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Sky Fox is featured in the IJGT Photo of the Week

The IJGT kicked off its summer tournaments with the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall in Ellwood City, Pa. Although day one of the two-day, 36-hole event included a rain delay, the area’s top juniors finished out strong competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

Following the tournament, a photo of Sky Fox of Beaver Falls, Pa., was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week.

The eventual winner of the Boys 14 & Under Division, Fox, had a terrific opening round of 71 followed by a 74 for his final round. This particular shot comes from the 11th hole, where Fox drained the putt for birdie in his opening round.

Sky Fox earned Photo of the Week at Olde Stonewall

Sky Fox earned Photo of the Week at Olde Stonewall

Congratulations to Fox 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 the be featured as that  week’s Photo of the Week!

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Friend, Petrone earn IJGT Player of the Week honors (July 6, 2015)

The IJGT traveled to Ellwood, Pa., to host the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall GC at Olde Stonewall Golf Club on June 30-July 1, 2015. Juniors competed in wet conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Following the tournament, the IJGT is pleased to award Player of the Week honors to Andrew Friend and Bella Petrone both of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Friend bounced back from his first round of 83 to shooting a 5-over 75, improving his score by eight strokes.  He carded only pars and bogeys during his steady final round.  Friend had a great par streak as he came made the turn to his second nine making par on holes Nos. 8-12 to keep his round going.  By doing this he earned a three-way tie for sixth place.  He finished the tournament with a two-day total of 158 for the Boys 15-19 Division, even in the wet conditions.

Andrew Friend of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors

Andrew Friend of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors

In the Girls Division, Petrone rebounded from a first round of 92 to improving her second day score by 9 strokes, shooting an 83.  Pounding the ball far down the fairway, she was able have a fantastic par streak as she made par on holes Nos. 6-10.  This helped Petrone secure her second-place finish as she carded a total of 175 for the two-day tournament.

Bella Petrone of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors

Bella Petrone of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned Player of the Week honors

 

Summer Series at Olde Stonewall – Final Results

Coulter captures crown in comeback fashion at Olde Stonewall

Lewis earns first IJGT title in Girls Division 

ELLWOOD CITY, PA. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) kicked off its Summer Series tournaments at Olde Stonewall Golf Club in Ellwood City, Pa.  30 junior golfers competed for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and national rankings during this two-day, 36-hole event.

Knox Coulter of Oakmont, Pa., put together a fantastic second round to come from behind and secure his first IJGT victory. After shooting a first-round 79, the rising junior put together a final-round 3-over 73, which included an eagle on the par-5, ninth hole. His second round included a birdie on the tough 17th hole at Olde Stonewall Golf Club, which all but sealed the deal for Coulter who won by one stroke over Max Hoffman of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Knox Coulter wins Boys 15-19 Division at the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall

Knox Coulter wins Boys 15-19 Division at the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall

When asked about his mindset going into today, Coulter stated, “I wanted to come out here today and hit fairways, and that is what I did.”

Coulter final-round score of 73 also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the player who records the lowest final-round score in the tournament.

Hoffman made birdie on the last hole during the final round and finished in second place with a tournament total of 153. There was a two-way tie for third place between Will McMahon of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Carter Ehms of Cranberry Township, Pa., who both shot a two day total of 154.

Christina Lewis of Wexford, Pa., secured her first IJGT tournament victory in the Girls Division, with a two day total 168. Despite the wet conditions on the first day, Lewis managed a round-one score of 81 to give her the lead. Her first round included a birdie on the difficult par-3, 14th hole. Lewis was able to maintain her lead in the final round despite having an average day on the course.

Christina Lewis wins the Girls Division at the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall

Christina Lewis wins the Girls Division at the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall

When asked about her key to success this weekend, Lewis stated, “My putter is my best club. I have a lot of confidence when I use my putter.”

Securing a second-place finish was Bella Patrone of Pittsburgh, Pa., who shot a two-day total of 175. Patrone also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for her score of 83 on the last day. Finishing in third place was Alexandra Muracca of Pittsburgh, Pa., with a tournament total of 186.

