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BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista – Round one recap (May 9, 2015)

The IJGT Southeast Tour traveled to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to host the BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista. Juniors teed off in warm and sunny conditions beginning at 11:30 a.m. for round one of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Jason Stokes of Channel Islands, Jersey, leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

67 – His 5-under round one score to carry the lead

18 – He made par or better on all 18 holes

2 – He leads the division by two strokes

5 – He carded five birdies during the round

Mami Yamamoto of Tokyo, Japan, leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

70 – Her 2-under score to lead the division

9 – She made par or better on every hole on the back nine

3 – She currently has a three-stroke lead

4.5 – Her average on par-5s

Marc Sabria of Barcelona, Spain leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

74 – His 2-over round one score

3 – He leads the division by three strokes

2 – His two birdies came on the par-4 third and 11th holes

The second round of the BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista will take place tomorrow, May 10, 2015, with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. You can view tomorrow’s tee times here on IJGT.com or by downloading the IJGT app on your phone or tablet. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

IJGT Photos of the Week – May 7, 2015

Northeast Tour

Last weekend, May 2-3, 2015, the IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club. 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.

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Following the tournament, a photo of all of the winners was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week for the Northeast Tour.

Southeast Tour

The IJGT Southeast Tour remained local to host the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors played in warm and sunny, picture-perfect conditions during the two-day, 36-hole event. They were competing for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the IMG Academy Junior World Championships and the North American Junior Amateur.

Jasmine Chee Photo of the Week 5 7 15

Following the tournament, a photo of Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China, was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week for the Southeast Tour. Chee carded an even-par 72 in the first round to tie for the early lead. She recorded a 4-over 76 in round two to finish with a 148 tournament total, good for second place in the Girls Division. Chee made par or better on every hole but one on the back nine in the first round. She had three birdies in round one on the par-5 second and ninth holes and par-4 10th hole.

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

Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Tour Preview

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The IJGT’s biggest, most exciting event of the season, the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, will be held on May 23-25, 2015, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Juniors will compete for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and bragging rights during the three-day, 54-hole event.

Additionally, the Tournament of Champions offers exemptions into a variety of first-class events. The Boys 15-19 Division champion will be invited to the Players Amateur, the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, the International Junior Masters, the North American Junior Amateur and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Beth Daniel Junior Azalea. The runner-up in the Boys 15-19 Division will also receive an exemption to the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea.

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The top-scoring individual in the Girls Division will be invited to the North American Junior Amateur, the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur Championship and the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea. The runner-up in the Girls Division will also receive an exemption to the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea.

The event will begin with a welcome reception for the players and their families. On Sunday evening, the IJGT will announce the All-IJGT Team and Player of the Year for each division during the Night of Champions. Following the final round on Monday, there will be a special TOC Awards Ceremony. Everyone who registers for the Tournament of Champions will also receive a ticket to Universal Studios, ensuring they can have fun both at the park and on the course!

During the tournament, juniors will have the opportunity to play the North & East Nines and the New Course. Unlike other Orlando courses, the North and East Nines test accuracy as opposed to strength and distance. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the North (and South) Nines were opened in 1984 and the East Nine was opened two years later in 1986.

Also designed by Nicklaus, the New Course features challenging bunkers and steep slopes. The course pays homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. The links-style course features double greens, a winding creek and stone bridges. The New Course doesn’t use many bodies of water or clusters of trees to challenge golfers, but it does include 150 pot bunkers, some as deep as 12 feet!

Naturally, the Tournament of Champions features the winners from many IJGT tournament throughout the season. Below is a list of champions from the past season who are competing in this year’s event.

Boys 15-19 Division

Conor Byrne of Dublin, Ireland — IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National and IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall

Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan — Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear

Santiago Diaz of Merida, Mexico — Savannah Junior at The Landings and Carolina Classic at Colleton River

Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan — IJGT College Series at NC State, Major Championship at Dormie Club and the IJGA Invitational. Go was just named the IJGT Player of the Year in the Boys 15-19 Division. He tied for 11th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India — IJGT Oldfield Junior. Jain finished 10th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Michael Jones of Potomac, Md. — IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club

Douglas Kulikowski of Pittsford, N.Y. — College Series at Penn State University

Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan — IJGT Junior at Colleton River and IJGT Lowcountry Open at Oldfield. He tied for 14th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Benjamin Morris of Reisterstown, Md. — Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin

Paul Terminello of White Plains, N.Y. — IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay

Dominic Wagner of Alexandria, Va. — IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill Golf Club

Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va. —  Lowcountry Junior at Wexford Plantation. He tied for 25th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. He will be playing college golf at Temple University next year.

