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IJGT Alumni Update – NCAA

IJGT Alumni have finished the month of October strong, with 26 top 10 finishes during the last week and a half. Here are our IJGT alumni top-10 finishers for the end of October!

IJGT well represented at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Photo credit (USGA)

Photo credit (USGA)

23 past or current IJGT members are slated to play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Ore. The national tournament conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) begins on Monday, August 10, 2015 with a field of 156 players from across the world competing for the most prestigious amateur title in women’s golf. The championship is 36 holes of stroke play, with the top 64 players advancing to match play. Here are a list of the 23 past or current IJGT members.

 

Lila Barton – Dallas, Texas

Haley Bookholdt – Columbus, N.J.

Alice Chen – Princeton, N.J.

Lydia Choi – Beverly Hills, Calif.

Marissa Chow – Honolulu, Haw.

Selena Costabile – Canada

Avery French – Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Mariel Galdiano – Kapolei, Haw.

Erica Herr – New Hope, Pa.

Gurman Kaur – Elk Grove, Calif.

Esther Lee – Irvine, Calif.

Alessandra Liu – Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Courtnery McKim – Raleigh, N.C.

Kim Mitchell – Woodbridge, Va.

Ayaka Nakayama – Kanagawa, Japan

Christina Parsells – Bernardsville, N.J.

Laura Restrepo – Panama City, Panama

Aneka Seumanutafa – Frederick, Md.

Margaret Shirley – Roswell, GA

Naranphat Siriko – Bangkok, Thailand

Taylor Totland – Tinton Falls, N.J.

Ana Paula Valdes – Morelia, Mexico

Rachel Welker – Terre Haute, Ind.

 

*bold indicates current IJGT member

 

 

IJGT ELITE

IJGT ELITE – Conference Championships Showcase 63 Alumni

IJGT ELITE

IJGT ELITE
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION

It’s that time of year! Conference championships were in full swing the last few weeks, and they displayed just how successful the IJGT ELITE is in NCAA competition. With 63 players finishing in the top-10 of a multitude of conference championships, the end of the season is really beginning to showcase just how well our alumni compete at the next level of competition.

In addition to the vast amount of top-10 finishes, seven conference championships were won by our alumni, with wins coming in the following conferences: the SEC Women’s, SoCon Men’s, Atlantic Sun Men’s, Ohio Valley Men’s, Patriot League Men’s, Big West Men’s, and the Mid-American Women’s!

Congrats to all of our alumni, and with the NCAA Championships coming up soon, the IJGT ELITE positioned themselves well to continue their season-long success!

IJGT ELITE – Conference Championship Edition
(alphabetical by conference)

ACC Women’s Championship – Greensboro, N.C. – April 17-19, 2014
2nd)  Laetitia Beck (Duke), +2–215
Second Place at 2005 IJGT at Harbourtown Golf Links

ACC Men’s Championship – New London, N.C. – April 25-27, 2014
T7th) Seth Reeves (Georgia Tech), -4–212
Third Place at 2004 IJGT at Sea Pines

T9th) Bryce Chalkley (Virginia Tech), -3–213
2007 IJGT Champion at TPC Virginia Beach

American Athletic Conference (AAC) Women’s Championship – Palm Coast, Fla. – April 20-22, 2014
T7th) Laura Restrepo (Louisville), +13–229
Five-time IJGT Champion

T10th) Monifa Sealy (Central Floria), +15–231
Three-time IJGT Champion

American Athletic Conference Men’s Championship – Innisbrook, Fla. – April 27-29, 2014
T4th) Brandon Matthews (Temple), E–213
2010 IJGT Champion at Ravens Claw

T9th) Rigel Fernandes (South Florida), +3–216
Top-10 Finish at 2006 IJGT at Championsgate

Atlantic Sun Men’s Conference Championship – Braselton, Ga. – April 20-22, 2014
CHAMPION – Trey Rule (Mercer), -1–215
Two IJGT top-10 Finishes

Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Championship – Lutz, Fla. – April 25-27, 2014
2nd) Rocky Khara (Virginia Commonwealth), +2–215
Three IJGT top-10 Finishes

8th) Jack Wilkes (Richmond), +11–224
Two IJGT top-20 Finishes

Big 12 Conference Men’s Championship – Trinity, Texas – April 25-27, 2014
T3rd) Beau Hossler (Texas), E–288
2007 IJGT Champion at PGA Southern California

