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Final Results from the Summer Series at Oyster Reef GC

Hui holds on during playoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) began its 2013 Summer Series at the beautiful Oyster Reef Golf Club, a Rees Jones design course with tough greens, narrow fairways, and spectacular views of the sound. Juniors endured numerous weather conditions throughout the weekend, with high temperatures and severe humidity during the first round, to cooler temperatures and a 30-minute weather delay due to some severe thunderstorms during the final round. This is a great event for those who regularly participate on our IJGT Southeast Tour, since Oyster Reef is a course regularly gone back to each season.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, Yong Sherng Hui of Taman Dagang, Malaysia, had a tough start to the tournament on Tuesday with a triple bogey on No. 1, but managed to bounce back with six pars and one birdie on the back nine, shooting a 9-over-par 81, leaving him only one shot back from leader Daiki Okada of Tokyo, Japan. Going into the final round, Hui’s nerves from the previous day got to him again, leaving him with a bogey on the first hole. However, Hui knew confidence would help him take control of his front nine, which he did—a birdie on No. 2 and seven straight pars rounded out the nine. With two birdies and 11 pars on the day, Hui shot a 5-over-par 77 for the final round, and a 158 overall total score.
Phubodi Sirisilp of Hilton Head Island, S.C., also had a similar round to Hui, finishing the first round one shot back behind the leader with a 9-over-par 81. Sirisilp spent quite a bit of time on the putting green after the round, determined to stay consistent and fight for a comeback on Wednesday. Sirisilp’s practice paid off, making 12 pars throughout the second round, with eight of them being on the back nine. Sirisilp’s identical round of 5-over-par 77 to Hui’s, and final tournament score of 158 resulted in a playoff between Sirisilp and Hui, leaving Hui victorious after just one hole.
Rounding out the top three in the Boys 15-19 Division were Okada and Elliot Johnson of Bluffton, S.C., who recorded tournament totals of 159.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, there was no question as to who would walk away with first and second place. Zachary Diaz of Mobile, Ala., won the tournament after outlasting fellow competitor Patrick Kridaratikorn of Lexington, Mass. This was Diaz’s first IJGT victory.
In the Girls Division, Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, had a rough start to her round, shooting a score of 8-over-par 44 on the front nine while battling the difficult heat. Tadokoro’s persistence kept her in the game, coming back and shooting seven strokes better on the back nine, rounding out her day with a 9-over-par 81. Going into the final round, Tadokoro knew she needed to stay consistent. Her strong mental game helped her stay focused during difficult shots, allowing her to get up and down around the greens to save par.
Kayla Kozak of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., also took focus going into the second round. Being eight shots back of Tadokoro with only two birdies after round one, Kozak focused her efforts on putting, which gave big results. Kozak made 10 pars throughout the round and a birdie on No. 17 allowing her to shoot a 7-over par 79, a ten stroke improvement from Tuesday. However, it just was not enough. A steady game and consistency throughout the weekend allowed Tadokoro to come out victorious. This was her first IJGT victory.
Kozak took home second place and Yuki Nakayama of Kawasakishi, Japan took third place.
The KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award, which goes to the players who shoot the lowest score in the first round of every IJGT Event, was won by Okada with a score of 8-over-par 80, and Tadokoro with her score of 9-over-par 81.
The Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which is presented to the players who shoot the lowest score in the second round of every IJGT Event, was won by Keshav Sharma of New Delhi, India, with a score of 4-over-par 76, and Kozak with her score of 7-over-par 79.
The International Junior Golf Tour will travel up to the Northeast area this weekend to host its second Summer Series event at Hershey Country Club, June 21-22. For more information about our Summer Series events, please visit www.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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.
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 Summer Series conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed June 19, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,825 yards, Par 72 (73.6/132).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,187 yards, Par 72 (70.3/123). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,910 yards, Par 72 (74.7/128).
Weather:         Tuesday: Sunny and humid with temperatures in the High 80s, winds 5-10 mph
Wednesday: Sunny in the morning, scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon with temperatures in the Low 70s, winds 10-15 mph
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Summer Series at Oyster Reef
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
June 18-19, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) 6,825 Yards, Par 72
1. Yong Sherng Hui, Taman Dagang, Malaysia *81-77–158**
2. Phubodi Sirisilp, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-77–158
3. Elliot Johnson, Bluffton, SC *82-77–159
3. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *80-79–159
5. Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-82–163
5. Keshav Sharma, New Delhi, India *87-76–163
5. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi, Japan *83-80–163
8. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan *84-88–172
8. Ty Caron, Rifle, CO *89-83–172
10. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *92-85–177
11. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *99-99–198
Boys 14 & Under Division – (Blue Tees) 6,187 Yards, Par 72
1. Zachary Diaz, Mobile, AL *115-107–222
2. Patrick Kridaratikorn, Lexington, MA *111-123–234
Girls Division – (White Tees) 5,910 Yards, Par 72
1. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *81-83–164
2. Kayla Kozak, North Myrtle Beach, SC *89-79–168
3. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *95-95–190
**Won in a playoff

Final Results from the Orlando Junior at Falcon’s Fire

Velez defends Falcon’s Fire title

Whaley holds on as Girls Division Champion

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) held the Orlando Junior at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Fla., May 11-12. Juniors endured very warm temperatures with moderate humidity at the Rees Jones designed golf course. The tournament acts as a great tune-up for IJGT’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Manual VelezManuel Velez of Panama City, Panama, winner of the IJGT’s 2012 Florida Swing at Falcon’s Fire, defended his title to win the Boys 15-19 Division, shooting 1-under-par for a two-day total of 143. Velez took fire at the hole locations, recording nine birdies and one eagle over two rounds. His best play came on the par 5s where he played them in 5-under-par.

Velez did not go unchallenged however, as Yan Peng of Beijing, China kept pace the entire tournament. Over two days, Peng played the front nine in a bogey-free 3-under-par.

With Velez holding onto a one shot lead heading into No. 18, both he and Peng striped drives down the middle of the fairway. As both players were in great position, Peng was the one who took advantage and hit the green, while Velez short-sided himself in the greenside bunker.

Velez was able to make a difficult up-and-down seem ordinary, blasting out of the bunker to only a few feet. Peng had a birdie opportunity from about 25 feet to force a tie, but it was not meant to be. Velez converted his par putt to win by one stroke.

Coming in third place was Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan, who carded an even-par 72 on the final day.

Payton Olsen of Winter Park, Fla., received the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for his 3-under-par 69.

Alan XuAlan Xu of Hilton Head Island, S.C., shot 81 on both days to take home the Boys 14 Under Division title. Xu said he played “awesome” during the final round, which showed, recording a score no higher than a five for the entire day. He played consistently for the day with nine pars and nine bogeys.

Aaron Elmore of Rincon, Ga., took home second place honors in the division shooting a solid 81 in the final round. This was Elmore’s first event in the division, but he had played a number of previous events in the IJGT’s Discovery Tour.  Third place in the Boys 14 Under Division was Kotaro Nishimura of Ota-Ku, Japan.

Kelly WhaleyIn the Girls Division, Kelly Whaley of Farmington Conn., came out victorious with an impressive 1-under-par 143 two-day total. Whaley stayed patient and played consistently en route to her victory. She recorded five birdies and 27 pars over the weekend, including 15 pars during the final round.

“I told myself there were a lot of holes left to birdie,” Whaley said. “If it gets close, you know you still have holes left. I had a one-shot lead on the last hole and had to be confident I would par it.”

Whaley stumbled early as she recorded a 2-over-par 38 on her first nine holes, including a bogey on the opening hole. It was different after the turn however, making birdie on her 10th hole then paring the rest of her remaining holes.

Thamonpat Siriko of Bangkok, Thailand, made it difficult for Whaley during the final round, always hanging within one or two strokes of the lead. Siriko put on her own impressive final round, recording two birdies and 15 pars to shoot a 1-under-par 71 which was good enough to earn her second place. Wei-Wei Zhang of Howey in the Hills, Fla., took home third-place honors after also shooting a 1-under-par 71. Both Siriko and Zhang earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for their performances.

The KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award, which goes to the players who shoot the lowest score in the first round of every IJGT Event, was won by Velez with a score of 1-under-par 71 and Whaley with a score of 2-under-par 70.

