Posts

Chee, Godfrey-Singleton selected for Photo of the Week – May 8, 2014

NORTHEAST

VICTOR, N.Y. – The IJGT made its eighth stop on the Northeast Tour to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. Gusts of wind 40 mph made this already difficult golf course even more challenging. Selected for the Photo of the Week in the northeast is Sarah Godfrey-Singleton of Lancaster, N.Y.

1620770_10154145903020026_1934875409682049962_n

Godfrey-Singleton played well in the Rochester Open. In round one, she carded two birdies on hole six and 13.  She finished in fourth place with weekend numbers of 84-92–176. This was her second IJGT event this season. We want to congratulate Godfrey-Singleton on her fourth place finish and also her Photo of the Week honors. We hope to see her at events in the future.

SOUTHEAST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The IJGT hosted the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on May 3-4, 2014. The event was the first Callaway Junior World Qualifier of the Southeast Tour for the 2013-2014 season. Winners of the event received an exemption into the prestigious Callaway Junior World Golf Championships. In the Southeast, Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China has earned Photo of the Week honors.

10172777_10154145423755026_2891822461835423295_n

Chee earned second place in the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier. She played very well during the final round including making a par consecutively on holes 1-9 to score and even 36 on the front. She finished strong on the back nine shooting even par again. Chee posted scores of 78-72–150. Her photo that was chosen for Photo of the Week earned 78 points! We look forward to Chee’s continued success at upcoming IJGT events.

The Photo of the Week is decided by our fans and followers so don’t forget that 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!

Cipolla, Ono & Littlefield among those to nab IJGT Player of the Week honors – May 4, 2014

NORTHEAST TOUR

VICTOR, N.Y.- The IJGT returned to Ravenwood Golf Club for the Rochester Open at Ravenwood on May 3-4, 2014. The course is a favorite of the players in the northeast and led to a strong field. Although round one saw light rain, the conditions were much better for scoring than on Sunday during round two. The final round saw temperatures only getting up into the mid 40’s with gusts of up to 50 mph. Despite the tough conditions, many players managed to shoot impressive rounds, including Peyton Steigerwald of Penfield, N.Y., and Maren Cipolla of Lewiston, N.Y.

 

PEYTON

Steigerwald, who was playing in his first tournament of the year, secured a second-place finish in part to an impressive final round 73. Steigerwald had a solid round on Saturday, shooting a first-round 80, highlighted by 12 pars.  On day two, the Penfield, New York, native shot the low round for the tournament, firing an impressive 73. Facing tough conditions, Steigerwald managed two birdies on the front nine. His final round showed consistency again, with 13 pars and only one bogey and a double bogey.  On both days of the tournament, the 2015 graduate made par on the 10th through 16th holes. For his great round on day two, Steigerwald secured the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the boys. We wish Peyton the best of luck and hope to see him soon.

 


cip

Cipolla, playing in just her third IJGT tournament, had a strong finish thanks to her consistent play throughout the weekend. In her first round, she never scored higher than bogey, en route to a score of 83. Going in to the final round, she was just four strokes off the lead and in contention for her first IJGT victory. The high winds caused trouble for all of the competitors, but Cipolla was again consistent throughout the round and avoided any high numbers. While the winds caused a lot of difficulty on the par-3 holes over the weekend, Cipolla played them especially well at just three over par. She finished the weekend with a total score of 170 and her second top 3 finish. We wish Cipolla the best of luck throughout the rest of the season and into summer.

 

SOUTHEAST TOUR

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The IJGT hosted the IJGT SC Callaway Jr. World Qualifier at the challenging Golden Bear Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C., May 3-4, 2014, as the 2014 Spring Schedule nears the end. The Jack Nicklaus inspired course is true test with tough greens, narrow fairways and many shot-altering trees. Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan, and Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, China, were up to the challenge and earned themselves IJGT Player of the Week honors.

OnoIn his 11th tournament of the 2013-2014 IJGT season, Ono finished his first round at a 2-over-par 74, five shots behind leader, Parathakorn Suyasri of Chonburi, Thailand. Ono was not satisfied and was hoping for the coveted opportunity to play in the Callaway Junior World Championship. Ono came out firing during Sunday’s final round, beginning his second round on the front nine at 4-under par, 32, with a stretch of 3 birdies in four holes. Ono finished round two with nine pars, five birdies, and four bogeys to finish 1-under, with tournament scores of 74-71—145. His 145 tournament score left him to faceoff with Suyasri in a sudden death playoff for the chance to compete in the world’s largest junior golf tournament, the Callaway Junior World Championship. Although Ono played exceptionally well, Suyasri came out victorious in the playoff. Ono’s overcame the different obstacles to post a final round of 1-under-par to earn the Clazic Low Final Round Award. We congratulate Ono on his exceptional performance in his personal best finish of the 2013 -2014 IJGT seaso, and look forward to seeing him compete in the 2014 IJGT Bridgestone Tournament Of Champions, May 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

