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Inaugural Juniors FORE Warriors Charity Invitational.

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Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational

 

Parris Island, SC – The International Junior Golf Tour took a step out of their comfort zone this weekend. Juniors FORE Warriors was the Inaugural Invitational that benefited two Non-profit Organizations; Hope for the Warriors and Junior Champions Foundation. The weekend started off with a private tour of the Parris Island Marine Base on Friday September, 23. The tournament was played Saturday and Sunday with hot and sunny conditions.

The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Jeremy Sisson, took the title for the second weekend in a row with the IJGT. Sisson won the Island Invitational at Dolphin Head CC, he kept his momentum up by shooting a total of three-under for the two days. Sisson, from Skaneatles, N.Y., had the low final round of 69. Samuel Cudjoe, from Trinidad and Tobago, had an impressive second round of two-under par. Cudjoe, who was tied with three people after round one, had five birdies to move up in the pack. Rounding our third was Leo Hernandez, shooting three-over par, with a total of 147.

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“Winning twice in a row feels really good. It doesn’t happen often, so I’m pretty happy. This place, Parris Island, is special. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The wildlife and the course is special, and it being on a Marine base makes it truly unique,” remarked Sisson.

AJ Gilpin, of Norwell, M.A., was the Boys 14 & Under Division Champ for the Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational. Gilpin kept his lead after day one, shooting 76, 76. Coming up five strokes behind Gilpin was Matthew Pilgrim. Pilgrim, from West Vancouver, shot three stokes better in his second round. He carded 80, 77, for a total of 157. In third place of the Boys 14 & Under Division was Bryan Kim, signing for a total of 161.

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“I played great, I hit a lot of greens and fairways this weekend. This was my first time playing at Parris Island. I loved the course and these are the fastest tournament greens I have ever played on,” said Gilpin.

The Girls Division Champion carded a 156, and was awarded to Vivian Yen of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Keeping her first place secured from round one, she fought through the heat and ended up with a round two score of 81. Maria Aslanis, of Hinckley, O.H., came in second with a total of 184.

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“I played well, even though my putting was not the greatest. The course was incredible, the greens were fast and in fantastic shape. My best club in my bag this weekend was my 8 iron. I always practice with it and it payed off,” Yen explained

The IJGT will continue the Fall 2016 Season in Orlando, Fla., at Orange County National. The Orange County National Junior will be October 1-2, 20016. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

 

Final Results of the Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational at Parris Island conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 24-25,2016.

Boys 15-19 Division: 6,588 Yards, 71.5/126. Boys 14 & Under Division: 6,092 Yards, 69.3/128. Girls Division: 5,825 Yards, 73.3/128.

International Junior Golf Tour

Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational

Parris Island, SC

September 24-25, 2016

 Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,588 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Jeremy Sisson, Skaneatles, NY *72-69–141
  2. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *75-70–145
  3. Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *73-74–147
  4. Dan Byrne, Cork, Ireland *76-73–149
  5. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *75-76–151
  6. Luis Martinez, Caracus, Venezuela *75-76–151
  7. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *77-77–154
  8. Nick Gioffre, Waxhaw, NC *76-83–159
  9. Jose Chavez, Guatemala City, Guatemala *85-79–164
  10. Tucker Etro, Eliot, ME *87-81–168
  11. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *85-85–170
  12. Jorge Castaneda Luna, DF, Mexico *82-93–175
  13. Ryan Touzeau, Center Valley, PA *98-85–183

 

Girls Division – White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Vivian Yen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan *75-81–156
  2. Maria Aslanis, Hinckley, OH *92-92–184

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,092 yards, Par 72

 

  1. Aj Gilpin, Norwell, MA *76-76–152
  2. Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *80-77–157
  3. Bryan Kim, Evans, GA *81-80–161

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hernandez, Halleron among those receiving IJGT Player of the Week honors – Oct. 7, 2014

NORTHEAST TOUR 

The IJGT’s Northeast Tour traveled to the fan-favorite Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J., to host The Architects Cup. Heavy rains the night and morning before the first round on October 4, 2014, made for soft conditions on the golf course. Along with early tee times in the final round came cold temperatures. Architects Golf Club was in prime shape and players that were able to get the ball rolling on the challenging greens were able to grab a handful of birdies and post some competitive scores. The IJGT is proud to award this week’s Northeast Player of the Week honors to Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., and Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J.

Leo

Hernandez began the tournament with a slow start in his first round, but he bounced back in round two. He posted a 75 in the second round, improving on his first round by ten strokes. Hernandez carded his 75 with the help of 12 pars and a rare birdie on the uphill par-3 No. 8. Hernandez’s 75 was tied for the third best round of the day in the Boys 15-19 Division. His impressive play in the final round drove him up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 20th place.

Ami

Gianchandani’s first round play had her in pursuit of a comeback on then leaders Megan McClean of Lebanon N.J., and Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J. Gianchandani came out firing at pins and sinking putts for birdie early in her second round to put some pressure on the leaders. Birdies on the second, fifth and sixth holes allowed her to make the turn at 3-under-par. Wentworth’s steady play in the final round kept Gianchandani just out of reach, but Gianchandani fought until the end which helped her earn the Northeast’s Girls’ Player of the Week honors as well as the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award with an even-par 71. Along with her three birdies on the opening nine, Gianchandani added 12 pars on the day. Her impressive second round gave her second place honors, finishing only three strokes back of champion, Wentworth.