Big East Conference Men’s Championship – Okatie, S.C. – April 27-29, 2014
T4th) Ed McCrossen (Georgetown), +5–221
Top-20 Finish at 2009 IJGT at Seaview

6th) Pat Sanchez (Marquette), +6–222
Top-10 Finish at 2010 IJGT 59 Belts Tournament Series

T7th) C.J. Swift (Marquette), +7–223
Five IJGT top-3 Finishes

Big South Conference Men’s Championship – Ninety Six, S.C. – April 21-23, 2014
6th) Mattieu Fenasse (Liberty), +1–217
Third Place at 2010 IJGT at Saddlebrook

T9th) Austin James (Charleston Southern), +5–221
Fourth Place at 2010 IJGT Penn State Classic

Big West Conference Men’s Championship – San Jacinto, Calif. – April 27-29, 2014
CHAMPION – Matt Hansen (UC-Davis), -8–136
2009 IJGT Champion at Sandpiper

T5th) Ryan Knapp (UC-Irvine), -2–142
Two IJGT top-10 Finishes

T5th) Kevin Lee (Long Beach St.), -2–142
Top-10 Finish at 2007 IJGT at Twin Oaks

T7th) Jordan Epstein (UC-Santa Barbara), -1–143
Three IJGT top-5 Finishes

Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Conference Women’s Championship – Southport, N.C. – April 18-20, 2014
4th) Amanda Terzian (Delaware), +11–155
2009 IJGT Champion at Penn Oaks

T5th) Shabril Brewer (James Madison Univ.), +12–156
2010 IJGT Champion at Bulle Rock

Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Conference Championship – Southport, N.C. – April 25-27, 2014
5th) Stefan Brewer (UNC-Wilmington), +3–219
Third Place at 2002 IJGT at Grandover

6th) Joe Gunerman (Towson), +4–220
2009 IJGT Champion at Penn Oaks

7th) Charlie Kern (William & Mary), +5–221
Two-time IJGT Champion

T8th) Christopher Crawford (Drexel), +7–223
Top-10 finish at 2010 IJGT at Seaview

Conference USA Men’s Championship – Edmond, Okla. – April 27-29, 2014
2nd) Logan McCracken (Tulsa), +1–211
21st at 2007 IJGT at TPC Virginia Beach

3rd) Tommy Economou (Rice), +2–212
2003 IJGT Champion at Bayonet & Black Horse

T6th) Brian Anaria (Marshall), +5–215
Top-10 Finish at 2009 IJGT at Greenbrier

Ivy League Conference Women’s Championship – Springfield, N.J. – April 25-27, 2014
2nd) Kelly Shon (Princeton), +6–222
Eight IJGT top-10 Finishes

6th) Marika Liu (Yale), +12–228
Fifth Place at 2005 IJGT at Doubletree Golf Resort

T7th) Erin Lo (Penn), +14–230
2012 IJGT Labor Day Classic Champion

Ivy League Conference Men’s Championship – Springfield, N.J. – April 25-27, 2014
T5th) Harrison Shih (Columbia), +10–220
2010 IJGT Champion at Blue Heron Pines

7th) Ben Cooley (Penn), +11–221
Three-time IJGT Champion

8th) Scott Jaster (Dartmouth), +12–222
Four-time IJGT Champion

T9th) Sam Bernstein (Yale), +13–223
2008 IJGT Champion at Crystal Springs Resort

T9th) Greg James (Princeton), +13–223
Fourth Place at 2008 IJGT at Wyncote

Mid-American Conference Women’s Championship – Fishers, Ind. – April 25-27, 2014
CHAMPION – Jennifer Ha (Kent State), +6–222
Second Place at 2009 IJGT at Wigwam Resort

Mid-American Conference Men’s Championship – Caramel, Ind. – May 2-4, 2014
4th) Ryan Harris (Akron), E–288
Four IJGT top-10 Finishes

5th) Brett Rinker (Bowling Green State), +1–289
Third Place at 2009 IJGT at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Women’s Championship – Springfield, Ill. – April 20-22, 2014
T4th) McCall Christopher (Indiana St.), +4–220
11th Place at 2009 IJGT at Bent Tree CC

Mountain West Conference Women’s Championship – Rancho Mirage, Calif. – April 24-26, 2014
10th) Paige Spiranac (San Diego St.), +9–225
2008 IJGT Champion at Arizona State University

