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IJGT ELITE to compete in NCAA National Championship

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IJGT ELITE News

May 12-19, 2015

After competing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regionals last week, many members of the IJGT ELITE have advanced to the Championship! The top five teams and individual from each of the six regional sites will compete in the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3, 2015. The IJGT ELITE who secured playoff berths are listed below.

The Sagamore Club — Noblesville, Indiana — Hosted by Ball State University

Brian Campbell (Illinois) earned medalist honors at the Noblesville Regional to lead the Illini to their eighth consecutive NCAA National Championship. He shot a 7-under 65 in the third round to finish with a 10-under tournament total. To read more about the win, click here.

Jonathan Garrick (UCLA) finished third in the Noblesville Regional with a 6-under tournament total to help lead the Bruins to a fourth-place finish and secure their 13th straight NCAA Championship berth.

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina — Hosted by UNC

Billy Kennerly (Clemson) finished ninth in the Chapel Hill Regional with a 213 tournament total to help the Tigers advance. Fun Fact: All five Clemson players shot par or better on Saturday. The last time a Clemson team did that in a regional was May 17, 2001. To read more, click here.

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina) advanced as an individual.

The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Santa Fe, California — Hosted by University of San Diego

Max Rottluff and Alberto Sanchez, both of Arizona State, helped the Sun Devils capture an NCAA Championship berth with a second-place finish.

Derek Bard (Virginia) and the Cavaliers eked out a fifth-place finish at the Rancho Sante Fe Regional to head to the championship.

The Rawls Course — Lubbock, Texas — Hosted by Texas Tech University

Beau Hossler (Texas) and the Longhorns won the Lubbock Regional to punch their ticket to the championship. Hossler tied for fourth with a 5-under 208 tournament total. He hasn’t finished outside the top 20 this year.

Ben Schlottman (Auburn) and the Tigers finished fourth in the Lubbock Regional to advance to the championship.

The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut — Hosted by Yale University

The University of South Florida Bulls were the only team to finish under par in the New Haven Regional, recording a 14-under tournament total. Rigel Fernandes carded a team-low 6-under 64 in round one on the way to a tie for 11th. Trey Valentine shot under par in the second and third rounds to land in a tie for 25th. To read more, click here.

Ryann Ree (San Diego State) carded a 3-under 67 in the final round of the New Haven Regional to help the Aztecs finish second and earn their third NCAA Championship berth in five years.

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) and the Commodores punched their second consecutive ticket to the NCAA Championship with a fourth-place finish in the New Haven Regional.

Zach Wright (Louisiana State) and the Tigers came from behind to finish fifth in the New Haven Regional and earn a spot in the NCAA Championship. Wright shot a 1-under 69 in the final round helping his team to card a tournament-low team score of 12-under 268.

You can view all of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship participants here.

Hosted by the University of South Florida, the 2015 Division I Men’s Golf Championships will use a 72-hole, individual stroke-play format on Friday-Monday. Then, the top eight teams will compete in a team match-play tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. Golf Channel will have live coverage of the event on June 1-3.

Congratulations and best of luck to the IJGT ELITE competing in the championship next weekend!

Shreves, Sload earn IJGT Player of the Week honors (May 19, 2015)

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to College Park, Md., to host the College Series at the University of Maryland on May 16-17, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions 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 Keegan Shreves of Potomac, Md., and Skylar Sload of Ashburn, Va.

Keegan Shreves edited

Shreves recovered from a round one 81 to shoot a 1-over 72 in round two. His 153 tournament total landed him in a tie for ninth place in the Boys 15-19 Division. He made par or better on the entire front nine in round two, including birdies on the par-4 second and par-5 ninth holes.

Skylar Sload edited

Sload knocked eight strokes off her round one 90 to card an 82 in round two. Her 172 two-day total was good for third place in the Girls Division. She carded two birdies during the tournament on the par-4 17th hole in round one and the par-4 sixth hole in round two.

Congratulations to Keegan Shreves and Skylar Sload on their IJGT Player of the Week honors!

IJGT announces All-IJGT Teams and Players of the Year

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announces All-IJGT Teams

Shiso Go, Jack Halleron and Victoria Parker named IJGT Players of the Year

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is pleased to announce its Players of the Year and All-IJGT Teams.

