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IJGT members set to compete in USGA Junior Championships

On Monday, July 20,2015, the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior will commence with many IJGT members from across the country competing in the nation’s premier junior golf event conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The 68th U.S. Junior Amateur will be contested in the hometown of the IJGT, Bluffton, S.C., at Colleton River Plantation. Here are a list of IJGT members competing in the boys national championship.

  • Evan Brown – Chadds Ford, Pa.
  • Jack Melville – Maple Glen, Pa.
  • Joe Highsmith – Lakewood, Wash.
  • Parker Gillam – Cary, N.C.
  • Marcos Montenegro – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Stuart Fuller – Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Allen Smith – Durham, N.C.
  • Ethan Ng – New York, N.Y.
  • Thomas “Jack” Simpson – Aurora, Ontario

The U.S. Girls’ Junior will be held at Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Here are the list of IJGT members competing.

  • Karah Sanford – Escondido, Calif.
  • Bibilani Liu – Cupertino, Calif.
  • Megan McLean – Lebanon, N.J.
  • Jennifer Cleary – Wilmington, Del.
  • Kelly Sim – Edgewater, N.J.
  • Ami Gianchandani – Short Hills, N.J.
  • Anina Ku – Basking Ridge, N.J.
  • Sophie Guo – Bluffton, S.C.
  • Shannon Brooks – Vienna, Va.
  • Aneka Seumanutafa – Frederick, Md.

Best of luck to the 19 IJGT members competing as they look to join past IJGT alumni, I.K. Kim, Julieta Granada, Kevin Tway, Jim Liu, and Hunter Mahan, who won the U.S. Junior Amateur or U.S. Girls’ Junior.

Brown, Chowdary and Shaffer featured in IJGT Photos of the Week – April 2, 2015

The IJGT hosted two tournaments on March 28-29, 2015. The Northeast Tour traveled to Monroe Township, N.J., to host the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club. The Southeast Tour journeyed up to Durham, N.C., to host the Major Championship at Duke University. Juniors in both tournaments braved cold weather while competing for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole events.

Tiya Chowdary

This week’s IJGT Photo of the Week for the north features Tiya Chowdary (above) of Montgomery, N.J. Chowdary knocked 11 strokes off her round one score of 92 to fire an 81 in round two. Competing in her first IJGT event, the 12-year-old carded a 173 tournament total, which landed her in a tie for fifth place in the Girls Division of the Metropolitan Junior.

Evan Brown                                                                                    Jordan Shaffer PoTW

There was a two-way tie for the Southeast Photo of the Week. Chadds Ford, Pa., native Evan Brown (left), a regular on the International Junior Golf Tour, carded two birdies in the second round of the Major Championship at Duke University on the par-5 ninth and par-4 16th holes. He finished with a 177 tournament total, good for a piece of 17th place.

Fayetteville, Pa., native Jordan Shaffer (right) finished just one stroke behind Brown with a 178 tournament total, which tied him for 19th. Shaffer birdied the par-4 sixth hole in round one and the par-5 ninth hole in round two. He knocked 18 strokes off his round one 98 to card an 80 in the second round.

Congratulations to Chowdary, Brown and Shaffer on being featured in the IJGT Photos of the Week! Don’t forget–each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook Page after each event. Like, share and comment on your favorite photos and, based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will then be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

1 point – per ‘Like’

2 points – per comment (let’s keep these positive!)

3 points – per share

Photo of the Week – May 22nd, 2014

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – The IJGT traveled to Greate Bay Country Club to host the Jersey Shootout on May 17-18, 2014. The weather for the contest reached into the 70s creating ideal golf conditions during both rounds of the tournament. This week’s Photo of the Week features (left to right) Evan Brown, Jonathan Solimano, Haley Goodling, & Dylan Stein.

