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Juniors prepare for competition in the IJGT Photo of the Week – Oct. 9, 2014

The IJGT’s Northeast Tour continued its fall season at the fan-favorite Architects Golf Club with The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament saw a field of more than 50 juniors competing for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

Photo of the Week - October 9 2014

This week’s Photo of the Week features a group of juniors at Architects Golf Club on the putting green warming up before the start of the tournament. Early tee times at 7:30 a.m. did not deter IJGT Juniors as they rose with the sun to gain their competitive advantages through practice. Despite the heavy rains and cold temperatures, Architects Golf Club was in prime condition for play. Juniors were able to get the ball rolling on the challenging greens to grab a handful of birdies and post some competitive scores. Winners were as follows:

Boys 15-19 Division: Michael Lamond
Boys 14 & Under: T.J. Buck
Girls Division: Allyson Wentworth

In addition to the The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), the IJGT hosted the DC Shootout at National Golf Club at National Golf Club at Tantallon on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament featured more than 15 juniors competing for national rankings and IJGT merit points. Despite strong winds throughout the tournament, juniors braved the elements to finish strong. Winners were as follows:

Boys 15-19 Division: Taso Scilaris
Boys 14 & Under: Liam Powderly
Girls Division: MacKenzie Martin

Don’t forget – each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook 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

Architects Cup presented by IJGA – Final results (Oct. 5, 2014)

Wentworth earns her first Architects Cup title
Lamond cards the only sub-70 score en route to his victory 

The IJGT’s fall season continued at Architects Golf Club with The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament saw a field of more than 50 juniors competing for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

lamondWith the only sub-70 score of the opening round, Michael Lamond of West Chester, Pa., carried his lead over the Boys 15-19 Division through round two for the win. Lamond began his opening round with an eagle on the par-5 first hole, going on to add three birdies and 11 pars to finish round one with a 2-under 69. With a four-stroke lead over the division, Lamond added four additional birdies in round two to hold off a comeback bid by Mark Benevento of Somers Point, N.J.

Lamond finished with a two-day total of 144, three strokes ahead of Benevento who finished second with a tournament total 147. Benevento’s second round score of 73 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior with the lowest score in the final round of the tournament. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was tie between Nick Rencis of Long Valley, N.J., and Liam McGrath of Huntington Valley, Pa., with matching scores of 149.

buckT.J. Buck of Penfield, N.Y., took the first place trophy in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Buck’s opening round of 84 put him in the lead heading into round two and his final round 89 secured his lead for the divisional victory. He added a birdie to each round en route to his win by a margin of more than 20 strokes.

“My coach wanted me to go in with a game plan and I think that has helped me with my rounds,” said Buck.

Logan Snyder of Pottersville, N.J., finished in second in his first ever IJGT event with a two-day total of 200. The highlight of Snyder’s round was a birdie on the par-3 No. 6.

 

 

 

wentworthAllyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., broke free from a tie with Megan McLean of Lebanon, N.J., in round two to secure her first ever Architects Cup title. The pair shared the lead following round one with matching scores of 1-over 72. Wentworth went on to card par or better on eight of nine holes on her front nine and added a final birdie on her back nine for a second score of 72. Wentworth’s tournament total 144 awarded her her first title in three Architects Cup appearances.

“I played really well this weekend. I let a couple shots get away from me, but overall I was very happy with how I played,” said Wentworth.

In second was Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J., with a two-day total of 147. Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., and McLean shared third, both recording scores of 150. Gianchandani’s second round even-par score of 71 earned her the girl’s Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

The IJGT will continue tournament play on October 11-12, 2014. The Southeast Tour will host the Florida Junior at Disney Resort and the Northeast Tour will host the IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay. To sign up for these events, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

Lopatcong, NJ. – Final Results of the Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 27-28, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,724 yards Par 71 (72.8./129). Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,121 yards, Par 71 (71.4/136). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,701 yards, Par 71 (75.3/133).

