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Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay – Round one recap (April 4, 2015)

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Somers Point, N.J., to host the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club. Juniors teed off in windy conditions beginning at 12 p.m. for round one of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Anina Ku of Basking Ridge, N.J., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

9 – She leads the division by nine strokes

3 – Her three birdies in the first round pace the division

2 – She carded back-to-back birdies on the par-3 16th and par-4 17th holes

79 – Her opening round 79 was the best score in the field

Sebastian Naibaho of Yonkers, N.Y., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

1 – He leads the division by a single stroke

81 – His round one score to earn the lead

1 – His lone birdie came on the par-4 eighth hole

Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

2 – He leads the division by two strokes

1 – He carded the division’s sole birdie on the par-5 sixth hole

4.5 – His average on par-5s

The second round of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay will take place tomorrow, April 5, 2015, with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. View the updated leaderboard here on IJGT.com or in the IJGT app.  Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

Photo of the Week – May 22nd, 2014

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – The IJGT traveled to Greate Bay Country Club to host the Jersey Shootout on May 17-18, 2014. The weather for the contest reached into the 70s creating ideal golf conditions during both rounds of the tournament. This week’s Photo of the Week features (left to right) Evan Brown, Jonathan Solimano, Haley Goodling, & Dylan Stein.

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While Solimano took third place in the Boys 15-19 Division, Brown, Goodling, & Stein all finished in first place of their respective divisions. Stein won in dramatic fashion winning in a one hole playoff. Stein’s numbers for the weekend were 76-72—148. Goodling took home her first IJGT championship in her first IJGT event of the season. She totaled 14 pars and one birdie throughout the weekend. Goodling posted scores of 80-84–164 to win her division. In the Boys 14 & Under division, Brown took home his second IJGT championship of the season. Brown grabbed the lead early in this event and never looked back. He carded 12 pars during both round one and two. His weekend numbers were 77-79–156.

The Photo of the Week is decided by our fans and followers so don’t forget that your feedback counts. In the week following a tournament, keep an eye on the IJGT Facebook page for photos from the Event. Each photo will received 1 point for a ‘Like’, 2 points for a ‘Comment’ and 3 points for ‘Shares’ so let us know what you think!

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC – Final results

Stein’s experience pays off in playoff

Brown earns second win of the season 

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – The IJG) traveled to Greate Bay Country Club to host the Jersey Shootout on May 17-18, 2014. The weather for the contest reached into the 70s creating ideal golf conditions during both rounds of the tournament. Representing four different states, the field of junior golfers came out to compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

SteinIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Dylan Stein of Flemington, N.J., won his division in a one-hole playoff. Stein headed into the final round trailing the leader by three strokes. Determined, Stein shot a 2-over-par score of 72 in the final round to force a playoff with Michael Lamond, of West Chester, Pa. Stein’s score of 72 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament. Stein made two birdies and added three pars in his final five holes. After taking second place in a playoff at the Hershey Classic, Stein used his experience to his advantage. His par during the playoff hole earned him his first IJGT championship of the season. His numbers for the weekend were 76-72—148.

Stein described what was going through his mind, Stein stated, “Going into the playoff I just felt if I played as well as I could then I’d come away with the win”

Lamond finished in second place after the playoff with scores of 73-75—148. Jonathan Solimano, of Montvale, N.J., took third place with scores of 76-76—152.

 

GoodlingIn the Girls Division, Haley Goodling of Manheim, Pa., won her first IJGT Championship this season with scores of 80-84–164. She made an impressive birdie on the par-4 hole number 12, the number two handicapped hole, in round one. Throughout 36 holes, Goodling totaled 14 pars and 17 bogeys. The fast greens at Greate Bay Country Club played to her advantage, allowing her to score well. This was Goodling’s first IJGT event of the season as well as her first IJGT Championship.

When asked about her mindset headed into the final round with the division lead, Goodling replied, “I just wanted to play well. I wasn’t really worried about anyone else. I just wanted to focus on my own game and myself, and do as well as I could.”

