Bluffton, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) Southeast Tour headed to Bluffton, S.C. on Dec. 7-8 for the Bluffton Junior at Hampton Hall Club. The two-day, 36-hole tournament was held at Hampton Hall’s Pete Dye Signature Course, with the first round being played in near perfect golfing conditions while the final round took place in cold, wet, and windy weather. This week’s Photo of the Week is of Daiki Okada of Tokyo, Japan eyeing his tee shot off the first tee during the first round. Okada fired tournament totals of 78-80-158 to finish in a tie for 21st. Okada was one of only two players in the Boys 15-19 Division to birdie the 417-yard, par-4 12th hole during the final round. This was Okada’s sixth appearance on the IJGT of the 2013-14 season, and he will next tee it up at the IJGA Invitational on Hilton Head Island on Dec. 14-15.
West Coast Tour
Carlsbad, Calif. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Carlsbad, Calif., for the Major Championship at La Costa on Dec. 7-8, 2013. Held on the recently re-designed Legends Course at the La Costa Resort & Spa, this pen-ultimate West Coast Tour event of the 2013 calendar year featured a talented field of junior golfers. Playing in unusually chilly conditions for a California December, the competitors braved through winds and rain showers at times to make for a spectacular event. This week’s Photo of the Week is of J.T. Bloomer of Boise, Idaho, who emerged victorious for the first time in his IJGT career in the Boys 15-19 Division. Bloomer fired consecutive rounds of 79 to finish with a tournament total of 158, and run away with an 11-stroke victory. Bloomer was the only player in the field to birdie No. 16, a 426-yard, par-4, over the weekend We look forward to seeing more strong play from Bloomer in the Spring Season!