Go holds on for two rounds for a victory
Webster captures a commanding victory
RALEIGH, N.C. – The IJGT held its second event of the Southeast this weekend. Hosted at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, the IJGT College Series at NC State had both national rankings and IJGT merit points up for grabs. The two-day 36-hole tournament featured 36 juniors, ranging from 10 years of age to 19 years of age.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, came in first in a tight race to the finish. Going into round two, Go was tied for first place with Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va., with a recorded score of even-par. Go’s strong start on the front nine was the key factor to maintaining the lead, adding cushion for one late double-bogey. He recorded par or better on his first 11 holes en route to a final-round score of 3-under-par 69 to capture the title.
Second place went to Xue Wen Luo of Haikou, China, who finished with a 76-69 – 145 overall score. Rounding out the top three was Print Yusabai of Pattaya, Thailand, finishing with a score of 73-73 – 146 overall.
The winner of the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, went to Go, Luo, and Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., who all finished round two with a low score of 3-under-par 69. The Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award is awarded to the player(s) who shoot the lowest score during the final round.
In his first IJGT event of the season, Mac Webster of Baltimore, Md., took first place in the Boys 14 & Under Division with scores of 78-72 – 150. Webster took a commanding lead during round one and continued to lead the entire tournament.
In discussing his victory, Webster stated “I tried to make more pars and birdies. I wanted to minimize the mistakes I made in round one.”
The Girls Division would be decided by a playoff round between Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., and Cake Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Phuchanbanchob, who finished round one five back from front-runner Whaley with a score of 77, started the second round of the tournament strong. She recorded par or better on her first 15 holes playing them in 6-under-par. Whaley, who led coming out of round one, maintained the surge from Phuchanbanchob, and finished strong to even up the scores after hole No. 18. Both juniors finished the tournament with an overall score of 147 forcing a sudden-victory playoff.
The playoff round was played on hole No. 1 with Whaley winning with a birdie securing her first-place finish. Her scores for the tournament were 72-75 – 147 overall. Phuchanbanchob took second shooting 77-70 – 147 overall. Her second round low score of 2-under-par 70 won her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.
When asked about her playoff win, Whaley stated “I felt pretty good. My strategy was to stay calm and take it one shot at a time.”
Warissara Puangcharoen of Chonburi, Thailand, rounded out the Girls Division in third with a score of 75-78 – 153 overall.
The IJGT’s next Southeast event will continue on to Oldfield Golf Course in Okatie, S.C., September 27-28, 2014.To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.
About the IJGT
The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Bagboy, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.
Raleigh, N.C. – Final round results of the IJGT College Series conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 21, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,893 yards, Par 72 (72.8/138). Boys 14 & Under Divison: Red Tees – 6,248 yards, Par 72 (69.6/130). Girls Division: Wolfpack Tees – 5,880 yards, Par 72 (73.5/138)
Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 80s, winds 7-10 mph
Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 80s, winds 5-7 mph
International Junior Golf Tour
College Series at NC State
September 20-21, 2014
Boys 15-19 Division – 6,893 yards (Black Tees), Par 72
1. Shiso Go, Kanagawa, Japan *72-69–141
2. Xue Wen Luo, Haikou, China *76-69–145
3. Print Yusabai, Pattaya, Thailand *73-73–146
4. Trey Wren, Suffolk, VA *72-76–148
5. Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin, Bangkok, Thailand *79-70–149
6. Kanata Irei, Okinawa-shi, Japan *79-72–151
6. Karan Arjun, Bangalore, India *78-73–151
8. Cameron Clair, Bluffton, SC *77-75–152
9. Kanoon Bunthanawong, Chonburi, Thailand *75-78–153
10. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *85-69–154
11. Jason Stokes, St. Brelade, Jersey *79-78–157
12. John Gooden, Myrtle Beach, SC *83-75–158
12. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *83-75–158
12. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *81-77–158
15. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *80-80–160
15. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *82-42–124
17. Bruce Kozel, Annapolis, MD *80-81–161
18. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *84-79–163
18. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *80-83–163
18. Colson Herrin, Augusta, GA *80-83–163
21. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Hilton Head, SC *84-81–165
22. Prince Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *84-84–168
23. Karan Bhasin, Mishref, Kuwait *92-81–173
24. Jeremy McRorie, Portage la Prairie, MB *86-91–177
25. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan *105-103–208
DID NOT FINISH
Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *82-JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division – 6,248 yards (Red Tees), Par 72
1. Mac Webster, Baltimore, MD *78-72–150
2. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *83-82–165
3. Dazhuang Li, Bluffton, SC *114-107–221
Girls Division – 5,880 yards (Wolfpack Tees), Par 72
1. Kelly Whaley, Farmington, CT *72-75—147
2. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *77-70–147
3. Warissara Puangcharoen, Chonburi, Thailand *75-78–153
4. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *82-82–164
4. Gabriela Teran, Managua, Nicaragua *86-78–164
6. Ammy Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *98-98–196
DID NOT FINISH
Bunyaporn Zeng, Bangkok, Thailand *JWD