Port Royal Golf Club to Host IJGT Family Weekend

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — On March 2-3 the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will return to the beautiful Barony Golf Course at Port Royal Golf Club  to host the IJGT Family Weekend Tournament . The fun filled weekend starts on Friday with a shotgun-start scramble-format practice round for players and family members. Friday night ends in memorable fashion with a cook-out for all participants.

Port Royal Golf ClubThe Barony Course at Port Royal was designed by George W. Cobb in the early 1960’s and was one of the first courses on Hilton Head Island. From the tee box, many of the holes appear to be relatively open, but upon approaching the newly resurfaced bermuda greens, the real challenge becomes clear. The greens are generous and protected by thick rough and unforgiving bunkers. Golfers will need to put a premium on ball-striking this week, as accuracy is paramount.

All junior golfers competing this weekend will compete for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points. All three divisions will feature elite junior golfers ages 10-19 from around the world which should provide heightened competition and an entertaining weekend of junior golf.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, keep an eye out for title favorite Aaron Terrazas  of Veracruz, Mexico.Terrazas will looking for his fifth division title of the season, and with seven consecutive top 10 finishes, he will be a player to watch all weekend long.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Taisuke Ono  of Tokyo, Japan will be looking to get his first IJGT Event victory. Ono has multiple top three finishes under his belt already, but is continuing to strive towards his first outright victory of the season.

Spectators should watch out for Bria’ Sanders  of Cordova, Tenn. in the Girls Division. Returning to Port Royal for the first time since her top 10 finish last October, Sanders is sure to be the player to watch.

To sign up for this event or to receive more information, please call (843) 785-2444.



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, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear, morodZ, PURE Grips, Sundog eyewear and International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com  or call (843) 785-2444.