Notes from Day 2 of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions

ORLANDO, Fla. – Second-round play at the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions external_link.pngcompleted in the early afternoon on Sunday May 26. Grand Cypress Golf Club  external_link.png provided the stage with their New Course and East and North Course combo for juniors to show their talents on IJGT’s grandest stage.

The divisions switched courses today with the Boys 15-19 Division playing the New Course and the Girls Division and Boys 14 & Under Division playing the East/North Course. Temperatures were slightly cooler during second-round play with temperatures reaching into the low-80s with a slight breeze.

Girls’ Round of the Day

Thamonpat Siriko of Bangkok, Thailand, has vaulted herself into the Girls Division lead with her stellar 2-under-par 70 during Sunday’s second round. Siriko came out aggressive, carding three birdies on the front nine while adding another on the par-4 12th. The 10-foot birdie putt on No. 12 moved her to 4-under-par on the day and set herself up in great position. Back-to-back bogeys on the following two holes moved her back to 2-under-par where she was able to stay for the remainder of her round. Siriko leads the Girls Division by two strokes over Moyu Sasaki of Tokyo, Japan, with a number of other juniors within distance.

Thamonpat Siriko by the Numbers

  • 4 – Birdies in her second round
  • 27 – Pars in her 36 holes so far
  • 70 – Lowest Girls round of the day
  • 2014 – Graduating year

Boys’ Round of the Day

Three juniors shot 3-under-par 69s during the second round on Grand Cypress Golf Club’s New Course. Cedric Laverdure of Montreal, Canada, and Mark Benevento of Somers Point, N.J., were two players who shot 69, but their 82s during the opening round have put them 10 strokes behind the leader, Yuta Iso (141) of Nasushiobara-shi, Japan. The third player to shoot 69 was Shosei Inokawa of Atamishi, Japan, who moved to within four strokes of the lead after his opening round 76. Inokawa tore up the back nine on the New Course, recording five birdies on his way to a 32. He will now look for a similar round tomorrow to move up the leaderboard.

Shosei Inokawa by the Numbers

  • 6 – Birdies during the second round
  • 7 – Stroke improvement from his opening round to his second
  • 32 – Low back nine with 5 birdies
  • 69 – Low round of the day
  • 2015 – Graduating year