Photos of the Week – May 4-5, 2013



Northeast Tour

Ben Brason

Ben Brason tees off another gem while competing in last weekend’s AB Golf Designs Junior at Ravenwood Golf Club. Brason, competing in his third International Junior Golf Tour Event, is shown here in this week’s Photo of the Week. Ravenwood Golf Club served as the host of what turned out to be a beautiful weekend in Victor, N.Y. Brason, a native of East Aurora, N.Y., showed considerable improvement across the two day competition. After carding a first round 89, Brason completed the final round at 86 – a three-stroke improvement that is a direct result of Brason’s improved course management from Saturday to Sunday. Congratulations to Brason on his performance at the AB Golf Designs Junior and for being this week’s Photo of the Week!


West Coast Tour

Presley Mackelburg

Presley Mackelburg of Reno, Nev., pictured here in this week’s Photo of the Week, tees off in front of a majestic panorama of downtown Reno, Nev. Over the weekend at the IJGT Reno Junior, Mackelburg competed in the Boys 14 Under Division, and played a solid weekend of golf on the intimidating Legend Course at ArrowCreek Country Club.  Saturday scores were high for most of the field, but Mackleberg managed to card an 83 on the first day and 85 on Sunday. His scores earned him second place at the Reno Junior over the weekend, and highlighting the round is a fantastic birdie made on the difficult fourth hole on the Legend Course. Mackleberg, shown here in his final-round outfit, is also known amongst his group of friends as “Little Fowler” – a reference to IJGT alum and current PGA TOUR player Rickie Fowler.


Southeast Tour

Isidora Quevedo

Isidora Quevedo of Santiago, Chile, is pictured here in this week’s Photo of the Week after collecting a total of 13 points in likes and comments. Quevedo is shown here after the Awards Ceremony at the AHEAD Open at Bear Creek. After carding back-to-back scores of 79, Quevedo  took home the third-place award for the weekend that saw its share of soggy course conditions. Despite the ugly weather conditions, Quevedo managed to make five birdies over the weekend while also keeping a close rein on careless mistakes.  The IJGT enjoys having Quevedo as a regular player on the Tour, and looks forward to seeing her play again soon.


Be sure to check out Facebook next week as you will select Photo of the Week for the Orlando Junior at Falcon’s Fire and the IJGT Major Championship presented by the IJGA!

AHEAD named tournament title sponsor for Bear Creek


HILTON HEAD ISLAND S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce AHEAD Headwear as the tournament title sponsor for the event at Bear Creek Golf Club.  The AHEAD Open at Bear Creek will take place May 4-5, 2013. Designed by Rees Jones, Bear Creek will challenge juniors with its narrow fairways and newly renovated greens.

AHEADFounded in 1995, AHEAD focuses on specialized high-quality graphics on headwear, apparel and accessories. AHEAD was founded by Mr. Ken Schwartz and is based out of New Bedford, Mass.  Prior to AHEAD’s founding, the golf industry was lacking a dominant brand in the headwear business. AHEAD has been successful in becoming a leading hat brand for golfers. Numerous professional golfers wear AHEAD products including: Luke Donald, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Aaron Baddeley, Ryan Palmer, Tim Clark and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer also wear AHEAD Headwear.

AHEAD supplies hats to IJGT participants at many events during the season. At the AHEAD Open at Bear Creek, all participants will receive a specially designed hat as a result of this unique sponsorship.



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 60 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 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit or call (843) 785-2444.