IJGT Philly Challenge at White Manor CC- Final Results

Barto Captures First IJGT Title

DiLisio Holds off Competition at White Manor

MALVERN, PA. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to the beautiful White Manor Country Club  in Malvern, Pa., March 23-24 to host the 2013 IJGT Philly Challenge . Bitter cold and blistering winds made this two-day 36-hole tournament a challenge for the 90 competitors who teed off this past weekend.

Matt BartoMatt Barto of Leechburg, Pa., claimed first place in the Boys 15-19 Division after putting together two great rounds on the difficult White Manor Country Club. After round one of the tournament, Barto led the pack by four strokes after carding a division-leading 1-over-par 72. His impressive first round also earned him KENTWOOL Socks  Lo-Pro Award honors, which is given to the player who earns the lowest score during Saturday’s first round. The second round came down to the back nine with Kevin Kramarski  of Moorestown, N.J., chipping away at Barto’s first round lead. Kramarski was 1-under par at the turn, and was dead even with Barto going into hole No. 15. Barto’s two birdies and one par to close out the tournament were just enough to earn him his first IJGT Champion trophy. On the day, Barto finished with a 1-over-par 72 giving him a three-shot victory.

“I felt really comfortable {going into the second round},” said Barto. “My ball striking was good, and I just stayed patient and made my putts.”

Kramarski finished second after shooting a tournament total of 5-over-par 147. Kramarski’s second-round even-par 71 earned him the Clazic BeltsLow Final Round Award, which is given to the player who cards the lowest final round score. Rounding out the top 3 in the Boys 15-19 Division was Vinay Ramesh of Newtown, Pa., who carded a tournament score of 151.

Evan JohnsonTaking home the trophy in the Boys 14 & Under Division was Evan Johnson  of York, Pa. Johnson carried a four stroke lead going into the second round after recording a 4-over-par 75 in the first round. He managed to maintain his lead on Sunday by carding four birdies and six pars, which earned him his second IJGT title of the season, with the first coming at the Philly Junior at Turtle Creek last September. Johnson finished his weekend with a total score of 152.

”My putting was the best part of my game this weekend,” said Johnson. “I felt like I could make anything that was within 10 feet.”

James McHugh  of Rye, N.Y., and Gus Minkin  of York, Pa., tied for second in the Boys 14 & Under Division after they both finished the weekend with a score of 155.

Isabella DiLisioIsabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pa., took home the title in the very competitive Girls Division after carding a 153 over the weekend. DiLisio, who carried a one-stroke lead going into the final round, found herself neck and neck on the back nine with second-place finisher Brynn Walker  of St. Davids, Pa. Walker holed out for birdie after a fantastic chip on hole No.2, which brought her in contention for the title. DiLisio was just too strong on the back nine making five pars and one birdie, which earned her a second career IJGT title. DiLisio also earned the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award after she shot a 4-over-par 75 in the first round.

“I just took it one shot at a time {during the final holes},” DiLisio said. “I did not focus on the players that were close to me. I focused on my play.”

Erin Lo of Mount Laurel, N.J., took third place after finishing with a 162 over the course of the tournament.

Jackie Rogowicz of Yardley, Pa., earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award honors after she carded a 4-over-par 75 on Sunday.