SOUTHEAST TOUR

The IJGT’s Southeast Tour headed north for a change to host the DC Shootout at National Golf Club at Tantallon in Ft. Washington, Md., on October 4-5, 2014. The course was in great shape and although tough, the 18 juniors enjoyed the challenge presented. MacKenzie Martin of Rye, N.Y., and Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., were named the Southeast’s Players of the Week honors.

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In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Halleron played extremely well in round one shooting the low round for the tournament, an even par, 72 with 12 pars and three birdies, on a day that did not see very many low scores.  His three birdies came at a time that proved to be crucial: holes 13, 15 and 18.  In round two, Halleron started off strong with birdies on the first two holes and finished the round shooting a 78 to earn second place.

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In the Girls Division, Martin’s tournament was one that was a story of two rounds. Martin, after shooting a 100 on the first day, returned to round two and bettered her first round score by a total nine strokes. She carded four pars in round two en route to victory and a total score for the tournament of 191. The DC Shootout was Martin’s first-ever IJGT event.

Congratulations to the players of the week Leo Hernandez, Ami Gianchandani, MacKenzie Martin and Jack Halleron for their outstanding performances in a challenging competition. We wish them best of luck in the rest of their fall golf schedule and are excited to see what lies ahead for them!

Team USA

Team USA Roster for 2014 North America Cup Announced

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The applications are in and among a highly competitive field of applicants, the IJGT is proud to announce this year’s IJGT Team USA roster for the 2014 North America Cup! Hosted this year by the Oldfield Golf Club, the North America Cup will take place from June 28-July 2, 2014, between the IGJT’s Team USA and the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Team Canada. With the USA on a six-year winning streak, this year’s Team USA has the task of continuing the success built by previous teams. With five repeat Team USA members on the squad this year, Team USA is primed and ready to take on the best that Canada has to offer! With that said, it is the IJGT’s pleasure to announce the following members of this year’s Team USA for the North America Cup:

2014 North America Cup – Team USA

Boys 15-19 Division:


Boys 14 & Under Division:


Girls Division:

 

Join us in congratulating these outstanding competitors on their selection, and wish them luck against our neighbors to the North! Go Team USA!

Rochester Open at Ravenwood – Final Results

VICTOR, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) made its eighth stop on the Northeast Tour to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. Gusts of wind 40 mph made this already difficult golf course even more challenging. Juniors came out to compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champoins to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

ChambersIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Scott Chambers of Pittsford, N.Y., finished in first place with scores of 74-78—152. After making four birdies in his first round, Chambers headed into the final round tied for the division lead. Despite the windy conditions, Chambers managed to play consistently in the final round by making three birdies. He added six pars to finish in first place, winning the division by one stroke. This was Chambers’ second IJGT event this  season and his first IJGT Championship.

Peyton Steigerwald of Penfield, N.Y., finished in second place with scores of 80-73—153. Steigerwald’s score of 73 during the final round 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. Danny Lapp of Trumansburg, N.Y., took third place posting scores of 76-78—154.

When asked about the weather conditions and how they affected his play, Chambers replied, “It was real tough to say the least… putting was definitely the toughest with the wind. It definitely played a big part.”

ParkerIn the Girls Division, Victoria Parker of Lewistown, N.Y., came from behind to take her second IJGT Championship this season. Parker trailed the division leader by four strokes as she headed into the final round. Determined to come back, Parker improved her score by two strokes and managed to come away victorious. She made two birdies on her final nine holes to win her division by one stroke. Parker’s final round score of 81 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Her numbers for the weekend were 83-81—164.

When asked about how she came from behind to pull out the victory, Parker stated, “I was just thinking
less putts, no 3-putts, and [try to] par it up and see how I do.”

Finishing in second place was Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., who posted scores of 79-86—
165. In third place was Maren Cipolla of Lewiston, N.Y., who finished with scores of 83-87—170.

LEOIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., won his division posting scores of 75-84—159. Hernandez played very well during the first round by making nine pars and adding three birdies. His score of 75 set him up with a two-stroke lead in the division going into the final round. After a slow start, Hernandez responded with two birdies, one of which was a chip-in on the par-4 hole number 15. With his victory at the Rochester Open, Hernandez earned his second IJGT Championship and is currently ranked third in the IJGT Tour Rankings.

When asked what worked well for him, Hernandez commented, “My mentality. My mindset. I was just trying to stay positive after my first nine holes. It was a rough first nine, but I just tried to stay positive and play well my next nine and see if I could get back in it.”