The International Junior Golf Tour will travel back to the Orlando, Fla. area in two weeks to host its annual Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Resort May 25-27. For more information about the Tournament of Champions and its corresponding events, please visit www.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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

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

KISSIMMEE, FLA. – Final round results of the IJGT Orlando Junior conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 12, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,839 yards, Par 72 (73.2/136).  Boys 14 Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,239 yards, Par 72 (70.1/128). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,991 yards, Par 72 (74.4/130).

Weather:  Sunny with temperatures in the Low 80s, winds 5-10 mph

Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 80s, winds 5-10 mph

International Junior Golf Tour

The Orlando Junior at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club

Kissimmee, Fla.

May 11-12, 2013

Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) Yards: 6,839, Par 72

 

1. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama *71-72–143

2. Yan Peng, Beijing, China *73-71–144

3. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *76-72–148

4. Matthew Rushton, Cape Town, South Africa *77-72–149

4. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY *76-73–149

4. Rafael Miranda, Guayaquil, Ecuador *75-74–149

7. Payton Olsen, Winter Park, FL *81-69–150

7. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *72-78–150

7. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *73-77–150

10. Sense Chaowalit, Bangkok, Thailand *73-78–151

11. Keith Techasith, Bangkok, Thailand *77-75–152

11. Austin McCulloch, Alexandria, MN *78-74–152

11. André Hammer, Scania, Sweden *77-75–152

11. Keanu Hasmana, Jakarta, Indonesia *76-76–152

11. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *75-77–152

16. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico *80-74–154

16. Yong Sherng Hui, Taman Dagang, Malaysia *77-77–154

18. Takakazu Furukawa, Shiga, Japan *73-82–155

19. Garrett Johnson, Hilton Head Island, SC *80-76–156

20. Andre Becerra, Zapopan, Mexico *79-79–158

21. Gus Uriostegui, Leon, Mexico *82-77–159

22. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia, *79-81–160

23. Tyler Hughes, Howey in the Hills, FL *81-80–161

24. Nicco Gentile, Bluffton, SC *77-85–162

25. Connor Hogan, Monroeville, AL *76-87–163

26. Czech Chalermchaiwat, Bangkok, Thailand *85-79–164

26. Matthew McDonald, Celebration, FL *82-82–164

26. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *82-82–164

26. Andrea Bacchi, Milan, Italy *82-82–164

26. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *82-82–164

31. Marshall Clemens, Weston, MA *84-82–166

32. Andrew Boyer, Muskoka, ON *80-87–167

33. Davis Keough, Cole Harbour, NS *85-84–169

34. David Rice, Pittsburgh, PA *93-82–175

35. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA *98-86–184

36. Sheock Hyun Shim, Seoul, South Korea *90-107–197

DID NOT FINISH

Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *JWD

Boys 14 Under Division – (Blue Tees) Yards: 6,239 Par 72

1. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-81–162

2. Aaron Elmore, Rincon, GA *88-81–169

3. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *92-89–181

DID NOT FINISH

Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *DQ (Rule 15-3b)

Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *DQ (Rule 6-6d)

Girls Division – (White Tees) Yards: 5,991 Par 72

1. Kelly Whaley, Farmington, CT *70-73–143

2. Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand *73-71–144

3. Wei-Wei Zhang, Howey in the Hills, FL *75-71–146

4. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *74-75–149

4. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *73-76–149

6. Luiza Altmann, Sao Paulo, Brazil *76-74–150

6. Veronica Vetesnik, Winnipeg, Canada *74-76–150

8. Yunjie Zhang, Howey in the Hills, FL *75-76–151

9. Yuka Kajiki, Howey in the Hills, FL *79-74–153

10. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *80-76–156

11. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *83-78–161

11. Jessica Danford, Longwood, FL *80-81–161

11. Mallory Etcheberry, Wesley Chapel, FL *79-82–161

14. Aracelly Maria Jimenez Rios, Merida, Mexico *80-82–162

15. Grace Kim, Sao Paulo, Brazil *81-82–163

16. Carla Loyola, Queretaro, Mexico *78-86–164

17. Bria` Sanders, Cordova, TN *82-83–165

17. Kathryn Crouch, Harker Heights, TX *81-84–165

19. Ariana Dial, Clarksville, MD *84-82–166

20. Lizzie Hammel, Wexford, PA *83-85–168

21. Paige Cappelli, Blue Bell, PA *85-85–170

22. Kali Boyer, New Ringgold, PA *88-90–178

23. Sophie Guo, Bluffton, SC *90-92–182

24. Haley Danford, Longwood, FL *96-91–187

25. Alana Brand, Pennyan, NY *100-97–197

DID NOT FINISH

Sydney Nix, Huntsville, AL *81-JWD

Final Results from the PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North

 

Christifulli captures crown at Troon North
Nam earns first IJGT title in Boys 14 Under Division

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North Golf Club on May 11-12. The Scottsdale heat played a factor as the competitors trudged up and down the hills on the Monument Course at Troon North. Two champions were crowned giving their mothers an unforgettable Mother’s Day present.


Michael ChristifulliMichael Christifulli of Paradise Valley, Ariz., earned his first IJGT title of the season after putting together a gritty final-round score of 5-over-par 77.  On Saturday, Christfulli got off to a hot start going 1-under-par in his first eight holes. After an even-par 36 on the front nine, he ran into a few obstacles on the difficult back nine to finish with a score of 3-over-par 75.

Christifulli was not alone atop the leaderboard after Saturday’s round. TJ Kathrineberg of Mesa, Ariz., had a share of the lead with a 3-over-par 75. Both players earned KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award honors with their first-round score.

Sunday was a tough day for scoring conditions as the round from Saturday physically drained many of the competitors. The Monument Course tests your playing ability as well as your physical ability. Christifulli was determined to come up with the victory because he wanted redemption after not being able to play in the PURE Grips Junior Open back on Dec 8-9, 2012 at Troon North – Pinnacle Course. Down the stretch, Christifulli made two key birdies on the back nine that gave him the cushion he needed to secure the victory.

“My plan was to put the ball in play,” said Christifulli. “I knew that approach would give me a chance, but I also tried to make some good putts.”

Coming in second place was Thomas Avant of Chandler, Ariz., finishing with a tournament total of 158. Finishing in a tie for third place were Jackson Whisenhunt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kathrineberg carding a 159 tournament score over the weekend.
Mason NamIn the Boys 14 Under Division, Mason Nam of Scottsdale, Ariz., ran away with his first IJGT title after putting together a solid final-round score of 5-over-par 77. Nam got off to a slow start on Saturday carding a front-nine score of 5-over-par 41. Things turned around quickly on the back nine where Nam made three birdies en route to a 2-under-par 34. His score of 3-over-par 75 earned him KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award honors.

On Sunday, Nam got off to a great start playing his first 12 holes in 1-over-par. His fellow competitors could not match his great start giving Nam a clear path to victory. Although he did not finish as strong as he would like, Nam was still very pleased with his victory.

“Definitely one of the hardest courses I have played in a tournament,” said Nam. “It was in really good condition.”

Finishing in a tie for second place were Cole Shintaku of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Moibhi Tyndall of Mountain View, Calif., with scores of 162.

The Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award went to the champions Christifulli and Nam for their scores of 5-over-par 77.

The IJGT West Coast tour has completed for the 2012-2013 season. The IJGT will be closing out the season with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions on May 25-27 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla. This is the marquee event on the IJGT schedule and will feature the best competitors on the IJGT from across the country. To sign up for this Event, or others, 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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

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

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Final round results of the PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 12, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,846 yards, Par 72 (72.2/138).  Boys 14 Under Division: Silver Tees – 6,037 yards, Par 72 (68.4/128).