Shiso GoShiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, is the Boys 15-19 Division Player of the Year. Go placed in the top 10 in all 10 IJGT events he competed in this season, including wins at the IJGT College Series at NC State, the Major Championship at Dormie Club and the IJGA Invitational. His lowest score of the season was a 3-under 69, which he carded twice.

The rest of the Boys 15-19 Division All-IJGT Team includes: Jason Stokes of Channel Islands, Jersey, Conor Byrne of Dublin, Ireland, Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, Xue Wen Luo of Haikou, China, Santiago Diaz of Merida, Mexico, Mark Benevento of Somers Pt., N.J., Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va., Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., and Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India.

 

Jack HalleronJack Halleron of Timonium, Md., won five IJGT events, including three Majors, to earn IJGT Player of the Year honors for the Boys 14 & Under Division. Halleron placed in the top two in all seven events he competed in and won the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club, the Major Championship at Duke University, the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club, the Major Championship at Bulle Rock and the College Series at the University of Maryland. His lowest round was a 1-under 70 at the University of Maryland.

The rest of the Boys 14 & Under All-IJGT Team includes: Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., Evan Greenplate of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa., Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Ayushman Jaiswal of Bangalore, India, John Updike of Wayne, Pa., Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., and TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y.

 

Victoria ParkerVictoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., is the Girls Division IJGT Player of the Year. Parker captured three IJGT titles at the College Series at Penn State University, the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club and the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club. Her lowest round was a 1-under 71, which she carded during the first round of the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club.

The rest of the Girls Division All-IJGT Team includes: Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y., Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India, Bunyaporn “Nat” Zeng of Bangkok, Thailand, Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sophie Guo of Bluffton, S.C., and Kayla Kozak of Bluffton, S.C.

The IJGT Tour Rankings are based on IJGT Merit Points, which are awarded to the top 10 finishers at every IJGT event. Double merit points are awarded at Major Championships.

Boys 15-19 Division All-IJGT Team

Shiso Go
Jason Stokes
Conor Byrne
Tennoshin Ogawa
Xue Wen Luo
Santiago Diaz
Mark Benevento
Trey Wren
Kyle Vance
Ritwik Jain

Boys 14 & Under Division All-IJGT Team

Jack Halleron
Luke Sample
Ford Bennett
Evan Greenplate
Jake Calamaro
Chase Phillips
Ayushman Jaiswal
John Updike
Lou Baker
TJ Buck
 

Girls Division All-IJGT Team

Victoria Parker
Sera Tadokoro
Madison Braman
Kelly Whaley
Shannon Brooks
Ankita Kedlaya
Bunyaporn “Nat” Zeng
Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob
Sophie Guo
Kayla Kozak

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.

 

College Series at University of Maryland – Final Results (May 17, 2015)

Halleron captures fifth IJGT title

Ayanian earns first IJGT win 

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Maryland to host the College Series at University of Maryland on May 16-17, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.

McLean, Va., native Justin Ayanian built off his round one lead to win the Boys 15-19 Division title. He started the first round off strong making par on holes No. 1 through 8. The highlight of the tournament for him was carding an eagle on the par-5 13th hole on the way to recording a 1-under 35 on the back nine in round one. “I hit 5-iron from 206 yards, stuck it to six feet and made the putt,” he said of the eagle. Ayanian shot a 1-over 72 in round one and a 3-over 74 in round two good for a 146 tournament total and sole possession of first place.

“It’s my first win with the IJGT,” Ayanian said after the tournament. “It feels good. I’ve been in contention in a few tournaments, but I finally put it all together today.”

After finishing the first round two strokes off of the lead, Michael Jones of Potomac Md., almost made a comeback, but his attempt came just short as he finished the tournament one stroke behind Ayanain. After a 10-hole par-or-better streak in round one, Jones had an eight-hole par-or-better streak in round two that included three birdies. He was coming off a win in last weekend’s IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club.

Karsen Rush of Chambersburg, Pa., placed third in the Boys 15-19 Division with a 149 two-day total. Rush birdied the par-5 13th hole in both rounds.

After carding a 1-under 70, the lowest score of the weekend, in round one, Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., shot a 3-over 74 in round two, good for a 144 tournament total and first place in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Halleron carded a division-high nine birdies during the tournament to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award. He carded back-to-back birdies twice in round one.

The win was Halleron’s fifth of the season. “It is very exciting [to win],” Halleron said after the tournament. “I’ve won a few tournaments this season, but it always feels good to win.”