In the Boys 14 and Under Division, Sky Fox of Beaver Falls, Pa., won his title in wire-to-wire fashion. After shooting a tournament-low round of 1-over 71 on the first day, there was no looking back for Fox. Fox started his first round off with an impressive two under 34 on the front nine, which included three birdies and five pars. Fox picked up right where he left off for round two, by shooting a second-round 4-over 74, giving him a seven-stroke victory.

Sky Fox wins the Boys 14 and Under Division at the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall

Sky Fox wins the Boys 14 and Under Division at the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall

Gregor Meyer of Pittsburgh, Pa., finished in second place with a two-day total of 152. Michael Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., secured third place by carding a two-day total of 164.

The IJGT will continue the summer schedule with the Summer Series at Stafford Country Club in Stafford, N.Y. on July 9-10, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (888) 358-1267.

 

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. 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 www.IJGT.com or call (888) 358-1267.

ELLWOOD CITY, PA – Final Results of the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall Golf Club on June 30-July 1, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,681 yards Par 70 (72.2/144). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,200 yards, Par 70 (69.8/141). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,709 yards, Par 70 (73.1/132).

Weather Conditions:

June 30, 2015 – Low 70s with rain; 5 mph winds
July 1, 2015 – High 70s partly cloudy; 10 mph winds

 

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Olde Stonewall Golf Club
Ellwood City, Pa.
June 30-July 1, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,681 yards, Par 70
1. Knox Coulter, Oakmont, PA *79-73–152
2. Max Hoffman, Pittsburgh, PA *76-77–153
3. Will McMahon, Pittsburgh, PA *76-78–154
3. Carter Ehms, Cranberry Township, PA *77-77–154
5. J.T. Kuchnicki, Pittsburgh, PA *80-77–157
6. Noah Harrington, Ambler, PA *78-80–158
6. Andrew Friend, Pittsburgh, PA *83-75–158
6. Jake Smithco, Cranberry Township, PA *78-80–158
9. Henry Angier, Frenchtown, NJ *73-86–159
10. Chris Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *81-79–160
11. Stephen McInerney, Pittsburgh, PA *81-81–162
12. Jack Devic, Orchard Park, NY *84-81–165
13. Ian Helsel, Indiana, PA *87-81–168
13. Ben Brason, East Aurora, NY *86-82–168
13. Patrick McCall, Elizabeth, PA *83-85–168
16. Stanley Garrant, Poughkeepsie, NY *83-86–169
17. Chris Rust, Wexford, PA *88-83–171
18. Ryan Shaw, Greensburg, PA *82-96–178
18. Michael Marsico, Aspinwall, PA *89-89–178
20. BB Birnie, Rome, NY *95-88–183
21. Chris Trifoso, Corning, NY *96-95–191
22. William Li, Boston, MA *97-99—196

Boys 14 and Under Division – White Tees, 6,200 yards, Par 70
1. Skyler Fox, Beaver Falls, PA *71-74–145
2. Gregor Meyer, Pittsburgh, PA *78-74–152
3. Michael Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *79-85–164
4. Palmer Cuny, Cranberry Township, PA *81-92–173

Girls Division – Gold Tees, 5,709 yards, Par 70
1. Christina Lewis, Wexford, PA *81-87–168
2. Bella Petrone, Pittsburgh, PA *92-83–175
3. Alexandra Muracca, Pittsburgh, PA *93-93–186

 

Summer Series tournaments to offer IJGT Merit Points

The IJGT will be offering IJGT Merit Points for all Summer Series events in the 2015 season. These points will go towards the 2015-2016 season with the top 10 players in each division (Boys 15-19, Boys 14 & Under, Girls) being named to the All-IJGT Team. These players will be eligible for tournament exemptions and will receive invitations to all Team USA events and other IJGT Invitationals.

The IJGT will be making trips to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia this summer. The complete schedule is below. Register now to reserve your spot and get a head start in the IJGT Rankings!

 

 June 30 – July 1 – Olde Stonewall

July 9-10 – Stafford Country Club

July 21-22 – Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

July 28-29 – Hartefeld National

August 11-12 – Westfields GC

Huang, Barto featured in IJGT Photos of the Week – July 16, 2014

The IJGT Summer Series continued to heat up as the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall took place July 8-9, 2014, in Ellwood City, Pa., and the Summer Series at Oyster Reef took place July 11-12, 2014, in Hilton Head, S.C. Both events featured juniors from numerous countries and states. As chosen by the fans, Matthew Barto of Leechburg, Pa., and Yu Lun Huang of Taiwan, are both featured in this week’s IJGT Photo of the Week.

