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IJGA Junior Open at Hershey CC – Final Results (May 10, 2015)

Jones wins three-hole playoff

Simpson wins Girls Division

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Hershey, Pa., to host the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club on May 9-10, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.  

Michael Jones of Potomac, Md., and Quinn Dolan of Broomall, Pa., were tied for the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division with scores of 151 after 36 holes. The duo both made par on the first two playoff holes. Finally, on the third playoff hole, Jones got up-and-down from the rough to save par and win the tournament.

“I’m very excited to win,” Jones said after the tournament. “I think I played well this weekend.”

Dolan finished in second and Mark Goetz of Irwin, Pa., finished third with a 153 tournament total. Dolan’s second round even-par 71 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 an event.

Kaleb Smith of Mansfield, Ohio, earned the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award, the award presented to the junior to card the most birdies in each division, with six birdies.

In the Girls Division, Charlotte Simpson of Towson, Md., walked away with the title. She shot 82 on both days to finish with a 164 tournament total.

“It was awesome to come out here for my fourth tournament and get a win,” she said after her victory. “I’m very excited.”

Audrey Clawson of Sarver, Pa., carded a 166 tournament total to finish second. East Setauket, N.Y., native Danielle Green finished one stroke behind Clawson with a 167 two-day total, good for third in the Girls Division.

Christine Shao of Green Brook, N.J., who tied for fourth, earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls with a second-round 79. Rebecca Markunas carded three birdies to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award for the Girls Division.

John Updike of Wayne, Pa., earned his second consecutive victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division after winning The Architects Cup last month. His 153 tournament total gave him a three-stroke lead in his division. He carded three birdies and one eagle during the event. “The course was in great shape and it was a great weekend,” Updike said after his victory.

Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., finished second with a 156 two-day total. Berwyn, Pa., native Billy Civitella, Jr. finished a single stroke behind Halleron carding a 157 tournament total to finish third.

Newtown Square, Pa., native Jake Calamaro, who finished in a tie for fifth, won the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award by carding a division-high four birdies during the tournament.

NOTES: Tom McLaughlin of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Matthew Dzialga of Greenwich, Conn., both carded holes-in-one during the tournament! McLaughlin’s came on the par-3 16th hole in round one and Dzialga’s came on the par-3 second hole in round two.

The IJGT will conclude its spring season with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club on May 24-26, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

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, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, EyeLine Golf and the International Junior Golf Academy.

 

Hershey, PA – Final Results of the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey CC on May 9-10, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,782 yards Par 71 (71.9/132). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,239 yards, Par 71 (70.1/128). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,880 yards, Par 71 (74.0/129).

