IJGT Junior at Colleton River – Round one recap (Sept. 6, 2014)

With the fall series underway, the Southeast Tour returned to the IJGT favorite Colleton River Plantation Club to host the first round of the IJGT Junior on September 6, 2014. Colleton River Plantation Club, the official site for the 68th U.S. Junior Amateur coming in July 2015, is a challenging course with breath taking views at every hole. Juniors took the course looking to earn both national rankings and IJGT merit points. In review, below are the rounds, in numbers, of the divisional leaders.

A tight race in round one resulted in a shared lead of the Boys 15-19 Division. Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, and Shiso Go of Tokyo, Japan, lead, their rounds in numbers:

TENNOSHIN OGAWA:

70 – his 2-under par round one score

16 – Ogawa recorded par or better on the first 16 straight holes

4 – total birdies, three of which were back-to-back on No. 14 through 16.

3 – Ogawa is 3-under par on the first round’s par-4 holes

SHISO GO:

70 – Go also shares the lead with a 2-under 70

16 – matching Ogawa, Go carded par or better for 16 straight holes, two of which were birdies

3 – total number of birdies

2 – this is Go’s second IJGT event

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Dong Jin Park of Seoul, leads. His round in numbers:

82 – his round one score, three strokes ahead of the division

39 – his front-nine score of 3-over 39 kicked started his pursuit for the lead

2 – total number of birdies, coming on No. 3 and No. 9

1 – Park’s first IJGT event

Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India, leads the Girls Division, her round in numbers:

81 – her round one score

4 – Kedlaya tallied her longest streak of pars (four consecutive) on No. 13 through 16

1 – her performance included one birdie on the par-4 No. 10; this is also her first IJGT event

The final round of the IJGT Junior at Colleton River will take place tomorrow, September, 7, 2014, with tee times starting at 9 a.m. For full results from round one of the IJGT Juniorclick here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.