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Fischer, Bagasbas earn IJGT Player of the Week Honors – Feb. 10, 2015

The IJGT traveled to San Francisco, Calif., to host the first west coast tournament of the spring season, the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Club, on February 7-8, 2015. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of round two, resulting in a shortened one-day, 18-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT is proud to award this week’s Player of the Week honors to Austin Fischer of Orinda, Calif., and Angela Bagasbas of San Ramon, Calif.

Austin Fischer

Fischer made par on five consecutive holes on the front nine, holes No. 4 through 8. He then repeated the feat on the back nine making par on holes No. 11 through 15. The par-4 12th hole was arguably the most difficult on the course. Fischer’s tournament total of 79 earned him a fourth place finish.

Bagasbas poses with IJG Southeast Tournament Director Dan Costenbader after her victory.

Bagasbas poses with IJGT Southeast Tournament Director Dan Costenbader after her victory.

Bagasbas used three birdies to card the lowest score in the field, a 2-over 74. She recorded an eight-hole par-or-better streak beginning with the par-4 hole No. 8 and continuing through the par-3 15th. Bagasbas finished the back nine with an even-par 36, bringing her tournament total to 74.

Congratulations to both Austin Fischer and Angela Bagasbas on their IJGT Player of the Week honors!

Major Championship at Presidio – Final Results (Feb. 8, 2015)

Ma wins Boys 14 & Under Division by seven strokes

Karren earns first IJGT victory

The International Junior Golf Tour  hosted the first west coast tournament of the spring season, the Major Championship at Presidio, on February 7-8, 2015. The second round of the event was cancelled due to inclement weather resulting in a shortened one-day, 18-hole event. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

Drew KarrenDrew Karren of Orinda, Calif., made par on the entire back nine to finish with a 3-over 75, good enough to win the Boys 15-19 Division. The victory was Karren’s first on the International Junior Golf Tour.

In the win Karren also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior to card the lowest score in the final round of the event.

“My first nine holes were a little iffy, but I was able to par every hole on the back to round out a solid score,” Karren said after the win. “I would have liked to play more golf, but I’m definitely satisfied with the win”

Devin Gregg of San Anselmo, Calif., and Louie Euer of Loomis, Calif., finished one stroke behind Karren with tournament totals of 76 to tie for second place.

Gregg found particular success on the par-4s; he birdied the par-4 fifth and 16th holes.

Euer made par or better on all of the par-3s including a birdie on the par-3 15th hole.

Brian Ma 1AMilpitas, Calif., native Brian Ma used three birdies on the back nine to cruise to victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Ma opened the tournament by making par on the first three holes and never looked back. His tournament total of 76 paced the division by seven strokes.

“I played pretty well and it was nice playing with Angela [Bagabas], who shot a 74,” said Ma. “She pushed me to play better.”

Upland, Calif., native Mikee Ordona finished second in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a tournament total of 83. His lone birdie came on the par-4 eighth hole.

 

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Angela Bagabas recorded the lowest score in the field, a 2-over 74 to win the Girls Division. She also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls. Bagabas had an eight-hole par-or-better streak that lasted from the eighth hole through the 15th. She carded three birdies in the tournament on the par-4 first hole, the par-5 ninth and the par-5 18th.

“Yesterday’s round (round one) was really good with conditions, so I was able to play pretty well,” Bagabas said. “I think I could have scored lower but I’ll take a 74.”

The IJGT will continue tournament play on February 14-15, 2015 with the South Carolina Open at Kiawah Island. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

 

San Francisco, CA – Final Results of the IJGT Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on February 7, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,401 yards Par 72 (71.5./136). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 5,921 yards, Par 72 (69.9/127). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,652 yards, Par 71 (75.4/129).

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGT Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course

San Francisco, CA

February 7, 2015 (18 hole event due to inclement weather)

Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6401 yards, Par 72

1. Drew Karren, Orinda, CA *39-36–75

2. Devin Gregg, San Anselmo, CA *37-39–76

2. Louie Euer, Loomis, CA *39-37–76

4. Austin Fischer, Orinda, CA *39-40–79

5. Grant Fairbairn, Orinda, CA *38-42–80

5. Will Lagomarsino, Orinda, CA *39-41–80

5. Lane Cadell, Escalln, CA *43-37–80

8. Hayden Rodriguez, San Francisco, CA *45-40–85

8. PRES Sanassarian, Rocklin, CA *43-42–85

10. Richie Simons, Newport Beach, CA *43-48–91

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees, 5921 yards, Par 72

1. Brian Ma, Milpitas, CA *39-37–76

2. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *41-42–83

 

Girls Division- Red Tees, 5652 yards, Par 72

1. Angela Bagasbas, San Ramon, CA *38-36–74

 

Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course – Round one recap (Feb. 7, 2015)

The International Junior Golf Tour traveled to San Francisco, Calif., for the first west coast event of the year, the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course. Juniors teed off in the Golden State beginning at 9:40 a.m. PST for the first of two rounds. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Drew Karren of Orinda, Calif., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

75 – His round one score for the lead is a 3-over 75

9 – Karren made par on the entire back nine

2 – His two birdies came on the par-5 hole No. 2 and the par-4 hole No. 8

1 – Karren leads the Boys 15-19 Division by a single stroke

The Boys 14 & Under Division is led by Brian Ma of Milpitas, Calif. His round in numbers:

76 – His opening round 76 to move ahead of the division with a five-stroke lead

3 – Ma carded a division-best three birdies in round one

1 – This is Ma’s first IJGT event

Angela Bagabas of San Ramon, Calif., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

3 – Bagabas’ three birdies came on the par-4 first hole, the par-5 ninth and the par-5 18th

8 – Her eight-hole par-or-better streak came on holes No. 8 through 15

4.5 – Her average on par-5s

74 – Her round one score to carry the lead

The second round of the Major Championship at Presidio will take place tomorrow, February 8, 2015, with tee times beginning at 9:40 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

IJGT Players of the Week – February 1-2

San Francisco, Calif. – The IJGT traveled west to San Francisco, Calif., to host the Major Championship at the Presidio Golf Course February 1-2, 2014. The two day 36-hole tournament featured a competitive field of 38 players across three Divisions. Competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, players battled through both rain and shine for first. Being the first of the west coast Events, the IJGT staff was thrilled to work with juniors based largely from the west. While round one brought with it beautiful California sunshine, day two brought challenging wind and rain. Despite the worsened conditions of day two, many players still posted improved round-two scores. Sasha Lobel of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bibilani Liu of Cupertino, Ca., both earned Player of the Week honors after placing in the top three in their respective Divisions.

DSC_0850In his third year with the IJGT, Lobel has seen a significant improvement in his golf game. His second-place finish marked his first top-three finish in an IJGT Event, a significant improvement from placement in Events played in years prior. Lobel’s  81-71–152 overall performance was highlighted by seven birdies, the most in the Boys 15-19 Division. Adding in par finishes on 17 of 36 holes, he posted a nine-hole bogey-free streak in round two. Lobel is also a member of the First Tee of Pittsburgh program.

 

 

DSC_0900Liu joined the Major Championship as a fresh face competing in her first ever IJGT Event. The California native made an noteworthy first impression as she made par on 23 of 36 holes, proving consistency was key. Liu was the front-runner of both rounds in the Girls Division and tallied just one double bogey for the entire tournament, finishing with a score of 79-79–158 overall. Grateful for her membership to the First Tee program, Liu hopes that the Major Championship is the first of many IJGT Events in which she will participate.

For full results from the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course, click here.