The IJGT will travel to Somers Point, N.J., on March 30-31 for the Bridgestone Series at Greate Bay Country Club This Event will feature top players from across the northeast competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points.
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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 60 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 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear, morodZ, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.
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Malvern, Pa. – Final round results of the IJGT Philly Challenge at White Manor conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 24, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Bronze Tees – 6727 yards, Par 71 (72.9/134). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 6126 yards, Par 71 (69.7/129) Girls Division: Green Tees – 5852 yards, Par 71 (74.6/132).
Weather: Saturday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 15-20 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Philly Challenge at White Manor
Malvern, Pa.
March 23-24, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division-(Bronze Tees) White Manor CC: 6,751 Yards, Par 71
1. Matt Barto, Leechburg, PA *72-72–144
2. Kevin Kramarski, Moorestown, NJ *76-71–147
3. Vinay Ramesh, Newtown, PA *77-74–151
4. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA *80-75–155
4. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA *80-75–155
4. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *77-78–155
7. Carey Bina, Villanova, PA *80-76–156
7. C.J. Zachary, Hummelstown, PA *77-79–156
9. Kieran Purcell, Nutley, NJ *81-76–157
9. Anthony Sebastianelli, Clarks Summit, PA *80-77–157
9. Charles Musto, Sterling, VA *76-81–157
12. Joshua Goldenberg, Scarsdale, NY *83-75–158
12. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD *81-77–158
12. Ryan Rucinski, Wilmington, DE *80-78–158
12. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ *78-80–158
16. Joseph Tigani, Hockessin, DE *79-80–159
16. Kevin Conners, Downingtown, PA *77-82–159
18. Gary McCabe, Collegeville, PA *84-76–160
18. Spencer Shepperly, New Vernon, NJ *81-79–160
20. Sam Gallen, Reading, PA *80-81–161
20. Matthew Ade, Delran, NJ *76-85–161
22. Andrew Neal, Chevy Chase, MD *79-83–162
23. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC *82-81–163
23. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *81-82–163
23. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *78-85–163
26. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY *80-84–164
26. Alex Velez, Harleysville, PA *80-84–164
28. Yousaf Razvi, Somerset, NJ *85-80–165
28. Jackson Zepf, Thornwood, NY *84-81–165
30. Chris Burns, Kennett Square, PA *89-77–166
31. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *88-79–167
32. Alex Bollington, Madison, NJ *86-82–168
32. Mariano Medico, Shavertown, PA *84-84–168
34. Jake Gray, Glenmoore, PA *88-81–169
34. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *81-88–169
34. Liam Murphy, Hockessin, DE *81-88–169
37. John Abbott, Hummelstown, PA *91-80–171
37. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *83-88–171
37. Jared Faust, Pottstown, PA *83-88–171
40. Jack Faraci, Port Jeferson Station, NY *88-84–172
41. Sean Ebert, Furlong, PA *85-88–173
42. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA *88-86–174
42. Anthony Scarcella, Scarsdale, NY *88-86–174
42. Bobby Firth, Jenkintown, PA *88-86–174
42. Austin Bailey, Pennington, NJ *87-87–174
42. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA *90-84–174
47. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *86-89–175
48. Chris Binet, Oreland, PA *83-93–176
49. Joseph Visalli, Dover, DE *88-89–177
49. Lee Hammerschmitt, Armonk, NY *85-92–177
51. Brendan Hallinan, West Chester, PA *93-85–178
51. Andrew Bove, Doylestown, PA *92-86–178
53. Kyle Kost, New Hope, PA *90-89–179
54. Ryan Flynn, Stony Point, NY *93-87–180
55. Ryan Conner, Newtown, PA *93-90–183
56. Brendan Papariello, Villanova, PA *93-91–184
57. Griffin Colvin, Media, PA *95-90–185
58. Robert Shaner, Fort Lee, NJ *108-90–198
59. Zachary Sculler, Morganville, NJ *109-91–200
60. Eric Faust, Pottstown, PA *96-110–206
DQ. Nicholas Johnson, Moosic, PA –DQ (Rule 20-7c)
DQ. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ –DQ (Rule 20-7c)
JWD. Gregory Rothman, Moorestown, NJ -*93 – JWD
JWD. Nathan Tenpas, Chevy Chase, MD -JWD
JWD. Callum McCaslin, Milford, PA –JWD
Boys 14 & Under Division-(Black Tees) White Manor CC: 6,176 Yards, Par 71
1. Evan Johnson, York, PA *75-77–152
2. James McHugh, Rye, NY *79-76–155
2. Gus Minkin, York, PA *81-74–155
4. Peter Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *85-80–165


