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Bookholdt kept it low to win Girls Division, Tammaro sinks 20 foot birdie putt and gains confidence to win!

Hillsborough, NJ – The International Junior Golf Tour spent the Easter weekend at the New Jersey Major Championship at Royce Brook Golf Club. Sunny, yet painfully cold, the players competed for National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.

 

In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., kept her lead from round one to take the championship. Finishing the New Jersey Major, she carded a 146, six strokes ahead of second place.  Esther Park and Jennifer Cleary, both from Wilmington, D.E., tied for second shooting a 152. This is Haley’s first win this season, coming in second last weekend at the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club.

 Haley BookHoldt - Girls Champ

“I felt good. I just tried to play my own game and make some putts. I always tell myself that the little shots count. I also really like the layout of Royce Brook,” remarked Bookholdt.

 

Joe Tammaro of West Islip, N.Y., took home the Boys 15-19 Division Championship. Tammaro shot a total of 147, securing his first place spot for both days. Coming in second with a total of 153 was Stanley Garrant of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Derek Li of Hillsborough, N.J., finished up in third place with a total of 154.

“I was a little nervous to start the day but focused on keeping my game straight and not worrying about my competitors. One shot that got me going was my 20 foot birdie putt on hole 2. That putt gave me the confidence I needed to win. The weather did not affect me that much. Playing on Long Island, you get use to the conditions,” Tammaro commented.

Joe Tammaro - Boys 15-19 Champ

 

Thirteen boys competed in the 14 & Under Division. Collier Curd of Bowling Green, K.Y., took the title of Champion shooting an impressive total of 145. This is Curd’s second win this season with the IJGT. Yida Wang of Potomac, M.D., took second shooting a total of 153. Steven Lee of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Junior Rauscher of Wayne, P.A., both tied for third shooting a 158.

 

“My driver really helped me in the first round. It feels great to win two tournaments in a row. I played against great competition and great people,” said Curd.

Collier Curd Boys 14 & Under Champ

 

 

 

 

The IJGT also recognizes the Clazic Belts Low Final Award Winners.

 

Joe Tammaro- 74

Stanley Garrant- 74

Haley Bookholdt- 73

 

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season in Marlton, N.J., with the IJGT Open at the Links Golf Club April 2-3, 2016. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final Results of the IJGT New Jersey Major Championship at Royce Brook conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on March 26-27, 2016.

 

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,737 yards Par 72 (72.6/130). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,937 yards, Par 72 (69.2/126). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,774 yards, Par 72 (73.9/130).​

 

Saturday – Sunny 48 degrees with 10-15 mph

Sunday – Sunny 44 degrees with 10-15 mph

 

 

 

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6, 737, Par 72

1. Joe Tammaro, West Islip, NY *73-74–147
2. Stanley Garrant, Poughkeepsie, NY *79-74–153
3. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *77-77–154
4. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *79-78–157
4. Mario Oliva, Wellesley, MA *82-75–157
4. Luke Dougherty, Sea girt, NJ *79-78–157
7. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *76-84–160
7. Alex Kyriacou, Suffern, NY *76-84–160
9. Davis Weil, Ridgewood, NJ *81-86–167
10. Tyler Senior, Upper Saddle River, NJ *87-81–168
11. Ryan Gresham, Binghamton, NY *82-87–169
12. Kyle Gardner, Rye, NY *94-88–182
13. Josh Wimer, Garrison, NY *92-93–185
14. Sean McDonnell, Brooklyn, NY *93-100–193

DID NOT FINISH

Peter Walter, Westfield, NJ *89-DQ

 

Boys 14 & Under Division – Blue Tees, 5, 937, Par 72

1. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *70-75–145
2. Yida Wang, Potomac, MD *77-76–153
3. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *79-79–158
3. Junior Rauscher, Wayne, PA *82-76–158
5. Eegan McDermott, East Brunswick, NJ *79-80–159
6. Ty Brinker, Wilmington, DE *82-78–160
6. AJ Cavotta, Saratoga Springs, NY *76-84–160
8. Garrett Kessler, North Caldwell, NJ *84-78–162
9. Edmund Trang, New York, NY *84-87–171
10. Juan Oliva, Wellesley *87-87–174
11. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *93-85–178
12. Sam Demeri, Staten Island, NY *107-105–212
13. Kasper Shroff, Hoboken, NJ *116-102–218

 

