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IJGT ELITE: Fowler wins The Players Championship

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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.

BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista – Round one recap (May 9, 2015)

The IJGT Southeast Tour traveled to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to host the BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista. Juniors teed off in warm and sunny conditions beginning at 11:30 a.m. for round one of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Jason Stokes of Channel Islands, Jersey, leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

67 – His 5-under round one score to carry the lead

18 – He made par or better on all 18 holes

2 – He leads the division by two strokes

5 – He carded five birdies during the round

Mami Yamamoto of Tokyo, Japan, leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

70 – Her 2-under score to lead the division

9 – She made par or better on every hole on the back nine

3 – She currently has a three-stroke lead

4.5 – Her average on par-5s

Marc Sabria of Barcelona, Spain leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

74 – His 2-over round one score

3 – He leads the division by three strokes

2 – His two birdies came on the par-4 third and 11th holes

The second round of the BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista will take place tomorrow, May 10, 2015, with tee times beginning at 7:30 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.

IJGT Photos of the Week – May 7, 2015

Northeast Tour

Last weekend, May 2-3, 2015, the IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the International Junior Masters and North American Junior Amateur during the two-day, 36-hole event.

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Following the tournament, a photo of all of the winners was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week for the Northeast Tour.

Southeast Tour

The IJGT Southeast Tour remained local to host the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors played in warm and sunny, picture-perfect conditions during the two-day, 36-hole event. They were competing for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the IMG Academy Junior World Championships and the North American Junior Amateur.

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Following the tournament, a photo of Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China, was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week for the Southeast Tour. Chee carded an even-par 72 in the first round to tie for the early lead. She recorded a 4-over 76 in round two to finish with a 148 tournament total, good for second place in the Girls Division. Chee made par or better on every hole but one on the back nine in the first round. She had three birdies in round one on the par-5 second and ninth holes and par-4 10th hole.

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

Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Tour Preview

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The IJGT’s biggest, most exciting event of the season, the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, will be held on May 23-25, 2015, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Juniors will compete for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and bragging rights during the three-day, 54-hole event.

Additionally, the Tournament of Champions offers exemptions into a variety of first-class events. The Boys 15-19 Division champion will be invited to the Players Amateur, the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, the International Junior Masters, the North American Junior Amateur and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Beth Daniel Junior Azalea. The runner-up in the Boys 15-19 Division will also receive an exemption to the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea.

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The top-scoring individual in the Girls Division will be invited to the North American Junior Amateur, the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur Championship and the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea. The runner-up in the Girls Division will also receive an exemption to the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea.

The event will begin with a welcome reception for the players and their families. On Sunday evening, the IJGT will announce the All-IJGT Team and Player of the Year for each division during the Night of Champions. Following the final round on Monday, there will be a special TOC Awards Ceremony. Everyone who registers for the Tournament of Champions will also receive a ticket to Universal Studios, ensuring they can have fun both at the park and on the course!

During the tournament, juniors will have the opportunity to play the North & East Nines and the New Course. Unlike other Orlando courses, the North and East Nines test accuracy as opposed to strength and distance. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the North (and South) Nines were opened in 1984 and the East Nine was opened two years later in 1986.

Also designed by Nicklaus, the New Course features challenging bunkers and steep slopes. The course pays homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. The links-style course features double greens, a winding creek and stone bridges. The New Course doesn’t use many bodies of water or clusters of trees to challenge golfers, but it does include 150 pot bunkers, some as deep as 12 feet!

Naturally, the Tournament of Champions features the winners from many IJGT tournament throughout the season. Below is a list of champions from the past season who are competing in this year’s event.

Boys 15-19 Division

Conor Byrne of Dublin, Ireland — IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National and IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall

Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan — Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear

Santiago Diaz of Merida, Mexico — Savannah Junior at The Landings and Carolina Classic at Colleton River

Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan — IJGT College Series at NC State, Major Championship at Dormie Club and the IJGA Invitational. Go was just named the IJGT Player of the Year in the Boys 15-19 Division. He tied for 11th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India — IJGT Oldfield Junior. Jain finished 10th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Michael Jones of Potomac, Md. — IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club

Douglas Kulikowski of Pittsford, N.Y. — College Series at Penn State University

Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan — IJGT Junior at Colleton River and IJGT Lowcountry Open at Oldfield. He tied for 14th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Benjamin Morris of Reisterstown, Md. — Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin

Paul Terminello of White Plains, N.Y. — IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay

Dominic Wagner of Alexandria, Va. — IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill Golf Club

Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va. —  Lowcountry Junior at Wexford Plantation. He tied for 25th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. He will be playing college golf at Temple University next year.