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGA Junior Open

Hershey, PA

May 9-10, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,782 yards, Par 12

1. x-Michael Jones, Potomac, MD *76-75–151

2. Quinn Dolan, Broomall, PA *80-71–151

3. Mark Goetz, Irwin, PA *79-74–153

4. Kyle Vance, Audubon, PA *79-76–155

4. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *73-82–155

6. Peter Bradbeer, Philidelphia, PA *87-70–157

7. Kaleb Smith, Mansfield, OH *80-78–158

7. Jack Melville, Maple Glen, PA *80-78–158

9. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *81-78–159

9. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *81-78–159

11. Jason Li, Sewickley, PA *81-79–160

11. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *81-79–160

11. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *78-82–160

14. Jack Katarincic, Pittsburgh, PA *84-77–161

14. Declan Hickton, Pittsburgh, PA *80-81–161

16. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *82-80–162

16. Will Ford, Reisterstown, MD *81-81–162

16. Brendan Haselton, Sayville, NY *80-82–162

16. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *80-82–162

20. Zachary Ford, Cochranton, PA *77-86–163

21. Benjamin Morris, Reisterstown, MD *83-81–164

21. Tom McLaughlin, West Des Moines, IA *81-83–164

21. Max Harrington, Emmaus, PA *81-83–164

24. Jack Rolle, Bethesda, MD *83-82–165

24. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *85-80–165

26. Eric Carlidge, Ambler, PA *84-82–166

26. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *82-84–166

26. David Goldstein, Roslyn Heights, NY *88-78–166

26. Alex Butler, East Norriton, PA *78-88–166

30. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *87-80–167

30. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA *87-80–167

32. David Kim, Dresher, PA *82-86–168

32. J.T. Kuchnicki, Pittsburgh, PA *89-79–168

32. Nick Franki, Waynesboro, PA *87-81–168

32. Alec Kerr, Broomall, PA *88-80–168

32. Teddy Lewis, Old Westbury, NY *86-82–168

32. Nick Rentsch, Leesburg, VA *86-82–168

32. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *87-81–168

32. Alexander Baracchini, San Diego, CA *85-83–168

40. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *84-85–169

40. Patrick McCall, Elizabeth, PA *82-87–169

42. Will Swirski, Fairfax, VA *83-87–170

42. Andrew Friend, Pittsburgh, PA *83-87–170

44. Robert Falconer, Mechanicsburg, PA *87-84–171

44. Cory Haldeman, Center Valley, PA *86-85–171

44. Peter King, Bethesda, MD *86-85–171

47. David Mrazik, Wexford, PA *84-88–172

47. Drew Harris, Oakdale, PA *88-84–172

49. Cory Meyer, Bordentown, NJ *89-84–173

50. Jon Petrin, Cicero, NY *88-86–174

50. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *85-89–174

52. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *92-83–175

52. Troy Thierolf, Doylestown, PA *92-83–175

52. Mj Bricker, York, PA *88-87–175

52. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *87-88–175

56. Will Lusk, Venetia, PA *89-87–176

57. Ethan Murphy, Mechanicsburg, PA *94-83–177

58. Dylan Karofsky, Purchase, NY *92-86–178

58. Connor Wasson, Presto, PA *88-90–178

60. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *94-85–179

61. Cole Wasson, Presto, PA *97-83–180

62. Kyle Jones, Frederick, MD *95-86–181

62. Phillip Held, Lafayette Hill, PA *91-90–181

64. Thomas Lakata, Fogelsville, PA *99-83–182

65. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *93-90–183

65. Casey Lyons, Medford Lakes, NJ *93-90–183

65. Danny Goetze, Cornwall on Hudson, NY *93-90–183

68. Matt McCord, Titusville, PA *95-89–184

69. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *98-89–187

70. Nick Wert, Bryn Mawr, PA *98-91–189

71. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *99-94–193

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

DQ. Anthony Barr, Harleysville, PA (Rule 15-3b)

JWD. Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,239 yards, Par 71

 

1. John Updike, Wayne, PA *76-77–153

2. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *81-75–156

3. Billy Civitella, Jr., Berwyn, PA *80-77–157

4. Evan Greenplate, Hilton Head Island, SC *80-78–158

5. Simon Markowitz, New York, NY *85-78–163

5. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *81-82–163

5. Jake Calamaro, Newtown Square, PA *82-81–163

8. Matthew Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *87-78–165

8. Max Kenney, Rye, NY *82-83–165

8. Jon Nolan Perry, Berwyn, PA *77-88–165

11. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *83-84–167

11. Kyle Gardner, Rye, NY *84-83–167

13. Luke Tercek, Johnstown, PA *86-86–172

13. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *91-81–172

15. S. Dean Satouri, Chantilly, VA *85-88–173

16. Francis Gregor, North Wales, PA *91-87–178

17. Archie Filshill, Huntingdon Valley, PA *90-94–184

17. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *94-90–184

19. Junyoung Lee, York, PA *97-91–188

19. Matthew Lucy, North Andover, MA *92-96–188

21. Chaim Yi, Rye, NY *100-91–191

 

Girls Division- White Tees, 5,880 yards, Par 71

 

1. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *82-82–164

2. Audrey Clawson, Sarver, PA *84-82–166

3. Danielle Greene, East Setauket, NY *86-81–167

4. Christine Shao, Green Brook, NJ *90-79–169

4. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *85-84–169

6. Skylar Frankiewicz, Concord, MA *88-82–170

7. Julianne Lee, York, PA *87-84–171

8. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *86-86–172

9. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *89-84–173

10. Rebecca Markunas, Glendale, NY *88-87–175

11. Siena Ferrick, Vienna, VA *91-85–176

11. Rylie Heflin, Avondale, PA *91-85–176

13. Meghan Fahey, Villanova, PA *84-93–177

14. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *85-93–178

15. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *89-90–179

15. Caroline Wrigley, Wexford, PA *88-91–179

15. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA *91-88–179

18. Emily Gilbert, Gilbertsville, PA *96-84–180

19. Caroline DeLoach, Fairfax, VA *89-93–182

19. Skylar Sload, Ashburn, VA *98-84–182

21. Synclaire Kuhn, McMurray, PA *92-94–186

22. Micaela Crines, Wall, NJ *96-91–187

23. Kendel Abrams, Pennsylvania, USA *93-95–188

24. Brooke Hilden, Venetia, PA *95-95–190

25. Katie Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *100-91–191

26. Cass Gavaghan, Ambler, PA *94-100–194

27. Olivia Raihl, Wernersville, PA *102-97–199

28. Gianna Ward, Collegeville, PA *103-109–212

29. Lilly Yang, West Chester, PA *104-111–215

30. Emmy Sammons, Rye, NY *118-102–220

31. Caitie Valmas, Allenwood, NJ *113-116–229

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

JWD. Brynn Lohr, Fairport, NY

 

IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club – Tour Preview

Hershey CC 2009 (10)The IJGT Northeast Tour will host the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa., on May 9-10, 2015. The event will take place on Hershey’s renowned par-71 East Course.

 Opened in 1969, the course was designed by George Fazio to highlight Pennsylvania’s natural beauty. This course has hosted numerous PGA Tour events and most recently hosted the Nationwide Tour’s Reese’s Cup Classic.

Hershey Country Club

A Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the East Course benefits the environment and local ecosystems.

IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and AJGA stars are at stake in this event. Participants can also compete for North American Junior Amateur exemptions in Boys 15-19 and Girls divisions.

Just minutes away from the town chocolate built, Hershey Country Club offers vibrant and fun activities for the whole family. Check out Hershey’s Chocolate World, ZooAmerica, or spend time after the tournament at Hersheypark.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Cole Berger of Malvern, Pa., is coming off a win the Major Championship at Bulle Rock and Benjamin Morris of Reisterstown, Md., is coming off a win in the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin, both in April. Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., will also look to add a second IJGT victory to his resume; he won the Major Championship at Duke University in March. Peter Bradbeer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Brian Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., have both found success on the course. Bradbeer finished second in the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club in August and Isztwan won the Boys 14 & Under Division of the same event.

In the Girls Division, Skylar Frankiewicz of Concord, Mass., and Synclaire Kuhn of McMurray, Pa., will both be seeking their second IJGT wins of the season. Frankiewicz won the IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National in January and Kuhn won the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin in April. Audrey Clawson of Sarver, Pa., has an advantage in that she’s familiar with the course; she finished second in the Labor Day Classic at Hershey last year.

As for the Boys 14 & Under Division, Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., has won four consecutive IJGT events from October-April. Evan Greenplate of Hilton Head Island, S.C., will aim to add a third IJGT title to his resume after winning the College Series at Penn State University in October and the IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes in March. Jon Nolan Perry of Berwyn, Pa., and Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., both have multiple top-three finishes in IJGT events, but a victory still eludes them. S. Dean Satouri of Chantilly, Va., won the only other IJGT event he’s competed in this season, the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill in March. John Updike of Wayne, Pa., is coming off a win in last month’s Architect’s Cup.

During the tournament, follow the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT for live updates. You can find tee times and view the leaderboard here on the IJGT website or by downloading the IJGT app on your phone or tablet.

