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IJGT ELITE record 13 top-10 NCAA finishes

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February 18-24, 2015

The IJGT ELITE competed in tournaments all over the country and in Puerto Rico last week. The following IJGT ELITE members recorded top-10 finishes in NCAA tournaments last week:

The Prestige at PGA West — La Quinta, CA — February 16-18, 2015

IJGT alum Max Rottluff (Arizona State) carded a 10-under 206 to tie for fourth and help lead his team to their third consecutive victory. The last time the Sun Devils won three straight titles was in the spring of 1999. Rottluff finished second in the Prestige at PGA West last year.

Puerto Rico Classic — Rio Grande, Puerto Rico — February 22-24, 2015

Billy Kennerly (Clemson), the second-place winner in the 2009 IJGT event at Reynolds Plantation, shot 2-under 70s in all three rounds to finish with a tournament total of 6-under 210, good for third.

Puerto Rico Individual — Rio Grande, Puerto Rico — February 22-24, 2015

Chris Petefish (Georgia Tech), the 2012 PURE Grips Jr. Open at Troon North champion, tied for first with a tournament total of even-par 213.

IJGT alum Alex Ehlert (UNC Greensboro) finished third with a tournament total of 6-over 219. He carded seven birdies in round three.

Philippe Schweizer (Purdue), the 2008 IJGT at Bent Tree Boys 12 & Under Division champion, finished eighth.

All-State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate — New Orleans, LA — February 22-24, 2015

Maria Torres (Florida), who earned a second-place finish in the 2006 IJGT event at The Legends, tied for seventh with a 5-over 221 tournament total. Her team tied for second.

Erynne Lee (UCLA), who finished second in the 2005 IJGT event at The Sandpiper, finished third with a 1-under 215 tournament. Her team finished in a tie for second.

The Loyola Golf Invite — Goodyear, AZ — February 22-24, 2015

IJGT alum Brandon Kida (Utah)’s 2-under 214 tournament total landed him in a tie for fifth place.

The Loyola Golf Invite Individual –Goodyear, AZ — February 22-24, 2015

Broc Johnson (Arizona State), a top-three finisher in two IJGT tournaments, won with a 9-under 207 tournament total.

Jones Invitational — Valencia, CA — February 23-24, 2015

Jordan Rodgers (Brigham Young), who recorded a third-place finish at the 2008 IJGT tournament at Temecula Creek, carded a 1-under 71 in the first and third rounds. He finished with a 1-under 215 tournament total to tie for sixth place.

Michael Pugh (Fresno State), the 2011 champion in the IJGT event at The Legends Golf Club, carded an 8-under 64 in round two. He finished in a tie for sixth with a 1-under 215 tournament total.

Lady Cougar Classic — Columbus, GA — February 23-24, 2015

Ceha Lee (Lander), a three-time IJGT champion, finished third to help lead her team to victory.

Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate — Hilton Head Island, SC — February 23-24, 2015

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina), the 2009 IJGT champion at Ballantyne Resort, finished first with a 2-under 142 tournament total.

IJGT Announces 2012-2013 All-IJGT Team

ORLANDO, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announced its 2012-2013 All-IJGT Team during the Awards Banquet at the 2013 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions held at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The top-10 players in each division in the season-long IJGT Merit Points Standings were named to the All-IJGT teams. The IJGT congratulates each of these players for their hard work over the course of the 2012-2013 season.

Boys 15-19 Division

  1. Charlie Spencer-White – Bluffton, S.C.

    8,000 Points

    3 IJGT Victories; 3 Runner-Up Finishes

  2. Aaron Terrazas – Veracruz, Mexico

    7,300 Points

    4 IJGT Victories

  3. Will Miles – Hilton Head Island, S.C.

    6,775 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  4. Roland Massimino – Lumberville, Pa.

    6,500 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  5. Manuel Velez – Panama City, Panama

    5,950 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  6. Matt Cheng – Taipei, Taiwan

    5,850 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  7. Serawit Kerdsinchal – Nonthaburi, Thailand

    5,800 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  8. Alan Cooke – Vienna, W.Va.

