IJGT ELITE News
March 10-17, 2015
Members of the IJGT ELITE competed in tournaments across the country over the past week. Three IJGT alums–Karen Chung, Kyung Kim and Annie Park–who are now members of the University of Southern California’s women’s golf team, helped lead the Trojans to victory in the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. Chung made par or better on every hole in round one on her way to a 5-under 67. Meanwhile, in Primm, Nev., Carl Jonson carded a 15-under 201 in the Jackrabbit Invitational, good for third place. And, in Southport, N.C., Matt Barto came out of the gate hot winning his first tournament of the spring season, the St. James Plantation Invite. Below are some highlights from the IJGT ELITE’s performances this past week:
Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters — Las Vegas, NV — March 9-11, 2015
Beau Hossler (Texas) tied for second with a 9-under 207 tournament total. He carded 4-under 68s in the second and third rounds.
Chaminade Spring Tri Match — Wahiawa, HI — March 12, 2015
James Coon (Hawaii at Hilo) finished second with an even-par 144 tournament total to help lead his team to victory.
Coastal GA vs. Swarthmore — St. Simons Island, GA — March 12, 2015
Andrew Park (Swarthmore) finished sixth with an 8-over 152 tournament total.
Bandon Dunes Championship — Bandon, OR — March 13-14, 2015
David Kostyal II (UNCW) tied for third with a 3-under 141 tournament total.
St. James Plantation Invite — Southport, NC — March 13-14, 2015
Matt Barto (Gannon) won with a 5-over 149 tournament total. Shot the lowest score of the day on Saturday, a 1-under 71.
Ryan Fogel (West Chester) finished second with a 9-over 153 tournament total.
Kenneth Sames (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) tied third with a 10-over 154.
Conor Gilbert (Millersville) tied for third with a 10-over 154.
Joe Petrin (Le Moyne) tied for eighth with a 13-over 157.
Seminole Intercollegiate — Tallahassee, FL — March 13-15, 2015
Anthony Alex (Florida State) tied for fourth with a 9-under 207.
Derek Bard (Virginia) finished seventh with a 7-under 209.
Trey Rule (Mercer) tied for ninth with a 5-under 211.
Chris Petefish (Georgia Tech) tied for ninth with a 5-under 211.
University of Notre Dame Clover Cup — Mesa, AZ — March 13-15, 2015
Jordan Chael (Nebraska) tied for fifth with a 5-over 221 tournament total.
Cape Fear National Men’s Intercollegiate — Leland, NC — March 15-16, 2015
Matthew Yun (Nyack College) tied for second with a 3-over 219 tournament total. He carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 10-12 in round three.
Kieran Purcell (Delaware) tied for sixth with a 5-over 221 tournament total. He made par or better on the entire front nine in round two.
Talis Park Challenge — Naples, FL — March 15-16, 2015
Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) tied for 10th with a 2-under 211. He carded back-to-back birdies in all three rounds.
Sacramento State Invitational — Roseville, CA — March 16-17, 2015
Astha Madan (Sacramento State) tied for fourth with a 12-over 228 tournament total. She made par or better on holes No. 8 through 18 in round three.
Alexa Schendelman (Montana) tied for fourth with a 12-over 228 tournament total.
Jackrabbit Invitational (Women’s) — Primm, NV — March 16-17, 2015
Sydney MacDonald (South Dakota State) tied for seventh with a 3-over 219 tournament total. She made par or better on holes No. 1 through 15 in round one and carded back-to-back birdies twice in round two.
Jackrabbit Invitational (Men’s) — Primm, NV — March 16-17, 2015
Carl Jonson (UNLV) finished third with a 15-under 201 tournament total. He shot in the 60s in all three rounds including two 6-under 66s. Jonson finished round one with three consecutive birdies on holes No. 16 through 18. He made par or better on holes No. 8 through 18 in round two and holes No. 1 through 14 in round three.
Arizona Wildcat Invitational — Tucson, AZ — March 16-17, 2015
Karen Chung (Southern California) won with an 11-under 205 tournament total to lead the Trojans to victory. She made par or better on every hole in round one on her way to a 5-under 67 and carded back-to-back birdies in all three rounds.
Kyung Kim (Southern California) finished fourth with an 8-under 208. She made par or better one holes No. 1 through 11 in round two.
Annie Park (Southern California) tied for fifth with a 6-under 210. She made par or better on holes No. 1 through 10 in round two.
The IJGT would also like to wish the best of luck to the 10 IJGT alums competing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational beginning tomorrow: Webb Simpson, Daniel Summerhays, Zac Blair, Kevin Chappell, Morgan Hoffmann, Rickie Fowler, Scott Stallings, Hunter Mahan, Matt Every and Brandon Hagy!