It has been another week of NCAA competitions, and another week of the IJGT ELITE dominating at the collegiate level. 18 golfers posted Top-10 finishes this week in NCAA competition, with four ELITE members hoisting individual trophies this week at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, the Sacramento State Invitational, the Bruin Wave Invitational, and the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic.
At the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, Katia Joo (Boston College) scored a 4-over 220 to tie for first, roaring back from starting in ninth place on the final day of competition. Over at the Sacramento State Invitational, Lawrence Ree (Loyola Marymount) competed as an individual and scored a 4-under-par 212 to tie for the individual win. The Bruin Wave Invitational, where the IJGT ELITE was extraordinarily represented, was won by Kyung Kim (Southern Cal) after she shot a 3-under-par 213 for the tournament. And at the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic, Kevin Lee (Long Beach State) fired an 8-under-par 202 to take the individual crown.
The following golfers placed in the Top-10 in their respective NCAA tournaments or received other accolades the week of February 28 through March 7:
University of South Florida Invitiational – Dade City, FL – March 2-4, 2014
Kiawah Island Intercollegiate – Kiawah Island, SC – March 2-4, 2014
INDIVIDUAL CO-CHAMPION: Katia Joo (Boston College), Six Top-10 Finishes on IJGT
Colleton River Collegiate – Bluffton, SC – March 2-3, 2014
Jacob Stockl (Rutgers), the 2010 IJGT Champion at Hershey Country Club, finished in ninth, shooting a 5-over 221.
Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate – Harmony FL – March 3-5, 2014
Ted Brennan (Villanova), who had 11 Top-10 finishes on the IJGT, shot a 3-over 219 to tie for tenth.
Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate – Pine Mountain, GA – March 1-2, 2014
Jeff Wells (Methodist Univ.), a third-place finisher in 2008 on the IJGT at Twin Oaks, tied for third place with an even-par 144.
Cory Howard (LaGrange College), who had a Top-25 finish in 2009 on the IJGT at TPC Sawgrass, tied for ninth with a 5-over 149.
Tommy McCloskey (Berry College), a Top-20 finisher in 2011 on the IJGT at Oyster Reef, tied for ninth with a 5-over 149.
Sacramento State Invitational – Elk Grove, CA – March 3-4, 2014
INDIVIDUAL CO-CHAMPION: Lawrence Ree (Loyola Marymount, competing as individual). 4 Top-10 IJGT Finishes
Tyler Torano (Loyola Marymount), a 2007 IJGT Tournament of Champions Top-20 finisher, fired a 2-under 214 to finish tied for third.
Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational – San Jose, CA – March 3-4, 2014
Annie Freman (Santa Clara), who finished second on the IJGT in 2009 at Sycuan Resort, tied for fifth with an even-par 216.
Cassy Isagawa (Oregon), the 2008 IJGT Champion at Temecula Creek, also tied for fifth with an even-par 216.
Davidson College Invitational – March 3-4, 2014
Chris Crawford (Drexel), who had a Top-10 finish on the IJGT in 2009 at Seaview, earned a fifth place finish with his 3-over 147.
Jack Smith (Tennessee), the 2011 IJGT Major Champion at Greenbrier, finished in sixth with a 4-over 148.
Bruin Wave Invitational – Tarzana, CA – March 3-4, 2014
INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Kyung Kim (Southern Cal), IJGT Top-10 at 2006 Rancho Bernardo
Annie Park (Southern Cal), the 2006 IJGT Champion at the Architect’s Club, finished tied for second place with a 2-under 214.
Marissa Chow (Pepperdine), the 2008 IJGT Champion at The Tribute Golf Club, tied for fourth place, shooting an even-par 216.
Notable Mention: Erynne Lee (UCLA), who finished in second place in 2005 on the IJGT at The Sandpiper, scored a HOLE-IN-ONE on the the par 3, 6th hole at the host course, El Caballero Country Club!
Argent Financial Classic – Choudrant, LA – March 3-4, 2014
Jason Roets (North Texas), the 2007 IJGT Champion at TPC Sawgrass, shot a 3-over 147 to tie for ninth place.
18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic – Long Beach, CA – March 3-4, 2014
INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Kevin Lee (Long Beach State), IJGT Top-10 Finish at Twin Oaks in 2007
Hurricane Invitational – Coral Gables, FL – March 3-5, 2014
Amanda Steinhagen (Longwood Univ.), who finished second in 2007 on the IJGT at Hershey Country Club, finished tied for seventh after posting a 2-over 215.