Weather:        Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 90s, winds 10-15 mph
           Sunny with temperatures in the Low 90s, winds 5-10 mph
International Junior Golf Tour
PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North
Scottsdale, Ariz.
May 11-12, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) Monument Course: 6,846 Yards, Par 72
1. Michael Christifulli, Paradise Valley, AZ *75-77–152
2. Thomas Avant, Chandler, AZ *78-80–158
3. TJ Kathrineberg, Mesa, AZ *75-84–159
3. Jackson Whisenhunt, Phoenix, AZ *77-82–159
5. Michael Marreel, Chandler, AZ *83-80–163
6. Zachary Wagner, San Diego, CA *84-82–166
6. Ryan Tanner, Tucson, AZ *81-85–166
8. Ryan Sullivan, Cottonwood, AZ *85-83–168
9. Gary Baker, Cornviile, AZ *92-83–175
10. Josh Nadler, Chandler, AZ *87-96–183
Boys 14 Under Division – (Silver Tees) Monument Course: 6,037 Yards, Par 72
1. Mason Nam, Scottsdale, AZ *75-77–152
2. Cole Shintaku, Honolulu, HI *77-85–162
2. Moibhi Tyndall, Mountain View, CA *81-81–162
4. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *93-84–177
5. Adam Quandt, Lahaina, HI *87-95–182

Final Results from the Architects Cup

 

Panagos takes home the Architects Cup
Menon wins back-to-back IJGT Titles

LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) returned to beautiful Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J., April 27-28 for the 2013 IJGT Architects Cup. 111 junior golfers ages 9-19 representing seven states and two countries were treated with amazing weather and scenic views during this two day, 36-hole competition.

Jack PanagosIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Jack Panagos of Hillsborough, N.J., took home the Architects Cup first-place trophy after two great rounds of golf this weekend. Panagos played a very impressive first round with five birdies carding a 1-under-par 70, but Architects Golf Club employee, Eamon Marone of Belvidere, N.J., had the lead heading into Sunday after carding a 2-under-par 69 on Saturday. Marone earned KENTWOOL Lo-Pro honors on his home course with his spectacular first-round play.

Panagos started his final round off with a bang with four consecutive birdies on the front nine, and lead the Boys 15-19 Division by two stokes at the turn. Second-place finisher Roland Massimino of Lumberville, Pa., birdied his first two holes on the back nine, making it an exciting back nine. Panagos carried his momentum into the back nine by carding two birdies and five pars to earn himself his first IJGT Title with a 3-under-par 139 final score.

“It feels awesome to win the title,” said Panagos. “I knew it would be tough to win this weekend with all of the great competition, and I feel really happy.”

Massimino finished in second right behind Panagos with a weekend 1-under-par 141. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division top three was Marone, Armando Olivieri of Greenwich, Conn., and Jake van Arkell of Haverford, Pa., all carding a weekend even-par 142.

Nate MenonComing off a first-place finish in the Boys 14 Under Division at the Western Pa. Major at Nemacolin, Nate Menon of Wyomissing, Pa., wanted to carry last weekend’s success into the Architects Cup. Menon started his weekend with a first-round 1-over-par 72, and found himself in a three-way tie with Sam Goldenring of Florham Park, N.J., and John Felitto of Mountainside, N.J. The Boys 14 Under Division was filled with low scores heading into Sunday, and Menon needed a spectacular final round to repeat last weekend’s success.

Menon started his second round off with a bang making birdies on his first two holes, giving him an early two-stroke lead. With two more birdies on the front nine, Menon had the championship title in his sights after the turn. After an impressive eagle on No. 1 (his 10th hole), Menon never looked back and carded a spectacular 6-under-par 65 in his final round, earning him Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award honors. With his great play over the weekend, Menon carded a weekend 5-under-par 137 tournament total.

“It feels really good to win this week,” said Menon. “I knew I had to shoot under-par in the second round to win this weekend, and thankfully I was able to do that.”

Goldenring finished in second place right behind Menon with a weekend 2-over-par 144. Rounding out the top three in the Boys 14 Under Division was Drew Tomback of New York City, N.Y., carding a final score of 147.

Brynn WalkerIn the Girls Division, Brynn Walker of St. Davids, Pa., carried a three stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. Her first-round 3-over-par 74 consisted of three birdies and nine pars, which earned her KENTWOOL Lo-Pro honors. With a talented field in the Girls Division, Walker had to bring her best game into Sunday’s final round.

Walker’s first round lead dwindled after a shaky front nine, giving Camilla Vik of Greenwich, Conn., a chance at a comeback. Vik’s front-nine score of 1-under-par 34 put the pressure back on Walker, who responded with birdies on No. 10 and No. 14. Walker was now in the driver’s seat and had the IJGT Title in her sights. Her first round lead was just too much for Vik, and Walker took home her first IJGT Title by carding a weekend 9-over-par 151.

“I’ve been chasing an IJGT Title for awhile,” said Walker. “After playing in three events this year it feels very good to win one.”

Finishing right behind Walker was Vik with a weekend 12-over-par 154. Vik’s final-round score of 3-over-par 74 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division was Cara Basso of Downington, Pa., carding a tournament total 13-over-par 155.

The IJGT Northeast Tour will travel to Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y., to host the AB Golf Desgins Junior May 4-5. To sign up for this Event, or others, 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.

 

LOPATCONG, N.J. – Final round results of the IJGT Architects Cup conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 28, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6724 yards, Par 71 (71.9/132) Boys 14 Under Division: Gold Tees – 6288 yards, Par 71 (70.1/124) Girls Division – 6049 yards, Par 71 (76.0/136)

Weather:

Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 0-5 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 5-10 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour
The Architects Cup
Lopatcong, N.J.
April 27-28, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division-(Black Tees) 6,724 Yards, Par 71
1. Jack Panagos, Hillsborough, NJ *70-69–139
2. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *72-69–141
3. Armando Olivieri, Greenwich, CT *73-69–142
3. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ *69-73–142
3. Jake van Arkel, Haverford, PA *70-72–142
6. Mike Hanrahan, Ossining, NY *72-73–145
7. James Nicholas, Scarsdale, NY *74-72–146
7. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA *73-73–146
7. Jared Mactas, Woodcliff Lake, NJ *72-74–146
7. Chad Hess II, Orefield, PA *72-74–146
7. Michael Rojas, Cliffside Park, NJ *71-75–146
12. Ryan Davis, Berkeley Heights, NJ *77-70–147
12. Nicholas Johnson, Moosic, PA *75-72–147
12. Brock Kovach, Wyomissing, PA *74-73–147
12. William Voetsch, New Vernon, NJ *74-73–147
12. Kwanwoo Kim, Tenafly, NJ *72-75–147
17. Kevin Kunkle, Walnutport, PA *78-70–148
17. John Foley, Limerick, PA *78-70–148
19. Kieran Purcell, Nutley, NJ *77-72–149
19. Justin Clark, New Canaan, CT *76-73–149
19. John Pak, Scotch Plains, NJ *73-76–149
22. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *77-73–150
22. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA *75-75–150
24. Zachary Melnick, Blue Bell, PA *78-73–151
24. Rob Newhouse, New York, NY *77-74–151
24. C.J. Zachary, Hummelstown, PA *77-74–151
24. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *75-76–151
24. Kevin Godart, Ridgewood, NJ *74-77–151
24. Brendan Gutzler, Tinton Falls, NJ *74-77–151
30. Thomas Dunleavy, Darien, CT *77-75–152
30. Grant Schumaker, Macungie, PA *76-76–152
30. Steve Cerbara, Langhorne, PA *76-76–152
30. Bobby Firth, Jenkintown, PA *74-78–152
34. Zackary Potten, Wharton, NJ *80-73–153
35. Joe Markmann, Doylestown, PA *79-75–154
35. Griffin Colvin, Media, PA *78-76–154
35. Bret Howey, Nazareth, PA *80-74–154
35. Phillip Colevas, Rockville, MD *76-78–154
39. Tommy Hussong, Princeton Junction, NJ *78-77–155
39. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *78-77–155
39. Robbie Seebold, Danville, PA *77-78–155
42. Bobby Piluso, Ridgewood, NJ *79-77–156
42. Andrew Bowyer, Summit, NJ *75-81–156
44. Spencer Shepperly, New Vernon, NJ *82-75–157
44. James Mongey, Morristown, NJ *77-80–157
46. Dan Eidman, Englewood, NJ *78-80–158
46. Sam Gallen, Reading, PA *78-80–158
46. Max Catucci, Weston, CT *78-80–158
46. Forrest Swisher, Hopewell, NJ *73-85–158
50. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *80-79–159
50. Oliver Wade, New York, NY *79-80–159
50. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA *78-81–159
50. Gary McCabe, Collegeville, PA *80-79–159
50. Andrew DeMarco, Huntington, NY *81-78–159
50. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *80-79–159
56. Connor Miller, New Canaan, CT *79-81–160
56. Michael McIntosh, Chittenango, NY *79-81–160
56. Ty Zebrowski, Verona, NJ *78-82–160
56. Andrew Bove, Doylestown, PA *80-80–160
56. JeVon Bell, Marlton, NJ *76-84–160
61. Nick Shoup, Allentown, PA *79-82–161
61. Lee Hammerschmitt, Armonk, NY *85-76–161
61. Daniel Melcher, New York, NY *86-75–161
61. Ross Rabin, Woodcliff Lake, NJ *82-79–161
65. Nick Hallowell, Montvale, NJ *82-80–162
65. Tyler Smith, Bath, PA *80-82–162
67. Kenny Dorian, Riverside, CT *83-80–163
68. Austin Bailey, Pennington, NJ *84-81–165
69. Andrew Nappi, Glen Rock, NJ *79-87–166
69. Alex Bollington, Madison, NJ *84-82–166
69. Michael Braunstein, Roslyn Heights, NY *82-84–166
72. Parth Ahuja, Monmouth Junction, NJ *85-84–169
73. Jack Maresca, Rye, NY *86-84–170
73. Brad Holzer, Rye, NY *84-86–170
75. Ben Litt, Moorestown, NJ *90-81–171
76. Gregory Rothman, Moorestown, NJ *86-88–174
77. Callum McCaslin, Milford, PA *86-89–175
78. Ryan Conner, Newtown, PA *92-85–177
79. Cristian Cerza, Greenwich, CT *83-98–181
DID NOT FINISH
Jake Gurock, West Windsor, NJ *85-JWD
Boys 14 Under Division-(Gold Tees) 6,288 Yards, Par 71
1. Nate Menon, Wyomissing, PA *72-65–137
2. Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, NJ *72-72–144
3. Drew Tomback, New York City, NY *74-73–147
4. John Felitto, Mountainside, NJ *72-78–150
5. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *79-72–151
6. Mike May, Auburn, NY *78-74–152
6. Isaac Gorenstein, Nyack, NY *74-78–152
8. Chris Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *79-77–156
9. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *87-78–165
10. Kyle Tillinghast, Manorville, NY *81-88–169
11. Cameron Hsieh, New York, NY *90-86–176
12. Luke Sample, New York, NY *88-92–180
13. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *94-88–182
14. Peter Keane, Essex Fells, NJ *87-101–188
15. Sean Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *103-89–192
Girls Division-(Blue Tees) 6,049 Yards, Par 71
1. Brynn Walker, St. Davids, PA *74-77–151
2. Camilla Vik, Greenwich, CT *80-74–154
3. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *77-78–155
4. Sarah Kokotajlo, Ewing, NJ *77-79–156
5. Macky Fouse, Aliquippa, PA *79-79–158
6. Alexis Hios, Rye, NY *78-84–162
7. Emily Doyle, Horseheads, NY *83-81–164
8. Allyson Wentworth, Stewarstville, NJ *83-83–166
9. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *85-85–170
10. Jess Wild, Stockton, NJ *91-82–173
10. Dawn Turner, Ottawa, Canada *87-86–173
12. Caroline Zhao, Greenwich, CT *84-90–174
13. Riley Smyth, Old Tappan, NJ *86-89–175
14. Julia Tonnessen, Flemington, NJ *89-88–177
15. Shannon Haselton, Sayville, NY *92-94–186
DID NOT FINISH
Christina Parsells, Bernardsville, NY *DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Final Results from the Auntie Anne's Pretzels Junior at Shipyard Golf Club