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In the northeast, Barto nabbed first in the Boys 15-19 Division at Olde Stonewall. His scores of 71-74–145 overall was eight strokes ahead of the competition. Barto’s round was highlighted by 11 pars and two birdies.

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In the southeast, despite the tournament being cut short because of inclement weather, Huang’s first round score was enough to finish first in a tiebreaker. A birdie on the par-5 No. 2 was the hole that determined her victory over Nicole Lu who also tallied a score of 74. Huang was in Hilton Head to train with the IJGA and the event at Oyster Reef was her first IJGT event.

Congratulations to both Barto and Huang and we look forward to seeing them both again in future tournaments!

Remember, IJGT Photo of the Week is determined by you – our fans and followers! Immediately following an event, we will post photos on our Facebook page. Be sure to like, share and comment on your favorites and you may see yourself in our next Photo of the Week! 1 point for ‘Likes’, 2 points for ‘Comments’ and 3 for a ‘Share’.

Summer Series at Olde Stonewall – Final Results

Barto, Walsh win with large margin
Tanabe secures first IJGT victory

The IJGT continued its Summer Series at Olde Stonewall just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 7-8, 2014. The two-day, 36-hole event featured a field of 50 juniors competing for national rankings.

BartoIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Matt Barto of Leechburg, Pa. won the division convincingly by eight strokes. Finishing his first round front nine with a birdie on the par-5 No. 9, Barto carded a 1-under-par 35 score to kick off his round. He finished round one with an even-par score of 71 to assume the lead before heading into round two. Barto carded par or better on 13 of 18 holes in round two, including two birdies en route to his victory.

“I wanted to try and shoot under par today,” said Barto and despite finishing 3-over-par, he remained victorious.

Barto finished with scores of 71-74 – 145. Barto’s round two score of 74 tied for the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award given to the male and female with the lowest score of the final round. Benjamin Morgret of Venetia, Pa., was also a Clazic Belts winner.

Second place was a three-way-tie between Pennsylvania natives Nicklaus Cuny of Cranberry Township, Michael Reed-Price of Dresher and Carter Ehms of Cranberry Township. The trio finished with overall scores of 153.

TanabeThe Boys 14 & Under Division was won by Chris Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., who finished with scores of 84-82 – 166. Tanabe took first by a staggering 14 strokes to secure his first IJGT victory. Ten second round pars helped Tanabe to shave two strokes from his first round score and led him to card a total of 16 pars for the tournament.

“My driver has really been working for me and I have been hitting a lot of fairways,” said Tanabe on his performance.

In second place, Palmer Cuny of Cranberry Township, Pa., who carded consistent 90s in rounds one and two to finish with a two-day score of 180. Rounding out the top three for the division was Alex Beall of Pittsburgh, Pa., who recorded an overall score of 211.

 

WalshIn the Girls Division, a come-from-behind performance by Katie Walsh of Baldwinsville, N.Y., led to victory. Walsh used 12 pars to cut three strokes from her round one score of 81 to slide into first. The win comes as Walsh’s first IJGT victory. After trailing in at the conclusion of round one, Walsh made up ground to finish eight strokes ahead of her competition.

“I am a really good putter and was hitting putts both day. I can strike the ball but putting is my strength,” said Walsh. Her round-two score of 79 was the lowest score of the Girls Division, awarding her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Finishing in a tie for second was round-one leader Synclaire Kuhn of McMurray, Pa., and Marah Penn of Hamburg, N.Y., who both finished with a two-day score of 168.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Summer Series at Oyster Reef Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on July 11-12, 2014. To sign up for events, visit ijgt.com or call (843) 785-2444.

Ellwood City, Pa. – Final round results of the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 9, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,875 yards, Par 70. Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,200 yards, Par 710. Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,708 yards, Par 70.