Braman featured in the IJGT Photo of the Week – September 4, 2014

In the inaugural tournament of the 2014 fall season, the IJGT traveled to fan-favorite Hershey Country Club to host the Labor Day Classic on August 30-31. Warm temperatures and sunny skies combined for ideal golf conditions as a field of more than 40 juniors competed for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points.

PH of week 9.4.14

The fans have spoken and this week’s Photo of the Week features Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y. Her sixth place finish at Hershey becomes her 11th top-10 finish in her IJGT career. Scores of 84 and 82 combined for a two-day total of 166 for Braman who’s performance was highlighted by 17 pars across two rounds.

Congratulations to Braman on being chosen for the first Photo of the Week of the 2014 fall season!

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

Labor Day Classic of Hershey Country Club – Final Results – August 31, 2014

Geiman wins in a playoff
IJGT opens the fall season at Hershey Country Club

The IJGT opened the 2014 fall season on August 30-31, 2014, with the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club. The two-day 36-hole tournament was played on the East Course and featured 40 juniors across three divisions competing for national rankings and IJGT merit points.

hershey1When 36 holes was not enough, the Boys 15-19 Division went to sudden-death playoff between Peter Bradbeer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Nick Geiman of York, Pa. Beginning on the par-4 No. 18, both juniors recorded par to continue the playoff to a second hole on the par-4 No. 17.  From the fairway, both juniors sought the green with their approach shots but it was Geiman who landed closest, within feet of the hole. The successful birdie putt from Geiman ended the playoff with a victory for the Pennsylvania native. Geiman recorded scores of 74 and 73 to finish with a tournament total of 147.

Though Bradbeer did not prevail, his second round performance of 1-under-par 70 was the lowest round of the day, across all divisions, earning him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the division, the award given to the junior with the lowest final round score in each division. Bradbeer finished in second after with a tournament total of 147. Rounding out the division in third was Nick Rencis of Long Valley, N.J., with a two-day total of 148.

“It feels good to finally win on the IJGT. I know I have placed second and third once so it feels good to finally get a win against a good field,” commented Geiman.

 

hershey2In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Brian Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., used nine pars and two birdies in round two to carry his round-one lead into his victory. His two-day score of 155 translated to victory, his second of his IJGT career. A seven-hole streak of par or better was the highlight of Isztwan’s performance as he finished two strokes ahead of second-place finisher James Meyers of Wexford, Pa., who carded a tournament total of 157.

“My mindset was to stay calm. I knew my competitors were good so I knew I had to stay calm if I wanted to play well,” said Isztwan.

Second round scores of 77 for both Meyers and Isztwan earned the duo the Clazic Belts Low Final Round for the Boys 14 & Under Division. In third was Jack Bailey of Pittsford, N.Y., who finished with a tournament total 178.

 

 

 

hershey 3Megan McLean of Lebanon, N.J., was victorious in the Girls Division after holding off Audrey Clawson of Server, Pa. The one-stroke win becomes McLean’s second win with the IJGT. Two rounds of 77 combined for a tournament total of 154 for McLean, highlighted by 24 total pars and a birdie on the par-4 No. 5.

“My driving kept me alive today. I feel like I hit it well off of the tee,” said McLean.

After shredding 11 strokes from her round one score, Clawson finished in second, posting rounds of 83 and 72 to finish with 155 overall. Her 1-over-par second round score of 72 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the Girls Division. Rounding out the division was Linda Wang of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., with a two-day score of 156.