Fellow Timonium, Md., native Lou Baker finished in second with a 150 tournament total. He birdied the par-5 ninth hole in both rounds. John Updike of Wayne, Pa., finished in third with a 151 two-day total.

Caroline DeLoach of Fairfax, Va., won the Girls Division with a 166 tournament total. “My short game was working very well this weekend,” DeLoach said after her victory. “I was able to get up-and-down a lot during the round. I have been working on my short game lately and it paid off this weekend.” Her second-round 80 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and junior to card the lowest score in the final round of an event.

Johnni Parlett of Owings, Md., carded a 169 tournament total to finish second in the Girls Division. Skylar Sload of Ashburn, Va., finished third with a 172 two-day total.

The IJGT will conclude its spring season with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club on May 24-26, 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.

College Park, MD – Final Results of the College Series at University of Maryland on May 16-17, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,662 yards Par 71 (71.9/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,172 yards, Par 71 (69.7/129). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,881 yards, Par 71 (74.0/127).

International Junior Golf Tour

College Series at University of Maryland Golf Course

College Park, MD             

May 16th– 17th, 2015

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,662 yards, Par 71

1. Justin Ayanian, McLean, VA *72-74–146

2. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD *74-73–147

3. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *77-72–149

4. Jordan Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *74-77–151

4. Jason Guintu, Potomac Falls, VA *79-72–151

4. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *76-75–151

4. Chase Miller, Bernville, PA *73-78–151

8. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ *77-75–152

9. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA *81-72–153

9. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *81-72–153

11. Robert Falconer, Mechanicsburg, PA *78-77–155

11. Nicholas Mejia, Woodstock, MD *80-75–155

13. Marty McGuckin, Valley Forge, PA *80-76–156

14. Kyle Jones, Frederick, MD *78-79–157

15. Adam Reiskin, Bethesda, MD *81-77–158

15. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *76-82–158

15. Joe Miller, Chantilly, VA *77-81–158

18. Jabril Arnold, Bowie, MD *76-83–159

18. Charlie Kovalcik, Yardley, PA *81-78–159

20. Max Finkel, Rockville, MD *84-76–160

21. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD *78-83–161

22. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *80-82–162

22. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *83-79–162

22. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *82-80–162

22. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *83-79–162

26. Jordan Bobb, Rockville, MD *80-83–163

27. Peter King, Bethesda, MD *83-81–164

27. Phillip Held, Lafayette Hill, PA *85-79–164

29. Justin Gorton, Bethesda, MD *84-82–166

30. Isaac Wood, Hollidaysburg, PA *85-82–167

31. Jordan Tasaka-Maunupau, Fairfax, VA *83-85–168

32. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *85-84–169

32. Justin Donawa, Baltimore, MD *89-80–169

34. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *88-84–172

35. Clark Thomas, Oakton, VA *89-84–173

36. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *91-94–185

37. Pat Murphy, Summit, NJ *99-98–197

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA

Girls Division- White Tees, 5,881 yards, Par 71

1. Caroline DeLoach, Fairfax, VA *86-80–166

2. Johnni Parlett, Owings, MD *86-83–169

3. Skylar Sload, Ashburn, VA *90-82–172

DID NOT FINISH

WD. Aneka Seumanutafa, Frederick, MD *75-0–75

Boys 14 and Under Division- Gold Tees, 6,172 yards, Par 71

 

1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *70-74–144

2. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD *74-76–150

3. John Updike, Wayne, PA *80-71–151

4. Trent Geritz, Towson, MD *76-76–152

5. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *78-78–156

6. Christopher Lee, New Market, MD *78-81–159

7. Austin Steckler, Glen Arm, MD *80-80–160

7. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *81-79–160

9. Brandon Wilson, Perry Hall, MD *82-80–162

10. Aj Aivazoglou, Glen Mills, PA *88-81–169

10. Noah Siman, Rockville, MD *83-86–169

12. S. Dean Satouri, Chantilly, VA *91-79–170

13. Daniel Schindler, Pittsford, NY *89-82–171

14. Drew Rubinstein, North Potomac, MD *116-103–219

 

 

 

Okada, Simpson featured in IJGT Photos of the Week (May 14, 2015)

Northeast Tour

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Hershey, Pa., to host the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club on May 9-10, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, a photo of Towson, Md., native Charlotte Simpson was selected as the IJGT Northeast Tour’s Photo of the Week.

