe, Sewickley, PA *76-85–161
8. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi, Japan *84-78–162
9. Norman Hong, Shenzhen, China *85-79–164
9. Nicholas Russell, Hilton Head Island, SC *84-80–164
9. Sam Jones, Hinsdale, IL *82-82–164
9. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA *82-82–164
13. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *86-79–165
13. Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, CA *83-82–165
15. Alessandro Vedovi, Paris, France *81-85–166
15. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *81-85–166
17. Cameron Clair, Biddeford, ME *85-82–167
18. Lee Hammerschmidt, Armonk, NY *83-85–168
19. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *87-82–169
19. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *83-86–169
19. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC *84-85–169
22. Pattarapoom Pacharn, Nonthaburi, Thailand *85-85–170
23. Yong Sherng Hui, Taman Dagang, Malaysia *82-89–171
24. Brian Baker, Pittsburgh, PA *91-81–172
24. Hazwan Asraff Bin Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *87-85–172
26. Walker Campbell, Paget, Bermuda *85-88-173
27. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *91-83–174
28. Richard Lavecchia IV, Charlotte, NC *88-90–178
29. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan *98-86–184
30. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *91-99–190
31. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *103-100–203
DID NOT FINISH
Jake Kessel, Woodcliff Lake, NJ *79-JWD
Daniel Oh, Mapo-Gu, South Korea *83-JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 6,063 yards, Par 71
1. Matthew Campbell, Beaufort, SC *73-77–150
2. Luis Sanchez, Xalapa, Mexico *80-78–158
3. Karl Vilips, Melbourne, Australia *81-79–160
4. Brandon McBride, Bluffton, SC *80-82–162
5. Jacob Morris, Hollywood, SC *89-82–171
6. Jackson Skeen, Johnson City, TN *85-91–176
7. Bronson Myers, Columbia, SC *90-87–177
8. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *105-100–205
9. Ruoyu Ma, Xian, China *131-111–242
Girls Division – Red Tees, 5,802 yards, Par 71
1. Samantha Huang, Shenzhen, China *72-72–144
2. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *80-75–155
3. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *79-78–157
4. Kayla Kozak, North Myrtle Beach, SC *90-83–173
5. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *82-93–175
6. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *98-85–183
7. Jamie Hubbard, Hardeeville, SC *96-99–195
8. Ammy Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *114-112–226
DID NOT FINISH
Alana Brand, Pennyan, NY *100-JWD