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IJGT alumnus, Martin Piller wins Web.com Tour’s Digital Ally Open

IJGT alumnus, Martin Piller of Dallas, Texas, collected his second title of the year on the Web.com Tour after winning the Digital Ally Open on August 9, 2015 in Overland Park, Kan. He finished the tournament at 26-under and earned a four-stroke victory, his second Web.com Tour victory in three starts. Piller had the 54-hole lead going into the final round where he carded a bogey-free 5-under 66 to claim the victory. With the title, Piller moved into second position on the Web.com Tour’s Money List, where the Top 25 finishers will automatically earn their PGA Tour for the 2015-2016 season.

IJGT alumnus, Martin Piller, wins the Web.com Tour's Digital Ally Open (photo credit - pgatour.com)

IJGT alumnus, Martin Piller, wins the Web.com Tour’s Digital Ally Open (photo credit – pgatour.com)

To read more about Piller’s victory click here and here.

On the IJGT, Martin Piller won the IJGT at ChampionsGate in October of 2002 with scores of 70-72-69.

Other IJGT alumni with notable finishes were Sebastian Vazquez of Mexico City, Mexico, and Michael Kim of Del Mar, Calif., who finished in a tie for third place with scores of 20-under, 264. Vazquez was a Monday qualifier at the Digital Ally Open.

 

IJGT alumnus, Martin Piller, wins Web.com's Albertsons Boise Open

Martin Piller, a native of Dallas, Texas, won the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco with a tournament score of 28-under 256. This was the second lowest score in the history of the Web.com Tour, and it gave his a six-stroke victory, which propelled him to fourth on the Web.com Tour money list. This is a significant victory for Piller, as it guarantees him his PGA Tour card for the 2015-2016 season. It will be his first permanent status on the PGA Tour since 2011. This is Piller’s fourth career Web.com Tour victory.

Fellow IJGT alumnus, Michael Kim finished in a tie for fifth place at the tournament.

To read more about Piller’s victory click here.

Martin Piller wins Web.com Tour's Boise Open (photo credit - Golfweek)

Martin Piller wins Web.com Tour’s Boise Open (photo credit – Golfweek)

On the IJGT, Martin Piller won the IJGT at ChampionsGate in October of 2002 with scores of 70-72-69.

 

IJGT ELITE: Beau Hossler earns first collegiate win

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IJGT ELITE News

February 25-March 3, 2015

The IJGT would like to congratulate Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., on recording his first collegiate win this past weekend! Hossler, a sophomore at the University of Texas, carded a 4-under 212 tournament total during the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational to lead the Longhorns to their second win of the season. He was the only competitor to finish under par and won by five strokes. After the win, Hossler earned Golfweek men’s college golf Player of the Week honors. Fellow IJGT alum Jonathan Garrick (UCLA) tied for fourth with a tournament total of 3-over 219.

The following IJGT ELITE members also recorded top-10 finishes in NCAA tournaments last week:

Bruin Wave Invitational — Los Angeles, CA — March 2-3, 2015

Erynne Lee (UCLA), who finished second in the 2005 IJGT event at The Sandpiper, captured the individual title with an even-par 216 tournament total. She won by a decisive five strokes. The victory marks the fourth of Lee’s career; she’s won one tournament in each of her four seasons.

Eimi Koga (Washington), who finished second in the 2010 IJGT event at Wigwam Resort, tied for eighth with an 8-over 224 tournament total helping lead her team to victory.

2015 National Invitational Tournament — Tucson, AZ — February 28-March 2, 2015

George Cunningham (Arizona), who finished third in the 2010 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, tied for second with a 4-under 212 tournament total.

Patrick Winther (Colorado State), who finished in the top three in 17 of 18 IJGT starts, tied for sixth with a 1-under 215.

Querencia Cabo Collegiate — Los Cabos, Mexico — March 1-3, 2015

Rigel Fernandes (South Florida), who recorded a top-10 finish at the 2006 IJGT event at Championsgate, tied for fourth with a 6-under 207 tournament total. He shot a 7-under 64 in round one.

IJGT alum Zach Wright (Louisiana State) tied for 10th with a tournament total of 1-under 212.

Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic –Kiawah Island, SC — March 1-3, 2015

Andrea Slane (Delaware), who finished second in the 2009 IJGT event at Westin Mission Hills, tied for third with an even-par 216 tournament total. She shot a 3-under 69 in round two on the Oak Point course.

30th Annual Louisiana Classics — Lafayette, LA — March 2-3, 2015

Brian Campbell (Illinois), the 2009 IJGT West Mid-Season champion at PGA West, tied for fifth with a 3-under 213 tournament total to help lead his team to victory.

Daniel Hudson, (Kansas), the 2013 IJGT Florida Swing at Harmony Golf Preserve champion, tied for eighth with a 1-under 215 tournament total. He carded a 5-under 67 in round one.

The IJGT would also like to wish good luck to the 16 IJGT alums who are competing in the Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship on March 5-8, 2015. These players include Rodolfo Cazaubon, Roberto Diaz, Andres Echavarria, Kevin Foley, Chris Gilman, Hunter Hamrick, Tain Lee, Jamie Lovemark, Timothy Madigan, Martin Piller, Steve Saunders, Trevor Simsby, Kevin Tway, Aaron Watkins, Richy Werenski and Andrew Yun.

Finally, congratulations to IJGT alum Chris Epperson, who claimed his first eGolf Gateway Tour win at Palmetto Hall last week! Click here to read more about Epperson’s victory.

Have a news tip about an IJGT alum? Let us know by sending an email to kira.jones@juniorsports.com!