 

Nimmer’s clutch birdie captures victory
Ruiz victorious in Girls Division

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior this weekend at Shipyard Golf Club. Possible thunderstorms threatened play on Sunday, but the weather cooperated and the juniors enjoyed beautiful weather all weekend.

Bryson NimmerBryson Nimmer of Bluffton S.C., took home the Boys 15-19 Division title with a 1-over-par 145 two-day total. The leaderboard was packed going into the final round, but ultimately the tournament came down to the final hole with two of the KENTWOOL Low Pro winners—Nimmer, and second-place finisher Charlie Spencer-White, also from Bluffton, S.C., who were tied when teeing off on No. 18.

Both players left themselves with wedges for their third shots on the par-5 finishing hole. Spencer-White hit his approach to six feet while Nimmer hit his to about 12 feet. With Nimmer putting first, he was able to roll his putt in putting the pressure squarely on Spencer-White. Unfortunately Spencer-White was unable to convert giving Nimmer his first IJGT title this season.

“That shot I hit into 18 was really good,” said Nimmer. “Set me up for a birdie to win.”

Spencer-White’s solid play was good enough to earn him second place with a 2-over-par 146 two-day total. Rounding out the top three was Francisco Contreras from Caracas, Venezuela, whose final-round even-par 72 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. His tournament total was a 3-over-par 147.

Taisuke OnoIn the Boys 14 Under Division, Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan, came from three shots down to win the division by three strokes. Ono began his round with a bogey, making his comeback all the more difficult. However, he was able to steady the ship with four straight pars. Aided by a birdie on the difficult par-3 8th hole, Ono played steady golf to charge his comeback efforts. He was able to close out his round with another four-hole par streak while everyone else faltered.

Coming in second place was Paul Schumacher of Canton, Ohio, who carded a two-day total of 161. He was able to lock up second place by playing the final six holes in even par after a shaky stretch in the middle of the round. In third place, shooting a 162 tournament total was Jan Schneider of Erlangen, Germany. Schneider tore up the par 3s on Sunday, playing the four in 2-under-par.

Ana RuizAna Ruiz of Chihuahua, Mexico, was the only player this weekend to record an under- par round, giving her the crown in the Girls Division. Ruiz’s opening-round 1-under-par 71 gave her a five-shot cushion entering the final round. After a string of eight pars in a row on the front nine, she birdied Nos.10 and 11 to get into red figures. Ruiz was able to add two more birdies on the back nine adding to her lead.

“I hit the ball really well,” Ruiz said after her round. “I hit a lot of greens and gave myself a lot of opportunities for birdies.

Ruiz continued her stellar play in the final round, recording back-to-back birdies on holes Nos.7 and 8 on her way to a 2-over-par 74 to win the division by seven strokes. A testament to her great ball striking was her play on the par 3s for the tournament, playing them in 1-under-par over the weekend.

In addition to her victory, Ruiz was awarded both KENTWOOL Low Pro and Clazic Belts Low Final Round Awards.

Phyllis Tang of Hong Kong, China and Rei Nakatani of Tokyo, Japan tied for second place with 152 tournament totals. Although the scores were the same, the two played quite differently. Tang recorded three birdies in her final six holes to surge into the top three while Nakatani was a model of consistency all weekend.

The IJGT Southeast tour will be hosting another tournament on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the IJGT AHEAD Open at Bear Creek Golf Club, May 4-5. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

About Auntie Anne’s

Twenty-five years after Anne and Jonas Beiler stumbled across their original pretzel perfection, guests are still enjoying Auntie Anne’s Pretzel products, dipping sauces, and signature beverages in more than 1,330 locations in 46 states and 25 countries. Auntie Anne’s stands out from its competitors due to its unwavering commitment to extending the brand, successful growth, and providing continued value to customers. Auntie Anne’s has built its brand on the foundations of the people-focused philosophies established by its founder, quality products, exceptional guest service, attractive and efficient stores, and the fun activity of pretzel making. Over the years, Auntie Anne’s has rolled approximately 1.7 billion pretzels.

 

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, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and  International Junior Golf Academy.

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 Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 28, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,872 yards, Par 72 (74.0/133).  Boys 14 Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,258 yards, Par 72 (71.2/128) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,971 yards, Par 72 (74.7/126).

