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Class of 2016 College Signees

The International Junior Golf Tour would like to congratulate past and present tour players on signing their National Letter’s of Intent last week. Committing to college is a major accomplishment and the IJGT sends their best wishes to alumni as they continue their competitive golf careers.

Listed below are former alumni and the school they will be attending. Following are the pictures from signing day.

Adam Gray (Potomac, MD) – Rutgers University

Alex Butler (East Norriton, PA) – Drexel University

Alex Vegh (Gahanna, OH) – Austin Peay State

Ana Paula Valdes (Morelia , Mexico) – Clemson

Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore , India) – East Tennessee State University

Anthony Truong (Winter Garden, FL) – Arizona State University

Austin Matz (Wexford , PA) – University of Mary Washington

Ben Reichert (East Amherst, NY) – East Tennessee State University

Benjamin Morris (Reisterstown, MD) – College of William and Mary

Bennett Buch (West Friendship, MD) – University of Maryland

Brent Ito (Ardsley, NY) – University of Michigan

Brynn Walker (St. Davids, PA) – University of North Carolina

Colin Dubnik (Rochester , NY) – University of Memphis

Connor Daly (Bronxville , NY) – Villanova University

Connor Schmidt (Philadelphia, PA) – Drexel University

David Hanes (Elma, NY) – Canisius College

Davis Lamb (Potomac , MD) – University of Notre Dame

Dylan VanderVeer (El Dorado Hills, CA) – Saint Mary’s of California

Eric Hall (Harwood, MD) – Yale University

Eun-Won Park (Tenafly, NJ) – Univrsity of Washington

Gabrielle Correia (Central Valley, NY) – Tulane University

Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC) – Wofford College

Gunnar Doyle (Pittsford , NY) – U.S. Military Academy (Army)

Gus Minkin (York, PA) – University of Minnesota

Hannah Berman (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) – University of West Florida

Hunter Wolcott (Burns, TN) – University of Tennessee

Jack Melville (Maple Glen, PA) – University of Delaware

Jasmine Chee (Hong Kong, China) – Western Michigan University

John Felitto (Mountainside, NJ) – University of Notre Dame

Kendel Hodges (Temecula, CA) – California Baptist University

Kristin Whitehead (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) – Queens University of Charlotte

Linda Wang (Fresh Meadows , NY) – St. Johns University

Luke Schaap (Potomac, MD) – University of Virginia

Madelein Herr (New Hope, PA) – Penn State University

Maren Cipolla (Lewistown, NY) – University of Texas

Maria Vesga (Bucaramenga, Columbia) – Baylor University

Mariel Galdiano (Kapolei, HI) – University of California, Los Angeles

Melany Chong (Mississauga, Canada) – Appalachian State University

Nicholas Russell (Hilton Head , SC) – Linestone College

Peter Knade (Easton , PA) – University of Maryland

Pryce Beshoory (Pearland, Texas) – The University of Houston

R.J. Wren (Morgantown, PA) – University of Delaware

Raelyn Spears (Plymouth, MN) – Elon University

Reed Winkler (Wilmington , DE) – St. Josephs University

Reid Bedell (Fair Haven, NJ) – Lafayette College

Rij Patel (Hunt Valley, MD) – Harvard University

Ryan Skae (Stony Point, NY) – Colgate University

Ryoto Furuya (West Chapel, FL) – University of Illinois

Sean Stanistreet (Camillus , NY) – University of South Carolina Upstate

Stanley Garrant (Poughkeepsie, NY) – St. Peters University

Steven Weingroff (Upper Saddle River, NJ) – Loyola University Maryland

Synclaire Kuhn (McMurray, PA) – St. Francis University (PA)

Taisei Negishi (San Diego , CA) – University of Michigan

Thomas “Jack” Simpson (Aurora , ON) – University of Iowa

Thomas Lewis (Doylestown , PA) – Purdue University

Walker Campbell (Paget, Bermuda) – College of William and Mary

William Harwood (Columbia, SC) – Elon University

Yoo Jin Kim (Centerville, VA) – George Washington University

Zhengkai Bai (Bradenton , FL) – University of Central Florida

 

Ankita Kedlaya, East Tennessee State University

Ankita Kedlaya, East Tennessee State University

Bennett Buch, University of Maryland

Bennett Buch, University of Maryland

 

Brynn Walker, University of North Carolina

Brynn Walker, University of North Carolina

 

David Hanes, Canisius College

David Hanes, Canisius College

 

Davis Lamb, University of Notre Dame

Davis Lamb, University of Notre Dame

 

Dylan VanderVeer, Saint Mary's of California

Dylan VanderVeer, Saint Mary’s of California

 

Gabrielle Correia, Tulane University

Gabrielle Correia, Tulane University

 

