The IJGT hosted the Island Challenge at the Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Island, S.C. on January 18-19, 2014. The field featured new faces but it was tenured player Nicholas Russell of Hilton Head Island, S.C., of the Boys 15-19 Division finishing first. Having played in numerous countries of the world, Russell has been exposed to varying weather conditions which gave him an advantage in the cold and windy weather during the tournament.
This week’s Photo of the Week features Russell, the first-place finisher.
The first-place win at the Island Challenge, his first tournament of the 2014 year, was a notable improvement from his final tournament of 2013 where he tied for 9th at the IJGA Invitational. Russell looks to continue to advance his performance as he heads to the Carolina Classic at Colleton River Plantation, the site of the 2015 US Junior Amateur, on January 25-26, 2014.
The Photo of the Week is decided by our fans and followers so don’t forget – your feedback counts! In the week following a tournament, keep an eye on the IJGT Facebook page for photos from the Event. Each photo will received 1 point for a ‘Like’, 2 points for a ‘Comment’ and 3 points for ‘Shares’ so let us know what you think!