Chee, Godfrey-Singleton selected for Photo of the Week – May 8, 2014


VICTOR, N.Y. – The IJGT made its eighth stop on the Northeast Tour to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. Gusts of wind 40 mph made this already difficult golf course even more challenging. Selected for the Photo of the Week in the northeast is Sarah Godfrey-Singleton of Lancaster, N.Y.


Godfrey-Singleton played well in the Rochester Open. In round one, she carded two birdies on hole six and 13.  She finished in fourth place with weekend numbers of 84-92–176. This was her second IJGT event this season. We want to congratulate Godfrey-Singleton on her fourth place finish and also her Photo of the Week honors. We hope to see her at events in the future.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The IJGT hosted the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on May 3-4, 2014. The event was the first Callaway Junior World Qualifier of the Southeast Tour for the 2013-2014 season. Winners of the event received an exemption into the prestigious Callaway Junior World Golf Championships. In the Southeast, Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China has earned Photo of the Week honors.


Chee earned second place in the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier. She played very well during the final round including making a par consecutively on holes 1-9 to score and even 36 on the front. She finished strong on the back nine shooting even par again. Chee posted scores of 78-72–150. Her photo that was chosen for Photo of the Week earned 78 points! We look forward to Chee’s continued success at upcoming IJGT events.

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!

Cipolla, Ono & Littlefield among those to nab IJGT Player of the Week honors – May 4, 2014


VICTOR, N.Y.- The IJGT returned to Ravenwood Golf Club for the Rochester Open at Ravenwood on May 3-4, 2014. The course is a favorite of the players in the northeast and led to a strong field. Although round one saw light rain, the conditions were much better for scoring than on Sunday during round two. The final round saw temperatures only getting up into the mid 40’s with gusts of up to 50 mph. Despite the tough conditions, many players managed to shoot impressive rounds, including Peyton Steigerwald of Penfield, N.Y., and Maren Cipolla of Lewiston, N.Y.



Steigerwald, who was playing in his first tournament of the year, secured a second-place finish in part to an impressive final round 73. Steigerwald had a solid round on Saturday, shooting a first-round 80, highlighted by 12 pars.  On day two, the Penfield, New York, native shot the low round for the tournament, firing an impressive 73. Facing tough conditions, Steigerwald managed two birdies on the front nine. His final round showed consistency again, with 13 pars and only one bogey and a double bogey.  On both days of the tournament, the 2015 graduate made par on the 10th through 16th holes. For his great round on day two, Steigerwald secured the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the boys. We wish Peyton the best of luck and hope to see him soon.



Cipolla, playing in just her third IJGT tournament, had a strong finish thanks to her consistent play throughout the weekend. In her first round, she never scored higher than bogey, en route to a score of 83. Going in to the final round, she was just four strokes off the lead and in contention for her first IJGT victory. The high winds caused trouble for all of the competitors, but Cipolla was again consistent throughout the round and avoided any high numbers. While the winds caused a lot of difficulty on the par-3 holes over the weekend, Cipolla played them especially well at just three over par. She finished the weekend with a total score of 170 and her second top 3 finish. We wish Cipolla the best of luck throughout the rest of the season and into summer.



HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The IJGT hosted the IJGT SC Callaway Jr. World Qualifier at the challenging Golden Bear Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C., May 3-4, 2014, as the 2014 Spring Schedule nears the end. The Jack Nicklaus inspired course is true test with tough greens, narrow fairways and many shot-altering trees. Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan, and Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China, were up to the challenge and earned themselves IJGT Player of the Week honors.

OnoIn his 11th tournament of the 2013-2014 IJGT season, Ono finished his first round at a 2-over-par 74, five shots behind leader, Parathakorn Suyasri of Chonburi, Thailand. Ono was not satisfied and was hoping for the coveted opportunity to play in the Callaway Junior World Championship. Ono came out firing during Sunday’s final round, beginning his second round on the front nine at 4-under par, 32, with a stretch of 3 birdies in four holes. Ono finished round two with nine pars, five birdies, and four bogeys to finish 1-under, with tournament scores of 74-71—145. His 145 tournament score left him to faceoff with Suyasri in a sudden death playoff for the chance to compete in the world’s largest junior golf tournament, the Callaway Junior World Championship. Although Ono played exceptionally well, Suyasri came out victorious in the playoff. Ono’s overcame the different obstacles to post a final round of 1-under-par to earn the Clazic Low Final Round Award. We congratulate Ono on his exceptional performance in his personal best finish of the 2013 -2014 IJGT seaso, and look forward to seeing him compete in the 2014 IJGT Bridgestone Tournament Of Champions, May 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