CheeIn the Girls Division, Chee trailed by five strokes after round one behind leader, Yuki Nakayama, of Kawasakishi, Japan. With a round-one score of 78, Chee found herself in eighth place. With great focus, Chee prepared mentally for her final round and came back for Sunday’s final round by shaving six strokes off of her first round score, including two birdies, two bogeys and 14 pars. Chee earned herself the Clazic’s Low Final Round Award for the Girls Division, shooting an even par 72. Her determination and focus on her precision and short game elevated Chee to second place at Golden Bear, with a total tournament score of 150. Chee is scheduled to compete in the 2014 spring season finale, May 24-26 in Orlando, FL, at IJGT Bridgestone Tournament of Champions.

 

 

MIDWEST

Silvis, IL. — The IJGT traveled to the midwest May 3-4, 2014, to TPC Deere Run, in Silvis, Ill., for its second Callaway Junior World Championship Qualifier of the weekend.  Playing on a high caliber course that plays host to  the PGA’s John Deere Classic, juniors were faced with numerous tactical bunkers, complex putting greens and very windy conditions. The course was designed by an Illinois native, D.A. Weibring, and includes a stretch of holes that is set upon the Rock River, made for an exciting and challenging event. Connor Littlefield of Waukee, Iowa, and Ashley Childers of Mt. Vernon, Montana, both have received IJGT Player of the Week honors.

LittlefieldLittlefield faced tough conditions during the first round of his first ever IJGT event, shooting 12-over-par 83 in the Boys 15-19 Division. A spectacular final-round performance elevated him a tie for second place. Despite having a tough time in the early stages of the tournament, Littlefield was determined to improve in the final round in order to qualify for the Callaway Junior World Championship. In the second round, Littlefield only carded three bogeys, while also knocking in three birdies and 12 pars. He finished the round with an even-par 71, a 12-stroke improvement over his first-round score, to earn a share of second place with Matt Henderson, of Des Peres, Montana. Littlefield’s final round even-par 71 was the lowest round shot by anybody else in the boys’ division, earning him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

 

ChildersChilders made a statement in her IJGT debut by placing second in the Girls Division. Childers displayed her skill in the first round by shooting a consistent 39-39–78, to take a one-stroke lead going into Sunday’s final round. Childers carded three birdies en route to a final round score of 86 to place second. Childers displayed talent, skill and perseverance during her first IJGT event, and we look forward to seeing her compete in future events with us!

Rochester Open at Ravenwood – Final Results

VICTOR, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) made its eighth stop on the Northeast Tour to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. Gusts of wind 40 mph made this already difficult golf course even more challenging. Juniors came out to compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champoins to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

ChambersIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Scott Chambers of Pittsford, N.Y., finished in first place with scores of 74-78—152. After making four birdies in his first round, Chambers headed into the final round tied for the division lead. Despite the windy conditions, Chambers managed to play consistently in the final round by making three birdies. He added six pars to finish in first place, winning the division by one stroke. This was Chambers’ second IJGT event this  season and his first IJGT Championship.

Peyton Steigerwald of Penfield, N.Y., finished in second place with scores of 80-73—153. Steigerwald’s score of 73 during the final round earned him 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. Danny Lapp of Trumansburg, N.Y., took third place posting scores of 76-78—154.

When asked about the weather conditions and how they affected his play, Chambers replied, “It was real tough to say the least… putting was definitely the toughest with the wind. It definitely played a big part.”

ParkerIn the Girls Division, Victoria Parker of Lewistown, N.Y., came from behind to take her second IJGT Championship this season. Parker trailed the division leader by four strokes as she headed into the final round. Determined to come back, Parker improved her score by two strokes and managed to come away victorious. She made two birdies on her final nine holes to win her division by one stroke. Parker’s final round score of 81 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Her numbers for the weekend were 83-81—164.

When asked about how she came from behind to pull out the victory, Parker stated, “I was just thinking
less putts, no 3-putts, and [try to] par it up and see how I do.”

Finishing in second place was Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., who posted scores of 79-86—
165. In third place was Maren Cipolla of Lewiston, N.Y., who finished with scores of 83-87—170.

LEOIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., won his division posting scores of 75-84—159. Hernandez played very well during the first round by making nine pars and adding three birdies. His score of 75 set him up with a two-stroke lead in the division going into the final round. After a slow start, Hernandez responded with two birdies, one of which was a chip-in on the par-4 hole number 15. With his victory at the Rochester Open, Hernandez earned his second IJGT Championship and is currently ranked third in the IJGT Tour Rankings.

When asked what worked well for him, Hernandez commented, “My mentality. My mindset. I was just trying to stay positive after my first nine holes. It was a rough first nine, but I just tried to stay positive and play well my next nine and see if I could get back in it.”

Dylan Plis of Camillus, N.Y., and Craig Eichas of Hilton, N.Y., finished tied for second place in the division. Plis posted scores of 77-83—160 while Eichas’ weekend numbers were 78-82—160.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Hershey Classic presented by IJGA on May 10-11, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

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

VICTOR, N.Y. – Final-round results of the IJGT Rochester Open at Ravenwood conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 4, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,689 yards, Par 72 (72.4/148) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,080 yards, Par 72 (69.2/125) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,770 yards, Par 72 (71.7/128)

Weather: Saturday: Rainy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 15-20 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 30-35 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Rochester Open at Ravenwood
Victor, N.Y.
May 3-4, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Black tees) 6,689 yards, par 72
1. Scott Chambers, Pittsford, NY *74-78–152
2. Peyton Steigerwald, Penfield, NY *80-73–153
3. Danny Lapp, Trumansburg, NY *76-78–154
4. Marc Holzhauer, Clarence Center, NY *74-81–155
5. Andrew Fedele, Rochester, NY *80-77–157
5. Mike May, Auburn, NY *79-78–157
5. Colin Dubnik, Rochester, NY *76-81–157
8. Evan Gaesser, Kendall, NY *77-82–159
9. Alec Miller, Pittsford, NY *78-82–160
10. David Hanes, Elma, NY *80-81–161
10. Kevin Borowicz, Grand Island, NY *77-84–161
12. Matthew Santora, Clarence Center, NY *78-85–163
13. Andrew Massa, Fayetteville, NY *78-86–164
14. Michael McIntosh, Chittenango, NY *77-88–165
15. Jack Riley, Pittsford, NY *80-86–166
16. Ryan Gibbons, Amherst, NY *81-86–167
17. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY *82-86–168
17. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *84-84–168
17. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *80-88–168
20. Jeremy Paton, London, England *81-88–169
20. Christopher Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *80-89–169
22. James Pelcher, Baldwinsville, NY *85-85–170
23. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY *81-92–173
24. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, NY *82-95–177
25. Tyler Mazut, Fairfield, CT *89-89–178
26. Stephen Hetterich, Rochester, NY *88-92–180
27. Grant Brongo, Spencerport, NY *85-97–182
28. Jake Oliver, New Hartford, NY *94-89–183
29. John Michael Sullivan, Camillus, NY *88-96–184

Boys 14& Under Division (Blue tees) 6,080 yards, par 72
1. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *75-84–159
2. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *77-83–160
2. Craig Eichas, Hilton, NY *78-82–160
4. Danny Gianniny, Rochester, NY *77-84–161
5. Teddy Trosset, Cooperstown, NY *81-87–168
6. Jack ODonovan, Pittsford, NY *87-88–175
7. Luke Sample, New York, NY *91-91–182
8. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *92-97–189
9. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *96-95–191
9. Chang Hyun Park, Pittsford, NY *92-99–191
11. Hunter Phillips, Pittsford, NY *92-100–192
12. Jack Bailey, Pittsford, NY *99-94–193

13. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *91-104–195

14. Joseph Shanhan, Rochester, NY *110-116–226

Girls Division (White tees) 5,770 yards, par 72
1. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *83-81–164
2. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *79-86–165
3. Maren Cipolla, Lewiston, NY *83-87–170
4. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *84-92–176
5. Marissa Del Monaco, Little Valley, NY *91-87–178
6. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *92-91–183
7. Lizzy Karsten, Macedon, NY *101-102–203

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Sarah Notaro, Lancaster, NY, *96-JWD

Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club – Round One recap

The IJGT made it’s eighth stop in the Northeast to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club. Temperatures were in the 50s with chances of rain all day. Rain showers held off allowing the field of 52 junior golfers to play some excellent golf. IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings were up for grabs, as well as an invite to an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. The round-one leaders and their rounds in numbers are below:

 

Marc Holzhauer of Clarence Center, N.Y., and Scott Chambers of Pittsford, N.Y., are currently tied for the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division.

