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DC Shootout at National Golf Club – Final Results

 Powderly fires back-to-back 74’s to earn IJGT title

Cooper claims crown in Boys 14 & Under Division

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the DC Shootout at National Golf Club. Junior golfers from the Northeast competed in the 36-hole tournament over Columbus Day Weekend for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

Liam Powderly of Cockeysville, Md., earned the victory in the Boys 15-19 Division after putting together back-to-back scores of 2-over, 74. This was Powderly’s second victory at National Golf Club, as he also won the 2014 DC Shootout at National Golf Club in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Liam Powderly won the Boys 15-19 Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

Liam Powderly won the Boys 15-19 Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

Using last year’s success as a confidence boost, Powderly was able to get off to a strong start in the windy conditions in the opening round. He carded an even-par, 36 on the opening nine and never looked back. Powderly made three birdies on the day and posted a three-stroke lead going into the final round.

Powderly knew the final round would not come easy as his fellow competitors would make a charge. Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., did just that getting to within one stroke after 11 holes. The turning point of the tournament for Powderly came on the 12th hole at National Golf Club, where he was able to make birdie after firing a great approach shot into the green. From there, Powderly played solid down the stretch to secure his second IJGT victory.

“Winning feels very good. I played very well this weekend so all the practice is paying off and it feels great,” commented Powderly.

Powderly’s final-round score of 2-over, 74 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the player who records the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

Baker finished the tournament in second place with a total score of 152. Thomas Lipowicz of Alexandria, Va., earned third place after carding a tournament total of 159.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Matt Cooper of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., came out victorious after carding a tournament total of 161. Cooper got off to a hot start in the first round playing his first 11 holes in 1-under-par including three birdies. After a few setbacks, Cooper was able to post a score of 80 to build a six-stroke lead over his competition.

Matt  Cooper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club.

Matt Cooper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at the DC Shootout at National Golf Club

In the final round, Cooper focused on his own game and knew that if he played well there was no one that would be able to catch him. Cooper made three more birdies in the final round, including one to open his round. He finished the day with a score of 81, which gave him his first IJGT victory.

“My mindset coming in to today was to come in and hit greens, play my game, and make pars. I wanted to make my competitor make birdie to win so I tried to hit greens and make par,” said Cooper.

Will Tormey of Bronxville, N.Y., finished in second place with a tournament total of 164, including a 78 in the final round.

The IJGT will travel to Pooler, Ga., for the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters on Oct. 17-18, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, IJGT Merit Points, and AJGA Performance Stars. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 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 30 states and 30 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 AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – Final-round results of the DC Shootout at National Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 11, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,689 yards, Par 72 (72.3/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,988 yards, Par 72 (68.7/126).

Weather:       
Round 1: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 0-5 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
DC Shootout at National Golf Club
Fort Washington, Md.
October 10-11, 2015 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,689 yards, Par 72
1. Liam Powderly, Cockeysville, MD, *74-74–148
2. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD, *77-75–152
3. Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA, *77-82–159
4. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ, *80-80–160
5. Carlo Pizzano, College Park, MD, *80-81–161
6. William Sheedy, Washington, DC, *87-75–162
6. Bobby Mulreaney, Lutherville, MD, *84-78–162
8. Mike Viggiano, Haworth, NJ, *88-87–175
9. Tyler Poirier, Mclean, VA, *94-88–182
10. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD, *99-86–185

DID NOT FINISH
West Shaw, Alexandria, VA, *84-WD
Kameron Daniels, Bowie, MD, *86-WD

Boys 14 & Under Division – Blue Tees- 5,988 yards, Par 72
1. Matt Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, NY, *80-81–161
2. Will Tormey, Bronxville, NY, *86-78–164

IJGT announces All-IJGT Teams and Players of the Year

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announces All-IJGT Teams

Shiso Go, Jack Halleron and Victoria Parker named IJGT Players of the Year

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is pleased to announce its Players of the Year and All-IJGT Teams.

