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Dhruva, Cordaro earn IJGT Player of the Week honors – March 17, 2015

The IJGT traveled to Lorton, Va., to host the first northeast event of the spring season, the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill, on March 14-15, 2015. Juniors played through rain in round one and wind in round two of the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT is proud to award Player of the Week honors to Katy, Texas native Ashni Dhruva and Anthony Cordaro of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Ashni Dhruva putt     Anthony Cordaro

Dhruva recorded the lowest score in the entire field in round one, an even-par 71. She carded a division-best five birdies on Saturday including back-to-back birdies on holes No. 4 and 5. Dhruva finished second in the Girls Division with a tournament total of 155. The IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill was Dhruva’s second IJGT event, she also finished second in the IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes earlier this month.

Cordaro knocked five strokes off his round one 84 to card a 79 in round two, good for a two-day total of 163 and a share of fourth place in the Boys 15-19 Division. He made par a division-best 20 times and his longest par-or-better streak came on holes No. 7 through 11 in round two.

Congratulations to both Ashni Dhruva and Anthony Cordaro on their IJGT Player of the Week honors!

IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill – Final Results (March 15, 2015)

Wagner wins Boys 15-19 Division by a single stroke

Brooks comes from behind to win Girls Division  

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Laurel Hill Golf Club to host the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill on March 14-15, 2015. The competitors played through rainy conditions in round one and had to navigate 20 mph winds, with gusts up to 40 mph, in round two. Despite challenging conditions, the juniors performed admirably while competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Dominic WagnerDominic Wagner (left) of Alexandria, Va., birdied the final hole in round two to edge out Chantilly, Va., native Vishal Giri and win the Boys 15-19 Division by a single stroke. The birdie on hole No. 18 was Wagner’s second of the tournament; his first came on the par-4 sixth hole in round one. He knocked one stroke off his round one score of 79 to card a 78 in round two, good for a tournament total of 157 and his first IJGT victory.

After shooting an 80 in round one, second-place finisher Giri matched Wagner’s 78 in round two. The pair shared the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior to card the lowest score in the final round of the event.

Giri finished with a two-day total of 158. Fairfax Station, Va., native David Rabil rounded out the Boys 15-19 Division with a tournament total of 160.

Shannon BrooksVienna, Va., native Shannon Brooks (left) came from behind to win the Girls Division by two strokes. Brooks, who has committed to play golf at the University of Tennessee next season, carded back-to-back birdies on the par-3 fourth hole and the par-5 fifth hole in round one. She finished the first round with a 5-over 76, five strokes behind the round one leader, Ashni Dhruva of Katy, Texas. In round two, Brooks made par on holes No. 4 through 11 and birdied hole No. 18 to finish with a 6-over 77, earning her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls. Brooks finished with a tournament total of 153.

Dhruva led the field in round one with an even-par 71. She carded five birdies in the first round including back-to-back birdies on holes No. 4 and 5. She finished the tournament with a two-day total of 155, good for second place in the Girls Division.

 

SatouriS. Dean Satouri (left) of Chantilly, Va., built off his round one lead to win the Boys 14 & Under Division. His division-best 83 in round one combined with his round two 92 earned him a 175 tournament total and the Boys 14 & Under Division title.

New Market, Md., native Christopher Lee carded an 89 in both rounds good for a tournament total of 178 and second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

The IJGT will continue tournament play on March 21-22, 2015, with the Philly Challenge at White Manor. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

 

Lorton, Va. – Final Results of the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour at Laurel Hill Golf Club on March 14-15, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,513 yards, Par 71 (71.9/140) Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees—5,912 yards, Par 71 (69.2/133) Girls Division: Gold Tees– 5,698 yards, Par 71 (73.3/139)

 International Junior Golf Tour

IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill

Lorton, VA

March 14-15th, 2015

 

Boys 15-19 Division-Blue Tees, 6513 yards, Par 71

1. Dominic Wagner, Alexandria, VA *79-78–157

2. Vishal Giri, Chantilly, VA *80-78–158

3. David Rabil, Fairfax Station, VA *75-85–160

4. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *84-79–163

4. Justin Ayanian, McLean, VA *79-84–163

4. Will Swirski, Fairfax, VA *78-85–163

7. Jack Rolle, Bethesda, MD *78-86–164

8. Teddy Zinsner, Alexandria, VA *83-84–167

8. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD *81-86–167

10. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA *87-81–168

10. David Ross, Lorton, VA *82-86–168

12. Justin Gorton, Bethesda, MD *80-89–169

13. Joe Miller, Chantilly, VA *85-88–173

14. Peter King, Bethesda, MD *91-88–179

15. James Moore, Fairfax, VA *90-93–183

15. Jordan Stein, Lagrangeville, NY *82-101–183

 

