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The Architects Cup – Final Results

Gotterup claims Boys 15-19 Division at Architects

Updike shoots 5-under-par to win title

LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club on Sept. 26-27, 2015. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 6 different states competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Chris Gotterup of Little Silver, N.J., earned the title in the Boys 15-19 Division after firing a 3-under, 139 tournament total. The wind at Architects Golf Club was a major factor. During both rounds the wind was consistently blowing around 10 miles per hour or greater. It was also a swirling wind making club selection extremely difficult. Gotterup was able to manage the conditions and used his length to his advantage.

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Gotterup started the tournament with a round of even-par, 71 which gave him a two-stroke lead. During the first round, he made three birdies. In the final round, Gotterup turned it up a notch making six birdies in route to a 3-under, 68. This stellar performance gave him a three-stroke victory, his first on the IJGT.

“My mentality coming in to the final round was to gain the shots back that I left out there yesterday,” said Gotterup.

Alec Kerr of Broomall, Pa., finished in second place posting a tournament total of even-par 142. Kerr fired a 3-under, 68 in the final round, which tied for the low round of the tournament. In third place was Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., who finished with a tournament total of 145.

The performance of the tournament came in the Boys 14 & Under Division where John Updike of Wayne, Pa., blew away the competition shooting a 5-under, 137 to win by 14 strokes. In the first round, Updike carded the lowest round of the day shooting a 2-under, 69. The final round was even better for Updike who recorded a 3-under, 68 to earn his third IJGT victory.

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

Updike did his damage on the front nine at Architects Golf Club. In the first round, he carded a 33 and in the final round a 32. In total, Updike made eight birdies and one eagle for the tournament.

Updike’s final-round score of 3-under, 68 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Gotterup and Kerr also received the award for their identical score of 68.

“My mentality coming into the final round with the lead was to not play conservative and shoot better than I did on the first day,” commented Updike.

Garrett Engle of Harrisburg, Pa., finished in second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a total score of 151. Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., took home third place finishing with a score of 152.

In the Girls Division, Anna Bowman of Westfield, N.J., earned her first IJGT title after recording a tournament total of 168. Bowman recorded a final-round score of 81, which was a six-stroke improvement from the previous day. The highlight of the tournament for Bowman was her front-nine score of 38 during the final round.

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

“Today I was thinking about playing well and being able to put up a good number,” said Bowman.

Meghan Jeran of Blue Point, N.Y., finished in second place for the event with a tournament total of 215.

The IJGT will travel to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the Florida Junior at Disney Resort on Oct. 3-4, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

LOPATCONG, N.J. – Final-round results of The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 27, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,700 yards, Par 71 (72.2/132). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 5,991 yards, Par 71 (68.8/125) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,648 yards, Par 71 (73.1/126).

Weather:       
Round 1: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 70’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Partly with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
The Architects Cup
Lopatcong, N.J.
September 26-27, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,700 yards, Par 71
1. Chris Gotterup, Little Silver, NJ *71-68–139
2. Alec Kerr, Broomall, PA *74-68–142
3. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *73-72–145
4. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *76-71–147
4. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *75-72–147
6. Christian Chapman, Victor, NY *73-75–148
7. Peter Bradbeer, Philidelphia, PA *79-71–150
7. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *77-73–150
7. Chris Lee, West Nyack, NY *76-74–150
10. Patrick Boles, Basking Ridge, NJ *77-74–151
10. Jack Conlon, Hamburg, NJ *75-76–151
12. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-76–152
12. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *76-76–152
14. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *81-73–154
14. Lewis Raboy, White Plains, NY *74-80–154
16. Brent Schoeller, Jenkintown, PA *82-74–156
16. Jack Cornforth, Summit, NJ *80-76–156
16. Andy Stock, Danbury, CT *76-80–156
19. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *76-81–157
20. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *81-77–158
20. T.J. Buck, Penfield, NY *79-79–158
20. Christopher Chan, New York, NY *79-79–158
20. Nick DiMarco, Poughkeepsie, NY *78-80–158
20. Luke Dougherty, Sea Girt, NJ *78-80–158
25. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *81-78–159
25. Jack Daley, Lansdale, PA *80-79–159
25. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *80-79–159
28. Robby Coene, Fair Haven, NJ *87-73–160
28. Ryan Lee, Norwood, NJ *77-83–160
30. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *80-82–162
31. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *84-79–163
32. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *79-85–164
33. James Murphy, Shelter Island Heights, NY *84-81–165
34. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *83-83–166
35. Connor Mantel, Manorville, NY *88-80–168
35. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *86-82–168
35. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *85-83–168
38. Liam Seston, Ridgewood, NJ *86-83–169
39. Jake Ferry, Wildwood Crest, NJ *83-88–171
40. Andrew Perry, Basking Ridge, NJ *89-83–172
41. Matt Saraceno, Ridgewood, NJ *86-87–173
41. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *85-88–173
43. Pat Vogdes, Wildwood Crest, NJ *89-85–174
43. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *88-86–174
45. Jack Howard, Pelham, NY *90-91–181