 

Weather:  Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 70s, winds 5-10 mph

Sunny with temperatures in the Mid to High 70s, winds 3-5 mph

 

International Junior Golf Tour
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior at Shipyard – Galleon/Clipper
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
April 27-28, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) Yards: 6,872, Par 72
1 Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, SC *72-73–145
2. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC *72-74–146
3. Francisco Contreras, Caracas, Venezuela *75-72–147
4. Alan Cooke, Vienna, WV *74-74–148
5. Owen Miller, Burgettstown, PA *76-75–151
5. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama *73-78–151
7. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *76-77–153
7. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *77-76–153
9. Chang Ju Lee, Seoul, South Korea *75-79–154
10. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia *80-76–156
10. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *78-78–156
10. Matthew Mannion, Muskoka, ON *75-81–156
13. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *78-79–157
14. Nicco Gentile, Bluffton, SC *79-79–158
15. Lohith Ramaraju, London, England *76-83–159
16. Gus Uriostegui, Leon, Mexico *81-79–160
16. Connor Hogan, Monroeville, AL *79-81–160
16. Sense Chaowalit, Bangkok, Thailand *76-84–160
19. Yong Sherng Hui, Taman Dagang, Malaysia *78-83–161
20. Brian Baker, Pittsburgh, PA *83-79–162
21. Andrew Boyer, Muskoka, ON *85-80–165
21. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *87-78–165
21. Peter Kelesis, Las Vegas, NV *82-83–165
24. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *82-84–166
24. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico *82-84–166
26. Drew Poland, Johnson City, TN *82-88–170
27. Jack Klein, Bethesda, MD *87-84–171
28. Kevin Reich, Winterthur, Switzerland *89-89–178
29. William Dunn III, Lancaster, PA *94-85–179
30. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *96-87–183
DID NOT FINISH
Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Boys 14 Under Division – (Blue Tees) Yards: 6,258 Par 72
1. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *80-78–158
2. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *80-81–161
3. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany *80-82–162
4. Christian Clemence Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *77-92–169
5. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *94-95–189
6. Jacob Morris, Hollywood, SC *94-98–192
Girls Division – (White Tees) Yards: 5,971 Par 72
1. Ana Ruiz, Chihuahua, Mexico *71-74–145
2. Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China *76-76–152
2. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *75-77–152
4. Ayaka Nakayama, Kanagawa, Japan *79-76–155
5. Laura Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia *82-76–158
6. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *78-81–159
6. Bria` Sanders, Cordova, TN *76-83–159
8. Aracelly Maria Jimenez Rios, Merida, Mexico *80-80–160
8. Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia *79-81–160
10. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *82-83–165
11. Kasidy Beckel, Bluffton, SC *80-87–167
12. Sera Tadokoro, Izumisano-Shi, Japan *83-87–170
13. Ariana Dial, Clarksville, MD *88-83–171
14. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *95-97–192
 DID NOT FINISH
Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Dylaney Day, Toronto, ON *90-JWD

Hershey Links Golf Club to Host IJGT Junior

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is set to host the IJGT Junior at the Hershey Links Golf Club  April 6-7. Located in scenic Hummelstown, Pa., the Hershey Links Golf Club has been a favorite stop among competitors with its challenging holes and great competition. This year will be no different with some of the top junior players from around the world competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit points in this two day 36-hole event.

Overlooking the Hershey cityscape, Hershey Links stretches along 175 acres of natural bluffs and ravines that create a peaceful setting, while providing ample shot-making challenges. The layout, which plays to a par-72, features links-style golf with tall, flowing fescue grasses and bentgrass greens. Five sets of tees accommodate every level of golfer.

Hershey Links

In the Girls Division, Raphaella Kang , of Bayside, N.Y., looks to capture her first IJGT title. Kang has three second-place finsihes, and is very eager to take home her first championship title.

The first round of the Bridgestone Series at Greate Bay will begin April 6 at 8:00 a.m., and the Event will conclude with an awards ceremony recognizing the top 3 juniors in each division with trophies and tournament gifts immediately following the final round on 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 IJGT event will also receive IJGT Merit Points to be accumulated at the end of the IJGT season recognizing the top juniors on tour. 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.

Hershey Links Golf Club will be open at 8 a.m., March 15 for an optional practice rounds and pre-tournament registration.

 

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, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golf Digest/Golf World and International Junior Golf Academy.

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

IJGT Philly Challenge at White Manor CC- Final Results

Barto Captures First IJGT Title

DiLisio Holds off Competition at White Manor

MALVERN, PA. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to the beautiful White Manor Country Club  in Malvern, Pa., March 23-24 to host the 2013 IJGT Philly Challenge . Bitter cold and blistering winds made this two-day 36-hole tournament a challenge for the 90 competitors who teed off this past weekend.

Matt BartoMatt Barto of Leechburg, Pa., claimed first place in the Boys 15-19 Division after putting together two great rounds on the difficult White Manor Country Club. After round one of the tournament, Barto led the pack by four strokes after carding a division-leading 1-over-par 72. His impressive first round also earned him KENTWOOL Socks  Lo-Pro Award honors, which is given to the player who earns the lowest score during Saturday’s first round. The second round came down to the back nine with Kevin Kramarski  of Moorestown, N.J., chipping away at Barto’s first round lead. Kramarski was 1-under par at the turn, and was dead even with Barto going into hole No. 15. Barto’s two birdies and one par to close out the tournament were just enough to earn him his first IJGT Champion trophy. On the day, Barto finished with a 1-over-par 72 giving him a three-shot victory.

“I felt really comfortable {going into the second round},” said Barto. “My ball striking was good, and I just stayed patient and made my putts.”

Kramarski finished second after shooting a tournament total of 5-over-par 147. Kramarski’s second-round even-par 71 earned him the Clazic BeltsLow Final Round Award, which is given to the player who cards the lowest final round score. Rounding out the top 3 in the Boys 15-19 Division was Vinay Ramesh of Newtown, Pa., who carded a tournament score of 151.

Evan JohnsonTaking home the trophy in the Boys 14 & Under Division was Evan Johnson  of York, Pa. Johnson carried a four stroke lead going into the second round after recording a 4-over-par 75 in the first round. He managed to maintain his lead on Sunday by carding four birdies and six pars, which earned him his second IJGT title of the season, with the first coming at the Philly Junior at Turtle Creek last September. Johnson finished his weekend with a total score of 152.

”My putting was the best part of my game this weekend,” said Johnson. “I felt like I could make anything that was within 10 feet.”

James McHugh  of Rye, N.Y., and Gus Minkin  of York, Pa., tied for second in the Boys 14 & Under Division after they both finished the weekend with a score of 155.

Isabella DiLisioIsabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pa., took home the title in the very competitive Girls Division after carding a 153 over the weekend. DiLisio, who carried a one-stroke lead going into the final round, found herself neck and neck on the back nine with second-place finisher Brynn Walker  of St. Davids, Pa. Walker holed out for birdie after a fantastic chip on hole No.2, which brought her in contention for the title. DiLisio was just too strong on the back nine making five pars and one birdie, which earned her a second career IJGT title. DiLisio also earned the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award after she shot a 4-over-par 75 in the first round.

“I just took it one shot at a time {during the final holes},” DiLisio said. “I did not focus on the players that were close to me. I focused on my play.”

Erin Lo of Mount Laurel, N.J., took third place after finishing with a 162 over the course of the tournament.

Jackie Rogowicz of Yardley, Pa., earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award honors after she carded a 4-over-par 75 on Sunday.

The IJGT will travel to Somers Point, N.J., on March 30-31 for the Bridgestone Series at Greate Bay Country Club This Event will feature top players from across the northeast competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points.
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, 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.

