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Bridgestone Series at Longaberger – May 18-19, 2013 – Final Results

Hoshor takes home first IJGT title

Hughes captures crown at Longaberger

NASHPORT, Ohio – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the final event in the Bridgestone Series at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio May 18-19. With beautiful conditions, 22 elite junior golfers representing five states competed for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points in this two-day 36-hole competition.

Cory HoshorIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Cory Hoshor of Buffalo, W.Va., had a three-stroke lead heading into Sunday. Hoshor had a quick start on Saturday with a birdie and an eagle on the front nine, and carded a 4-over-par 76 in his first round. Hoshor also earned KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro honors for his impressive first-round play. With fellow competitor Jack Ford of Springboro, Ohio, close behind, Hoshor needed to bring his “A” game on Sunday.

Hoshor’s final round did not start off the way he intended, but he quickly turned it around by making par on five consecutive holes to end his front nine. Ford was trailing by two strokes after the turn, which made for an exciting back nine. Hoshor made par on the first three holes on the back nine, which gave him the momentum to take home his first IJGT title. The par 3s were the difference maker for Hoshor, as he made par on every one carding a tournament total of 158.

“It feels so cool to win on this level with the IJGT being such a big tour,” said Hoshor. “My iron game was on this weekend, and I was able to hit great approach shots that turned into birdies.”

Finishing just behind Hosher was Ford, with a weekend score of 159. Rounding out the top three in the Boys 15-19 Division was Eddie Zhang of Murrysville, Pa., carding a weekend total of 163.

C.J. HughesC.J. Hughes of Indiana, Pa., took home the title in the Boys 14 & Under Division carding a first round 4-over-par 76. On Saturday, Hughes shot a 38 on the front nine, which included an impressive birdie on the tough par-3 ninth hole at Longaberger Golf Club. He also earned KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro honors for his first-round score. Hughes had a five-stroke lead over the competition going into the final round of play on Sunday.

“I just wanted to put the first round behind me and just have a clean slate for the second 18,” said Hughes.

On Sunday, Hughes got off to a hot start with four birdies and no bogeys which put him at 4-under-par after the turn. He continued his great play by making birdie on the tough par-5 No. 10. Hughes’s finished with a 2-under-par 70 to round out a fantastic weekend. Hughes’s spectacular second-round play earned him Clazic Belts Low Final Round honors and most importantly, his first IJGT Title.

“It feels really good to take home my first IJGT title.” said Hughes. “It is going to help me heading into future tournaments.”

Coming in second place was Jake Sollon of Venetia, Pa., with a final score of 155. Rounding out the top three in the Boys 14 & Under Division was Angelo Mancinelli of Moosic, Pa., with a tournament total of 174.

Gillian AlexanderIn the Girls Division, Gillian Alexander of Rices Landing, Pa., took home the title in dramatic fashion. Alexander, who carded a first-round 83, earned KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro honors and had a one-stroke lead heading into Sunday. Emily Doyle of Horseheads, N.Y., trailed Alexander by one stroke and Audrey Clawson of Sarver, Pa., was close behind trailing by two strokes, which made for an exciting final round.

After a shaky start in her final round, Alexander found herself trailing Doyle by two strokes after the turn. After a strong first couple of holes on the back nine, Alexander and Doyle were even after 14 holes. Doyle made par on No. 16 and No. 17, which gave her a one-stroke lead heading into the final hole. Alexander saved her best shots for No. 18 as she stuck her approach shot 15 feet from the hole. She made par on No. 18, which was just enough to put her in first place at the Bridgestone Series at Longaberger.

“It feels really good to win,” Alexander said. “It is definitely going to be a big confidence booster heading into my future tournaments.”

The IJGT will be heading to Orlando, Fla. next weekend to host its annual Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club May 25-27. For more information on the Tournament of Champions or any other IJGT event 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.

 

NASHPORT, Ohio – Final round results of the IJGT Bridgestone Series at Longaberger conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 19, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6866 yards, Par 72 (73.0/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6367 yards, Par 72 (70.8/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 6071 yards, Par 72 (74.5/128).

Weather: Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour
The Bridgestone Series at Longaberger
Nashport, Ohio
May 18-19, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division-(Gold Tees) 6,866 Yards, Par 72
1. Cory Hoshor, Buffalo, WV *76-82–158
2. Jack Ford, Springboro, OH *79-80–159
3. Eddie Zhang, Murrysville, PA *82-81–163
4.Patrick Sheerer, Pittsburgh, PA *86-79–165
4. Kellen Bohn, Bettendorf, IA *83-82–165
6. Aaron Liebenthal, Sylvania, OH *83-85–168
7. Ben Mullins, Valencia, PA *85-91–176
8. Bobby Hapanowicz, Presto, PA *90-87–177
9. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *90-89–179
9. Collin Davis, Pittsburgh, PA *89-90–179
11. Dominick Mancinelli, Moosic, PA *87-93–180
DID NOT FINISH
Skyler Roederer, Cambridge, OH *92-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Nick Lowry, Mars, PA *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Boys 14 & Under Division-(Blue Tees) 6,387 Yards, Par 72
1. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA *76-700–146
2. Jake Sollon, Venetia, PA *81-74–155
3. Angelo Mancinelli, Moosic, PA *87-87–174
4. Matthew Bonadies, New Albany, OH *88-88–176
5. Paul Mastros, Wintersville, OH *95-97–192
6. Alexander Giatras, Charleston, WV *102-111–213
Girls Division-(White Tees) 6,071 Yards, Par 72
1. Gillian Alexander, Rices Landing, PA *83-82–165
2. Emily Doyle, Horseheads, NY *84-83–167
3. Audrey Clawson, Sarver, PA *85-93–178
4. Anna Schatschneider, Avon, OH *111-99–210
5. Erica Mawhorr, Zanesville, OH *119-103–222
DID NOT FINISH
Jaclyn Fanola, Monroe, MI *DQ (Rule 6-3a)

