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Fischer, Bagasbas earn IJGT Player of the Week Honors – Feb. 10, 2015

The IJGT traveled to San Francisco, Calif., to host the first west coast tournament of the spring season, the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Club, on February 7-8, 2015. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of round two, resulting in a shortened one-day, 18-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT is proud to award this week’s Player of the Week honors to Austin Fischer of Orinda, Calif., and Angela Bagasbas of San Ramon, Calif.

Austin Fischer

Fischer made par on five consecutive holes on the front nine, holes No. 4 through 8. He then repeated the feat on the back nine making par on holes No. 11 through 15. The par-4 12th hole was arguably the most difficult on the course. Fischer’s tournament total of 79 earned him a fourth place finish.

Bagasbas poses with IJG Southeast Tournament Director Dan Costenbader after her victory.

Bagasbas poses with IJGT Southeast Tournament Director Dan Costenbader after her victory.

Bagasbas used three birdies to card the lowest score in the field, a 2-over 74. She recorded an eight-hole par-or-better streak beginning with the par-4 hole No. 8 and continuing through the par-3 15th. Bagasbas finished the back nine with an even-par 36, bringing her tournament total to 74.

Congratulations to both Austin Fischer and Angela Bagasbas on their IJGT Player of the Week honors!

Major Championship at Presidio – Final Results (Feb. 8, 2015)

Ma wins Boys 14 & Under Division by seven strokes

Karren earns first IJGT victory

The International Junior Golf Tour  hosted the first west coast tournament of the spring season, the Major Championship at Presidio, on February 7-8, 2015. The second round of the event was cancelled due to inclement weather resulting in a shortened one-day, 18-hole event. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

Drew KarrenDrew Karren of Orinda, Calif., made par on the entire back nine to finish with a 3-over 75, good enough to win the Boys 15-19 Division. The victory was Karren’s first on the International Junior Golf Tour.

In the win Karren also earned 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.

“My first nine holes were a little iffy, but I was able to par every hole on the back to round out a solid score,” Karren said after the win. “I would have liked to play more golf, but I’m definitely satisfied with the win”

Devin Gregg of San Anselmo, Calif., and Louie Euer of Loomis, Calif., finished one stroke behind Karren with tournament totals of 76 to tie for second place.

Gregg found particular success on the par-4s; he birdied the par-4 fifth and 16th holes.

Euer made par or better on all of the par-3s including a birdie on the par-3 15th hole.

Brian Ma 1AMilpitas, Calif., native Brian Ma used three birdies on the back nine to cruise to victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Ma opened the tournament by making par on the first three holes and never looked back. His tournament total of 76 paced the division by seven strokes.

“I played pretty well and it was nice playing with Angela [Bagabas], who shot a 74,” said Ma. “She pushed me to play better.”

Upland, Calif., native Mikee Ordona finished second in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a tournament total of 83. His lone birdie came on the par-4 eighth hole.

 

Angela 1

Angela Bagabas recorded the lowest score in the field, a 2-over 74 to win the Girls Division. She also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls. Bagabas had an eight-hole par-or-better streak that lasted from the eighth hole through the 15th. She carded three birdies in the tournament on the par-4 first hole, the par-5 ninth and the par-5 18th.

“Yesterday’s round (round one) was really good with conditions, so I was able to play pretty well,” Bagabas said. “I think I could have scored lower but I’ll take a 74.”

The IJGT will continue tournament play on February 14-15, 2015 with the South Carolina Open at Kiawah Island. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

 

San Francisco, CA – Final Results of the IJGT Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on February 7, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,401 yards Par 72 (71.5./136). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 5,921 yards, Par 72 (69.9/127). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,652 yards, Par 71 (75.4/129).

