The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) held the South Jersey Open at Blue Heron Pines in Cologne, N.J. on Oct. 12-13, where persistent wind and rain made for a challenging playing field for the junior golfers. Nonetheless, this week’s Photo of the Week contest was close, with the winning picture going to Christina Parsells of Bernardsville, N.J. Playing in her second season with the IJGT, Parsells placed fifth in the tournament with an 83-85–168 (+13), just two shots behind winner, Raphaella Kang. Parsells, coming off a recent win at the Major Championship at Crystal Springs in Hamburg, N.J. on Sept. 7-8, kept up her strong play en route to her second consecutive top five effort. We look forward to seeing her tenacity in upcoming events!
The IJGT’s Southeast Tour made its way down to the sunny Lecanto, Fla. for the Florida Junior Open at Black Diamond Ranch on Oct. 12-13, where this shot of Tyler Berdy has emerged as the winner of the Photo of the Week contest for the Southeast region. Berdy, from Riverside, Calif., placed 28th in the event, tallying a final 185 through two rounds. This was just the second IJGT Event for Berdy, who also competed in the IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National on Sept. 7-8. We look forward to seeing more in upcoming events this season!
West Coast Tour
The IJGT’s West Coast Tour made a pit-stop in the mountainous region of Erie, Colo., for the College Series at Colorado National Golf Club on Oct. 12-13. Dominating the Boys 14 & Under Division with his first-ever IJGT win was Zach Gomez, of Westminster, Colo., who is also the Photo of the Week winner for the West Coast region. Gomez shot a final 81-75–156, coming back from a three-stroke deficit in the first round to finish with a four-stroke win. The win came in Gomez’s first IJGT appearance, and we hope to see him back in action again soon!