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St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Mendon – Final results (May 3, 2015)

Parker wins Girls Division by 13 strokes

Reichert wins Boys 15-19 Division by nine strokes 

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Mendon on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the International Junior Masters and North American Junior Amateur during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Parker 1Victoria Parker knocked eight strokes off her round one 80 to card a 1-over 72 in the second round and finish with a 152 tournament total. Although she was in second place after the first round, she breezed to victory in the Girls Division, winning by 13 strokes. “I wanted to come out here and make a few errors as I could,” Parker said after the tournament. “My chipping is the strongest part of my game and it helped me this weekend.”

Parker’s second-round 72 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female juniors to card the lowest scores in the final round of an event. Third-place finisher Madison Braman carded three birdies to earn the  EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award, the award presented to the junior to card the most birdies in each division. Braman recorded a 166 tournament total to finish a single stroke behind second-place finisher Sarah Godfrey-Singleton.

Reichert 1Ben Reichert carded a 1-over 72 in the first round and an even-par 71 in the second round to win the Boys 15-19 Division by nine strokes with a 143 tournament total. His round two 71 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the boys. Reichert birdied the par-5 sixth hole in both rounds and finished the tournament with five total birdies. He used three birdies to card a 2-under 33 on the front nine in the second round.

“I am happy I played well this weekend,” Reichert said after his victory. “I was a little rusty this winter so it was nice to come out here and play well.”

There was a three-way tie for second in the Boys 15-19 Division: Matt Dreimiller, Sean Dain and Danny Gianniny all finished with 152 tournament totals. William Gladstone carded six birdies to win the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award.

Buck 1In the Boys 14 & Under Division, TJ Buck walked away with a victory after carding a 155 tournament total.

“I wanted to come out here and stay positive and aggressive,” Buck said after the tournament. “I could have made a few more birdies, but I am happy with how I played this weekend.”

Jude Cummings finished second with a 159 tournament total. Jason Lohwater rounded out the Boys 14 & Under Division finishing third with a 162 tournament total.

The IJGT Northeast Tour will continue tournament play with the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey on May 9-10, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

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 AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, EyeLine Golf and the International Junior Golf Academy.

Mendon, NY – Final Results of the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon on May 2-3, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,599 yards Par 71 (72.6/129). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,348 yards, Par 71 (71.1/126). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,818 yards, Par 71 (74.4/134).

International Junior Golf Tour

Rochester Open at Mendon presented by St. John Golf and Fitness Club

Mendon, NY

May 2-3, 2015

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6,599 yards, Par 71


1. Ben Reichert, East Amherst, NY *72-71–143

2. Matt Dreimiller, New Hartford, NY *78-74–152

2. Sean Dain, Oswego, NY *77-75–152

2. Danny Gianniny, Rochester, NY *78-74–152

5. Blake Reifsnyder, Sinking Spring, PA *74-80–154

6. Thomas Davis, Binghamton, NY *79-80–159

7. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *79-81–160

8. Christopher Mahar, Rochester, NY *82-79–161

8. David Hanes, Elma, NY *78-83–161

10. Mike Donner, Hamburg, NY *84-78–162

10. Joe Morgan, Syracuse, NY *82-80–162

10. Jordan Stein, Lagrangeville, NY *80-82–162

10. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *77-85–162

10. William Gladstone, Rye, NY *77-85–162

15. Gavin Simon, Rochester, NY *81-82–163

16. Andy Bronstein, Pittsford, NY *87-77–164

17. Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY *85-82–167

18. Chris Trifoso, Corning, NY *83-86–169

19. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY *86-84–170

20. Jimmy Ellis, Butler, PA *86-86–172

21. William Fisher, Sodus, NY *86-88–174

22. Chase Cavanaugh, Phoenix, NY *88-87–175

23. Matt Morris, Corning, NY *82-94–176

24. Hunter Phillips, Pittsford, NY *95-95–190


Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees- 6,348 yards, Par 71


1. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *76-79–155

2. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *77-82–159

3. Jason Lohwater, Rochester, NY *83-79–162

4. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *82-81–163

5. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *81-84–165

6. Daniel Schindler, Pittsford, NY *84-82–166

7. Michael Mandel, New Hartford, NY *84-87–171

8. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *88-89–177

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

WD. Devon Goodbody, Pittsford, NY *128

 