    5,037.5 Points

    3 Runner-Up Finishes

  9. Patrick Albanesi – Avon, Conn.

    4,925 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 1 Top-3 Finish

  10. Rafael Miranda – Guayaquil, Ecuador

    4,425 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 1 Top-3 Finish

Boys 14 & Under Division

  1. William Thomson – Pittsford, N.Y.

    11,550 Points

    4 IJGT Victories; 6 Runner-Up Finishes

  2. Ryan Rybicki – Remsen, N.Y.

    8,300 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  3. Tennoshin Ogawa – Ichinomiya-shi, Japan

    8,000 Points

    6 IJGT Victories; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  4. Alejandro, Santibanez – San Luis Potosi, Mexico

    7,100 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  5. Nate Menon – Wyomissing, Pa.

    6,675 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  6. John Felitto – Mountainside, N.J.

    6,650 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  7. Evan Johnson – York, Pa.

    6,225 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  8. Mikee Ordona – Upland, Calif.

    5,900 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  9. Luke Schaap – Potomac, Md.

    5,850 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 3 Top-3 Finishes

  10. Taisuke Ono – Tokyo, Japan

    5,850 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

Girls Division

  1. Phimnipha Wongwaiwate – Chiang Mai, Thailand

    9,000 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  2. Ana Paula Valdez – Morelia, Mexico

    8,625 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  3. Clementina Rodriguez – Caracas, Venezuela

    7,700 Points

    2 IJGT Titles; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  4. Rei Nakatani – Tokyo, Japan

    7,100 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  5. Olivia Landino – Hermitage, Pa.

    7,000 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  6. Moyu Sasaki – Tokyo, Japan

    6,800 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  7. Ceha Lee – Bundang-Gu, South Korea

    6,600 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  8. Amelia McKee – Paso Robles, Calif.

    6,500 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  9. Katie Edelblut – New Hope, Pa.

    6,200 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  10. Thamonpat Siriko – Bangkok, Thailand

    5,900 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 4 Runner-Up Finishes

All players who were honored at the banquet have earned guaranteed entry into all future IJGT events that are not at full capacity including the 2013-2014 Major Series and 2014 Tournament of Champions.

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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, 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, Golfweek, and International Junior Golf Academy.

 

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

 

IJGT Lowcountry Junior at Oldfield GC – Final Results

Tetreault Wins Rain-soaked Lowcountry Junior
Lee Captures Back-to-Back IJGT Victories

OKATIE, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour hosted the Lowcountry Junior  at Oldfield Golf Club March 23-24, represented by an elite field of competitors from 14 states and 15 countries. Conditions were not ideal, with heavy rains and lightning forcing play to be cancelled for the final round.

Luke TetreaultThe weather on Saturday featured many different types of elements. Whether it was cloudy and cold, raining or beautiful sunshine, Luke Tetreault  of Horseheads, N.Y., found a way to piece together a solid even-par 72 to lead the Boys 15-19 Division. Tetreault made a move early in his round, quickly getting to 2-under par through his first eight holes. From that point, he was able to play steady golf aided by a clutch up-and-down par on the par-3 13th hole at Oldfield Golf Club.

“The up-and-down on No. 13 really kept my round going,” Tetreault said. “That was kind of a turning point where I figured I could grind it out with the weather coming in.”

Unfortunately for those trailing Tetreault, the weather would not cooperate for the final round. Shortly after tee-times began, thunder and lightning rolled in and play could not resume.

Finishing just one stroke behind in second place was Matt Cheng  of Taipei, Taiwan, who carded three birdies en route to a 1-over-par 73.  Garrett Johnson  of Hilton Head Island, S.C., finished in third place with an opening round of 5-over-par 77.

To go along with his victory, Tetreault was awarded the KENTWOOL  Socks Lo-Pro Award for his low score in the opening round.

Nicholas RussellIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Nicholas Russell  of Hilton Head Island, S.C., finished Saturday with a two-stroke lead over his fellow competitors with an opening round 83. Russell was able to play holes Nos. 3 to 10 in only 1-over par, which steadied a shaky start. The bad weather made it difficult for everyone out there, but he was able to distance himself from the field by hitting almost every fairway.

