Lee Hammerschmidt featured in IJGT Photo of the Week – Feb. 26, 2015

The IJGT traveled to Savannah, Ga., to host the Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor on February 21-22, 2015. The two-day, 36-hole event was filled with action as both rounds began with a shotgun start.

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After the event, a photo of Lee Hammerschmidt was chosen as this week’s IJGT Photo of the Week. Hammerschmidt started round one on the 12th hole and round two on the 13th hole. He made par on holes No. 1 through 5 in round one and carded two birdies in each round. His tournament total of 155 landed him in a tie for 17th place.

Congratulations to Hammerschmidt 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 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

First-round highlights from the Georgia Junior at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) opened up its Fall 2013 season today on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club. The course, which host the PGA Tour’s McGladery Classic, played very difficult with few players coming out unscathed. Nine countries and eight states were represented in the Georgia Junior at Sea Island.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Chang Ju Lee of Seoul, South Korea, provided some fireworks during the first round and is the first-round leader after putting together a solid score of 2-over-par 72. The highlight of his round came on the narrow 14th hole on the Seaside Course where he holed out from 165 yards for eagle. Here is his round by the numbers.

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Chang Ju Lee by the numbers:

165 – Yardage of his hole-out eagle on No. 14

72 – Lowest 18-hole score in the Boys 15-19 Division

35 – Even-par back-nine score

9 – Best finish in an IJGT tournament last season

4 – Stroke lead going into the final round

1 – Eagle in his round on Saturday


Jana Wuensch of Herrenberg, Germany, took command in the Girls Division after an impressive score of 1-over-par 71. This is her first IJGT tournament and she is poised to take home the trophy tomorrow after building a size able lead. Here is her round by the numbers.

Wuensch Tee Shot1Jana Wuensch by the numbers:

71 – Lowest score in the tournament regardless of division

13 – Number of pars in her round

35 – Front-nine score

6 – Stroke lead going into the final round

2 – Birdies in her round

1 – First IJGT tournament


Karl Vilips of Melbourne, Australia, played for the first time on the IJGT and he continued his dominant play in competitive golf. After having a great summer, he shot an opening-round 80 to take the lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Vilips’s round did not get started off well, but he quickly rebounded to post a solid score. Here is his round by the numbers:

Vilips Fwy Shot1aKarl Vilips by the number:

39 – Back-nine score

11 – Number of pars in his round

5 – Consecutive pars on the back nine

1 – First IJGT tournament


IJGT Open House – Tuesday, August 20th

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is very excited to kick-off our season next weekend at Sea Island Resort. We know registering for events is not an easy process and can often be difficult to do during normal business hours. The IJGT staff will be extending their office hours next week to help with any registrations, questions, and concerns you may have about our tour or the upcoming season.  This will also give you a chance to get reacquainted with our Staff:

Kyle Wolfe – IJGT Tour Director

Molly Moore – Southeast/West Coast Tournament Director

Zach Pennington – Northeast Tournament Director

Meaghan O’Reilly – Player Services Manager

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Plus, you will be entered for a chance to WIN the following just by signing up for an IJGT Event!

  • A membership sign up/renewal and one tournament registration will put you into a drawing for 2 FREE IJGT Polos.
  • A membership sign up/renewal and 3 tournament registrations will put you into a drawing for a FREE college placement or mental training session.
  • A membership sign up/renewal and 4 or more tournament registrations will put you into a drawing for a FREE week of  IJGA Summer Experience in 2014.

**All winners will be announced on Wednesday afternoon**


At your convenience you may submit your entries by phone or email starting at 5pm on August 20th, 2013.

*For those who have already renewed their membership and signed up for their tournaments prior to August 20th, you have automatically been entered into your appropriate drawing. If you would like to call in to enter more we can move your name from one drawing to the other*

IJGT adds another PGA Tour venue to Fall Schedule

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will add another PGA Tour stop to the 2013 Fall Schedule. The IJGT Georgia Junior at Sea Island Resort will be contested on the famed Seaside Course on Aug. 24-25.  Home of the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, the Seaside Course ranks among the best courses in the southeast region of the United States.

Originally designed in 1929 by famed architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, the Seaside Course was updated in 1999 by Tom Fazio – earning it a prominent place on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Courses in the United States.”  Tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the St. Simons Sound frame the course, which plays fast, firm, and fun in the tradition of legendary Scottish links.

The par-70 layout will test all aspects of your game. The accolades of the Seaside Course are numerous including the No. 1 ranking from Golfweek’s Best Courses to Play in the state of Georgia. With great practice facilities and world-class lodging on site this is an event that you will not want to miss.

To register for the event click here. If you are not an IJGT member you can sign up for membership here.

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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit or call (843) 785-2444.