Malvern, Pa. – Final round results of the IJGT Philly Challenge at White Manor conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 24, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Bronze Tees – 6727 yards, Par 71 (72.9/134). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 6126 yards, Par 71 (69.7/129) Girls Division: Green Tees – 5852 yards, Par 71 (74.6/132).
Weather: Saturday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 15-20 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Philly Challenge at White Manor
Malvern, Pa.
March 23-24, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division-(Bronze Tees) White Manor CC: 6,751 Yards, Par 71
1. Matt Barto, Leechburg, PA *72-72–144
2. Kevin Kramarski, Moorestown, NJ *76-71–147
3. Vinay Ramesh, Newtown, PA *77-74–151
4. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA *80-75–155
4. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA *80-75–155
4. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *77-78–155
7. Carey Bina, Villanova, PA *80-76–156
7. C.J. Zachary, Hummelstown, PA *77-79–156
9. Kieran Purcell, Nutley, NJ *81-76–157
9. Anthony Sebastianelli, Clarks Summit, PA *80-77–157
9. Charles Musto, Sterling, VA *76-81–157
12. Joshua Goldenberg, Scarsdale, NY *83-75–158
12. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD *81-77–158
12. Ryan Rucinski, Wilmington, DE *80-78–158
12. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ *78-80–158
16. Joseph Tigani, Hockessin, DE *79-80–159
16. Kevin Conners, Downingtown, PA *77-82–159
18. Gary McCabe, Collegeville, PA *84-76–160
18. Spencer Shepperly, New Vernon, NJ *81-79–160
20. Sam Gallen, Reading, PA *80-81–161
20. Matthew Ade, Delran, NJ *76-85–161
22. Andrew Neal, Chevy Chase, MD *79-83–162
23. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC *82-81–163
23. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *81-82–163
23. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *78-85–163
26. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY *80-84–164
26. Alex Velez, Harleysville, PA *80-84–164
28. Yousaf Razvi, Somerset, NJ *85-80–165
28. Jackson Zepf, Thornwood, NY *84-81–165
30. Chris Burns, Kennett Square, PA *89-77–166
31. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *88-79–167
32. Alex Bollington, Madison, NJ *86-82–168
32. Mariano Medico, Shavertown, PA *84-84–168
34. Jake Gray, Glenmoore, PA *88-81–169
34. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *81-88–169
34. Liam Murphy, Hockessin, DE *81-88–169
37. John Abbott, Hummelstown, PA *91-80–171
37. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *83-88–171
37. Jared Faust, Pottstown, PA *83-88–171
40. Jack Faraci, Port Jeferson Station, NY *88-84–172
41. Sean Ebert, Furlong, PA *85-88–173
42. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA *88-86–174
42. Anthony Scarcella, Scarsdale, NY *88-86–174
42. Bobby Firth, Jenkintown, PA *88-86–174
42. Austin Bailey, Pennington, NJ *87-87–174
42. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA *90-84–174
47. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *86-89–175
48. Chris Binet, Oreland, PA *83-93–176
49. Joseph Visalli, Dover, DE *88-89–177
49. Lee Hammerschmitt, Armonk, NY *85-92–177
51. Brendan Hallinan, West Chester, PA *93-85–178
51. Andrew Bove, Doylestown, PA *92-86–178
53. Kyle Kost, New Hope, PA *90-89–179
54. Ryan Flynn, Stony Point, NY *93-87–180
55. Ryan Conner, Newtown, PA *93-90–183
56. Brendan Papariello, Villanova, PA *93-91–184
57. Griffin Colvin, Media, PA *95-90–185
58. Robert Shaner, Fort Lee, NJ *108-90–198
59. Zachary Sculler, Morganville, NJ *109-91–200
60. Eric Faust, Pottstown, PA *96-110–206
DID NOT FINISH
DQ. Nicholas Johnson, Moosic, PA –DQ (Rule 20-7c)
DQ. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ –DQ (Rule 20-7c)
JWD. Gregory Rothman, Moorestown, NJ -*93 – JWD
JWD. Nathan Tenpas, Chevy Chase, MD -JWD
JWD. Callum McCaslin, Milford, PA –JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division-(Black Tees) White Manor CC: 6,176 Yards, Par 71
1. Evan Johnson, York, PA *75-77–152
2. James McHugh, Rye, NY *79-76–155
2. Gus Minkin, York, PA *81-74–155
4. Peter Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *85-80–165

 

Girls Division-(Green Tees) White Manor CC: 5,893 Yards, Par 71
1. Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, PA *75-78–153
2. Brynn Walker, St. Davids, PA *76-79–155
3. Erin Lo, Mount Laurel, NJ *83-79–162
4. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY *84-79–163
5. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA *84-80–164
6. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ *82-83–165
7. Sam Leite, Camden, DE *84-84–168
7. Caroline Zhao, Greenwich, CT *84-84–168
9. Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley, PA *94-75–169
10. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, Pottstown, PA *91-84–175
11. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *92-84–176
12. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *94-84–178
13. Emily Doyle, Horseheads, NY *93-88–181
14. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *96-89–185
15. Summer Kitahara, Greenwich, CT *100-94–194
16. Kate Weiss, Greenwich, CT *102-101–203

Golden Gate Junior at Presidio Golf Course (Major) – Final Results

Ralph Wins First IJGT Event at Presidio

Sborov Secures Major in Girls Division

SAN FRANCISCO – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled out west this past weekend to host their second Major tournament of the Spring 2013 Season – the IJGT Golden Gate Junior Major Championship  at the beautiful Presidio Golf Course. As one of the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi River, this hilly and scenic Par-72 course played short, but difficult, tipping out at roughly 6400 yards in total. Although sunny for the entire weekend, 15-20 m.p.h. winds were not favorable for the junior golfers when dealing with the elevation changes around the golf course.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, scores averaged in the mid 80’s after round one, with the leader Nicholas Turner of Reno, Nev., sitting atop the leaderboard at 7-over-par 79. Hitting fairways and getting up and down around the greens allowed Turner to be even-par through his first six holes of the day. It was clear that several players felt frustration after their round, but many returned quickly to the practice green and range to prepare for their final round Sunday. Joshua Ralph  also of Reno, Nev., was one of these players who was within striking distance of Turner’s lead. After two birdies on the back nine on Saturday, Ralph was ready to go low Sunday with a strong desire to be in contention in the final round.

20d60a040669df21574302df27c3d2bdConditions for Sunday were comparable to round one, but players likeHarrison Holetz  of Incline Village, Nev., learned from their previous rounds. Adapting to the course and adjusting his game was necessary to compete for the title of ‘Major Champion’. Holetz, who shot a 9-over-par 81 in the first round, had a rough start to round two going 3-over-par through four holes. However, Holetz battled back, making three birdies on his back nine to finish with an even-par 36 and a 7-over-par 79 total. Round one leader Turner stayed in contention with 10 pars and one birdie to shoot a 81 for the final round, but it was not enough to beat out Ralph. With a 160 overall for the tournament, both Holetz and Turner finished tie for second place. Ralph, who had four birdies on the front nine remained focused and took control of the tournament, with a final round of 6-over-par 78. His tournament total of 158 was two strokes clear of second place.

When asked about the key to his success this weekend, Ralph had a one word answer. “Persistence. If I had a bad hole or a bad shot, I just persevered through the round,” commented Ralph.

Ralph’s final round 6-over-par 78 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award , which goes to the lowest score posted in round two of every IJGT tournament. More importantly, this earned Ralph the title of IJGT Major Champion.

1b782384b68b9b1b749bb3117a28fffaIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Michael Tan  of Carmichael, Calif., used his impressive short game to his advantage with excellent chip shots and numerous one-putts. Tan posted an impressive score of 3-over-par 75 in round one. Also finishing strong for the day with three straight pars was Grant Leppek  of Rocklin, Calif., who was only five shots back of Tan in round one, posting an 8-over-par 80 for the day. Knowing that the course was playing tough, staying consistent was important for Leppek in his second round where he shot an 84 to give him a 164 tournament total, which earned him second place for the tournament.

Griffin Cooper  of Yerington, Nev., and Michael Bove  of Truckee, Calif., both had similar thoughts, hoping to post lower scores the second time through the course. After a frustrating 86 in round one, pars for Cooper were a saving grace, ending his second round with four of them to come back and shoot a 10-over-par 82 in round two. Consistency was Bove’s strategy after his round one of 84, and with five pars and one birdie on his back nine; he did just that posting another 84 for round two. Cooper and Bove finished tied for third place.

After getting off to a rough start and doubling the first hole, Tan bounced back with two birdies on the front nine to shoot a 9-over-par 81 overall for the second round. This earned Tan his first IJGT Major Championship title in his first ever IJGT event.

During the Awards Ceremony, Tan expressed views about Presidio Golf Course that were shared by many of the competitors. “I would like to thank the course. It was in great condition. There was lots of wind, and it was really tough,” said Tan.

Tan’s score of 3-over-par 75 on Saturday earned him the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award , which goes to the player who shoots the lowest first round score in every IJGT tournament.

The Girls Division was by far the closest in score after the first round. 13-year-old Amelia McKee  from Paso Robles, Calif., hit her drives well off the tee to put her in great position for birdies and pars, finishing with an 8-over-par 80 for the first round. At one shot back, Alexandra Sborov  from Pleasanton, Calif., expressed some frustration with her round in the scoring area, but a great birdie on No. 18 enforced some positivity going into the final day. Avery French  of Laguna Niguel, Calif., a four-time IJGT winner last season, felt frustration as well after posting a round of 85, yet was eager to get back out on the course in round two to make a comeback.

McKee started her second round hitting a fantastic fairway bunker shot, which lead to a birdie. She followed that with three straight pars to extend her lead to two strokes. Unfortunately the back nine was a bit challenging with windy conditions, as McKee finished her round with an 86, to post a 166 overall total, and take home second place in the Girls Division.