Girls Division- Gold Tees- 5,818 yards, Par 71


1. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *80-72–152

2. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *78-87–165

3. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *84-82–166

4. Caroline Yarnall, East Aurora, NY *90-92–182

5. Morgan Bronstein, Pittsford, NY *94-91–185

6. Elena Lopez, Clarence, NY *92-95–187

7. Emily Cunningham, Big Flats, NY *97-107–204

8. Brynn Lohr, Fairport, NY *128-109–237

Big weekend ahead for IJGT – Tour Preview Sept. 27-28, 2014

As the 2014 fall season continues, the IJGT is gearing up for two big events this weekend, Sept. 27-28, 2014. For those registered, we have two great tournament venues in line for you!

Heading north, the Northeast Tour will take over Brook Lea Country Club to host the IJGT Upstate Challenge. The two-day 18-hole tournament will allow juniors to compete for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

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Brook Lea Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

Constructed in 1926, the Donald Ross designed golf course remains one of Rochester’s most challenging and enjoyable golf courses. The course offers breathtaking views, a peaceful setting and an exhilarating test that will challenge golfers of all levels. The meadows and woodlands are woven together by ponds and creeks culminating in two finishing championship par-3 holes.

Having won the Upstate Challenge in the 2013-2014 season, Danny Gianniny of Rochester, N.Y., will be a player to watch as he looks to use the local course to secure a second Upstate Challenge victory.

Heading south, the Southeast Tour will return to a fan-favorite Oldfield Golf Club to host the IJGT Lowcountry Open. Also a two-day, 18-hole event, the Lowcountry Open will offer up national rankings and IJGT merit points.

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Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie, S.C.

Oldfield has no shortage of breathtaking scenery and was recognized by the Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its attention to preserving the local environment. The natural environment equates to small greens and free-form bunkers. The course is located just off the Okatie River and offers a one-of-a-kind golfing experience.

Returning to the Lowcountry Open for the second consecutive year, be sure to watch for Yong Sherng Hui of Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, who will look to improve upon his 10th place finish at the event in 2013. In the Girls Division, keep an eye on Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan. The recent verbal-commit to University of Central Florida will look to better her second-place finish in the 2013 Lowcountry Open this weekend with a title.

For more information about these events, click below.

IJGT Lowcountry Open

IJGT Upstate Challenge

To register for other upcoming events, click here or call (843) 686-1508.

Miller, Notaro, & Gianniny top the Players to Watch list at the Rochester Open at Ravenwood GC

The next stop on the IJGT Northeast Tour will be the Rochester Open held at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. This event will consist of two 18-hole rounds to be played on Saturday and Sunday. Golfers will be competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points.

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Located in Victor, N.Y.,  Ravenwood Golf Club is Rochester’s Premier public golf facility. It boasts many awards including being named fifth “Best New” public course to open in 2003 by Golf Digest. Ravenwood has played host to USGA and PGA qualifiers and also was the home of the 2003 & 2009 New York Men’s Amatuer Golf Championships. The course features challenging bunker placements, sloping greens, and is committed to protecting natural habitats native to the course.