Girls Division – White Tees, 5, 774, Par 72

1. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *73-73–146
2. Esther Park, Wilmington, DE *76-76–152
2. Jennifer Cleary, Wilmington, DE *75-77–152
4. Malini Rudra, Syosset, NY *76-77–153
5. Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, DE *75-79–154
6. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *78-77–155
7. Jessie Kweon, Little neck, NY *81-75–156
8. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *80-77–157
9. Sophia Bae, Norwood, NJ *82-76–158
10. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *81-80–161
10. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *77-84–161
12. Katherine Lu, Plainsboro, NJ *78-84–162
13. Emma Shen, Tenafly, NJ *84-83–167
14. Gracie Stillman, Lancaster, PA *81-88–169
15. Cassidy Gavaghan, Ambler, PA *91-83–174
16. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *85-90–175
17. Kelli Andersen, Staten Island, NY *88-92–180
18. Amelia Shen, Tenafly, NJ *90-91–181

 

 

 

IJGT well represented at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Photo credit (USGA)

Photo credit (USGA)

23 past or current IJGT members are slated to play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Ore. The national tournament conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) begins on Monday, August 10, 2015 with a field of 156 players from across the world competing for the most prestigious amateur title in women’s golf. The championship is 36 holes of stroke play, with the top 64 players advancing to match play. Here are a list of the 23 past or current IJGT members.

 

Lila Barton – Dallas, Texas

Haley Bookholdt – Columbus, N.J.

Alice Chen – Princeton, N.J.

Lydia Choi – Beverly Hills, Calif.

Marissa Chow – Honolulu, Haw.

Selena Costabile – Canada

Avery French – Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Mariel Galdiano – Kapolei, Haw.

Erica Herr – New Hope, Pa.

Gurman Kaur – Elk Grove, Calif.

Esther Lee – Irvine, Calif.

Alessandra Liu – Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Courtnery McKim – Raleigh, N.C.

Kim Mitchell – Woodbridge, Va.

Ayaka Nakayama – Kanagawa, Japan

Christina Parsells – Bernardsville, N.J.

Laura Restrepo – Panama City, Panama

Aneka Seumanutafa – Frederick, Md.

Margaret Shirley – Roswell, GA

Naranphat Siriko – Bangkok, Thailand

Taylor Totland – Tinton Falls, N.J.

Ana Paula Valdes – Morelia, Mexico

Rachel Welker – Terre Haute, Ind.

 

*bold indicates current IJGT member

 

 

IJGT College Series at Penn State University – Final results (Oct. 19, 2014)

Kulikowski gets the victory at Penn State, winning by two strokes
Greenplate brings home first for Boys 14 & Under

The IJGT hosted the College Series at Penn State University at the university’s Blue Golf Course on October 18-19, 2014. This was the first of the final three tournaments for the Northeast Tour this fall 2014 season. Each junior competed for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

KulikowskiDouglas Kulikowski of Pittsford, N.Y., carried over his round-one lead in through to the finish in the Boys 15-19 Division. Combining scores of 73 and 74 for a tournament total 147, Kulikowski finished two strokes ahead of his competition. With the help of nine pars and four birdies, he held off comebacks by second-place winners Adam Gray of Potomac, Md., and Dylan Plis of Camilius N.Y. Kulikowski led by five heading into round two and despite a struggle with bogeys in his final round, he maintained a three-stroke lead over the division for the win. Gray and Plis shared second place with a two-day total of 149.

“My iron game was the strongest part [of my game] and I was able to roll in some putts on top of that,” said Kulikowski.

Gray’s second-round 1-under-par 71 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior with the lowest final round of tournament play.

Greenplate copyWinning by large margin was Evan Greenplate of York, Pa., in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Greenplate led round one by seven strokes before kicking off his round-two effort. He birdied the par-4 hole No. 1 before going on to add nine pars and a second birdie for a final-round score of 78.

“All I was trying to do was sink putts and not get ahead of myself,” said Greenplate. He finished a tournament-total 157 highlighted by 19 total pars and three birdies.

In second was Jeremy Summerson of Victor, N.Y., with a total 166 and Garrett Engle of Harrisburg, Pa., rounded out the top-three with a total 168.

 

Parker 1

In the Girls Division, Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., finished in first place. Parker shared the divisional lead with Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., after round one but pulled ahead in round two for the win. Both Parker and Bookholdt carded two birdies on their second rounds but it was the consistency of Parker’s game that allowed her to finish on top. Parker added nine pars to Bookholdt’s four, putting her in a two-stroke lead for the win. Parker finished with a two-day total 159. Parker’s final-round 78 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls.