CheeIn the Girls Division, Chee trailed by five strokes after round one behind leader, Yuki Nakayama, of Kawasakishi, Japan. With a round-one score of 78, Chee found herself in eighth place. With great focus, Chee prepared mentally for her final round and came back for Sunday’s final round by shaving six strokes off of her first round score, including two birdies, two bogeys and 14 pars. Chee earned herself the Clazic’s Low Final Round Award for the Girls Division, shooting an even par 72. Her determination and focus on her precision and short game elevated Chee to second place at Golden Bear, with a total tournament score of 150. Chee is scheduled to compete in the 2014 spring season finale, May 24-26 in Orlando, FL, at IJGT Bridgestone Tournament of Champions.




Silvis, IL. — The IJGT traveled to the midwest May 3-4, 2014, to TPC Deere Run, in Silvis, Ill., for its second Callaway Junior World Championship Qualifier of the weekend.  Playing on a high caliber course that plays host to  the PGA’s John Deere Classic, juniors were faced with numerous tactical bunkers, complex putting greens and very windy conditions. The course was designed by an Illinois native, D.A. Weibring, and includes a stretch of holes that is set upon the Rock River, made for an exciting and challenging event. Connor Littlefield of Waukee, Iowa, and Ashley Childers of Mt. Vernon, Montana, both have received IJGT Player of the Week honors.

LittlefieldLittlefield faced tough conditions during the first round of his first ever IJGT event, shooting 12-over-par 83 in the Boys 15-19 Division. A spectacular final-round performance elevated him a tie for second place. Despite having a tough time in the early stages of the tournament, Littlefield was determined to improve in the final round in order to qualify for the Callaway Junior World Championship. In the second round, Littlefield only carded three bogeys, while also knocking in three birdies and 12 pars. He finished the round with an even-par 71, a 12-stroke improvement over his first-round score, to earn a share of second place with Matt Henderson, of Des Peres, Montana. Littlefield’s final round even-par 71 was the lowest round shot by anybody else in the boys’ division, earning him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.


ChildersChilders made a statement in her IJGT debut by placing second in the Girls Division. Childers displayed her skill in the first round by shooting a consistent 39-39–78, to take a one-stroke lead going into Sunday’s final round. Childers carded three birdies en route to a final round score of 86 to place second. Childers displayed talent, skill and perseverance during her first IJGT event, and we look forward to seeing her compete in future events with us!

SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club – Final Results

Suyasri wins in a playoff

Ashmore secures first-ever IJGT title 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The IJGT hosted the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on May 3-4, 2014. The event was the first Callaway Junior World Qualifier of the Southeast Tour for the 2013-2014 season. The winner of the Boys 15-19 Division and the winner of the Girls Division received an exemption into the prestigious Callaway Junior World Golf Championships. In addition, juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

DSC_0892At the end of regulation, Parathakorn Suyasri of Chonburi, Thailand, and Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan, remained tied with scores of 145 overall. The tie forced a playoff held on the par-4 hole No. one. Ono teed off first, hooking left to land in the rough while Suyasri followed to find himself in the center of the fairway. Suyasri’s second shot from the fairway hit the green while Ono’s came up short. Ono’s chip shot landed within three feet from the hole where his putt for par came up shy. After Ono tapped in for bogey, Suyasri use his par putt to secure the win.

Suyasri’s victory came in his first-ever IJGT event where he led after round one with a low score of 69. Despite struggling with a few bogeys in round two, scoring par on 14 of 18 holes kept him among the leaders. He finished with scores of 69-76 – 145 overall.

Ono’s round-two one-under-par score of 71 was highlighted by five birdies. The low score awarded Ono the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award offered to the player who shoots the lowest score during the final round. Ono finished with scores of 74-71 – 145.

Yong Sherng Hui of Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, rounded out the top three carding scores of 74-72 – 146.

When asked what worked well for him, Suyasri commented, “My short game worked best for me today.”

DSC_0879Chase Ingram of Bluffton, S.C., was the winner of the Boys 14 & Under Division with scores of 77-73 – 150 overall. Trailing by two strokes after round one, Ingram tallied three birdies in round two to move into first. The victory is the first for Ingram in his time with the IJGT.

