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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

Doyle, Klein secure IJGT Player of the Week honors – March 15-16, 2014

Clifton, Va. – The  IJGT hosted the Capitol Challenge at Westfields Golf Club March 15-16, their first tournament of the 2014 Northeast Tour. The weather forecast was shaky, but warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine allowed for the tournament to go off without a hitch. The staff members at Westfields Golf Club were great hosts, prepping the beautiful Fred Couples designed course for a fun and exciting weekend. On the first day, the weather was gorgeous with sunny skies, low winds, and temperatures in the mid 60s. Day two brought temperatures in the mid 40s and with noticeable wind gusts of 15-20 mph.  This week’s Northeast Player of the Week winners, were Gunnar Doyle of Pittsford, N.Y., and Will Klein of Bethesda, Md.

 

GunnarDoyle (left) had an impressive showing in his first career IJGT tournament, finishing in second place overall. In his first round, he got off to a bit of a slow start, but was able to card three birdies, keeping himself in the hunt. His first round score of 77 left him in a three-way tie for seventh place and four strokes off the lead. After shaking off some nerves on the first hole in round two, Doyle was extremely consistent the rest of the day. He found a rhythm starting on the fourth hole, scoring par or better on 12 consecutive holes, and made birdie on holes Nos. 12 and 14 for the second day in a row. His final round score of 74 was enough to move him into second place overall. A very impressive finish for his first tournament. We hope to see Doyle continue this success throughout the rest of the season at IJGT events.

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kleinKlein (left) competed in his third IJGT event of the year in the Boys 14 & Under Division. He played in the College Classic at Penn State University in October of 2013 finishing tied for second, as well as the IJGA Invitational in December 2013, with a tied for fourth-place finish. Klein had a lifetime achievement during the back nine in round one, where he made the first hole-in-one of his career, on the par-3 12th hole from 163 yards out. He went into the final round feeling confident and positive. Klein played very steady, shooting 84-82—166 overall, earning him a second-place finish behind West Shaw of Alexandria, Va.  Congratulations to Will Klein on a great performance, as well as his hole-in-one at the Capitol Challenge at Westfields Golf Club. We look forward to seeing Klein compete in future Northeast tournaments throughout the 2014 season.

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Capitol Challenge at Westfields Golf Club – Final Results

 

Lamb earns first IJGT Championship with 1-under-par 70

Shaw’s solid play wins Boys 14 & Under Division

CLIFTON, Va. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) kicked off the Northeast tour at Westfields Golf Club by hosting the Capitol Challenge. The weather reached into the mid 60s in the first round and dropped into the low 40s for the final round. The talented field competed 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.

LAMBIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Davis Lamb of Potomac, Md., came from behind to win his first IJGT Championship. Lamb played well during round one. He had eight pars and three birdies in his first round, finishing with a score of 77 after 18 holes, only four strokes behind the division leader. The final round was where Lamb caught his stride and put together an amazing round. Despite temperatures dropping into the low 40s, he managed to hit every single fairway
and shoot a 1-under-par score of 70. He had two birdies and two bogeys to shoot an even-par score of 35 on the front nine. On the back nine, Lamb hit eight of nine greens, setting himself up to score well. As some light snow flurries started to fall, Lamb was unaffected. He closed out the final five holes with five pars. Lamb’s numbers for the weekend were 77-70—147.

Lamb’s final-round score of 1-under-par 70 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the player who shoots the lowest score during the final round.

When asked his mindset coming into the final round trailing, Lamb replied, “I knew today was going to play a lot more difficult than it was yesterday. So I figured if I come in and shoot a good low round, it would be good enough [to win].”

Finishing in second place was Gunnar Doyle, of Pittsford, N.Y., who posted scores of 77-74—151. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., in third place. Egloff shot a 76-76—152.

WESTIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, West Shaw from Alexandria, Va., won the division by three strokes. Shaw played very consistently throughout the Capitol Challenge. He carded eight pars during round one including four consecutive pars on holes Nos. 11-14. Shaw also added an impressive birdie on the par-4 16th in his first round. Headed into the final round with a two-stroke lead, Shaw played steady golf. The weather conditions made the course a bit tougher for the division, but Shaw persevered by making two birdies in his final round. His numbers
at the Capitol Challenge earned him his first IJGT Championship. Shaw’s scores for the weekend were 80-83—163.

When asked about what worked well for him during the final round, Shaw stated, “My chipping was pretty good today. And when my putting is bad, I usually have to fall back on my chipping.”

Coming in second place, was Will Klein of Bethesda, Md., who posted scores of 82-84—166. Finishing in third place, was Brett Levenstein of Olney, Md., who shot 93-79—172.

The IJGT’s next Event will be the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club on March 22-23, 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.

CLIFTON, Va. – Final-round results of the IJGT Capitol Challenge at Westfields conducted by the
International Junior Golf Tour completed March 16, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,694 yards,
Par 71 (72.4/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,027 yards, Par 71 (69.1/129)

Weather: Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 60’s with 10-15 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Capitol Challenge at Westfields
Clifton, Va.
March 15-16, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Gold Tees), 6,694 yards, Par 71
1. Davis Lamb, Potomac, MD, *77-70–147
2. Gunnar Doyle, Pittsford, NY, *77-74–151
3. Walter Egloff, Chevy Chase, MD, *76-76–152
4. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *73-80–153
4. Blake Micholas, Potomac, MD, *75-78–153
6. Benjamin Morris, Reisterstown, MD, *76-79–155
6. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD, *73-82–155
8. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD, *77-80–157
9. Tyler Olmsted, Boyds, MD, *76-83–159
10. Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA, *80-80–160
11. Dylan Stein, Flemington, NJ, *85-76–161
11. Evan Katz, Washington, DC, *80-81–161
13. Adam Gray, Potomac, MD, *79-83–162
14. Sasha Lobel, Pittsburgh, PA, *78-85–163
15. Will Haller, Gaithersburg, MD, *83-82–165
15. Leonard Lee, Wyckoff, NJ, *79-86–165
15. Chris Lane, Great Falls, VA, *78-87–165
18. Davis Diethrich, Allison Park, PA, *86-82–168
18. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA, *86-82–168
18. John Kalavritinos, Potomac, MD, *80-88–168
21. Sam Hecht, Oakton, VA, *86-84–170
22. Jason Guintu, Potomac Falls, VA, *89-82–171
23. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD, *90-83–173
23. Travis Broome, Virginia Beach, VA, *85-88–173
25. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD, *86-88–174
26. Blake Weltmann, Potomac, MD, *92-83–175
27. Dom Wagner, Alexandria, VA, *84-93–177
28. Andrew Sherrill, Winston-Salem, NC, *88-90–178
28. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ, *86-92–178
30. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD, *96-93–189
31. Tyler Poirier, Mclean, VA, *96-99–195
32. Carter Morris, Potomac, MD, *101-98–199

Boys 14 & Under Division (Blue Tees), 6,027 yards, Par 71
1. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA, *80-83–163
2. Will Klein, Bethesda, MD, *82-84–166
3. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD, *93-79–172

DID NOT FINISH
Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA *JWD