Shiso GoShiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, is the Boys 15-19 Division Player of the Year. Go placed in the top 10 in all 10 IJGT events he competed in this season, including wins at the IJGT College Series at NC State, the Major Championship at Dormie Club and the IJGA Invitational. His lowest score of the season was a 3-under 69, which he carded twice.

The rest of the Boys 15-19 Division All-IJGT Team includes: Jason Stokes of Channel Islands, Jersey, Conor Byrne of Dublin, Ireland, Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, Xue Wen Luo of Haikou, China, Santiago Diaz of Merida, Mexico, Mark Benevento of Somers Pt., N.J., Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va., Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., and Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India.

 

Jack HalleronJack Halleron of Timonium, Md., won five IJGT events, including three Majors, to earn IJGT Player of the Year honors for the Boys 14 & Under Division. Halleron placed in the top two in all seven events he competed in and won the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club, the Major Championship at Duke University, the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club, the Major Championship at Bulle Rock and the College Series at the University of Maryland. His lowest round was a 1-under 70 at the University of Maryland.

The rest of the Boys 14 & Under All-IJGT Team includes: Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., Evan Greenplate of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa., Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Ayushman Jaiswal of Bangalore, India, John Updike of Wayne, Pa., Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., and TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y.

 

Victoria ParkerVictoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., is the Girls Division IJGT Player of the Year. Parker captured three IJGT titles at the College Series at Penn State University, the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club and the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club. Her lowest round was a 1-under 71, which she carded during the first round of the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club.

The rest of the Girls Division All-IJGT Team includes: Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y., Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India, Bunyaporn “Nat” Zeng of Bangkok, Thailand, Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sophie Guo of Bluffton, S.C., and Kayla Kozak of Bluffton, S.C.

The IJGT Tour Rankings are based on IJGT Merit Points, which are awarded to the top 10 finishers at every IJGT event. Double merit points are awarded at Major Championships.

Boys 15-19 Division All-IJGT Team

Shiso Go
Jason Stokes
Conor Byrne
Tennoshin Ogawa
Xue Wen Luo
Santiago Diaz
Mark Benevento
Trey Wren
Kyle Vance
Ritwik Jain

Boys 14 & Under Division All-IJGT Team

Jack Halleron
Luke Sample
Ford Bennett
Evan Greenplate
Jake Calamaro
Chase Phillips
Ayushman Jaiswal
John Updike
Lou Baker
TJ Buck
 

Girls Division All-IJGT Team

Victoria Parker
Sera Tadokoro
Madison Braman
Kelly Whaley
Shannon Brooks
Ankita Kedlaya
Bunyaporn “Nat” Zeng
Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob
Sophie Guo
Kayla Kozak

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 AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, EyeLine Golf and the International Junior Golf Academy.

 

College Series at University of Maryland – Final Results (May 17, 2015)

Halleron captures fifth IJGT title

Ayanian earns first IJGT win 

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Maryland to host the College Series at University of Maryland on May 16-17, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.

McLean, Va., native Justin Ayanian built off his round one lead to win the Boys 15-19 Division title. He started the first round off strong making par on holes No. 1 through 8. The highlight of the tournament for him was carding an eagle on the par-5 13th hole on the way to recording a 1-under 35 on the back nine in round one. “I hit 5-iron from 206 yards, stuck it to six feet and made the putt,” he said of the eagle. Ayanian shot a 1-over 72 in round one and a 3-over 74 in round two good for a 146 tournament total and sole possession of first place.

“It’s my first win with the IJGT,” Ayanian said after the tournament. “It feels good. I’ve been in contention in a few tournaments, but I finally put it all together today.”

After finishing the first round two strokes off of the lead, Michael Jones of Potomac Md., almost made a comeback, but his attempt came just short as he finished the tournament one stroke behind Ayanain. After a 10-hole par-or-better streak in round one, Jones had an eight-hole par-or-better streak in round two that included three birdies. He was coming off a win in last weekend’s IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club.

