Gianelos featured in IJGT Photo of the Week – April 9, 2015

The IJGT Northeast Tour spent Easter weekend in Somers Point, N.J., where they hosted the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club on April 4-5, 2015. During the two-day, 36-hole event, juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings. The tournament also offered exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and was a qualifier for the IMG Academy Junior World Championships. Following the tournament, a photo of Nicholas Gianelos was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week.

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Gianelos carded a 167 tournament total to finish ninth in the Boys 15-19 Division of the Jersey Shootout. He made par on both par-5s in both rounds.

Congratulations to Nicholas Gianelos on being our IJGT Photo of the Week! Don’t forget–each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook Page after each event. Like, share and comment on your favorite photos and, based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will then be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

1 point – per ‘Like’

2 points – per comment (let’s keep these positive!)

3 points – per share

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay – Final Results (April 5, 2015)

Skae comes from behind to win Boys 15-19 Division

Ku wins Girls Division by 11 strokes 

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Somers Point, N.J., to host the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club on April 4-5, 2015. Strong wind gusts on Saturday created challenging but manageable playing conditions. Juniors for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Skae ARyan Skae (left) of Old Tappan, N.J., shaved 11 strokes off his round one score of 85 to card a 4-over 74 in round two, good for a 159 tournament total and a 2-stroke victory in the Boys 15-19 Division. Skae’s impressive second round also 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 the event.

Skae started the front nine strong in round two making par on the first four holes. He then opened the back nine by making par or better on the first four holes. He birdied the par-4 12th and par-5 15th holes in the second round to finish with an even-par 35 on the back nine.

Max Ting of Atherton, Calif., finished in second with a 161 tournament total. Yonkers, N.Y., native Sebastian Naibaho, who led the division after the first round, finished in third with a 163 tournament total.

Anina Ku AAnina Ku (left) of Basking Ridge, N.J. fired a 79 in the first round to lead the Girls Division by nine strokes. She carded an 83 in the second round to earn a 162 tournament total and a decisive 11-stroke victory. She also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls.

Ku carded back-to-back birdies on the par-3 16th and par-4 17th holes in round one.

Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J., finished in second with a 173 tournament total. Newcastle, Maine, native Bailey Plourde finished just one stroke behind Gianchandani with a 174 tournament total, good for third place.

Halleron AJack Halleron (left) of Timonium, Md., won the Boys 14 & Under Division by a single stroke finishing with a 171 tournament total. Halleron carded an 85 to lead the division by two strokes after the first round, but second-place finisher Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., gave Halleron a run for his money. Bennett shot an 85 in the second round, one stroke away from forcing a playoff.

Bennett ended up finishing in second with a 172 tournament total. Yorktown, N.Y. native John Del Priore rounded out the Boys 14 & Under Division finishing third with a 179 tournament total.

The IJGT Northeast Tour will continue tournament play with the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin on April 11-12, 2015.

Somers Point, NJ – Final Results of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club on April 4-5, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,682 yards Par 70 (70.8/128). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,015 yards, Par 70 (67.8/124). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,789 yards, Par 70 (66.5/122).

International Junior Golf Tour

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC

Somers Point, NJ

April 4th-5th, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees- 6,682 yards- Par 70

1. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *85-74–159

2. Max Ting, Atherton, CA *83-78–161

3. Sebastian Naibaho, Yonkers, NY *81-82–163

4. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ *86-78–164

4. Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ *86-78–164

4. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *84-80–164

7. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *82-84–166

7. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *82-84–166

9. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *83-84–167

10. Liam Powderly, Cockeysville, MD *85-86–171

11. Harry Jin, Palisades Park, NJ *85-87–172

12. Blake Reifsnyder, Sinking Spring, PA *88-85–173

13. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *91-84–175

13. Robby Coene, Fair Haven, NJ *88-87–175

13. Aidan McDermott, Pleasantville, NY *88-87–175

16. Drew Petri, New Hope, PA *93-83–176

16. William Sheedy, Washington, DC *92-84–176

16. Tommy Lewis, Doylestown, PA *89-87–176

19. George Ward, Owings Mills, MD *85-92–177

20. Nicholas Sidor, Upper Saddle River, NJ *90-88–178

21. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *93-87–180

22. Nicholas Ng, New York, NY *91-91–182

22. Dylan Karofsky, Purchase, NY *89-93–182

24. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *95-91–186

25. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *110-88–198


DQ. Alexander Halprin, Saddle River, NJ *116– (Rule 6-2)

DQ .Kyle Vance, Audubon, PA *–(Rule 6-6B)

JWD. Quinn Guzman, Souderton, PA *

JWD. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees-6,015 Yards- Par 70

1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *85-86–171

2. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *87-85–172

3. John Del Priore, Yorktown, NY *94-85–179

4. Neil Zhu, Novi, MI *95-88–183

Girls Division- White Tees- 5,789 Yards- Par 70

1. Anina Ku, Basking Ridge, NJ *79-83–162

2. Ami Gianchandani, Short Hills, NJ *89-84–173

3. Bailey Plourde, Newcastle, ME *90-84–174

4. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *90-85–175

5. Madeline Sager, Kimberton, PA *88-89–177

6. Kate Evanko, West Chester, PA *95-87–182

7. Lauren Muhlbauer, Newtown, PA *95-90–185

8. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *103-91–194

9. Kendel Abrams, New Freedom, PA *105-93–198

9. Cass Gavaghan, Ambler, PA *101-97–198

11. Gianna Ward, Collegeville, PA *112-127–239


JWD. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA, *

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 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.