International Junior Golf Tour

IJGT Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course

San Francisco, CA

February 7, 2015 (18 hole event due to inclement weather)

Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6401 yards, Par 72

1. Drew Karren, Orinda, CA *39-36–75

2. Devin Gregg, San Anselmo, CA *37-39–76

2. Louie Euer, Loomis, CA *39-37–76

4. Austin Fischer, Orinda, CA *39-40–79

5. Grant Fairbairn, Orinda, CA *38-42–80

5. Will Lagomarsino, Orinda, CA *39-41–80

5. Lane Cadell, Escalln, CA *43-37–80

8. Hayden Rodriguez, San Francisco, CA *45-40–85

8. PRES Sanassarian, Rocklin, CA *43-42–85

10. Richie Simons, Newport Beach, CA *43-48–91

 

Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees, 5921 yards, Par 72

1. Brian Ma, Milpitas, CA *39-37–76

2. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *41-42–83

 

Girls Division- Red Tees, 5652 yards, Par 72

1. Angela Bagasbas, San Ramon, CA *38-36–74

 

Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course – Round one recap (Feb. 7, 2015)

The International Junior Golf Tour traveled to San Francisco, Calif., for the first west coast event of the year, the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course. Juniors teed off in the Golden State beginning at 9:40 a.m. PST for the first of two rounds. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Drew Karren of Orinda, Calif., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

75 – His round one score for the lead is a 3-over 75

9 – Karren made par on the entire back nine

2 – His two birdies came on the par-5 hole No. 2 and the par-4 hole No. 8

1 – Karren leads the Boys 15-19 Division by a single stroke

The Boys 14 & Under Division is led by Brian Ma of Milpitas, Calif. His round in numbers:

76 – His opening round 76 to move ahead of the division with a five-stroke lead

3 – Ma carded a division-best three birdies in round one

1 – This is Ma’s first IJGT event

Angela Bagabas of San Ramon, Calif., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

3 – Bagabas’ three birdies came on the par-4 first hole, the par-5 ninth and the par-5 18th

8 – Her eight-hole par-or-better streak came on holes No. 8 through 15

4.5 – Her average on par-5s

74 – Her round one score to carry the lead

The second round of the Major Championship at Presidio will take place tomorrow, February 8, 2015, with tee times beginning at 9:40 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

MAJOR Championship at Presidio GC – Tour Preview

The IJGT is excited to host its first MAJOR of the spring season, the MAJOR Championship at Presidio Golf Club in San Francisco, Calif. The two-day, 36-hole tournament will be held on February 7-8, 2015, and be the first west coast event of the year.

Presidio Aerial

The Presidio Golf Course is one of the oldest courses on the west coast and has been a national historic landmark since 1962. Located within a national park, the Presidio course has been recognized as a leader in environmentally sensitive golf course management. In 2003 the course received certification from Audubon International as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Hole 12

The terrains at Presidio are varied and range from adobe clay to rock to sand. Sitting in the notoriously hilly San Francisco area, the course plays with difficult but entertaining changes in landscape from hole to hole.

Many famous athletes including Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Joe DiMaggio have played at the Presidio Golf Course.

San Francisco is a great city for foodies and the Presidio specifically is becoming a dining destination with a variety of exciting restaurants popping up in the area.

 

Fall Highlights and Spring Preview

Following a successful fall season full of low scores, beautiful courses and even holes-in-one, the IJGT is excited to kick off its spring season with the IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National on January 17-18, 2015.

LOOKING BACK

During the fall season junior golfers had the opportunity to play a variety of world-renowned courses.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the IJGT hosted the Thanksgiving Day Classic at the ever-famous TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. This tournament was one of the few three-day, 54-hole events. The junior golfers performed admirably on both THE PLAYERS Stadium and Dye’s Valley courses. Xue Wen Luo of Haikou, China, edged out Ben Albin of Santa Fe, N.M., to win the Boys 15-19 Division. Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, and Sam Ohno of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., tied for third. All of the top three finishers in the Boys 15-19 Division had a round at or below par and eights golfers across the three divisions carded eagles.

The Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass saw not one but two holes-in-one! In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Charles Larcelet of Geraudot, France, had an ace on the par-3 hole No. 14 on the Valley Course. In the Boys 15-19 Division, Chandler McDowell of Springbrook, Canada, carded a hole in one on the par-3 hole No. 8 on the Stadium Course.

Playing the iconic par-3 17th hole on THE PLAYERS Stadium course was a highlight of the fall season for many of the young golfers.

Dormie Club, No. 43 on the 2015-2016 edition of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, played home to the MAJOR Championship at Dormie Club. Despite a course that proved to be challenging for the entire field, Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., carded an impressive nine birdies during the tournament. Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India, and Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, both had bogey-free streaks that lasted 16 holes.

The final event of the fall, the IJGA Invitational, was held at Sea Pines Resort where junior golfers had the opportunity to play both the Ocean Course and Harbour Town Golf Links. The latter ranked No. 19 on Golf Digest’s 2015-2016 list of America’s 199 Greatest Public courses and ranked in the top 50 of Golf.com’s 2014 list of Top 100 Courses in the U.S. It is also the host of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage.

LOOKING FORWARD

The spring season features another selection of top-ranked courses. The first three tournaments are local to the Hilton Head/Bluffton area. On January 24-25, 2015, during the Carolina Classic at Colleton River, junior golfers and their families will have a chance to explore the host of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur. The Pete Dye course, where the Carolina Classic will be played, offers unobstructed views of Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean from 11 of its 18 holes.

The IJGT will travel to the west coast for the MAJOR Championship at Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, Calif., on February 7-8, 2015. The Presidio Golf Course is one of the oldest courses on the west coast and has been a national historic landmark since 1962. An Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, it is located within a national park.

On Valentine’s Day weekend (February 14-15, 2015), the IJGT will be traveling to Kiawah Island to host the South Carolina Open. The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island is ranked No. 20 on the 2015-2016 edition of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses list and third on their America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. This course was the first designed for a specific event, the 1991 Ryder Cup. Known for its challenging and unpredictable winds and spectacular ocean views, the Ocean course is No. 25 on Golf.com’s 2014 list of Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

The Major Championship at Duke University in Durham, N.C., on March 28-29, 2015, provides an excellent opportunity for junior golfers investigating college golf programs to explore Duke as well as the nearby University of North Carolina.

The Northeast Tour of the IJGT will host the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin on April 11-12, 2015. The junior golfers will have the chance to play both the PGA Tour-tested Mystic Rock and the par-70 The Links. Mystic Rock placed No. 60 on the 2015-2016 Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

The following weekend, the Northeast Tour will travel to The Architects Golf Course in Lopatcong, N.J., for The Architects Cup.

On April 25-26, 2015, the IJGT will host a Major Championship at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace, Md. Bulle Rock sits at No. 45 on Golf Digest’s 2015-2016 list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

The spring season will culminate with the highly anticipated Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The three-day, 54-hole event will take place on May 23-25, 2015. On the evening of May 24 the IJGT will announce its All-IJGT Team and Player of the Year honors for each division at the Night of Champions.

Juniors in all divisions will be competing for AJGA Performance Stars and national rankings. In addition, the winner of the Boys 15-19 Division will receive an exemption to the 2015 International Junior Masters tournament.

Well wishes to all of our juniors as we reflect graciously on the fall and welcome the spring. Good luck to all!

IJGT Photo of the Week featuring Samantha Gong – February 1-2, 2014

The IJGT hosted its first west coast Event of the year in San Francisco, Calif., at Presidio Golf Course. The Major Championship featured a field of 38 players across three divisions. With both rain and shine during the two-day Event, juniors displayed impressive talent and resiliency as they competed for both IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

This week’s Photo of the Week features second-place finisher, Samantha Gong of San Francisco, Calif.

Samantha Gong finished second with a score of 85-76--161 overall.