Mountain West Conference Men’s Championship – Tucson, Ariz. – April 25-27, 2014
3rd) Carl Jonson (UNLV), -3–210
Fourth Place at 2005 IJGT Nike Series Championship

9th) Nicholas Maruri (UNLV), +1–214
Fifth Place at 2009 IJGT at Saddlebrook

Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Women’s Championship – Muscle Shoals, Ala. – April 21-23, 2014
10th) Katie Rice (Morehead St.), +16–232
Two IJGT top-10 Finishes

Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Men’s Championship – Muscle Shoals, Ala. – April 25-27, 2014
CHAMPION – Marco Iten (Austin Peay St.), -8–136
Fourth Place at 2010 IJGT at Saddlebrook

Pac-12 Conference Women’s Championship – Corvallis, Ore. – April 25-27, 2014
T7th) Kyung Kim (Southern Cal), +2–218
One IJGT top-10 Finish

T7th) Annie Park (Southern Cal), +2–218
Three-time IJGT Champion

T9th) Erynne Lee (UCLA), +3–219
Second Place at 2005 IJGT at Sandpiper

Pac-12 Conference Men’s Championship – Marana, Ariz. – April 25-27, 2014
T4th) Eric Sugimoto (Southern Cal), -1–287
Two-time IJGT Champion

Patriot League Conference Men’s Championship – West Point, N.Y. – April 26-27, 2014
CHAMPION – Peter Kim (Army), -1–209
Six IJGT top-10 Finishes

T3rd) Jimmy Dengler (Loyola Univ.-Maryland), +5–215
Top-20 Finish at 2010 IJGT at Seaview

5th) Brendan Lemp (Loyola Univ.-Maryland), +6–216
2009 IJGT Champion at Wintonbury Hills

7th) Dustin Pagila (Army), +9–219
Third Place at 2005 IJGT at Sandpiper

T8th) Jared Mactas (Lafayette College), +11–221
2012 IJGT Major Champion at Architects

T8th) Marcus Plunkett (Army), +11–221
Second Place at 2006 IJGT at Championsgate

SEC Women’s Golf Championship – Birmingham, Ala. – April 18-20, 2014
CHAMPION – Simin Feng (Vanderbilt), -7–209
Three IJGT top-10 Finishes

T5th) Stephanie Meadow (Alabama), +3–219
Nine-time IJGT Champion

T5th) Maria Torres (Florida), +3–219
Second Place at 2006 IJGT at The Legends

8th) Marta Sanz (Auburn), +4–220
Seven IJGT top-3 Finishes

Southern Conference (SoCon) Men’s Championship – Pinehurst, N.C. – April 20-22, 2014
CHAMPION – J.T. Poston (Western Carolina), -10–206
2009 IJGT Champion at Ballantyne Resort

T6th) Cory Taylor (Wofford College), +2–218
Seventh Place at 2007 IJGT at Harbourtown Golf Links

Sun Belt Men’s Conference Championship – Saucier, Miss. – April 21-23, 2014
T5th) Thomas Strandemo (Louisiana), -3–213
Six IJGT top-10 Finishes

13 NCAA Top-10 finishes for IJGT Alumni

Alumni Update for Feb. 8-19, 2014

Alumni Update for Feb. 8-21, 2014

13 IJGT alumni recorded top-10 finishes in the previous weeks in various NCAA golf tournaments, with Simin Feng (Vanderbilt), Justin Keiley (BYU), Stephanie Meadow (Alabama), and Trey Rule (Mercer) earning individual victories.

Simin Feng, who had an eighth place finish at the 2006 IJGT Tournament of Champions, won the Central District Invitational in a scorecard playoff on February 18, 2014.

Jonathan Garrick (UCLA), an IJGT top-five finisher at Pinehurst in 2005, tied for seventh at The Prestige at PGA West on February 19, 2014.

Justin Keiley, an IJGT top-10 finisher at Temecula Creek in 2008, won the John Burns Invitational on February 21, 2014.

Jim Liu (Stanford), who won 13 times on the IJGT and won the U.S. Amateur at age 14, finished tied for seventh at The Prestige at PGA West on February 19, 2014.

Stephanie Meadow, the Girls 15-19 Champion at the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions, tied for the win at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on February 18, 2014.