“I was not able to play all that well today, but I was able to hit most fairways, so I was happy with that,” Russell said. “My chipping was also really good today.”
Close behind Russell was Kevin Ying  of Shanghai, China, who earned a second-place finish with his round of 85. Jan Schneider  of Erlangen, Germany, shot 86 to take third place honors.

Ceha LeeIn the Girls Division, Ceha Lee  was able to follow up her victory at the IJGT Shamrock Shootout  at Palmetto Hall  with another one this weekend. Lee was tied with Margine Arguello  of Panama City, Panama, and Thamonpat Siriko  of Bangkok, Thailand, after shooting opening-round 80s. The final round looked like it was going to be a battle, with seven girls within four shots of the lead. The weather would not allow though, forcing a scorecard playoff decided by the total back-nine score to determine the Girls Division Champion.

Lee carded the lowest back-nine score with a 4-over-par 40, aided by a birdie on No. 12. Arguello was barely edged out, shooting a 5-over-par 41 while Siriko carded a 6-over-par 42.
“I was just trying to stay dry out there,” Lee said. “I did not want to wet my grips.”
Lee, Arguello and Siriko were all awarded the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award for having the lowest opening round scores.
The IJGT will make the next southeast tournament stop at Duke University Golf Club  for the College Classic  on April 6-7. Consistently ranked as one of the best college courses, Duke University Golf Club has hosted many prestigious tournaments including the 2001 Men’s NCAA Championship.

To sign up for this event or others please contact the IJGT at 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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, 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 the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.ijgt.com or call 843-785-2444.

OKATIE, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Lowcountry Junior conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 24, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6865 yards, Par 72 (73.6/139).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 6188 yards, Par 72 (70.5/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 5853 yards, Par 72 (74.8/132).

Weather:        Cloudy and rainy with temperatures in the High 50s, winds 10-15 m.p.h.

International Junior Golf Tour
Lowcountry Junior at Oldfield Golf Club
Okatie, S.C.
March 23-24, 2013

Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) Yards: 6,865Par 72
1. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY *72
2. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *73
3. Garrett Johnson, Hilton Head Island, SC *77
4. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *78
4. Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, SC *78
6. André Hammer, Scania, Sweden *79
7. Giovanni Trione, Rome, Italy *80
7. Sense Chaowalit, Bangkok, Thailand *80
7. Nicholas Rodriguez, East Northport, NY *80
7. Zach Stark, Livingston, NJ *80

11. Connor Hogan, Monroeville, AL *81

11. Alan Cooke, Vienna, WV *81
11. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi , Japan *81
14. Nico Gagliardi, Titusville, FL *82
14. Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, CA *82
16. Kyle Vincze, North Reading, MA *83
16. AJ Correia, Bedford, NH *83
18. Keanu Hasmana, Jakarta, Indonesia *84
19. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan *85
19. Trevor Harris, Whitehorse *85
19. Scott Lemon, Winnipeg, Canada *85
19. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *85
19. Elliott Johnson, Bluffton, SC *85
24. Aaron Liebenthal, Sylvania, OH *86
24. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *86
26. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *87
26. Nicco Gentile, Bluffton, SC *87
26. Cody White, Sweetser, IN *87
29. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada *88
30. Austin McCulloch, Alexandria, MN *89
31. Sheock Hyun Shim, Seoul, South Korea *90
31. Patrick Albanesi, Avon, CT *90
33. Spencer Woolfolk, Hinsdale, IL *91
33. Peter Alberti, Madison, CT *91
35. Lohith Ramaraju, London, England *93
35. Matt Garza, Cheltenham, PA *93
35. Dacotah Palcit, Windsor, Canada *93
35. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *93
39. Erik Tiitus, Tallinn, Estonia *94
39. Czech Chalermchaiwat, Bangkok, Thailand *94
41. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan *100
42. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *103
42. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade *103
44. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA *109
DID NOT FINISH
Shota Ozaki, Tokyo, Japan * WD
Boys 14 & Under Division – (Black Tees) Yards: 6,188 Par 72
1. Nicholas Russell, Hilton Head, SC *83
2. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *85
3. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany *86
4. Evan White, Greenville, SC *87
4. Tim Morton, Florence, AL *87
Girls Division – (White Tees) Yards: 5,853 Par 72
1. Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *80
2. Margine Arguello, Panama City, Panama *80
2. Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand *80
4. Kasidy Beckel, Bluffton, SC *81
5. Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China *83
5. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *83
7. Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia *84
8. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *87
9. Aracelly Maria Jimenez Rios, Meiida, Mexico *89
10. Sybil Robinson, Dublin, OH *90
10. Paige Cappelli, Blue Bell, PA *90
12. Lizzie Hammel, Wexford, PA *94
13. Alana Brand, Pennyan, NY *105