Karsen Rush of Chambersburg, Pa., placed third in the Boys 15-19 Division with a 149 two-day total. Rush birdied the par-5 13th hole in both rounds.

After carding a 1-under 70, the lowest score of the weekend, in round one, Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., shot a 3-over 74 in round two, good for a 144 tournament total and first place in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Halleron carded a division-high nine birdies during the tournament to earn the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award. He carded back-to-back birdies twice in round one.

The win was Halleron’s fifth of the season. “It is very exciting [to win],” Halleron said after the tournament. “I’ve won a few tournaments this season, but it always feels good to win.”

Fellow Timonium, Md., native Lou Baker finished in second with a 150 tournament total. He birdied the par-5 ninth hole in both rounds. John Updike of Wayne, Pa., finished in third with a 151 two-day total.

Caroline DeLoach of Fairfax, Va., won the Girls Division with a 166 tournament total. “My short game was working very well this weekend,” DeLoach said after her victory. “I was able to get up-and-down a lot during the round. I have been working on my short game lately and it paid off this weekend.” Her second-round 80 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and junior to card the lowest score in the final round of an event.

Johnni Parlett of Owings, Md., carded a 169 tournament total to finish second in the Girls Division. Skylar Sload of Ashburn, Va., finished third with a 172 two-day total.

The IJGT will conclude its spring season with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club on May 24-26, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

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 AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, EyeLine Golf and the International Junior Golf Academy.

College Park, MD – Final Results of the College Series at University of Maryland on May 16-17, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,662 yards Par 71 (71.9/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,172 yards, Par 71 (69.7/129). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,881 yards, Par 71 (74.0/127).

International Junior Golf Tour

College Series at University of Maryland Golf Course

College Park, MD             

May 16th– 17th, 2015

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,662 yards, Par 71

1. Justin Ayanian, McLean, VA *72-74–146

2. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD *74-73–147

3. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *77-72–149

4. Jordan Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *74-77–151

4. Jason Guintu, Potomac Falls, VA *79-72–151

4. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *76-75–151

4. Chase Miller, Bernville, PA *73-78–151

8. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ *77-75–152

9. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA *81-72–153

9. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *81-72–153

11. Robert Falconer, Mechanicsburg, PA *78-77–155

11. Nicholas Mejia, Woodstock, MD *80-75–155

13. Marty McGuckin, Valley Forge, PA *80-76–156

14. Kyle Jones, Frederick, MD *78-79–157

15. Adam Reiskin, Bethesda, MD *81-77–158

15. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *76-82–158

15. Joe Miller, Chantilly, VA *77-81–158

18. Jabril Arnold, Bowie, MD *76-83–159

18. Charlie Kovalcik, Yardley, PA *81-78–159

20. Max Finkel, Rockville, MD *84-76–160

21. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD *78-83–161

22. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *80-82–162

22. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *83-79–162

22. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *82-80–162

22. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *83-79–162

26. Jordan Bobb, Rockville, MD *80-83–163

27. Peter King, Bethesda, MD *83-81–164

27. Phillip Held, Lafayette Hill, PA *85-79–164

29. Justin Gorton, Bethesda, MD *84-82–166

30. Isaac Wood, Hollidaysburg, PA *85-82–167

31. Jordan Tasaka-Maunupau, Fairfax, VA *83-85–168

32. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *85-84–169

32. Justin Donawa, Baltimore, MD *89-80–169

34. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *88-84–172

35. Clark Thomas, Oakton, VA *89-84–173

36. Adam Miller, Silver Spring, MD *91-94–185

37. Pat Murphy, Summit, NJ *99-98–197

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA

Girls Division- White Tees, 5,881 yards, Par 71

1. Caroline DeLoach, Fairfax, VA *86-80–166

2. Johnni Parlett, Owings, MD *86-83–169

3. Skylar Sload, Ashburn, VA *90-82–172

DID NOT FINISH

WD. Aneka Seumanutafa, Frederick, MD *75-0–75

Boys 14 and Under Division- Gold Tees, 6,172 yards, Par 71

 