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While Solimano took third place in the Boys 15-19 Division, Brown, Goodling, & Stein all finished in first place of their respective divisions. Stein won in dramatic fashion winning in a one hole playoff. Stein’s numbers for the weekend were 76-72—148. Goodling took home her first IJGT championship in her first IJGT event of the season. She totaled 14 pars and one birdie throughout the weekend. Goodling posted scores of 80-84–164 to win her division. In the Boys 14 & Under division, Brown took home his second IJGT championship of the season. Brown grabbed the lead early in this event and never looked back. He carded 12 pars during both round one and two. His weekend numbers were 77-79–156.

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!

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC – Final results

Stein’s experience pays off in playoff

Brown earns second win of the season 

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – The IJG) traveled to Greate Bay Country Club to host the Jersey Shootout on May 17-18, 2014. The weather for the contest reached into the 70s creating ideal golf conditions during both rounds of the tournament. Representing four different states, the field of junior golfers came out to compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

SteinIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Dylan Stein of Flemington, N.J., won his division in a one-hole playoff. Stein headed into the final round trailing the leader by three strokes. Determined, Stein shot a 2-over-par score of 72 in the final round to force a playoff with Michael Lamond, of West Chester, Pa. Stein’s score of 72 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament. Stein made two birdies and added three pars in his final five holes. After taking second place in a playoff at the Hershey Classic, Stein used his experience to his advantage. His par during the playoff hole earned him his first IJGT championship of the season. His numbers for the weekend were 76-72—148.

Stein described what was going through his mind, Stein stated, “Going into the playoff I just felt if I played as well as I could then I’d come away with the win”

Lamond finished in second place after the playoff with scores of 73-75—148. Jonathan Solimano, of Montvale, N.J., took third place with scores of 76-76—152.

 

GoodlingIn the Girls Division, Haley Goodling of Manheim, Pa., won her first IJGT Championship this season with scores of 80-84–164. She made an impressive birdie on the par-4 hole number 12, the number two handicapped hole, in round one. Throughout 36 holes, Goodling totaled 14 pars and 17 bogeys. The fast greens at Greate Bay Country Club played to her advantage, allowing her to score well. This was Goodling’s first IJGT event of the season as well as her first IJGT Championship.

When asked about her mindset headed into the final round with the division lead, Goodling replied, “I just wanted to play well. I wasn’t really worried about anyone else. I just wanted to focus on my own game and myself, and do as well as I could.”

There was a tie for second place between Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., and Jessie Kweon of Little Neck, N.Y. Bookholdt posted scores of 86-79—165. Her score of 79 won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division. Kweon posted scores of 81-84—165.

 

BrownIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., won his division with scores of 77-79–156. With this win, Brown earns his second IJGT Championship this season. Brown made no birdies all weekend, but made up for it with the amount of pars made. He made 12 pars in round one. With the division lead in hand, headed into the final round, Brown added 12 pars during the final round, including a streak of par on holes 8-12. Brown won his division by seven strokes.

When asked about how it  feels to win multiple events this season, Brown commented, “It feels great. It is my first two-win season ever. I’m looking forward to [Tournament of Champions] next week, this is a great confidence booster going into next week.”

Will Klein of Bethesda, Md., finished in second place posting scores of 79-84–163. In third place, was Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., who posted scores of 85-83—168.

 

The IJGT’s next event will be the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – Final-round results of the IJGT Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 18, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,682 yards, Par 70 (70.8/128) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,114 yards, Par 70 (68.5/123) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,802 yards, Par 70 (69.9/128)

Weather:

Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC – Round one recap

It was a great day at Greate Bay CC as round one of the Jersey Shootout took place. Temperatures were in the high 60s making it a perfect day to be on the golf course. IJGT Merit Points and national rankings were at stake, as well as an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.  In review, divisional leaders’ rounds in numbers are below.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Michael Lamond of West Chester, Pa., is leading. His round in numbers:

2 – total number of birdies during round one

34 – Lamond’s 1-under-par score on the back nine

3 – his third IJGT event this season

73 – his 3-over-par score after round one

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., currently leads the division. His round in numbers:

12 – total number of pars during round one

E – even on all for of the par-3 holes

2 – two stroke lead in the division

1 – Brown has one first place finish this season at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National 

Haley Goodling of Manheim, Pa., is the Girls Division leader after round one. Her round in numbers:

10 – 10-over-par score of 80 after round one

1 – one birdie on the par-4 hole number 12

1 – first IJGT event this season

2 – two players are within one stroke of Goodling’s lead

 

For full round one results of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CCclick here.

For round two pairings of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CCclick here.

Round two will be on Sunday, May 18, 2014 with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC as the tournament continues.

 

Major Championship at Bulle Rock presented by the First Tee of Baltimore – Final Results

  Nicholas takes third IJGT title

Clark captures championship

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled up 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. At stake were double IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Stars, and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

JAMESNICIn the Boys 15-19 Division, James Nicholas, of Scarsdale, N.Y., took home his third IJGT title. Nicholas earned his third championship by playing great golf on both days. He finished round one with a 1-over-par score of 73. His first round featured five birdies including a streak of eight holes where he made par or better. In the final round, he added five more birdies and 11 pars to finish with a final round score of 3-under-par 69. Nicholas’ 69 won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament. His final numbers for the weekend were 73-69—142.

When asked how it feels to win his third IJGT event this season, Nicholas replied, “It’s amazing. Just to win one is awesome but three in a row is kind of cool…I am very thankful right now.”

Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., finished in second place with score of 74-75—149. Tom Crow of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ryan Podufal of Erie, Pa., finished tied for third place. Crow posted scores of 77-73—150, while Podufal posted scores of 76-74—150.

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BRYANA2In the Girls Division, Bryana Nguyen of Columbia, Md., finished in first place marking her first IJGT championship. Nguyen had three birdies throughout the weekend, two of which came during her final round. Her numbers of 82-77—159 were good enough to win her division by six strokes. Nguyen’s final round score of 77 was the best in her division, earning her the Clazic Low Belts Final Round Award.

When asked what helped her score so well during the final round, Nguyen stated, “Keeping it in the fairway. The rough here is pretty thick and I kept to my plan of hitting fairways and greens which worked out today.”

Haley Carr of Waldorf, Md., took second place with scores of 84-81–165. Finishing in third place was Alessandra Ricigliano of Scarsdale, N.Y., who shot 82-85—167.

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LUKASIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Lukas Clark of Holland, Pa., captured his first IJGT championship. In round one, Clark made par on 15 of 18 holes. During the final round, he totaled three birdies, including one on the par-4 hole No. five, the course’s No. one handicapped hole. Clark adds a first place finish to his resume to go along with two other top-10 finishes this season. His numbers for the weekend were 76-75—151.

When asked about his mindset during the final round, Clark noted, “I was just trying to have fun out there, if I had fun, it would probably work out. And it did, so I’m happy with that.”

Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., finished in second place with scores of 81-78—159. There was a tie for third place between Will Klein of Bethesda, Md., and Joe Parrini of York, Pa. Klein posted scores of 83-78—161, while Parrini posted scores of 84-77—161.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. 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, Dynamic Brands, Clazic Belts, Oakley, Sun Mountain, The First Tee, Golfweek, College Golf Camps, 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.

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Final-round results of the IJGT Major Championship at Bulle Rock Presented by the First Tee of Baltimore conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 27, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,766 yards, Par 72 (73.8/141) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,155 yards, Par 72 (71.2/136) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,931 yards, Par 72 (74.6/131)

