3 IJGT Alumni Earn their LPGA Tour card

Twenty players earned their 2016 LPGA Tour card this past weekend at  the Final Stage of LPGA Qualifying Tournament. The tournament was held at LPGA International (on the Jones and Hills Courses) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Three of the twenty players who earned their cards are IJGT Alumni, including Simin Feng, who claimed medalist honors by winning the event. The two other IJGT Alumni to earn their LPGA Tour cards were Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (T4) and Cheyenne Woods (T13).

Simin Feng shot 18-under for the tournament to win by an impressive 7 stokes.  She was the wire-to-wire winner of the event. Her score is tied for the third lowest since 2004, when the LPGA went to a 5 year Qualifying tournament.

Simin Feng

Simin Feng

This is what Feng had to say about her first place finish: “Im very excited. Last year I had a really bad final day to finish sixth in Q-School but this year I got it done with a win. Im looking for better things to happen moving forward.”

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IJGT ELITE Class Announced by the IJGT

Introducing IJGT Elite Class Series


Beginning this week, the IJGT is proud to announce the beginning of a new series of blog posts meant to highlight the ongoing success of our alumni, and continue to showcase how our alumni perform at the next levels of elite competition.

The IJGT ELITE will feature top performances by IJGT alumni in the NCAA, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and other elite levels of competition throughout the golf season. With alumni such as Rickie Fowler, Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer, Annie Park, Cheyenne Woods, and other highly-successful golfers, the IJGT continues the tradition of helping to shape world-class golfers through high-level competition at the best courses in the country.

As we highlight these achievements, we hope to shed light on the immense impact that higher competition provides to junior golfers and their future in the sport, and we encourage our members to contact us about the success of our alumni.


To those who are already in the next levels of competition and continue to perform at a high level:

Welcome to the IJGT ELITE Class

2-Time IJGT Champion, Cheyenne Woods, Wins Australian Ladies Masters

After winning twice on the IJGT, Cheyenne Woods of Phoenix, Ariz., added her first ever Ladies European Tour victory on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Posting a 4-under-par 69 on round two and finishing the tournament with an impressive 16-under-par 276 overall, Woods nabbed first at the Australian Ladies Masters. Woods, an elite golfer with an All-American record at Wake Forest University, held off a tough field on the final day, but she took a two-stroke lead on the par-5 15th hole and never looked back. She earned her first major professional tour victory with this win, and a two-year exemption into Australian Ladies Tour events.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

The niece of Tiger Woods competed on the IJGT as a junior, where she routinely finished in the top three at IJGT tournaments. After winning her first IJGT Event in 2001 at the IJGT Strata Desert Junior Open, she returned in 2002 to earn her second victory at the IJGT Phoenix Junior Open, improving her two-day score by 18 strokes. We are proud of Cheyenne’s collegiate and professional accomplishments thus far, and the IJGT looks forward to hearing about her many successes in the future. Congratulations Cheyenne!