1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *70-74–144

2. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD *74-76–150

3. John Updike, Wayne, PA *80-71–151

4. Trent Geritz, Towson, MD *76-76–152

5. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *78-78–156

6. Christopher Lee, New Market, MD *78-81–159

7. Austin Steckler, Glen Arm, MD *80-80–160

7. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *81-79–160

9. Brandon Wilson, Perry Hall, MD *82-80–162

10. Aj Aivazoglou, Glen Mills, PA *88-81–169

10. Noah Siman, Rockville, MD *83-86–169

12. S. Dean Satouri, Chantilly, VA *91-79–170

13. Daniel Schindler, Pittsford, NY *89-82–171

14. Drew Rubinstein, North Potomac, MD *116-103–219

 

 

 

Major Championship at Bulle Rock – Final Results (April 26, 2015)

Halleron wins fourth consecutive IJGT tournament

Brooks dominates Girls Division

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Maryland to host the Major Championship at Bulle Rock on April 25-26, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., followed his round one 78 with a 79 in round two to finish with a 157 tournament total and a victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Halleron recorded the division’s longest par-or-better streak, which came on holes No. 9 through 15 in round one. The win was Halleron’s fourth consecutive IJGT victory.

“It was exciting to win against such a strong field,” Halleron said after the tournament. “This win feels really good.”

Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., carded a 159 tournament total to finish second. Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., and Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., finished just one stroke behind Bennett with 160 tournament totals, good for a share of third place.

Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., made par or better on the entire front nine, including a birdie on the par-4 fifth hole, to finish the first round with a 1-over 73. She built off her round one lead to card a 5-over 77 in round two, good for a 150 tournament total and the Girls Division title. “I came out today wanting to play the same as I did yesterday,” she said after her win.

Brooks made par a division-best 25 times during the tournament. She led the division in scoring average on both par-4s and par-5s to win by an impressive eight strokes. “I am excited to be playing golf for the University of Tennessee next year,” Brooks said when asked about her future plans. “I know a lot of the girls on the team and it is a good group of golfers. I am excited to be playing in a great conference.”

Sirena Walsh of Chantilly, Va., finished second with a 158 tournament total. She carded back-to-back birdies on the par-4 sixth and par-3 seventh holes in round two. She also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female golfers to card the lowest scores in the final round of an event.

Wilmington, Del., native Phoebe Brinker and Towson Md., native Charlotte Simpson tied for third with 168 tournament totals. Simpson birdied the par-4 first hole in both rounds.

Brinker carded five birdies during the tournament to win the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award, the award presented to the junior to card the most birdies in each division.

Cole Berger of Malvern, Pa., made par on the 18th hole in round two to win the Boys 15-19 Division by a single stroke. He shaved two strokes off his round one 78 to card a 4-over 76 in round two, good for a 154 tournament total. He made five birdies during the tournament including back-to-back birdies on the par-3 third and par-4 fourth holes in round two.

When asked about his victory, Berger said, “It was awesome winning on a great course against great competition.”

Luke Schaap of Potomac, Md., finished in second with a 155 tournament total, one stroke off the lead. Schaap and Berger both earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Will Koras of Lutherville, Md., and Jairus Gaines of Baltimore, Md., tied for third with 156 tournament totals, just two strokes off the lead.

Sixth-place finisher Andrew Warfield of Southborough, Mass., carded six birdies during the tournament to win the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award.

The IJGT Northeast Tour will continue tournament play with the Rochester Open at Mendon Golf Club on May 2-3, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

Havre de Grace, MD – Final Results of the Major Championship at Bulle Rock on April 25-26, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,765 yards Par 72 (73.8/141). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,098 yards, Par 72 (71.2/136). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,903 yards, Par 72 (74.6/131).