Duke University Golf Course to host College Classic

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is set to return to Durham, N.C., April 6-7, for the College Classic at Duke University . Held at the Duke University Golf Club , the IJGT College Classic will feature elite junior golfers from around the world competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit points.

58358c31df2920ae6482d05299294706The University Golf Course was first envisioned in the early 1930’s and on 120 acres of unusual elevation changes and mildly rolling terrain. A Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, the University Golf Course features meandering streams and towering pines. When the course opened to the public in 1957 it quickly was labeled as one of the top university golf facilities in the nation. The attention was great enough to attract the 1962 Men’s NCAA Golf Championship.

Duke University Golf Course went through major renovations in 1993 by Rees Jones who scrutinized every shot possibility and observed and considered every angle to insure that each nuance of the golf course would be subtle, yet perfectly placed. Duke University Golf Course will challenge even the best golfers testing their shot placement and accuracy around the green.

The College Classic at Duke University will feature strong competition in all three divisions.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Lee Detmer  of Washington, D.C., returns to the tour after his victory over the field at Hershey Links last October. Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan will look to take home his first IJGT victory of the 2012-2013 season after a second-place finish at the Major Championship at Hampton Hall .

The Boys 14 & Under Division features five 2012-2013 champions battling for the title at Duke University.Andre Becerra of Zapopan, Mexico arrives with two first-place finishes from last fall and five finishes inside the top 5 for the season.  Jan Schneider of Erlandgen, Germany also has two victories this season. Taisuke Ono  of Tokyo, Japan carries a more recent victory from IJGT Family Weekend  and a third-place finish at the Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall  into the Event. Alejandro Santibanez  of San Luis Potosi, Mexico had an impressive victory over the large field at the Carolina Championship at Kiawah Island Resort in Feb. Andrew Spiegler of Abingdon, Va., rounds out the long list of Boys 14 & Under Division champions in attendance at the College Classic at Duke. Spiegler won the Port Royal event last Oct.

In the Girls Division, Ceha Lee  of Bundang-Gu, South Korea returns after her second victory of the season at the Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hal l. Lee also took home the title at the Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor  earlier this season. Rei Nakatani  of Tokyo, Japan boasts three victories this season and will try to seal her fourth at Duke University. Erin Lo  of Mount Laurel, N.J., returns after her victory at the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club in Sept.

The College Classic at Duke University will begin with tee times starting at 8 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 on Saturday, April 6, and will conclude with an awards ceremony recognizing the top 3 players from each division with trophies and tournament gifts immediately following the final round on Sunday, April 7.

The champion of each division will receive a set of CHAMP spikes, a set of morodZ alignment rods, a head cover courtesy of AB Golf Designs and a pair of sunglasses from new tour sponsor, Sundog Eyewear. In addition, the male and female who post the lowest opening round score will receive a pair of KENTWOOL socks and the juniors carding the lowest final round score on Sunday will receive a belt and IJGT buckle from Clazic Belts.

The top 10 juniors of each division at this Event will also receive IJGT Merit Points.Qualifications for the IJGT Major Championships, season-ending Tournament of Champions and places on the United States, North America and Euro Cup Teams are based, in part, on IJGT Merit Point standings. In addition, the top 10 IJGT Merit Point winners in each division will be named to the All-IJGT Team at the end of the season.

Duke University Golf Course will be open to competitors for optional practice rounds and player registration on April 5 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Registration for this event ends April 1. Register today!

Click here to register for the College Classic at Duke University. 

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IJGT Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall – Final Results

Kim Prevails in Playoff

Lee captures second IJGT victory

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.– The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall Plantation  March 16-17. Held on the Robert Cupp Course , the IJGT Event featured elite junior golfers representing 10 states and 16 countries competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points. The competition was tough, and the Boys 15-19 Division ended in an exciting two-hole playoff.

