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IJGT ELITE Continue to Excel in NCAA Competition

IJGT ELITE

IJGT ELITE News
February 28 – March 7, 2014

It has been another week of NCAA competitions, and another week of the IJGT ELITE dominating at the collegiate level. 18 golfers posted Top-10 finishes this week in NCAA competition, with four ELITE members hoisting individual trophies this week at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, the Sacramento State Invitational, the Bruin Wave Invitational, and the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic.

At the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, Katia Joo (Boston College) scored a 4-over 220 to tie for first, roaring back from starting in ninth place on the final day of competition. Over at the Sacramento State Invitational, Lawrence Ree (Loyola Marymount) competed as an individual and scored a 4-under-par 212 to tie for the individual win.  The Bruin Wave Invitational, where the IJGT ELITE was extraordinarily represented, was won by Kyung Kim (Southern Cal) after she shot a 3-under-par 213 for the tournament. And at the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic, Kevin Lee (Long Beach State) fired an 8-under-par 202 to take the individual crown.

The following golfers placed in the Top-10 in their respective NCAA tournaments or received other accolades the week of February 28 through March 7:

University of South Florida Invitiational – Dade City, FL – March 2-4, 2014

Brian Campbell (Illinois), the 2009 IJGT West Mid-Season Champion at PGA West, posted a 15-under 201 to place second. He was also named the Big 10 Co-Golfer of the Week!

Kiawah Island Intercollegiate – Kiawah Island, SC – March 2-4, 2014

INDIVIDUAL CO-CHAMPION: Katia Joo (Boston College), Six Top-10 Finishes on IJGT

 Colleton River Collegiate – Bluffton, SC – March 2-3, 2014

Jacob Stockl (Rutgers), the 2010 IJGT Champion at Hershey Country Club, finished in ninth, shooting a 5-over 221.

 Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate – Harmony FL – March 3-5, 2014

Ted Brennan (Villanova), who had 11 Top-10 finishes on the IJGT, shot a 3-over 219 to tie for tenth.

 Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate – Pine Mountain, GA – March 1-2, 2014

Jeff Wells (Methodist Univ.), a third-place finisher in 2008 on the IJGT at Twin Oaks,  tied for third place with an even-par 144.

Cory Howard (LaGrange College), who had a Top-25 finish in 2009 on the IJGT at TPC Sawgrass, tied for ninth with a 5-over 149.

Tommy McCloskey (Berry College), a Top-20 finisher in 2011 on the IJGT at Oyster Reef, tied for ninth with a 5-over 149.

 Sacramento State Invitational – Elk Grove, CA – March 3-4, 2014

INDIVIDUAL CO-CHAMPION: Lawrence Ree (Loyola Marymount, competing as individual). 4 Top-10 IJGT Finishes

Tyler Torano (Loyola Marymount), a 2007 IJGT Tournament of Champions Top-20 finisher, fired a 2-under 214 to finish tied for third.

 Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational – San Jose, CA – March 3-4, 2014

Annie Freman (Santa Clara), who finished second on the IJGT in 2009 at Sycuan Resort, tied for fifth with an even-par 216.

Cassy Isagawa (Oregon), the 2008 IJGT Champion at Temecula Creek, also tied for fifth with an even-par 216.

 Davidson College Invitational – March 3-4, 2014

Chris Crawford (Drexel), who had a Top-10 finish on the IJGT in 2009 at Seaview, earned a fifth place finish with his 3-over 147.

Jack Smith (Tennessee), the 2011 IJGT Major Champion at Greenbrier, finished in sixth with a 4-over 148.

Bruin Wave Invitational – Tarzana, CA – March 3-4, 2014

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Kyung Kim (Southern Cal), IJGT Top-10 at 2006 Rancho Bernardo

Annie Park (Southern Cal), the 2006 IJGT Champion at the Architect’s Club, finished tied for second place with a 2-under 214.

Marissa Chow (Pepperdine), the 2008 IJGT Champion at The Tribute Golf Club, tied for fourth place, shooting an even-par 216. 

Notable Mention: Erynne Lee (UCLA), who finished in second place in 2005 on the IJGT at The Sandpiper, scored a HOLE-IN-ONE on the the par 3, 6th hole at the host course, El Caballero Country Club!

Argent Financial Classic – Choudrant, LA – March 3-4, 2014

Jason Roets (North Texas), the 2007 IJGT Champion at TPC Sawgrass, shot a 3-over 147 to tie for ninth place.

18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic – Long Beach, CA – March 3-4, 2014

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONKevin Lee (Long Beach State), IJGT Top-10 Finish at Twin Oaks in 2007

Hurricane Invitational – Coral Gables, FL – March 3-5, 2014

Amanda Steinhagen (Longwood Univ.), who finished second in 2007 on the IJGT at Hershey Country Club, finished tied for seventh after posting a 2-over 215.

