Summer Series at Rock Spring – Round one recap

In one of the two remaining Summer Series events, the IJGT traveled to Rock Spring Club in West Orange, N.J., for round one on August 12, 2014. Unfortunately, heavy rain and wet conditions presented its share of challenges to the field of juniors.  Nonetheless, the players did their best to stay dry and proceeded to post low scores. In review, each division’s leaders’ round in numbers is below.
Ezekiel Zhao of Annapolis, Md., and John Dantonio of Lancaster, N.Y., share the lead for the Boys 15-19 Division.  Their rounds by the numbers:
35- the lowest nine-hole score, 1-under-par, recorded by Zhao on the back nine
12- the number of holes both Dantonio and Zhao finished with par or better
5- number of combined birdies between Dantonio and Zhao
75- the round one score that has the pair in a tie
Coming off a victory at the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook, Spencer Weiner of Short Hills, N.J., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division.  His round in numbers:
76-  his first round score
11- the umber of holes Weiner finished par or better
2- total number of birdies in his first round
The Girls Division is currently lead by Summer Kitahara of Greenwich, Conn.  Her round by the numbers:
35- Kitahara recorded the lowest nine-hole score of the division
6 – her longest par or better streak, coming on holes No. 4-9
8- the number of strokes she leads by headed into the second round
Juniors will return to competition for the second and final round tomorrow, August 13, 2014, at 8 a.m. For full results from round one of the Summer Series at Rock Spring Club, click here. Be sure to following along with up-to-the-minute updates by following @IJGT on Twitter.