5f57b6e01883d80c7978e97747ebaf11Warm weather welcomed participants to the first round of the IJGT Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall where GeunTae Kim  (pictured left) of SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea carded a 2-over-par 74 to take the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division. Kim had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3, as well as 8 and 9 in the first round. On the back nine he carded birdies on Nos. 11, 13 and 17 to level out some of his trouble holes.

Although he was leading the division heading into the final round, Kim was not without competition. Saravit Kerdsinchai  of Nonthaburi, Thailand finished the first round with a 3-over-par 75, one stroke back of Kim. Oliver Lehman  of Bern, Switzerland was just three strokes back of Kim with 5-over-par 77.

Luckily, weather for the final round mirrored that of the first with sunny skies, warm temperatures and only a slight increase in wind speed. Kim began the round with a bogey on No. 1 but rebounded with three straight pars before his next bogey on No. 5 to shoot 2-over-par 38 on the front.

Kerdsinchai, however, made a statement starting with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 1 and 2 to take the lead. With a bogey on No. 4 and another birdie on No. 9, Kerdsinchai took the outright lead over Kim with a 2-under-par 34 on the front nine.

Kim was not defeated.

Kerdsinchai struggled on the back nine with bogeys on four holes and a double bogey on No. 14. Meanwhile, Kim was even on the back nine through No. 13 until he doubled No. 14. With another double bogey for Kim on No. 16, no one could be sure who would come out victorious. Kim birdied Nos. 17 and 18 and Kerdsinchai also birdied No. 18 to send both players into a playoff at 6-over-par 150 for the Event.

The playoff started on the par-5 15th hole where both players got up-and-down for par. On No. 16, the champion was decided when Kerdsinchai knocked his first shot into the hazard just short of the par-3 16th green and Kim hit it within 10 feet of the hole. Kim won the playoff and the Boys 15-19 Division title at the IJGT Shamrock Shootout. This was Kim’s first IJGT win.

“I was very nervous for my playoff,” Kim said. “I was fortunate to win.”

6bbcc6630e13ba733c72535b0acc8241Finishing behind Kim and second-place finisher, Kerdsinchai, was Clazic  Belts Low Final Round Award winner, Peter Cho  of Koyang, South Korea. Cho carded a 1-over-par 73 in the final round to finish the Event at 7-over-par 151.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Tennoshin Ogawa  (pictured right) of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan took an early lead as theKENTWOOL  Lo-Pro Award Winner with a 1-over-par 73. His closest contender was Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan who carded a 6-over-par 78 in the first round.

Ogawa continued his success into the final round with a solid front-nine, 1-under-par 35. The back nine was more challenging for Ogawa who had bogeys on Nos. 10 and 14, and a double bogey on No. 13. Birdies on Nos. 11 and 17 propelled Ogawa to another 1-over-par 73, for a tournament total of 146, which won him the Event and the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This is Ogawa’s fifth victory during the 2012-2013 season.

“I played very well,” Ogawa said. “Everything felt very good and I was comfortable with my swing.”

Finishing behind Ogawa was Kevin Ying  of Shanghai, China with 18-over-par 162. Ono finished in third place with a tournament total of 165.

13f0f7dc407a329867b9ad8411f0af94 (pictured left) of Bundang-Gu, South Korea took home the title in the Girls Division after impressive rounds both days of the IJGT Shamrock Shootout. Lee led the division after winning the KENTWOOL Lo-Pro Award in the first round with a 7-over-par 79.

During the final round, Lee carded three birdies on the front nine on her way to a 2-under-par 34. She struggled on the back nine with four bogeys and three double bogeys, but luckily her front nine was strong enough to hold her lead and get her the victory with a 14-over-par 158. This is Lee’s second IJGT victory this season.

 

“I was putting really well,” Lee said. “I am looking forward to playing in the next event at Oldfield.”

Lee was awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round along with Moyu Sasaki  of Tokyo, Japan for carding 7-over-par 79.  Sasaki finished second with 15-over-par 159. Finishing in third place was Isidora Quevedo  of Santiago, Chile with 18-over-par 162.