Ryoto Furuya of Alpharetta, Ga., won the Boys 15-19 Division of last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions

Girls Division

Kate Evanko of West Chester, Pa. — IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India — IJGT Junior at Colleton River, Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor and IJGT Oldfield Junior

Holly McCann of Raleigh, N.C. — IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall

Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan — IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall, Savannah Junior at The Landings and the IJGA Invitational. She finished 10th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y. — The Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club and IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay

Boys 14 & Under Division

TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y. — The Architects Cup Presented by the IJGA and St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club

Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa. — Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin

Tristan Galant of Cape Town, South Africa — BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista

Evan Greenplate of Hilton Head Island, S.C. — College Series at Penn State University and IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes

Bronson Myers of Columbia, S.C. — Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear

Mikee Ordona of Upland, Calif. — Arizona Open at Wigwam. This will be his fifth consecutive Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions; he finished 16th in last year’s event.

Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C. — IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National

Luke Sample of New York, N.Y. — IJGT Jersey Open at Buena Vista Country Club and Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club

During the tournament, follow the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT for live updates. You can find tee times and view the leaderboard here on the IJGT website or by downloading the IJGT app on your phone or tablet.

IJGT ELITE: May 6, 2015

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April 29-May 5, 2015

The NCAA DI Men’s Golf Regional Championships selections were announced on the Golf Channel on Monday, May 4, 2015. To see the full list, click here. The IJGT is proud to have a number of alums competing in the six 54-hole regional tournaments to be held May 14-16. The winners from the regional championships will advance to the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3. Below is a list of IJGT ELITE members selected to participate as individuals in the regional championships.

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Hosted by UNC Chapel Hill

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina)

Trey Rule (Mercer)

Isaiah Logue (Liberty)

The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Sante Fe, California

Hosted by the University of San Diego

George Cunningham (Arizona)

Gold Mountain Golf Club — Bremerton, Washington

Hosted by the University of Washington

Alex Franklin (Oregon State)

Jordan Rodgers (Brigham Young)

The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut

Hosted by Yale University

Brandon Matthews (Temple)

Kevin Kramarski (Iona)

Marika Liu (Yale) will be competing as an individual in the NCAA DI Women’s Golf Regional Championship at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The tournament, hosted by the University of Texas, San Antonio, will be held on May 7-9.

In other exciting news, the USA GOLF Federation announced on Thursday that Beau Hossler was one of four golfers chosen to represent the United States when golf debuts at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this July. A sophomore on the University of Texas golf team, Hossler won the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships. To read the rest of the announcement, and learn more about the Pan Am Games, click here.

Ben Schlottman became the first freshman in Auburn history to be named All-SEC first team! He was also named the SEC freshman of the year. To read more, click here.

John Chaney, senior captain of the Wittenberg Tigers’ men’s golf team, earned the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)’s Bob Nye Award, awarded annually to the NCAC Championship medalist. He and the Tigers earned their sixth consectutive NCAA DIII tournament berth; they will be competing at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., on May 12-15.

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

Horaney cards first ace to earn IJGT Player of the Week honors (May 5, 2015)

Southeast Tour

The IJGT Southeast Tour remained in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to host the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed in picture-perfect, warm and sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and IMG Academy Junior World Championships during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT Southeast Tour is proud to award IJGT Player of the Week honors to Betty Horaney of Longview, Texas, and Feng Chen of Beijing, China.

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Horaney carded her first career hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole during the second round of the Junior World Qualifier. She was the only junior in the Girls Division to card an eagle. She knocked 12 strokes off her round one 96 to record an 84 in the second round, good for a 180 two-day total.

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Chen shaved nine strokes off his first-round 84 to card a 3-over 75 in the second round and a 159 tournament total. He began the second round on the 10th hole and started out strong, making par on his first seven holes. His two birdies came on the par-4 first and par-5 ninth holes in the second round.

Northeast Tour

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and International Junior Masters 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 Matt Dreimiller and Brynn Lohr.

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Dreimiller shaved four strokes off his round one 78 to card a 3-over 74 in round two, good for a 152 tournament total. He finished the tournament in a three-way tie for second place. His six birdies were tied for a division-high. Dreimiller was most successful on the par-5 sixth hole, which he birdied in both rounds. He carded an even-par 35 on the front nine in the second round.

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Lohr knocked 19 strokes off her round one 128 to card a 109 in the second round. Her biggest improvement came on the front nine; she shaved 12 strokes off her front nine score between the first and second rounds. She finished with a 237 tournament total, good for eighth place in the Girls Division.

Congratulations to Betty Horaney, Feng Chen, Matt Dreimiller and Brynn Lohr on earning IJGT Player of the Week honors!