Charlotte Simpson edited

Simpson shot 82 on both days to finish with a 164 tournament total, good for the Girls Division title. The victory was Simpson’s first on the IJGT. She tied for third in April’s Major Championship at Bulle Rock.

Southeast Tour

The IJGT Southeast Tour traveled down to Florida to host the BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista on May 9-10, 2015. Juniors competed in warm and sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, a photo of Tokyo, Japan, native Daiki Okada was selected as the IJGT Southeast Tour’s Photo of the Week.

Daiki Okada edited

Okada recorded a 163 tournament total to tie for 26th place in the Boys 15-19 Division. He carded five birdies during the tournament. This is Okada’s fourth season competing on the IJGT.

Congratulations to Simpson and Okada for 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

IJGT ELITE: Fowler wins The Players Championship

EliteShieldTemplate_NobackgroundIJGT ELITE News

May 6-12, 2015

IJGT alum Rickie Fowler has been the talk of the golf world since winning The Players Championship via sudden-death playoff on Sunday. Fowler was 1-over through 12 holes in the final round before shooting 6-under on the final six holes. He became the first player ever to shoot 5-under (he made three birdies and an eagle) on the final four holes at The Players. Seven players have finished the stretch 4-under. Fowler also became the first player to birdie hole No. 17 three times in one day. Fowler’s mom, sister and girlfriend were all in attendance to watch his Mother’s Day win. Read more about it here.

Shanshan Feng won the Ladies European Tour’s Buick Championship in Shanghai, posting a 17-under 271 tournament total at Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club. Read more about her victory here.

Derek Bard (Virginia) was named to the All-ACC team. He won the U.S. Collegiate title in October and ranks eighth in the ACC in stroke average (70.91).

Brynn Walker, who finished second in April’s Architects Cup, and Madelein Herr advanced to the USGA Women’s Four-Ball semifinals.

Matt Barto (Gannon) will be competing as an individual in the NCAA DII Men’s Golf Championships. He will play in the Atlantic/East regional at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio, hosted by the Mountain East Conference.

Brandon Matthews (Temple) was featured in a story on the local news in Philadelphia. You can watch the segment here.

Four IJGT members carded holes-in-one over the past two weeks, three in IJGT tournaments! Tom McLaughlin and Matthew Dzialga both had aces during last weekend’s IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club. McLaughlin’s came on the par-3 16th hole and Dzialga’s came on the par-3 second hole. Betty Horaney carded a hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole at Golden Bear during the previous weekend’s Junior World Qualifier. Earlier this week, Peter Bradbeer made a hole-in-one during practice while preparing for the Friends School League Championship.

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

Decahthipat, Wren among IJGT Players of the Week

Southeast Tour

The IJGT Southeast Tour traveled to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to host the BGGA Orlando Open on May 9-10, 2015. Juniors competed in warm and sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT Southeast Tour is pleased to name Mai Decahthipat of Bangkok, Thailand, and Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va., as IJGT Players of the Week.

Mai Decahthipat

Decahthipat knocked eight strokes off her round one 80 to card an even-par 72 in round two. She had five birdies in the second round including back-to-back birdies on the par-4 11th and par-3 12th holes. Her 152 tournament total was good for ninth in the Girls Division.

Trey Wren

Wren bounced back from his first round 80 to shoot a 2-under 70 in the second round. Wren started round two on the 10th hole and finished his front nine with a 2-over 38. He started his front nine strong with birdies on the par-5 first and par-3 second holes. He made par or better on holes No. 1 through 9 including an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole. He finished his back nine with a 4-under 32. His 150 tournament total landed him in a tie for 10th in the Boys 15-19 Division.

Northeast Tour

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Hershey, Pa., to host the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club on May 9-10, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT Northeast Tour is proud to name Peter Bradbeer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Christine Shao of Green Brook, N.J., as IJGT Players of the Week.

Peter Bradbeer

Bradbeer shaved 17 strokes off his round one 87 to card a 1-under 70 in round two, good enough to earn the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. All of Bradbeer’s three birdies came in the second round. He birdied the par-5 first, par-4 fifth and par-4 15th holes. His 157 tournament total landed him in sixth place in the Boys 15-19 Division.

Chrisine Shao

Shao improved on her round one 90 by 11 strokes to shoot 79 in round two. She finished the tournament in a tie for fourth in the Girls Division with a 169 two-day total. She birdied the par-4 fifth hole in both rounds.

