Friend, Petrone earn IJGT Player of the Week honors (July 6, 2015)

The IJGT traveled to Ellwood, Pa., to host the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall GC at Olde Stonewall Golf Club on June 30-July 1, 2015. Juniors competed in wet conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Following the tournament, the IJGT is pleased to award Player of the Week honors to Andrew Friend and Bella Petrone both of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Friend bounced back from his first round of 83 to shooting a 5-over 75, improving his score by eight strokes.  He carded only pars and bogeys during his steady final round.  Friend had a great par streak as he came made the turn to his second nine making par on holes Nos. 8-12 to keep his round going.  By doing this he earned a three-way tie for sixth place.  He finished the tournament with a two-day total of 158 for the Boys 15-19 Division, even in the wet conditions.

Andrew Friend of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors

Andrew Friend of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors

In the Girls Division, Petrone rebounded from a first round of 92 to improving her second day score by 9 strokes, shooting an 83.  Pounding the ball far down the fairway, she was able have a fantastic par streak as she made par on holes Nos. 6-10.  This helped Petrone secure her second-place finish as she carded a total of 175 for the two-day tournament.

Bella Petrone of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors

Bella Petrone of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors