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Class of 2016 College Signees

The International Junior Golf Tour would like to congratulate past and present tour players on signing their National Letter’s of Intent last week. Committing to college is a major accomplishment and the IJGT sends their best wishes to alumni as they continue their competitive golf careers.

Listed below are former alumni and the school they will be attending. Following are the pictures from signing day.

Adam Gray (Potomac, MD) – Rutgers University

Alex Butler (East Norriton, PA) – Drexel University

Alex Vegh (Gahanna, OH) – Austin Peay State

Ana Paula Valdes (Morelia , Mexico) – Clemson

Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore , India) – East Tennessee State University

Anthony Truong (Winter Garden, FL) – Arizona State University

Austin Matz (Wexford , PA) – University of Mary Washington

Ben Reichert (East Amherst, NY) – East Tennessee State University

Benjamin Morris (Reisterstown, MD) – College of William and Mary

Bennett Buch (West Friendship, MD) – University of Maryland

Brent Ito (Ardsley, NY) – University of Michigan

Brynn Walker (St. Davids, PA) – University of North Carolina

Colin Dubnik (Rochester , NY) – University of Memphis

Connor Daly (Bronxville , NY) – Villanova University

Connor Schmidt (Philadelphia, PA) – Drexel University

David Hanes (Elma, NY) – Canisius College

Davis Lamb (Potomac , MD) – University of Notre Dame

Dylan VanderVeer (El Dorado Hills, CA) – Saint Mary’s of California

Eric Hall (Harwood, MD) – Yale University

Eun-Won Park (Tenafly, NJ) – Univrsity of Washington

Gabrielle Correia (Central Valley, NY) – Tulane University

Grace Massengill (Hickory, NC) – Wofford College

Gunnar Doyle (Pittsford , NY) – U.S. Military Academy (Army)

Gus Minkin (York, PA) – University of Minnesota

Hannah Berman (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) – University of West Florida

Hunter Wolcott (Burns, TN) – University of Tennessee

Jack Melville (Maple Glen, PA) – University of Delaware

Jasmine Chee (Hong Kong, China) – Western Michigan University

John Felitto (Mountainside, NJ) – University of Notre Dame

Kendel Hodges (Temecula, CA) – California Baptist University

Kristin Whitehead (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) – Queens University of Charlotte

Linda Wang (Fresh Meadows , NY) – St. Johns University

Luke Schaap (Potomac, MD) – University of Virginia

Madelein Herr (New Hope, PA) – Penn State University

Maren Cipolla (Lewistown, NY) – University of Texas

Maria Vesga (Bucaramenga, Columbia) – Baylor University

Mariel Galdiano (Kapolei, HI) – University of California, Los Angeles

Melany Chong (Mississauga, Canada) – Appalachian State University

Nicholas Russell (Hilton Head , SC) – Linestone College

Peter Knade (Easton , PA) – University of Maryland

Pryce Beshoory (Pearland, Texas) – The University of Houston

R.J. Wren (Morgantown, PA) – University of Delaware

Raelyn Spears (Plymouth, MN) – Elon University

Reed Winkler (Wilmington , DE) – St. Josephs University

Reid Bedell (Fair Haven, NJ) – Lafayette College

Rij Patel (Hunt Valley, MD) – Harvard University

Ryan Skae (Stony Point, NY) – Colgate University

Ryoto Furuya (West Chapel, FL) – University of Illinois

Sean Stanistreet (Camillus , NY) – University of South Carolina Upstate

Stanley Garrant (Poughkeepsie, NY) – St. Peters University

Steven Weingroff (Upper Saddle River, NJ) – Loyola University Maryland

Synclaire Kuhn (McMurray, PA) – St. Francis University (PA)

Taisei Negishi (San Diego , CA) – University of Michigan

Thomas “Jack” Simpson (Aurora , ON) – University of Iowa

Thomas Lewis (Doylestown , PA) – Purdue University

Walker Campbell (Paget, Bermuda) – College of William and Mary

William Harwood (Columbia, SC) – Elon University

Yoo Jin Kim (Centerville, VA) – George Washington University

Zhengkai Bai (Bradenton , FL) – University of Central Florida

 

Ankita Kedlaya, East Tennessee State University

Ankita Kedlaya, East Tennessee State University

Bennett Buch, University of Maryland

Bennett Buch, University of Maryland

 