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Ravenwood Golf Club is an award winning 18-hole course located just minutes south of Rochester, New York

In the Boys 15-19 Division, watch out for Alec Miller. Miller took second place in the event at Ravenwood last season falling to the leader by only one stroke. Miller is hoping to take home first place this season in his first IJGT event of the year. Another player to watch in this division is Christopher ChiminskiChiminski has played a total of seven IJGT events this season, his best finish was tied for fifth at the IJGT Philly Open at Jeffersonville Golf Club

In the Girls Division, there looks to be a rematch of last year’s event for the top spot. Sarah Notaro will be returning to defend her title. Notaro took first place at Ravenwood last year and will hope to do the same again this year. Notaro won her respective division by one stroke. Finishing in second place in last year’s event, was Molly BalbierzBalbierz will be back again this season in hopes to earn the championship in the Rochester Open. Also look out for Allyson Wentworth in this event. Wentworth is coming off of top-3 finishes in her last three events played.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Danny Gianniny will be a player to watch. Gianniny has finished top-5 in both events he has played in this season. His best finish was first place at The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country ClubKeep an eye out for Gianniny as he looks to add another first place finish to his resume. Another player to watch in this division is Dylan PlisPlis is a great competitor and has three top-5 finishes this season. His most recent finish being third place at the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC.

The field of competitors is shaping up to be a good one. Make sure you sign up for this event before it is too late!

To register or for more information on the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club, click here.

Final Results from the Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill CC

Marone emerges victorious at Locust Hill

Wentworth earns first IJGT victory 

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) Northeast Tour was in Pittsford, N.Y., on Sept. 28-29 for the Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill. Over the course of two days and 36 holes at Locust Hill Country Club, junior golfers ages 10-19 competed for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The field consisted of 45 players representing three states and two countries.

Located only minutes from the city of Rochester, Locust Hill Country Club was designed by Scottish Architect Seymour Dunn. The private club played 6,000 yards for the Girls Division, 6,197 yards for the Boys 14 & Under Division, and 6,575 yards for the Boys 15-19 Division. The weather could not have been any better for the golfers, as both days featured clear skies and temperatures in the 70s. Trees lined narrow fairways and small greens made every shot take the players’ full concentration. Also, ponds and creeks come into play on nine holes. For those reasons, Locust Hill has hosted an LPGA tournament every year since 1977 and the Wegman’s LPGA Championship from 2010-2013.

The Boys 15-19 Division came down to the wire as a number of players were in contention entering the final round. Eamon Marone of Belvidere, N.J., eventually emerged victorious, winning by one stroke over four other players. Marone finished the tournament with a score of 146, while Jack Gianniny of Rochester, N.Y., Harry Jin of Palisades Park, N.J., Joe Petrin of Cicero, N.Y., and Nick Musshafen of Fairport, N.Y., all finished at 147.

Marone carded 14 pars and a birdie as part of a first-round 2-over-par 74. He was one stroke off the leaders, Jin and MaronePetrin, entering the final day. Jin birdied five holes and Petrin two, as both shot 1-over-par, 73 for the first round. Musshafen also shot an opening-round 74.

Gianniny made the biggest move on the final day after shooting 78 in round one. He sat five strokes off the lead entering the day, but shot a final-round 3-under-par 69 to put himself back in contention. The  round of 69, which was enough to win him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, was highlighted by six birdies as part of a 5-under-par 32 on the back nine.

As Gianniny watched from behind the 18th green, the rest of the leaders finished up. Musshafen birdied No. 17 to get to 2-over-par for the tournament but a bogey on No. 18 dropped him to 3-over-par, and put him in a tie with Gianniny. Marone, Jin and Petrin all stepped to the 18th tee at 2-over-par and with an opportunity to win.

Both Jin and Petrin found the fairway off the tee, but Marone missed right, leaving himself under the trees. Even with the difficult approach, Marone reached the green in two, while Jin left his approach short and Petrin missed the green to the right. Petrin and Jin chipped to within 10 feet and Marone’s putt came up a few feet short, as Gianniny and Musshafen looked on.

Petrin was first up to putt and he missed his putt to the right, tapping in for bogey. Next up was Jin. His putt burned the left edge but would not fall, as he also dropped a stroke with a bogey. That left Marone with a three-foot putt for par and the championship. He stood over his uphill putt with a large group of spectators watching. Marone made the putt to earn the victory at the Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill.

“It’s challenging. It’s a tight course, you can’t just bomb it all over the place, I made a lot of putts within 10 feet and that was key for me,” said Marone.