International Junior Golf Tour

Major Championship at Bulle Rock

Havre De Grace, MD

April 25-26, 2015 

Boys 15-19 Division- Gold Tees, 6,765 yards, Par 72

1. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *78-76–154

2. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *79-76–155

3. Will Koras, Lutherville, MD *76-80–156

3. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *77-79–156

5. Jack Rolle, Bethesda, MD *81-78–159

6. Andrew Warfield, Southborough, MA, *82-78–160

7. Will Ford, Reisterstown, MD *79-82–161

8. Jack Melville, Maple Glen, PA *86-76–162

8. Nicholas Mejia, Woodstock, MD *80-82–162

10. Trip Smith, Phoenix, MD *83-80–163

10. Paul Terminello, White Plains, NY *79-84–163

10. Teddy Zinsner, Alexandria, VA *82-81–163

10. Will Haller, Gaithersburg, MD *77-86–163

14. Thomas Dzwonczyk, North Abington Township, PA,*83-82–165

15. Drew Petri, New Hope, PA *77-89–166

16. Campbell Wolf, Enola, PA *82-85–167

17. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *87-81–168

17. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *86-82–168

17. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *85-83–168

17. Connor Schmidt, Venetia, PA *82-86–168

21. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *85-84–169

21. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *83-86–169

23. Taso Scilaris, Bethesda, MD *83-87–170

23. Anthony Barr, Harleysville, PA *83-87–170

25. Kevin May, Baltimore, MD *83-88–171

26. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *87-86–173

26. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *84-89–173

26. Tyler Caballero, Timonium, MD *84-89–173

29. Michael Burns, Blue Bell, PA *85-89–174

30. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *89-86–175

30. Mj Bricker, York, PA *86-89–175

32. Justin Donawa, Baltimore, MD *86-90–176

33. Clark Thomas, Oakton, VA, *89-88–177

34. Jake Geis, Lutherville, MD *89-91–180

35. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *88-94–182

36. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD *92-92–184

37. Will Long, Towson, MD *87-100–187

38. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *93-104–197

 

DID NOT FINISH


JWD. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA *81

JWD. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *84

Boys 14 & Under Division-Blue Tees- 6,098 yards, Par 72

1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *78-79–157

2. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *82-77–159

3. Luke Sample, New York, NY *78-82–160

3. Lou Baker, Timonium, MD *80-80–160

5. Jake Calamaro, Newtown Square, PA *81-84–165

6. Trent Geritz, Towson, MD *81-87–168

7. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *83-86–169

8. Andrew Wallace, Narberth, PA *88-87–175

9. Austin Steckler, Glen Arm, MD *91-85–176

10. Ty Brinker, Wilmington, DE *97-87–184

11. Steven Walsh, Chantilly, VA *92-95–187

11. Aj Aivazoglou, Glen Mills, PA *90-97–187

13. Alex Mulrooney, Wilmington, DE *99-90–189

Girls Division- White Tees- 5,903 yards, Par 72

1. Shannon Brooks, Vienna, VA *73-77–150

2. Sirena Walsh, Chantilly, VA *82-76–158

3. Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, DE *83-85–168

3. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *79-89–168

5. Jennifer Cleary, Wilmington, DC *87-85–172

6. Kate Evanko, West Chester, PA *85-90–175

7. Hannah Fireman, Ambler, PA *92-96–188

8. Sofia Amoroso, West Chester, PA *98-98–196

College Series at The University of Maryland – Tour Preview

Golf-Course-September-2009-B-014In the penultimate weekend of the spring season, the IJGT Northeast Tour will host the College Series at The University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on May 16-17, 2015.

This event will give IJGT members the chance to play at an NCAA Division I facility, the University of Maryland Golf Course.

Opened on the University of Maryland’s campus in 1959, the par-71 golf course underwent extensive renovation for the first time in 2009. To read more about the course’s history, click here.