Brynn Walker, University of North Carolina

Brynn Walker, University of North Carolina

 

David Hanes, Canisius College

David Hanes, Canisius College

 

Davis Lamb, University of Notre Dame

Davis Lamb, University of Notre Dame

 

Dylan VanderVeer, Saint Mary's of California

Dylan VanderVeer, Saint Mary’s of California

 

Gabrielle Correia, Tulane University

Gabrielle Correia, Tulane University

 

Grace Massengill, Wofford College

Grace Massengill, Wofford College

 

Gunnar Doyle, U.S. Military Academy (Army)

Gunnar Doyle, U.S. Military Academy (Army)

 

Gus Minkin, University of Minnesota

Gus Minkin, University of Minnesota

 

Jack Melville, University of Delaware

Jack Melville, University of Delaware

Jasmine Chee, Western Michigan University

Jasmine Chee, Western Michigan University

 

John Felitto, University of Notre Dame

John Felitto, University of Notre Dame

 

Kristin Whitehead, Queens University of Charlotte

Kristin Whitehead, Queens University of Charlotte

Linda Wang, St. Johns University

Linda Wang, St. Johns University

 

Madelein Herr, Penn State University

Madelein Herr, Penn State University

 

Maren Cipolla, University of Texas

Maren Cipolla, University of Texas

 

Mariel Galdiano, University of California, Los Angeles

Mariel Galdiano, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Melany Chong, Appalachian State

Melany Chong, Appalachian State

Peter Knade, University of Maryland

Peter Knade, University of Maryland

 

Reed Winkler, St. Joseph's University

Reed Winkler, St. Joseph’s University

 

Reid Bedell, Lafayette College

Reid Bedell, Lafayette College

 

R.J. Wren, University of Delaware

R.J. Wren, University of Delaware

 

Ryoto Furuya, University of Illinois

Ryoto Furuya, University of Illinois

 

Sean Stanistreet, University of South Carolina Upstate

Sean Stanistreet, University of South Carolina Upstate

Stanley, Garrant, St. Peter's University

Stanley, Garrant, St. Peter’s University

 

Steven Weingroff, Loyola University Maryland

Steven Weingroff, Loyola University Maryland

 

Synclaire Kuhn, St. Francis University (PA)

Synclaire Kuhn, St. Francis University (PA)

 

Taisei Negishi, University of Michigan

Taisei Negishi, University of Michigan

 

Thomas Lewis, Purdue University

Thomas Lewis, Purdue University

 

Walker Campbell,  College of William & Mary

Walker Campbell, College of William & Mary

 

YooJin Kim, George Washington University

YooJin Kim, George Washington University

BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy to sponsor MET Championship

BLUFFTON, S.C. – The BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy has agreed to become the tournament title sponsor for the International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) event at Shackamaxon Country Club on Oct. 24-25, 2015. The Ben Shear Junior Golf Championship powered by BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy will feature a strong field of competitors from the Northeast. The tournament will also be a Major Championship for the 2015-2016 IJGT season giving double Merit Points to the top-10 finishers in each division.

Since its inception, the BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy has become one of the foremost golf development institutes for committed young athletes in the United States. Spearheaded by Ben Shear, the strength and fitness coach for several PGA Touring Professional golfers, this state-of-the-art program marries proven advancements in athletic science with the latest, cutting-edge golf technology to bring out the very best in young athletes aged 12 to 19 years old.

Based in Scotch Plains, N.J., the BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy offers off-season and pre-season programs for aspiring junior golfers from September to March. It is a great avenue for those junior golfers who are looking to take their game to the next level. Current and past participants in BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy include IJGT champions John Felitto, Kelly Sim, Allyson Wentworth, and Ami Gianchandani.

The IJGT is excited to partner with a strong and reputable organization like BenShearGolf Junior Golf & Fitness Academy and bring great training opportunities to our members and their families.

Junior Amateur

2014 U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls' Junior Championships filled with IJGT talent

Junior Amateur

This year’s U.S. Junior Amateur, held at The Club at Carlton Woods in Woodlands, Texas, and U.S. Girls’ Junior, held at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., kicked off this week. With over 200 junior golfers competing for their respective crowns, the fields contain 32 junior golfers with IJGT experience!

