Notes from Day 1 of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions


Grand CypressORLANDO, Fla.
 – First round play at the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions completed in the early afternoon on Saturday May 25. Grand Cypress Golf Club  provided the stage with their New Course and East and North Course combo for juniors to show their talents on IJGT’s grandest stage.

Temperatures during play touched into the mid-80s with high humidity. As the day went on, the wind began blowing harder which made playing conditions difficult.

Boys’ Round of the Day

Davis Shore of Knoxville, Tenn., took the lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division with an impressive 3-under-par 69. Shore began his round on the back nine where he played steady, opening with three pars then finally notching a birdie on the par-4 13th. He birdied the 18th hole, his 9th, to shoot an opening nine of 1-under-par 35. Shore came out firing on his second nine, making three birdies of his first five holes. Shore made a bogey on the tough par-3 seventh to shoot a 2-under-par 34.

Davis Shore by the Numbers

  • 5 – Birdies
  • 11 – Pars
  • 69 – Lowest round of the day in any division
  • 2017 – Graduating year

Girls’ Round of the Day

Isabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pa., and Moyu Sasaki of Tokyo, Japan, share the Girls Division round of the day with opening round even-par 72s. DiLisio and Sasaki combined to make seven birdies and 22 pars throughout their round. DiLisio played the back nine in a bogey free 1-under-par 35. Sasaki took advantage of the front nine by birdieing three holes.

Isabella Dilisio by the Numbers

  • 3 – Birdies
  • 12 – Pars
  • 72 – Low Girls round
  • 2015 – Graduating year

Moyu Sasaki by the Numbers

  • 4 – Birdies
  • 10 – Pars
  • 72 – Low Girls round
  • 2013 – Graduating year

 

About the IJGT

 

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

 

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444