Boys 14 & Under Division – Gold Tees, 5,991 yards, Par 71
1. John Updike, Wayne, PA *69-68–137
2. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *79-72–151
3. Luke Sample, New York, NY *74-78–152
4. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, NJ *74-79–153
5. Jack Merrill, Old Greenwich, CT *80-79–159
6. Eegan McDermott, East Brunswick, NJ *80-84–164
7. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *97-78–175
8. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *94-90–184
9. Andrew Sample, New York, NY *91-96–187

DID NOT FINISH
Matt Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, NY *88-WD

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 5,648 yards, Par 71
1. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *87-81–168
2. Meghan Jeran, Blue Point, NY *112-103–215

 

 

 

 

Juniors prepare for competition in the IJGT Photo of the Week – Oct. 9, 2014

The IJGT’s Northeast Tour continued its fall season at the fan-favorite Architects Golf Club with The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament saw a field of more than 50 juniors competing for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

Photo of the Week - October 9 2014

This week’s Photo of the Week features a group of juniors at Architects Golf Club on the putting green warming up before the start of the tournament. Early tee times at 7:30 a.m. did not deter IJGT Juniors as they rose with the sun to gain their competitive advantages through practice. Despite the heavy rains and cold temperatures, Architects Golf Club was in prime condition for play. Juniors were able to get the ball rolling on the challenging greens to grab a handful of birdies and post some competitive scores. Winners were as follows:

Boys 15-19 Division: Michael Lamond
Boys 14 & Under: T.J. Buck
Girls Division: Allyson Wentworth

In addition to the The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), the IJGT hosted the DC Shootout at National Golf Club at National Golf Club at Tantallon on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament featured more than 15 juniors competing for national rankings and IJGT merit points. Despite strong winds throughout the tournament, juniors braved the elements to finish strong. Winners were as follows:

Boys 15-19 Division: Taso Scilaris
Boys 14 & Under: Liam Powderly
Girls Division: MacKenzie Martin

Don’t forget – each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook after each event. Like, share and comment on your favorite photos and based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will then be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

1 point – per ‘Like’
2 points – per comment (let’s keep these positive!)
3 points – per share

Hernandez, Halleron among those receiving IJGT Player of the Week honors – Oct. 7, 2014

NORTHEAST TOUR 

The IJGT’s Northeast Tour traveled to the fan-favorite Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J., to host The Architects Cup. Heavy rains the night and morning before the first round on October 4, 2014, made for soft conditions on the golf course. Along with early tee times in the final round came cold temperatures. Architects Golf Club was in prime shape and players that were able to get the ball rolling on the challenging greens were able to grab a handful of birdies and post some competitive scores. The IJGT is proud to award this week’s Northeast Player of the Week honors to Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., and Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J.

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Hernandez began the tournament with a slow start in his first round, but he bounced back in round two. He posted a 75 in the second round, improving on his first round by ten strokes. Hernandez carded his 75 with the help of 12 pars and a rare birdie on the uphill par-3 No. 8. Hernandez’s 75 was tied for the third best round of the day in the Boys 15-19 Division. His impressive play in the final round drove him up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 20th place.