Brooks Dyess of Hilton Head Island, S.C., finished in second with scores of 75-76 – 151 while Brandon McBride of Bluffton, S.C., finished third with scores of 79-80 – 159.

“It feels good, I’ve been coming in a lot of second places so it finally feels good to pull it all together,” said Ingram on his win.


DSC_0831In the Girls Division, Maggie Ashmore of Kingston, Ga., secured her first ever IJGT win as she carded scores of 74-74 – 148. Coming off a second-place finish at the Palmetto Open at Columbia Country Club, Ashmore carded a career best six birdies in two rounds to help her to her victory.

Ashmore finished two strokes ahead of second-place finisher, Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China, who boasted scores of 78-72 – 150. Chee’s even-par score of 72 in round two earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. In third, Samantha Huang of Shenzhen, China, and Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, tied with overall scores of 152.

When asked how her first victory feels, Ashmore commented, “It feels great, it will just give me a lot of confidence in my next event especially with the summer coming up.”

The IJGT will head south next weekend for the Orlando Junior at Flacon’s Fire in Orlando, Fla. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit or call (843) 785-2444.

Boys 15-19 Division (Black Tees) 6,911 yards, Par 72

1. Parathakorn Suyasri, Chonburi, Thailand *69-76–145
2. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *74-71–145
3. Yong Sherng Hui, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia *74-72–146
4. Harry Jin, Palisades Park, NJ *74-73–147
5. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *75-73–148
6. Ritwik Jain, New Delhi, India *75-74–149
6. Steve Cerbara, Langhorne, PA *75-74–149
8. Brad Cook, Jackson, WY *75-77–152
8. Nicholas Russell, Hilton Head Island, SC *76-76–152
8. Chandler McDowell, Springbrook, Canada *77-75–152
11. Christopher Saad, Lexington, KY *81-72–153
11. Kanoon Bunthanawong, Chonburi, Thailand *74-79–153
11. Daniel Oh, Mapo-Gu, South Korea *74-79–153
14. Hao Yang Lin, Taichung, Taiwan *82-74–156
14. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *77-79–156
16. Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin, Bangkok, Thailand *80-77–157
16. Keith Techasith, Bangkok, Thailand *79-78–157
18. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *82-77–159
19. Takafumi Shimoji, Okinawa, Japan *79-81–160
20. Sam Jones, Hinsdale, IL *84-78–162
20. Sidhartha Sharathram, Coimbatore, India *79-83–162
20. Cameron Clair, Bluffton, SC *80-82–162
23. Nattapol Udomrat, Bangkok, Thailand *82-81–163
24. Borys Shubinsky, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-82–165
24. Rio Wong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *84-81–165
24. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *81-84–165
24. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *80-85–165
24. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *80-85-165
24. Drew Smith, Decatur, GA *77-88–165
30. Saurav Bubber, Mississauga, Canada *90-78–168
30. Owen Kuchinos, Antrim, NH *86-82–168
32. Walker Campbell, Hilton Head Island, SC *81-88–169
33. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *84-88–172
34. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *91-82–173
35. Jack Lupori, Steamboat Springs, CO *93-85–178
36. Prince Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *90-90–180
37. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *95-97–192

Boys 14 & Under Division (Gold Tees) 6,213 yards, Par 72

1. Chase Ingram, Bluffton, SC *77-73–150
2. Brooks Dyess, Hilton Head Island, SC *75-76–151
3. Brandon McBride, Bluffton, SC *79-80–159
4. Aaron Elmore, Rincon, GA *87-85–172
5. Ronak Bhagia, Charlotte, NC *93-86–179
6. Dazhuang Li, Sheyang, China *103-107–210


Mo Balaji, Johns Creek, GA *DQ (Rule 3-2)

Girls Division (White Tees) 5,894 yards, Par 72

1. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *74-74–148
2. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *78-72–150
3. Samantha Huang, Shenzhen, China *75-77–152
3. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *77-75–152
5. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *75-78–153
6. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *73-81–154
7. Sophie Guo, Bluffton, SC *77-78–155
7. Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China *77-78–155
9. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *80-83–163
9. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *80-83–163
11. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *83-82–165
11. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *78-87–165
13. Anna Eddy, Hilton Head Island, SC *89-82–171
14. Dylaney Day, Toronto, Canada *81-91–172
15. Ammy Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *95-98–193

SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier – Round one recap

Hosting the first Callaway Junior World Qualifier event of the season in the southeast, the IJGT has played round one at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run in Hilton Head Island, S.C., May 3-4, 2014. With rain showers escaping the forecast, the weather was in the low 70s and slightly overcast. The field features 59 juniors in three divisions, all chasing a ticket to Callaway. The round-one leaders and their rounds in numbers are below:

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Parathakorn Suyasri of Chonburi, Thailand. His round in numbers:

69 – his round-one score, the lowest of the tournament across all divisions

13 – the final 13 holes where he posted a streak of par or better

5 – number of birdies, three of which came on par-5 holes

1 – the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier is the first IJGT event on Suyasri’s resume

Brooks Dyess of Hilton Head Island, S.C., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after round one. His round in numbers:

75 – round one score, two strokes ahead of the competition

5 – five-stroke improvement from the front nine to the back nine

2 – this is the second IJGT event Dyess has played

1 – one birdie tallied on the par-4 17th hole

The Girls Division is led by Yuki Nakayama of Kawasakishi, Japan. Her round in numbers:

73 – her one-over-par round-one score

79 – her previous best single-round score in tournament play

7 – number of events in which Nakayama placed in the top 10

4 – number of birdies in the round

Juniors will return to play for round two Sunday, May 4, 2014 for an 8:00 a.m. start. For full results from the first round of the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club, click here. Follow @IJGT on Twitter during the round for up-to-the-minute updates on play.

SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club – Tour Preview

The IJGT will host its second Callaway Junior World Qualifier event on May 3-4, 2014, at the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run in Hilton Head, S.C. The SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier is a two-day event that will include two 18-hole rounds to be played on Saturday and Sunday. Callaway Junior World Qualifiers are the largest internationally-recognized junior events known for global representation and cultural diversity. At stake are IJGT Merit Points and national rankings as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

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The semi-private Nicklaus designed course features towering oaks native to South Carolina and has a significant presence of water to make the course difficult yet breathtaking. Junior will enjoy the natural setting of the course as they use finesse and strategy to navigate the winding course.


A signature waterway at Golden Bear Golf Club

Players to watch in the Boys 15-19 Division include Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, and Nicholas Russell of Hilton Head, S.C. Ogawa, currently second in the IJGT Boys 15-19 Divisional Tour Rankings, boasts three first-place victories in eight events played in the 2013-2014 season. Russell also adds a first place victory of his own in his eight top-10 finishes this season.

In the Boys 14 and Under Division, Chandler McDowell of Springbrook, Canada, will look to take home the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier title as he enters the tournament with five top-three finishes, three of which were first place victories.

Watch for Rei Nakatani of Tokyo, Japan, in the Girls Division as she looks to add a victory to her resume. Nakatani has finished in the top five in all eight events she has played including a third-place finish at the Major Championship at Kiawah Island.

To register or for more information about the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier, click here.

Callaway Junior World Golf Championship qualifiers

The International Junior Golf Tour has always looked to provide its members with opportunities which would help them grow into not only improved golfers, but also to compete at the highest level. All IJGT members will have multiple opportunities to earn an invitation to the prestigious Callaway Junior World Golf ChampionshipsBeing the largest international junior event in the world, the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships is recognized for its global representation and cultural diversity. The tournament boasts of over 1200 participants comprising of 56 countries and 42 states. This championship will take place at Torrey Pines Golf Course from July 14-18. Some of the champions from the past on this tournament include the likes of Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson in the Boys Division and Amy Alcott, Brandy Burton and Jennifer Rosales in the Girls Division.

The IJGT will be conducting two tournaments as official qualifiers for the Callaway Junior World Championships. Both of these tournaments will be held simultaneously at the following locations:


The winner of the Boys and Girls Divisions at the two qualifiers will earn an exemption into the prestigious Junior World Golf Championships, provided that they are ages 15-17 as of the last day of the Callaway Junior event, July 18th, 2014.  An additional opportunity to qualify for the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships is at the IJGT Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. The winner of the Boys 15-19, Boys 14 & Under, and Girls Divisions will earn an exemption into the tournament provided they meet the  age requirements of the championship set forth by the tournament committee.

For more information about the tournaments, please visit or call 843-785-2444.