Weather: Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 15-20 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 60’s with 15-20 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Bulle Rock Presented by the First Tee of Baltimore
Havre de Grace, Md.
April 26-27, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Gold tees) 6,766 yards: par 72
1. James Nicholas, Scarsdale, NY *73-69–142
2. Walter Egloff, Chevy Chase, MD *74-75–149
3. Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA *77-73–150
3. Ryan Podufal, Erie, PA *76-74–150
5. Gus Minkin, York, PA *77-74–151
6. Connor Daly, Bronxville, NY *78-75–153
6. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *76-77–153
8. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *79-75–154
9. Nick Calabrese, Newtown Square, PA *77-79–156
10. Bryce Johnson, Oakton, VA *77-80–157
10. Jake Gurock, West Windsor, NJ *76-81–157
12. Joshua Goldenberg, Scarsdale, NY *78-80–158
13. Nick Geiman, York, PA *79-80–159
13. Lee Detmer, Washington, DC *78-81–159
15. Adam Gray, Potomac, MD *80-80–160
16. Benjamin Morris, Reisterstown, MD *79-83–162
16. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *76-86–162
18. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY *85-78–163
18. Michael Cook, Berwyn, PA *80-83–163
18. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD *79-84–163
18. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA *78-85–163
18. Benjamin Morgret, Venetia, PA *76-87–163
23. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *82-82–164
24. Kevin May, Baltimore, MD *83-82–165
25. Trey Croney, Bryn Mawr, PA *80-86–166
26. Sean Coleman, Potomac, MD *83-84–167
26. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA *77-90–167
28. Wynn Geis, Lutherville, MD *81-87–168
29. Dom Wagner, Alexandria, VA *87-82–169
30. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *87-83–170
30. Will Haller, Gaithersburg, MD *88-82–170
32. Justin Donawa, Baltimore, MD *86-85–171
33. Mike Burns, Blue Bell, PA *83-89–172
33. Jack Maresca, Rye, NY *82-90–172
35. Ben Litt, Moorestown, NJ *84-89–173
36. Charles Carter II, Baltimore, MD *89-86–175
37. Trip Smith, Phoenix, MD *84-92–176
38. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *83-94–177
39. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA *88-90–178
40. Blake Weltmann, Potomac, MD *85-94–179
41. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *98-90–188

DID NOT FINISH

DQ. David Sinisi, Harrisburg, PA *92-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
DQ. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC, *DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Boys 14 & Under Division (Blue tees) 6,155 yards: par 72
1. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *76-75–151
2. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford PA *81-78–159
3. Will Klein, Bethesda, MD *83-78–161
3. Joe Parrini, York, PA *84-77–161
5. Dylan Rotter, Potomac, MD *79-83–162
6. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *85-81–166
7. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *85-85–170
8. Mac Webster, Baltimore, MD *85-88–173
9. Chase Goff, Annapolis, MD *86-88–174
10. Cole Gibson, Chevy Chase, MD *92-83–175
10. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *84-91–175
12. Will Long, Towson, MD *84-92–176
13. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *94-84–178
13. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *92-86–178
15. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *92-90–182
15. Anthony Barr, Lititz, PA *87-95–182
17. Daniel Bastian, Media, PA *97-96–193

Girls Division (White tees) 5,904 yards: par 72
1. Bryana Nguyen, Columbia, MD, *82-77–159
2. Haley Carr, Waldorf, MD, *84-81–165
3. Alessandra Ricigliano, Scarsdale, NY *82-85–167
4. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *84-85–169
5. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *87-86–173
6. Alison Snakard, Collegeville, PA *88-87–175
7. Jane Moon, Lutherville, MD *87-90–177
7. Amanda Meyers, North Potomac, MD *87-90–177
9. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *90-90–180
9. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *89-91–180
11. Kendel Abrams, New Freedom, PA *100-94–194
12. Gracie Stillman, Lititz, PA *105-104–209

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Khyranton Beggs, Baltimore, MD *JWD

Wolfangel, Lees, and Sample make the Players to Watch list at the Hershey Classic presented by IJGA

The IJGT is set to return to Hershey Country Club on May 10-11, 2014 to host the #HersheyClassic presented by IJGA. This event will consist of two 18-hole rounds to be played on Saturday and Sunday on the East Course at Hershey CC. National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points will be at stake for this event.