 

Photo Of The Week- May 18-19, 2013

Northeast Tour

Cory Hoshor of Buffalo, W.Va. Hoshor was selected for this weeks Photo of the Week after his strong following on Facebook. Holsher is pictured here holding his first place trophy at the beautiful Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. The Challenging course at Longaberger made for a tough weekend for every competitor, but Hoshor came out on top in the Boys 15-19 Division. His consistent play and strong iron game helped him earn his first IJGT Title. The International Junior Golf Tour congratulates Hoshor on his first win, and we look forward to seeing him at future events.

Cory Hoshor

2013 Bridgestone Series – Final Weekend

 

NASHPORT, Ohio – The International Junior Golf Tour external_link.png (IJGT) will host its final Bridgestone Series Event this weekend.  This last tournament, The Bridgestone Series at Longaberger external_link.png, is held on the No. 1 ranked course you can play by Golfweek in the state of Ohio.  For more information on this Event please check out our website at IJGT.com.  Here are the current standings for The Bridgestone Series leading into the final event:

 

Boys 15-19 Division    Finish   Points
Johnson Ko

T1

    110
Nick Musshafen

T1

    110
Ezekiel Zhao

2

     95
Hunter Lee

T3

    87.5
Ethan Means

T3

    87.5
Andrew Britton

4

     80
Mike Hanrahan

5

     70
James Nabial

6

     60
Boys 14 Under Division     Finish    Points
Leo Hernandez        T1

110

Jake Sollon

 T1

110

Brett Levenstein

 T2

       95
George Ward        T2

 95

Girls Division      Finish     Points
Raphaella Kang

   T1

  110

Katie Edelblut

   T1

  110

Mia Baringer

   T2

   95

Erin DiDonato         T2

   95

Allyson Wentworth

   T3

   80

Sarah Kokotajlo

   T3

   80

Linda Wang

    4

    70

 

 

Points will be awarded to the top 10 players in the Boys 15-19, Boys 14 Under and Girls Divisions in each of the denoted events in the Bridgestone Tournament Series. The following is the breakdown for points per event:

1st – 110 points                                6th – 50 points

2nd – 95 points                                7th – 40 points

3rd – 80 points                                 8th – 30 points

4th – 70 points                                 9th – 20 points

  5th – 60 points                                 10th – 10 points

 

If there are ties for a specific place, the points will be split evenly. For example, a three player tie for 2nd Place would result in each player receiving 81.67 points (245 total points for 2nd (95), 3rd (80) and 4th (70), divided evenly among three players). In order to receive points toward the Bridgestone Tournament Series players must play a Bridgestone Ball.  

[separator text=”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, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444

 

IJGT Announces Spring 2013 Bridgestone Tournament Series

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce the 2013 Spring Bridgestone  Tournament Series. After a successful series in 2012, the IJGT Bridgestone Tournament Series offers extra incentive to juniors who participate in specific events using a Bridgestone ball during competition. This season the tournament series is as follows:

Bridgestone Tournament Series at Westfields – March 16-17 – Clifton, Va. 

Bridgestone Tournament Series at Greate Bay – March 30-31 – Somers Point, N.J. 

Bridgestone Tournament Series at Longaberger – May 18-19 – Nashport, Ohio 

The Bridgestone Series will be open to any registered participants in the previously listed tournaments. Juniors who choose to participate will earn points for their finish in their respective divisions (Boys 15-19, Boys 14 & Under, and Girls) based on the following points scale.

1st – 110 points
2nd – 95 points
3rd – 80 points
4th – 70 points
5th – 60 points
6th – 50 points
7th – 40 points
8th – 30 points
9th – 20 points
10th – 10 points

Here is the kicker: in order to be eligible to earn points you must play a Bridgestone Golf ball. The IJGT hands out a dozen top of line Bridgestone B-330 Series golf balls to each participant at every tournament. Some prominent players on the PGA TOUR and LPGA who play Bridgestone include Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, and Paula Creamer. Starting this year, Bridgestone Golf will also give a hat to every player that chooses to participate in the challenge.

At the conclusion of these three events, the grand prize will be awarded to the overall point leader in each division. The winners will get to choose from one of the following prizes:

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or
12 dozen Bridgestone Golf balls of their choice
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The Bridgestone Tournament Series events will fill up quickly! Sign up today to reserve your chance to win the grand prize!

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