Ryoto Furuya of Alpharetta, Ga., won the Boys 15-19 Division of last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions

Girls Division

Kate Evanko of West Chester, Pa. — IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India — IJGT Junior at Colleton River, Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor and IJGT Oldfield Junior

Holly McCann of Raleigh, N.C. — IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall

Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan — IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall, Savannah Junior at The Landings and the IJGA Invitational. She finished 10th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y. — The Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club and IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay

Boys 14 & Under Division

TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y. — The Architects Cup Presented by the IJGA and St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club

Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa. — Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin

Tristan Galant of Cape Town, South Africa — BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista

Evan Greenplate of Hilton Head Island, S.C. — College Series at Penn State University and IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes

Bronson Myers of Columbia, S.C. — Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear

Mikee Ordona of Upland, Calif. — Arizona Open at Wigwam. This will be his fifth consecutive Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions; he finished 16th in last year’s event.

Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C. — IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National

Luke Sample of New York, N.Y. — IJGT Jersey Open at Buena Vista Country Club and Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club

During the tournament, follow the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT for live updates. You can find tee times and view the leaderboard here on the IJGT website or by downloading the IJGT app on your phone or tablet.

IJGT ELITE: May 6, 2015

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April 29-May 5, 2015

The NCAA DI Men’s Golf Regional Championships selections were announced on the Golf Channel on Monday, May 4, 2015. To see the full list, click here. The IJGT is proud to have a number of alums competing in the six 54-hole regional tournaments to be held May 14-16. The winners from the regional championships will advance to the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3. Below is a list of IJGT ELITE members selected to participate as individuals in the regional championships.

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Hosted by UNC Chapel Hill

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina)

Trey Rule (Mercer)

Isaiah Logue (Liberty)

The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Sante Fe, California

Hosted by the University of San Diego

George Cunningham (Arizona)

Gold Mountain Golf Club — Bremerton, Washington

Hosted by the University of Washington

Alex Franklin (Oregon State)

Jordan Rodgers (Brigham Young)

The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut

Hosted by Yale University

Brandon Matthews (Temple)

Kevin Kramarski (Iona)

Marika Liu (Yale) will be competing as an individual in the NCAA DI Women’s Golf Regional Championship at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The tournament, hosted by the University of Texas, San Antonio, will be held on May 7-9.

In other exciting news, the USA GOLF Federation announced on Thursday that Beau Hossler was one of four golfers chosen to represent the United States when golf debuts at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this July. A sophomore on the University of Texas golf team, Hossler won the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships. To read the rest of the announcement, and learn more about the Pan Am Games, click here.

Ben Schlottman became the first freshman in Auburn history to be named All-SEC first team! He was also named the SEC freshman of the year. To read more, click here.

John Chaney, senior captain of the Wittenberg Tigers’ men’s golf team, earned the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)’s Bob Nye Award, awarded annually to the NCAC Championship medalist. He and the Tigers earned their sixth consectutive NCAA DIII tournament berth; they will be competing at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., on May 12-15.

Have a news tip about an IJGT alum? Let us know by sending an email to kira.jones@juniorsports.com!

Horaney cards first ace to earn IJGT Player of the Week honors (May 5, 2015)

Southeast Tour

The IJGT Southeast Tour remained in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to host the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed in picture-perfect, warm and sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and IMG Academy Junior World Championships during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT Southeast Tour is proud to award IJGT Player of the Week honors to Betty Horaney of Longview, Texas, and Feng Chen of Beijing, China.

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Horaney carded her first career hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole during the second round of the Junior World Qualifier. She was the only junior in the Girls Division to card an eagle. She knocked 12 strokes off her round one 96 to record an 84 in the second round, good for a 180 two-day total.

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Chen shaved nine strokes off his first-round 84 to card a 3-over 75 in the second round and a 159 tournament total. He began the second round on the 10th hole and started out strong, making par on his first seven holes. His two birdies came on the par-4 first and par-5 ninth holes in the second round.

