International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents
Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational
Parris Island, SC – The International Junior Golf Tour took a step out of their comfort zone this weekend. Juniors FORE Warriors was the Inaugural Invitational that benefited two Non-profit Organizations; Hope for the Warriors and Junior Champions Foundation. The weekend started off with a private tour of the Parris Island Marine Base on Friday September, 23. The tournament was played Saturday and Sunday with hot and sunny conditions.
The Boys 15-19 Division Champion winner, Jeremy Sisson, took the title for the second weekend in a row with the IJGT. Sisson won the Island Invitational at Dolphin Head CC, he kept his momentum up by shooting a total of three-under for the two days. Sisson, from Skaneatles, N.Y., had the low final round of 69. Samuel Cudjoe, from Trinidad and Tobago, had an impressive second round of two-under par. Cudjoe, who was tied with three people after round one, had five birdies to move up in the pack. Rounding our third was Leo Hernandez, shooting three-over par, with a total of 147.
“Winning twice in a row feels really good. It doesn’t happen often, so I’m pretty happy. This place, Parris Island, is special. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The wildlife and the course is special, and it being on a Marine base makes it truly unique,” remarked Sisson.
AJ Gilpin, of Norwell, M.A., was the Boys 14 & Under Division Champ for the Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational. Gilpin kept his lead after day one, shooting 76, 76. Coming up five strokes behind Gilpin was Matthew Pilgrim. Pilgrim, from West Vancouver, shot three stokes better in his second round. He carded 80, 77, for a total of 157. In third place of the Boys 14 & Under Division was Bryan Kim, signing for a total of 161.
“I played great, I hit a lot of greens and fairways this weekend. This was my first time playing at Parris Island. I loved the course and these are the fastest tournament greens I have ever played on,” said Gilpin.
The Girls Division Champion carded a 156, and was awarded to Vivian Yen of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Keeping her first place secured from round one, she fought through the heat and ended up with a round two score of 81. Maria Aslanis, of Hinckley, O.H., came in second with a total of 184.
“I played well, even though my putting was not the greatest. The course was incredible, the greens were fast and in fantastic shape. My best club in my bag this weekend was my 8 iron. I always practice with it and it payed off,” Yen explained
The IJGT will continue the Fall 2016 Season in Orlando, Fla., at Orange County National. The Orange County National Junior will be October 1-2, 20016. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.
Final Results of the Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational at Parris Island conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 24-25,2016.
Boys 15-19 Division: 6,588 Yards, 71.5/126. Boys 14 & Under Division: 6,092 Yards, 69.3/128. Girls Division: 5,825 Yards, 73.3/128.
International Junior Golf Tour
Juniors FORE Warriors Invitational
Parris Island, SC
September 24-25, 2016
Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,588 yards, Par 72
- Jeremy Sisson, Skaneatles, NY *72-69–141
- Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *75-70–145
- Leo Hernandez, Bluffton, SC *73-74–147
- Dan Byrne, Cork, Ireland *76-73–149
- Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *75-76–151
- Luis Martinez, Caracus, Venezuela *75-76–151
- Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *77-77–154
- Nick Gioffre, Waxhaw, NC *76-83–159
- Jose Chavez, Guatemala City, Guatemala *85-79–164
- Tucker Etro, Eliot, ME *87-81–168
- Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *85-85–170
- Jorge Castaneda Luna, DF, Mexico *82-93–175
- Ryan Touzeau, Center Valley, PA *98-85–183
Girls Division – White Tees, 5,825 yards, Par 72
- Vivian Yen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan *75-81–156
- Maria Aslanis, Hinckley, OH *92-92–184
Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 6,092 yards, Par 72
- Aj Gilpin, Norwell, MA *76-76–152
- Matthew Pilgrim, West Vancouver, BC *80-77–157
- Bryan Kim, Evans, GA *81-80–161