Congratulations to Mai Decahthipat, Trey Wren, Peter Bradbeer and Christine Shao on being named the IJGT Players of the Week!

 

BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista GC – Final Results (May 10, 2015)

Orlando Open final feat image

Stokes finishes with an 8-under 136 to win Boys 15-19 Division

Yamamoto dominates Girls Division

 The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Southeast Tour traveled to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to host the BGGA Orlando Open on May 9-10, 2015. Juniors competed in warm and sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.  

Jason StokesJason Stokes (left) of Channel Islands, Jersey, made par or better on every hole in the first round to record a 5-under 67 and give himself a two-stroke lead heading into the final round. He finished under par again in the second round, carding a 3-under 69 to finish with an 8-under 136 tournament total and the Boys 15-19 Division title.

“It feels good,” Stokes said after his victory. “It’s my last tournament in America, so it’s good to leave with a win.”

Stokes carded nine birdies during the weekend to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award, the award presented to the juniors to card the most birdies in each division. Two of his birdies came on the par-4 third hole. Stokes found particular success on the front nine in general, carding 3-under 33s on the front in both rounds.

Tsukasa Kimishima of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., finished second with a 5-under 139 tournament total. He made par or better on every hole on the back nine in round one. Tiger Lee, also of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., rounded out the Boys 15-19 Division, finishing third with a 3-under 141 tournament total. Lee finished the tournament strong making par or better on holes No. 1 through 9—his back nine because he began on hole No. 10—in round two.

Fourth-place finisher Frederic Ruess of Hamburg, Germany, earned 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, with a 4-under 68 in the second round.

Mami YamamotoMami Yamamoto (left) of Tokyo, Japan, built off her round one 2-under 70 to card a 5-under 67 in the second round. She finished with a 7-under 137 tournament total to win the Girls Division by five strokes.

“I only missed one green yesterday, so I could have played better if I made more putts,” Yamamoto said, recapping her victory. “My goal today was to make more putts and it worked.”

In addition to the Girls Division title, Yamamoto also walked away with the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award and the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award for her nine birdies.

Karen Miyamoto of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., finished second with a 2-under 142 tournament total. Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., carded a 1-over 145 two-day total to finish third.

 

Tristan GalantTristan Galant (left) of Cape Town, South Africa, came from behind to win the Boys 14 & Under Division. Galant bounced back from a 5-over 77 in the first round to card an even-par 72 in round two.

“It feels great,” Galant said when asked about his victory. “It takes hard work to become a champion like this…I’m very proud of myself and I’d like to thank everyone who supported me.”

Galant carded eight birdies during the tournament to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award for his division.

Marc Sabria of Barcelona, Spain, recorded a 152 tournament total to finish second. Lake Worth, Fla., native Tyler Stachkunas finished third with a 161 two-day total.

The IJGT will conclude its spring season with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club on May 23-25, 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.

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Final Results of the BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista on May 9-10, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,709 yards Par 72 (72.1/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,213 yards, Par 72 (69.8/129). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,960 yards, Par 72 (74.1/128).

BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

May 9-10, 2015

 

Boys 15-19 Division – (Blue Tees), 6,709 yards, Par-72

1. Jason Stokes, Channel Islands, Jersey *67-69–136

2. Tsukasa Kimishima, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *69-70–139

3. Tiger Lee, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *69-72–141

4. Frederic Ruess, Hamburg, Germany *74-68–142

5. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *72-74–146

5. Gianfranco Morassutti, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *71-75–146

7. Kanata Irei, Okinawa-shi, Japan *72-75–147

8. Lucas Echeverri, Medellin, Colombia *73-75–148

9. Masato Yoshitsugu, Aichi, Japan *72-77–149

10. Trey Wren, Suffolk, VA *80-70–150

10. Tyler Dierwechter, Oldsmar, FL *77-73–150

12. Mathias Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark *77-74–151

13. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *77-75–152

13. David Hanes, Elma, NY *73-79–152

13. Cameron Clair, Bluffton, SC *76-76–152

16. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *72-81–153

17. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *78-76–154

18. Aaron Terrazas, Veracruz, Mexico *77-78–155

19. Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin, Bangkok, Thailand *78-78–156