Northeast Tour

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and International Junior Masters during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT Northeast Tour is pleased to award IJGT Player of the Week honors to Matt Dreimiller and Brynn Lohr.

Matt Dreimiller edited

Dreimiller shaved four strokes off his round one 78 to card a 3-over 74 in round two, good for a 152 tournament total. He finished the tournament in a three-way tie for second place. His six birdies were tied for a division-high. Dreimiller was most successful on the par-5 sixth hole, which he birdied in both rounds. He carded an even-par 35 on the front nine in the second round.

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Lohr knocked 19 strokes off her round one 128 to card a 109 in the second round. Her biggest improvement came on the front nine; she shaved 12 strokes off her front nine score between the first and second rounds. She finished with a 237 tournament total, good for eighth place in the Girls Division.

Congratulations to Betty Horaney, Feng Chen, Matt Dreimiller and Brynn Lohr on earning IJGT Player of the Week honors!

Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear – Final results (May 3, 2015)

Cheng wins Boys 15-19 Division in playoff fashion

Myers captures first IJGT title 

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Southeast Tour remained in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to host the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed in warm and sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, and exemptions into the IMG Academy Junior World Championship and North American Junior Amateur during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Matt ChengMatt Cheng (left) of Taipei, Taiwan, and Ryoto Furuya of Alpharetta, Ga., were tied for first in the Boys 15-19 Division with 147 tournament totals after 36 holes. The pair faced off in a playoff on the par-5 18th hole. Cheng sent both of his approach shots into the middle of the fairway and reached the green in three to set himself up nicely for birdie. He ended up making par to win the playoff and the Boys 15-19 Division.

“Amazing,” Cheng said when asked how it felt to win this weekend. “I haven’t won a tournament in a while so it’s good to be back.”

Cheng carded a 2-over 74 in the first round to put himself in contention for the title. He then carded six birdies in round two on the way to a 1-over 73 second-round score. He carded 10 birdies during the tournament to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award, the award presented to the junior to card the most birdies in each division. Cheng’s 2-iron was the best club in his bag this weekend. “My 2-iron saved me a lot on this course since it’s so narrow.”

Cheng was particularly successful on par-5s, which he had a division-best 4.5 average on for the weekend.

Second-place finisher Furuya carded a 1-over 73 in round one and a 74 in round two to finish with a 147 tournament total.

There was a three-way tie for third in the Boys 15-19 Division. Dong Jin Park of Seoul, South Korea, Jason Stokes of Channel Islands, Jersey, and Frederic Ruess of Hamburg, Germany, finished with 148 tournament totals. Park carded a 3-under 69 in the second round to earn 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.

Sophie GuoSophie Guo (left) of Bluffton, S.C., edged out second-place finisher Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China, to win the Girls Division by two strokes. Guo earned both the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for her second-round 2-over 74 and the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award for her eight birdies.

“I’m glad I won because this is the first win I have in the whole year so I’m happy,” Guo said after her victory.

Guo carded back-to-back birdies three times during the tournament.

Chee matched Guo’s round one even-par 72 to share the lead after round one, but carded a 4-over 76 in the second round to finish with a 148 tournament total, good for second place in the Girls Division.

Lita Huber of Montevideo, Uruguay, finished third with a 153 tournament total.

Betty Horaney of Longview, Texas, carded her first-ever hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole.

Bronson MyersBronson Myers (left) of Columbia, S.C., earned his first IJGT victory, winning the Boys 14 & Under Division by four strokes. He knocked one stroke off his round one 4-over 76 to card a 3-over 75 in round two, good for a 151 tournament total.

The highlight of the tournament for Myers came in round one. “Yesterday on [hole No.] 18 I was like 100 yards out and I put it to a foot-and-a-half and made birdie, so that was pretty cool,” he explained after the tournament. The 18th hole was Myers favorite and he birdied it both days. He finished with six birdies to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award for the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Brett Schell of St. Augustine, Fla., finished second with a 155 two-day total. Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., rounded out the Boys 14 & Under Division finishing third with a 164 tournament total.

The IJGT Southeast Tour will continue tournament play with the BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista 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.

Hilton Head Island, SC – Final Results of the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 2-3, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,739 yards Par 72 (73.0/137). Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,217 yards, Par 72 (70.7/128). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,706 yards, Par 72 (77.1/130).