The U.S. Junior Amateur field contains 13 IJGT junior golfers from all over the country and includes five IJGT Champions, including Ryoto Furuya, the 2014 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions Boys 15-19 Division Champion.

The U.S. Girls’ Junior field contains 19 IJGT junior golfers from all over the world, including Mexico, Norway, Brazil and Nigeria. Nine of the 19 IJGT golfers are past IJGT Champions, and even more are top-3 finalists in IJGT tournaments.

The U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls’ Junior Championships feature a two-round stroke play competition, which reduces the field down to 64 golfers. Those 64 golfers then compete in a single elimination, match-play tournament competition over the course of the remaining days to determine an overall champion.

Check out the list of IJGT golfers in the U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls’ Junior Championships, and follow their progress with the links below!

2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship – The Club at Carlton Woods – The Woodlands, Texas
Aaron Denucci – Clive, Iowa
John Felitto* – Mountainside, New Jersey
Ryoto Furuya* – Wesley Chapel, Florida
Evan Grenus – Glastonbury, Connecticut
Keenan Huskey – Greenville, South Carolina
Connor Littlefield – Waukee, Iowa
Chris Meyers – Oro Valley, Arizona
Bryson Nimmer* – Bluffton, South Carolina
John Pak – Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Ashton Poole – Charlotte, North Carolina
Austen Sandoval – Sacramento, California
Davis Shore* – Knoxville, Tennessee

2014 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship – Forest Highlands Golf Club – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Luisa Altmann
– Windermere, Florida
Haley Bookholdt* – Columbus, New Jersey
Larissa Carter* – Auburn, New York
Minjou Chen – Chinese Taipei
Emily Corrigan – Irvington, New York
Isabella DiLisio* – Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Nicolette Donovan – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Mariel Galdiano* – Pearl City, Hawaii
Stephanie Lau – Fullerton, California
Julie Luo* – Centreville, Virginia
Christina Parsells* – Bernardsville, New Jersey
Robynn Ree – Redondo Beach, California
Yeji Shin – Norwood, New Jersey
Annie Swords – Newnan, Georgia
Anita Uwadia – Lagos, Nigeria
Ana Paula Valdes* – Morelia, Mexico
Susana Vik* – Oslo, Norway
Samantha Wagner – Windermere, Florida
Brynn Walker* – St. Davids, Pennsylvania

* Denotes IJGT Champion

The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club – Final Results

  Davis’ red numbers win Architects Cup

Corry completes comeback

Lopatcong, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Architects Golf Club to host The Architects Cup on April 12-13, 2014. Temperatures were in the 60s for both rounds. The field of 90 competitors battled for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Stars, 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.

 

DAVIS

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Ryan Davis, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., took first place by scoring under par in both rounds. Davis was coming into this event off a tie for eighth place at the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC SawgrassHe made four birdies and 11 pars in round one. He also added a streak of 10 consecutive holes where he made par or better, including two of his four total birdies. He finished the day at 1-under-par and a lead in the division. Davis was just as consistent during the final round. He added three birdies and an impressive eagle on the 532-yard par-5.  He played extremely well on the back nine. Davis carded a 3-under-par score of 33 on the back nine to close out his final round. His 2-under-par total score of 140 won his division by three strokes. Davis’ weekend numbers were 70-70-140 overall.

When asked what was working well for him, Davis replied, “My driving was the key. I hit a lot of fairways and that set me up for good approach shots.”

Curren Mody of Monmouth Junction, N.J., and John Felitto of Mountainside, N.J., finished tied for second place. Mody posted scores of 71-72—143, while Felitto posted scores of 74-69—143. Felitto’s 2-under-par score of 69 won 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.

Corry

In the Girls Division, Rachel Corry of Ridgefield, Conn., came from behind to win the Architects Cup. In round one, Corry totaled 12 pars. Her back nine score of 1-under-par 35 gave her momentum to make a comeback in the final round. She had no bogeys during her back nine and added a birdie on the par-3 hole number two. Corry headed into the final round trailing the division leader by two strokes. In the final round she made 13 pars. She played very well on her back nine once again to close out her round. She went 1-under-par on her last seven holes with a birdie on hole number eight. Corry won her division by a total of three strokes. Her numbers for the weekend were 75-76—151.