Girls Division-(Green Tees) White Manor CC: 5,893 Yards, Par 71
1. Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, PA *75-78–153
2. Brynn Walker, St. Davids, PA *76-79–155
3. Erin Lo, Mount Laurel, NJ *83-79–162
4. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY *84-79–163
5. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA *84-80–164
6. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ *82-83–165
7. Sam Leite, Camden, DE *84-84–168
7. Caroline Zhao, Greenwich, CT *84-84–168
9. Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley, PA *94-75–169
10. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, Pottstown, PA *91-84–175
11. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *92-84–176
12. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *94-84–178
13. Emily Doyle, Horseheads, NY *93-88–181
14. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *96-89–185
15. Summer Kitahara, Greenwich, CT *100-94–194
16. Kate Weiss, Greenwich, CT *102-101–203

IJGT Bridgestone Series at Westfields Golf Club – Final Results

Edelblut Victorious Again in Virginia
Rickert Captures Title in Playoff
CLIFTON, Va. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) started the northeast swing at the beautiful Westfields Golf Club  in Clifton, Va. This two-day, 36-hole tournament was the first event in the highly competitive Bridgestone Series. The bone-chilling weather in the final round made this weekend a challenge for the 60 talented junior golfers.
29454c6215fb4f7d4cf20445b34eb418The Boys 14 & Under Division had an exciting finish with 36 holes not being enough to crown a champion. Gavin Rickert  of Ijamsville, Md., and Evan Katz  of Washington D.C., both finished with tournament totals of 159, however they got there in two completely different ways. Rickert put together two solid rounds making 17 pars and two birdies on the weekend. Rickert took a two-stroke lead going into Sunday’s final round, but that quickly disappeared as Katz caught fire on Sunday after a disappointing first round. Katz made five birdies en route to his 3-under-par 68 and played his last 12 holes 4-under par.
The playoff was a short one due to clutch play from Rickert. On the first playoff hole, Rickert drained a 15 foot putt for par after a spectacular shot from the woods, which won him the IJGT title.
“I had a risky shot or a safe shot [from the woods]. I took the safe shot and sank my long putt, which was good enough for the win,” Rickert said.
5d5f0b892330e13cab575a32a7a7b061Luke Schaap rounded out the top 3 in the Boys 14 & Under Division shooting a 161. Evan Katz earned theClazic Belts Low Final Round Award honors after shooting his impressive 3-under-par 68 in the second round.
In the Boys 15-19 Division Nathan Tenpas  of Chevy Chase, Md., played a spectacular second round to bring home the title. Tenpas, who was four strokes behind first-round leader and KENTWOOL Socks  Lo-Pro Award winner Sam Jung of Chantilly, Va., carded a 2-over-par 73 in the final round to complete the comeback victory. His round got off to a shaky start, but after a double bogey on No. 8, Tenpas played flawless golf down the stretch playing his last 10 holes in 2-under par. This was Tenpas’s first IJGT victory.
“I just had to stay positive [going into the second round]. I was only four strokes behind so I just had to play a solid round,” Tenpas said.
Finishing in second place was 13-year-old Jung who shot a 151 over the weekend. Owen Miller  of Burgettstown, Pa., finished in third place with a total score of 157.
0c703a7d8174ecd1dc86a43c7d67cb36The Girls Division was headlined by Katie Edelblut  of New Hope, Pa., who won her second IJGT title in Virginia making her undefeated in the state. Edelblut, who earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, shot a 6-over-par 77 which separated her from the competition. Her round started off very well as she played her first six holes in 1-under par. Edelblut, who trailed first-round leader Elizabeth Choi  of Syosset, N.Y., made an incredible seven stroke comeback on Sunday to earn the Girls Division title.
“Being behind took a lot of pressure off of me. My putting was so much better today, and I was driving very well,” said Edelblut.
