IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club – Final Results

Gianelos earns victory in playoff at Radley Run Country Club

Lees wins third IJGT title in Girls Division

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old and representing five different states competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

36 holes was not enough to crown a champion in the Boys 15-19 Division. Nicholas Gianelos of West Chester, Pa., earned the victory in playoff fashion with a par on the first playoff hole. Gianelos, a member of Radley Run Country Club, used his knowledge of the course to pull out the victory over Thomas Moran of Marietta, Pa. Both Gianelos and Moran ended the tournament with a score of 154.

Nicholas Gianelos won the Boys 15-19 Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Nicholas Gianelos won the Boys 15-19 Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Gianelos started off the tournament with a solid opening front nine with a 1-over, 37. He ended the first round with a 77, which put him in a tie for second place behind first-round leader Anthony Cordaro of Pittsburgh, Pa., who recorded a 3-over, 75.

In the final round, Gianelos was in the penultimate pairing so getting off to a good start would be crucial in putting together a comeback. He did just that starting off the final round with a 38 on his opening nine. Gianelos added a birdie on the par-5, 12th hole at Radley Run Country Club to put himself in position. He finished with another 77, which earned him a spot in the aforementioned playoff for the Boys 15-19 Division title.

“I went into the playoff treating it like match play. Whatever he did I had to beat,” commented Gianelos.

There was a tie for third place in the Boys 15-19 Division between Cordaro and Ben Pochet of Royersford, Pa., who finished with a tournament total of 156.

Jack Cornforth of Summit, N.J., fired a 2-over, 74 in the final round to earn the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to one boy and one girl who record the lowest final-round score in every IJGT tournament.

In the Girls Division, Kaitlyn Lees of Byrn Mawr, Pa., earned the victory with a tournament total of 151. Lees put together the best two rounds of the tournament in the division to claim a 16-stroke victory. During her first round, Lees was 1-under-par through 13 holes, but gave a few strokes back as she started off the tournament with a 3-over, 75 to build a six-stroke lead going into the final round. Lees started the final round with a 40 on her opening nine, but quickly bounced back with birdies on holes Nos. 10-11 to end all doubts of a comeback. Lees closed with a solid even-par 36 on her last nine holes to earn her third career IJGT title.

“I came into today with the same mentality as yesterday. I did not want the lead to get to my head,” said Lees.

Kaitlyn Lees won the Girls Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Kaitlyn Lees won the Girls Division at the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

With her final-round score of 76, Lees earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division was Mary McGuinness of Haddonfield, N.J., with a tournament total of 167. Olivia Traynor of Villanova, Pa., took third place with a tournament total of 173.

The IJGT will conduct two national tournaments on September 19-20, 2015, with the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club and the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club. The tournaments will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit 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 or call (844) 779-3374.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Final-round results of the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 13, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,766 yards, Par 72 (73.2/137). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,776 yards, Par 72 (74.2/132)


Saturday: Rain with temperatures in the mid 70’s with 5-10 mph winds
Sunday: Partly cloudly with temperatures in the low 70’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club
West Chester, Pa.
September 12-13, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6,766 yards, Par 72

1. x-Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *77-77–154
2. Thomas Moran, Marietta, PA *77-77–154
3. Ben Pochet, Royersford, PA *80-76–156
3. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *75-81–156
5. Hunter Mickatavage, Ashland, PA *78-79–157
6. Jack Cornforth, Summit, NJ *84-74–158
6. Matthew Davis, Newtown Square, PA *79-79–158
6. Andrew Kotler, Skillman, NJ *77-81–158
9. Kevin Scherr, Nazareth, PA *81-78–159
9. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *79-80–159
11. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *84-77–161
11. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, PA *83-78–161
13. Ryan McHugh, Yorklyn, DE *84-78–162
14. Carlo Pizzano, College Park, MD *83-81–164
14. Rourke Dillon, West Chester, PA *83-81–164
16. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *78-87–165
16. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *77-88–165
18. Brian Zinman, Center Valley, PA *88-79–167
19. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *93-75–168
19. Gunnar Gale, Trooper, PA *80-88–168
21. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *88-81–169
21. Ronnie Robinson Jr., Hatfield, PA *85-84–169
21. Gregory Welsh, Ambler, PA *87-82–169
21. Matthew Marino, Malvern, PA *84-85–169
25. Reed Winkler, Wilmington, DE *88-82–170
25. Brent Schoeller, Jenkintown, PA *85-85–170
27. Adam Bernstein, New York, NY *82-92–174
28. Buddy Hansen, IV, Blue Bell, PA *92-83–175
29. Simon Levy, New York, NY *83-94–177
30. Matt Barkann, Newtown Square, PA *88-90–178
31. Jake McCloskey, West Chester, PA *94-89–183
32. RD Moore, West Chester, PA *101-89–190
33. Jack Murphy, Garden City, NY *102-103–205
Ethan Murphy, Mechanicsburg, PA, *98-DQ (Rule 6-6b)

X-Won in playoff

Girls Division- Gold Tees, 5,776 yards, Par 72
1. Kaitlyn Lees, Bryn Mawr, PA *75-76–151
2. Mary McGuinness, Haddonfield, NJ *81-86–167
3. Olivia Traynor, Villanova, PA *88-85–173
4. Sofia Amoroso, West Chester, PA *87-89–176
5. Maddy Kingsley, Manlius, NY *97-93–190
6. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA *101-96–197

Gianelos featured in IJGT Photo of the Week – April 9, 2015

The IJGT Northeast Tour spent Easter weekend in Somers Point, N.J., where they hosted the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club on April 4-5, 2015. During the two-day, 36-hole event, juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings. The tournament also offered exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and was a qualifier for the IMG Academy Junior World Championships. Following the tournament, a photo of Nicholas Gianelos was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week.

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Gianelos carded a 167 tournament total to finish ninth in the Boys 15-19 Division of the Jersey Shootout. He made par on both par-5s in both rounds.

Congratulations to Nicholas Gianelos on being our IJGT Photo 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