Bradbeer wins IJGT title with final-round 71
Perine wins Girls Division in dominant fashion
AVONDALE, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued its summer tournament schedule in Avondale, Pa., on July 28-29, 2015, with the Summer Series at Hartefeld National. Weather conditions were ideal for scoring on the challenging Tom Fazio design. Junior golfers ages 10-18 years old and representing 6 different states competed for IJGT Merit Points along with National Rankings.
J.B. Bradbeer of Rosemont, Pa., ended his IJGT career in style collecting a come-from-behind victory in the Boys 15-19 Division. On the first day, Bradbeer got off to a slow start shooting 40 on his front nine. He was able to turn things around for good making nine straight pars to finish with a 4-over 76 leaving him in a tie for second place going into the final round.
Things started off just how they finished the day before with Bradbeer playing his first six holes in 2-under. He would make the turn at even-par 36 to take the lead. Bradbeer had to keep his foot on the pedal though, as first-round leader Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., caught fire on the back nine shooting a 2-under 34. Bradbeer was able to hold off Riva, due in part to an eagle that Bradbeer made on hole No. 13. This was the decisive moment of the tournament that gave Bradbeer the momentum to finish with a 1-under 71, and earn a one-stroke victory over Riva.
“I hit driver, 2-iron and made the 30 foot putt for eagle. It was at that point where I knew I had a chance to win,” said Bradbeer
Bradbeer’s round of 71 was the lowest score of the tournament and also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the boy and girl who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.
Riva earned second place with a tournament total of 148, while Cole Berger of Malvern, Pa., placed third with a total score of 150.
In the Girls Division, Sarah Perine of Staten Island, N.Y., put together two solid rounds on a difficult golf course to earn the title. She finished the event with a tournament total of 159 to collect her first IJGT title. Perine made 12 pars in her opening round of 79. She added 10 more pars during the final round and avoided any large numbers that would have put her lead in jeopardy. Perine was very consistent over the course of the tournament making nothing worse than a double bogey. She also made eight pars in a row at one point during the tournament.
“I loved the course. You had to hit it straight to play well here,” commented Perine.
Perine’s final-round score of 80 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.
Kelli Anderson of Staten Island, N.Y., finished in second place with a tournament total of 189. Georgia Naples of West Chester, Pa., took home the third place trophy after finishing with a total score of 192.
Andrew Wallace of Narberth, Pa., won the Boys 14 & Under Division with a tournament total of 157. Wallace played solid golf all tournament making five birdies in total. He built himself a good lead after the first round, but Wallace knew he would need his A-game in the final round to win the tournament. He definitely had it as he got off to a blazing start making two birdies in his front nine to make the turn at 1-over 37. From there Wallace never looked back and was able to finish with a 77 to earn the title.
“I made a bunch of double bogeys yesterday and I wanted to come out today and eliminate those holes,” said Wallace.
Andrew Curran of Media, Pa., finished in second place with a tournament total of 161 including a 2-over 74 in the final round, which was the lowest score in all of the Boys 14 & Under Division during the event. Matt Barkann of Newtown Square, Pa., finished in third place with a tournament total of 166.
The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on August 18-19, 2015, at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va. The tournament will feature national rankings as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.
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 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.
AVONDALE, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Hartefeld National conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 29, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,662 yards, Par 72 (72.9/140), Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,101 yards, Par 72 (70.3/135). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,825 yards, Par 72 (74.5/136
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Hartefeld National
July 28-29, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,662 yards, Par 72
1. J.B. Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *76-71–147
2. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *74-74–148
3. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *76-74–150
4. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *77-76–153
5. Jordy Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *82-74–156
5. Henry Brock, Wilmington, DE *78-78–156
5. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-80–156
8. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *77-80–157
9. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *86-73–159
10. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *80-82–162
10. Patrick McCall, Elizabeth, PA *80-82–162
12. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *83-81–164
12. Luke Sliwowski, Sewell, NJ *83-81–164
12. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY *81-83–164
12. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *80-84–164
16. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *88-77–165
16. Peter Civitella, Wayne, PA *79-86–165
18. Ben Gaver, Chadds Ford, PA *85-81–166
19. David Wang, Columbus, OH *85-82–167
20. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *83-85–168
20. Ryan McHugh, Yorklyn, DE *81-87–168
22. Michael Reed-Price, Dresher, PA *82-87–169
23. Walker Kirk, Lancaster, PA *86-84–170
24. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *93-86–179
DID NOT FINISH
Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *81-WD
Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 6,101 yards, Par 72
1. Andrew Wallace, Narberth, PA *80-77–157
2. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *87-74–161
3. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *78-88–166
4. Max Mezrow, Gladwyne, PA *100-100–200
Girls Division, White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72
1. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *79-80–159
2. Kelli Andersen, Staten Island, NY *92-97–189
3. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *96-96–192
4. Cecelia Neally, Corning, NY *107-95–202