PARRIS ISLAND, SC: After two days of competition at The Legends Golf Course at Parris Island, Will Parker, Kotara Murata and Jack Tucker were tied at 2-under-par. On the second hole of sudden death play-off between the tree, Parker made a birdie putt to win the tournament. Murata made par to clinch second place, and Tucker took third in the Boys Division.
Over the two days at Parris Island, Parker beat the course and the conditions he was facing. He came in as the clubhouse leader after Round 1, shooting a nice little 4-under-par 68 to lead by two strokes. By the time the final group of boys came in it was all tied up and the entire field came out to watch the three battle it out in extra holes.
Check out Will Parker’s interview after Round 1:
In the Girls Division, Fabienne van Kleef (Starnberg, Germany) took home the championship after shooting 73-78-151. In a tight leaderboard situation, Ying-Ting Hsieh took second place shooting a two-day total of 152, followed by Haruka Shintani who shot a two-day total of 153. van Kleef made her first IJGT appearance at Parris Island this weekend, and is one of our younger players, a member of the graduating class of 2020.
This was Fabienne’s first event on the International Junior Golf Tour and she truly shined throughout the event. After she shot a one-over-par score of 73 in Round 1, she came off the course just glowing from having so much fun on the course. In her speech she gave after winning, she thanked not only her coaches and all the usual people winners thank, but also the girls she played with reiterating how much fun she had.
Through this event, 5 players from each of the Faldo Series’ U16 and U18 Divisions in both Boys and Girls qualified for the Faldo Series US Grand Final that will be held November 23-25 at Bella Collina in Monteverde, FL. Click here for more information on the event.
Golfers born in 1999 or later wishing to enter a 2017 Faldo Series North American event, visit here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have one more qualifying championship, The Faldo Series New Jersey Championship, October 28-29 at The Architects in Lopatcong, NJ. Click here to register now.
For more information on the IJGT Faldo Series North America Series, please visit www.ijgt.com/faldoseries.
The IJGT will host the Central Florida Classic at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista next weekend, October 7-8. Players wishing to register can do so before this Wednesday at 5:00 PM EST by clicking here. Through this event, the winners from each of the Boys and Girls Divisions will qualify for the US Grand Final at Bella Collina.