Brown, Chowdary and Shaffer featured in IJGT Photos of the Week – April 2, 2015

The IJGT hosted two tournaments on March 28-29, 2015. The Northeast Tour traveled to Monroe Township, N.J., to host the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club. The Southeast Tour journeyed up to Durham, N.C., to host the Major Championship at Duke University. Juniors in both tournaments braved cold weather while competing for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole events.

Tiya Chowdary

This week’s IJGT Photo of the Week for the north features Tiya Chowdary (above) of Montgomery, N.J. Chowdary knocked 11 strokes off her round one score of 92 to fire an 81 in round two. Competing in her first IJGT event, the 12-year-old carded a 173 tournament total, which landed her in a tie for fifth place in the Girls Division of the Metropolitan Junior.

Evan Brown                                                                                    Jordan Shaffer PoTW

There was a two-way tie for the Southeast Photo of the Week. Chadds Ford, Pa., native Evan Brown (left), a regular on the International Junior Golf Tour, carded two birdies in the second round of the Major Championship at Duke University on the par-5 ninth and par-4 16th holes. He finished with a 177 tournament total, good for a piece of 17th place.

Fayetteville, Pa., native Jordan Shaffer (right) finished just one stroke behind Brown with a 178 tournament total, which tied him for 19th. Shaffer birdied the par-4 sixth hole in round one and the par-5 ninth hole in round two. He knocked 18 strokes off his round one 98 to card an 80 in the second round.

Congratulations to Chowdary, Brown and Shaffer on being featured in the IJGT Photos of the Week! Don’t forget–each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook Page after each event. Like, share and comment on your favorite photos and, based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will then be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

1 point – per ‘Like’

2 points – per comment (let’s keep these positive!)

3 points – per share

Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate – Final Results (March 29, 2015)

Ng cards seven birdies to win Boys 15-19 Division

Sim wins Girls Division by three strokes 

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Forsgate Country Club to host the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate on March 28-29, 2015. Competitors battled cold weather while competing for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Ethan NgNew York, N.Y., native Ethan Ng carded a division-best seven birdies to win the Boys 15-19 Division. He shot 3-over 74s in both rounds to finish with a tournament total of 148.

Ng shared 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, with West Nyack, N.Y., native and ninth-place finisher Chris Lee.

Sanghyeon Park of Oakland Gardens, N.Y., finished second with a 152 tournament total. Fair Haven, N.J., native Reid Bedell and West Chester, Pa., native Nicholas Gianelos finished one stroke behind Park with tournament totals of 153, good for a share of third place.

Kelly Sim AKelly Sim of Edgewater, N.J., maintained her round one lead to win the Girls Division by three strokes. She carded two birdies during the tournament on the par-4 sixth hole in round one and the par-5 eighth hole in round two. She closed out the back nine strong, making par on the last five holes.

Wilmington, Del., native Esther Park knocked five strokes off her round one score to finish in second with a 157 tournament total. Her second round 5-over 76 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round award for the girls, which she shared with Sim. Park made par or better on holes No. 5 through 9 in both rounds. Jessie Kweon of Little Neck, N.Y., finished third with a tournament total of 162.

Luke Sample AIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, New York, N.Y., native Luke Sample built off his round one lead to win by two strokes. He made par on holes No. 4 through 6 in both rounds.

Wayne, Pa., native John Updike recorded a tournament total of 170 to finish in second. Jack Cornforth of South Hamilton, Mass., rounded out the division with a 173 tournament total.


The IJGT will continue tournament play with the Arizona Open at Wigwam on April 3-4, 2015 and the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay on April 4-5, 2015. To sign up for these events, or others, visit or call (843) 686-1500.

Monroe Township, N.J. – Final Results of the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour at Forsgate Country Club on March 28-29, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,611 yards, Par 71 (71.9/135) Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees—6,012 yards, Par 71 (69.4/129) Girls Division: Red Tees– 5,797 yards, Par 71 (74.6/131)