The IJGT will continue tournament play on September 6-7, 2014 for the IJGT Junior at Colleton River in Bluffton, S.C. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,772 yards, Par 71

1. Peter Bradbeer, Philidelphia, PA *77-70–147
1. Nick Geiman, York, PA *74-73–147
3. Nick Rencis, Long Valley, NJ *71-77–148
4. Max Redetzke, Lakeville, MN *74-75–149
5. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *79-74–153
5. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *78-75–153
7. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *79-75–154
8. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *80-75–155
8. Luke McKeogh, Warminster, PA *77-78–155
10. Michael Reed-Price, Dresher, PA *84-73–157
10. Jason Li, Cranberry Twp, PA *81-76–157
12. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *81-77–158
12. Jack Melville, Maple Glen, PA *78-80–158
12. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *76-82–158
15. Ryan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *87-76–163
15. Dominic Leoni, Hockessin, DE *83-80–163
15. Cory Meyer, Bordentown, NJ *83-80–163
18. Chris Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *85-79–164
19. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *86-79–165
20. David Kim, Dresher, PA *88-78–166
21. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *84-85–169
22. Campbell Wolf, Enola, PA *82-89–171
23. David Sinisi, Harrisburg, PA *91-83–174

DID NOT FINISH
Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *JWD

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,238 yards, Par 71

1. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *78-77–155
2. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *80-77–157
3. Jack Bailey, Pittsford, NY *88-90–178
4. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *89-95–184

Girls Division- White Tees, 5,922 yards, Par 71

1. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *77-77–154
2. Audrey Clawson, Sarver, PA *83-72–155
3. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY *80-76–156
4. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *82-81–163
5. Danielle Greene, East Setauket, NY *84-81–165
6. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *84-82–166
7. Morgan Mugnolo, Gainesville, VA *89-83–172
8. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *91-82–173
9. Emily Cohen, Darien, CT *91-84–175
10. Vienna Winalski, West Hartford, CT *97-83–180
11. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA *92-89–181
12. Rebecca Markunas, Glendale, NY *95-91–186

DID NOT FINISH
Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *JWD

IJGT hosts three Labor Day Weekend Events

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is set to host three tournament events over the Labor Day Weekend.  The first of those events is the Lowcountry Open at Oldfield Golf Club in scenic Okatie, South Carolina.

The home of the Lowcountry’s first Greg Norman designed golf course, Oldfield is known for its towering pine and oak trees as well as being a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

In the Boys 15-19 division, Germany’s Jan Schnieder takes a step up in competition while hoping to continue his success after winning two events along with four additional top- five finishes in the Boys 14 & Under Division last season. He will be challenged by Japan’s Shota Ozaki, who tasted victory at last year’s Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters.

In the Girls division, Japan’s Sera Tadokoro looks to build upon her win at last season’s IJGT Junior at Oyster Reef.

Oldfield Golf Course

Oldfield Golf Course.

The IJGT returns to Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pennsylvania for the Labor Day Classic at the East Course. Designed by George Fazio, the East Course is known for its elevated greens and vast number of bunkers that total over 100 in all.

The competition at the Labor Day Classic will be fierce, especially in the Boys 15-19 division. The division is highlighted by two golfers moving up from the Boys 14 & Under level in Thomas Dzwoncyzk and Gus Minkin.

Dzwoncyzk hopes to finally come out on top after four top-five finishes in his seven tour appearances last season, while Minkin won the College Classic at Penn State during the 2012-2013 season. He also accumulated six additional top-five finishes during the season.

In the Boys 14 & Under division, C.J. Hughes plans on continuing his success after recording a win at the Bridgestone Series at Longaberger event last season.  Hughes also tallied two top-five finishes and three top-ten finishes last season. Battling Hughes will be Evan Katz, who won last year’s IJGT Major Championship at Hershey.

The Girls division features a number of golfers who had success on the tour last season. Madison Braman posted two top-fives and two top tens, while Audrey Clawson had one top-five and two-top ten finishes in her three tour events. Allyson Wentworth also will be in the mix after posting one top-five and four top-ten finishes last season.

Lacey Bensing returns after posting a fourth-place finish in last season’s Labor Day Classic at Hershey.

18th hole at Hershey Country Club East Course.

Hershey Country Club East Course.

The final IJGT event of the weekend is the West Coast Kickoff at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 1-2.

TPC Scottsdale plays host to the PGA TOUR’S Waste Management Phoenix Open, and features two fantastic courses that are open to the public year round. The Stadium Course is maintained at a PGA TOUR level year round, and is best known for “the Coliseum” at the 16th hole during the Waste Management Open.