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Olde Stonewall
Cranberry Township, P.A.
July 8-9, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,875 yards, Par 70

1. Matt Barto, Leechburg, PA *71-74–145
2. Nicklaus Cuny, Cranberry Township, PA *73-80–153
2. Michael Reed-Price, Dresher, PA *76-77–153
2. Carter Ehms, Cranberry Twp, PA *78-75–153
5. Andrew Reynolds, Pittsburgh, PA *78-76–154
6. Anthony Muscato, Gibsonia, PA *80-75–155
6. Benjamin Morgret, Venetia, PA *81-74–155
8. Brent Rodgers, Cranberry Township, PA *80-77–157
9. Evan Long, New castle, PA *82-76–158
10. Max Hoffman, Pittsburgh, PA *81-79–
11. Ross Bondo, Cranberry Township, PA *80-82–162
12. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA *78-85–163
13. Connor Schmidt, Venetia, PA *83-81–164
14. Jake Smithco, Cranberry Township, PA *87-78–165
15. Alex Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *82-84–166
16. Declan Hickton, Pittsburgh, PA *84-83–167
16. Chris Rust, Wexford, PA *86-81–167
18. Mark Goetz, Irwin, PA *81-88–169
19. Ryan Koenig, Cranberry Township, PA *89-81–170
19. Ryan Senka, Cranberry Township, PA *87-83–170
19. Jerome Landry, Jr., Duncansville, PA *80-90-170
22. Billy Rosemeyer, Gibsonia, PA *82-89–171
22. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *85-86–171
22. Connor White, Gibsonia, PA *80-91–171
25. Will Lusk, Venetia, PA *94-79–173
26. Thomas Foglia, North Braddock, PA *88-86–174
26. Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *88-86–174
28. Jack Katarincic, Pittsburgh, PA *87-88–175
29. Zach Barone, Pittsburgh, PA *87-90–177
30. Eddie Zhang, Murrysville, PA *99-79–178
30. Nate Yackovich, Gibsonia, PA *89-89–178
30. Casey O’Korn, Canonsburg, PA *92-86–178
33. Joe Deegan, McMurray, PA *88-92–180
34. Eric Macadangdang, Mckees Rocks, PA *93-89–182
35. Stephen McInerney, Pittsburgh, PA *93-90–183
36. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *88-96–184
37. J.P. Beall, Pittsburgh, PA *99-90–189
38. John Staley, Pittsburgh, PA *99-108–207

DID NOT FINISH

DQ. Grant Muir, Allison Park PA *
JWD. Brian Baker, Pittsburgh PA *

Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 6,200 yards, Par 70

1. Chris Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *84-82–166
2. Palmer Cuny, Cranberry Twp, PA *90-90–180
3. Alex Beall, Pittsburgh, PA *101-110–211

Girls Division – Yellow Tees, 5,708 yards, Par 70

1. Katie Walsh, Baldwinsville, NY *81-79–160
2. Synclaire Kuhn, McMurray, PA *77-91–168
2. Marah Penn, Hamburg, NY *84-84–168
4. Samantha Shumaker, Verona, PA *92-91–183
5. Alexandra Muracca, Pittsburgh, PA *98-92–190
6. Christina Lewis, Wexford, PA *97-98–195
7. Shelby Shumaker, Verona, PA *109-113–222

Summer Series at Olde Stonewall – Round one recap

Continuing with the Summer Series, the IJGT traveled to  in Ellwood City, Pa., to host round one at Olde Stonewall Golf Club. Overcast skies and mild temperatures made for golf-friendly conditions, translating to some low scoring. In review, divisional leaders’ rounds in numbers are below.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Matt Barto of Leechburg, Pa., leads. His round in numbers:

71- his 1-over-par score 71 to put himself in first place

35- front nine score, even par to help him en route to his lead

2- number of birdies throughout his round

13- number of pars carded

In the Girls Division, Synclaire Kuhn of McMurray, Pa., is leading the pack. Her round in numbers:

77- her round-one score, enough to sit in the lead

3- Kuhn played the par-3s of the course at an impressive 1-under for round one

4- number of birdies she carded in her first round

Chris Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after shooting a first round 84. His round in numbers:

3- number of back-nine birdies he tallied

2- Tanabe was an impressive 2-under on the course’s par-3 holes

6 – total pars that aided in his first-round lead over the division

Juniors will return to play for round two Wednesday, July 9, 2014, for an 8:00 a.m. start. For full results from the first round of the Summer Series at Olde Stonewallclick here. Follow @IJGT on Twitter during the round for up-to-the-minute updates on play.