Dylan Plis of Camillus, N.Y., and Craig Eichas of Hilton, N.Y., finished tied for second place in the division. Plis posted scores of 77-83—160 while Eichas’ weekend numbers were 78-82—160.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Hershey Classic presented by IJGA on May 10-11, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

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

VICTOR, N.Y. – Final-round results of the IJGT Rochester Open at Ravenwood conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 4, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,689 yards, Par 72 (72.4/148) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,080 yards, Par 72 (69.2/125) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,770 yards, Par 72 (71.7/128)

Weather: Saturday: Rainy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 15-20 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 30-35 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Rochester Open at Ravenwood
Victor, N.Y.
May 3-4, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Black tees) 6,689 yards, par 72
1. Scott Chambers, Pittsford, NY *74-78–152
2. Peyton Steigerwald, Penfield, NY *80-73–153
3. Danny Lapp, Trumansburg, NY *76-78–154
4. Marc Holzhauer, Clarence Center, NY *74-81–155
5. Andrew Fedele, Rochester, NY *80-77–157
5. Mike May, Auburn, NY *79-78–157
5. Colin Dubnik, Rochester, NY *76-81–157
8. Evan Gaesser, Kendall, NY *77-82–159
9. Alec Miller, Pittsford, NY *78-82–160
10. David Hanes, Elma, NY *80-81–161
10. Kevin Borowicz, Grand Island, NY *77-84–161
12. Matthew Santora, Clarence Center, NY *78-85–163
13. Andrew Massa, Fayetteville, NY *78-86–164
14. Michael McIntosh, Chittenango, NY *77-88–165
15. Jack Riley, Pittsford, NY *80-86–166
16. Ryan Gibbons, Amherst, NY *81-86–167
17. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY *82-86–168
17. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *84-84–168
17. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *80-88–168
20. Jeremy Paton, London, England *81-88–169
20. Christopher Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *80-89–169
22. James Pelcher, Baldwinsville, NY *85-85–170
23. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY *81-92–173
24. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, NY *82-95–177
25. Tyler Mazut, Fairfield, CT *89-89–178
26. Stephen Hetterich, Rochester, NY *88-92–180
27. Grant Brongo, Spencerport, NY *85-97–182
28. Jake Oliver, New Hartford, NY *94-89–183
29. John Michael Sullivan, Camillus, NY *88-96–184

Boys 14& Under Division (Blue tees) 6,080 yards, par 72
1. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *75-84–159
2. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *77-83–160
2. Craig Eichas, Hilton, NY *78-82–160
4. Danny Gianniny, Rochester, NY *77-84–161
5. Teddy Trosset, Cooperstown, NY *81-87–168
6. Jack ODonovan, Pittsford, NY *87-88–175
7. Luke Sample, New York, NY *91-91–182
8. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *92-97–189
9. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *96-95–191
9. Chang Hyun Park, Pittsford, NY *92-99–191
11. Hunter Phillips, Pittsford, NY *92-100–192
12. Jack Bailey, Pittsford, NY *99-94–193

13. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *91-104–195

14. Joseph Shanhan, Rochester, NY *110-116–226

Girls Division (White tees) 5,770 yards, par 72
1. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *83-81–164
2. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *79-86–165
3. Maren Cipolla, Lewiston, NY *83-87–170
4. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *84-92–176
5. Marissa Del Monaco, Little Valley, NY *91-87–178
6. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *92-91–183
7. Lizzy Karsten, Macedon, NY *101-102–203

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Sarah Notaro, Lancaster, NY, *96-JWD

Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club – Round One recap

The IJGT made it’s eighth stop in the Northeast to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club. Temperatures were in the 50s with chances of rain all day. Rain showers held off allowing the field of 52 junior golfers to play some excellent golf. IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings were up for grabs, as well as an invite to an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. The round-one leaders and their rounds in numbers are below:

 

Marc Holzhauer of Clarence Center, N.Y., and Scott Chambers of Pittsford, N.Y., are currently tied for the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division.

Holzhauer’s round in numbers:

74 – his 2-over-par score for round one

13 – total pars made through 18 holes

1 – one eagle on the 429-yard par-4 hole no. 13

1 – Holzhauer’s first IJGT event this season

Chamber’s round in numbers:

74 – his 2-over-par score for round one

4 – total number of birdies in round one

36 – his score through the first nine holes

8 – tied for eighth at his last IJGT event, The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country Club 

 

In the Girls Division, Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J. leads. Her round in numbers:

79 – her round-one score, she holds a four stroke lead in the division

2 – birdies made during round one

38 – her 2-over-par score for the back nine

6 – her current tour ranking

 

Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after round one. His round in numbers:

75 – round one score, two strokes ahead of the competition

3 – number of birdies made in round one

9 – total number of pars through 18 holes

2 – took second place in his last IJGT event,  The Architects Cup

 

For full round one results of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Clubclick here.

For pairings for the final round of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Clubclick here.

Round two will be on Sunday, May 4, 2014 with tee times starting at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club as the tournament continues.

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 *

Major Championship at Hartefeld National – Final Results

Nicholas victorious at back-to-back IJGT events
Brown defends home course

AVONDALE, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) headed to Hartefeld National to host the second Major Championship of the 2014 season. Gusts of winds reached 35 mph in round one, but Mother Nature made up for it with ideal golf conditions during the final round with temperatures in the 60s. With one of the strongest fields of competitors at an IJGT event, junior golfers competed for double 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.