International Junior Golf Tour
Architects Cup Presented by the IJGT
Lopatcong, New Jersey
October 4-5, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,724 yards, Par 71

1. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *69-75–144
2. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ *74-73–147
3. Nick Rencis, Long Valley, NJ *75-74–149
3. Liam McGrath, Huntingdon Valley, PA *73-76–149
5. Will Rand, New York, NY *73-78–151
6. Paul Terminello, White Plains, NY *77-75–152
7. Matthew Cocorikis, Monroe township, NJ *75-78–153
8. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *78-76–154
9. Zackary Potten, Wharton, NJ *78-77–155
9. Matthew Galindo, Smithtown, NY *74-81–155
11. Brendon Kim, Rivervale, NJ *79-77–156
11. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *77-79–156
13. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *81-76–157
13. Tommy Hayes, Long Valley, NJ *78-79–157
13. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *77-80–157
16. Park Sanghyeon, Oakland Gardens, NY *79-79–158
16. Brendan Haselton, Sayville, NY *75-83–158
18. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *83-76–159
18. Trey Croney, Bryn Mawr, PA *78-81–159
20. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *85-75–160
20. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *82-78–160
20. Andrew Nappi, Glen Rock, NJ *77-83–160
23. Clifford Lindholm, Montclair, NJ *84-77–161
23. Ryan Zogby, New Hartford, NY *81-80–161
23. Jack Cornforth, South Hamilton, MA *78-83–161
26. Matt Gentile, Chatham, NJ *82-83–165
26. William Podbela, Muttontown, NY *82-83–165
28. Griffin Carroll, Chatham, NJ *85-81–166
29. Kyle Macklin, Skillman, NJ *84-83–167
30. Cole Tavani, Tuxedo Park, NY *89-79–168
30. Daniel Cozzi, Westport, CT *81-87–168
32. Garrett Mooney, Westfield, NJ *88-83–171
33. Bennett Perrine, West Windsor, NJ *84-88–172
34. Sean Taylor, Westfield, NJ *86-88–174

Did Not Finish
David McDaniel, New York, NY *DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Trevor King, Huntington, NY * (Rule 6-3a)
Peter Walter, Westfield, NJ *86-JWD
Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *88-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Chris Tohir, New Canaan, CT *85-DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Boys 14 & Under Division- Gold Tees, 6,121 yards, Par 71

1. TJ Buck, Penfield, NY *84-89–173
2. Logan Snyder, Pottersville, NJ *92-108–200

Girls Division- Blue Tees, 5,701 yards, Par 71

1. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *72-72–144
2. Ami Gianchandani, Short Hills, NJ *76-71–147
3. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *78-72–150
3. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *72-78–150
5. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *79-80–159
6. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *82-79–161
7. Isabel Gonzalez, Bloomfield, NJ *77-85–162
8. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *80-83–163
9. Sayaka Carpenter, East Brunswick, NJ *87-86–173
10. Samantha Cytron, Montclair, NJ *110-108–218

The Architects Cup presented by IJGA at The Architects Golf Club – Round one recap

The IJGT traveled to New Jersey for the second time this fall season to host The Architects Cup presented by the IJGA at Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J. The tournament teed off at noon on Saturday, October 4, 2014. In review, below is each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Michael Lamond of West Chester, Pa., His round in numbers:

33 – Lamond shot a 2-under-par on the front nine

69– His opening round score of 69 was two-under-par, four strokes ahead of the division

1 – Lamond recorded a single eagle on the par-5 No. 1

The Boys 14 & under Division, T.J. Buck of Penfield, N.Y., leads after round one. His round in numbers:

84 – His round one score, eight strokes ahead of the competition

9– He placed ninth in The Architects Cup appearance in April 12-13, 2013

6– Buck’s total number of holes he carded par or better in his opening round

Megan McLean from Lebanon, N.J., and Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., are tied in the Girls Division. Their rounds in numbers:

McLEAN:

72 – Her 1-over score for the opening round

4 – Total number of pars, two of which were difficult par-4 holes

2 – McLean tied Wentworth for second at The Architects Cup on April 12-13, 2014

WENTWORTH:

72 – She also recorded a 1-over score to share first at the end of round one

8 – Consecutive number of holes she went par or better

3 – Total number of birdies on her round

4 – This is Wentworth’s fourth consecutive appearance in the IJGT’s Architects Cup event