“My short game is the best part of my game and anything within 100 yards I can stick close,” said Parker.

Bookholdt finished in second with scores of 81 and 80 for a tournament total 161. Rounding out the top three was Megan McLean of Lebanon, N.J., with a total 165.

The IJGT will head to Outdoor Country Club in York, Pa., on October 25-26, 2014, for the Major Championship. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.

State College, Pa. – Final results of the College Series at Penn State conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on October 18-19, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,760 yards Par 72 (73.5./133). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,259 yards, Par 72 (70.1/127). Girls Division: Gold – 6,025 yards, Par 72 (75.0/137).

International Junior Golf Tour
College Series at Penn State University
State College, PA.
October 18-19, 2014 

Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6,760 yards, Par 72
1. Douglas Kulikowski, Pittsford, NY *73-74–147
2. Adam Gray, Potomac, MD *78-71–149
2. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *76-73–149
4. David Ross, Lorton, VA *76-75–151
5. Paul Terminello, White Plains, NY *78-76–154
6. Sean Dain, Oswego, NY *76-80–156
7. Liam McGrath, Huntingdon Valley, PA *80-77–157
7. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *75-82–157
9. Alec Kunzwiler, Oswego, NY *78-80–158
10. Nick Rencis, Long Valley, NJ *83-76–159
10. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *77-82–159
12. Alex Lawson, Pittsburgh, PA *85-76–161
13. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *77-87–164
14. Jack Katarincic, Pittsburgh, PA *85-80–165
15. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *84-82–166
16. Jack Riordan, Oshawa, Canada *87-83–170
16. Drew Harris, Oakdale, PA *85-85–170
16. Noah Lee, Oswego, NY *82-88–170
19. Casey O’Korn, Canonsburg, PA *88-83–171
20. Will Lusk, Venetia, PA *91-82–173
20. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *89-84–173
22. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *89-85–174
23. Christian Evanchec, Saxenburg, PA *89-87–176
24. Tyler Olson, Hagerstown, MD *89-99–188

Did Not Finish
NC- Dominic Wagner, Alexandria, VA *84

Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees, 6,259 yards, Par 72
1. Evan Greenplate, York, PA *79-78–157
2. Jeremy Summerson, Victor, NY *86-80–166
3. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *84-84–168

Girls Division- Gold Tees, 6,025 yards, Par 72

1. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *81-78–159
2. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *81-80–161
3. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *83-82–165
4. Lauren Kase, North Tonawanda, NY *88-85–173
5. Lauren Freyvogel, Gibsonia, PA *87-87–174
6. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *91-86–177
7. Taylor Waller, Canonsburg, PA *92-86–178
8. Emily Kase, North Tonawanda, NY *102-93–195
9. Cecelia Neally, Corning, NY *102-99–201
10. Caroline Yarnall, East Aurora, NY *102-101–203

IJGT College Series at Penn State University – Round one recap (Oct. 18, 2014)

Kicking off the first College Series event of the 2014-2015 season, the IJGT’s Northeast Tour traveled to Penn State University to host the IJGT College Series. Tee times on the Blue Course in State College, Pa., began at 9 a.m. on October 18, 2014. In review of round one, each division’s leader’s round, in numbers, is below.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Douglas Kulikowski of Pittsford, N.Y. His round in numbers:

73– His one-over-par opening round of the tournament, two strokes ahead of second place 7 – His longest par-or-better streak which came on hole Nos. 8 through 14

4 – Total number of birdies, the most among all three divisions

The Boys 14 & Under Division is led by Evan Greenplate of York, Pa. His round in numbers:

79 – Greenplate’s first-round score that put him five strokes in the lead

11– Total number of holes he carded par or better on in his opening round

2 – This is his second IJGT tournament, his most recent event being a second-place finish in the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run CC in September

Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., and Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., share the lead of the Girls Division. Their round in numbers:

PARKER:

81 – Parker’s opening-round score, identical to Bookholdt

10 – Total number of pars

2 – Number of first-place wins Parker has coming into this College Series event

BOOKHOLDT:

81 – The opening-round score to help her share the lead, highlighted by a birdie on the par-5 No. 5

2 – Bookholdt also has two first-place IJGT trophies coming into today

1 – Her first event of the 2014-2015 season

The final round at Penn State Blue Course will take place tomorrow, October, 19, 2014, with tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m. For full results from round one of the College Series, click here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.

Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook – Final results

Cook’s low first-round translates to victory
Come-from-behind win for Weiner

The IJGT continued the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook on July 29-30, 2014. The two-day, 36-hole tournament featured a full field of 53 juniors from all over North America competing for national rankings. The event was the BlueGolf Featured Tournament.

cookMichael Cook of Berwyn, Pa., was victorious in the Boys 15-19 Division. Recording scores of 68-75 – 143, Cook was the only junior to score under par in a round of the tournament. Cook created a six-stroke lead with his round one performance, tallying seven birdies, three of which came consecutively on holes 16 through 18. In round two, Cook added two more birdies and an eagle to secure his win.

“I tried to put my first round [68] out of my mind and keep calm and let it fly,” said Cook.

Charlie Watson of Toronto, Ontario, added two birdies and an eagle of his own in round two to shave five strokes from his round one score en route to his second place finish. Watson carded scores of 77-72 – 149. Rounding out the division was a three-way tie for third between Luke McKeogh of Warminster, Pa., Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., and Cody Dazen of Shamong, N.J. The trio carded tournament totals of 154.

 

WeinerIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Spencer Weiner of Short Hills, N.J., used a come-from-behind performance to nab first. At the conclusion of round one, Weiner sat two strokes off of then leader Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., but two second-round birdies and 11 pars allowed him to shave six strokes from his round one score and capture first. The round two score of 76 for Weiner was enough to earn him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the division, the award presented to the junior who tallies the lowest score in the second round of the tournament.

Second place went to Pongrac with scores of 80-83 – 163. Rounding out the Boys 14 & Under Division was Alex Cook of Berwyn, Pa., with a tournament total of 186.

“I kept my composure through consistency and trusting my game,” said Weiner.

 

bookholdtHaley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., won the Girls Division with scores of 77-73 – 150. Eleven pars and three birdies in her second round led her to secure her victory, earning her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the Girls Division. Her victory is the first since her win in at The Battle at Bulle Rock in April of the 2011-2012 season.

“I played safe, didn’t go for too many pins. It was tempting but had to go around them and two-putt,” said Bookholdt.

In second was Megan McLean of Lebanon, N.J, who finished with scores of 78-77 – 155 while Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., rounded out the division in third. Wentworth posted a two-day score of 158.

The IJGT’s Summer Series will continue on to the Pine Ridge Golf Club in Coram, N.Y., on August 5-6, 2014. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444. 

Boys 15-19 Division – Gold Tees: 6,893 yards, Par 72

1. Michael Cook, Berwyn, Pa. *68-75–143
2. Charlie Watson, Toronto, Ontario *77-72–149
3. Luke McKeogh, Warminster, Pa. *82-72–154
3. Kyle Vance, Audubon, Pa. *80-74–154
3. Cody Dazen, Shamong, N.J. *74-80–154
6. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, N.J. *82-73–155
6. Griffin Smith, Holland, Pa. *80-75–155
8. James Wolfangel, Flemington, N.J. *77-79–156
9. Jack Boulger, Walpole, Mass. *81-77—158
10. Trey Croney, Bryn Mawr, Pa. *78-82–160
10. Ryan Bree, Kennett Square, Pa. *76-84–160
12. Peter Bradbeer, Rosemont, Pa. *88-73–161
12. Ben Litt, Moorestown, N.J. *83-78–161
12. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, Pa. *77-84–161
15. Jake Gurock, West Windsor, N.J. *84-78–162
15. David Gall, Cinnaninson, N.J. *79-83–162
17. Bobby Nixon, Port St. Lucie, Fl. *86-77–163
17. Andrew Willner, Paoli, Pa. *76-87–163
19. Christopher Gay, Bronxville, N.Y. *86-78–164
19. Bennett Perrine, West Windsor, N.J. *82-82–164
21. Dustin Cook, Westport, Conn. *85-80-165
21. Mike Bliss, Newtown, Pa. *80-85–165
23. Leonard Lee, Wyckoff, N.J. *84-83–167
23. Luke Sliwowski, Sewell, N.J. *84-83–167
25. Chris DeVito, Warren, N.J. *91-80–171
25. Taikan Nakada, White Plains, N.Y. *85-86–171
27. Matt Ferriero, Long Valley, N.J. *89-83–172
28. Jake Lustig, Somers, N.Y. *84-91–175
29. Joey Goryeb, Mendham, N.J. *93-84-177
30. Max Johnson, Flemington, N.J. *98-83–181
31. Ian Lee, Wyckoff, N.J. *96-88–184
32. Luke Nichols, Bryn Mawr, Pa. *94-91–185
33. John MacGillivray Jr, Greenwich, Conn. *99-101–200

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Robert Newhouse, New York, N.Y.
JWD. Cristian Cerza, Greenwich, Conn.