The IJGT will make the next southeast tournament stop at Oldfield Golf Club  for the Low Country Junior , March 23-24. The Greg Norman design will test all aspects of the golf game and provide breathtaking views of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

 

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.ijgt.com or call 843-785-2444.


 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Shamrock Shootout at Palmetto Hall conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 17, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6621 yards, Par 72 (72.9/136).  Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6110 yards, Par 72 (70.5/131) Girls Division: Black Tees – 5760 yards, Par 72 (73.3/134).

 

Boys 15-19 Division – (Blue Tees): 6,621 Yards, Par 72
1. GeunTae Kim, SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea *74-76–150
2. Saravit Kerdsinchai, Nonthaburi, Thailand *75-75–150
3. Peter Cho, Koyang, South Korea *78-73–151
4. Oliver Lehman, Bern, Switzerland *77-76–153
5. Toks Pedro, Bowie, MD *82-75–157
5. Matthew Mannion, Muskoka, Canada *81-76–157
7. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *79-79–158
8. Zachary Boe, Bluffton, SC *82-80–162
8. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *80-82–162
10. Francisco Contreras, Caracas, Venezuela *84-79–163
10. JD Moore, Columbus, NJ *81-82–163
10. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY *82-81–163
10. Simon Velez, Bogota, Colombia *89-74–163
10. Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, SC *79-84–163
15. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *83-82–165
16. John McCabe, Sewickley, PA *82-84–166
17. Wesley Lieverlo, Eindhoven, Netherlands *86-81–167
18. Gbenga Toriola, Abuja, Nigeria *86-83–169
19. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *80-90–170
20. Garrett Stonehouse, Westport, CT *83-89–172
21. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *92-81–173
22. Jack Foyle, Madison, CT *89-85–174
23. Mac Cavanaugh, West Newbury, MA *89-86–175
24. Jonathan Meissner, Wilton, CT *95-81–176
25. Brian Baker, Pittsburgh, PA *85-93–178
26. Andrew Boyer, Muskoka, ON *97-88–185
27. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia *87-101–188
28. Henrique Ferreira, Hilton Head, SC *88-107–195
29. Sheock Hyun Shim, Seoul, South Korea *95-107–202
DID NOT FINISH
Ryan Wirthlin, Mequon, WI *107-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Seung Jae Hong, Cupertino, CA*91-JWD
Harrison Brown, Roswell, GA *JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division – (White Tees): 6,110 Yards, Par 72
1. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *73-73–146
2. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *85-77–162
3. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *78-87–165
4. Rio Wong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *102-98–200
5. Christopher Gaeta, Lincroft, NJ *107-103–210
DID NOT FINISH
Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *122-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Alexandr Kuzmin, Almaty, Kazakhstan *92-JWD
Girls Division – (Black Tees): 5,760 Yards, Par 72
1. Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *79-79–158
2. Moyu Sasaki, Tokyo, Japan *80-79–159
3. Isidora Quevedo, Santiago, Chile *81-81–162
4. Annie Swords, Newnan, GA *83-81–164
5. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *86-82–168
6. Milleina Ohara, Meguro-Ku, Japan *84-91–175
7. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *96-86–182
8. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *92-96–188
DID NOT FINISH
Phimnipha Wongwaiwate, Chiang Mai, Thailand *86-JWD

The Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor – Final Results

Miles captures first victory at Savannah Harbor

Schneider Takes Home Georgia Junior Title

SAVANNAH, GA. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the Georgia Junior Feb. 23-24 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The IJGT Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor featured 78 elite junior golfers from all over the world. Friday’s heavy rain and frigid temperatures made the course extra challenging for all of the competitors over the weekend. Will Miles  of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Ceha Lee  of Bundang-Gu, South Korea battled the rain to prevail in the Boys 15-19 and Girls Divisions respectively, while Jan Schneiderof Erlangen, Germany took home his second title of the year by outlasting Will Thomson  of Pittsford, N.Y. by a single stroke in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

d13a9187fc23d7fb103f6830c96f76a9The Boys 15-19 Division  was the most competitive division of the tournament with the top 3 spots being separated by the smallest of margins, as Austin McCulloch  of Alexandria, Minn. and Ewen Ferguson  of Hilton Head Island, S.C. both posted an even-par 144 on the weekend, which put them tied for second place. The biggest surprise of all was Miles, who shocked the field after being down four strokes when the final round began. Miles, who was four strokes behind first round leader Chris Magi of Montreal, Canada, overcame all odds and took home his first championship victory in dramatic fashion.