Katie Petrino (Louisville), a top-15 finisher at the 2010 Bridgestone Tournament of Champions, tied for sixth at the Central District Invitational on February 18, 2014.

Laura Restrepo (Louisville), the champion in the girls 15-19 division at the 2011 Bridgestone Tournament of Champions, tied with Petrino for sixth place at the Central District Invitational on February 18, 2014.

Andres Rodas (St. Edwards Univ.), who played in several IJGT events, finished tied for sixth place at the San Antonio Shootout on February 18, 2014.

Jason Roets (North Texas), who had five victories on the IJGT, tied for fifth at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational on February 11, 2014.

Trey Rule, who finished in the top-25 at the 2008 IJGT Tournament of Champions, won the SunTrust Gator Invitational on February 16, 2014.

Max Rottluff (Arizona State), an IJGT alum, finished second at the Prestige at PGA West on February 18, 2014. Rottluff also tied for ninth at the Ameri Ari Invitational on February 8, 2014.

Trevor Simsby (Washington), an IJGT Champion at Pala Mesa in 2007, tied for fourth at The Prestige at PGA West on February 19, 2014.

Ryan Werre (Univ. of Texas – San Antonio), who had a top-20 finish in 2009 at the IJGT at Wigwam, finished tied for third at the Rice Intercollegiate Tournament on February 18, 2014.

Motin Yeung (Duke), who finished in second place at the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions, earned a third-place finish at the Farms Collegiate Invitational on February 11, 2014.

The IJGT community wishes all of these great competitors luck in their upcoming contests, and looks forward to seeing the continued success of  our IJGT alumni!

IJGT Alum Laura Restrepo ties for sixth at Hoosier Fall Invitational

Former International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) player and IJGA student, Laura Restrepo, added another top ten finish to her collegiate resume after tying for sixth at the Hoosier Fall Invitational, hosted by Indiana University in Greenwood, Ind. on Oct 19-20. The University of Louisville sophomore led her team, shooting an overall 73-73-71–217 through three rounds.

Louisville Women's Golf Cardinal Cup | Day 2

 

The recently crowned American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Month – after winning two straight tournaments during the month of September – opened up the event with a slow start, but was able to quickly overcome this during Round 1’s back nine. She carded two birdies on Nos. 10 and 17, and finished the last nine holes with a 1-under-par 35. She followed this up with consistent play during the second round, tallying two stretches of four straight pars, as well as two birdies, to finish the day at 2-over-par 73. Restrepo saved her best performance for the final round. Firing three birdies on the first six holes, Restrepo marked a 1-under-par front nine, and added two more birdies to finish the day at even-par 71.

While with the IJGT, Restrepo competed in approximately 20 Events over two seasons, winning six and finishing in the top five in every event played during her 2011-2012 season. You can follow Restrepo and the Cardinals in action at the upcoming Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 27-29.

 

Featured image courtesy of GoCards.com.

Alumni Meadow and Restrepo continue to excel in collegiate competition

MeadowFormer IJGA student and IJGT member, Stephanie Meadow (right), continues her excellent play as a senior at the University of Alabama. She finished fourth at the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt University on Sept. 20-22 in Franklin, Tenn.

Meadow carded a final 2-under-par 214 through three rounds, leading her Alabama team to an eighth-place finish among the 15 teams competing. Her Round 1 4-under-par 68 led her team, snatching five birdies in the round. In the second round, Meadow scored a 2-over 74, with three birdies and two bogeys. Her final round consisted of an even-par 72 performance, sinking four birdies, including one on the final No. 18.

Meadow has taken the golf scene by storm thus far in her college career, racking up an outstanding resume, including being a three-time first team All-American and holding numerous school records. While a member of the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Meadow had a high rate of success, collecting many championships including the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions. Playing in highly competitive tournaments as a junior golfer has allowed Meadow to exceed at such a high level at the University of Alabama.

Alabama’s next event comes at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational on Oct. 11-13 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Louisville Women's Golf Cardinal Cup | Day 2Laura Restrepo (left), another well-known IJGT & IJGA alum, helped lead her University of Louisville team to a sixth-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate on Sept. 20-22 at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.

The sophomore placed tied for eighth at a final even-par 142 through just two rounds, after Saturday’s second round was cancelled due to heavy rain. Restrepo had a fast start in the first round with three birdies on the front nine, and landed two birdies and two bogeys on the final four holes to finish the round at 1-under-par. The beginning of the second and final round was a bit rough for the Louisville Cardinal, who sunk four bogeys on the front nine. She made up for this on the back, grabbing four birdies and just one bogey in the final 10 holes to finish at +1 for the day.