Samantha Gong finished second with a score of 85-76–161 overall.

In just her third ever IJGT Event, the west coast native battled back in windy and wet conditions post a second-round score of 76 – an impressive nine strokes better than her first round score of 85. The second-round score led her to nab the Clazic Belt Low Final Round Award for the girls and land within three strokes of first place. Her second-place finish was highlighted with a staggering seven birdies, three of which came consecutively in round two.

The Photo of the Week is decided by our fans and followers so don’t forget – your feedback counts! In the week following a tournament, keep an eye on the IJGT Facebook page for photos from the Event. Each photo will received 1 point for a ‘Like’, 2 points for a ‘Comment’ and 3 points for ‘Shares’ so let us know what you think!

IJGT Players of the Week – February 1-2

San Francisco, Calif. – The IJGT traveled west to San Francisco, Calif., to host the Major Championship at the Presidio Golf Course February 1-2, 2014. The two day 36-hole tournament featured a competitive field of 38 players across three Divisions. Competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, players battled through both rain and shine for first. Being the first of the west coast Events, the IJGT staff was thrilled to work with juniors based largely from the west. While round one brought with it beautiful California sunshine, day two brought challenging wind and rain. Despite the worsened conditions of day two, many players still posted improved round-two scores. Sasha Lobel of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bibilani Liu of Cupertino, Ca., both earned Player of the Week honors after placing in the top three in their respective Divisions.

DSC_0850In his third year with the IJGT, Lobel has seen a significant improvement in his golf game. His second-place finish marked his first top-three finish in an IJGT Event, a significant improvement from placement in Events played in years prior. Lobel’s  81-71–152 overall performance was highlighted by seven birdies, the most in the Boys 15-19 Division. Adding in par finishes on 17 of 36 holes, he posted a nine-hole bogey-free streak in round two. Lobel is also a member of the First Tee of Pittsburgh program.

 

 

DSC_0900Liu joined the Major Championship as a fresh face competing in her first ever IJGT Event. The California native made an noteworthy first impression as she made par on 23 of 36 holes, proving consistency was key. Liu was the front-runner of both rounds in the Girls Division and tallied just one double bogey for the entire tournament, finishing with a score of 79-79–158 overall. Grateful for her membership to the First Tee program, Liu hopes that the Major Championship is the first of many IJGT Events in which she will participate.

For full results from the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course, click here.

Final results from the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course

 Holetz wins first IJGT Major Championship title

Hunt and Liu finish first in their first IJGT Event

SAN FRANCISCO – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) held its first west coast Event of the season in San Francisco, Calif., at the Presidio Golf Course. The Major Championship had both National Rankings and IJGT Merit points at stake. The participating golfers ranged in age from 9-19 and were in pursuit of an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

DSC_0939The weekend presented both rain and sunshine, but not even poor conditions deterred the junior golfers. In the Boys 15-19 Division, Harrison Holetz of Incline Village, Nev., finished first to secure his first ever IJGT Major Championship win. Holetz’s first-round four-stroke lead benefitted him as a second round of wind and rain equated to slightly higher scores. Despite the wet conditions, Sasha Lobel of Pittsburgh, Pa., recorded an impressive six birdies in round two to put him within three strokes of Holetz. In the end, it was Holetz’s first-round performance of 2-under-par 70, which included four birdies and an eagle, that kept him out in front for the win.

“I tried not to think about it [the weather]. I had a couple rough holes but I picked myself up and had a good finish,” commented Holetz.

The winner of the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award went to Lobel who finished round two with a score of 1-under-par 71. The Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award is awarded to the player(s) who shoot the lowest score during the final round of every IJGT tournament.

Second place went to Lobel who finished with an 81-71 – 152 overall score. Rounding out the top three was Justin Goh of San Francisco, Calif., finishing with an overall score of 156.