19. Jaydon Pang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *77-79–156

21. Lee Hammerschmidt, Armonk, NY *79-78–157

21. Johnny Peck, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *77-80–157

23. Yuhan Yan, Shanghai, China *79-80–159

24. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *79-82–161

24. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *77-84–161

26. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *82-81–163

26. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan *80-83–163

26. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *79-84–163

26. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *78-85–163

30. Jasper Lee, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *86-79–165

31. Karan Bhasin, New Delhi, India *88-78–166

32. Mao Hirota, Nagoya, Japan, *87-80–167

32. Jordi Sabria, Barcelona, Spain *83-84–167

32. Matias Nelson, Oklahoma City, OK *83-84–167

32. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan *92-75–167

36. Liam Kent, Portage, Canada *84-85–169

36. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA,*81-88–169

38. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *81-89–170

39. Karan Arjun, Bangalore, India *85-87–172

40. Paul Gostner, Bolzano, Italy *83-90–173

41. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *91-84–175

42. Jeremy McRorie, Portage la Prairie, Canada *91-90–181

43. David Yang, Taipei, Taiwan *88-94–182

44. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *99-97–196

45. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *91-108–199

46. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *108-106–214

 

DID NOT FINISH

Philip Chen, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *77-WD

 

Boys 14 & Under Division – (White Tees), 6,213 yards, Par-72

1. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *77-72–149

2. Marc Sabria, Barcelona, Spain *74-78–152

3. Tyler Stachkunas, Lake Worth, FL *79-82–161

4. Tomas Molina, Manizales, Colombia *85-77–162

5. Will Whittaker, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *84-80–164

6. Johnny Wright, Orlando, FL *85-87–172

 

Girls Division – (Gold Tees), 5,960 yards, Par 72

1. Mami Yamamoto, Tokyo, Japan *70-67–137

2. Karen Miyamoto, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *73-69–142

3. Kelly Whaley, Farmington, CT *74-71–145

4. Warissara Puangcharoen, Chonburi, Thailand *76-71–147

5. Bunyaporn Zeng, Bangkok, Thailand *73-75–148

6. Chomchana Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *74-76–150

6. Wenyan Ma, Windermere, FL *73-77–150

8. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *73-78–151

9. Mai Decahthipat, Bangkok, Thailand *80-72–152

10. Sera Tadokoro, Osaka, Japan *83-70–153

10. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *75-78–153

12. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *76-80–156

12. Lita Huber, Montevideo, Uruguay *75-81–156

14. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *80-77–157

15. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *78-81–159

16. Yeji Ahn, Changwon-City, South Korea *86-78–164

16. Siyan Chen, Hanzhou City, China *78-86–164

18. Ammy Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *82-86–168

19. Martina Gerbel, Bratislava, Slovakia *90-90–180

20. Claire Jeon, Yong-In, South Korea *88-93–181

 

DID NOT FINISH

Chloe Kim, Pasadena, CA *82-WD

Rhea Bhagia, Charlotte, NC *83-WD

 

 

IJGA Junior Open at Hershey CC – Final Results (May 10, 2015)

Jones wins three-hole playoff

Simpson wins Girls Division

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Hershey, Pa., to host the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club on May 9-10, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.  

Michael Jones of Potomac, Md., and Quinn Dolan of Broomall, Pa., were tied for the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division with scores of 151 after 36 holes. The duo both made par on the first two playoff holes. Finally, on the third playoff hole, Jones got up-and-down from the rough to save par and win the tournament.

“I’m very excited to win,” Jones said after the tournament. “I think I played well this weekend.”

Dolan finished in second and Mark Goetz of Irwin, Pa., finished third with a 153 tournament total. Dolan’s second round even-par 71 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior to card the lowest score in the final round of an event.

Kaleb Smith of Mansfield, Ohio, earned the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award, the award presented to the junior to card the most birdies in each division, with six birdies.

In the Girls Division, Charlotte Simpson of Towson, Md., walked away with the title. She shot 82 on both days to finish with a 164 tournament total.

“It was awesome to come out here for my fourth tournament and get a win,” she said after her victory. “I’m very excited.”

Audrey Clawson of Sarver, Pa., carded a 166 tournament total to finish second. East Setauket, N.Y., native Danielle Green finished one stroke behind Clawson with a 167 two-day total, good for third in the Girls Division.

Christine Shao of Green Brook, N.J., who tied for fourth, earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls with a second-round 79. Rebecca Markunas carded three birdies to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award for the Girls Division.