Grace Massengill, Wofford College

Grace Massengill, Wofford College

 

Gunnar Doyle, U.S. Military Academy (Army)

Gunnar Doyle, U.S. Military Academy (Army)

 

Gus Minkin, University of Minnesota

Gus Minkin, University of Minnesota

 

Jack Melville, University of Delaware

Jack Melville, University of Delaware

Jasmine Chee, Western Michigan University

Jasmine Chee, Western Michigan University

 

John Felitto, University of Notre Dame

John Felitto, University of Notre Dame

 

Kristin Whitehead, Queens University of Charlotte

Kristin Whitehead, Queens University of Charlotte

Linda Wang, St. Johns University

Linda Wang, St. Johns University

 

Madelein Herr, Penn State University

Madelein Herr, Penn State University

 

Maren Cipolla, University of Texas

Maren Cipolla, University of Texas

 

Mariel Galdiano, University of California, Los Angeles

Mariel Galdiano, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Melany Chong, Appalachian State

Melany Chong, Appalachian State

Peter Knade, University of Maryland

Peter Knade, University of Maryland

 

Reed Winkler, St. Joseph's University

Reed Winkler, St. Joseph’s University

 

Reid Bedell, Lafayette College

Reid Bedell, Lafayette College

 

R.J. Wren, University of Delaware

R.J. Wren, University of Delaware

 

Ryoto Furuya, University of Illinois

Ryoto Furuya, University of Illinois

 

Sean Stanistreet, University of South Carolina Upstate

Sean Stanistreet, University of South Carolina Upstate

Stanley, Garrant, St. Peter's University

Stanley, Garrant, St. Peter’s University

 

Steven Weingroff, Loyola University Maryland

Steven Weingroff, Loyola University Maryland

 

Synclaire Kuhn, St. Francis University (PA)

Synclaire Kuhn, St. Francis University (PA)

 

Taisei Negishi, University of Michigan

Taisei Negishi, University of Michigan

 

Thomas Lewis, Purdue University

Thomas Lewis, Purdue University

 

Walker Campbell,  College of William & Mary

Walker Campbell, College of William & Mary

 

YooJin Kim, George Washington University

YooJin Kim, George Washington University

Summer Series at Stafford Country Club – Final Results

Barney wins first IJGT title in Boys 15-19 Division

Penn captures Girls Division crown in last IJGT event

STAFFORD, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued its summer tournament schedule in Stafford, N.Y., on July 9-10, 2015, with the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club. It was a tale of two days with the weather conditions during the event. The first round featured a consistent rain, while the final round featured near perfect temperatures and sunshine. Junior golfers ranging in age from 14-18 years old and representing 3 different states competed for IJGT Merit Points along with National Rankings.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Nick Barney, of Apalachin, N.Y., earned his first IJGT title after carding two consistent rounds of 4-over 76 and 3-over 75. The weather was very challenging on the first day with constant rain coming down during the duration of the round. Barney was able to keep his mental composure as he managed his way around the golf course. Finishing the day with a 4-over 76, Barney found himself tied in first place with David Hanes of Elma, N.Y. The highlight of Barney’s round came on hole No. 15, where he was able to make an eagle.

Nick Barney wins the Boys 15-19 Division Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

Nick Barney wins the Boys 15-19 Division Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

The final round got off to a slow start as Barney made bogey on the opening three holes at Stafford Country Club. However, he quickly bounced back with a string of five pars and one birdie to close out the front nine with a 2-over 38. He continued his hot play on the first six holes on the back nine, playing them in 1-under. Barney would finish his round of 3-over 75 en route to his three-stroke victory.

“I just wanted to go out and post a good score and it ended up working for me,” commented Barney when asked about his mindset going into the final round with the lead.

There was a tie for second place with Ian Brotherton of Attica, N.Y., and Ryan Zogby of New Hartford, N.Y., who finished with tournament totals of 154. Zogby’s final-round 2-over 74 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the boy and girl who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

The Girls Division was won in wire-to-wire fashion by Marah Penn of Hamburg, N.Y., who recorded tournament scores of 77 and 3-over 75 for her victory. Penn, a 2015 graduate and incoming freshmen on the Elon University Women’s Golf team, battled the conditions in the first round building herself a four-stroke lead going into the final round.

Marah Penn wins the Girls Division in the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

Marah Penn wins the Girls Division in the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club

The final round was more of the same for Penn, who carded two birdies on the day to record a 3-over 75 giving her a nine-stroke victory in the Girls Division. This was Penn’s first IJGT victory, which comes in her last IJGT event before she heads off to college in August. Penn’s final-round score of 3-over 75 during the final round earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Playing in her last IJGT round, Penn noted, “I just went into today wanting to have fun and I got to play with a really good friend.”

