IJGT Oldfield Junior – Tour Preview

The IJGT will travel to Okatie, S.C., on April 11-12, 2015, to host the IJGT Oldfield Junior at Oldfield Country Club.

oldfield-2Situated along the banks of the Okatie River, the golf course at Oldfield plays through canopies of moss-draped live oaks, broad savannahs and soaring pines. It was the first Greg Norman design in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

Wildlife enthusiasts are sure to enjoy this course, which is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Be on the lookout for red foxes who live near the fourteenth hole. If you happen to play hole No. 16 at low tide, take a moment to look at the tide pools as they often contain a variety of coastal life including blue crabs, minnows, mullet, striped bass and flounder.

Yeji Ahn of Changwon-City, South Korea, and Melany Chong of Mississauga, Canada, will look to improve on their 10th and 12th place finishes, respectively, in the Girls Division of last year’s Oldfield Junior.

Christian Tupamahu of Manado, Indonesia, finished fourth in the Boys 14 & Under Division of last year’s Oldfield Junior and will aim to repeat his success in the Boys 15-19 Division this year. Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India, will look to improve on his fourth place finish in last year’s Oldfield Junior.

Nicholas Russell of Hilton Head Island, S.C., has already experienced some success at Oldfield. He won the Boys 14 & Under Division of the Lowcountry Junior at Oldfield two years ago and tied for fourth in the Boys 15-19 Division of the same event earlier this season.

Also keep an eye out for Jason Stokes of St. Brelade, Jersey, and Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va., who are both looking for their second IJGT victories of the season.

Be sure to follow the IJGT on Twitter (@IJGT) for updates throughout the tournament! You can check the leaderboard here on the IJGT website or by downloading the IJGT app on your phone or tablet.