Vance wins Boys 15-19 Division by four strokes
Halleron wins Boys 14 & Under Division by four strokes
The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Durham to host the Major Championship at Duke University on March 28-29, 2015. Despite cold temperatures and sporadic wind gusts, the players performed admirably during the two-day, 36-hole event. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions.
Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., led the Boys 15-19 Division by just a single stroke after round one, but carded a 4-over 76 in round two to win by four strokes. His 3-over 75 in round one gave him a tournament total of 151. He tied for ninth in last year’s IJGT tournament at Duke.
Vance started the second round off strong this year, making par on the first five holes. When asked what the highlight of the tournament was for him, he responded, “Today on [hole No.] 11 I hit driver, 4-iron to about a foot and tapped in for eagle, which was my best shot of the day.”
Vance was playing with a new driver, which turned out to be the best club in his bag. “I didn’t miss many fairways and hit the ball pretty long and straight,” he said.
Teddy Zinsner of Alexandria, Va., finished in second with a tournament total of 155. Mansfield, Ohio, native Kaleb Smith finished two strokes behind Zinsner with a tournament total of 157, good for third in the Boys 15-19 Division.
Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., built off his round one lead to win the Boys 14 & Under Division by four strokes. “I tried to hit all the same clubs off the tee and not change anything up since I played pretty well the first round,” Halleron said after his win.
Halleron carded back-to-back birdies on the par-3 eighth hole and the par-5 ninth hole in round one. He carded an eagle on the par-5 11th hole, which was the highlight of the tournament for him.
Fellow Timonium, Md., native Lou Baker finished second with a tournament total of 156. His second round 2-over 74 earned him 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 the event.
Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., rounded out the Boys 14 & Under Division with a tournament total of 164.
Linda Trockel of Berlin, Germany won the Girls Division. She led by four strokes after round one with a 4-over 76. She carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 6 through 8 in round two on the way to a 3-over 75 and a tournament total of 151.
Vienna, Va., native Shannon Brooks finished second with a 154 tournament total. She carded a 2-over 74 in round two to win the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls. Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., finished with a 159 tournament total, good for third in the Girls Division.
The IJGT will continue tournament play with the Arizona Open at Wigwam on April 3-4, 2015 and the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay on April 4-5, 2015. To sign up for these events, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.
Durham, NC – Final Results of the Major Championship at Duke University on March 28-29, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,938 yards Par 72 (72.8/136). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,278 yards, Par 72 (70.2/123). Girls Division: Green Tees – 5,882 yards, Par 72 (74.4/140).
International Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Duke University
March 28 – 29, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Gold Tees, 6,759 yards, Par 72
1. Kyle Vance, Audubon, PA *75-76–151
2. Teddy Zinsner, Alexandria, VA *76-79–155
3. Kaleb Smith, Mansfield, OH *80-77–157
4. James McHugh, Rye, NY *83-75–158
4. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *81-77–158
6. Jason Li, Cranberry Township, PA *80-81–161
7. Allen Smith, Durham, NC *86-76–162
7. Brent Rodgers, Cranberry Township, PA *81-81–162
9. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *78-85–163
10. Masashi Yano, Aichi, Japan *80-85–165
11. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *83-83–166
12. Bruce Kozel, Annapolis, MD *84-83–167
13. Will Lusk, Venetia, PA *83-87–170
14. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *88-83–171
14. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi, Japan *88-83–171
16. Nathan Parry, Chapel Hill, NC *94-81–175
17. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *94-83–177
17. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *87-90–177
19. Jordan Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *98-80–178
19. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *88-90–178
21. Matt Bettino, Bronxville, NY *87-92–179
22. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *98-85–183
23. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *96-88–184
24. Charlie Schneider, Lone Tree, CO *96-91–187
DID NOT FINISH
JWD. Carsen Sanchez, Bristol, VT *44-0–44
Boys 14 & Under Division, White Tees, 6,206, Par 72
1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *76-76–152
2. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD *82-74–156
3. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *82-82–164
4. Matthew Minerva Jr, Elmsford, NY *84-84–168
5. Jake Calamaro, Newtown Square, PA *87-90–177
6. Matt Epstein, Hopkinton, MA *95-84–179
7. Ayushman Jaiswal, Bangalore, India *91-92–183
8. Steven Walsh, Chantilly, VA *99-86–185
Girls Division- Green Tees, 5,882 yards, Par 72
1. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *76-75–151
2. Shannon Brooks, Vienna, VA *80-74–154
3. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *82-77–159
4. Sirena Walsh, Chantilly, VA *82-85–167
5. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *80-88–168
6. Emma Parson, Chapel Hill, NC *100-91–191
7. Stephanie Orrell, Ontario, Canada *106-95–201
8. Ally Steffen, Armonk, NY *106-102–208
9. Kelli Harpe, Nicholasville, KY *110-101–211
10. Martina Gerbelova, Bratislava, Slovakia *115-101–216