Wagner wins Boys 15-19 Division by a single stroke
Brooks comes from behind to win Girls Division
The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Laurel Hill Golf Club to host the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill on March 14-15, 2015. The competitors played through rainy conditions in round one and had to navigate 20 mph winds, with gusts up to 40 mph, in round two. Despite challenging conditions, the juniors performed admirably while competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings during the two-day, 36-hole event.
Dominic Wagner (left) of Alexandria, Va., birdied the final hole in round two to edge out Chantilly, Va., native Vishal Giri and win the Boys 15-19 Division by a single stroke. The birdie on hole No. 18 was Wagner’s second of the tournament; his first came on the par-4 sixth hole in round one. He knocked one stroke off his round one score of 79 to card a 78 in round two, good for a tournament total of 157 and his first IJGT victory.
After shooting an 80 in round one, second-place finisher Giri matched Wagner’s 78 in round two. The pair shared the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior to card the lowest score in the final round of the event.
Giri finished with a two-day total of 158. Fairfax Station, Va., native David Rabil rounded out the Boys 15-19 Division with a tournament total of 160.
Vienna, Va., native Shannon Brooks (left) came from behind to win the Girls Division by two strokes. Brooks, who has committed to play golf at the University of Tennessee next season, carded back-to-back birdies on the par-3 fourth hole and the par-5 fifth hole in round one. She finished the first round with a 5-over 76, five strokes behind the round one leader, Ashni Dhruva of Katy, Texas. In round two, Brooks made par on holes No. 4 through 11 and birdied hole No. 18 to finish with a 6-over 77, earning her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls. Brooks finished with a tournament total of 153.
Dhruva led the field in round one with an even-par 71. She carded five birdies in the first round including back-to-back birdies on holes No. 4 and 5. She finished the tournament with a two-day total of 155, good for second place in the Girls Division.
S. Dean Satouri (left) of Chantilly, Va., built off his round one lead to win the Boys 14 & Under Division. His division-best 83 in round one combined with his round two 92 earned him a 175 tournament total and the Boys 14 & Under Division title.
New Market, Md., native Christopher Lee carded an 89 in both rounds good for a tournament total of 178 and second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division.
Lorton, Va. – Final Results of the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour at Laurel Hill Golf Club on March 14-15, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,513 yards, Par 71 (71.9/140) Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees—5,912 yards, Par 71 (69.2/133) Girls Division: Gold Tees– 5,698 yards, Par 71 (73.3/139)
International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill
March 14-15th, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division-Blue Tees, 6513 yards, Par 71
1. Dominic Wagner, Alexandria, VA *79-78–157
2. Vishal Giri, Chantilly, VA *80-78–158
3. David Rabil, Fairfax Station, VA *75-85–160
4. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *84-79–163
4. Justin Ayanian, McLean, VA *79-84–163
4. Will Swirski, Fairfax, VA *78-85–163
7. Jack Rolle, Bethesda, MD *78-86–164
8. Teddy Zinsner, Alexandria, VA *83-84–167
8. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD *81-86–167
10. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA *87-81–168
10. David Ross, Lorton, VA *82-86–168
12. Justin Gorton, Bethesda, MD *80-89–169
13. Joe Miller, Chantilly, VA *85-88–173
14. Peter King, Bethesda, MD *91-88–179
15. James Moore, Fairfax, VA *90-93–183
15. Jordan Stein, Lagrangeville, NY *82-101–183
Did Not Finish
JWD Chris Brugge, Vienna, VA *–JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division- White, 5912 yards, Par 71
1. S. Dean Satouri, Chantilly, VA *83-92–175
2. Christopher Lee, New Market, MD *89-89–178
Girls Division- Gold Tees, 5698 yards, Par 71
1. Shannon Brooks, Vienna, VA *76-77–153
2. Ashni Dhruva, Katy, TX *71-84–155