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Gianchandani’s first round play had her in pursuit of a comeback on then leaders Megan McClean of Lebanon N.J., and Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J. Gianchandani came out firing at pins and sinking putts for birdie early in her second round to put some pressure on the leaders. Birdies on the second, fifth and sixth holes allowed her to make the turn at 3-under-par. Wentworth’s steady play in the final round kept Gianchandani just out of reach, but Gianchandani fought until the end which helped her earn the Northeast’s Girls’ Player of the Week honors as well as the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award with an even-par 71. Along with her three birdies on the opening nine, Gianchandani added 12 pars on the day. Her impressive second round gave her second place honors, finishing only three strokes back of champion, Wentworth.

SOUTHEAST TOUR

The IJGT’s Southeast Tour headed north for a change to host the DC Shootout at National Golf Club at Tantallon in Ft. Washington, Md., on October 4-5, 2014. The course was in great shape and although tough, the 18 juniors enjoyed the challenge presented. MacKenzie Martin of Rye, N.Y., and Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., were named the Southeast’s Players of the Week honors.

Jack

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Halleron played extremely well in round one shooting the low round for the tournament, an even par, 72 with 12 pars and three birdies, on a day that did not see very many low scores.  His three birdies came at a time that proved to be crucial: holes 13, 15 and 18.  In round two, Halleron started off strong with birdies on the first two holes and finished the round shooting a 78 to earn second place.

MacKenzie

In the Girls Division, Martin’s tournament was one that was a story of two rounds. Martin, after shooting a 100 on the first day, returned to round two and bettered her first round score by a total nine strokes. She carded four pars in round two en route to victory and a total score for the tournament of 191. The DC Shootout was Martin’s first-ever IJGT event.

Congratulations to the players of the week Leo Hernandez, Ami Gianchandani, MacKenzie Martin and Jack Halleron for their outstanding performances in a challenging competition. We wish them best of luck in the rest of their fall golf schedule and are excited to see what lies ahead for them!

The Architects Cup presented by IJGA at The Architects Golf Club – Round one recap

The IJGT traveled to New Jersey for the second time this fall season to host The Architects Cup presented by the IJGA at Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J. The tournament teed off at noon on Saturday, October 4, 2014. In review, below is each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Michael Lamond of West Chester, Pa., His round in numbers:

33 – Lamond shot a 2-under-par on the front nine

69– His opening round score of 69 was two-under-par, four strokes ahead of the division

1 – Lamond recorded a single eagle on the par-5 No. 1

The Boys 14 & under Division, T.J. Buck of Penfield, N.Y., leads after round one. His round in numbers:

84 – His round one score, eight strokes ahead of the competition

9– He placed ninth in The Architects Cup appearance in April 12-13, 2013

6– Buck’s total number of holes he carded par or better in his opening round

Megan McLean from Lebanon, N.J., and Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., are tied in the Girls Division. Their rounds in numbers:

McLEAN:

72 – Her 1-over score for the opening round

4 – Total number of pars, two of which were difficult par-4 holes

2 – McLean tied Wentworth for second at The Architects Cup on April 12-13, 2014

WENTWORTH:

72 – She also recorded a 1-over score to share first at the end of round one

8 – Consecutive number of holes she went par or better

3 – Total number of birdies on her round

4 – This is Wentworth’s fourth consecutive appearance in the IJGT’s Architects Cup event

The second and final round of The Architects Cup will take place tomorrow, October, 5, 2014, with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. For full results from round one of The Architects Cup Presented by the IJGAclick here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.

IJGT gears up for a weekend of northeast events

With the 2014-2015 season underway, the IJGT Northeast will continue its tour hosting two tournaments at two great venues!

The IJGT will continue the Northeast Tour with The Architects Cup presented by IJGA held at the Architects Golf Club on October 4-5, 2014. Juniors will play 18-holes on both Saturday and Sunday competing for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

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Architects Club

Located in Lopatcong, N.J., the Architects Golf Club is a par-71 course that honors some of golf’s greats at every hole including A.W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross and Alister MacKenzie. It also has earned many achievements including being voted “#3 Best Public Courses in NJ in 2013″ by NJ Monthly and “# 4 Best Public Course in NJ in 2012″ by Golf Magazine. This IJGT tour stop is recognized as one the most challenging, scenic and historically significant courses in the northeast.

