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IJGT celebrates the NCAA’s Early Signing Period with an IJGT Photo of the Week

November 12-19, 2014, served as the NCAA’s early signing period. For many IJGT juniors, the week-long period meant the lengthy search for the college of the future was over. More than 20 juniors playing on the IJGT put on their new school colors, pulled out their finest pens and made their commitments by signing their National Letters of Intent (NLI).

“A binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution,” the NLI establishes a student-athlete’s intent to attend a particular university and to participate in a given sport.

Those IJGT members who participated in the early signing:

Bunyaporn “Nat” Zeng University of Wisconsin
Connor McKay Lipscomb University
Masato Yoshitsugu Hawai’i Pacific University
TJ Kaczan California State University – Bakersfield
J.D. Moore St. Peters University
Aaron Terrazas Oklahoma University
Isidora Nilsson University of South Carolina
Min Yi “Samantha” Huang University of North Texas
Cara Basso Penn State University
Will Hicks Erskine College
Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob California State University – Northridge
Yeji Shin Georgia Southern University
Will Miles University of South Carolina
Rachel Corry University of Virginia
Kelly Whaley University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Thomas Avant Drake University
Kelly Anderson Northern Illinois University
Derrick Villarreal Charleston Southern University
Carter Ehms Cedarville University
Ryan Rose – Rutgers University
Tyler Dierwechter Stetson University
Clementina Rodriguez University of Washington
Keshav Sharma Erskine University
Kasidy Beckel Radford University
Emily Mills – Rutgers University

To celebrate our juniors, we shared photos of each junior as he or she proudly signed the National Letter of Intent. Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob and her coach, Richard Wedzik, are featured in this week’s special edition of the Photo of the Week.

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Phuchanbanchob signed to play golf with California State University – Northridge. Having played in 35 IJGT events, Phuchanbanchob carries a scoring average of 77.475, has accumulated 115 birdies and has placed in the top-10 in all but two of her events.

Check out photos from each junior’s signing on our IJGT Facebook page here.

Don’t forget – each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook 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

The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club – Final Results

  Davis’ red numbers win Architects Cup

Corry completes comeback

Lopatcong, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Architects Golf Club to host The Architects Cup on April 12-13, 2014. Temperatures were in the 60s for both rounds. The field of 90 competitors battled for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Stars, and national rankings as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

 

DAVIS

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Ryan Davis, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., took first place by scoring under par in both rounds. Davis was coming into this event off a tie for eighth place at the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC SawgrassHe made four birdies and 11 pars in round one. He also added a streak of 10 consecutive holes where he made par or better, including two of his four total birdies. He finished the day at 1-under-par and a lead in the division. Davis was just as consistent during the final round. He added three birdies and an impressive eagle on the 532-yard par-5.  He played extremely well on the back nine. Davis carded a 3-under-par score of 33 on the back nine to close out his final round. His 2-under-par total score of 140 won his division by three strokes. Davis’ weekend numbers were 70-70-140 overall.

When asked what was working well for him, Davis replied, “My driving was the key. I hit a lot of fairways and that set me up for good approach shots.”

Curren Mody of Monmouth Junction, N.J., and John Felitto of Mountainside, N.J., finished tied for second place. Mody posted scores of 71-72—143, while Felitto posted scores of 74-69—143. Felitto’s 2-under-par score of 69 won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament.

Corry

In the Girls Division, Rachel Corry of Ridgefield, Conn., came from behind to win the Architects Cup. In round one, Corry totaled 12 pars. Her back nine score of 1-under-par 35 gave her momentum to make a comeback in the final round. She had no bogeys during her back nine and added a birdie on the par-3 hole number two. Corry headed into the final round trailing the division leader by two strokes. In the final round she made 13 pars. She played very well on her back nine once again to close out her round. She went 1-under-par on her last seven holes with a birdie on hole number eight. Corry won her division by a total of three strokes. Her numbers for the weekend were 75-76—151.

When asked about how she was able to score on the front nine both day, Corry said, “I liked the setup of the front nine, my back nine, it really played to my shot better. I just tried to stay calm and stay hydrated which led to a good round.”

There was a four-way tie for second place between  Linda Wang of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., Megan McLean of Lebanon, N.J., and Yeji Shin of Norwood, N.J.. Wang’s numbers for the weekend were 80-74–154. Wentworth posted scores of 77-77—154. McLean’s numbers were 78-76—154 and Shin’s numbers were75-79—154. Wang’s final round score of 74 won her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

IsztwanIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Brian Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., won his respective division by a total of six strokes. In round one, Isztwan made three birdies, all of which came on the par-5 holes. He added 10 pars to finish day one with a 2-over-par score of 73. Headed into the final round, Isztwan held a one stroke lead in the division. He started out shaky with four bogeys on his front nine, but turned it around on the back nine. Isztwan went on to shoot a 2-under-par score of 33 on his final nine holes. During that stretch, he made two birdies, again coming on both of the par-5 holes. He closed out the final round by making par at the final six holes. Isztwan posted scores of 73-72—145.

When asked about what was working well for him, Isztwan said, “I hit a ton of greens and my short game was much better it normally is so that just put it over the top for me.”

Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., finished in second place with scores of 74-77—151. Griffin Smith of Holland, Pa., took third place. His numbers for the weekend were 74-79—153.

The IJGT’s next event will be the College Series at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort on April 19-20, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.  

International Junior Golf Tour
Architects Cup at The Architects Golf Club
Lopatcong, N.J.
April 12-13, 2014
 

Boys 15-19 Division
Architects GC: 6,711, par71
1. Ryan Davis, Berkeley Heights, NJ *70-70–140
2. John Felitto, Mountainside, NJ *74-69–143
2. Curren Mody, Monmouth Junction, NJ *71-72–143
4. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *74-71–145
5. Dylan Stein, Flemington, NJ *76-70–146
6. Brendon Kim, Rivervale, NJ *77-71–148
7. Andrew Bowyer, Summit, NJ *72-77–149
8. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *78-72–150
8. Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, NJ *75-75–150
10. Trey Croney, Bryn Mawr, PA *76-75–151
11. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA *77-76–153
11. Tommy Hayes, Long Valley, NJ *74-79–153
11. Luke McKeogh, Warminster, PA *75-78–153
11. J.T. Barker, Bethlehem, PA *73-80–153
15. Jonathan Solimano, Montvale, NJ *77-77–154
16. Kwanwoo Kim, Tenafly, NJ *81-74–155
16. Drew Tomback, New York City, NY *76-79–155
18. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ *78-78–156
18. Jimmy Criscione, Paramus, NJ *75-81–156
20. Sam Sawyers, New York, NY *78-79–157
21. Logan Fuglestad, Newtown, PA *79-79–158
21. Ross Rabin, Woodcliff Lake, NJ *78-80–158
21. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA *76-82–158
24. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *81-78–159
24. Michael  Cook, Berwyn, PA *79-80–159
24. Matt Johnson, Hopkinton, MA *77-82–159
24. Thomas Kaczan, Clark, NJ *77-82–159
28. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *82-78–160
29. John Foley, Limerick, PA *83-78–161
29. Leonard Lee, Wyckoff, NJ *84-77–161
29. Brian Weaver, Sinking Spring, PA *77-84–161
32. Laurent Span, Cresskill, NJ *84-78–162
32. Griffin Carroll, Chatham, NJ *81-81–162
32. Christopher Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *78-84–162
35. Mike Hanrahan, Ossining, NY *82-81–163
35. Peter Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *82-81–163
35. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *82-81–163
35. Bobby Moriarty, Summit, NJ *83-80–163
35. Carter Test, Danielsville, PA *81-82–163
35. James Wolfangel, Flemington, NJ *79-84–163
35. Jack Maresca, Rye, NY *81-82–163
35. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *77-86–163
43. Cameron Hsieh, New York, NY *84-80–164
43. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *85-79–164
43. Chris Tohir, New Canaan, CT *81-83–164
43. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *79-85–164
47. Eric Schissel, Port Washington, NY *81-84–165
48. Mark Miller, Downingtown, PA *83-84–167
48. Joe Rochelle, Quakertown, PA *83-84–167
50. Robert Shaner, Fort Lee, NJ *84-85–169
51. Peter Walter, Westfield, NJ *86-86–172
52. Nicholas Taskalos, Montvale, NJ *89-91–180
Boys 14 & Under Division
Architects GC: 6,288 yards, par 71

1. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *73-72–145
2. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *74-77–151
3. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *74-79-153
4. Luke Sample, New York, NY *78-76–154
5. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *74-81–155
6. Jack ODonovan, Pittsford, NY *82-80–162
7. Matt Lashinger, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *85-78–163
8. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *83-86–169
9. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *92-87–179
10. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *94-98–192

Girls Division
Architects GC: 5,723 yards, par 71
1. Rachel Corry, Ridgefield, CT *75-76–151
2. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY *80-74–154
2. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *77-77–154
2. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *78-76–154
2. Yeji Shin, Norwood, NJ *75-79–154
6. Christina Parsells, Bernardsville, NJ *73-82–155
7. Sophie Morrill, Hanover, MA *80-76–156
8. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *80-77–157
8. Susana Vik, Greenwich, CT *77-80–157
8. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ *76-81–157
11. Riley Smyth, Old Tappan, NJ *82-77–159
12. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *79-81–160
13. Gabriela Kim, Wayne, PA *88-80–168
14. Samantha Fritzinger, Zionsville, PA *82-87–169
14. Sandrine Yesilian, Edgewater, NJ *84-85–169
14. Aine Filler, Moorestown, NJ *84-85–169
17. Isabel Gonzalez, Bloomfield, NJ *83-88–171
18. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *89-83–172
19. Kaley Bohling, Princeton Junction, NJ *87-89–176
20. Faith Francioso, Wantagh, NY *90-87–177
21. Taylor Miano, Dobbs Ferry, NY *89-89–178
22. Jasmine Kitahara, Greenwich, CT *92-88–180
23. Nicole Eager, South Plainfield, NJ *92-99–191
23. Alana McAndrews, Garden City, NY *100-91–191

DID NOT FINISH
DQ. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *