First round highlights from the Major Championship at La Costa

CARLSBAD, Calif. — The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the first round of the Major Championship at La Costa on Dec. 7, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. Taking place on the completely re-designed Legends Course at the phenomenal La Costa Resort & Spa, the first round featured a field of junior golfers who are eagerly competing for DOUBLE IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings in IJGT’s pen-ultimate West Coast Tour Event of 2013.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, J.T. Bloomer of Boise, Idaho, had a strong first round while shooting a 7-over-par 79 to lead his age group. Here is Bloomer’s round by the numbers:

J.T. Bloomer:

38 – score on the back-nine (2-over-par)

10 – number of pars (55.6% of his scores)

5 – stroke lead going into the final round

2 – this is his second IJGT Event of the season, after tying for second at the Pacific Coast Open at Half Moon Bay on Nov. 16-17.

1 – number of birdies

Mikee Ordona of Upland, Calif., leads the way in the Boys 14 & Under Division after shooting a first-round 90. Here is Ordona’s round by the numbers:

Mikee Ordona:

42 – score on the front-nine (6-over-par)

5 – stroke lead going into the final round

4 – number of pars (22.2% of his scores)

3 – this is his third IJGT Event of the season

1 – number of birdies

Madeleine Garay of La Jolla, Calif., is the leader of the Girls Division after a first-round score of 93. Here is her round by the numbers:

Madeleine Garay:

46 – score on the front-nine

6 – number of pars (33.3% of her scores)

+3 – score on the course’s four par-5s

1 – this is her first appearance with the IJGT

 

For complete results of the first round click here. Pairings for final-round action at the Major Championship at La Costa can be found here.