The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will return to Hilton Head, S.C. for the #IslandOpen at Dolphin Head Golf Club on February 8-9, 2014. Playing 36-holes over two days, players will compete for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.
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Designed by Gary Player, the course was the first to be built on the Hilton Head Plantation. The course combines tree lined fairways with wetland surrounded holes to make the course a true picture of Hilton Head. The now private Dolphin Head Golf Club was described by Celebrate Hilton Head Magazine as the “Hidden Gem” and best-kept secret on the island. Players will have a memorable experience playing a unique course with a picturesque backdrop.
The Boys 15-19 Division will feature familiar face Yong Sherng Hui of Taman Dagang, Malaysia as he begins 2014 play at the #IslandOpen following a first place finish at the IJGT Junior at Oyster Reef last summer.
New to the tour this year, Boys 14 & Under members Zichen Zhao of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Ronak Bhagia of Charlotte, N.C., will both look to make a statement at Dolphin Head. The Island Open will be only the second ever Event for both Zhao and Bhagia.
Stay tuned as Milleina Ohara of Meguro-Ku, Japan, in the Girls Division returns to competition after securing her first ever IJGT tournament victory January 18-19, 2014 in the Island Challenge at the Country Club of Hilton Head.