There was a tie for second place between Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., and Jessie Kweon of Little Neck, N.Y. Bookholdt posted scores of 86-79—165. Her score of 79 won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division. Kweon posted scores of 81-84—165.

 

BrownIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., won his division with scores of 77-79–156. With this win, Brown earns his second IJGT Championship this season. Brown made no birdies all weekend, but made up for it with the amount of pars made. He made 12 pars in round one. With the division lead in hand, headed into the final round, Brown added 12 pars during the final round, including a streak of par on holes 8-12. Brown won his division by seven strokes.

When asked about how it  feels to win multiple events this season, Brown commented, “It feels great. It is my first two-win season ever. I’m looking forward to [Tournament of Champions] next week, this is a great confidence booster going into next week.”

Will Klein of Bethesda, Md., finished in second place posting scores of 79-84–163. In third place, was Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., who posted scores of 85-83—168.

 

The IJGT’s next event will be the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – Final-round results of the IJGT Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 18, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,682 yards, Par 70 (70.8/128) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,114 yards, Par 70 (68.5/123) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,802 yards, Par 70 (69.9/128)

Weather:

Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC – Round one recap

It was a great day at Greate Bay CC as round one of the Jersey Shootout took place. Temperatures were in the high 60s making it a perfect day to be on the golf course. IJGT Merit Points and national rankings were at stake, as well as an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.  In review, divisional leaders’ rounds in numbers are below.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Michael Lamond of West Chester, Pa., is leading. His round in numbers:

2 – total number of birdies during round one

34 – Lamond’s 1-under-par score on the back nine

3 – his third IJGT event this season

73 – his 3-over-par score after round one

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., currently leads the division. His round in numbers:

12 – total number of pars during round one

E – even on all for of the par-3 holes

2 – two stroke lead in the division

1 – Brown has one first place finish this season at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National 

Haley Goodling of Manheim, Pa., is the Girls Division leader after round one. Her round in numbers:

10 – 10-over-par score of 80 after round one

1 – one birdie on the par-4 hole number 12

1 – first IJGT event this season

2 – two players are within one stroke of Goodling’s lead

 

For full round one results of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CCclick here.

For round two pairings of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CCclick here.

Round two will be on Sunday, May 18, 2014 with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC as the tournament continues.

 

Stein, Bookholdt, & Pongrac highlighted in Players to Watch at the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club

The final stop of IJGT’s northeast tour will be the #JerseyShootout at Greate Bay Country Club in New Jersey. This event will be held on May 17-18, 2014 and consist of two 18-hole rounds on Saturday and Sunday. Junior golfers will be competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

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Located in Somers Point, N.J., Greate Bay was designed by the legendary Scotsman, Willie Park, Jr., in 1932. The course features a traditional links-style layout and is a sight to be seen. Breezes coming from the bay, a variety of hazards, small greens, and elevation changes provide a challenge for even the best golfers. It remains true to it’s Scottish character and is very difficult, but rewarding at the same time. This IJGT Event will not disappoint.

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Greate Bay Country Club is located on 169 acres overlooking Great Egg Harbor Bay in Somers Point

On the Players to Watch list for this event, look for Dylan Stein of Flemington, N.J., in the Boys 15-19 Division. Stein is a strong competitor and hopes to take home his first IJGT championship. His best finish this season was fifth place in the The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club. Other players to watch include Somers Pointe, N.J. native Mark Benevento, Leonard Lee of Wycoff, N.J. and Tommy Hayes of Long Valley, N.J.

In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., will attend Greate Bay to compete for first place. Bookholdt has two top-10 finishes this season, her best being a tied for third finish at The Final Challenge at Hershey LinksEmily Gilbert of Gilbertsville,Pa., Rylie Heflin of Avondale, Pa., and Aine Filler of Moorsetown, N.J. round out the players to watch in the Girls Division.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., will be in attendance looking to take home his second IJGT championship of the season. Pongrac has four top-10 finishes in all four of his events. His best finish to date was first place at the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate CC. The other players to watch at Greate Bay include Kenny Nixon of Rye, N.Y., and Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md.

To register or for more information on the #JerseyShootout at Greate Bay CC, click here.