McKee’s 8-over-par 80 earned her the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award for the lowest first round score in the Girls Division.

French, spending a good amount of time on the range early in the morning on Sunday, kept it consistent from the first day, making six pars on the front nine. Unfortunately, putting became troublesome on the back nine, beginning with a double-bogey on ten. French finished third for the tournament, posting a tournament total of 169.

6bc0b7394e85d2ae60025ef24eb90ec8Sborov’s positivity paid off going into round two. Learning from her mistakes from the first round, consistency sealed the Major victory for her after putting together two nine-hole scores of 39, to finish at 159 overall giving her a seven stroke victory.

Sborov came into round two with a different mindset that allowed her to perform better. “Today I wanted to focus on myself and not so much the outcome,” said Sborov.

Sborov’s 6-over-par 78 on Sunday was the low round of the tournament in the Girls Division and also earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Over the course of the weekend, there were many great shots under these difficult conditions, yet none greater than Kent Kao’s  (Pinole, Calif.) hole-in-one of hole No. 13. This 175 yard Par-3 played extra difficult due to a tree that obstructed Kao’s view of the green from the teeing ground.

The next IJGT event will be Family Weekend  at Port Royal March 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 to participate.

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.

 

SAN FRANCISCO – Final round results of the IJGT Golden Gate Junior Major Championship conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed February 24, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6400 yards, Par 72 (71.6/136).  Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 5944 yards, Par 72 (70.0/127) Girls Division: Red Tees – 5794 yards, Par 72 (74.8/126).

 

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

Sunny with temperatures in the High 50s, winds 15-20 m.p.h.

 

International Junior Golf Tour
Golden Gate Junior Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course
San Francisco, Calif.
February 23-24, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division – (Blue Tees) – 6400 Yards, Par 72
1. Joshua Ralph, Reno, NV *80-78–158
2. Harrison Holetz, Incline Village, NV *81-79–160
2. Nicholas Turner, Reno, NV *79-81–160
4. Narayan Gill, Reno, NV *82-79–161
4. Ryan Garfield, Petaluma, CA *81-80–161
6. Scott Guidotti, Orinda, CA *83-84–167
7. David Hinitz, Reno, NV *86-82–168
7. Logan Yanick, Courtenay, Canada *88-80–168
7. Ryan Hicks, Santa Monica, CA *85-83–168
10. Christian Galvin, Saratoga, CA *90-80–170
10. Carl Beidle, Reno, NV *85-85–170
12. Kent Kao, Pinole, CA *85-86–171
12. Mason Troike, Orangevale, CA *89-82–171
12. Paul Gunness-Bendetti, Calabasas, CA *82-89–171
15. Kolby Loflin, Janesville, CA *92-88–180
16. Steven Gerisch, Granite Bay, CA *90-95–185
16. Hayden Rodriguez, San Francisco, CA *91-94–185
18. Andy Demetras, Reno, NV *100-91–191
19. Jake Leppek, Rocklin, CA *101-92–193
20. Brandon Folke, Sherman Oaks, CA *100-105—205
DID NOT FINISH
Trevor Lohman, Bellevue, WA *103-JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division – (White Tees) – 5944 Yards, Par 72
1. Michael Tan, Carmichael, CA *75-81–156
2. Grant Leppek, Rocklin, CA *80-84–164
3. Griffin Cooper, Yerington, NV *86-82–168
3. Michael Bove, Truckee, CA *84-84–168
5. Ryan Rybicki, Remsen, NY *86-84–170
6. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *85-86–171
7. Scott Rescigno, Reno, NV *88-85–173
7. Moibhi Tyndall, Mountain View, CA *86-87–173
9. Connor Motherway, Reno, NV *83-92–175
10. Brandon Foster, Reno, NV *100-84–184
Girls Division – (Red Tees) – 5794 Yards, Par 72
1. Alexandra Sborov, Pleasanton, CA *81-78–159
2. Amelia McKee, Paso Robles, CA *80-86–166
3. Avery French, Laguna Niguel, CA *85-84–169
4. Desiree Anderson, Napa, CA *88-82–170
5. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ *92-79–171
5. Samantha Gong, San Francisco, CA *84-87–171
7. Katherine Sborov, Pleasanton, CA *84-88–172
8. Alice Duan, Reno, NV *94-89–183
9. Gurman Kaur, Elk Grove, CA *92-93–185
10. Trae Jones, Sparks, NV *84-102–186
11. Michelle Duan, Reno, NV *94-95–189
12. Carly Farthing, Reno, NV *94-97–191
13. Haley Friesch, San Francisco, CA *101-98–199
14. Kristen Eissmann, Reno, NV *113-109–222

The IJGT Pro Shop is Expanding!

The IJGT Pro Shop offers many golf accessories ranging from jackets to alignments rods and more!  Take a look at what we have to offer:

 

Nike OuterwearNike Outerwear

The Nike Mens Pullover is a ½ Zip Cover Up made with 100% polyester.  This Pullover comes in white with black IJGT embroidered logo.

The Nike Womens Zip Up is a Sphere Thermal Jacket made of 100% polyester.   This Jacket comes in white and has a black IJGT embroidered logo.

Click Here to buy a Nike Jacket 

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AB Golf DesignsAB Golf Designs Headcovers

USA Boxing Glove headcover by AB Golf Designs.

We also have a special offer for IJGT members to customize your own headcover with a 25% off discount.

Click Here to buy an AB Golf Design Headcover 

 

 

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Clazic BeltsClazic Belts

Get your colorful silicone Clazic Belts with solid or perforated straps and a customized IJGT belt buckle. The belts also offer the option of one size fits most!

One of the reasons Clazic Belts are so popular is the assortment of colors the belts are available!

Click Here to buy an IJGT Clazic Belt 

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KENTWOOLKENTWOOL Socks

Grab a pair of very popular and very comfortable KENTWOOL socks! Made from merino wool, one of the softest fibers that reinforces cushioning. Professional golfers like Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar wear these socks when they golf, and you should too!

Click Here to buy KENTWOOL Socks 

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morodZmorodZ Alignment Rods

Put some customized alignment rods into your bag today. These morodZ alignment rods come in a 2-pack with the International Junior Golf Tour Logo on them. They can be used for alignment, ball position, and various drills.

Click Here to buy morodZ Alignment Rods 

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Sundog LogoSundog Eyewear

The IJGT announces a partnership with Sundog Eyewear, the Official Eyewear for the 2013 IJGT Tour.

Sundog Eyewear is known for the finest sunglasses designed specifically for golfers. Including the Weir Golf Signature Series, inspired by PGA Tour Player Mike Weir, and the Paula Creamer Collection , inspired by LPGA star Paula Creamer. Sundog’s revolutionary Mela-Lens™technology offers golfers superior vision protection to help improve performance. The benefits are enhanced definition, superior glare reduction, maximum visual clarity, and soothing visual comfort.

To receive your 50% off coupon code you must log in as a member on IJGT.  You can find it on the left hand side of the news feed.

Sundog glasses

Final Results from the IJGT Shootout at Colleton River

Spencer-White Defends Home Turf at Colleton River

Sasaki Completes Comeback to Win Girls Division

 

BLUFFTON, S.C.– The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted an exciting fourth event of the Spring 2013 season Feb. 9-10 at the beautiful Colleton River Plantation . The IJGT Shootout at Colleton River  featured 89 elite junior golfers ages 10-19 representing 18 states and 18 countries. True to the ‘Shootout’ title, the IJGT Shootout at Colleton River came down to the wire. Charlie Spencer-White  of Bluffton, S.C., and Moyu Sasaki  of Tokyo, Japan prevailed in the Boys 15-19 and Girls Divisions respectively. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Tennoshin Ogawa  of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan took home his fifth title of the 2012-2013 season after winning a playoff by default against Ben Reichert  of East Amherst, N.Y.

660570aa1f84be160b1e6a67eb7b0b42In the Boys 15-19 Division, Spencer-White was able to capture victory on his home turf. As a member of Colleton River since the age of nine, 16-year-old Spencer-White was no stranger to the fast greens and tight fairways. In the first round he carded a 2-over-par 74 to put him one stroke behind the pack of four players tied for first.

“My drives were really good off the tee,” Spencer-White said, “I hit almost all of the fairways.”