The Champions Course is the newer of the two, having been built it in 2007. It is known for its rugged terrain, and a multitude of ravines and picturesque foothills throughout the course.

In the Boys 15-19 division, Phoenix native Jackson Whisenhunt looks to impress in his hometown after a top-five finish at last season’s PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North.

In the Boys 14 & Under division, Hawaii’s Adam Quant will try and repeat his tour success from last season, where he had a top-five finish in his lone tour appearance at the PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North.

The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course.

The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.


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Final Results from the Summer Series at Hershey

Potten and Kang take first titles in playoff

 

HERSHEY, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) headed back to the northeast and combined two of their top venues for the Summer Series at Hershey.  The first round was played on the championship design Hershey Country Club – East Course.  The final round moved the players to the Hershey Links Golf Club boosting high fescue grass creating a challenge on every hole.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, Zachary Potten of Wharton, N.J., battled back after a rough start in first round to take the hardware home in a playoff.  He started off his Event with a first-round 85, which put him five strokes back of the leader Matt Garza of Cheltenham, Pa.  After the first round there were five players within five strokes of the leader which would make for an exciting finish when the table turned to Hershey Links Golf Club.
“I knew if I stayed patient and put a good round together I would have a chance,” said Potten when asked how he felt after being down five strokes after the first round.
Perfect weather for the second straight day in Hershey made for an exciting finish and Potten did nothing but satisfy all watching.  He was paired with Ezekiel Zhao of Annapolis, Md., and neither competitor knew until after scoring that they had finished tied atop the leaderboard.  Potten made one birdie in the entire event and it happened to be at the most important. On the last hole of regulation, Potten drained a 30-foot putt for birdie that ultimately forced extra holes.
When the committee decided that the playoff would start on hole No. 10, Potten cringed as he had four-putted this green earlier in the day.  However, he split the fairway with his drive leaving only 130 yards to the flagstick.  He watched as Zhao left his second a little left and fell into the rough.  Potten elected to play to the middle of the large green.  From there he two-putted for his par which was good enough to walk away with his first IJGT title.
Rounding out the top three was Garza, playing in his first IJGT event who finished the event with a 164.
The Girls Division was also very competitive but Raphaella Kang of Bayside, N.Y., managed to outlast the field of fierce competitors.  Kang had five runner-up finishes in the 2012-2013 Season with the IJGT and was more than deserving of her first victory.  She played consistent all weekend as she fired an 80 in both of her rounds.
Leading after the first round left Kang a little uncomfortable.
“I was very nervous,” remarked Kang.
She seemed to handle her nerves well by starting her round with two impressive pars on the tough starting holes at Hershey Links.  She fell into a small slump on the front but bounced right back on the back nine making four straight pars.  Kang’s round was highlighted by an eagle on the back nine.
“It was on hole No. 16, where I hit a 7-iron and holed it for an eagle,” said an excited Kang.
This really put the pressure on her fellow competitors as she was battling Carley Hopton of Madison, N.J., who was putting together a great round herself.  Hopton managed to put together a round of 6-over-par 77 to push the event to a playoff.
Kang went into the playoff with the attitude that she was not going to lose, and she split the fairway almost perfectly on her drive.  She had a chance to win it on the first hole but lipped out on a challenging putt which pushed the match to the challenging par-3 11th hole.  Here she stuck it to about 15 feet and secured her victory by holing the putt.
Rounding out the top three was Audrey Clawson of Sarver, Pa., finishing the event with a total of 162 after firing an event-low 6-over-par 77 in the final round.
Clawson and Hopton both earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division for their score of 6-over-par 77 on Saturday. In the Boys Division, Potten took home the honor after his 6-over-par 78 in the final round.
Garza and Kang earned the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award, which goes to the player that shoots the lowest first-round score in every IJGT Event, after their impressive opening rounds on the East Course at Hershey Country Club.
The IJGT will be heading to Weston Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Canada next week to take on Team Canada in the North America Cup. 14 of the top players from the IJGT have been selected to compete in this prestigious team competition.
To sign up for future events or for more information on the IJGT, call (843) 785-2444 or visit www.IJGT.com.
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, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort, and Harbour Town Golf Links.  Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear morodZ, PURE Grips, and International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com  or call (800) 792-9143.
HERSHEY, Pa. – Final round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Hershey conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed June 22, 2013. Hershey Country Club East Course: Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6800 yards, Par 71 (73.9/136). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5921 yards, Par 71 (75.1/131).  Hershey Links: Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6722 yards, Par 72 (72.3/133) Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5762 yards, Par 71 (74.6/134)
Weather:        Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
                       Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Summer Series at Hershey
Hershey, Pa.
June 21-22, 2013
Round 1: Hershey Country Club – East Course
Round 2: Hershey Links Golf Club
Boys 15-19 Division – (Blue Tees) Hershey CC East Course: 6,800 Yards, Par 71
Boys 15-19 Division – (Blue Tees) Hershey Links GC: 6,722 Yards, Par 72
1. Zachary Potten, Wharton, NJ *85-78–163**
2. Ezekiel Zhao, Annapolis, MD *82-81–163
3. Matt Garza, Cheltenham, PA *80-84–164
4. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *81-84–165
5. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY *85-88–173
6. William McEvoy, Saint James, NY *91-88–179
Girls Division – (Gold Tees) Hershey CC East Course: 5,921 Yards, Par 71
Girls Division – (Gold Tees) Hershey Links GC: 5,762 Yards, Par 71
1. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY *80-80–160**
2. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *83-77–160
3. Audrey Clawson, Sarver, PA *85-77–162
4. Lacey Bensing, Ephrata, PA *81-82–163
5. Macky Fouse, Aliquippa, PA *84-90–174
** Won in Playoff