In 2003, the course was named a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. The approximately 150 acres of wooded and rolling terrain is home to multiple species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles as well as dozens of varieties of trees.

Juniors will compete for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.

The Boys 14 & Under Division is particularly strong. Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., tops the list of players to watch as he’s seeking his fifth title of the season. John Updike of Wayne, Pa., is coming off back-to-back wins on the IJGT in The Architects Cup in April and last weekend’s IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country ClubFord Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., has four top-three finishes this season, but will look to earn his first victory this weekend. S. Dean Satouri of Chantilly, Va., won the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill GC in March and will look to add a second IJGT win to his resume. Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., and James Meyers of Wexford, Pa., both have two top-three finishes this season, but have yet to win an event.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Michael Jones of Potomac, Md., is coming off a victory in last weekend’s IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club and will look to extend his winning streak. Justin Ayanian of McLean, Va., tied for fourth in the last IJGT event he competed in, the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill GC in March, and will try to break into the top-three this weekend.

During the tournament, follow the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT for live updates. You can find tee times and view the leaderboard here on the IJGT website or by downloading the IJGT app on your phone or tablet.

 

MAJOR Championship at Bulle Rock – Tour Preview

The IJGT Northeast Tour will travel to Havre de Grace, Md., to host the Major Championship at Bulle Rock on April 25-26, 2015.

Named for the first thoroughbred horse brought to North America, Bulle Rock is known as the premier golf destination in Maryland and was designed by the legendary Pete Dye. It is the only 5-star golf facility in the Mid-Atlantic and has been ranked by Zagat readers as one of the nation’s Top 50 golf courses. Voted as one of America’s toughest courses by Golf Digest in 2012, Bulle Rock played host to the LPGA Championships from 2005-2009.

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Opened in 1998, the Bulle Rock course is known for its unique 18 holes. It was named to Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses in February.

The par-72 golf course has a slope rating of 148 and a course rating of 76.6. Because it’s a Major Championship, competitors will have the opportunity to earn twice as many IJGT Merit Points. Juniors in the Boys 15-19 Division and Girls Division will also be competing for AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions. This year’s field looks to be extremely competitive.

Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., has won three consecutive IJGT events, including two Major Championships. He finished seventh in last year’s Major Championship at Bulle Rock. He will face some stiff competition in the Boys 14 & Under Division of this year’s tournament. Lou Baker, also of Timonium, Md., finished second behind Halleron in the Major Championship at Duke University at the end of last month and will aim to take the title this weekend. Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., has finished in the top-five in all four IJGT events he’s competed in this season. He is very familiar with the course as this will be his third IJGT event at Bulle Rock. Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa., will aim to earn another title after winning the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin earlier this month. Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., will be competing for his third IJGT victory of the season; he won the IJGT Jersey Open at Buena Vista in September and the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate in March. Finally, John Updike of Wayne, Pa., is coming off a first-place finish in The Architects Cup last weekend.

Taso Scilaris of Bethesda, Md., and Paul Terminello of White Plains, N.Y., top the list of players to watch in the Boys 15-19 Division as they both have one IJGT win this season. Scilaris won the only other IJGT event he’s played in this season, the DC Shootout at National Golf Club in October. Terminello’s victory also came in October at the IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay. Anthony Barr of Harleysville, Pa., and Danny Dougherty of Wilmington, Del., competed in the Boys 14 & Under Division of last year’s Major Championship at Bulle Rock, but will be competing in the Boys 15-19 Division this year. Mike Bliss of Newtown, Pa., and Matthew Bastian of Media, Pa., finished eighth and 18th, respectively, in the Boys 15-19 Division of last year’s event.

In the Girls Division, Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., has finished in the top-two in both IJGT tournaments she’s competed in this season. She’ll look to add another win to her resume after earning the title in the IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill in March. Kate Evanko of West Chester, Pa., will also be fighting for her second IJGT win of the season having won the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club in September.

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