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGT Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club

Hilton Head Island, SC

May 2-3, 2015

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6739 yards, Par 72

1. x-Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan *74-73–147

2. Ryoto Furuya, Alpharetta, GA *73-74–147

3. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *79-69–148

3. Jason Stokes, Channel Islands, Jersey *77-71–148

3. Frederic Ruess, Hamburg, Germany *75-73–148

6. Geuntae Kim, Daegu, South Korea *76–73–149

6. Trey Wren, Suffolk, VA *72-77–149

8. Shiso Go, Kanagawa, Japan *76-74–150

8. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *76-74–150

10. Chandler McDowell, Springbrook, Canada *79-72–151

10. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *73-78–151

12. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *78-74–152

12. Ritwik Jain, New Delhi, India *76-76–152

12. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *75-77–152

12. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *72-80–152

16. Walker Campbell, Hilton Head Island, SC *82-71–153

16. Lee Hammerschmidt, Armonk, NY *77-76–153

18. Masashi Yano, Aichi, Japan *77-77–154

19. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *80-76–156

19. Piyachad Yusabai, Pattaya, Thailand *79-77–156

19. Nate Tosto, Pooler, GA *79-77–156

22. Jack ODonovan, Pittsford, NY *80-77–157

22. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *80-77–157

24. Kanata Irei, Okinawa-shi, Japan *81-77–158

25. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *82-77–159

25. Feng Chen, Beijing,China *84-75–159

25. Jamie Lin, Taichung, Taiwan *80-79–159

25. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *78-81–159

29. Kelly Sun, Bradenton, FL *85-75–160

29. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *80-80–160

31. Shunsuke Omura, Yokohama, Japan *81-80–161

31. Kyung-Hwan Chung, Managua, Nicaragua, *81-80–161

33. Carsen Sanchez, Bristol, VT *84-79–163

33. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *79-84–163

35. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *83-83–166

35. Karan Bhasin, New Delhi, India *85-81–166

37. Prince Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *84-83–167

38. Matthew Stewart, Austin, TX *83-85–168

39. Christian Clemence Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *85-84–169

39. Cameron Clair, Bluffton, SC *84-85–169

41. Kyle Ash, Reading, MA *86-84–170

41. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, NY *86-84–170

43. Matias Nelson, Oklahoma City, OK *84-87–171

44. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA *89-85–174

44. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *86-88–174

44. Derrick Villarreal, Bluffton, SC *80-94–174

47. Sangmin Ahn, Seocho-Gu, South Korea *98-116–214

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

JWD. Paul Terminello, White Plains, NY

JWD. Jeremy McRorie, Portage la Prairie, MB

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Gold Tees, 6217 yards, Par 72

1. Bronson Myers, Columbia, SC*76-75–151

2. Brett Schell, St Augustine, FL *79-76–155

3. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *87-77–164

4. Dimitris Vasilakos, Savannah, GA *93-87–180

5. JT Herman, Hilton Head Island, SC *104-100–204

 

Girls Division- White Tees, 5706 yards, Par 72

1. Sophie Guo, Bluffton, SC *72-74–146

2. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *72-76–148

3. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *74-79–153

4. Anna Eddy, Hilton Head Island, SC *74-83–157

5. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *79-79–158

6. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *78-81–159

7. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *82-79–161

7. Warissara Puangcharoen, Chonburi, Thailand *81-80–161

9. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *81-81–162

9. Sophia Burnett, Bluffton, SC *79-83–162

11. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *84-83–167

12. Cristina Liebana Lafita, Madrid, Spain *87-82–169

13. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *88-83–171

14. Vienna Winalski, West Hartford, CT *88-90–178

15. Betty Horaney, Longview, TX *96-84–180

16. Martina Gerbel, Bratislava, Slovakia *104-99–203

St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Mendon – Round One Recap (May 2, 2015)

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open. Juniors teed off holes No. 1 and 10 beginning at 1 p.m. for the first round of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Ben Reichert leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

8 – He made par or better on eight holes on the front nine

72 – His 1-over round one score to carry the lead

4.3 – His division-best average on par-5s

2 – His two birdies came on the par-5 sixth and 10th holes

Sarah Godfrey-Singleton leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

78 – Her division-best round one score

5 – Her five-hole par-or-better streak came on holes No. 3 through 7

2 – She leads the division by two strokes

TJ Buck leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

76 – His round one score to lead the division

2 – He made back-to-back birdies on holes No. 15 and 16

1 – He leads the division by a single strokes

The second round of the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon will take place tomorrow, May 3, 2015, with tee times beginning at 1 p.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