Playing in The Architects Cup for the second consecutive year, keep an eye on Ryan Skae of Old Tappan, N.J., looking to improve upon his fourth-place finish in the 2013-2014 season. In the Girls Division, be sure to watch for Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y. Madison is recently took second in the IJGT Jersey Open at Buena Vista tournament on September 20-21, 2014.

In addition to The Architects Cup presented by IJGA, the IJGT Northeast Tour will also host the DC Shootout at National Golf Club on October 4-5, 2014. This two-day event will include 18-holes to be played on Saturday and Sunday. Juniors will compete for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

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National Golf Club

If you appreciate a classic tree-lined course design in PGA Tour quality condition then it just doesn’t get any better than National Golf Club. The bent grass tees, fairways and greens and with the rough having three distinct cuts gives the feel tour players experience every day. This challenging course never plays quite the same from day to day. Golfers will be challenged to use every club in their bag and pick and choose their angles on the course.

Playing in his second tournament of the 2014-2015 season, keep an eye on Blake Hinckley of Kennett Square, Pa., who looks to improve on his fourth-place finish from the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club.

To register or for more information about The Architects Cup presented by IJGA, click here.

To register for or for more information about the DC Shootout at National Golf Club, click here.

To register for other upcoming events, call (843) 686-1508.

Sample, Tadokoro among those to secure IJGT Player of the Week honors – April 13, 2014

Northeast Tour

Lopatcong, N.J. –  The IJGT returned to The Architects Golf Club to host The Architects Cup on April 12-13, 2014. The course is always a favorite of the players in the northeast and the tournament featured an excellent field, which lead to lots of great golf throughout the weekend. Other than a short rain shower and a chilly start to the final round, golfers enjoyed beautiful weather on both days with temperatures reaching into the 60s. The conditions allowed for many golfers to score well, including Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., and Linda Wang of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., who set new personal bests and earned the title of IJGT Player of the Week.

sampleSample, who competed in the Discovery Tour with success as recently as last fall, is beginning to find his game in the 14 and Under Division. At just 10 years old, distance is sometimes an issue for Sample; however, he is able to play intelligently, managing the course and allowing himself to compete with golfers up to four years older than him. In the first round, Sample got off to a hot start by scoring birdie on three of his first six holes, including No. 15, which no other player in the division birdied throughout the weekend. He would later add another birdie, to finish with a round 1 score of 78. He started off his final round with six straight pars, to set the tone for what would be his best 18-hole score with the IJGT. He parred a total of 14 holes in the final round to card a 76, for a tournament total of 154 and a fourth place finish. He shattered his previous 36-hole best by 15 strokes and earned back-to-back top-five finishes. He currently sits at No. 11 in the IJGT Tour Rankings.

wangWang, in her third year with the IJGT, also played very well at The Architect’s Cup this year. This is her second time competing at the course and she was able to use knowledge from her previous rounds to improve. At last year’s Major Championship at Architects Golf Club, Wang finished in eighth place with a 76-85–161. This year, she got off to a bit of a shaky start in round one, but was able to recover well enough to keep her in contention for the final round. She was able to par nine of her last 11 holes, en route to a first round total of 80 and sitting in eighth place. She came back in the final round determined to play well, and that she did. She made very few mistakes throughout the round and two birdies helped her to a score of 74 and the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Wang’s strong play on the par-3s highlighted her weekend. She scored par or better on nine of the 10, finishing with a combined score of one under par on those holes. Her tournament total score of 154 is seven strokes better than her previous IJGT best and her tie for second place is tied for her best finish.

We wish Sample and Wang continued success throughout the season and hope to see them at future tournaments.

Southeast Tour

Okatie, S.C. — The IJGT headed to Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie, S.C., on April 12-13, 2014, for the Oldfield Junior presented by Auntie Anne’s. With its unique and challenging layout featuring numerous hazards, Oldfield Golf Club was primed for a competitive tournament. With great weather and spectacular course conditions, there were ample opportunities for players to score well. The IJGT Players of the Week from the Southeast Tour are Keshav Sharma of New Delhi, India, and Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan.

