First-round highlights from the Sanctuary Shootout at Cat Island

BEAUFORT, S.C.The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) returned to the Sanctuary Golf Club in Beaufort, S.C., for the third time in as many seasons for the Sanctuary Shootout at Cat Island. A chilly morning topped with relentless winds made the first round a challenging one for the field of golfers, where no player was able to finish better than even-par.

The best round of the day came in the Girls Division, where Samantha Huang, of Shenzhen, China, was able to overcome early obstacles en route to a 1-over-par 72, good for a seven-stroke lead going into the final round on Sunday, Sept. 29. Here is Huang’s round by the numbers:

Samantha Huang by the numbers: 

36 – front- & back-nine scores

11 – number of pars

7 – stroke lead going into final round

3- number of birdies in the round

2 – place finish in Huang’s first event at the Aiken Junior Open at Woodside Plantation

-1 – score on the four par-3’s at Sanctuary Golf Club

In the Boys 15-19 Division, GeunTae Kimof SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea, leads the way with a first round score of 2-over-par 73. He currently sits just one stroke ahead of the pack, and is looking for his second win of the season after taking home the trophy at the IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National on Sept. 7-8. Here is Kim’s round by the numbers:

GeunTae Kim by the numbers: 

33 – back-nine score

10 – number of pars

5 – number of consecutive pars going into the turn

4 – number of birdies (all on the back-nine)

-1 – score on the four par-3’s and the three par-5’s

The Boys 14 & Under Division is headed by local Beaufort resident, Matthew Campbell, who is at 2-over-par 73 and seven strokes ahead in the division going into the final round. This is his first appearance this season, and he is hoping to capitalize on his strong first round performance on Sunday. Here is Campbell’s round by the numbers:

Matthew Campbell by the numbers:

35 – front-nine score (to lead entire field on first nine holes)

11 – number of pars

7 – stroke lead entering the last round

3 – number of birdies

-2 – score on the three par-5’s


Final results from the first round of the Sanctuary Shootout can be found here. Pairings for the final day of action are posted here.