Holzhauer’s round in numbers:

74 – his 2-over-par score for round one

13 – total pars made through 18 holes

1 – one eagle on the 429-yard par-4 hole no. 13

1 – Holzhauer’s first IJGT event this season

Chamber’s round in numbers:

74 – his 2-over-par score for round one

4 – total number of birdies in round one

36 – his score through the first nine holes

8 – tied for eighth at his last IJGT event, The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country Club 

 

In the Girls Division, Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J. leads. Her round in numbers:

79 – her round-one score, she holds a four stroke lead in the division

2 – birdies made during round one

38 – her 2-over-par score for the back nine

6 – her current tour ranking

 

Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after round one. His round in numbers:

75 – round one score, two strokes ahead of the competition

3 – number of birdies made in round one

9 – total number of pars through 18 holes

2 – took second place in his last IJGT event,  The Architects Cup

 

For full round one results of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Clubclick here.

For pairings for the final round of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Clubclick here.

Round two will be on Sunday, May 4, 2014 with tee times starting at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club as the tournament continues.

Miller, Notaro, & Gianniny top the Players to Watch list at the Rochester Open at Ravenwood GC

The next stop on the IJGT Northeast Tour will be the Rochester Open held at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. This event will consist of two 18-hole rounds to be played on Saturday and Sunday. Golfers will be competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points.

[button title=”Click Here to Register” color=”blue” size=”mega” link=”http://bluegolf.ijgt.com/bluegolf/ijgt14/event/ijgt1466/index.htm” rounded=”true” icon=””]

Located in Victor, N.Y.,  Ravenwood Golf Club is Rochester’s Premier public golf facility. It boasts many awards including being named fifth “Best New” public course to open in 2003 by Golf Digest. Ravenwood has played host to USGA and PGA qualifiers and also was the home of the 2003 & 2009 New York Men’s Amatuer Golf Championships. The course features challenging bunker placements, sloping greens, and is committed to protecting natural habitats native to the course.

Hole 6

Ravenwood Golf Club is an award winning 18-hole course located just minutes south of Rochester, New York

In the Boys 15-19 Division, watch out for Alec Miller. Miller took second place in the event at Ravenwood last season falling to the leader by only one stroke. Miller is hoping to take home first place this season in his first IJGT event of the year. Another player to watch in this division is Christopher ChiminskiChiminski has played a total of seven IJGT events this season, his best finish was tied for fifth at the IJGT Philly Open at Jeffersonville Golf Club

In the Girls Division, there looks to be a rematch of last year’s event for the top spot. Sarah Notaro will be returning to defend her title. Notaro took first place at Ravenwood last year and will hope to do the same again this year. Notaro won her respective division by one stroke. Finishing in second place in last year’s event, was Molly BalbierzBalbierz will be back again this season in hopes to earn the championship in the Rochester Open. Also look out for Allyson Wentworth in this event. Wentworth is coming off of top-3 finishes in her last three events played.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Danny Gianniny will be a player to watch. Gianniny has finished top-5 in both events he has played in this season. His best finish was first place at The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country ClubKeep an eye out for Gianniny as he looks to add another first place finish to his resume. Another player to watch in this division is Dylan PlisPlis is a great competitor and has three top-5 finishes this season. His most recent finish being third place at the Philly Challenge at White Manor CC.

The field of competitors is shaping up to be a good one. Make sure you sign up for this event before it is too late!

To register or for more information on the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club, click here.

IJGT Tournament Exemptions: International Junior Masters

Who: IJGT Boys 15-19 Division 

What: 2013 International Junior Masters 

When: June 24-28, 2013

Where: East Aurora Country Club in Aurora, N.Y. 

How: The top-2 finishers in the Boys 15-19 Division of the AB Golf Designs  Junior at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y., will receive exemptions to the International Junior Masters!

About the International Junior Masters

The International Junior Masters is a junior golf tournament for boys 14 to 18 years old.  We are the oldest international junior invitational in North America.  Started in 1953, we are proud of notable participants list, many of whom went on to have successful careers on the PGA Tour. The tournament week consists of a Member-Junior 18 hole team event on Monday. After registration and opening ceremonies on Monday, the field of 80 plays 18 holes of Stroke Play on Tuesday. Wednesday morning the second round of Stroke Play determines the following Match Play pairings. Wednesday afternoon the low 32 players start the Championship bracket of Match Play. Matches are contested over 18 holes. The 16 losers of these opening matches will continue in the Championship Consolation bracket. The next 48 qualifiers will be flighted in 16 man brackets: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Thursday morning and afternoon will have 18 hole matches in all flights. These results will set up the semi-final matches Friday morning and the finals for Friday afternoon.

 

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, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.