Did Not Finish

JWD Chris Brugge, Vienna, VA *–JWD

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- White, 5912 yards, Par 71

1. S. Dean Satouri, Chantilly, VA *83-92–175

2. Christopher Lee, New Market, MD *89-89–178

 

Girls Division- Gold Tees, 5698 yards, Par 71

1. Shannon Brooks, Vienna, VA *76-77–153

2. Ashni Dhruva, Katy, TX *71-84–155

 

IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill – Round one recap (March 14, 2015)

To kick off the Northeast Tour, the IJGT traveled to Lorton, Va., to host the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill. Juniors teed off beginning at 10 a.m. for round one of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

David Rabil of Fairfax Station, Va., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

2 – Rabil’s two birdies came on the par-5 ninth hole and the par-4 10th hole

75 – His 4-over round one score to carry the lead

11 – Rabil made par a division-best 11 times in round one

3 – He leads the division by three strokes

Ashni Dhruva of Katy, Texas, leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

71- Her even-par score to lead the division

5 – Dhruva carded five birdies in round one

2 – She carded back-to-back birdies on the par-3 hole No. 4 and the par-5 hole No. 5

4.5 – Her average on par-5s

Chantilly, Va., native S. Dean Satouri leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

83 – Satouri carded an 83 in round one

1 – His lone birdie came on the par-4 12th hole

4 – His four-hole par-or-better streak came on holes No. 12 through 15

The second round on the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill will take place tomorrow, March 15, 2015, with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes – Final Results (March 1, 2015)

Hui victorious after four-hole playoff

Greenplate wins Boys 14 & Under Division by six strokes  

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) returned to Hilton Head Island to host the IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes on February 28-March 1, 2015. Despite the cold, cloudy and rainy conditions, juniors performed admirably during the two-day, 36-hole event. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

SherngAfter 36 holes, Yong Sherng Hui of Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, and Jason Stokes of St. Brelade, Jersey, each had tournament totals of 150 to force a playoff. They matched each other stroke for stroke on the first playoff hole, both carding birdies on the par-5 hole No. 10. The playoff continued to hole No. 18, where both players made par. The duo returned to hole No. 10 where they stayed neck and neck by making par. The action then returned to the 18th hole, where Hui won the fourth playoff hole and locked down his victory in the Boys 15-19 Division. When asked how he remained focused during the playoff, Hui kept it simple responding, “Just hit the ball straight.”

Hui knocked 10 strokes off his round one score to card an even-par 70 in round two. He led his division in birdies with seven. He birdied the par-5 10th hole in both rounds. His second round even-par 70 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior to card the lowest score in the final round of the event.

Stokes started the second round strong making par on the first seven holes and finished the tournament in second place. In third was Chandler McDowell of Springbrook, Canada with a 153 tournament total.

Evan GreenplateHilton Head Island, S.C., native Evan Greenplate ran away with the Boys 14 & Under Division, winning by six strokes. Greenplate had a two-stroke lead after round one and shaved six strokes off his round one score to finish with a tournament total of 156.

The highlight of the tournament for Greenplate came in round two. “I had back-to-back birdies on the front nine and back nine so that was pretty fun,” he recalled. His birdies came on the par-3 sixth hole, par-4 seventh hole, par-4 13th hole and the par-3 14th hole.

Jackson Skeen of Johnson City, Tenn., finished in second with a tournament total of 164. Chase Phillips and Yuxuan Zou, both of Hilton Head Island, S.C., finished just two strokes behind Skeen to finish in third with tournament totals of 166.

 

Cake 1In the Girls Division, Cake Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, made par 11 times in round one on her way to victory. She enjoyed round one noting, “Everything was just kind of nice going.” She finished with a 151 tournament total. Her second round 78 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls.

Ashni Dhruva of Katy, Texas, finished in second with a tournament total of 158. Bluffton, S.C., Sophie Guo and Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, had tournament totals of 161 to tie for third.

 

 

The IJGT will continue tournament play with the first northeast event of the season, the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill on March 14-15, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

Hilton Head Island, SC. – Final Results of IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes – George Fazio Course on February 28 – March 1, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,566 yards Par 70 (72.1/135). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,968 yards, Par 7 (69.8/128). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,613 yards, Par 70 (73.4/125).