DSC_0886In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Cooper Hunt of El Dorado Hills, Calif., made a notable first impression as he finished each day with the best score in the division, finishing with a score of 76-73 – 149 overall. The Major Championship was the first IJGT Event in which he participated. With three birdies on the tournament, Hunt’s arguably most impressive golf came in the back nine of round two where he made par on all but one hole. Hunt’s second-round score of 1-over-par 73 secured him the four-stroke victory ahead of second-place finisher Ian Scarborough of Half Moon Bay, Calif.

As Hunt’s scores indicated, the rain and winds that came with round two had little to no effect on his game.

“It doesn’t really change me, I am used to the wind and rain because where I live it rains a lot so I am used to it,” said Hunt.

Scarborough finished second, shooting a 78-75 – 153 overall score. Grant Leppek of Rocklin, Calif., ended in third place posting a 78-76 – 154 overall.

DSC_0951The Girls Division also had a first-time participant secure a first-place win. Bibilani Liu of Cupertino, Calif., led round one with a score of 7-over-par 79. Her second round featured seven bogeys but making par on the remaining 11 holes kept Liu in command of the lead resulting in another 7-over par 79. Runner-up Samantha Gong of San Francisco, Calif., looked to rally with round-two play as she posted a notable five birdies. Even though Gong’s second-round performance was not enough to move into first, her score of 4-over –par 76 was enough to nab the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division.

In discussing her approach to the tournament, Liu stated, “If I focus on each shot, it helps me get better instead of thinking about it overall so that’s how I played both days.”

Gong came in second shooting an 85-76 – 161 overall score while Gurman Kaur of Elk Grove, Calif., rounded out the Girls Division in third with a score of 84-84 – 168 overall.

The IJGT will return to the West Coast over Easter Weekend with the Arizona Junior at Southern Dunes in Maricopa, Ariz., on April 18-19, 2014. Southern Dunes Golf Club hosts many prestigious championships and is ranked the sixth Best Course You Can Play in the state of Arizona by Golfweek. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

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 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, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort, and Harbour Town Golf Links.  Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Dynamic Brands, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear, Golfweek morodZ, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.

SAN FRANCISCO – Final round results of the IJGT Major Championship conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed February 1, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,391 yards, Par 72 (71.0/136).  Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 5,986 yards, Par 72 (70.2/128). Girls Division: Red Tees – 5,783 yards, Par 72 (74.7/126).

Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the Low 60s, winds 10-15 mph

Rainy with temperatures in the Low 50s, winds 10-15 mph

International Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course
San Francisco, Calif.
February 1-2, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division – (Blue Tees) 6,391 yards, Par 72

1. Harrison Holetz, Incline Village, NV *70-79–149
2. Sasha Lobel, Pittsburgh, PA *81-71–152
3. Justin Goh, San Francisco, CA *76-77–153
4. William Choi, Dublin, CA *81-75–156
5. Karl Beidle, Reno, NV *74-85–159
6. Ryan Rybicki, Maricopa, AZ *80-81–161
7. Kent Kao, Pinole, CA *85-78–163
8. Will Lagomarsino, Orinda, CA *80-86–166
9. Hayden Rodriguez, San Francisco, CA *83-84–167
10. Nicholas Turner, Reno, NV *81-87–168
11. Michael Bove, Truckee, CA *85-86–171
12. Austin Fischer, Orinda, CA *90-82–172
12. Mitchell Diraimondo, Lafayette, CA *86-86–172
14. Griffin Colvin, Media, PA *87-86–173
15. Adam Agustin, El Dorado Hills, CA *83-91–174
16. Jack Jaffe, Palo Alto, CA *93-85–178
17. Jake Leppek, Rocklin, CA *94-91–185
17. Henry Loos, Carson City, NV *89-96–185
19. Brandon Folke, Sherman Oaks, CA *95-91–186
20. Tyler Humphreys, Sparks, NV *101-102–203