Choi’s 8-over-par 79 in the first round earned her the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award, which goes to the player who shoots the lowest score in the first round of every IJGT tournament. She finished in second place for the event with a tournament total of 173.Sarah Kokotajlo  of Ewing, N.J., took third place in the Girls Division shooting a 175 over the weekend.
The IJGT will travel to Malvern, Pa., on March 23-24 for the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club . This Event will feature top players from across the northeast competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points.
To sign up for this event, or other, or for more information on the IJGT, call (843) 785-2444 or
CLIFTON, VA. – Final round results of the IJGT Bridgestone Series at Westfields conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 17, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6700 yards, Par 71 (72.2/134).  Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6161 yards, Par 71 (69.8/127) Girls Division: White Tees – 5838 yards, Par 71 (73.7/133).
Weather:        Saturday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 50’s.
                       Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the high 30’s.
Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) 6,700 Yards, Par 71
1. Nathan Tenpas, Chevy Chase, MD *77-73–150
2. Sam Jung, Chantilly, VA *73-78–151
3. Owen Miller, Burgettstown, PA *76-81–157
4. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ *76-82–158
5. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA *81-78–159
6. Bryce Johnson, Oakton, VA *83-77–160
6. Johnson Ko, Manhasset, NY *78-82–160
6. Charles Musto, Sterling, VA *76-84–160
9. Brandon Yoon, Brambleton, VA *80-81–161
9. Jack Ford, Springboro, OH *80-81–161
11. Peter Knade, Easton, MD *79-83–162
12. Yoojin Kim, Centreville, VA *78-85–163
12. Thomas La Morte, Haworth, NJ *79-84–163
14. Connor Messick, Oak Hill, VA *89-76–165
15. Brandon Berry, Great Falls, VA *85-82–167
15. Christopher Nolte, Arnold, MD *83-84–167
17. David Rabil, Fairfax Station, VA *79-89–168
18. Ian Hardesty, Chardon, OH *86-83–169
18. Stefan Cygan, Middlesex, NJ *84-85–169
20. Patrick McDonald, Herndon, VA *89-81–170
20. Trey Wren, Suffolk, VA, *82-88–170
22. Ezekiel Zhao, Annapolis, MD *90-81–171
22. Isaac Judy, Lindside, WV, *89-82–171
22. Nicholas Bruner, Virginia Beach, VA *83-88–171
22. Travis Broome, Virginia Beach, VA *78-93–171
26. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *86-86–172
26. Justin Ayanian, McLean, VA *90-82–172
26. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD *85-87–172
26. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA *90-82–172
30. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA *85-88–173
30. Andrew Britton, Waterford, PA *83-90–173
30. Paul Odenwaldt, Leesburg, VA *82-91–173
33. Demitri Keopradit, Springfield, VA *93-81–174
34. Patrick Jonnet, Pittsburgh, PA *86-89–175
35. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC *90-86–176 +34
36. Bruce Kozel, Annapolis, MD *87-91–178 +36
36. Jake Norby, Bristow, VA *85-93–178
38. Carter Lawhorn, Fairfax, VA *88-93–181
39. Adam Bacon, Fairfax Station, VA *86-99–185
39. Jack Klimek, Round Hill, VA *90-95–185
Justin Nguyen, Mclean, VA *93-DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Boys 14 & Under Division – (Blue Tees) 6,161 Yards, Par 71
1. x-Gavin Rickert, Ijamsville, MD *78-81–159
2. Evan Katz, Washington, DC *91-68–159
3. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *80-81–161
4. John Kalavritinos, Potomac, MD *87-84–171
4. Cole Gibson, Chevy Chase, MD *90-81–171
6. David Ross, Alexandria, VA *86-88–174
7. Jeff Samit, Bethesda, MD *91-86–177
8. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *90-93–183
9. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *93-94–187
Girls Division – (White Tees) 5,838 Yards, Par 71
1. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA *86-77–163
2. Elizabeth Choi, Syosset, NY *79-94–173
3. Sarah Kokotajlo, Ewing, NJ *89-86–175
4. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY *87-89–176
4. Alison Snakard, Collegeville, PA *81-95–176
6. Mia Baringer, East Greenville, PA *84-93–177
7. Allyson Wentworth, Stewarstville, NJ *91-96–187
8. Molly Hair, Fayetteville, NY *95-97–192
9. Dawn Turner, Ottawa, Canada *104-105–209
10. Madison Jenkins, Burke, VA *113-106–219
x-Won in a playoff