The second and final round of The Architects Cup will take place tomorrow, October, 5, 2014, with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. For full results from round one of The Architects Cup Presented by the IJGAclick here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC – Final results

Stein’s experience pays off in playoff

Brown earns second win of the season 

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – The IJG) traveled to Greate Bay Country Club to host the Jersey Shootout on May 17-18, 2014. The weather for the contest reached into the 70s creating ideal golf conditions during both rounds of the tournament. Representing four different states, the field of junior golfers came out to compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

SteinIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Dylan Stein of Flemington, N.J., won his division in a one-hole playoff. Stein headed into the final round trailing the leader by three strokes. Determined, Stein shot a 2-over-par score of 72 in the final round to force a playoff with Michael Lamond, of West Chester, Pa. Stein’s score of 72 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament. Stein made two birdies and added three pars in his final five holes. After taking second place in a playoff at the Hershey Classic, Stein used his experience to his advantage. His par during the playoff hole earned him his first IJGT championship of the season. His numbers for the weekend were 76-72—148.

Stein described what was going through his mind, Stein stated, “Going into the playoff I just felt if I played as well as I could then I’d come away with the win”

Lamond finished in second place after the playoff with scores of 73-75—148. Jonathan Solimano, of Montvale, N.J., took third place with scores of 76-76—152.

 

GoodlingIn the Girls Division, Haley Goodling of Manheim, Pa., won her first IJGT Championship this season with scores of 80-84–164. She made an impressive birdie on the par-4 hole number 12, the number two handicapped hole, in round one. Throughout 36 holes, Goodling totaled 14 pars and 17 bogeys. The fast greens at Greate Bay Country Club played to her advantage, allowing her to score well. This was Goodling’s first IJGT event of the season as well as her first IJGT Championship.

When asked about her mindset headed into the final round with the division lead, Goodling replied, “I just wanted to play well. I wasn’t really worried about anyone else. I just wanted to focus on my own game and myself, and do as well as I could.”

There was a tie for second place between Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., and Jessie Kweon of Little Neck, N.Y. Bookholdt posted scores of 86-79—165. Her score of 79 won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division. Kweon posted scores of 81-84—165.

 

BrownIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., won his division with scores of 77-79–156. With this win, Brown earns his second IJGT Championship this season. Brown made no birdies all weekend, but made up for it with the amount of pars made. He made 12 pars in round one. With the division lead in hand, headed into the final round, Brown added 12 pars during the final round, including a streak of par on holes 8-12. Brown won his division by seven strokes.

When asked about how it  feels to win multiple events this season, Brown commented, “It feels great. It is my first two-win season ever. I’m looking forward to [Tournament of Champions] next week, this is a great confidence booster going into next week.”

Will Klein of Bethesda, Md., finished in second place posting scores of 79-84–163. In third place, was Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., who posted scores of 85-83—168.

 

The IJGT’s next event will be the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – Final-round results of the IJGT Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 18, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,682 yards, Par 70 (70.8/128) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,114 yards, Par 70 (68.5/123) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,802 yards, Par 70 (69.9/128)

Weather:

Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC – Round one recap

It was a great day at Greate Bay CC as round one of the Jersey Shootout took place. Temperatures were in the high 60s making it a perfect day to be on the golf course. IJGT Merit Points and national rankings were at stake, as well as an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.  In review, divisional leaders’ rounds in numbers are below.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Michael Lamond of West Chester, Pa., is leading. His round in numbers:

2 – total number of birdies during round one

34 – Lamond’s 1-under-par score on the back nine

3 – his third IJGT event this season

73 – his 3-over-par score after round one

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., currently leads the division. His round in numbers:

12 – total number of pars during round one

E – even on all for of the par-3 holes

2 – two stroke lead in the division

1 – Brown has one first place finish this season at the Major Championship at Hartefeld National 

Haley Goodling of Manheim, Pa., is the Girls Division leader after round one. Her round in numbers:

10 – 10-over-par score of 80 after round one

1 – one birdie on the par-4 hole number 12

1 – first IJGT event this season

2 – two players are within one stroke of Goodling’s lead

 

For full round one results of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CCclick here.

For round two pairings of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CCclick here.

Round two will be on Sunday, May 18, 2014 with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC as the tournament continues.