When asked about how she was able to score on the front nine both day, Corry said, “I liked the setup of the front nine, my back nine, it really played to my shot better. I just tried to stay calm and stay hydrated which led to a good round.”

There was a four-way tie for second place between  Linda Wang of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., Megan McLean of Lebanon, N.J., and Yeji Shin of Norwood, N.J.. Wang’s numbers for the weekend were 80-74–154. Wentworth posted scores of 77-77—154. McLean’s numbers were 78-76—154 and Shin’s numbers were75-79—154. Wang’s final round score of 74 won her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

IsztwanIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Brian Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., won his respective division by a total of six strokes. In round one, Isztwan made three birdies, all of which came on the par-5 holes. He added 10 pars to finish day one with a 2-over-par score of 73. Headed into the final round, Isztwan held a one stroke lead in the division. He started out shaky with four bogeys on his front nine, but turned it around on the back nine. Isztwan went on to shoot a 2-under-par score of 33 on his final nine holes. During that stretch, he made two birdies, again coming on both of the par-5 holes. He closed out the final round by making par at the final six holes. Isztwan posted scores of 73-72—145.

When asked about what was working well for him, Isztwan said, “I hit a ton of greens and my short game was much better it normally is so that just put it over the top for me.”

Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., finished in second place with scores of 74-77—151. Griffin Smith of Holland, Pa., took third place. His numbers for the weekend were 74-79—153.

The IJGT’s next event will be the College Series at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort on April 19-20, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.  

International Junior Golf Tour
Architects Cup at The Architects Golf Club
Lopatcong, N.J.
April 12-13, 2014
 

Boys 15-19 Division
Architects GC: 6,711, par71
1. Ryan Davis, Berkeley Heights, NJ *70-70–140
2. John Felitto, Mountainside, NJ *74-69–143
2. Curren Mody, Monmouth Junction, NJ *71-72–143
4. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *74-71–145
5. Dylan Stein, Flemington, NJ *76-70–146
6. Brendon Kim, Rivervale, NJ *77-71–148
7. Andrew Bowyer, Summit, NJ *72-77–149
8. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *78-72–150
8. Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, NJ *75-75–150
10. Trey Croney, Bryn Mawr, PA *76-75–151
11. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA *77-76–153
11. Tommy Hayes, Long Valley, NJ *74-79–153
11. Luke McKeogh, Warminster, PA *75-78–153
11. J.T. Barker, Bethlehem, PA *73-80–153
15. Jonathan Solimano, Montvale, NJ *77-77–154
16. Kwanwoo Kim, Tenafly, NJ *81-74–155
16. Drew Tomback, New York City, NY *76-79–155
18. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ *78-78–156
18. Jimmy Criscione, Paramus, NJ *75-81–156
20. Sam Sawyers, New York, NY *78-79–157
21. Logan Fuglestad, Newtown, PA *79-79–158
21. Ross Rabin, Woodcliff Lake, NJ *78-80–158
21. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA *76-82–158
24. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *81-78–159
24. Michael  Cook, Berwyn, PA *79-80–159
24. Matt Johnson, Hopkinton, MA *77-82–159
24. Thomas Kaczan, Clark, NJ *77-82–159
28. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *82-78–160
29. John Foley, Limerick, PA *83-78–161
29. Leonard Lee, Wyckoff, NJ *84-77–161
29. Brian Weaver, Sinking Spring, PA *77-84–161
32. Laurent Span, Cresskill, NJ *84-78–162
32. Griffin Carroll, Chatham, NJ *81-81–162
32. Christopher Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *78-84–162
35. Mike Hanrahan, Ossining, NY *82-81–163
35. Peter Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *82-81–163
35. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *82-81–163
35. Bobby Moriarty, Summit, NJ *83-80–163
35. Carter Test, Danielsville, PA *81-82–163
35. James Wolfangel, Flemington, NJ *79-84–163
35. Jack Maresca, Rye, NY *81-82–163
35. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *77-86–163
43. Cameron Hsieh, New York, NY *84-80–164
43. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *85-79–164
43. Chris Tohir, New Canaan, CT *81-83–164
43. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *79-85–164
47. Eric Schissel, Port Washington, NY *81-84–165
48. Mark Miller, Downingtown, PA *83-84–167
48. Joe Rochelle, Quakertown, PA *83-84–167
50. Robert Shaner, Fort Lee, NJ *84-85–169
51. Peter Walter, Westfield, NJ *86-86–172
52. Nicholas Taskalos, Montvale, NJ *89-91–180
Boys 14 & Under Division
Architects GC: 6,288 yards, par 71

1. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *73-72–145
2. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *74-77–151
3. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *74-79-153
4. Luke Sample, New York, NY *78-76–154
5. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *74-81–155
6. Jack ODonovan, Pittsford, NY *82-80–162
7. Matt Lashinger, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *85-78–163
8. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *83-86–169
9. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *92-87–179
10. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *94-98–192

Girls Division
Architects GC: 5,723 yards, par 71
1. Rachel Corry, Ridgefield, CT *75-76–151
2. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY *80-74–154
2. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *77-77–154
2. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *78-76–154
2. Yeji Shin, Norwood, NJ *75-79–154
6. Christina Parsells, Bernardsville, NJ *73-82–155
7. Sophie Morrill, Hanover, MA *80-76–156
8. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *80-77–157
8. Susana Vik, Greenwich, CT *77-80–157
8. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ *76-81–157
11. Riley Smyth, Old Tappan, NJ *82-77–159
12. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *79-81–160
13. Gabriela Kim, Wayne, PA *88-80–168
14. Samantha Fritzinger, Zionsville, PA *82-87–169
14. Sandrine Yesilian, Edgewater, NJ *84-85–169
14. Aine Filler, Moorestown, NJ *84-85–169
17. Isabel Gonzalez, Bloomfield, NJ *83-88–171
18. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *89-83–172
19. Kaley Bohling, Princeton Junction, NJ *87-89–176
20. Faith Francioso, Wantagh, NY *90-87–177
21. Taylor Miano, Dobbs Ferry, NY *89-89–178
22. Jasmine Kitahara, Greenwich, CT *92-88–180
23. Nicole Eager, South Plainfield, NJ *92-99–191
23. Alana McAndrews, Garden City, NY *100-91–191

DID NOT FINISH
DQ. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *

IJGT Announces 2012-2013 All-IJGT Team

ORLANDO, Fla. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announced its 2012-2013 All-IJGT Team during the Awards Banquet at the 2013 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions held at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The top-10 players in each division in the season-long IJGT Merit Points Standings were named to the All-IJGT teams. The IJGT congratulates each of these players for their hard work over the course of the 2012-2013 season.

Boys 15-19 Division

  1. Charlie Spencer-White – Bluffton, S.C.

    8,000 Points

    3 IJGT Victories; 3 Runner-Up Finishes

  2. Aaron Terrazas – Veracruz, Mexico

    7,300 Points

    4 IJGT Victories

  3. Will Miles – Hilton Head Island, S.C.

    6,775 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  4. Roland Massimino – Lumberville, Pa.

    6,500 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  5. Manuel Velez – Panama City, Panama

    5,950 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  6. Matt Cheng – Taipei, Taiwan

    5,850 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  7. Serawit Kerdsinchal – Nonthaburi, Thailand

    5,800 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  8. Alan Cooke – Vienna, W.Va.

    5,037.5 Points

    3 Runner-Up Finishes

  9. Patrick Albanesi – Avon, Conn.

    4,925 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 1 Top-3 Finish

  10. Rafael Miranda – Guayaquil, Ecuador

    4,425 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 1 Top-3 Finish

Boys 14 & Under Division

  1. William Thomson – Pittsford, N.Y.

    11,550 Points

    4 IJGT Victories; 6 Runner-Up Finishes

  2. Ryan Rybicki – Remsen, N.Y.

    8,300 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  3. Tennoshin Ogawa – Ichinomiya-shi, Japan

    8,000 Points

    6 IJGT Victories; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  4. Alejandro, Santibanez – San Luis Potosi, Mexico

    7,100 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  5. Nate Menon – Wyomissing, Pa.

    6,675 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  6. John Felitto – Mountainside, N.J.

    6,650 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  7. Evan Johnson – York, Pa.

    6,225 Points

    2 IJGT Victories; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  8. Mikee Ordona – Upland, Calif.

    5,900 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  9. Luke Schaap – Potomac, Md.