NicholasIn the Boys 15-19 Division, James Nicholas, of Scarsdale, N.Y., won the Major Championship, his second IJGT title in two weeks’ time. With multiple lead changes throughout the final round, Nicholas managed to keep his composure and win on the 18th green. He played solid during round one posting a score of 76, just two strokes behind the leader. In round one, he shot a 1-under-par score of 35 on the front nine. He had two birdies during that stretch, including one on hole number nine to gain momentum headed into the back nine, but struggled on the back to finish round one 4-over-par. During the final round, Nicholas was determined to make a comeback. After a shaky start bogeying the first three holes, he turned it around. He followed with three pars and a birdie. On hole eight, he made an impressive eagle on the 469 yard par-5. After making a birdie on hole 10, Nicholas was involved in a three-way tie with Ryan Rucinski of Wilmington, Del., and Jb Bradbeer of Rosemont, Pa., for first place. With multiple lead changes throughout the final holes, Nicholas found himself tied for second as he headed into the 18th hole. On 18, Nicholas hit his drive right landing into the rough. He was forced to punch out and landed short of the green. Nicholas put his third shot close to the hole leaving him with a five-foot putt for par. Nicholas made the five-foot putt to win the Major Championship at Hartefeld National. His final numbers for the weekend were 76-75—151 overall.

When asked about the final round, Nicholas replied, “It was a battle the whole way, both of my opponents were great and I just hit the ball, got the ball on the green and just rolled it in sometimes. I made a lot of two-putts and that was the basic key today.”

Rucinski and Bradbeer finished tied for second place. Rucinski posted scores of 75-77—152 overall. Bradbeer posted scores of 77-75—152 overall. Ryan Rybicki of Maricopa, Ariz., won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award by shooting a 73 during the final round. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament.

LeesIn the Girls Division, Kaitlyn Lees of Bryn Mawr, Pa., battled back to win her first IJGT event. In round one, Lees struggled a bit due to the windy conditions. She put up a score of 82, only making six pars. With first place on her mind, Lees headed into the final round trailing by four strokes. She started out nearly perfect making par at eight of her first nine holes. After making a birdie on the par-4 hole number one, Lees was tied for the division lead. She continued to hit fairways and made every par putt count. With just four holes left to play, Lees was still tied for the lead. She stayed focused and made par on each of her final four holes to secure her victory. She totaled par or better on 16 of 18 holes during the final round. Lees’ final round score of 74 was the best in her division earning her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Her numbers for the weekend were 82-74—156 overall.

When asked her mindset on the back nine of the final round and what she did to keep her focus, Lees said, “I just tried to stay positive and keep in the present and try not to think about my score too much.”

Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., took second place with score of 78-83—161 overall. Finishing in third place was Esther Park of Wilmington, Del., who shot 85-82—167 overall.

BrownIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., defended his home course to win the Major Championship. Brown played very consistently to stay ahead of his competition. In round one, he had a total of four birdies, two of them coming on both of the par-5’s on the front nine. He finished round one with a 4-over-par score of 76. Brown’s 76 gave him a four-stroke lead in the division as he headed into the final round. After taking the lead, Brown never looked back. On day two, he started his front nine with six pars and added one birdie on the par-3 hole number 14. He headed into the final nine holes 1-over-par with the division lead in hand. He added two more birdies during his final nine holes on holes number six and eight. Brown made birdie at both of these holes during both rounds of the tournament. He improved his final round score by two strokes to finish with a 74. His numbers for the weekend were 76-74—150 overall.

When asked what he thought about playing at Hartefeld National, he replied, “The course was in great condition, it’s my home course I play here all the time. The front nine is great; it is a fantastic front nine. It can be challenging at times, but it all works out in the end.”

Marc Groenhuysen of West Chester, Pa., finished in second place with a score of 83-74—157 overall. There was a tie for third place between Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., and Danny Dougherty of Wilmington, Del. Hernandez posted scores of 80-81—161 overall, while Dougherty posted scores of 81-80—161 overall.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club on April 12-13, 2014. 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, Dynamic Brands, Clazic Belts, Oakley, Sun Mountain, The First Tee, Golfweek,
College Golf Camps, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

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

AVONDALE, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Major Championship at Hartefeld National
conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 6, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black
Tees – 6,687 yards, Par 72 (72.8/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,102 yards, Par 72
(670.0/131) Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,825 yards, Par 72 (71.8/128)

Weather: Saturday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 30-35 mph winds
Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 50’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Hartefeld National
Avondale, Pa.
April 5-6, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Black Tees), 6,687 yards, Par 72

1. James Nicholas, Scarsdale, NY *76-75–151
2. Ryan Rucinski, Wilmington, DE *75-77–152
2. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *77-75–152
4. Connor Daly, Bronxville, NY *81-74–155
5. Ryan Rybicki, Maricopa, AZ *84-73–157
5. Nate Menon, Wyomissing, PA *78-79–157
7. Paul Edgar, Kitchener, Canada *81-78–159
8. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *82-78–160
8. Martin Jensen, Bronxville, NY *81-79–160
8. Jack Quirk, Glenside, PA *80-80–160
11. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA *83-78–161
11. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD *83-78–161
13. Colin Dubnik, Rochester, NY *85-77–162
13. Quinn Dolan, Broomall, PA *84-78–162
13. Robert Piluso, Ridgewood, NJ *82-80–162
16. John Warden, Ridgewood, NJ *81-85–166
17. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *92-75–167
17. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *87-80–167
17. Thomas Dzwonczyk, North Abington Township, PA *83-84–167

17. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA *82-85–167

21. Liam Murphy, Hockessin, DE *87-82–169
22. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA *86-84–170
22. Bennett Perrine, West Windsor, NJ *84-86–170
24. Joe Tigani, Hockessin, DE *92-79–171
24. Matthew Cleary, Wilmington, DE *82-89–171
26. Austin Fuglestad, Newtown, PA *89-83–172
26. Brent Rodgers, Cranberry Township, PA *88-84–172
26. Chris Binet, Oreland, PA *86-86–172
26. Kevin Levitsky, Avondale, PA *91-81–172
26. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *84-88–172
31. Ryan Bowman, Newtown Square PA *90-83–173
31. Christopher Gay, Bronxville NY *89-84–173
33. Ryan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *92-82–174
33. Ryan Podufal, Erie, PA *91-83–174
35. Josh Madarang, Chester Springs, PA, *90-85–175
35. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *91-84–175
37. Ryan Cleary, Wilmington, DE *95-81–176
37. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA *88-88–176
39. Will Moyer III, Malvern, PA *93-84–177
40. Gonzalo Arrangoiz, North Bethesda, MD *96-87–183
40. Jake Gray, Glenmoore, PA *90-93–183
42. Tyler Olson, Hagerstown, MD *92-92–184
43. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *90-95–185
44. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *96-91–187
45. Alex Patellis, Landenberg, PA *96-94–190

DID NOT FINISH
Asher Greenberg, Weston, CT* DQ (Rule 6-3a),

Boys 14& Under Division (White Tees), 6,102 yards, Par 72
1. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *76-74–150
2. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *83-74–157
3. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *80-81–161
3. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *81-80–161
5. William Sheedy, Washington, DC *85-80–165
6. Joe Parrini, York, PA *85-81–166
7. Joe Tammaro, West Islip, NY *87-85–172
8. Jon Nolan Perry, Berwyn, PA *89-84–173
9. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA *92-88–180
10. Will Long, Towson, MD *99-83–182
11. Aj Aivazoglou, Glen Mills, PA *102-96–198
12. Noah Schwartz, Cherry Hill, NJ *107-103–210

Girls Division (Red Tees), 5,825 yards, Par 72
1. Kaitlyn Lees, Bryn Mawr, PA *82-74–156
2. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *78-83–161

3. Esther Park, Wilmington, DE *85-82–167
4. Delaney Iacona, Berlin, MD *91-84–175
5. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *93-83–176
6. Madeline Sager, Kimberton, PA *93-85–178
7. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *96-86–182
8. Rylie Heflin, Avondale, PA *101-91–192

Philly Challenge at White Manor – Final Results

Goldenring grabs first IJGT championship
Walker gets redemption at White Manor

MALVERN, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to White Manor Country Club for their second stop of the Northeast Tour to host the Philly Challenge. Temperatures reached into the mid-60s in the first round and dropped into the low 40s for the final round. The field of 87 golfers competed 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.

SAMIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Sam Goldenring, of Florham Park, N.J., played consistently throughout the weekend, coming from behind to win his first IJGT championship. He managed to make par or better on 12 of 18 holes during round one. Goldenring played the front nine well both days, totaling 3-over-par, including a birdie on the par-5, hole No. 6 in round one. His score of 76 put him just two strokes behind the leader headed into the final round. While many other golfers were affected by the temperature drop, Goldenring did not let it bother him. During the final round, he made par or better on 13 of 18 holes. At the turn on day two, he narrowed the gap to trail the leader by just one stroke. His concentration and consistency led him to win his first ever IJGT championship. Goldenring posted scores of 76-76—152 overall for the weekend and won his division by four strokes.

When asked his mindset coming into the final round trailing, Goldenring replied, “I just tried to take it one
shot at a time. Don’t force the birdies and if it happened, great, but if not then I would be happy [too].”

Quinn Dolan of Broomall, Pa., and Brendan Bacskai of Berwyn, Pa., tied for second place in the Boys 15-19 Division. Dolan posted scores of 80-76—156 overall and Bacskai posted scores of 81-75—156 overall. Bacskai’s score of 75 during the final round 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.

BRYNNIn the Girls Division, Brynn Walker of St. Davids, Pa., took the lead early and never looked back. After taking second place at White Manor last season, Walker came back this year in hopes of redemption. On day one, she started off solid and was 1-under-par after three holes. She closed out the first nine with six consecutive pars. Walker finished the first round with a score of 1-over-par 72, the lowest score in all divisions. The weather proved troublesome during the final round but she managed to extend her lead. Walker totaled three birdies in the final round, two of which came on par-3s. Walker’s dominant play won her division by 10 strokes, posting scores of 72-76-148. Her final round score of 76 tied with Cara Basso, of Downingtown, Pa., for the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

When asked what she did differently this year and what changes she made to her game, Walker said, “over the winter, it was tough because of the weather to work on different things, but I worked on my mindset and getting my mental game down. I think that really paid off. I was just mentally strong this week.”

Isabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pa., took second place with scores of 79-79—158 overall. Finishing in third place, was Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., who shot 83-78—161 overall.

LEOIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., won his first IJGT championship. Hernandez has had various competitive finishes this season, including a third- place finish at The Final Challenge at Hershey Links. At the Philly Challenge, Hernandez was able merge every aspect of his game together for a win. He was striking the ball well, picking up distance on his first and second shots and also making putts when they mattered most. In round one, he was a little shaky but battled to tally one birdie and six pars. In round two he closed out the tournament shooting a 2-over-par score of 37 on his last nine holes. Hernandez finished the final round with a score of 77. His numbers for the weekend were 84-77—161 overall.

“My ball striking was working really well. Even when I didn’t manage to hit the fairway, I was still finding greens and two putting for par,” said Hernandez.

Coming in second place, was Danny Dougherty of Wilmington, Del., who posted scores of 82-80—162 overall. Finishing in third place, was Dylan Plis of Camillus, N.Y., who shot 83-86—169 overall.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club on March 29-30, 2014. 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, Dynamic Brands, Clazic Belts, Oakley, Sun Mountain, The First Tee, Golfweek,
College Golf Camps, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

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

Players to watch at the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC

The IJGT will host the #PhillyChallenge at White Manor Country Club on March 22-23, 2014 in Malvern, Pa. This event will be two days long and golfers will play a total of 36-holes. IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings will go to the top finishers in each division.

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White Manor Country Club is a world-class golf course. It is currently the #3 ranked “Modern Design” golf course and #14 overall in Pennsylvania, by Golfweek Magazine. Bobby Weed Design of Pointe Vedra Beach, Fla., redesigned and completely renovated the whole course in 2003. The following year in August 2003, White Manor CC won an award for U.S. Course Renovation of the Year by Golf Inc. Magazine.

White Manor Country Club

White Manor Country Club was named #3 Modern Designed Golf Course in Pennsylvania by Golfweek

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Brendan Bacskai of Berwyn, Pa., will be returning this year to compete for the championship. Bacskai finished tied for fourth last season at White Manor with scores of 77-78–155 and looks to improve his numbers this year. David Ross from Lorton, Va., and Nick Geiman of York, Pa., will also be players to watch. Ross had two top five finishes in the 2012-2013 season while Geiman has two top-five finishes in the current 2013-2014 season.

In the Girls Division,  Isabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pa., is coming back to defend her title. DiLisio took first place last season at White Manor with a score of 75-78–153 and she will be put to the test again this year at her first IJGT Event of the 2013-2014 season. Brynn Walker of St. Davids, Pa., will also be returning to White Manor. Walker finished in second place at last year’s Event, finishing only two strokes behind DeLisio. Allison Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., will be trying for her second first-place finish this season. Wentworth took first at the Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country Club. The Girls Division will be an exciting competition between some great skilled junior golfers.

In the Boys 14 & Under, Jon Nolan Perry of Berwyn, Pa., will be a player to watch. He is coming off a first-place finish at the Winter Shootout at TPC Tampa Bay and hopes to continue his momentum.  Another golfer to keep an eye on is Leo Hernandez from Stewartsville, N.J. Hernandez has two top-five finishes this season, most recently taking third place at The Final Challenge at Hershey Links

The field is filling up quick. Be sure to register early to secure your spot!

To register or for more information on the #PhillyChallenge in March, click here.

 

The Final Challenge at Hershey Links – Final Results

Marone earns second win of the season

Basso holds on for victory 

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) Northeast Tour was in Hummelstown, Pa. on Oct 26-27 for The Final Challenge at Hershey Links. The two-day, 36-hole tournament was hosted by Hershey Links, with players competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The field consisted of 78 players, ages 10-19, representing seven states.

With Hershey Links set to close for good in early November, the course played host to its final IJGT Event. A common stop on the IJGT schedule, Hershey Links is situated on 175 acres of what used to be farmland. The course, a former host of a Division III National Championship, features a wide ravine that comes into play on seven holes, as well as numerous ponds, bunkers, and tall fescue throughout the course. For the Boys 15-19 Division, the event was competed at 6,658 yards, with the Boys 14 & Under Division playing at 5,919 yards, and the Girls Division at 5,648 yards. Due to the course’s location, wind played a huge factor all weekend, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour and temperatures in the 40s.

The Boys 15-19 Division came down to the final hole, and for a second time this season, Eamon Marone of Belvidere, N.J., came out on top.

marone hlMarone opened his tournament by shooting a 40 on the front nine. He turned things around quickly, shooting an even-par 36 on the back, including a birdie on No. 10. His score of 76 put him one back of Nick Geiman of York, Pa., who shot a first-round 75 to take the lead. David Ross of Lorton, Va., also shot a 76, and joined Geiman and Marone in the final pairing during the final round. Brandon Berry of Great Falls, Va., Jack Peden of Vienna, Va., and Ethan Bunzel of Scarsdale, N.Y., all fired a 77 to sit two strokes back.

Marone got off to a blistering start during the final round. He birdied the opening hole, a dogleg right par-5, and then drove the green at the third hole. Marone could not sink the eagle putt, but picked up another birdie to sit at 2-under-par through three holes. Both Ross and Geiman opened their rounds with three pars, and followed it up with another par at the fourth hole, while Marone bogeyed. The three flip-flopped the lead throughout the front nine, but Marone’s finished with a 37 and opened up a two-stroke lead on both of his partners entering the back nine.