John Updike of Wayne, Pa., earned his second consecutive victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division after winning The Architects Cup last month. His 153 tournament total gave him a three-stroke lead in his division. He carded three birdies and one eagle during the event. “The course was in great shape and it was a great weekend,” Updike said after his victory.

Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., finished second with a 156 two-day total. Berwyn, Pa., native Billy Civitella, Jr. finished a single stroke behind Halleron carding a 157 tournament total to finish third.

Newtown Square, Pa., native Jake Calamaro, who finished in a tie for fifth, won the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award by carding a division-high four birdies during the tournament.

NOTES: Tom McLaughlin of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Matthew Dzialga of Greenwich, Conn., both carded holes-in-one during the tournament! McLaughlin’s came on the par-3 16th hole in round one and Dzialga’s came on the par-3 second hole in round two.

The IJGT will conclude its spring season with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club on May 24-26, 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.

 

Hershey, PA – Final Results of the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey CC on May 9-10, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,782 yards Par 71 (71.9/132). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,239 yards, Par 71 (70.1/128). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,880 yards, Par 71 (74.0/129).

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGA Junior Open

Hershey, PA

May 9-10, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,782 yards, Par 12

1. x-Michael Jones, Potomac, MD *76-75–151

2. Quinn Dolan, Broomall, PA *80-71–151

3. Mark Goetz, Irwin, PA *79-74–153

4. Kyle Vance, Audubon, PA *79-76–155

4. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *73-82–155

6. Peter Bradbeer, Philidelphia, PA *87-70–157

7. Kaleb Smith, Mansfield, OH *80-78–158

7. Jack Melville, Maple Glen, PA *80-78–158

9. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *81-78–159

9. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *81-78–159

11. Jason Li, Sewickley, PA *81-79–160

11. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *81-79–160

11. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *78-82–160

14. Jack Katarincic, Pittsburgh, PA *84-77–161

14. Declan Hickton, Pittsburgh, PA *80-81–161

16. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *82-80–162

16. Will Ford, Reisterstown, MD *81-81–162

16. Brendan Haselton, Sayville, NY *80-82–162

16. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *80-82–162

20. Zachary Ford, Cochranton, PA *77-86–163

21. Benjamin Morris, Reisterstown, MD *83-81–164

21. Tom McLaughlin, West Des Moines, IA *81-83–164

21. Max Harrington, Emmaus, PA *81-83–164

24. Jack Rolle, Bethesda, MD *83-82–165

24. Matt Smith, Yorklyn, DE *85-80–165

26. Eric Carlidge, Ambler, PA *84-82–166

26. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *82-84–166

26. David Goldstein, Roslyn Heights, NY *88-78–166

26. Alex Butler, East Norriton, PA *78-88–166

30. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *87-80–167

30. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA *87-80–167

32. David Kim, Dresher, PA *82-86–168

32. J.T. Kuchnicki, Pittsburgh, PA *89-79–168

32. Nick Franki, Waynesboro, PA *87-81–168

32. Alec Kerr, Broomall, PA *88-80–168

32. Teddy Lewis, Old Westbury, NY *86-82–168

32. Nick Rentsch, Leesburg, VA *86-82–168

32. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *87-81–168

32. Alexander Baracchini, San Diego, CA *85-83–168

40. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *84-85–169

40. Patrick McCall, Elizabeth, PA *82-87–169

42. Will Swirski, Fairfax, VA *83-87–170

42. Andrew Friend, Pittsburgh, PA *83-87–170

44. Robert Falconer, Mechanicsburg, PA *87-84–171

44. Cory Haldeman, Center Valley, PA *86-85–171

44. Peter King, Bethesda, MD *86-85–171

47. David Mrazik, Wexford, PA *84-88–172

47. Drew Harris, Oakdale, PA *88-84–172

49. Cory Meyer, Bordentown, NJ *89-84–173

50. Jon Petrin, Cicero, NY *88-86–174

50. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *85-89–174

52. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *92-83–175

52. Troy Thierolf, Doylestown, PA *92-83–175

52. Mj Bricker, York, PA *88-87–175

52. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *87-88–175

56. Will Lusk, Venetia, PA *89-87–176

57. Ethan Murphy, Mechanicsburg, PA *94-83–177

58. Dylan Karofsky, Purchase, NY *92-86–178

58. Connor Wasson, Presto, PA *88-90–178

60. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *94-85–179

61. Cole Wasson, Presto, PA *97-83–180

62. Kyle Jones, Frederick, MD *95-86–181

62. Phillip Held, Lafayette Hill, PA *91-90–181

64. Thomas Lakata, Fogelsville, PA *99-83–182

65. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *93-90–183

65. Casey Lyons, Medford Lakes, NJ *93-90–183

65. Danny Goetze, Cornwall on Hudson, NY *93-90–183

68. Matt McCord, Titusville, PA *95-89–184

69. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *98-89–187

70. Nick Wert, Bryn Mawr, PA *98-91–189

71. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *99-94–193

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

DQ. Anthony Barr, Harleysville, PA (Rule 15-3b)