Restrepo was a standout in her time with the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). A two-time All-IJGT Team member (2011 & 2012), Restrepo notched six victories in her two years with the IJGT, with the most notable victory coming at the 2011 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. Restrepo also won the IJGT Event at Hilton Head Lakes in Oct. 2011 with a score of 9-under-par 135.

Louisville next plays at the Windy City Invitational in Highland Park, Ill. on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

Photos courtesy of RollTide.com and GoCards.com.

Restrepo victorious again, takes 1st at Cardinal Cup

Featured image courtesy of http://www.gocards.com/

Laura Restrepo, former International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) student and International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) member, was able to keep her winning streak alive this Fall with another first place overall finish at the Cardinal Cup on Sept. 16-17.

Representing the five-person team from the University of Louisville, the sophomore tallied a final 212 through three rounds, securing the win out of a field of 65 golfers from 13 competing universities. This 4-under-par performance, along with her teammates’ impressive finishes — Emily Haas tied for second and Katie Petrino tied for fourth — helped Louisville take the Cardinal Cup for the second year in a row.

Restrepo’s best round came in Round 1, where she sunk four birdies on the front nine to land a 5-under-par 67 — a new collegiate low for the young golfer. Her second round 2-under 70 helped give her the lead with a cool 137 with one round left to play. After bogeying holes #1 and #3 in the final round, Restrepo bounced back with three straight birdies on her way to a final 74, sealing the one-shot win for the tournament.

Louisville Women's Golf Cardinal Cup | Day 2

This is Restrepo’s second collegiate victory in as many events. She can be seen next at the Mercedes Benz Women’s Collegiate in Knoxville, Tenn. on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

Image courtesy of http://www.gocards.com/.

IJGT Alumni Meadow, Rushton, Werenski all shine in collegiate events

Stephanie Meadow, IJGT alum and current University of Alabama senior, placed tied-for-second during the Dale McNamara Fall Preview at Tulsa Country Club on Sept. 9-11. Shooting an individual 71-69-66 for a final 206, Meadow finished at 4-under-par, solidifying her top-3 finish just 2 shots behind leader Kyung Kim of Southern California. In a field of 15 collegiate teams, Meadow’s fabulous performance helped her team grab a 4th-place tie.

After a shaky one-over-par performance in the first round with two bogeys and just one birdie, Meadow upped her game over the next two rounds. After the second round, she managed a one-under 69 after carding three birdies on the final six holes. Her final round proved to be the most impressive, shooting a four-under 66, helping her leap into second place with Julie Yang of Oklahoma State and Noemi Jimenez of Arizona State.

Stephanie Meadow 2

Photo courtesy of www.rolltide.com/sports/w-golf/

Meadow has taken the golf scene by storm thus far in her college career, racking up an outstanding resume, including being a three-time first team All-American and holding numerous school records. While a member of the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Meadow had a high rate of success, collecting many championships including the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions. Playing in highly competitive tournaments as a junior golfer has allowed Meadow to exceed at such a high level at the University of Alabama.

Alabama’s next event takes place on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

Matt RushtonInternational Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) alum, former IJGT member and current freshman at the University of Notre Dame placed tied-for-sixth in his first collegiate tournament over the weekend. At the Gopher Invitational held Sept. 8-9 in Independence, Minn., Rushton carded a final total of 3-under-par 210, four strokes back of the winner Corey Connors from Kent State. The event, featuring players from 12 college teams, allowed Rushton break into college form, helping lead his team to a seventh place finish.

Rushton, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, used a huge first round to propel himself toward the top of the leaderboard. He birdied five holes, including four in a row on the front nine, and was tied for the lead after round one with a 4-under-par 67.

Matt Rushton

 Photo courtesy of www.und.com/sports/m-golf/recaps/091013aaa.html

After a second round 2-over-par 73, he bounced back with four birdies en route to a final round 1-under-par 70. It was an impressive performance in his first taste of college competition, and his head coach Jim Kubinski was pleased with what he saw from Rushton.

“To see Matt excel through the bag is exciting for us,” Kubinski said. “He was so solid, from his attitude and focus to his ball striking and putting. He just seemed so comfortable out there, which allows a player to have great success.”

