Connors, Chambers nab Player of the Week honors – July 4, 2014

The IJGT hosted the second tournament of the Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club of Greece, N.Y.  The two-day tournament took place on July 1-2, 2014.  Players and spectators enjoyed great weather and a pristine course operated by an accommodating and friendly staff.

Great competition made for a truly special tournament. Despite challenges presented by quick and undulating greens, juniors posted many low scores.  Special congratulations are in order for Emily Connors and Scott Chambers for receiving the IJGT Player of the Week honors.

10444360_10154368309025026_4175781808527902950_nPlaying in her fourth IJGT event, Connors posted her best career finish.  After finishing round one standing in third, Connors returned looking to improve in round two. Connors shaved one stroke from her round-one score to stave of competition and take home third. Seven pars in round two were the highlight of her performance en route to her finish.






10341480_10154368321840026_5814354413182545007_nComing off his victory with the IJGT at Ravenwood Country Club in May, Chambers posted his third top-10 finish of the season. His four-stroke improvement from round one illustrated the drive and determination he brought to round two. Chambers’ score of 79 in round two was highlighted by 10 pars and a birdie to help him into fourth place. The birdie on the par-4 No. 8 in round two becomes his 12th birdie in just three events with the IJGT.

Congratulations to both Connors and Chambers and we are eager to see them again in tournament play!

Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club – Round one recap

The IJGT kicked off the northeast 2014 Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club in Greece, N.Y., on July 1, 2014. Temperatures were hot and humid, with the heat index hovering around 100. Despite the hot temperatures, great golf was played throughout the round.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Evan Gaessar of Kendall N.Y., and Ryan Kelly of Annapolis M.D., are tied for the lead. Their round in numbers:

3 – number of birdies combined during round one

37 – Gaessar’s 1-over-par score on the back nine

11 –  Kelly’s number of pars during round one

77 – their 5-over-par score after round one

In the Girls Division, leading the group of nine competitors is Sarah Godfrey-Singleton of Depew, N.Y. Her round in numbers:

12 – number of pars during her first round

40 – Godfrey- Singleton’s front nine score

3 – this is her third IJGT event

83 – 11-over-par is her score after the first day

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Dylan Plis of Camillus, N.Y. is leading. His round in numbers:

2 – number of birdies during round one

36 – Plis shot even par on the front nine

9 – Plis is playing in his ninth IJGT event of the season

78 – 6-over-par is his score after round one

Juniors will resume play tomorrow, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 8 a.m. For full results from the first round of the Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club click here. Follow @IJGT on Twitter during the round for up-to-the-minute updates on play.