    5,850 Points

    1 Runner-Up Finish; 3 Top-3 Finishes

  10. Taisuke Ono – Tokyo, Japan

    5,850 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

Girls Division

  1. Phimnipha Wongwaiwate – Chiang Mai, Thailand

    9,000 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  2. Ana Paula Valdez – Morelia, Mexico

    8,625 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  3. Clementina Rodriguez – Caracas, Venezuela

    7,700 Points

    2 IJGT Titles; 1 Runner-Up Finish

  4. Rei Nakatani – Tokyo, Japan

    7,100 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  5. Olivia Landino – Hermitage, Pa.

    7,000 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 2 Runner-Up Finishes

  6. Moyu Sasaki – Tokyo, Japan

    6,800 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  7. Ceha Lee – Bundang-Gu, South Korea

    6,600 Points

    3 IJGT Victories

  8. Amelia McKee – Paso Robles, Calif.

    6,500 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  9. Katie Edelblut – New Hope, Pa.

    6,200 Points

    2 IJGT Victories

  10. Thamonpat Siriko – Bangkok, Thailand

    5,900 Points

    1 IJGT Victory; 4 Runner-Up Finishes

All players who were honored at the banquet have earned guaranteed entry into all future IJGT events that are not at full capacity including the 2013-2014 Major Series and 2014 Tournament of Champions.

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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, and Harbour Town Golf Links.  Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Golfweek, and International Junior Golf Academy.

 

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com  or call (800) 792-9143.

 

Final Results from the Architects Cup

 

Panagos takes home the Architects Cup
Menon wins back-to-back IJGT Titles

LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) returned to beautiful Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J., April 27-28 for the 2013 IJGT Architects Cup. 111 junior golfers ages 9-19 representing seven states and two countries were treated with amazing weather and scenic views during this two day, 36-hole competition.

Jack PanagosIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Jack Panagos of Hillsborough, N.J., took home the Architects Cup first-place trophy after two great rounds of golf this weekend. Panagos played a very impressive first round with five birdies carding a 1-under-par 70, but Architects Golf Club employee, Eamon Marone of Belvidere, N.J., had the lead heading into Sunday after carding a 2-under-par 69 on Saturday. Marone earned KENTWOOL Lo-Pro honors on his home course with his spectacular first-round play.

Panagos started his final round off with a bang with four consecutive birdies on the front nine, and lead the Boys 15-19 Division by two stokes at the turn. Second-place finisher Roland Massimino of Lumberville, Pa., birdied his first two holes on the back nine, making it an exciting back nine. Panagos carried his momentum into the back nine by carding two birdies and five pars to earn himself his first IJGT Title with a 3-under-par 139 final score.

“It feels awesome to win the title,” said Panagos. “I knew it would be tough to win this weekend with all of the great competition, and I feel really happy.”

Massimino finished in second right behind Panagos with a weekend 1-under-par 141. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division top three was Marone, Armando Olivieri of Greenwich, Conn., and Jake van Arkell of Haverford, Pa., all carding a weekend even-par 142.

Nate MenonComing off a first-place finish in the Boys 14 Under Division at the Western Pa. Major at Nemacolin, Nate Menon of Wyomissing, Pa., wanted to carry last weekend’s success into the Architects Cup. Menon started his weekend with a first-round 1-over-par 72, and found himself in a three-way tie with Sam Goldenring of Florham Park, N.J., and John Felitto of Mountainside, N.J. The Boys 14 Under Division was filled with low scores heading into Sunday, and Menon needed a spectacular final round to repeat last weekend’s success.

Menon started his second round off with a bang making birdies on his first two holes, giving him an early two-stroke lead. With two more birdies on the front nine, Menon had the championship title in his sights after the turn. After an impressive eagle on No. 1 (his 10th hole), Menon never looked back and carded a spectacular 6-under-par 65 in his final round, earning him Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award honors. With his great play over the weekend, Menon carded a weekend 5-under-par 137 tournament total.

“It feels really good to win this week,” said Menon. “I knew I had to shoot under-par in the second round to win this weekend, and thankfully I was able to do that.”

