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Andersen, Groenhuysen earn Player of the Week honors

The IJGT traveled to Avondale, Pa., to host The Summer Series at Hartefeld National on July 28-29, 2015 at Hartefeld National. Juniors competed in sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Following the tournament, the IJGT is pleased to award Player of the Week honors to Marc Groenhuysen of West Chester, Pa., and Kelli Andersen of Staten Island, N.Y.

Groenhuysen made a comeback from his first round of 86, to improving his score by 13 strokes by carding a 1-over 73 for his final round.  He did this by making an early birdie on hole No. 2 and then back-to-back birdies at holes Nos. 7 and 8.  Making the turn at 2-under, Groenhuysen battled the back and had a par streak from hole Nos. 13-17.  This great round moved him up in the ranks to ninth place with a two-day total of 159 for the Boys 15-19 Division.

Marc Groenhuysen earned Player of the Week honors at Hartefeld National

Marc Groenhuysen earned Player of the Week honors at Hartefeld National

Andersen came into the final round in second place.  With only a four stroke cushion she needed to hold off the girls behind her.  She battled throughout the day and carded a 97 to finish her round.  Andersen held off her competitors, securing second place by three strokes.  Andersen had a two day total of 189 for the Girls Division.

Kelli Andersen earned Player of the Week honors at Hartefeld National

Kelli Andersen earned Player of the Week honors at Hartefeld National

Sarah Perine is featured in the IJGT Photo of the Week

The IJGT made its way to Avondale, Pa., for the Summer Series at Hartefeld National. Juniors battled hot and humid weather conditions both days of the competition while competing for national rankings. Following the tournament, a photo of Sarah Perine of Staten Island, N.Y., was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week.

Sarah Perine, the Girls Division winner, earned Photo of the Week honors

Sarah Perine, the Girls Division winner, earned Photo of the Week honors

Sarah Perine had a great start the first day of the tournament as she shot 7-over, 79. She held onto the lead throughout the second day of competition, where she eventually won first place in the Girls Division. She was awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division by shooting an 80. This award goes to the boy and girl who record the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

Congratulations to Sarah Perine on being our IJGT Photo 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 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

Summer Series at Hartefeld National – Final Results

Bradbeer wins IJGT title with final-round 71

Perine wins Girls Division in dominant fashion

AVONDALE, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued its summer tournament schedule in Avondale, Pa., on July 28-29, 2015, with the Summer Series at Hartefeld National. Weather conditions were ideal for scoring on the challenging Tom Fazio design. Junior golfers ages 10-18 years old and representing 6 different states competed for IJGT Merit Points along with National Rankings.

J.B. Bradbeer wins Boys 15-19 Division at Hartefeld National

J.B. Bradbeer wins Boys 15-19 Division at Hartefeld National

J.B. Bradbeer of Rosemont, Pa., ended his IJGT career in style collecting a come-from-behind victory in the Boys 15-19 Division. On the first day, Bradbeer got off to a slow start shooting 40 on his front nine. He was able to turn things around for good making nine straight pars to finish with a 4-over 76 leaving him in a tie for second place going into the final round.

Things started off just how they finished the day before with Bradbeer playing his first six holes in 2-under. He would make the turn at even-par 36 to take the lead. Bradbeer had to keep his foot on the pedal though, as first-round leader Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., caught fire on the back nine shooting a 2-under 34. Bradbeer was able to hold off Riva, due in part to an eagle that Bradbeer made on hole No. 13. This was the decisive moment of the tournament that gave Bradbeer the momentum to finish with a 1-under 71, and earn a one-stroke victory over Riva.

“I hit driver, 2-iron and made the 30 foot putt for eagle. It was at that point where I knew I had a chance to win,” said Bradbeer

Bradbeer’s round of 71 was the lowest score of the tournament and also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the boy and girl who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

Riva earned second place with a tournament total of 148, while Cole Berger of Malvern, Pa., placed third with a total score of 150.

In the Girls Division, Sarah Perine of Staten Island, N.Y., put together two solid rounds on a difficult golf course to earn the title. She finished the event with a tournament total of 159 to collect her first IJGT title. Perine made 12 pars in her opening round of 79. She added 10 more pars during the final round and avoided any large numbers that would have put her lead in jeopardy. Perine was very consistent over the course of the tournament making nothing worse than a double bogey. She also made eight pars in a row at one point during the tournament.

Sarah Perine won the Girls Division at Hartefeld National

Sarah Perine won the Girls Division at Hartefeld National

“I loved the course. You had to hit it straight to play well here,” commented Perine.

