Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook – Round one recap

As the IJGT Summer Series makes its way back to the northeast, round one of the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook was held in Ringoes, N.J., on July 29, 2014. Presented by BlueGolf as the Featured Junior Tournament, the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook featured a full field of 53 talented junior golfers. With temperatures sitting comfortably in the upper 70s, the weather was ideal for the first 18 of 36 holes. At the conclusion of round one, we review each division’s leader’s round in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Michael Cook of Berwyn, Pa. His round in numbers:

7 – total number of birdies in the round, three of which were consecutive to finish his round on holes 16-18

6 – he leads the division by six strokes

4 – his round one score of 68 is 4-under-par

3 – the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook is the third IJGT event of Cook’s career

Ryan Pongrac leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

80 – his round one score after 18 holes

5 – his longest par or better streak which included two of his three birdies of the day

4 – Pongrac comes off four top-five finishes in the 2013-2014 IJGT season

2 – he leads the division by two strokes

In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt leads. Her round in numbers:

77 – her round one score, one stroke ahead of the competition

11 – total number of pars she recorded in round one

6 – Bookholdt boasts six top-10 finishes coming into the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook

1 – she carded one birdie on the par-4 No. 10

Juniors will return to competition for the second and final round tomorrow, July 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. For full results from round one of the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook, click here. Be sure to following along with up-to-the-minute updates by following @IJGT on Twitter.