IJGT ELITE earn 15 top-10 NCAA finishes

 

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IJGT ELITE News

March 4-10, 2015

As the temperature rises, so does the number of collegiate golf competitions held each week. Over the past week, IJGT alums competed in tournaments across the country. The following IJGT ELITE recorded top-10 finishes in NCAA tournaments last week:

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate — Hilton Head Island, SC — March 6-8, 2015

Gurbani Singh (Duke), who tied for fifth in the 2011 IJGT Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, carded a 4-over 217 tournament total to tie for seventh and help lead her team to victory. The Blue Devils finished with a 6-over 858 to defeat second-place finishers Louisiana State and Southern California by nine strokes.

Fellow IJGT alum Kyung Kim (Southern California) also tied for seventh. She made par on the entire front nine in round two.

Tiger Invitational — Opelika, AL — March 8-10, 2015

Ben Schlottman (Auburn), who has two first-place finishes on the IJGT, tied for third with a 6-under 210 tournament total.

Colleton River Collegiate — Bluffton, SC — March 9-10, 2015

John Jackopsic (Boston College) earned co-medalist honors tying for first with a 2-under 214 tournament total. He carded a 4-under 68 in round two on the Nicklaus course.

Jack Smith (Tennessee), who won two IJGT championships, helped lead the Volunteers to the title landing in a tie for fourth with a 2-over 218. Smith carded a 4-under 68 in the first round on the Nicklaus course.

Jack Sparling (Miami OH) tied for ninth with a 5-over 221 tournament total.

TaylorMade Adidas Intercollegiate (Men) –Beaufort, SC — March 9-10, 2015

John Chaney (Wittenberg), who tied for fourth in the 2010 IJGT Tournament of Champions, finished fourth with an 8-over 224 tournament total.

TaylorMade Adidas Intercollegiate (Women) –Beaufort, SC — March 9-10, 2015

Liza Freed (Washington & Lee), who has two first-place finishes on the IJGT, finished third with a 14-over 158 tournament total.

Jane Hopkinson-Wood (Wittenberg), who competed on the IJGT for three seasons, tied for sixth with a 165 tournament total.

Bash at the Beach — North Myrtle Beach, SC — March 9-10, 2015

Poom Pattaropong (James Madison), who competed on the IJGT for three seasons, tied for eighth with a 3-under 210 tournament total.

UNF Collegiate — Jacksonville, FL — March 9-10, 2015

Megan Wilshire (North Florida), the 2011 Major Championship at Greenbrier champion, and Alessandra Liu (William & Mary), the 2011 IJGT Architects Club champion, tied for ninth with 9-over 225 tournament totals. Wilshire was extremely consistent shooting 75 in all three rounds.

Yuka Kajiki (Houston) finished eighth with an 8-over 224 tournament total.

Sacramento State Intercollegiate — Sacramento, CA — March 9-10, 2015

Mariano Rossi (Grand Canyon), a fourth-place finisher in the 2011 IJGT Major Championship at World Golf Village, finished sixth with a 1-over 217 tournament total. He carded a 4-under 68 in the third round.

St. Edward’s Invitational — Austin, TX — March 9-10, 2015

Paul Drinkwater (St. Edward’s), a third-place finisher in the 2009 IJGT event at Port Royal Golf Club, tied for sixth with a 2-under 138 tournament total.

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