Bridgestone Series at Longaberger – May 18-19, 2013 – Final Results

Hoshor takes home first IJGT title

Hughes captures crown at Longaberger

NASHPORT, Ohio – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the final event in the Bridgestone Series at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio May 18-19. With beautiful conditions, 22 elite junior golfers representing five states competed for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points in this two-day 36-hole competition.

Cory HoshorIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Cory Hoshor of Buffalo, W.Va., had a three-stroke lead heading into Sunday. Hoshor had a quick start on Saturday with a birdie and an eagle on the front nine, and carded a 4-over-par 76 in his first round. Hoshor also earned KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro honors for his impressive first-round play. With fellow competitor Jack Ford of Springboro, Ohio, close behind, Hoshor needed to bring his “A” game on Sunday.

Hoshor’s final round did not start off the way he intended, but he quickly turned it around by making par on five consecutive holes to end his front nine. Ford was trailing by two strokes after the turn, which made for an exciting back nine. Hoshor made par on the first three holes on the back nine, which gave him the momentum to take home his first IJGT title. The par 3s were the difference maker for Hoshor, as he made par on every one carding a tournament total of 158.

“It feels so cool to win on this level with the IJGT being such a big tour,” said Hoshor. “My iron game was on this weekend, and I was able to hit great approach shots that turned into birdies.”

Finishing just behind Hosher was Ford, with a weekend score of 159. Rounding out the top three in the Boys 15-19 Division was Eddie Zhang of Murrysville, Pa., carding a weekend total of 163.

C.J. HughesC.J. Hughes of Indiana, Pa., took home the title in the Boys 14 & Under Division carding a first round 4-over-par 76. On Saturday, Hughes shot a 38 on the front nine, which included an impressive birdie on the tough par-3 ninth hole at Longaberger Golf Club. He also earned KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro honors for his first-round score. Hughes had a five-stroke lead over the competition going into the final round of play on Sunday.

“I just wanted to put the first round behind me and just have a clean slate for the second 18,” said Hughes.