Goldenring finished in second place right behind Menon with a weekend 2-over-par 144. Rounding out the top three in the Boys 14 Under Division was Drew Tomback of New York City, N.Y., carding a final score of 147.

Brynn WalkerIn the Girls Division, Brynn Walker of St. Davids, Pa., carried a three stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. Her first-round 3-over-par 74 consisted of three birdies and nine pars, which earned her KENTWOOL Lo-Pro honors. With a talented field in the Girls Division, Walker had to bring her best game into Sunday’s final round.

Walker’s first round lead dwindled after a shaky front nine, giving Camilla Vik of Greenwich, Conn., a chance at a comeback. Vik’s front-nine score of 1-under-par 34 put the pressure back on Walker, who responded with birdies on No. 10 and No. 14. Walker was now in the driver’s seat and had the IJGT Title in her sights. Her first round lead was just too much for Vik, and Walker took home her first IJGT Title by carding a weekend 9-over-par 151.

“I’ve been chasing an IJGT Title for awhile,” said Walker. “After playing in three events this year it feels very good to win one.”

Finishing right behind Walker was Vik with a weekend 12-over-par 154. Vik’s final-round score of 3-over-par 74 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division was Cara Basso of Downington, Pa., carding a tournament total 13-over-par 155.

The IJGT Northeast Tour will travel to Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y., to host the AB Golf Desgins Junior May 4-5. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

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 Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear morodZ, PURE Grips, and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.

 

LOPATCONG, N.J. – Final round results of the IJGT Architects Cup conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 28, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6724 yards, Par 71 (71.9/132) Boys 14 Under Division: Gold Tees – 6288 yards, Par 71 (70.1/124) Girls Division – 6049 yards, Par 71 (76.0/136)

Weather:

Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 0-5 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 5-10 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour
The Architects Cup
Lopatcong, N.J.
April 27-28, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division-(Black Tees) 6,724 Yards, Par 71
1. Jack Panagos, Hillsborough, NJ *70-69–139
2. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *72-69–141
3. Armando Olivieri, Greenwich, CT *73-69–142
3. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ *69-73–142
3. Jake van Arkel, Haverford, PA *70-72–142
6. Mike Hanrahan, Ossining, NY *72-73–145
7. James Nicholas, Scarsdale, NY *74-72–146
7. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA *73-73–146
7. Jared Mactas, Woodcliff Lake, NJ *72-74–146
7. Chad Hess II, Orefield, PA *72-74–146
7. Michael Rojas, Cliffside Park, NJ *71-75–146
12. Ryan Davis, Berkeley Heights, NJ *77-70–147
12. Nicholas Johnson, Moosic, PA *75-72–147
12. Brock Kovach, Wyomissing, PA *74-73–147
12. William Voetsch, New Vernon, NJ *74-73–147
12. Kwanwoo Kim, Tenafly, NJ *72-75–147
17. Kevin Kunkle, Walnutport, PA *78-70–148
17. John Foley, Limerick, PA *78-70–148
19. Kieran Purcell, Nutley, NJ *77-72–149
19. Justin Clark, New Canaan, CT *76-73–149
19. John Pak, Scotch Plains, NJ *73-76–149
22. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *77-73–150
22. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA *75-75–150
24. Zachary Melnick, Blue Bell, PA *78-73–151
24. Rob Newhouse, New York, NY *77-74–151
24. C.J. Zachary, Hummelstown, PA *77-74–151
24. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *75-76–151
24. Kevin Godart, Ridgewood, NJ *74-77–151
24. Brendan Gutzler, Tinton Falls, NJ *74-77–151
30. Thomas Dunleavy, Darien, CT *77-75–152
30. Grant Schumaker, Macungie, PA *76-76–152
30. Steve Cerbara, Langhorne, PA *76-76–152
30. Bobby Firth, Jenkintown, PA *74-78–152
34. Zackary Potten, Wharton, NJ *80-73–153
35. Joe Markmann, Doylestown, PA *79-75–154
35. Griffin Colvin, Media, PA *78-76–154
35. Bret Howey, Nazareth, PA *80-74–154
35. Phillip Colevas, Rockville, MD *76-78–154
39. Tommy Hussong, Princeton Junction, NJ *78-77–155
39. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *78-77–155
39. Robbie Seebold, Danville, PA *77-78–155
42. Bobby Piluso, Ridgewood, NJ *79-77–156
42. Andrew Bowyer, Summit, NJ *75-81–156
44. Spencer Shepperly, New Vernon, NJ *82-75–157
44. James Mongey, Morristown, NJ *77-80–157
46. Dan Eidman, Englewood, NJ *78-80–158
46. Sam Gallen, Reading, PA *78-80–158
46. Max Catucci, Weston, CT *78-80–158
46. Forrest Swisher, Hopewell, NJ *73-85–158
50. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *80-79–159
50. Oliver Wade, New York, NY *79-80–159
50. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA *78-81–159
50. Gary McCabe, Collegeville, PA *80-79–159
50. Andrew DeMarco, Huntington, NY *81-78–159
50. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *80-79–159
56. Connor Miller, New Canaan, CT *79-81–160
56. Michael McIntosh, Chittenango, NY *79-81–160
56. Ty Zebrowski, Verona, NJ *78-82–160
56. Andrew Bove, Doylestown, PA *80-80–160
56. JeVon Bell, Marlton, NJ *76-84–160
61. Nick Shoup, Allentown, PA *79-82–161
61. Lee Hammerschmitt, Armonk, NY *85-76–161
61. Daniel Melcher, New York, NY *86-75–161
61. Ross Rabin, Woodcliff Lake, NJ *82-79–161
65. Nick Hallowell, Montvale, NJ *82-80–162
65. Tyler Smith, Bath, PA *80-82–162
67. Kenny Dorian, Riverside, CT *83-80–163
68. Austin Bailey, Pennington, NJ *84-81–165
69. Andrew Nappi, Glen Rock, NJ *79-87–166
69. Alex Bollington, Madison, NJ *84-82–166
69. Michael Braunstein, Roslyn Heights, NY *82-84–166
72. Parth Ahuja, Monmouth Junction, NJ *85-84–169
73. Jack Maresca, Rye, NY *86-84–170
73. Brad Holzer, Rye, NY *84-86–170
75. Ben Litt, Moorestown, NJ *90-81–171
76. Gregory Rothman, Moorestown, NJ *86-88–174
77. Callum McCaslin, Milford, PA *86-89–175
78. Ryan Conner, Newtown, PA *92-85–177
79. Cristian Cerza, Greenwich, CT *83-98–181
DID NOT FINISH
Jake Gurock, West Windsor, NJ *85-JWD
Boys 14 Under Division-(Gold Tees) 6,288 Yards, Par 71
1. Nate Menon, Wyomissing, PA *72-65–137
2. Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, NJ *72-72–144
3. Drew Tomback, New York City, NY *74-73–147
4. John Felitto, Mountainside, NJ *72-78–150
5. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *79-72–151
6. Mike May, Auburn, NY *78-74–152
6. Isaac Gorenstein, Nyack, NY *74-78–152
8. Chris Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *79-77–156
9. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *87-78–165
10. Kyle Tillinghast, Manorville, NY *81-88–169
11. Cameron Hsieh, New York, NY *90-86–176
12. Luke Sample, New York, NY *88-92–180
13. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *94-88–182
14. Peter Keane, Essex Fells, NJ *87-101–188
15. Sean Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *103-89–192
Girls Division-(Blue Tees) 6,049 Yards, Par 71
1. Brynn Walker, St. Davids, PA *74-77–151
2. Camilla Vik, Greenwich, CT *80-74–154
3. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *77-78–155
4. Sarah Kokotajlo, Ewing, NJ *77-79–156
5. Macky Fouse, Aliquippa, PA *79-79–158
6. Alexis Hios, Rye, NY *78-84–162
7. Emily Doyle, Horseheads, NY *83-81–164
8. Allyson Wentworth, Stewarstville, NJ *83-83–166
9. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *85-85–170
10. Jess Wild, Stockton, NJ *91-82–173
10. Dawn Turner, Ottawa, Canada *87-86–173
12. Caroline Zhao, Greenwich, CT *84-90–174
13. Riley Smyth, Old Tappan, NJ *86-89–175
14. Julia Tonnessen, Flemington, NJ *89-88–177
15. Shannon Haselton, Sayville, NY *92-94–186
DID NOT FINISH
Christina Parsells, Bernardsville, NY *DQ (Rule 6-3a)