Boys 14 & Under Division – Red Tees: 6,282 yards, Par 72

1. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, N.J. *82-76–158
2. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, N.J. *80-83–163
3. Alex Cook, Berwyn, Pa. *101-85–186
4. Logan Snyder, Pottersville, N.J. *96-93–189
5. Cole Staisil, New York, N.Y. *100-101–201

Girls Division – Silver Tees: 6,025 yards, Par 72

1. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, N.J. *77-73–150
2. Megan McLean, Lebanon, N.J. *78-77–155
3. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, N.J. *83-75–158
4. Julia Hyman, Allentown, Pa. *85-79–164
5. Esther Park, Wilmington, Del. *84-82–166
6. Kenaida Mills, Califon, N.J. *90-82–172
7. Lauren Muhlbauer, Newtown, Pa. *89-84–173
8. Emily Gilbert, Gilbertsville, Pa. *95-86–181
9. Summer Kitahara, Greenwich, Conn. *95-87–182
10. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, N.J. *93-94–187
11. Jasmine Kitahara, Greenwich, Conn. *96-93–189
12. Meghan Foos, Rumson, N.J. *97-100–197

Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook – Round one recap

As the IJGT Summer Series makes its way back to the northeast, round one of the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook was held in Ringoes, N.J., on July 29, 2014. Presented by BlueGolf as the Featured Junior Tournament, the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook featured a full field of 53 talented junior golfers. With temperatures sitting comfortably in the upper 70s, the weather was ideal for the first 18 of 36 holes. At the conclusion of round one, we review each division’s leader’s round in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Michael Cook of Berwyn, Pa. His round in numbers:

7 – total number of birdies in the round, three of which were consecutive to finish his round on holes 16-18

6 – he leads the division by six strokes

4 – his round one score of 68 is 4-under-par

3 – the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook is the third IJGT event of Cook’s career

Ryan Pongrac leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

80 – his round one score after 18 holes

5 – his longest par or better streak which included two of his three birdies of the day

4 – Pongrac comes off four top-five finishes in the 2013-2014 IJGT season

2 – he leads the division by two strokes

In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt leads. Her round in numbers:

77 – her round one score, one stroke ahead of the competition

11 – total number of pars she recorded in round one

6 – Bookholdt boasts six top-10 finishes coming into the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook

1 – she carded one birdie on the par-4 No. 10

Juniors will return to competition for the second and final round tomorrow, July 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. For full results from round one of the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook, click here. Be sure to following along with up-to-the-minute updates by following @IJGT on Twitter.

Junior Amateur

2014 U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls' Junior Championships filled with IJGT talent

Junior Amateur

This year’s U.S. Junior Amateur, held at The Club at Carlton Woods in Woodlands, Texas, and U.S. Girls’ Junior, held at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., kicked off this week. With over 200 junior golfers competing for their respective crowns, the fields contain 32 junior golfers with IJGT experience!

The U.S. Junior Amateur field contains 13 IJGT junior golfers from all over the country and includes five IJGT Champions, including Ryoto Furuya, the 2014 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions Boys 15-19 Division Champion.

The U.S. Girls’ Junior field contains 19 IJGT junior golfers from all over the world, including Mexico, Norway, Brazil and Nigeria. Nine of the 19 IJGT golfers are past IJGT Champions, and even more are top-3 finalists in IJGT tournaments.

The U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls’ Junior Championships feature a two-round stroke play competition, which reduces the field down to 64 golfers. Those 64 golfers then compete in a single elimination, match-play tournament competition over the course of the remaining days to determine an overall champion.

Check out the list of IJGT golfers in the U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls’ Junior Championships, and follow their progress with the links below!