On Sunday, Hughes got off to a hot start with four birdies and no bogeys which put him at 4-under-par after the turn. He continued his great play by making birdie on the tough par-5 No. 10. Hughes’s finished with a 2-under-par 70 to round out a fantastic weekend. Hughes’s spectacular second-round play earned him Clazic Belts Low Final Round honors and most importantly, his first IJGT Title.

“It feels really good to take home my first IJGT title.” said Hughes. “It is going to help me heading into future tournaments.”

Coming in second place was Jake Sollon of Venetia, Pa., with a final score of 155. Rounding out the top three in the Boys 14 & Under Division was Angelo Mancinelli of Moosic, Pa., with a tournament total of 174.

Gillian AlexanderIn the Girls Division, Gillian Alexander of Rices Landing, Pa., took home the title in dramatic fashion. Alexander, who carded a first-round 83, earned KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro honors and had a one-stroke lead heading into Sunday. Emily Doyle of Horseheads, N.Y., trailed Alexander by one stroke and Audrey Clawson of Sarver, Pa., was close behind trailing by two strokes, which made for an exciting final round.

After a shaky start in her final round, Alexander found herself trailing Doyle by two strokes after the turn. After a strong first couple of holes on the back nine, Alexander and Doyle were even after 14 holes. Doyle made par on No. 16 and No. 17, which gave her a one-stroke lead heading into the final hole. Alexander saved her best shots for No. 18 as she stuck her approach shot 15 feet from the hole. She made par on No. 18, which was just enough to put her in first place at the Bridgestone Series at Longaberger.

“It feels really good to win,” Alexander said. “It is definitely going to be a big confidence booster heading into my future tournaments.”

The IJGT will be heading to Orlando, Fla. next weekend to host its annual Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club May 25-27. For more information on the Tournament of Champions or any other IJGT event visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

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, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear morodZ, PURE Grips, and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.

 

NASHPORT, Ohio – Final round results of the IJGT Bridgestone Series at Longaberger conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 19, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6866 yards, Par 72 (73.0/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6367 yards, Par 72 (70.8/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 6071 yards, Par 72 (74.5/128).

Weather: Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour
The Bridgestone Series at Longaberger
Nashport, Ohio
May 18-19, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division-(Gold Tees) 6,866 Yards, Par 72
1. Cory Hoshor, Buffalo, WV *76-82–158
2. Jack Ford, Springboro, OH *79-80–159
3. Eddie Zhang, Murrysville, PA *82-81–163
4.Patrick Sheerer, Pittsburgh, PA *86-79–165
4. Kellen Bohn, Bettendorf, IA *83-82–165
6. Aaron Liebenthal, Sylvania, OH *83-85–168
7. Ben Mullins, Valencia, PA *85-91–176
8. Bobby Hapanowicz, Presto, PA *90-87–177
9. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *90-89–179
9. Collin Davis, Pittsburgh, PA *89-90–179
11. Dominick Mancinelli, Moosic, PA *87-93–180
DID NOT FINISH
Skyler Roederer, Cambridge, OH *92-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Nick Lowry, Mars, PA *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Boys 14 & Under Division-(Blue Tees) 6,387 Yards, Par 72
1. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA *76-700–146
2. Jake Sollon, Venetia, PA *81-74–155
3. Angelo Mancinelli, Moosic, PA *87-87–174
4. Matthew Bonadies, New Albany, OH *88-88–176
5. Paul Mastros, Wintersville, OH *95-97–192
6. Alexander Giatras, Charleston, WV *102-111–213
Girls Division-(White Tees) 6,071 Yards, Par 72
1. Gillian Alexander, Rices Landing, PA *83-82–165
2. Emily Doyle, Horseheads, NY *84-83–167
3. Audrey Clawson, Sarver, PA *85-93–178
4. Anna Schatschneider, Avon, OH *111-99–210
5. Erica Mawhorr, Zanesville, OH *119-103–222
DID NOT FINISH
Jaclyn Fanola, Monroe, MI *DQ (Rule 6-3a)