Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club – Final Results

The IJGT hosted its second event of the Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club in Greece N.Y. Weather in round one was warm with abundant sunshine and gusts of wind reaching 40 mph. The second round saw considerable cloud covering in the morning but the afternoon yielded plenty of sunshine with temperatures rising into the mid 80s.

10483112_10154368324725026_6561189008539393097_nIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Evan Gaesser of Kendall N.Y., won the division in impressive fashion. Gaesser started off well during round one, scoring 37 on the front nine which included a birdie on the long par-3 No. 7.  Gaesser finished his first round with a 5-over score of 77. Gaesser kicked off his second round by landing his approach shot within inches before tapping in for birdie on the par-4 first hole. Showing consistency throughout his round, the New York native had 11 pars and two birdies en route to a second-round score of 75.

There was a tie for second place between Ryan Kelly of Annapolis, Md., and Alec Miller of Pittsford, N.Y. Both juniors shot a two-day total of 156. Kelly and Miller battled throughout both rounds to finish within four strokes of Gaesser. Kelly found himself out in front of Miller by three strokes following round one but Miller shaved four strokes from his round-one score to regain his standing.

“I putted really well. my short game really saved me today,” said Gaesser.

The Boys 14 & Under Division was won by Dylan Plis of Camillus, N.Y., the first-ever IJGT victory for the junior. Consistency was the key of his game as he posted an identical score of 78 in both rounds. His first round was highlighted by two birdies in the first three holes. His front-nine even-par score of 36 was a tournament best for Plis. Round two featured 10 pars, including a streak of five on the back nine. Plis finished with scores of 78-78 —  156.

Saddy Sadokierski of Richmond Hill, Ontario, finished second with scores of 83-85 — 168 after tallying nine pars and a birdie to start out the tournament. Despite struggling with a few bogeys, Sadokierski bounced back with another nine pars in round two. Jack O’Donovan rounded out the top three with scores of 84-85 –169.

Plis said, “My mindset today was to shoot in the 70’s and keep the ball in front of me.”

image (4)The Girls Division was won by Sydney Shaw of Orchard Park, N.Y. Following numerous lead changes in the race for first, used three second-round birdies to gain the advantage. Tallying scores of 86-76 — 162, Shaw shaved a staggering 10 strokes from her round-one score en route to taking first.

Sarah Godfrey-Singleton of Depew, N.Y., finished in second place. Godfrey- Singleton added two birdies of her own in round two to secure second with scores of 83-85 — 165. Rounding out the top three for the Girls Division was Emily Connors with a two-day score of 175.

When asked, Shaw said, “I just wanted to play consistently and putt better than I did yesterday. I wanted to limit my three putts.”

The IJGT will continue with its Summer Series at Olde Stonewall in Ellwood City, Pa., on July 8-9, 2014. For more information, or to register, click here.

Greece N.Y. – Final results of the IJGT Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club completed July 2, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black tees- 6,634 yards par 72 (72.7/137). Girls Division: White tees- 5,976 yards par 72 (72.4/137). Boys 15-19 Division: Blue tees- 6,302 yards (72.4/137)

Weather: Overcast with temperatures in the mid 80s

Boys 15-19 Division (Black Tees) 6,634 yards, par 72

1. Evan Gaesser, Kendall, NY *77-75–152
2. Alec Miller, Pittsford, NY *80-76–156
2. Ryan Kelly, Annapolis, MD *77-79–156
4. Scott Chambers, Pittsford, NY *83-79–162
5. Grant Brongo, Spencerport, NY *81-82–163
6. James Pelcher, Baldwinsville, NY *88-76–164
7. Andy Bronstein, Pittsford, NY *82-83–165
8. Tyler Hockenberger, Rochester, NY *88-81–169
9. Noah Andriatch, Brockport, NY *87-83–170
10. Adam Sprenger, Perry, NY *93-80–173
10. David Lefebre, Rochester, NY *88-85–173
12. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *94-84–178
13. Stephen Hetterich, Rochester, NY *96-85–181
14. Hunter Burdick, Hilton, NY *95-90–185

Boys 14& Under Division (Blue Tees) 6,302 yards, par 72

1. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *78-78–156
2. Saddy Sadokierski, Richmond Hill, ON *83-85–168
3. Jack O’Donovan, Pittsford, NY *84-85–169
4. Matt Jackson, Williamsville, NY *87-85–172
5. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *88-86–174
6. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *91-86–177
7. Gavin Simon, Rochester, NY *87-92–179
8. Aiden Shaw, Orchard Park, NY *97-83–180
9. Jack Bailey, Pittsford, NY *94-89–183
10. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *96-97–193
11. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *95-99–194

Girls Division (White tees) 5,976 yards, par 72

1. Sydney Shaw, Orchard Park, NY *86-76–162
2. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *83-82–165
3. Emily Connors, Lancaster, NY *88-87–175
4. Lauren Kase, North Tonawanda, NY *90-86–176
5. Junghye Kim, Jamesville, NY *91-87–178
6. Sarah Beckwith, Lakeview, NY *95-89–184
7. Alexis Kim, Clarence, NY *98-87–185
8. Lizzy Karsten, Macedon, NY *103-91–194
9. Victoria Ortiz, Rochester, NY *115-101–216

Miller, Notaro, & Gianniny top the Players to Watch list at the Rochester Open at Ravenwood GC

The next stop on the IJGT Northeast Tour will be the Rochester Open held at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. This event will consist of two 18-hole rounds to be played on Saturday and Sunday. Golfers will be competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points.

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Located in Victor, N.Y.,  Ravenwood Golf Club is Rochester’s Premier public golf facility. It boasts many awards including being named fifth “Best New” public course to open in 2003 by Golf Digest. Ravenwood has played host to USGA and PGA qualifiers and also was the home of the 2003 & 2009 New York Men’s Amatuer Golf Championships. The course features challenging bunker placements, sloping greens, and is committed to protecting natural habitats native to the course.

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Ravenwood Golf Club is an award winning 18-hole course located just minutes south of Rochester, New York

In the Boys 15-19 Division, watch out for Alec Miller. Miller took second place in the event at Ravenwood last season falling to the leader by only one stroke. Miller is hoping to take home first place this season in his first IJGT event of the year. Another player to watch in this division is Christopher ChiminskiChiminski has played a total of seven IJGT events this season, his best finish was tied for fifth at the IJGT Philly Open at Jeffersonville Golf Club

In the Girls Division, there looks to be a rematch of last year’s event for the top spot. Sarah Notaro will be returning to defend her title. Notaro took first place at Ravenwood last year and will hope to do the same again this year. Notaro won her respective division by one stroke. Finishing in second place in last year’s event, was Molly BalbierzBalbierz will be back again this season in hopes to earn the championship in the Rochester Open. Also look out for Allyson Wentworth in this event. Wentworth is coming off of top-3 finishes in her last three events played.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Danny Gianniny will be a player to watch. Gianniny has finished top-5 in both events he has played in this season. His best finish was first place at The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country ClubKeep an eye out for Gianniny as he looks to add another first place finish to his resume. Another player to watch in this division is Dylan PlisPlis is a great competitor and has three top-5 finishes this season. His most recent finish being third place at the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC.

The field of competitors is shaping up to be a good one. Make sure you sign up for this event before it is too late!

To register or for more information on the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club, click here.