International Junior Golf Tour

Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club-Banks Course

Monroe Township, NJ

March 28th -29th, 2015 

Boys 15-19 Division-Blue Tees, 6611 yards, Par 71

1. Ethan Ng, New York, NY, *74-74–148

2. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *75-77–152

3. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *78-75–153

3. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *78-75–153

5. Jack Wall, Brielle, NJ *78-76–154

6. David Kim, Dresher, PA *80-75–155

6. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *77-78–155

6. Aidan McDermott, Pleasantville, NY *76-79–155

9. Chris Lee, West Nyack, NY *82-74–156

10. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ *79-78–157

11. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *80-79–159

12. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *86-75–161

13. R.J. Wren, Morgantown, PA *82-80–162

13. Alexander Zahn, Saddle River, NJ *81-81–162

13. Aaron Montgomery, New York, NY *80-82–162

16. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *83-80–163

16. Christopher Lee, Westwood, NJ *81-82–163

18. Brendan Hansen, Spring Lake, NJ *83-81–164

18. Marco Nieto, Eynon, PA *82-82–164

18. Byron Chin, Princeton Junction, NJ *80-84–164

21. Mike Winter, Hamilton Square, NJ *90-75–165

22. Riley Toolen, Waldwick, NJ *84-83–167

22. Luke Dougherty, Sea girt, NJ *82-85–167

24. Ronnie Robinson Jr., Hatfield, PA *80-88–168

25. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ *87-82–169

26. Cory Haldeman, Center Valley, PA *85-85–170

26. Benjamin Steenland, Spring Lake, NJ *82-88–170

28. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *86-85–171

29. Joseph Okunak, Franklin Lakes, NJ *87-87–174

29. Mark Murray, Syracuse, NY *82-92–174

31. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *86-89–175

32. Sean Taylor, Westfield, NJ *87-92–179

33. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *89-92–181

34. William Fisher, Sodus, NY *96-94–190

35. Nicholas Ng, New York, NY *100-91–191

36. Sean McDonnell, Brooklyn, NY *119-117–236

Did Not Finish

Cory Meyer, Bordentown, NJ *89—DQ Rule 6-3a

Titus Sung, Roslyn Heights, NY *92–JWD

Boys 14 & Under Division- White, 6012 yards, Par 71

1. Luke Sample, New York, NY *82-86–168

2. John Updike, Wayne, PA *89-81–170

3. Jack Cornforth, South Hamilton, MA *83-90–173

4. Jimmy Bagdonas, Scotch Plains, NJ *95-85–180

5. John Del Priore, Yorktown, NY *84-97–181

6. Waheed Zafar, Monroe Township, NJ *99-93–192

7. Aidan Denning, Bronxville, NY *96-100–196

8. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, PA *94-103–197

Girls Division- Red Tees, 5797 yards, Par 71

1. Kelly Sim, Edgewater, NJ *78-76–154

2. Esther Park, Wilmington, DE *81-76–157

3. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *84-78–162

4. Katie Lee, Ringoes, NJ *84-85–169

5. Tiya Chowdary, Montgomery, NJ *92-81–173

5. Bailey Plourde, Newcastle, ME *85-88–173

5. Yoona Kim, Oradell, NJ *86-87–173

8. Brianna Marmorstein, Havertown, PA *89-98–187

9. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *99-89–188

10. Sayaka Carpenter, East Brunswick, NJ *94-96–190

11. Hannah Fireman, Ambler, PA *99-97–196

12. Amisha Kalra, Short Hills, NJ *107-98–205

13. Devyani Kalra, Short Hills, NJ *108-98–206

14. Joanie Gannon, Lansdale, PA *116-104–220

Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate CC – Round one recap (March 28, 2015)

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Monroe Township, N.J., to host the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club. Juniors teed off in cold and breezy conditions beginning at 10 a.m. for round one of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Ethan Ng of New York, N.Y., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

3 – He carded three birdies in the first round

7 – His seven-hole par-or-better streak lasted from hole No. 11 through hole No. 17

35 – His even-par score on the back nine

74 – His 3-over round one score to carry the lead

Kelly Sim of Edgewater, N.J., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

6- Her six-hole par-or-better streak came on holes No. 3 through 8

78- Her round one score to lead the division

1 – Her lone birdie came on the par-4 sixth hole

3 – She leads the division by three strokes

Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

82 – His division-best round one score

2 – He made par on both par-5s

1 – He leads the division by a single stroke

The second round of the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club will take place tomorrow, March 29, 2015, with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. on holes No. 1 and 10. 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.

Niedosik, May nab Player of the Week honors – March 29-30, 2014

Monroe Township, N.J. – For the third Northeast event of the Spring season, the IJGT travelled to New Jersey to conduct the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate March 29-30, 2014. Forsgate Country Club is a new venue to the IJGT, and the staff there could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The tournament participants were excited to take on the challenging Banks Course, which is characterized by deep recessed bunkers and unique green complexes. Players had to battle a persistent rain from start to finish of their rounds, that eventually lead to the final round of the tournament being cancelled. Undeterred by the poor conditions, Jake Niedosik, of Lansdale, Pa., and Lindsay May, of Auburn, N.Y., played outstanding golf, earning themselves Player of the Week honors.

Jake NiedosikNiedosik, who is in his first year with the IJGT, adds a second top three finish after four tournaments with a strong showing at Forsgate Country Club; he had previously finished in third place at his first IJGT tournament at Virginia Beach National in November. Niedosik got off to a hot start during his round, carding nine pars over his first ten holes. He was able to manage the steady wind and rains, avoiding any scores over bogey. Scoring 37 on the front nine and 39 on the back nine, Niedosik’s consistent play and overall score of 76 landed him in second place, his best career IJGT finish thus far. He will look to continue his impressive start at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National April 5-6 and at the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions May 24-26, 2014.



Lindsay MayMay continued her Spring season, after also playing in the Philly Challenge at White Manor last weekend, by setting two new personal bests, despite tough conditions. She bested her previous low score by four strokes and her second place finish is the highest of her career. A highlight of her round came on the 134 yard par-3 at hole number 12, which she birdied. There was only one other birdie on that hole and only two other birdies in the Girls Division during the tournament. Her final score of 83 left her in second place after a scorecard playoff with Yeji Shin. We wish May continued success throughout the rest of the season and hope to see her again soon.



For full results from the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgateclick here.