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes (George Fazio Course)

Hilton Head Island, SC

February 28 – March 1, 2015

X- Defines Playoff Victor

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Gold Tees, 6,566 yards, Par 70

1. X-Yong Sherng Hui, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia *80-70–150

1. Jason Stokes, St. Brelade, Jersey *78-72–150

3. Chandler McDowell, Springbrook, Canada *80-73–153

4. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *81-73–154

4. Taylor Kay-Green, Needham, MA *77-77—154

6. Cameron Clair, Bluffton, SC *81-74–155

6. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *81-74–155

6. Geuntae Kim, Daegu, South Korea *79-76–155

6. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *76-79–155

10. Brent Rodgers, Cranberry Township, PA *79-77–156

10. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *78-78–156

10. Ritwik Jain, New Delhi, India *75-81–156

13. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *83-75–158

14. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *84-75–159

14. Kanoon Bunthanawong, Chonburi, Thailand *80-79–159

16. Kanata Irei, Okinawa-shi, Japan *80-80–160

16. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *81-79–160

16. Frederic Ruess, Hamburg, Germany *79-81–160

19. Jamie Lin, Taichung, Taiwan *82-79–161

20. Jack ODonovan, Pittsford, NY *84-78–162

21. Mark Goodall, Livingston, Scotland *80-83–163

22. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *88-76–164

22. Christian Clemence Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *87-77–164

22. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *86-78–164

22. Maurizio De Bono, Basiglio, Italy *85-79–164

26. Mariano Leyva, San Juan, Puerto Rico *82-83–165

26. Keshav Sharma, New Delhi, India *82-83–165

26. Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin, Bangkok, Thailand *81-84–165

29. Nate Yackovich, Gibsonia, PA *83-85–168

29. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, NY *78-90–168

31. Dylan Rotter, Potomac, MD *84-85–169

31. Kyle Ash, Reading, MA *83-86–169

33. Karan Bhasin, Mishref, Kuwait *88-82–170

34. Paul Gostner, Bolzano, Italy *86-86–172

35. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *84-89–173

36. Matias Nelson, Oklahoma City, OK *93-83–176

37. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *87-90–177

37. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *88-89–177

39. Zhicheng Gu, Changshu, China *88-92–180

40. Matthew Bonadies, New Albany, OH *90-92–182

40. Prince Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *91-91–182

40. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *86-96–182

43. Billy Rosemeyer, Gibsonia, PA *89-96–185

44. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *94-98–192

45. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *111-108–219

46. Yo Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *114-124–238

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *25-0–25

Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 5,968, Par 70

1. Evan Greenplate, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-75–156

2. Jackson Skeen, Johnson City, TN *83-81–164

3. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *86-80–166

3. Yuxuan Zou, Hilton Head, SC *84-82–166

5. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *92-89–181

DID NOT FINISH

WD. Ayushman Jaiswal, Bangalore, India *88-21–109

Girls Division- White Tees, 5,613 yards, Par 70

1. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *73-78–151

2. Ashni Dhruva, Katy, TX *78-80–158

3. Sophie Guo, Bluffton, SC *79-82–161

3. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *80-81–161

5. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *86-81–167

6. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *85-83–168

7. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *87-83–170

8. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *86-89–175

9. Siyan Chen, Hanzhou City, China *88-89–177

9. Ammy Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *89-88–177

11. Vienna Winalski, West Hartford, CT *103-102–205

DID NOT FINISH

DQ (6-6d) Mind Puangcharoen, Chonburi, Thailand *82-0–82

 

IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill Golf Course – Tour Preview

To kick off the IJGT Northeast Tour, the IJGT will travel north to host the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill Golf Course in Lorton, Va., on March 14-15, 2015.

LaurelHillbunkers

This exciting event will take place on one of Northern Virginia’s newest premier courses, Laurel Hill Golf Course. The 18-hole municipal course was designed by Bill Love following traditional ideals where the natural beauty of the area is allowed to dictate the course’s character.

Opened in 2005, Laurel Hill Golf Course has joined the likes of Torrey Pines as one of the premier municipal courses in the nation. With wide-open, windswept greens difficult more due to length than trees or water hazards, this course boasts six sets of tees. Complete with a driving range with grass and mat stations and target greens as well as a short-game practice area, the visually stunning course measures over 7,000 yards with a par of 71.

LaurelHillGreen

The course was ranked multiple times (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014) in Golfweek’s Best of List for Municipal Courses. In 2013 the USGA chose the course as its host for the 2013 Amateur Public Links Championship. Juniors will be competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, David Ross of Lorton, Va., will look to add a second win to his IJGT resume at Laurel Hill. Ross’ first win came at the IJGT Junior at Hershey Links in 2013. Since, Ross has notched two top-10 finishes, one at the College Series at Penn State University and the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club.

Chris Brugge of Vienna, Va., Jordan Stein of Lagrangeville, N.Y., and Will Swirski of Fairfax, Va. will all be in the hunt for a win in their inaugural IJGT event.

In the Girls Division, Ashni Dhruva of Katy, Texas, will appear in just her second IJGT event. Dhruva finished second in the IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes earlier this month.

Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live updates and download the IJGT app for live scoring.