In the Girls Division, Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., won her first IJGT Event. Wentworth finished with a total score of 152 to earn the six-stroke victory.

Wentworth used 10 pars and two birdies to card a first-round 77 to take the outright lead heading into the final round. WentworthShe sat two strokes clear of Chelsea Dantonio of Lancaster, N.Y., and four strokes ahead of Christine Schmitt of Pittsford, N.Y., as the three made up final group.

Dantonio closed the game to one after the first three holes on during the final round but never got any closer. After nine holes, Wentworth’s lead was up to four, as she shot a 2-over-par, 39, while Dantonio carded a 41, and Schmitt, a 40.

Schmitt started the back nine off with three consecutive pars and sat three off the lead with six holes to play. Wentworth caught the hot hand at the right moment, though, putting together a streak of five pars on holes Nos. 4-8. Entering the final hole, a par-3, Wentworth’s lead sat at five strokes.

Even with the lead, Wentworth played the final hole aggressively, putting her tee shot within 15 feet. She finished in style, sinking the birdie putt to finish the round with a 3-over-par 75, and earning the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Wentworth noted that the key to her victory was, “…definitely putting. Anything within 10 feet I made this weekend.”

Schmitt finished second with scores of 81-77-158 while Dantonio placed third with a 79-81-160.

Danny Gianniny of Rochester, N.Y., earned his first victory of the season in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Danny Gianniny got off to a strong start in the first round, carding two birdies and six pars on his way to an 81, carrying a five-stroke lead into the final round.

Danny Gianniny continued his strong play during the last round. Paired with Chris Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa. and Dylan Plis Camillus, N.Y., Danny Gianniny shot a 42 on the front nine, to open up a six-stroke lead. Plis fired a 40 on the Gianninyfront to get within eight of the lead, heading into the back nine.

Danny Gianniny started his back nine with another birdie, and was on his way to the victory. He matched his front-nine score on the back to finish at 84 for the day and 165 for the tournament.

When asked about any key shots he made, Danny Gianniny was quick to note, “On my 10th hole today, I stuck a shot to about a foot.” He made the putt for a birdie on his way to the victory.

Tanabe carded three birdies on in the final round as part of an 88, putting him in a tie for second with Plis. Both finished with scores of 174 over the two days.

The IJGT Northeast tour will be back at it the weekend of Oct. 5-6 in College Park, Md., for the College Series at University of Maryland. The tournament will be played at the University of Maryland Golf Course, home to the University of Maryland’s Men’s and Women’s Division 1 golf teams.

To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Final-round results of the IJGT Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 29, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Green Tees – 6,575 yards, Par 72 (75.5/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,197 yards, Par 72 (71.2/132) Girls Division: Blue Tees – 6,000 yards, Par 72 (76.2/139)

Weather:        Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 0-5 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 0-5 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour

Locust Hill Country Club

Pittsford, N.Y.

September 28-29, 2013

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Green Tees, 6,575 yards, Par 72

1. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ, *74-72–146

2. Jack Gianniny, Rochester, NY, *78-69–147

2. Nick Musshafen, Fairport, NY, *74-73–147

2. Joe Petrin, Cicero, NY, *73-74–147

2. Harry Jin, Palisades Park, NJ, *73-74–147

6. James Pelcher, Baldwinsville, NY, *74–79-153

6. Mike May, Auburn, NY, *75-78–153

8. Scott Chambers, Pittsford, NY, *79-75–154

8. Sean Dain, Oswego, NY, *77-77–154

10. Phil Leahy, Waterloo, Canada, *81-74–155

11. Alex Tanabe, Sewickley, PA, *76-80–156

11. Jack DePerrior, Rochester, NY, *77-79–156

13. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY, *83-74–157

13. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *78-79–157

13. Christian Nizamis, Baldwinsville, NY, *83-74–157

16. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY, *82-78–160

16. David Hanes, Elma, NY, *84-76–160

18. Michael McIntosh, Chittenango, NY, *82-79–161

18. Nicklaus Cuny, Cranberry Township, PA, *80-81–161

18. Evan Gaesser, Kendall, NY, *85-76–161

18. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY, *83-78–161

22. Andrew Fedele, Rochester, NY, *76-90–166

23. Joshua Greenly, Ontario, NY, *86-81–167

24. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY, *84-86–170

25. Grant Brongo, Spencerport, NY, *83-91–174

26. Alex Hepburn, Corning, NY, *91-86–177

27. Noah Andriatch, Brockport, NY, *89-91–180

28. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, NY, *97-84–181

 

Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 6,197 yards, Par 72

1. Danny Gianniny, Rochester, NY, *81-84–165

2. Chris Tanabe, Sewickley, PA, *86-88–174

2. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY, *91-83–174

4. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY, *95-97–192

5. Chang Hyun Park, Pittsford, NY, *107-117–224

 

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 6,000 yards, Par 72

1. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ, *77-75–152

2. Christine Schmitt, Pittsford, NY, *81-77–158

3. Chelsea Dantonio, Lancaster, NY, *79-81–160

4. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY, *87-79–166

5. Sarah Bothner, Rochester, NY, *86-82–168

6. Emily Connors, Lancaster, NY, *84-85–169

7. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY, *86-87–173

8. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY, *88-87–175

9. Katie Walsh, Baldwinsville, NY, *88-91–179

10. Sarah Notaro, Lancaster, NY, *96-84–180

DID NOT FINISH

Meredith Glenning, Rochester, NY, *93–JWD

Lindsay May, Auburn, NY, *JWD

 

 

The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Preview

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will be headed to upstate New York for The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country Club on September 28-29. Located in Pittsford, Locust Hill will be hosting its first IJGT Event. Top junior golfers from around the Northeast will be competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points.

Locust Hill is a private country club only five miles southeast from the city of Rochester. Seymour Dunn designed the course and it has been open since 1927. Locust Hill is an annual stop on the LPGA Tour, as they have hosted an event every year since 1977. From 2010-2013, Locust Hill was the site of the LPGA Championship, one of five major championships on the LPGA Tour. The 18-hole championship course plays as a par 72, with four sets of tees ranging from 5,628 yards to 6,615 yards.

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In the Boys 15-19 Division, William Thomson hopes to earn the victory in his home town. Thomson starred in the 2012-13 season, winning four events and finishing no lower than a tie for 9th in 14 events in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Thomson was the IJGT Boys 14 & Under National Player of the Year last season and has elected to move up to the 15-19 Division. This will be Thomson’s first IJGT Event of the 2013-14 season. Kevin Borowicz of Grand Island, N.Y., had a strong showing at The Upstate Challenge at Timber Banks last season, finishing 5th. Borowicz played in The Labor Day Classic at Hershey CC, finishing 14th. Jack Gianniny of Rochester, N.Y., was able to qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship this season and hopes to build off that performance. A number of players will be playing in their first IJGT Event including Nicklaus Curry of Cranberry Township, Pa., Evan Gaesser of Kendall, N.Y., and Colin Patrick of Newtown, Conn.

Sarah Bothner of Rochester, N.Y., won The Upstate Challenge last season, carding a final round 76 on her way to victory. Bothner played at Hershey CC earlier this season, finishing 5th, and she’ll be looking to defend her championship at Locust Hill. Bothner will face a number of challengers including Madison Braman of Loudonville, Pa., Chelsea Dantonio of Lancaster, N.Y., and Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J. Braman is coming off a 5th place finish at the IJGT Philly Open at Jeffersonville, while Dantonio placed 4th at Hershey, and Wentworth was 6th at the Major Championship at Crystal Springs.

Danny Gianniny of Rochester, N.Y., and Chang Hyun Park of Pittsford, N.Y., highlight the Boys 14 & Under Division. Gianniny had two top-10 finishes last season, including a 4th place finish at the IJGT Junior at Wintonbury Hills. Gianniny has yet to play in an IJGT Event this season. Park will be making his IJGT debut and looks to make his trip to Locust Hill memorable.