In front of the group, things were not going as smoothly for most players. The wind became stronger and the likes of Berry, Peden, and Bunzel slowly faded from the lead. Rij Patel of Hunt Valley, Md., turned his game up a notch while most of the field struggled. Patel carded a first round 80, but responded with a final-round 74, including birdies at No. 11 and No. 17 as part of a 1-under-par 35 on the back nine to shoot a 74. Already in the clubhouse with a final total of 154, Patel waited as Marone, Geiman, and Ross finished their rounds.

The lead continued to switch hands, and after a birdie for Ross, a par for Geiman, and a double-bogey for Marone at the 15th, the three were tied at 8-over-par for the tournament. Marone jumped back ahead with a par on the long par-5 16th, picking up a stroke on Geiman and two strokes on Ross. Marone had another par on hole No. 17, but Ross birdied to get within one, while Geiman fell two strokes back with a bogey.

The tournament came down to the 18th hole, an uphill par-5 back to the clubhouse. None of the three found the fairway with their drives, but each hit great shots out of the rough and were inside 100 yards for their approach shots. Geiman’s shot landed on the front of the green, and he had a long uphill putt to a back hole location. Ross also landed on the front, with Marone’s shot to the middle of the green giving him the best look at birdie. After both Geiman and Ross were unable to connect from long distance, Marone was left with a two-putt from 20 feet to seal the victory. He came close to finishing in fashion, as his birdie putt burned the left edge of the cup, before tapping in for par and the victory with a final score of 76-76-152.

Marone noted the turning point of his victory was when, “I got up-and-down at Nos. 16 and 17 which was big in moment and in the scale of things.”

Ross finished second with scores of 76-77-153, and Geiman and Patel tied for third place with tournament totals of 154. Patel’s 74 won him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

For the fifth time this season, Joe Parrini of York, Pa., won the Boys 14 & Under Division.

parrini hlParrini’s card was filled with birdies during the first round, as he scored five of them, including four on the front nine. He finished his first round with a score of 79.

Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., did not have nearly as many birdies as Parrini, but he avoided any big mistakes en route to taking the lead after the first round. Halleron carded 11 pars to go along with his lone birdie at No. 12 to shoot a 77. Teddy Trosset of Cooperstown, N.Y., fired an 82, highlighted by a birdie at hole No. 5, one of the toughest holes on the course, to join the final group with Halleron and Parrini in the final round.

Things did not go as smoothly for the group, as the three struggled on their opening nines in the final round. With the greens becoming firm from the cold weather, it was difficult to stick any shots close to the hole. Trosset shot the low nine-hole score of the three, finishing with a 41. Halleron’s two-stroke lead remained intact, as both he and Parrini shot 43s.

Trosset fell back from the group after a rough start to his final nine. Halleron also had his first bad hole of the week, leaving Parrini alone on top. To Halleron’s credit, he responded on the par-4, second hole with a birdie at the third hole. Parrini also made birdie at the third hole, to maintain his one-stroke advantage.

The tires came off the tracks for Halleron after that, and Parrini played it safe the rest of the way in, shooting a front-nine 39 to finish with a score of 82 for the day. At a total of 161 for the tournament. Parrini earned the four-stroke victory over Trosset, whose final totals were 82-83-165, with Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., finishing third with scores of 82-84-166.

“You just had to hit the low punch shots and take the wind out of play,” Parrini pointed out as the biggest key to his victory.

In the Girls Division, Cara Basso of Downingtown, Pa., rode a sizzling start during the first round on her way to victory.

bassoStarting on the back nine, Basso quickly got into red numbers with a birdie on the par-3, 11th. She added another birdie at No. 13, navigating the conditions to perfection. A couple setbacks at holes Nos. 15-16 brought her back to even-par, but Basso responded with a birdie on No. 18 to finish her opening nine at 1-under-par.

The winds picked up as the day went on, and Basso was unable to match her brilliant start after making the turn. She did, however, avoid making any big mistakes after a double-bogey on No. 1. Basso, like many in the field, could not solve the tough fifth and sixth holes, bogeying each on her way to a front-nine 40. Her final score of 40-34-74 was the low round of any division and put her seven shots ahead of Katie Walsh of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., entering the final round.

Basso started strong again during the final round with four pars. Her only blemishes on her opening nine were a bogey at No. 14 and a double-bogey at No. 17, on her way to a 39. Basso ran into some troubles on the front side with double-bogeys on Nos. 4, 5, and 7.

While Basso was struggling, a few groups ahead of her, Liza Freed of Alexandria, Va., was making a run. Freed had been 10 shots back of Basso entering the final round and was 11 back at the turn, but she only bogeyed twice on her final nine of the weekend, finishing with scores of 84-78-162 for the tournament.

Basso was able to hold on, though, as she carded a par at the eighth hole and a bogey at the ninth hole to earn the three-stroke victory. Basso’s final scores were 74-85-159. Bookholdt and Carley Hopton of Madison, N.J., tied for third with a final total of 164.