“I knew it was going to take under par to win, so I played aggressive, but smart aggressive,” said Miles. “I didn’t go at all the flags, but I picked the right spots to go for it.”

Miles, who has never won a title, really wanted to bring home a first place finish at the Georgia Junior. “After finishing second in the past two tournaments it feels so good to finally bring home a first place finish,” said Miles.

With his 2-under-par 70 on Saturday, Magi earned himself the Lo-ProKENTWOOL Socks  Award which goes to the player who has the lowest first round score at every IJGT tournament.

 

In addition to his second place finish, McCulloch’s final round score of 4-under-par 68 was the best score on Sunday earning him the Clazic Belts  Low Final Round Award.

b9ffecf994aaf5a1131e3ea7f4d34b79In the Boys 14 & Under Division , Schneider took home his second division victory in only his third event on U.S. soil. The rain never affected Schneider’s play after posting an even-par 72 on Saturday in the soaking wet conditions. His impressive opening round was good enough to give him the lead heading into Sunday.

“It’s always good to have the lead after the first round, but I knew the second round was going to be tough,” said Schneider.

Schneider’s second round was one of the most exciting to watch with second place finisher Thomson nipping at his heels all day long. Thomson was able to equal Schneider’s Sunday total, but his one shot deficit from Saturday turned out to be the final margin, leaving him with his second straight runner-up finish by one stroke in as many weeks. James Wohler  of Savannah, Ga. rounded out the top three in the division with a 151 total on the weekend.

“It was a hard second round for me with Will [Thomson] being paired up with me,” said Schneider. “Will is such a good player, so I knew the second round was going to be tough.”

 

 

 

e0f037b01a2c0279371dc51cab8d5dcfIn the Girls Division , Lee fought off stiff competition to take home her first IJGT title of the season by posting a 1-over-par 145 total on the weekend. Lee, who was being pursued by second place finisher Cake Phuchanbanchob  of Chiang Mai, Thailand, and third place finisherMaggie Ashmore  of Kingston, Ga., began the weekend with a three stroke lead, and never looked back, as she took home the division title by two strokes.

“I just tried to stay calm going into Sunday,” said Lee. “I acted like I wasn’t in the lead, because knowing I was leading would make me feel more nervous.”

Lee’s 1-under-par 71 on Saturday, earned her the Lo-Pro KENTWOOL Socks Award which goes to the player who has the lowest first round score at every IJGT tournament.

For the Girls Division, the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award went to Phuchanbanchob and Ayaka Nakayama  of Kanagawa, Japan who both shot even-par 72 on Sunday at Savannah Harbor.

The next IJGT event will be Family Weekend at Port Royal  Mar. 2-3 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The IJGT’s Family Weekend is always a hit with the parents, and this year will be no different as families will be traveling in from all over the globe to participate.

To sign up for this event, or other, 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 (843) 785-2444.

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Final round results of the IJGT Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed February 24, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6822 yards, Par 72 (72.7/135).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6282 yards, Par 72 (70.6/130) Girls Division: Silver Tees – 5843 yards, Par 72 (73.6/131).

Weather:    Rainy with temperatures in the High 50s, winds 5-10 m.p.h.

Cloudy with temperatures in the High 60s, winds 5-10 m.p.h.

