The IJGT returned to a local favorite, Palmetto Hall to host the IJGT Island Open on the Arthur Hills Course. With the Northeast Tour’s team settled back in South Carolina for the duration of the fall season, the Southeast Tour experienced the first true fall weather conditions during round one of the event on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Temperatures dropped into the low 40s and winds picked up to create tough conditions for the juniors seeking IJGT merit points and national rankings. In review, the round one divisional leaders’ rounds, in numbers, are below.
Brett Krekorian of Andover, Mass., took the lead of the Boys 15-19 Division at the end of round one. His round in numbers:
75 – his 3-over-par round one score
12 – Krekorian’s longest par-or-better streak which included his entire back nine
2 – total birdies
1 – Krekorian is coming off a first place finish in the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters on October 18-19, 2014
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Arthur Draijer of Sandweiler, Luxemborg, leads. His round in numbers:
83 – his round one score
10 – total number of pars carded for round one
4 – Draijer leads the division by four strokes
Leading the Girls Division is Samantha Huang of Shenzhen, China. Her round in numbers:
79 – her round one score, five strokes ahead of the division
36 – Huang finished her round with an even-par 36 back nine score
3 – total birdies, the most for the division
1 – in her last appearance in the IJGT Island Open, Huang took first place
The final round at Palmetto Hall will take place tomorrow, November 2, 2014, with tee times beginning at 10:30 a.m. For full results from round one of the IJGT Island Open, click here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.