Perine’s final-round score of 80 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Kelli Anderson of Staten Island, N.Y., finished in second place with a tournament total of 189. Georgia Naples of West Chester, Pa., took home the third place trophy after finishing with a total score of 192.

Andrew Wallace of Narberth, Pa., won the Boys 14 & Under Division with a tournament total of 157. Wallace played solid golf all tournament making five birdies in total. He built himself a good lead after the first round, but Wallace knew he would need his A-game in the final round to win the tournament. He definitely had it as he got off to a blazing start making two birdies in his front nine to make the turn at 1-over 37. From there Wallace never looked back and was able to finish with a 77 to earn the title.

Andrew Wallace won the Boys 14 & Under Division at Hartefeld National

Andrew Wallace won the Boys 14 & Under Division at Hartefeld National

“I made a bunch of double bogeys yesterday and I wanted to come out today and eliminate those holes,” said Wallace.

Andrew Curran of Media, Pa., finished in second place with a tournament total of 161 including a 2-over 74 in the final round, which was the lowest score in all of the Boys 14 & Under Division during the event. Matt Barkann of Newtown Square, Pa., finished in third place with a tournament total of 166.

The IJGT will continue the Summer Series on August 18-19, 2015, at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va. The tournament will feature national rankings as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

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 40 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 30 states and 30 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, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

AVONDALE, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Summer Series at Hartefeld National conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 29, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,662 yards, Par 72 (72.9/140), Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,101 yards, Par 72 (70.3/135). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,825 yards, Par 72 (74.5/136

Weather:        

Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Hartefeld National
Avondale, Pa.
July 28-29, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,662 yards, Par 72
1. J.B. Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *76-71–147
2. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *74-74–148
3. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *76-74–150
4. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *77-76–153
5. Jordy Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *82-74–156
5. Henry Brock, Wilmington, DE *78-78–156
5. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-80–156
8. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *77-80–157
9. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *86-73–159
10. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *80-82–162
10. Patrick McCall, Elizabeth, PA *80-82–162
12. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *83-81–164
12. Luke Sliwowski, Sewell, NJ *83-81–164
12. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY *81-83–164
12. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *80-84–164
16. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *88-77–165
16. Peter Civitella, Wayne, PA *79-86–165
18. Ben Gaver, Chadds Ford, PA *85-81–166
19. David Wang, Columbus, OH *85-82–167
20. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *83-85–168
20. Ryan McHugh, Yorklyn, DE *81-87–168
22. Michael Reed-Price, Dresher, PA *82-87–169
23. Walker Kirk, Lancaster, PA *86-84–170
24. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *93-86–179

DID NOT FINISH

Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *81-WD
Boys 14 & Under Division, Blue Tees, 6,101 yards, Par 72
1. Andrew Wallace, Narberth, PA *80-77–157
2. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *87-74–161
3. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *78-88–166
4. Max Mezrow, Gladwyne, PA *100-100–200

Girls Division, White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72
1. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *79-80–159
2. Kelli Andersen, Staten Island, NY *92-97–189
3. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *96-96–192
4. Cecelia Neally, Corning, NY *107-95–202
 

Summer Series tournaments to offer IJGT Merit Points

The IJGT will be offering IJGT Merit Points for all Summer Series events in the 2015 season. These points will go towards the 2015-2016 season with the top 10 players in each division (Boys 15-19, Boys 14 & Under, Girls) being named to the All-IJGT Team. These players will be eligible for tournament exemptions and will receive invitations to all Team USA events and other IJGT Invitationals.

The IJGT will be making trips to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia this summer. The complete schedule is below. Register now to reserve your spot and get a head start in the IJGT Rankings!

 

 June 30 – July 1 – Olde Stonewall

July 9-10 – Stafford Country Club

July 21-22 – Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

July 28-29 – Hartefeld National

August 11-12 – Westfields GC

Park, Lukes among IJGT Players of the Week – April 5-6, 2014

Northeast Tour

Avondale, Pa. – The IJGT continued the Northeast Tour with the Major Championship at Hartefeld National held onApril 5-6, 2014. With chilly but sunny skies, the weather for the tournament was beautiful. The staff at Hartefeld National Golf Club worked diligently to ensure that the course was prepared for its first golf of the season. Players had to battle windy conditions during round one with wind gusts up to 30 mph, requiring them to adjust their shots. Round two featured improved scoring and had a lot of great golf. Many players improved on their scores, including Ryan Rybicki, of Maricopa, Ariz., and Esther Park, of Wilmington, Del., who earned Player of the Week honors for the Northeast Tour.

rybickiiiRybicki, in his fourth season with the IJGT, adds his performance at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National to an already impressive tournament resume. Battling winds in excess of 30 mph during round one, Rybicki struggled to find a rhythm but never allowed it to take him out of his game. He avoided any scores higher than bogey throughout the entire weekend, but entered the final round eight strokes behind the leader, James Nicholas of Scarsdale, N.Y., and tied for 16th place.