Freed’s 78 was good enough to win her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

The IJGT Northeast tour will be hosting their final Event of the fall season on Nov. 2-3 at Virginia Beach National Golf Club in Virginia Beach, Va. It will be the first time the course has hosted an IJGT Event. 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, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear, Golfweek morodZ, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

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

 

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Final Challenge at Hershey Links conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 27, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,658 yards, Par 72 (72.0/133) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,919 yards, Par 71 (68.6/124) Girls Division: White Tees – Round 1 – 5,648 yards, Par 71 (74.0/132) – Round 2 – 5,843 yards, Par 72 (75.1/135)

 

Weather:

Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 40’s with 35-40 mph winds

Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 30-35 mph winds

 

 

International Junior Golf Tour

The Final Challenge at Hershey Links

Hummelstown, Pa.

October 26-27, 2013

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,658 yards, Par 72

1. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ, *76-76–152

2. David Ross, Lorton, VA, *76-77–153

3. Rij Patel, Hunt Valley, MD, *80-74–154

3. Nick Geiman, York, PA, *75-79–154

5. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA, *77-79–156

6. Brandon Berry, Great Falls, VA, *77-80–157

7. Jack Faraci, Port Jefferson Station, NY, *78-81–159

8. Patrick Sheerer, Gibsonia, PA, *81-80–161

8. Gus Minkin, York, PA, *78-83–161

10. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA, *81-81–162

10. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA, *78-84–162

12. Nick Rencis, Long Valley, NJ, *85-78–163

12. Ethan Bunzel, Scarsdale, NY, *77-86–163

14. Joe Tigani, Hockessin, DE, *85-79–164

14. Jack DePerrior, Rochester, NY, *80-84–164

16. Edward Owen, Baltimore, MD, *85-80–165

16. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA, *81-84–165

18. Kyle Grube, Indiana, PA, *87-79–166

18. Benjamin Kotler, Penn Valley, PA, *80-86–166

18. Ryan Bree, Kennett Square, PA, *77-89–166

21. Austin Green, Fayetteville, PA, *80-87–167

22. Andrew Nappi, Glen Rock, NJ, *89-81–170

22. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ, *86-84–170

22. Caleb Bryant, New Freedom, PA, *85-85–170

25. Garrett Bastardi, Boalsburg, PA, *81-90–171

26. Thomas Kaczan, Clark, NJ, *88-84–172

27. Blake Reifsnyder, Sinking Spring, PA, *86-87–173

28. Jonathan Solimano, Montvale, NJ, *91-83–174

28. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ, *88-86–174

28. Matthew Singer, New York, NY, *86-88–174

28. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA, *85-89–174

32. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD, *87-89–176

33. Cameron Hsieh, New York, NY, *91-86–177

34. Nick Fizzano, Newtown Square, PA, *95-83–178

35. Kyle Finnican, New Canaan, CT, *92-90–182

36. David Sinisi, Harrisburg, PA, *96-87–183

37. Mike McCormick, Stewartsville, NJ, *92-92–184

37. Daniel Melcher, New York, NY, *91-93–184

39. Bobby Hapanowicz, Presto, PA, *95-90–185

40. Colin Patrick, Newtown, CT, *97-89–186

41. Jack Walter, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, *91-96–187

 

DID NOT FINISH

Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA, *89–DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Brad Holzer, Rye, NY, *94–JWD

 

Boys 14 & Under Division – Blue Tees, 5,919 yards, Par 71

1. Joe Parrini, York, PA, *79-82–161

2. Teddy Trosset, Cooperstown, NY, *82-83–165

3. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ, *82-84–166

4. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA, *83-84–167

5. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD, *77-92–169

6. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA, *90-80–170

7. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA, *83-88–171

8. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD, *86-86–172

9. Alex Lawson, Pittsburgh, PA, *88-87–175

10. Mac Webster, Baltimore, MD, *92-86–178

11. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA, *87-97–184

 

Girls Division – White Tees, Round 1 – 5,648 yards, Par 71 | Round 2 – 5,843 yards, Par 72

1. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA, *74-85-159

2. Liza Freed, Alexandria, VA, *84-78-162

3. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ, *84-80-164

3. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ, *81-83-164

5. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY, *87-80-167

6. Danielle Greene, East Setauket, NY, *85-85-170

7. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ, *85-87-172

8. Emily Connors, Lancaster, NY, *86-88-174

9. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY, *85-91-176

10. Lacey Bensing, Ephrata, PA, *91-86-177

11. Katie Walsh, Baldwinsville, NY, *81-98-179

12. Anessa Amin, Easton, PA, *90-90-180

13. Frida Henningsson, Rye, NY, *93-88-181

14. Synclaire Kuhn, McMurray, PA, *90-92-182

15. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY, *97-86-183

15. Junghye Kim, Jamesville, NY, *91-92-183

15. Jenni York, Great Neck, NY, *89-94-183

18. Kate Evanko, West Chester, PA, *94-95-189

19. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA, *99-93-192

20. Meghan Fahey, Villanova, PA, *104-91-195

21. Julia Hyman, Allentown, PA, *110-88-198

22. Annie Caputo, Manlius, NY, *101-103-204

23. Gracie Stillman, Lititz, PA, *127-114-241

 

DID NOT FINISH

Scout Hammond, Skillman, NJ, *JWD