In the final round Spencer-White started off with a bogey on No. 1, but rebounded with birdies on Nos. 4 and 6 to card 1-under-par 35 on the front. Spencer-White started the back nine with a promising birdie on No. 10 but bogeyed the difficult par-5 11th. He finished the round even-par to bring his tournament total to 2-over-par 146.

“It felt great [to win]. I am really happy that I played well at my home course,” he said. “This is a great way to start the season and I hope to keep improving and keep getting better.”

Finishing just behind Spencer-White, in a tie for second, was Will Miles  of Hilton Head Island, S.C., andSense Chaowalit  of Bangkok, Thailand with 3-over-par 147. Mitchell Campbell of Paget, Bermuda andChris Magi  of Montreal, Canada tied for fourth to round out the top-5 with 4-over-par 148.

The KENTWOOL  Lo-Pro Award, which is given to players who card the lowest first round score, was given to  Shosei Inokawa  of Atamishi, Japan, Magi, Ogawa, Miles and Chaowalit for the Boys Division after carding 1-over-par 73 in the first round.

The Clazic Belts  Low Final Round Award was given to Mickey Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., who carded 1-under-par 71 in the final round.

d736f9da114d419ab99e9fe9511c63c9In the Girls Division, Sasaki took the field by surprise rebounding from her first-round 5-over-par 77. Sasaki began the final round tied for sixth, but ended the tournament receiving the Clazic Belt Low Final Round Award after carding a 1-under-par 71 to win the Girls Division.

Sasaki began the final round with a bogey on No. 10 but carded back-to-back birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 to propel her to 1-under-par 35. She continued her success onto her back-nine with a birdies on Nos. 1 and 7, but fell short on the difficult par-4 No. 5 with a bogey. Sasaki ended her round with a bogey on No. 9 to bring her tournament total to 4-over-par 148. This was Sasaki’s first IJGT win of the 2012-2013 season after winning IJGT Player of the Year honors in 2011-2012.

Finishing just behind Sasaki was Cake Phuchanbanchob  of Chiang Mai, Thailand who received the KENTWOOL Lo-Pro Award for the Girls Division after firing a 2-under-par 70 in the first round. Phuchanbanchob finished 7-over-par 151 for the tournament after a 9-over-par 81 in the final round. Tied for third carding 9-over-par 153 were natives of Tokyo, Japan, Ayaka Nakayama  and Rei Nakatani .

4b67e0cc5be6a19ffada9ac4bafd28ecIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Ogawa took an early lead after carding a 1-over-par 73 during the first round. Ogawa is no stranger to the leader group. In the last eight IJGT tournaments he has participated in, Ogawa has never finished outside the top-5.

Reichert rebounded from a first-round 8-over-par 80 with a 2-over-par 74 but was unable to compete in the playoff for the title landing him a second place finish. Paul Schumacher  of Canton, Ohio and Kevin Ying  of Shanghai, China both carded 17-over-par 161 to tie for third place in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

The next IJGT event will be the Carolina Major Championship  atKiawah Island Resort  Feb. 16-17. The tournament will be held at the Turtle Point and Ocean courses. The famed Ocean Course hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012 PGA Championship.

To sign up for this event, or other, or for more information on the IJGT, call (843) 785-2444 or visitwww.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, 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, Sundog eyewear and International Junior Golf Academy.

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

 

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Shootout at Colleton River conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed January 10, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6897 yards, par 72 (74.6/141).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6183 (71.0/133)   Girls Division: Red Tees – 5900 yards, par 72 (74.7/134).
Weather:          Sunny with temperatures in the Low 60s, winds 5-10
                        Sunny with temperatures in the Low 60s, winds 15-20
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Shootout at Colleton River
Bluffton, S.C.
February 9-10, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division- (Black Tees) 6897 Yards, Par 72
1. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC *74-72–146
2. Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, SC *73-74–147
2. Sense Chaowalit, Bangkok, Thailand *73-74–147
4. Mitchell Campbell, Paget, Bermuda *76-72–148
4. Chris Magi, Montreal, Canada *73-75–148
6. Mickey Werenski, South Hadley, MA *78-71–149
6. Wesley Long, Bluffton, SC *76-73–149
8. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada *78-72–150
8. Shosei Inokawa, Atamishi, Japan *73-77–150
10. Coleman Self, Greenwood, SC *77-78–155
11. Nix Duncan, Augusta, GA *79-77–156
11. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY  *78-78–156
13. Alan Cooke, Vienna, WV *74-83–157
14. Patrick Kim, Pleasanton, CA *80-78–158
14. Seung Jae Hong, Cupertino, CA *78-80–158
14. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama *76-82–158
17. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *80-79–159
17. Patrick Albanesi, Avon, CT *79-80–159
19. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *81-79–160
19. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *79-81–160
19. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *79-81–160
22. Nicco Gentile, Rosemere, Canada *82-79–161
22. Nicholas Rodriguez, East Northport, NY *81-80–161
22. Rafael Miranda, Guayaquil, Ecuador *78-83–161
25. Spencer Woolfolk, Hinsdale, IL *82-80–162
26. Peter Kelesis, Las Vegas, NV *86-77–163
26. Harrison Brown, Roswell, GA *84-79–163
26. Andrew Boyer, Bracebridge, ON *84-79–163
26. Lohith Ramaraju, London, England *81-82–163
26. Chang Ju Lee, Seoul, South Korea *80-83–163
26. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA *77-86–163
32. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan *84-80–164
32. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico *79-85–164
34. Charles MacCallum, Melbourne, Australia *84-82–166
34. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-83–166
34. Nico Gagliardi, Titusville, FL *78-88–166
37. James Cresswell, Orwigsburg, PA *89-78–167
37. Aaron Liebenthal, Sylvania, OH *82-85–167
39. Jonathon Simons, Breaux Bridge, LA *88-80–168
39. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi, Japan *84-84–168
41. Garrett Johnson, Hilton Head Island, SC *91-78–169
42. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *82-88–170
43. Connor Hogan, Monroeville, AL *88-83–171
43. John Conley, Leesburg, VA *81-90–171
45. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan *86-87–173
45. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia *84-89–173
47. William Dunn III, Lancaster, PA *94-80–174
47. Czech Chalermchaiwat, Bangkok, Thailand *86-88–174
47. Justin Harris, Trenton, SC *75-99–174
50. Keanu Hasmana, Jakarta, Indonesia *90-86–176
50. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *90-86–176
52. Marshall Clemens, Weston, MA *87-90–177
52. Dacotah Palcit, Windsor, Canada *87-90–177
52. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *87-90–177
55. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan *93-91–184
56. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *96-91–187
57. Henry Morgan, Mount Pleasant, SC *90-98–188
58. Jerry Sung, Newport Beach, CA *116-130–246
DID NOT FINISH
Keith Techasith, Bangkok, Thailand *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Shota Ozaki, Tokyo, Japan *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Kyle Vincze, North Reading, MA *JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division – (Blue Tees) 6183 Yards, Par 72
1. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *73-81–154
2. Ben Reichert, East Amherst, NY *80-74–154
3. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *76-85–161
3. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China *76-85–161
5. Evan White, Greenville, SC *81-82–163
5. Walker Campbell, Paget, Bermuda *81-82–163
7. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany *76-88–164
8. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-86–169
9. Marc Holzhauer, Clarence Center, NY *85-85–170
10. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *96-93–189
DID NOT FINISH
Christian Clemence Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *DQ (Rule 33-7)
Tyson – Skylar Morrisseau, Couchiching First Nation, Canada *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA * 78-JWD
Girls Division – (Red Tees) 5900 Yards, Par 72
1. Moyu Sasaki, Tokyo, Japan, *77-71-148
2. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *70-81–151
3. Ayaka Nakayama, Kanagawa, Japan *76-77–153
3. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *76-77–153
5. Stephanie Liu, Hardeeville, SC *77-77–154
5. Ana Paula Valdes, Morelia, Mexico *76-78–154
7. Clementina Rodriguez, Caracas, Venezuela *74-82–156
8. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *77-82–159
9. Bria` Sanders, Cordova, TN *87-80–167
10. Kathryn Crouch, Harker Heights, TX *90-86–176
10. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *91-85–176
12. Kayla Kozak, North Myrtle Beach, SC *87-91–178
13. Emma Parson, Bluffton, SC *87-95–182
14. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *85-99–184
DID NOT FINISH
Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia, *JWD