DID NOT FINISH

Michael Mendelsohn, San Francisco, CA *102-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Ryan Garfield, Petaluma, CA *90-JWD

Boys 14 & Under Division – (White Tees) 5,986 yards, Par 72

1. Cooper Hunt, El Dorado Hills, CA *76-73–149
2. Ian Scarborough, Half Moon Bay, CA *78-75–153
3. Grant Leppek, Rocklin, CA *78-76–154
4. Griffin Cooper, Yerington, NV *81-81–162
5. Scott Rescigno, Reno, NV *81-84–165
6. Caleb Shetler, Saratoga, CA *86-81–167
6. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *81-86–167
8. Sahil Kapur, San Jose, CA *94-87—181

Girls Division – (Red Tees) 5,783 yards, Par 72

1. Bibilani Liu, Cupertino, CA *79-79–158
2. Samantha Gong, San Francisco, CA *85-76–161
3. Gurman Kaur, Elk Grove, CA *84-84–168
4. Kylie Fong, Elk Grove, CA *83-91–174
5. Zaria Thompson, Casto Valley, CA *96-85–181
6. Addie Hemming, Rocklin, CA *99-95–194
7. Jacqueline Sohl, Reno, NV *96-99–195
8. Kristen Eissmann, Reno, NV *100-96–196

First-round highlights from the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course

The IJGT held round one of the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, Ca., Saturday, February 1, 2014 under sunny and slightly windy conditions. With tee times beginning at 10:50 a.m., the field of 38 juniors began competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

As the sun set rapidly and winds picked up, round one yielded front runners in each Division. In the Boys 15-19 Division, Harrison Holetz of Incline Village, Nev., leads and below are his round-one results in numbers:

81 – first-round score in his last time playing at Presidio Golf Club

4 – number of birdies tallied in round one and the stroke lead held by Holetz

2 – number of strokes under par

1 – recorded number of eagled holes

Cooper Hunt of El Dorado Hills, Ca., shot a 76 to put him out in front of the Boys 14 & Under Division. Here is his round in numbers:

38 – his score for each set of nines on the round

12 – number of holes he made par

2 – stroke lead in the Division

1 – first IJGT Event played

In the Girls Division, Bibilani Liu of Cupertino, Ca., is the leader with a score of 79 on day one of the Major Championship. Here is her round in numbers:

12 – number of holes she made par

7 – strokes over par after round one

4 – stroke lead in the Girls Division

1 – first IJGT Event played

For full results from round one of the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course, click here. Be sure to follow our Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates as the tournament continues!

Major Championship at Presidio Golf Club – Tour Preview

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) heads to the west coast for the Major Championship at Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, Calif., on Feb. 1-2, 2014. Players will play 36 holes over the two-day tournament to compete for National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points.

Expanded to 18-holes in 1910, Presidio Golf Course is a notably “hilly” course featuring many bunkers and narrow fairways. The course was named a historic landmark in 1962 and has been open for public play since 1995. The par-72 course is located just a short distance from downtown San Francisco and features Eucalyptus and Monterey Pine trees characteristic of the area.

Aerial view of Presidio Golf Club and its winding fairways.

Aerial view of Presidio Golf Club and its winding fairways.

William Choi of Dublin, Calif., who placed first in the Boys 15-19 Division at the Pacific Coast Open at Half Moon Bay last November will look to contend again this year at Presidio.

Turning to the Boys 14 & Under Division, keep your eye on Grant Leppek of Rocklin, Calif. Having placed first in both the NorCal Junior at Darkhorse Golf Club last September and the Pacific Coast Open at Half Moon Bay in November, Leppek will look to garner another first-place finish to kick off 2014 play.

While most of the players in the Girls Division will look to make an impression with their first tournament play, the San Francisco native Samantha Gong will look to lead the pact after placing first in her last tournament in the Pacific Coast Open at Half Moon Bay.

To register or for more information on this event, click here.