After bogeying his first hole, Rybicki found rhythm and carried it through to the rest of the round. During the middle of his round, he scored par or better on six consecutive and 11 of his final 13 holes, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole. He ended the final round with a tournament low one-over-par 73, earning him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. His tournament total 157 landed him in fifth place overall, and into fifth place in the IJGT Tour Rankings for the Boys 15-19 Division. We wish Rybicki the best of luck the rest of the season and hope to see him again soon.

esther parkPark, playing in her second event of the season with the IJGT, added another top-five finish to her tournament resume after battling back from a tough first round. While she handled the par-5 holes well in round one, scoring par on three of the four holes, she had some difficulty with the remaining holes in round one. Showing great fortitude allowed her to put round one behind her en route to improving her score by 3 strokes in round two, including a birdie on the tough par-4 12th hole. Park took advantage of the par-3s in round two, scoring par on all but one the par 3-s. Her final round score of 82 was the second lowest round on Sunday for the Girls Division. We wish Park the best of luck and look forward to watching her compete in future tournaments.

Southeast Tour

Durham, N.C. — The IJGT hosted the College Series at Duke University on April 5-6, 2014. The Washington Duke Golf Club provided a challenging venue for the players with recently renovated greens and a variety of elevation changes throughout the course. The weekend offered dry conditions with warm weather for round one while stronger winds and colder temperatures made round two more difficult. Our Players of the Week for the Southeast Tour are Dylan Lukes of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Phyllis Tang of Hong Kong, China.

Dylan LukesIn just his third event with the IJGT, Lukes demonstrated perseverance after bouncing back from a tough first round. His first-round score of 84 left Lukes seven strokes out of the lead but he came back during round two determined to climb up the leader board. Lukes played with consistency, carding three birdies as he cut seven strokes off his round one score en route to a score of 77 for round two. Lukes finished tied for fourth place with an 84-77–161 overall. Congratulations to Dylan and we look forward to seeing him compete in more IJGT tournaments in the near future!

 

 

 

 

tangTang, the Girls Division second-place finisher, carded a total of six pars and three birdies to finish with an impressive round-one score of 79 and in the lead. Greeted by tough weather conditions in round two, Tang posted a round-two score of 81 highlighted by two birdies and six pars. She finished the tournament with an overall score of 79-81–160 and her second top-five finish for the 2013-2014 season. Best of luck to Phyllis the rest of the 2014 season!

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

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

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

3 – number of birdies in his first round

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

3 – three strokes over par

1 – one stroke ahead in his respective division

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

7 – number of pars made in his first round

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

1 – first IJGT event this season

76 – Brown’s score for round one

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

10 – ten pars made during round one

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

2 – number of birdies during round one

4 – four stroke lead in the division

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

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

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

Menon, Park, & Parrini among the players to watch at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National

The IJGT will be at Hartefeld National for the Major Championship on April 5-6, 2014. Golfers participating in this event will play two rounds of 18-holes and compete for National Rankings and DOUBLE IJGT Merit Points. In addition, the champion of each division will earn an invitation to the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

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Located in Avondale, Pennsylvania, Hartefeld National was designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio. This course features dramatic elevation changes, majestic old growth tree lines of oak, beech, holly and pine, and perfectly sculpted greens. It has also hosted professional events, including a stop on the Senior PGA Tour and the Exelon Invitational, the annual PGA event hosted by Jim Furyk. This IJGT Tour stop will not disappoint.

Hole 15

Hartefeld National has earned awards from publications including Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Golf Monthly and more.

Among the players to watch in the Boys 15-19 Division, Nate Menon of Wyomissing, Pa., will hope to win his first Major this season. Menon has a history of finishing well in the IJGT Major Championships. Last season, he took first place at The Western PA. Major at NemacolinMenon shot impressive scores of 74-73–147 to win his division by three strokes. He also finished first at the  The Architects Cup last season. His two-day total of 5-under-par won the division by a staggering seven strokes. Mike Bliss of Newtown, Pa., also hopes to compete for first in this event. Bliss has three top-10 finishes this season. His best was a third place finish at the Major Championship at Crystal Springs.