DSC_0218Sharma made his tenth appearance in an IJGT event this season, placing second to tie for his best finish of his career.  After finishing his first round with an even-par score of 72, just one stroke off the lead, Sharma came back on day two with his sights set on shooting another steady round. He did just that and shot a 74 in round two to finish with a 72-74–146 tournament total. After his strong and steady play, Sharma will be one to watch in his future IJGT appearances which include the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C., May 3-4, 2014.

 

 

DSC_0270Tadokoro, playing in her fourth tournament since winning at TPC Tampa Bay in early January of 2014, made a valiant start at the Oldfield Junior presented by Auntie Anne’s by carding a round one score of 78 which included an impressive total of 12 pars. In the second round, Tadokoro carded three birdies and ten pars and thereby improved her score by three strokes to finish with a total of 75. She finished the tournament tied for second place with a score of 78-75–153 overall becoming her fourth top-five finish for the 2013-2014 season. We look forward to seeing Sera compete in future tournaments, including the IJGT’s premier event, the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions May 24-26, 2014 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club – Round one recap

The IJGT headed to Architects Golf Club to host The Architects Cup. The weather was picture perfect with temperatures in the 60s. The field of 90 competitors battled for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings were at stake, as well as an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. The numbers for the division leaders are as follows.

In the Boys 15-19 Division Ryan Davis of Berkeley Heights, N.J. leads his division. Here are his Round One numbers:

3 – IJGT events played at Architects Golf Club

1 – Top 10 finish this season at the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass

4 – Birdies made in the first round

1 – Number of strokes under par on the back nine

 

In the Girls Division, Christina Parsells of Bernardsville, N.J. leads her division. Here are her numbers from round one:

1 – Number of IJGT wins this season (Major Championship at Crystal Springs)

5 – Number of IJGT events played in her career

4 – Number of birdies made in first round

4 – Pars made in a row in round one

 

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Brian Isztawn of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. leads his division. Here are his numbers from round one:

1 – First IJGT event

3 – Birdies made in round one

1 – Number over par on each nine

10 – Number of pars made in round one

 

For full round one results of the Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club, click here.

For pairings for the final round of the Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club, click here.

 

Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club as the tournament continues.

Discovery Tour at Architects Golf Club – Final Results

The IJGT held the second stop of the Discovery Tour Series in the Northeast at Architects Golf Club. The Discovery Tour allows junior golfers ages 8-12 to experience what it is like to play in a junior tournament. It provides an opportunity for juniors to play at some of golf’s top venues, learn the rules of tournament play, and meet others of the same age in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

DSC05351At the Discovery Tour at Architects Golf Club, Andrew Sample of New York, N.Y., Jay Collela of Marcellus, N.Y., and Patrick Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., all came out to play in the event. All three juniors came ready to play. Accompanied by their fathers who caddied for them, each golfer had some amazing shots and played by rule No. 1 which is to have fun.

Collela started out strong by making a par on his first hole. He then followed his par by making a birdie on the 429-yard par-5. He also added another par on the par-3 hole number 17. Collela had some great shots throughout the day. He finished in third place with a score of 46.

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Isztwan was another player who made a couple of wonderful shots. He managed to get up-and-down multiple times throughout his round to save par. He definitely put on a show with his chipping skills. He got up-and-down twice in a row to save par on holes 12 and 13. Isztwan added another par on the par-4 hole no. 15. He finished in second place with a score of 45.

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Sample came into Architects and played some excellent golf. He played the course very smart and made his putting count around the greens. He had three consecutive pars in a row on holes 11-13. His third shot on hole number was 13 was one to remember. Sample added another par on hole number 17. He finished in first place with a score of 41.

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This event was lot of fun for everyone involved. The next Discovery Tour Event will be the Discovery Tour at Greate Bay on May 17, 2014

The Architects Cup – Players to watch include Mody, Vik, Hernandez, & more

The IJGT will continue the North East Tour with the #ArchitectsCup held at Architects Golf Club on April 12-13, 2014. Golfers will play 18-holes on both Saturday and Sunday while competing for National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points.