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Opening in 1969, Hershey CC is rich in history. Designed by George Fazio, this course is located in the Pennsylvania countryside and features wonderful views, natural hazards, and rolling greens. The East Course was named a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International in 2010. It has also hosted several PGA tournaments, most recently the Nationwide Tour’s Reese’s Cup Classic, an event on professional golf’s development tour. Other accolades include being mentioned America’s Top Golf Courses guide by Zagat Survey and named one of the “Top Courses You Can Play/Best Course Near You” for the State of Pennsylvania by Golf Magazine in 2007.

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In the Boys 15-19 Division, James WolfAngel tops the players to watch list at Hershey. WolfAngel’s best finish to date is a Top-3 finish at the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate CC Jb Bradbeer of Rosemont, Pa., will be looking to earn his first IJGT Championship. Bradbeer has played in five events this season so far, his best finish was tied for second at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National. His numbers in that event were 77-75–152. James Nicholas will look add his third IJGT Championship this season at Hershey. It will be a very strong field of competitors and exciting to watch!

Watch out for Kaitlyn Lees of Bryn Mawr, Pa., in the Girls Division. Lees has finished in the top-10 in both of her events played this season. She is coming off of a first place finish in the  Major Championship at Hartefeld National. Synclaire Kuhn will be another competitor to watch. Kuhn is coming off of a second place finish at the College Prep at NemacolinIn the final round of the event at Nemacolin, Kuhn shot the low final round of 80 to head to a playoff where she eventually finished second. Madeline Sager of Kimberton, Pa. and Alyssa Schiera of West Windsor, N.J., round out the players to watch for this event.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., will be at Hershey competing for the top spot. In his five events played this season, Sample has finished within the top-5 at four of five events. His most recent was a fourth place finish at The Architects Cup where he posted scores of  78-76–154. Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., will also be competing for the top spot. Brown’s most recent finish was first place at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National.  Other players to watch include Garret Engle of Harrisburg, Pa., and Jack ODonavan of Pittsford, N.Y.

The Hershey Classic boosts one of the largest and most competitive fields of the year. We are looking forward to this event presented by the International Junior Golf Academy.

To register or for more information on the #HersheyClassic presented by IJGA at Hershey CC in May, click here.

Major Championship at Hartefeld National – Final Results

Nicholas victorious at back-to-back IJGT events
Brown defends home course

AVONDALE, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) headed to Hartefeld National to host the second Major Championship of the 2014 season. Gusts of winds reached 35 mph in round one, but Mother Nature made up for it with ideal golf conditions during the final round with temperatures in the 60s. With one of the strongest fields of competitors at an IJGT event, junior golfers competed for double IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Stars, and national rankings as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

NicholasIn the Boys 15-19 Division, James Nicholas, of Scarsdale, N.Y., won the Major Championship, his second IJGT title in two weeks’ time. With multiple lead changes throughout the final round, Nicholas managed to keep his composure and win on the 18th green. He played solid during round one posting a score of 76, just two strokes behind the leader. In round one, he shot a 1-under-par score of 35 on the front nine. He had two birdies during that stretch, including one on hole number nine to gain momentum headed into the back nine, but struggled on the back to finish round one 4-over-par. During the final round, Nicholas was determined to make a comeback. After a shaky start bogeying the first three holes, he turned it around. He followed with three pars and a birdie. On hole eight, he made an impressive eagle on the 469 yard par-5. After making a birdie on hole 10, Nicholas was involved in a three-way tie with Ryan Rucinski of Wilmington, Del., and Jb Bradbeer of Rosemont, Pa., for first place. With multiple lead changes throughout the final holes, Nicholas found himself tied for second as he headed into the 18th hole. On 18, Nicholas hit his drive right landing into the rough. He was forced to punch out and landed short of the green. Nicholas put his third shot close to the hole leaving him with a five-foot putt for par. Nicholas made the five-foot putt to win the Major Championship at Hartefeld National. His final numbers for the weekend were 76-75—151 overall.