JWD. Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,239 yards, Par 71

 

1. John Updike, Wayne, PA *76-77–153

2. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *81-75–156

3. Billy Civitella, Jr., Berwyn, PA *80-77–157

4. Evan Greenplate, Hilton Head Island, SC *80-78–158

5. Simon Markowitz, New York, NY *85-78–163

5. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *81-82–163

5. Jake Calamaro, Newtown Square, PA *82-81–163

8. Matthew Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *87-78–165

8. Max Kenney, Rye, NY *82-83–165

8. Jon Nolan Perry, Berwyn, PA *77-88–165

11. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *83-84–167

11. Kyle Gardner, Rye, NY *84-83–167

13. Luke Tercek, Johnstown, PA *86-86–172

13. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *91-81–172

15. S. Dean Satouri, Chantilly, VA *85-88–173

16. Francis Gregor, North Wales, PA *91-87–178

17. Archie Filshill, Huntingdon Valley, PA *90-94–184

17. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *94-90–184

19. Junyoung Lee, York, PA *97-91–188

19. Matthew Lucy, North Andover, MA *92-96–188

21. Chaim Yi, Rye, NY *100-91–191

 

Girls Division- White Tees, 5,880 yards, Par 71

 

1. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *82-82–164

2. Audrey Clawson, Sarver, PA *84-82–166

3. Danielle Greene, East Setauket, NY *86-81–167

4. Christine Shao, Green Brook, NJ *90-79–169

4. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *85-84–169

6. Skylar Frankiewicz, Concord, MA *88-82–170

7. Julianne Lee, York, PA *87-84–171

8. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *86-86–172

9. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *89-84–173

10. Rebecca Markunas, Glendale, NY *88-87–175

11. Siena Ferrick, Vienna, VA *91-85–176

11. Rylie Heflin, Avondale, PA *91-85–176

13. Meghan Fahey, Villanova, PA *84-93–177

14. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *85-93–178

15. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *89-90–179

15. Caroline Wrigley, Wexford, PA *88-91–179

15. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA *91-88–179

18. Emily Gilbert, Gilbertsville, PA *96-84–180

19. Caroline DeLoach, Fairfax, VA *89-93–182

19. Skylar Sload, Ashburn, VA *98-84–182

21. Synclaire Kuhn, McMurray, PA *92-94–186

22. Micaela Crines, Wall, NJ *96-91–187

23. Kendel Abrams, Pennsylvania, USA *93-95–188

24. Brooke Hilden, Venetia, PA *95-95–190

25. Katie Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *100-91–191

26. Cass Gavaghan, Ambler, PA *94-100–194

27. Olivia Raihl, Wernersville, PA *102-97–199

28. Gianna Ward, Collegeville, PA *103-109–212

29. Lilly Yang, West Chester, PA *104-111–215

30. Emmy Sammons, Rye, NY *118-102–220

31. Caitie Valmas, Allenwood, NJ *113-116–229

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

JWD. Brynn Lohr, Fairport, NY

 

IJGA Junior Open at Hershey CC – Round one recap (May 9, 2015)

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Hershey, Pa., to host the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey CC. Juniors teed off beginning at 1:30 p.m. for round one of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers:

Matthew Pulgini of Middletown, Del., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

73- His 2-over score to lead the division

3 – He currently has a three stroke lead

4 – He carded four birdies during the first round

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

John Updike of Wayne, Pa., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

76 – His 5-over score to carry the lead

1 – He leads by a single stroke

1 – He carded the division’s only eagle, which came on the par-5 sixth hole

Charlotte Simpson of Towson, Md., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

82 – Her round one score to lead the division

2 – She currently has a two-stroke lead

1 – Her lone birdie came on the par-4 seventh hole

The second round of the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey will take place tomorrow, May 10, 2015, with tee times beginning at 8:15 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.