Marissa Del Monaco of Little Valley, N.Y., recorded a tournament total of 161 to earn herself second place. Third place was won by Sarah Godfrey-Singleton of Depew, N.Y. who posted a tournament total of 162.

The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on July 21-22, 2015, at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J. The tournament will feature national rankings as well as AJGA Performance Stars. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (888) 358-1267.

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 40 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 30 states and 30 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, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (888) 358-1267.

STAFFORD, N.Y. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Stafford Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 10, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,608 yards, Par 72 (72.0/131), Girls Division: White Tees – 5,748 yards, Par 72 (73.5/130)

Weather:        Saturday: Rainy with temperatures in the low 60’s with 5-10 mph winds
Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80’s with 10-15 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Stafford Country Club
Stafford, N.Y.
July 9-10, 2015
 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees – 6,608 yards, Par 72
1. Nick Barney, Apalachin, NY *76-75–151
2. Ian Brotherton, Attica, NY *79-75–154
2. Ryan Zogby, New Hartford, NY *80-74–154
4. Matthew Genaway, Darien Center, NY *79-77–156
5. Matthew Santora, Depew, NY *80-77–157
6. Chase Miller, Bernville, PA *81-78–159
6. David Hanes, Elma, NY *76-83–159
8. Matt Dreimiller, New Hartford, NY *85-76–161
8. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *78-83–161
10. Noah Andriatch, Brockport, NY *83-79–162
10. Andrew Crean, Victor, NY *84-78–162
12. Stephen Hetterich, Rochester, NY *83-80–163
13. William Li, Boston, MA *83-85–168
14. Mike Donner, Hamburg, NY *84-88–172
15. Mike Tomczak, Lake View, NY *88-86–174

DID NOT FINISH
Joey Rinaldi, Clarence, NY *84-DQ
Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY *90-DQ
Ben Brason, East Aurora, NY *DQ
Eric Demidowicz, Oswego, NY *83-WD

  

Girls Division – White Tees – 5,748 yards, Par 72
1. Marah Penn, Hamburg, NY *77-75–152
2. Marissa Del Monaco, Little Valley, NY *84-77–161
3. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *83-79–162
4. Alexis Kim, Clarence, NY *83-81–164
5. Lizzy Karsten, Macedon, NY *86-81–167
5. Sarah Beckwith, Lakeview, NY, *81-86–167
7. Lauren Kase, North Tonawanda, NY *90-86–176
8. Caroline Yarnall, East Aurora, NY *96-90–186
9. Victoria Ortiz, Rochester, NY *95-100–195

Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club – Final Results (Sept. 28, 2014)

Reichert shoots even par for the tournament win
Braman nabs second consecutive top-three finish

The IJGT hosted the Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club on September 27-28, 2014. The event was the fourth tournament of the Northeast Tour with juniors competing for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

ReichertBen Reichert of East Amherst, N.Y., shot even-par 144 to win the tournament in the Boys 15-19 Division. Reichert shot one-under-par on the front nine of the opening round, including a chip in eagle on the par-5 No. 7.  He carded 25 total pars to set the pace for his even par for the tournament, closing out with four straight.

Reichert had a game plan to close out the final round, “My mindset was to hit good shots all days and I knew if I did that I would put myself in a good place”, said the champion.

Colin Dubnik from Rochester, N.Y., also recorded an even-par second round as he battled to close the gap on Reichert. Dubnik gained on Reichert’s lead by shooting 2-under-par on his second round front nine but struggled with a few bogeys preventing him from moving into the lead. Rounding out the top-three in the division was a three-way tie between Sean Stanistreet of Camillus, N.Y., David Hanes of Elma, N.Y., and Brad Belote of Lancaster, N.Y. The trio scored two-day totals of 152.

kellyPatrick Kelly of Erie, Pa., took the first place trophy home in the Boys 14 & Under Division.  His opening round of 80 led the group, and he carried his lead through the end after scoring 78 in round two. Kelly recorded three birdies and seven pars in both rounds.

When asked what the keys to his success were, Kelly said, “My ball striking and hitting a lot of fairways.”

TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y., finished in second with a two-day total of 161 and Jeremy Summerson of Victor, N.Y., took third with a tournament total 166.

 

 

braman1In the Girls Divison, Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y., finished in first place with a total of 158. Braman led from the start and carried her momenutm through the finish. The first place finish becomes her second consecutive top-three finish. Her performance was highlighted by a total of six birdies and 16 pars.

“I play on an all boys team for high school and that competition has helped me improved my game and helped me play well in these tournaments,” said Braman. In second place, was Caroline Yarnall from East Aurora, N.Y., with a tournament total 158.

The IJGT will continue tournament play on October 4-5, 2014, with two northeast events. The Architects Cup presented by IJGA will be held at the Architects Golf Club and the DC Shootout will be held at National Golf Club. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.