Riva wins in playoff, Lees plays consistent to win the Girls Division.




Hershey, P.A.– The International Junior Golf Tour stayed up in the Northeast this past weekend for the Northeast Tour Championship at Hershey CC. This tournament had over 91 players in the field. The participants competed for AJGA Stars, National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.


In the Girls Division, Kaitlyn Lees kept the first place lead. Lees, of Bryn Mawr, P.A., played very consistent this weekend shooting 81, 81, for a total of 162. Right behind Lees was Samantha Fritzinger. Fritzinger, of Allentown, P.A., also had a consistent weekend shooting 82,82 for a total of 164. Rounding out the Girls Division was Katie James, shooting a total of 166.


“I didn’t have my best game this weekend, I just tried to keep it together. The course here at Hershey is wonderful. A lot of my success came from my favorite club; my driver. I can always depend on it,” commented Lees.

 Kaitlyn Lees


In the Boys 14 and Under Division there were 11 players that competed. Taking the championship was Garrett Engle. Engle, from Harrisburg, P.A., had three birdies this weekend and came from behind to take the title. Engle shot a total of 159. Alex Gu and Brice Delaney tied in the Boys 14 and Under Division carding a total of 162.



“I played ok. I played much better on the back and had some clutch putts. The conditions were very tough. They had undulating greens and the wind was hard to play in,” said Engle.

Garrett Engle



In the Boys 15-19 Division, Richard Riva III finally prevailed after winning the playoff. Riva, of Lancaster, P.A., shot a total of 154, was tied for first after round one, and had to go up against Ben Pochet to claim the title. Ben Pochet, of Royersford, P.A., also shot a total of 154 but lost in the one-hole playoff when Riva made a par on the 10th hole. Wills Montgomery and Thomas McAuliffe tied for third place each shooting a total of 155.


“Conditions were tough this weekend. The winds were swirling which made it difficult. I had a new putter in the bag this week and it made a huge difference. It was my best club and I made a lot of putts,” remarked Riva. *Richard just committed to St. Joes in Philly

Richard Riva III




Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the low final round, presented by Clazic Belts. At the Northeast Tour Championship at Hershey 4 belts were given out,

Palmer Jackson- 74

Kaitlyn Lees-81

Taylor Miano-81

Samantha Yao-81



The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 at the Orlando Open at Orange County National. They will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.


Final Results of the IJGT Northeast Tour Championship conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on May 7-8, 2016.

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,671 yards Par 71 (73.5/136/130). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,088 yards, Par 71 (70.4/132/125). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,831 yards, Par 71 (74.8/130).




Saturday and low 50’s and overcast.