2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship – The Club at Carlton Woods – The Woodlands, Texas
Aaron Denucci – Clive, Iowa
John Felitto* – Mountainside, New Jersey
Ryoto Furuya* – Wesley Chapel, Florida
Evan Grenus – Glastonbury, Connecticut
Keenan Huskey – Greenville, South Carolina
Connor Littlefield – Waukee, Iowa
Chris Meyers – Oro Valley, Arizona
Bryson Nimmer* – Bluffton, South Carolina
John Pak – Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Ashton Poole – Charlotte, North Carolina
Austen Sandoval – Sacramento, California
Davis Shore* – Knoxville, Tennessee

2014 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship – Forest Highlands Golf Club – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Luisa Altmann
– Windermere, Florida
Haley Bookholdt* – Columbus, New Jersey
Larissa Carter* – Auburn, New York
Minjou Chen – Chinese Taipei
Emily Corrigan – Irvington, New York
Isabella DiLisio* – Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Nicolette Donovan – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Mariel Galdiano* – Pearl City, Hawaii
Stephanie Lau – Fullerton, California
Julie Luo* – Centreville, Virginia
Christina Parsells* – Bernardsville, New Jersey
Robynn Ree – Redondo Beach, California
Yeji Shin – Norwood, New Jersey
Annie Swords – Newnan, Georgia
Anita Uwadia – Lagos, Nigeria
Ana Paula Valdes* – Morelia, Mexico
Susana Vik* – Oslo, Norway
Samantha Wagner – Windermere, Florida
Brynn Walker* – St. Davids, Pennsylvania

* Denotes IJGT Champion

Bookholdt and Goldenberg earn IJGT Player of the Week Honors – May 17-18, 2014

SOMERS POINT, NJ – The IJGT returned to Somers Point, N.J., for the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club. With beautiful weather all weekend, the conditions were ideal for scoring.  Greate Bay serves as a fan-favorite stop on the tour.  This weeks Players of the Week are Joshua Goldenberg, of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Haley Bookholdt, of Columbus, N.J.

goldenberg maybeGoldenberg, playing in his second event of the season, had a great two days of golf.  In round one, Goldenberg had a steady round, shooting an 80 and never scoring higher than bogey on any hole. His second round was considerably better as he carded a 73. The New York native showed determination by shooting a 37 on the front nine. That score included a birdie on the long par-5 sixth hole. His back nine was virtually flawless with eight pars in nine holes. We congratulate Joshua on his great play and hope to see him soon!

 

 

 

bookholdtBookholdt, also playing in just her second event of the season, had a very strong outing this weekend, especially during the final round. She finished her first round with a score of 86, which included two birdies on No. 15 and No. 17. Though she entered the final round in a tie for fifth place, she was just six strokes off the lead and still in contention. Bookholdt came prepared in the final round and put together an exceptional score of 37 on her first nine holes. She, again, birdied the par-5, No. 15, which was statistically the most difficult hole in the Girls Division. She was also carded birdies on No. 15 and No. 17 during the weekend, the only two birdies on those holes in the division. She finished the final round with a score of 79, for a tournament total of 165. Her 79 won her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award and her 165 earned her a tie for second place. Bookholdt will look to continue her success next week at the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions.

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

Stein, Bookholdt, & Pongrac highlighted in Players to Watch at the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club

The final stop of IJGT’s northeast tour will be the #JerseyShootout at Greate Bay Country Club in New Jersey. This event will be held on May 17-18, 2014 and consist of two 18-hole rounds on Saturday and Sunday. Junior golfers will be competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

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Located in Somers Point, N.J., Greate Bay was designed by the legendary Scotsman, Willie Park, Jr., in 1932. The course features a traditional links-style layout and is a sight to be seen. Breezes coming from the bay, a variety of hazards, small greens, and elevation changes provide a challenge for even the best golfers. It remains true to it’s Scottish character and is very difficult, but rewarding at the same time. This IJGT Event will not disappoint.

Greate Bay

Greate Bay Country Club is located on 169 acres overlooking Great Egg Harbor Bay in Somers Point

On the Players to Watch list for this event, look for Dylan Stein of Flemington, N.J., in the Boys 15-19 Division. Stein is a strong competitor and hopes to take home his first IJGT championship. His best finish this season was fifth place in the The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club. Other players to watch include Somers Pointe, N.J. native Mark Benevento, Leonard Lee of Wycoff, N.J. and Tommy Hayes of Long Valley, N.J.

In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., will attend Greate Bay to compete for first place. Bookholdt has two top-10 finishes this season, her best being a tied for third finish at The Final Challenge at Hershey LinksEmily Gilbert of Gilbertsville,Pa., Rylie Heflin of Avondale, Pa., and Aine Filler of Moorsetown, N.J. round out the players to watch in the Girls Division.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., will be in attendance looking to take home his second IJGT championship of the season. Pongrac has four top-10 finishes in all four of his events. His best finish to date was first place at the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate CC. The other players to watch at Greate Bay include Kenny Nixon of Rye, N.Y., and Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md.

To register or for more information on the #JerseyShootout at Greate Bay CC, click here.