 

Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear – Round One Recap (May 2, 2015)

The IJGT Southeast Tour remained in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to host the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear. Juniors teed off in warm and sunny conditions beginning at 8 a.m. for round one of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Colton Tanner of Westport, Conn., and Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va., are tied for the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division. Their rounds in numbers:

TANNER

72 – His even-par round one score to share the lead

5 – He and Wren each carded a division-high five birdies

4.0 – His average on par-4s

WREN

3 – He carded a division-best three consecutive birdies on holes No. 2 through 4

5 – He carded five birdies on the front nine

33 – His 3-under score on the front nine

Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China, and Sophie Guo of Bluffton, S.C., share the lead in the Girls Division. Their rounds in numbers:

CHEE

72 – Her even-par score to share the lead

10 – Her division-high 10-hole par-or-better streak came on holes No. 8 through 17

4.8 – Her average on par-5s

GUO

35 – She carded a 1-under 35 on the front nine

5 – She carded a division-best five birdies in round one

2.8 – Her average on par-3s

Bronson Myers of Columbia, S.C., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

76 – His round one score to carry the lead

2 – His two birdies came on the par-3 fourth and par-5 18th holes

2.8 – His division-best average on par-3s

The second round of the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear will take place tomorrow, May 3, 2015, with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

Tournament Exemptions – Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is committed to providing its members with the finest playing opportunities in the world. Again this year, the IJGT will be awarding an exemption into the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational. Here are the details:

Who: IJGT Boys 15-19 Division

What: 2015 Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational

When: September 19-20, 2015

Where: Country Club of Spartanburg – Spartanburg, S.C.

How: The Champion in the Boys 15-19 Division of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., will receive an exemption to the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational!

To register for the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, please click here.

About the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational

The Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational (BCJI) has become one of the nation’s premier junior championships. Golfweek ranks the BCJI as a top 10 tournament and awards points towards its national rankings. The National Junior Golf Scoreboard ranks it as a top 20 event as well. The AJGA also lists the BCJI as a top-tiered and POLO ranked event in regards to their performance based exemptions.

Notable past-participants include Bubba Watson (2012 Masters Champion), Lucas Glover (2009 US Open Champion), Bill Haas (2011 Fedex Cup Champion), William McGirt, Dustin Johnson, Jonathan Byrd, Carl Pettersson, Steve Marino, Sean O’Hair, D.J. Trahan, Kevin Kisner, Brian Harmon and Kyle Thompson.

We honor and remember Robert H. “Bobby” Chapman, Jr. through this tournament as a gentleman who loved golf and never forgot that the integrity of the game was more important than the score.  Additionally, Mr. Chapman is remembered as an outstanding junior and senior golfer.

About the IJGT

The IJGT  provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 10-19. Players representing 40 states and 40 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Kiawah Island Resort, Hershey Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, EyeLine Golf, Oakley, AHEAD Headwear, BagBoy, The First Tee, Golfweek, Bishops Gate Golf Academy, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

IJGT Photos of the Week – April 30, 2015

Last weekend, April 25-26, 2015, the IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Havre de Grace, Md., to host the Major Championship at Bulle Rock while the IJGT Southeast Tour remained in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to host the IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole events.

Following the tournaments, a photo of Aidan McCloskey of Northborough, Mass., and a photo of Jennifer Cleary of Wilmington, Del., were selected as the IJGT Photos of the Week.

The Boys 14 & Under Division champion at Palmetto Hall, McCloskey carded a 78 in round one and an 85 in round two to finish with a 163 tournament total. His division-best six-hole par-or-better streak lasted from holes No. 3 through 8 in round one. The victory was McCloskey’s second consecutive IJGT win; he finished first in the IJGT Oldfield Junior earlier this month.

Aidan McCloskey trophy edited

Cleary carded five birdies during the Major Championship at Bulle Rock to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter award for the Girls Division. Her 172 tournament total landed her in fifth place. She found the most success on the par-5 second hole and the par-4 14th hole, both of which she birdied in both rounds.

Bulle Rock Jennifer Cleary edited

Congratulations to Aidan McCloskey and Jennifer Cleary on being our 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