In the Girls Division, Esther Park from Wilmington, Del., hopes to continue her success at Hartefeld National. She finished third in the IJGT Philly Open at Jeffersonville Golf Club back in September of 2013. The Girls Division is up for grabs as there is a lot of competitors in the field. Other player to watch include Victoria Parker of Lewistown, N.Y., Allyssa Schiera of West Windsor, N.J., and Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Joe Parrini of York, Pa., hopes to win his sixth IJGT Event this season. Parrini is ranked as the #2 golfer in the Boys 14 & Under Division. He has finished top five in all seven of his IJGT events played this season, including five first-place finishes. William Sheedy of Washington, D.C., will also try for the title at Hartefeld National. Sheedy is coming off of a first-place finish at the College Series at the University of Maryland. Other notable competitors in the field include Danny Dougherty of Wilmington, Del., and Jon Nolan Perry of Berwyn, Pa.

Be sure to sign up for the Major Championship at Hartefeld National before it is too late!

To register or for more information on the Major Championship at Hartefeld National, click here.

 

2014 Spring Schedule

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) has released its Spring 2014 Schedule featuring some of the best golf courses in the country. With tournaments in 11 states there are many options for junior golfers across the country.

 

Introducing Tiered Pricing:

The Spring 2014 Season will feature a different pricing system for registration. In an effort to encourage early registration and preparation for tournaments, there will be three prices based on the date registration occurs. All registrations that take place more than 60 days prior to the start of competition will have a $60 price discount. Between 60 and 31 days prior to the start of competition the entry fee will discounted by $30. At 30 days or less prior to the start of competition all prices will be at the regular price.

**All prices on BlueGolf will automatically reflect the discounts stated above.

 

Highlighted Events

Southeast:

Colleton River#12, 13, 142

Colleton River Plantation – Host of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur

The Southeast tournament schedule is highlighted by two spectacular Pete Dye designs. The IJGT will return to the Dye Course at Colleton River Plantation for another Event on Jan. 25-26, 2014. The course, which will host the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur conducted by the USGA, was described by Pete Dye as the “best course I have ever built.” He also designed such courses at TPC Sawgrass and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. The IJGT has tournaments at both of these venues as well. The Major Championship at Kiawah Island on Feb. 15-16, 2014 will feature an elite field with players from all over the country competing for National Rankings and double IJGT Merit Points.

 

 

Northeast:

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Bulle Rock Golf Club

The Northeast tour will return to many outstanding venues that have hosted tournaments in the past. Westfields Golf Club, Architects Golf Club, Bulle Rock Golf Club, and Hershey Country Club will all be welcoming IJGT competitors back on their courses in 2014. A great new addition to the rotation will be the Major Championship at Hartefeld National on April 5-6, 2014. The Tom Fazio design has hosted both a PGA Tour and Champions Tour event.

 

 

 

 

West Coast:

Presidio Aerial

Presidio Golf Course

The IJGT will return to Presidio Golf Course for the Spring West Coast Major Championship on Feb. 15-16, 2014. The course is situated in downtown San Francisco and is a one-of-a-kind venue that cannot be matched outside of Northern California. Managed by Arnold Palmer, this venue is gaining national attention as it will host the prestigious City Championship weeks after the IJGT is in town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TPC Connection:

In addition to the three tournaments at TPC facilities in the Fall, the IJGT will have two additional tournaments for the Spring. On Jan. 11-12, 2014, the IJGT will be at TPC Tampa Bay, which hosts a Champions Tour event. On April 26-27, 2014, TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., will host an IJGT tournament for the first time. The PGA Tour’s 2013 John Deere Classic was held at this prestigious venue where then 19-year-old, Jordan Spieth won his first PGA Tour event.

 

College Prep:

Mystic Rock Aerial

Nemacolin Woodlands – Mystic Rock

New to the schedule for 2014 are the College Prep Series Events which will be 54-hole competitions that simulate college golf. Competitors will compete 36 holes on Saturday followed by 18 holes on Sunday. This is the format used at the majority of college events and will help juniors prepare for the physical and mental rigors of junior golf.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – April 19-20, 2014

Palmetto Hall Cupp Course – April 26-27, 2014

 

 

 

 

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, Quagmire Golf, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear, Golfweek morodZ, 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.