The IJGT Southeast Tour traveled to Okatie, S.C., to host the IJGT Oldfield Junior at the Oldfield Club on April 11-12, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the Southeast Tour is proud to award IJGT Player of the Week honors to Kanata Irei of Okinawa-shi, Japan, and Meredith Langs of Hilton Head Island, S.C.
After carding a 5-over 77 in round one, Irei bounced back to record a 1-under 71 in round two. Irei used four birdies to finish under par in the second round. He earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior to card the lowest score in the final round of an event.
Irei found particular success on the four par-5s. He birdied the par-5 fourth, eighth and 11th holes in both rounds and made par on the par-5 18th in both rounds. After knocking six strokes off his round one score, Irei finished with a 148 tournament total to tie for fourth place in the Boys 15-19 Division of the IJGT Oldfield Junior.
Langs shaved an impressive eight strokes off her round one 83 to card a 4-over 75 in round two. She finished with a 158 tournament total, good for sixth place in the Girls Division. Langs made par or better on seven holes to finish with a 1-over 37 on the back nine in round two.
The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Farmington, Pa., to host the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin on April 11-12, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the Northeast Tour is pleased to award IJGT Player of the Week honors to Richard Riva of Lancaster, Pa., and Brooke Hilden of Venetia, Pa.
Riva made par or better on holes No. 9 through 17 in the first round on the Links course. This nine-hole bogey-free streak was tied for the longest in the Boys 15-19 Division. Riva finished in a tie for fourth in his division with a 154 tournament total.
Hilden’s 180 tournament total earned her second place in the Girls Division.
Congratulations to Irei, Langs, Riva and Hilden on earning IJGT Player of the Week honors!