As a three-year IJGT member, Rushton built up a resume chock-full of notable finishes, including three first-place wins. Two of these came in the 2012-2013 season, at the Oct. 13-14 Port Royal Golf Club event and the Dec. 1-2 Old South Golf Links event.

Rushton and the Irish will return to action Sept. 23-24 at the eighth annual Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic.

Richy Werenski, a well-known IJGT alum and current Georgia Tech senior, participated in the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, GA on Sept. 6-8, where he finished tied-for-fifth.

Werenski birdied four holes in the first round to tally a day one score 2-under-par 70. After a rough second round where he shot 5-over-par 77, Werenski bounced back in a big way, posting six birdies en route to a final round 5-under-par 67.

Overall, he finished with a final score of 2-under-par 214. Werenski’s score gave him his fifth top-10 finish of his Yellow Jacket career.

richard werenski

 Photo courtesy of www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-golf/

The Yellow Jackets will be back in action Sept. 14 in the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel, Hill, N.C.

 

Featured image courtesy of www.rolltide.com/sports/w-golf/.

 

See also:

IJGT Alum Laura Restrepo wins IU Fall Kickoff

and

Jared Mactas wins first collegiate competition at Colgate Invitational

 

IJGT Alum Laura Restrepo wins IU Fall Kickoff

Laura Restrepo, a sophomore at the University of Louisville, finished first overall at the IU Fall Kickoff at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind. She fired a first round 2-under-par 70, then followed that up with final round 3-under-par 69 to card a final total of 5-under-par 139. Restrepo’s score gave her a one-stroke victory over Louisville teammate Katie Petrino.

Louisville had two separate squads competing in the team portion of the event. The Louisville (Red) team, featuring Restrepo, finished first overall in the team competition. The Louisville (Black) squad finished second. Restrepo and the Cardinals are back in action Monday, September 16 as they host the 2013 Cardinal Cup at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky.

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Restrepo in 2011 after winning at Hilton Head Lakes.

Restrepo was a standout in her time with the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). A two-time All-IJGT Team member (2011 & 2012), Restrepo notched six victories in her two years with the IJGT, with the most notable victory coming at the 2011 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. Restrepo also won the IJGT Event at Hilton Head Lakes in Oct. 2011 with a score of 9-under-par 135.

Congratulations Laura!

 

Featured image: Restrepo after winning the 2011 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

IJGT Alumni Compete in Conference Championships

 

 

Stephanie Meadow – Alabama Crimson Tide

MeadowStephanie Meadow overcame brutal playing conditions to take home the individual title at the SEC Women’s Golf Championships April 21st. With this victory, Meadow becomes the first Alabama women’s golfer to take home medalist honors at the SEC Championships and it is her sixth individual title in her college career.

“She is just so consistent,” said Alabama Head Coach Mic Potter. “If you are going to beat her, you have to be aggressive, because she just doesn’t beat herself. She just keeps getting better all the time.”

Her 54-hole total at Greystone Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala. was an even-par 216, dominating the field with a nine-stroke victory.

“It is a pretty awesome feeling (to win as a team),” Meadow said. “We put in a lot of hard work – all of us – and obviously it is paying off. Individually, I am just happy that I could pull it out. It was a great experience.”

Full article here.


Rika Park – Miami Hurricanes

ParkRika Park competed at the 2013 ACC Championships this past weekend for the University of Miami Hurricanes. Aided by two top ten finishes, including Park’s sixth place finish, the Hurricanes placed fifth in the tournament. Park provided the team’s best performance in the final round shooting a 2-over-par 73 for a three-day total of 10-over 223.

The Hurricanes now await their NCAA postseason fate. The top five finish should be enough to secure a place in the NCAA Regionals, but they will have to wait until the NCAA Selection Show Monday, April 29 on NCAA.com to find out.

Full article here.


Laura Restrepo – Louisville Cardinals

RestrepoThe University of Louisville Cardinals finished second overall in the BIG EAST Women’s Golf Championship at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Cardinals finished the tournament with a team total 11-over-par 875 while Notre Dame won the championship with a score of 861.

Former IJGT alumni Laura Restrepo finished seventh for the Cardinals, carding a three-day total of 220. Restrepo saved her best for the conference tournament, shooting a final round 73 to record her best collegiate finish.

Full article here.