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Nicholas, Vega voted Photo of the Week winners – May 1, 2014

NORTHEAST

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – The IJGT traveled to Bulle Rock to host the third Major Championship of the 2014 season. The weather was prime for golf as a field of 74 competitors came out to compete. The Northeast’s Photo of the Week winner is James Nicholas of Scarsdale, N.Y.

10273450_10154119688265026_1505647664589041784_nNicholas went on to take first place at the Major Championship at Bulle Rock presented by the First Tee of Baltimore. This was Nicholas’ second Major Championship victory, and his third first place finish of the season. He made five birdies during each round, 10 total throughout 36 holes. We look forward to seeing Nicholas compete in more IJGT events.

SOUTHEAST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The IJGT hosted College Prep at the local venue, Palmetto Hall Plantation Club on April 26-27, 2014. The first 54-hole event of the Southeast Tour was held on the Robert Cupp Course both days and consisted of three rounds of 18 holes. The tournament’s lineup included 51 juniors between the ages of 13 and 19. In the Southeast, Diego Vega of Mexico City, Mexico, was voted the Photo of the Week winner.

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Playing in his 10th IJGT event, Vega finished tied for 19th. Throughout 54-holes he managed to total two birdies. Vega also played very well on the 17th and 18th holes every round, making a par at both each round. His photo that was voted Photo of the Week this week, received 31 total points! Congratulations on the Photo of the Week honors as we hope to see more of Vega at IJGT events in the future.

The Photo of the Week is decided by our fans and followers so don’t forget that your feedback counts. In the week following a tournament, keep an eye on the IJGT Facebook page for photos from the Event. Each photo will received 1 point for a ‘Like’, 2 points for a ‘Comment’ and 3 points for ‘Shares’ so let us know what you think!

Lee, Kuhn & Plis among the players to watch at the College Prep series at Nemacolin

The IJGT is hosting the #CollegePrep tournament at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort on April 19-20, 2014. This 54-hole event is designed to simulate college golf. For the first round of competition, competitors will play 18-holes on the Links Course in the morning and 18-holes on the Mystic Rock Course in the afternoon. The final 18 holes will be played on the following day on the Mystic Rock Course. This is the format used at the majority of college events and will help juniors prepare for the physical and mental rigors of college golf.

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The Links Course sculpted through the Laurel Highlands where rocks and water naturally come into play on several holes. It includes deep woods, unforgiving rough and lakes that surround the fairways. At 6,658 yards from the tips, reaching most of the holes is not a problem. The problematic greens are what creates big challenges for every golfer.

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Hole No. 11 on the Links Course at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

The Mystic Rock Course provides even more of a challenge. Designed by Pete Dye,  Mystic Rock has played host to the top professional players in the world, including Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh, as well as the 84 Lumber Classic, a PGA Tour event. Some of it’s accolades include: “#1 Public Course in Pennsylvania” by Golfweek, “#1 Best Courses You Can Play in Pennsylvania” by Golfweek, and “#14 Public Course in Pennsylvania by Golf Digest.

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Hole No. 2 on the Mystic Rock Course at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

In the Boys 15-19 Division, watch out for Leonard Lee, from Wyckoff, N.J. Lee has played five IJGT events so far this season. His most recent event was the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC where he finished within the top-10. Lee shot a 79 in the final round, only 3-strokes behind the champion’s final round score. Benjamin Morris of Reistertown, Md., will also try to compete for first. Morris recently finished tied for sixth place in the Capitol Challenge at WestfieldsAnother player to watch at Nemacolin is David Ross of Lorton, Va. Ross has two top-5 finishes in his last five events. His best being a second place finish at The Final Challenge at Hershey Links

In the Girls Division, Synclaire Kuhn of McMurray, Pa., will be a player to watch. In the 2010-2011, Kuhn in the top-3 in all three of her events played. That year she took first place at the event at Olde Stonewall (Pittsburgh) – Ellwood City, Pa. Victoria Parker of Lewistown, N.Y. will also be another player to watch in this division. Parker has played four IJGT events this season. Her best was a seventh place finish in The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country Club

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Dylan Plis from Camillus, N.Y., will attempt to win his first IJGT event. Plis is ranked in the top-20 for the 14 & Under Division. He has some very impressive finishes including tied for second place at The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country Club and most recently a third place finish at the Philly Challenge at White Manor. Also watch out for Marc Groenhuysen from West Chester, Pa., as he plays in his first IJGT event this season.