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Located in Lopatcong, NJ, the Architects Golf Club is a par 71 course that honors some of golf’s greats at every hole including A.W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross and Alister MacKenzie. It also has earned many achievements including being voted “#3 Best Public Courses in NJ in 2013” by NJ Monthly and “# 4 Best Public Course in NJ in 2012” by Golf Magazine. This IJGT Tour stop is recognized as one the most challenging, scenic, and historically significant courses in the Northeast.

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Situated against a backdrop of wooded hills, The Architects Golf Club is one-of-a-kind

The strong playing field at The Architects Cup will be exciting to watch. In the Boys 15-19 Division, keep an eye out for Curren Mody of Monmouth Junction, N.J. Mody took second place in the event at Architects last season and is returning this year in hopes to take first. This season, Mody has two top-10 finishes, including taking first place in the  South Jersey Open at Blue Heron PinesAlso returning to Architects, will be John Felitto from Mountainside, N.J. Felitto took first place in the 14 & Under Division at Architects last season. This year he will move into the 15-19 Division and hopes to compete for first again. Sam Goldenring of Florham Park, N.J.,  will try to continue his momentum at this event. Goldenring recently took first place in the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC

In the Girls Division, Susana Vik of Greenwich, CT, will be a player to watch. Vik took first place at the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions back in the 2011-2012 season. Last season, Vik finished in second place in the Major Championship at Architects Golf ClubAnother player to watch will be Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J. Wentworth has finished within the top five at her last three IJGT events played. Her most recent finish was third place in the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., will be a golfer to watch. Hernandez has finished top-3 in all three of his IJGT events played this season. Hernandez is also coming off a first place finish in the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC. Other players in this division to look out for include Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, MD and Jack ODonovan of Pittsford, N.Y.

This venue is always a crowd favorite and there are still spots available in the field. Sign up today to secure your spot!

To register or for more information on the #ArchitectsCup in April, click here.

 

IJGT announces the Spring 2014 Discovery Tour schedule

IMG_6240The IJGT is proud to announce the return of the Discovery Tour in 2014. The Discovery Tour allows junior golfers aged 8-12 to experience what it is like to play in a junior tournament.  The main goal for players of the Discovery Tour is to have fun! This tour allows golfers to play amazing golf courses with others of the same age group and skill set. Each stop on the tour will play a one day, 9-hole event and allow junior golfers to learn, have fun, and prepare themselves to play future competitive events.

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“We are very excited to bring back this event again this year,” said IJGT Tour Director, Kyle Wolfe. “It is a great feeling to see juniors now on the IJGT, who got their start at the Discovery Tour.”

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Dongjin Park and Marshall Clemens smile for a photo at the Discovery Tour

The Discovery Tour isn’t your normal golf tournament. As the IJGT is known for helping junior golfers with advance skills compete and dominate competitive junior golf, the Discovery Tour is a no-pressure alternative to normal IJGT events. It allows young golfers, with little or no experience, to get a feel for what it is like to play in a competitive tournament. This is a great opportunity for any child to play with their peers, sharpen their skills, and most importantly have fun.

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The 2014 schedule will not disappoint. The following Discovery Tour Events have been announced:

March 15th, 2014Discovery Tour at Westfields Golf Club

April 12th, 2014 – Discovery Tour at the Architects Golf Club

April 12th, 2014 – Discovery Tour at Oldfield Golf Club

April 26th, 2014 – Discovery Tour at Palmetto Hall

May 17th, 2014 – Discovery Tour at Greate Bay Country Club

The tour has been very successful in years past. Discovery Tour players will play from the shortest tees possible, averaging from 2,000-2,500 yards per event. A 10-stroke limit has also been implemented to keep the event enjoyable. Additionally, members of the IJGT Discovery Tour will receive a bag tag, golf balls, profile on the IJGT website, and other prizes.

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Soo Jin Lim teeing off at the Discovery Tour

This is a great opportunity for junior golfers to play at some of golf’s top venues, learn the rules of tournament play, and meet others of the same age in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

 

Rik Ujaan

Rik Ujaan sinks a putt at the Discovery Tour

For more information or questions about the Discovery Tour click here, or contact us directly at info@IJGT.com or 888-358-1267

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