When asked about the final round, Nicholas replied, “It was a battle the whole way, both of my opponents were great and I just hit the ball, got the ball on the green and just rolled it in sometimes. I made a lot of two-putts and that was the basic key today.”

Rucinski and Bradbeer finished tied for second place. Rucinski posted scores of 75-77—152 overall. Bradbeer posted scores of 77-75—152 overall. Ryan Rybicki of Maricopa, Ariz., won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award by shooting a 73 during the final round. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament.

LeesIn the Girls Division, Kaitlyn Lees of Bryn Mawr, Pa., battled back to win her first IJGT event. In round one, Lees struggled a bit due to the windy conditions. She put up a score of 82, only making six pars. With first place on her mind, Lees headed into the final round trailing by four strokes. She started out nearly perfect making par at eight of her first nine holes. After making a birdie on the par-4 hole number one, Lees was tied for the division lead. She continued to hit fairways and made every par putt count. With just four holes left to play, Lees was still tied for the lead. She stayed focused and made par on each of her final four holes to secure her victory. She totaled par or better on 16 of 18 holes during the final round. Lees’ final round score of 74 was the best in her division earning her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Her numbers for the weekend were 82-74—156 overall.

When asked her mindset on the back nine of the final round and what she did to keep her focus, Lees said, “I just tried to stay positive and keep in the present and try not to think about my score too much.”

Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., took second place with score of 78-83—161 overall. Finishing in third place was Esther Park of Wilmington, Del., who shot 85-82—167 overall.

BrownIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., defended his home course to win the Major Championship. Brown played very consistently to stay ahead of his competition. In round one, he had a total of four birdies, two of them coming on both of the par-5’s on the front nine. He finished round one with a 4-over-par score of 76. Brown’s 76 gave him a four-stroke lead in the division as he headed into the final round. After taking the lead, Brown never looked back. On day two, he started his front nine with six pars and added one birdie on the par-3 hole number 14. He headed into the final nine holes 1-over-par with the division lead in hand. He added two more birdies during his final nine holes on holes number six and eight. Brown made birdie at both of these holes during both rounds of the tournament. He improved his final round score by two strokes to finish with a 74. His numbers for the weekend were 76-74—150 overall.

When asked what he thought about playing at Hartefeld National, he replied, “The course was in great condition, it’s my home course I play here all the time. The front nine is great; it is a fantastic front nine. It can be challenging at times, but it all works out in the end.”

Marc Groenhuysen of West Chester, Pa., finished in second place with a score of 83-74—157 overall. There was a tie for third place between Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., and Danny Dougherty of Wilmington, Del. Hernandez posted scores of 80-81—161 overall, while Dougherty posted scores of 81-80—161 overall.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club on April 12-13, 2014. 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
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AVONDALE, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Major Championship at Hartefeld National
conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 6, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black
Tees – 6,687 yards, Par 72 (72.8/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,102 yards, Par 72
(670.0/131) Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,825 yards, Par 72 (71.8/128)

Weather: Saturday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 30-35 mph winds
Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 50’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Hartefeld National
Avondale, Pa.
April 5-6, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Black Tees), 6,687 yards, Par 72

1. James Nicholas, Scarsdale, NY *76-75–151
2. Ryan Rucinski, Wilmington, DE *75-77–152
2. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *77-75–152
4. Connor Daly, Bronxville, NY *81-74–155
5. Ryan Rybicki, Maricopa, AZ *84-73–157
5. Nate Menon, Wyomissing, PA *78-79–157
7. Paul Edgar, Kitchener, Canada *81-78–159
8. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *82-78–160
8. Martin Jensen, Bronxville, NY *81-79–160
8. Jack Quirk, Glenside, PA *80-80–160
11. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA *83-78–161
11. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD *83-78–161
13. Colin Dubnik, Rochester, NY *85-77–162
13. Quinn Dolan, Broomall, PA *84-78–162
13. Robert Piluso, Ridgewood, NJ *82-80–162
16. John Warden, Ridgewood, NJ *81-85–166
17. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *92-75–167
17. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *87-80–167
17. Thomas Dzwonczyk, North Abington Township, PA *83-84–167

17. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA *82-85–167

21. Liam Murphy, Hockessin, DE *87-82–169
22. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA *86-84–170
22. Bennett Perrine, West Windsor, NJ *84-86–170
24. Joe Tigani, Hockessin, DE *92-79–171
24. Matthew Cleary, Wilmington, DE *82-89–171
26. Austin Fuglestad, Newtown, PA *89-83–172
26. Brent Rodgers, Cranberry Township, PA *88-84–172
26. Chris Binet, Oreland, PA *86-86–172
26. Kevin Levitsky, Avondale, PA *91-81–172
26. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *84-88–172
31. Ryan Bowman, Newtown Square PA *90-83–173
31. Christopher Gay, Bronxville NY *89-84–173
33. Ryan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *92-82–174
33. Ryan Podufal, Erie, PA *91-83–174
35. Josh Madarang, Chester Springs, PA, *90-85–175
35. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *91-84–175
37. Ryan Cleary, Wilmington, DE *95-81–176
37. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA *88-88–176
39. Will Moyer III, Malvern, PA *93-84–177
40. Gonzalo Arrangoiz, North Bethesda, MD *96-87–183
40. Jake Gray, Glenmoore, PA *90-93–183
42. Tyler Olson, Hagerstown, MD *92-92–184
43. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *90-95–185
44. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *96-91–187
45. Alex Patellis, Landenberg, PA *96-94–190

DID NOT FINISH
Asher Greenberg, Weston, CT* DQ (Rule 6-3a),

Boys 14& Under Division (White Tees), 6,102 yards, Par 72
1. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *76-74–150
2. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *83-74–157
3. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *80-81–161
3. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *81-80–161
5. William Sheedy, Washington, DC *85-80–165
6. Joe Parrini, York, PA *85-81–166
7. Joe Tammaro, West Islip, NY *87-85–172
8. Jon Nolan Perry, Berwyn, PA *89-84–173
9. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA *92-88–180
10. Will Long, Towson, MD *99-83–182
11. Aj Aivazoglou, Glen Mills, PA *102-96–198
12. Noah Schwartz, Cherry Hill, NJ *107-103–210

Girls Division (Red Tees), 5,825 yards, Par 72
1. Kaitlyn Lees, Bryn Mawr, PA *82-74–156
2. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *78-83–161

3. Esther Park, Wilmington, DE *85-82–167
4. Delaney Iacona, Berlin, MD *91-84–175
5. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *93-83–176
6. Madeline Sager, Kimberton, PA *93-85–178
7. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *96-86–182
8. Rylie Heflin, Avondale, PA *101-91–192

The Major Championship at Hartefeld National round one recap – Rucinski, Brown & Wentworth lead their divisions

The IJGT Northeast Tour headed to Avondale, Pa., to host the Major Championship at Hartefeld National. The conditions were tough with gusts of wind reaching 35 mph. Each division’s leader’s round is below broken down into numbers.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Ryan Rucinski of Wilmington, Del., is leading his division. Here are his round one numbers:

3 – number of birdies in his first round

2 – two strokes under par on the four par-5 holes in the first round

3 – three strokes over par

1 – one stroke ahead in his respective division

Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., leads the Boys 14 and Under divisions, his round one numbers:

7 – number of pars made in his first round

3 – number of birdies made on the front nine (four total)

1 – first IJGT event this season

76 – Brown’s score for round one

In the Girls Division, Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J,. is leading the division. Here are her numbers for round one:

10 – ten pars made during round one

3 – third place at her last IJGT event, the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC

2 – number of birdies during round one

4 – four stroke lead in the division

For full round one results of the Major Championship at Hartefeld Nationalclick here.

For pairings for the final round of the Major Championship at Hartefeld Nationalclick here.

Tee times for the final round will begin at 12pm on April 6th.  Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Major Championship at Hartefeld National as the tournament continues.