There are still spots available in the field for this event! Sign up today and guarantee your spot at Nemacolin!

To register or for more information on the CollegePrep at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in March, click here.

College Prep tournaments

Do you think you have what it takes to play golf at the college level? Is it your goal to earn a spot on a collegiate golf team?

New for the 2014 season are the IJGT College Prep tournaments offered by the IJGT. While other golf tours have preparatory events, they do not always prepare junior golfers for the full competitive atmosphere one might experience in collegiate level play. At the IJGT, we have designed our College Prep tournaments to provide an experience that prepares junior golfers for both the physical and the mental rigors of competitive college golf. These Events will be 54-hole tournaments with 36 holes played on the first day followed by 18 holes on the second day.

The IJGT’s College Prep tournaments will provide juniors a feel for what it takes to play at the collegiate level as they follow the precise format of most college golf tournaments around the country. College Prep tournaments in the 2014 spring lineup include the below:

College Prep at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort — April 19-20th in Farmington, Pa.

College Prep at Palmetto Hall — April 26-27th in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

To register for a College Prep Event or for more information, contact our Player Services Department at (843) 686-1508. 

 

2014 Spring Schedule

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) has released its Spring 2014 Schedule featuring some of the best golf courses in the country. With tournaments in 11 states there are many options for junior golfers across the country.

 

Introducing Tiered Pricing:

The Spring 2014 Season will feature a different pricing system for registration. In an effort to encourage early registration and preparation for tournaments, there will be three prices based on the date registration occurs. All registrations that take place more than 60 days prior to the start of competition will have a $60 price discount. Between 60 and 31 days prior to the start of competition the entry fee will discounted by $30. At 30 days or less prior to the start of competition all prices will be at the regular price.

**All prices on BlueGolf will automatically reflect the discounts stated above.

 

Highlighted Events

Southeast:

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Colleton River Plantation – Host of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur

The Southeast tournament schedule is highlighted by two spectacular Pete Dye designs. The IJGT will return to the Dye Course at Colleton River Plantation for another Event on Jan. 25-26, 2014. The course, which will host the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur conducted by the USGA, was described by Pete Dye as the “best course I have ever built.” He also designed such courses at TPC Sawgrass and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. The IJGT has tournaments at both of these venues as well. The Major Championship at Kiawah Island on Feb. 15-16, 2014 will feature an elite field with players from all over the country competing for National Rankings and double IJGT Merit Points.

 

 

Northeast:

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Bulle Rock Golf Club

The Northeast tour will return to many outstanding venues that have hosted tournaments in the past. Westfields Golf Club, Architects Golf Club, Bulle Rock Golf Club, and Hershey Country Club will all be welcoming IJGT competitors back on their courses in 2014. A great new addition to the rotation will be the Major Championship at Hartefeld National on April 5-6, 2014. The Tom Fazio design has hosted both a PGA Tour and Champions Tour event.

 

 

 

 

West Coast:

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Presidio Golf Course

The IJGT will return to Presidio Golf Course for the Spring West Coast Major Championship on Feb. 15-16, 2014. The course is situated in downtown San Francisco and is a one-of-a-kind venue that cannot be matched outside of Northern California. Managed by Arnold Palmer, this venue is gaining national attention as it will host the prestigious City Championship weeks after the IJGT is in town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TPC Connection:

In addition to the three tournaments at TPC facilities in the Fall, the IJGT will have two additional tournaments for the Spring. On Jan. 11-12, 2014, the IJGT will be at TPC Tampa Bay, which hosts a Champions Tour event. On April 26-27, 2014, TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., will host an IJGT tournament for the first time. The PGA Tour’s 2013 John Deere Classic was held at this prestigious venue where then 19-year-old, Jordan Spieth won his first PGA Tour event.

 

College Prep:

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Nemacolin Woodlands – Mystic Rock

New to the schedule for 2014 are the College Prep Series Events which will be 54-hole competitions that simulate college golf. Competitors will compete 36 holes on Saturday followed by 18 holes on Sunday. This is the format used at the majority of college events and will help juniors prepare for the physical and mental rigors of junior golf.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – April 19-20, 2014

Palmetto Hall Cupp Course – April 26-27, 2014

 

 

 

 

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

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