The IJGT will host the #MajorChampionship at Bulle Rock presented by the First Tee of Baltimore on April 26-27, 2014. This two-day 36 hole event gives junior golfers the chance to compete for DOUBLE IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings. Additionally, the champion for each division will earn an invitation to the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. Matt Cuccaro, the Director of Mental Training, will be giving presentation on: Environment Matters: A Parent’s Guide to Maximizing Success.
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Located in Harve de Grace, Bulle Rock is known as the region’s best player’s course and also the top ranking golf course in the state of Maryland. The name “Bulle Rock” comes from the first thoroughbred racehorse brought to America. With a number of different awards, Bulle Rock is known for it’s breathtaking views, excellent conditions, challenging greens, and wonderful design by Pete Dye. It has been ranked in the Nations Top 50 Golf Courses by Zagat Readers. Other awards include a No. 59 rank on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2011-2012” and a No. 26 rank on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in 2011”. This IJGT North East Tour stop will be one to remember.
The Major Championship always brings out a strong field of competitors. In the Boys 15-19 Division, James Nicholas of Scarsdale, N.Y., will be a player to watch during this event. Nicholas is coming off back-to-back first place finishes in his last two IJGT events. He took first place at the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate CC, his first IJGT event of the season. He followed that up with another first place finish in the Major Championship at Hartefeld National. Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., will be seeking his first IJGT championship at Bulle Rock. Egloff has finished within the top-3 for every event he has played in this season. His most recent being a third place finish at the Capitol Challenge at Westfields. Other Players like Gus Minkin of York, Pa., and Connor Daly of Bronxville, N.Y., round out the players to watch list in the Boys 15-19 Division.
In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., hopes to take first at Bulle Rock once again. In the 2011-2012 season, Bookholdt took first place at Bulle Rock, after winning in a playoff versus Scarsdale, N.Y. native Allesandra Ricigliano. Ricigliano will also be returning to Bulle Rock in an attempt to earn redemption versus Bulle Rock and Bookholdt. This rematch should be exciting to watch. Other players to watch include Amanda Meyers of North Potomac, Md., and Allyssa Schiera of West Windsor, N.J.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, keep an eye out for Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa. Brown will be seeking his second Major Championship win this season at Bulle Rock. He won the Major Championship at Hartefeld National by a total of seven strokes. William Sheedy Washington, D.C., is another player to watch in this division. Sheedy has finished within the top-5 in every event played in this season, his best being a first place finish at the College Series at the University of Maryland. Danny Dougherty of Wilmington, Del. and Joe Parrini of York, Pa. round out the players to watch list at Bulle Rock in the Boys 14 & Under Division.
The Major Championships boast one of the strongest fields of the season. You do not want to miss this event at Bulle Rock, sign up now to secure your spot in the field!
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