First-round highlights from the Major Championship at Kiawah Island

Round one of the Major Championship at Kiawah Island  created quite the challenge for the junior golfers at Kiawah Island’s Turtle Point Golf Club. Large gusts of winds ranging from 20 mph to 30 mph  made the already difficult course even harder. The Major Championship brought out a field of 97 competitors across three divisions and representing 16 different countries. Double IJGT Merit Points and national rankings were at stake, as well as AJGA Stars for the Boys 15-19 Division and the Girls Division. Additionally, the champion from each division will receive an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. Despite the fierce winds, numerous golfers managed to score well.  The numbers for the division leaders are as follows.

 

Yuan Li of Haikou City, China, is the Boys 15-19 Division leader. Here are his round one numbers:

37 – score on the back nine of round one

6 – number of strokes over par

3 – number of birdies during round one

1 – this is his first IJGT Event

1 – stroke lead in his division

 

Nikita Arjun of Bangalore, India, leads the Girls Division after an amazing 1-over-par 73. Here are her numbers for round one:

11 – number of pars during round one

6 – number of IJGT events played this season (not including the Major Championship at Kiawah Island)

4 – number currently ranked among the tour

3 – number of birdies during round one

 

Karl Vilips of Melbourne, Australia, is leading the Boys 14 & Under Division. Here are his round one numbers:

6 – number of first-place finishes this season

5 – number of strokes over par

2 – stroke lead in his division

1 – number of birdies during round one

 

For full results from round one of the Major Championship at Kiawah Island at Turtle Pointclick here.  

To view pairings for round two  of the Major Championship at Kiawah Island at the Ocean Course, click here.

The final round will be held at Kiawah’s Ocean Course, which has hosted events like the Ryder Cup in 1991 and PGA Championship in 2012. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Major Championship at Kiawah Island as the tournament continues.