International Junior Golf Tour

Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor

Savannah, GA

February 23-24, 2013

Boys 15-19 Division – (Black Tees) 6,822 Yards, Par 72

1. Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, SC, *74-69–143

2. Austin McCulloch, Alexandria, MN, *76-68–144

2. Ewen Ferguson, Hilton Head Island, SC, *73-71–144

4. Chris Magi, Montreal, Canada, *70-75–145

4. James Cresswell, Orwigsburg, PA, *72-73–145

6. Sam Meuret, Brunswick, NE, *71-75–146

7. Simon Velez, Bogota, Colombia, *71-76–147

8. Ben Dietrich, Bluffton, SC, *74-74–148

9. GeunTae Kim, SuSeong-DaeGu, South Korea, *75-75–150

10. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada, *77-74–151

10. Jonathan Meissner, Wilton, CT, *76-75–151

12. Matthew Mannion, Hilton Head Island, SC, *76-76–152

13. Kyle Vincze, North Reading, MA, *74-79–153

14. AJ Correia, Bedford, NH, *76-78–154

14. Garrett Johnson, Hilton Head Island, SC, *75-79–154

16. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC, *78-77–155

16. Kameron Sallee, Savannah, GA, *77-78–155

16. Andrew Boyer, Muskoka, ON, *74-81–155

19. Sun Kim, L’ile-perrot, Canada, *82-74–156

20. Mac Cavanaugh, West Newbury, MA, *76-81–157

21. Kevin Reich, Winterthur, Switzerland, *79-79–158

22. Seung Jae Hong, Cupertino, CA, *83-76–159

22. John Conley, Leesburg, VA, *81-78–159

22. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC, *81-78–159

22. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico, *77-82–159

26. Chang Ju Lee, Seoul, South Korea, *85-75–160

26. Peter Cho, Koyang, South Korea, *82-78–160

26. Aaron Liebenthal, Sylvania, OH, *79-81–160

26. Nicholas Rodriguez, East Northport, NY, *81-79–160

26. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan, *78-82–160

31. Gbenga Toriola, Abuja, Nigeria, *79-82–161

31. Nicco Gentile, Rosemere, Canada, *78-83–161

33. Austin Green, Fayetteville, PA, *81-81–162

34. William Dunn III, Lancaster, PA, *84-79–163

34. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan, *83-80–163

36. Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, CA, *87-77–164

37. Tyler Balkema, North Haledon, NJ, *81-84–165

38. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China, *82-84–166

39. Dacotah Palcit, Windsor, Canada, *83-85–168

40. Peter Alberti, Madison, CT, *87-87–174

41. Marshall Clemens, Weston, MA, *86-92–178

42. Peter Kelesis, Las Vegas, NV, *92-87–179

43. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA, *87-100–187

44. Jerry Sung, Newport Beach, CA, *126-128–254

DID NOT FINISH

Young-Hwa Jung, Hilton Head Island, SC *82-DQ (Rule 6-6d)

Tyler Prater, Salt Point, NY *90-DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *78-JWD

Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *90-JWD

Boys 14 & Under Division – (Gold Tees) 6,282 Yards, Par 72

1. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany, *72-76–148

2. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *73-76–149

3. James Wohler, Savannah, GA, *74-77–151

4. Ben Reichert, East Amherst, NY, *75-80–155

5. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH, *75-83–158

6. Tyson – Skylar Morrisseau, Couchiching First Nation, Canada, *80-84–164

7. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ, *78-87–165

8. Evan White, Greenville, SC, *86-81–167

Girls Division – (Silver Tees) 5,843 Yards, Par 72

1. Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea, *71-74–145

2. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand, *75-72–147

3. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA, *74-76–150

4. Ana Ruiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, *74-77–151

5. Ayaka Nakayama, Kanagawa, Japan, *81-72–153

6. Stephanie Liu, Hardeeville, SC, *76-79–155

6. Kelly Whaley, Farmington, CT, *79-76–155

8. Mia Baringer, East Greenville, PA, *81-80–161

9. Paige Cappelli, Blue Bell, PA, *84-79–163

10. Margine Arguello, Panama City, Panama, *89-75–164

11. Kali Boyer, New Ringgold, PA, *82-85–167

12. Kathryn Crouch, Harker Heights, TX, *84-84–168

13. Marah Penn, Hamburg, NY, *87-82–169

14. Dorsey Addicks, Atlanta, GA, *87-83–170

15. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China, *88-83–171

15. Carla Loyola, Queretaro, Mexico, *86-85–171

17. Lizzie Hammel, Wexford, PA, *87-86–173

17. Taylor Howerton, Evansville, IN, *83-90–173

19. Ariana Dial, Clarksville, MD, *88-86–174

20. Vica Paulsen, Ridgewood, NJ, *106-104–210

21. Alana Brand, Pennyan, NY, *107-107–21

DID NOT FINISH

Isidora Quevedo, Santiago, Chile *81-DQ (Rule 6-6d)