IJGT ELITE Has 14 Members Score Top-10 Finishes in NCAA

IJGT ELITE

IJGT ELITE News
February 21-28, 2014

The IJGT ELITE Class continues to shine in the NCAA ranks, with 14 alumni scoring in the top 10 of NCAA tournaments, including an impressive win by Marta Sanz (Auburn) at the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational.

The following are IJGT ELITE members who recorded great finishes in the week of February 21-28, 2014:

Blake Cannon (Arizona State), the fourth-place finisher at the 2010 IJGT Tournament of Champions, recorded a third place finish, with a 10-under-par 206, at the Snowman Getaway Invitational on February 25, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Annie Freman (Santa Clara), a repeat Top-three finisher on the IJGT, tied for sixth with a 13-over-par 229 at the Grand Canyon Women’s Spring Invitational on February 25, 2014 in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Beau Hossler (Texas), who was a third-place finisher at the 2007 IJGT Tournament of Champions, shot a 4-under-par 212 to tie for seventh at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship on February 23, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Cassy Isagawa (Oregon), the 2008 IJGT Champion at Temecula Creek, tied for second at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, finishing with a 9-under-par 207 on February 24, 2014 in Peoria, Arizona.

Broc Johnson (Arizona State), a Top-three finisher in two IJGT tournaments, shot a 9-under-par 207 to tie for fourth at the Snowman Getaway Invitational on February 25, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Kyung Kim (Southern Cal), who had a top-10 finish on the IJGT at Rancho Bernardo in 2006, tied for eighth with a 4-under-par 212 at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational on February 25, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Erynne Lee (UCLA), the IJGT second-place finisher at Sandpiper in 2005, recorded a 5-under 211 to tie for sixth at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational,  on February 25, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Brendan Lemp (Loyola Univ. – Maryland), the 2009 IJGT Champion at Wintonbury Hills, shot an eight-under 208 to tie for seventh at the Snowman Getaway Invitational on February 25, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Annie Park (Southern Cal), the 2006 IJGT Champion at Duke University, tied for eighth at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational on February 25, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, shooting a four-under 212.

Jordan Rodgers (BYU), who scored a third place finish at the 2008 IJGT tournament at Temecula Creek,  tied for sixth with a six-over 222 at the Jones Sports Invitational on February 25, 2014 in Somis, California.

Jason Roets (North Texas), who had 20 Top-5 finishes on the IJGT, tied for sixth at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on February 25, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, recording a three-under 213 for the tournament.

Jerry Ruiz (Baylor), a top-three finisher in IJGT merit points in 2007, tied for fifth at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship, shooting a six-under 210 for the tournament, on February 23, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Marta Sanz, a Top-three finisher in six IJGT tournaments, won the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational with an eight-under 208 on February 25, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rachel Welker (Eastern Kentucky), a Top-10 finisher on the IJGT in several tournaments, tied for seventh, shooting a nine-over 225, at the 12th Annual USA Women’s Invitational on February 25, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama.

Congrats to our ELITE Members, and the IJGT community looks forward to seeing the continued success of our alumni in NCAA competition!

Alumni Annie Freman, Riley Leming land Top 10 at Bronco Fall Classic

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) had two alumni, Annie Freman and Riley Leming, compete with their respective schools at the Bronco Fall Classic in Kuna, Idaho on Sept. 16-17.

annie fremanFreman (left)a freshman at Santa Clara University, shot a final 217 (+1) to finish tied-for-second overall and helped her team secure a first place win among the 10 schools competing. In just her third collegiate event, Freman was able to collect a remarkable runner-up finish, only two shots behind teammate Kaci McCartan (215).

Freman, from Las Vegas, played in the IJGT Wigwam event in 2011, where she ended 6th overall. Her next event with the Santa Clara Women’s Golf team comes up on Sept. 23-24 at the Washington State Cougar Cup.

riley lemingLeming (right), golfing in her sophomore year at Portland State University, carded a 220 after three rounds, good for a 10th place finish. After notching two consecutive 2-over rounds on Day 1, Leming was able to up the ante, grabbing five birdies in the final round to give her a -2 score for the day. This performance helped her team take 3rd place for the tournament.

Hailing from Murietta, Calif., Leming also partook in the 2011 Wigwam event for IJGT, landing a T7  finishPortland State’s Women’s Golf will also compete in the Sept. 23-24 Washington State Cougar Cup.

We look forward to seeing these two talented golfers go head-to-head again next weekend!

Photo of Freman courtesy of santaclarabroncos.com. Photo of Leming courtesy of goviks.com.