Sunday was High 60’s and sunny with 20-25 mph winds



International Junior Golf Tour

Northeast Tour Championship at Hershey CC

Hershey, PA

May 7-8, 2016



Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,671 yards, Par 71


1. x-Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *75-79–154

2. Ben Pochet, Royersford, PA *79-75–154

3. Wills Montgomery, Exton, PA *77-78–155

3. Thomas McAuliffe, Reisterstown, MD *75-80–155

5. Palmer Jackson, Murrysville, PA *82-74–156

5. Chase Goff, Annapolis, MD *77-79–156

7. Tyler Caballero, Timonium, MD *78-79–157

8. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *81-77–158

8. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *81-77–158

8. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *77-81–158

8. Kohltin Bartlow, Montgomery, PA *79-79–158

8. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *77-81–158

13. Hayden Rousselle, Doylestown, PA *80-79–159

13. Jack Boulger, Walpole, MA *77-82–159

15. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD *80-80–160

15. Jacob Macinanti, Lancaster, PA *79-81–160

17. Patrick Sheehan, Doylestown, PA *83-78–161

17. Carter Nunez, South Orange, NJ *82-79–161

17. Phil James, Blue Bell, PA *82-79–161

17. Matthew Bricker, York, PA *80-81–161

21. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *84-78–162

21. Trent Geritz, Towson, MD *81-81–162

23. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *77-86–163

23. Cory Haldeman, Center Valley, PA *79-84–163

25. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *81-83–164

25. Matthew Kreider, Ephrata, PA *79-85–164

25. Alec Ryden, Moorestown, NJ *80-84–164

25. Trip Smith, Phoenix, MD *79-85–164

29. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *82-83–165

29. Mac Webster, Baltimore, MD *83-82–165

29. Drew Nicholas, Owings Mills, MD *81-84–165

29. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *81-84–165

29. Jordan Bessalel, Bethesda, MD *79-86–165

34. Andrew Forjan, York, PA *85-81–166

34. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *85-81–166

34. Matt Graeff, Blue Bell, PA *83-83–166

34. Austin Steckler, Glen Arm, MD *83-83–166

34. Rourke Dillon, West Chester, PA *81-85–166

39. Ryan Tall, Collegeville, PA *87-80–167

39. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *84-83–167

39. Caleb Ryan, Norristown, PA *81-86–167

39. Dylan Rotter, Potomac, MD *79-88–167

43. Thomas Bird, Lititz, PA *85-83–168

43. Ward McHenry, Spring City, PA *85-83–168

43. Trey Kuntz, Lancaster, PA *83-85–168

46. Nick Wert, Bryn Mawr, PA *87-82–169

46. Andrew Friend, Pittsburgh, PA *86-83–169

46. David Colleran, Radnor, PA *81-88–169

46. Jake Roach, East Aurora, NY *79-90–169

50. Colin McQueen, Hellertown, PA *81-89–170

51. Richard Buonocore, Newtown Square, PA *87-84–171

51. Sam Walker, Radnor, PA *85-86–171

51. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *83-88–171

51. CJ Augustin, West Harrison, NY *81-90–171

55. Matthew Becker, Doylestown, PA *88-85–173

55. Noah Schwartz, Cherry Hill, NJ *86-87–173

55. Mac Costin, Bryn Mawr, PA *85-88–173

58. Joseph Gaulin, Crownsville, Md *86-88–174

59. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *90-91–181

60. Jack McKnight, Bryn Mawr, PA *87-98–185

61. Charles Blount, Baltimore, MD *93-95–188

62. Liam Bourke, Chatham, NJ *96-93–189

63. James Bagdonas, Scotch Plains, NJ *98-92–190

63. Aidan Denning, Bronxville, NY *96-94–190

65. Jack Murphy, Garden City, NY *98-96–194




DQ. Andrew Tjahjadi, Pennsburg, PA *93 DQ (Rule 6-3a)




Girls Division – White Tees, 5,831 yards, Par 71


1. Kaitlyn Lees, Bryn Mawr, PA *81-81–162

2. Samantha Fritzinger, Allentown, PA *82-82–164

3. Katie James, Pittsburgh, PA *82-84–166

4. Taylor Miano, Dobbs Ferry, NY *89-81–170

4. Kendel Abrams, New Freedom, Pennsylvania*84-86–170

6. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *84-87–171

7. Alice Hodge, Larchmont, NY *87-85–172

8. Eunice Kim, Edgewater, NJ *89-84–173

9. Jessica Meyers, Wexford, PA *95-80–175

10. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA *95-81–176

11. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *88-89–177

12. Alexandra Muracca, Pittsburgh, PA *90-94–184

13. Gracie Stillman, Lancaster, PA *94-91–185

14. Olivia Raihl, Wernersville, PA *94-102–196

15. Amanda Steier, Greencastle, PA *105-92–197


Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,088 yards, Par 71


1. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *79-80–159

2. Alex Gu, Darien, CT *77-85–162

2. Brice Delaney, Pittsburgh, PA *81-81–162

4. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *82-85–167

5. Douglas Beney, Rye, NY *85-90–175

6. Justin Hand, Ellwood City, PA *90-86–176

7. Martin Cryan, Forty Fort, PA *89-88–177

8. Aidan Oehrle, Pittsburgh, PA *99-88–187

9. Zach Locke, Horseheads, NY *96-94–190

10. Alex Burnett, Owings Mills, MD *97-108–205

11. Ben Galko, Roaring Brook Twp, PA *105-101–206