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Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Round one recap (May 23, 2015)

The IJGT traveled down to Orlando, Fla., to host its biggest event of the season, the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. Juniors teed off in warm and sunny conditions beginning at 7:30 a.m. for round one of the three-day, 54-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Ryoto Furuya of Alpharetta, Ga., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

70 – His 2-under round one score on the East/North course to lead the division

1 – He carries just a one-stroke lead

2 – He carded back-to-back birdies twice on the par-5 third and par-4 fourth holes and the par-4 16th and par-3 17th holes

9 – He made par or better on the entire back nine

Tristan Galant of Cape Town, South Africa, leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

72 – His even-par score on the New Course to carry the lead

1 – He leads by a single stroke

3 – He carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 4 through 6

5 – His five first-round birdies were the most in his division

Karen Miyamoto of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

77 – Her round one score on the New Course to lead the division

2 – She carries a two-stroke lead

1 – Her lone birdie came on the par-4 13th hole

9 – She made par or better on the entire back nine

The second round of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions will take place tomorrow, May 24, 2015, with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Boys 15-19 Division will play the New Course and the Boys 14 & Under and Girls Divisions will play the East/North Course. 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.

South Carolina Open at Kiawah Island – Round one recap (Feb. 14, 2015)

On a windy but sunny Valentine’s Day, the IJGT traveled to Kiawah Island, S.C., for the South Carolina Open at Kiawah Island. After an hour-long frost delay, juniors teed off beginning at 9 a.m. on the renowned Ocean Course for the first of two rounds. The second round will be played tomorrow at Turtle Point. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Bruce Kozel of Annapolis, Md., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

8 – Kozel made par on eight of nine holes on the front nine

38 – His division-best score on the back nine

76 – His 4-over round one score to carry the lead

2- Kozel leads the division by two strokes

The Boys 14 & Under Division is led by Thomas Pfoestl of Schenna, Italy. His round in numbers:

10 – Pfoestl made par a division-best 10 times in round one

83 – His round one score to lead the division

1 – Pfoestl leads the division by a single stroke

1- Pfoestl is coming off a first place finish in the Carolina Classic at Colleton River

Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

4 – Her longest par-or-better streak lasted from the par-5 hole No. 2 through the par-3 fifth hole

87 – Her round one score to carry the lead

2- She leads the division by 2 strokes

1 – Her lone birdie came on the par-4 third hole

The second round of the South Carolina Open at Kiawah Island will take place tomorrow, February 15, 2015, beginning with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at Turtle Point. 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.

IJGA Invitational at Harbour Town & Sea Pines Resort – Round one recap (Dec. 13, 2014)

In the most anticipated event of the fall season, the IJGT, in partnership with the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) hosted the IJGA Invitational on both the Harbour Town Golf Links as well as the Ocean Course. In a race against the setting sun, a field of more than 100 juniors finished just before darkness. After the opening round, in review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Shiso Go of Kanawaga, Japan, leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

69 – his 3-under-par score on Ocean Course, the lowest score of the day across all three divisions

15 – Go went on a 15-hole par-or-better streak coming on holes No. 4 through 18, featuring five birdies

4 – he was 1-under on the par-4 holes of the Ocean Course

3 – Go comes off of a T3 at the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass

Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, and Mind Puangcharoen of Chonburi, Thailand, share the lead of the Girls Division at the end of round one. Their rounds, in numbers:

TADOKORO:

72 – Tadokoro and Puangcharoen both shot an even-par 72 on the Ocean Course

15 – in the 2013 IJGA Invitational, Tadokoro finished 15th

5 – total number of birdies carded

PUANGCHAROEN:

13 – her longest par-or-better streak lasted 13 holes from hole No. 6 through her final hole

5 – on the course’s par-5 holes, Puangcharoen is 1-under par

3 – Puangcharoen’s best finishes this season were third place finishes at the IJGT College Series at NC State and the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters

Leading the Boys 14 & Under Division is Dong Jin Park of Seoul. His round in numbers:

75 – his 3-over-par opening round score, one stroke ahead of the division

6 – began his round with a six-hole par-or-better streak, his longest of the day

2 – total number of birdies coming on the par-5 No. 9 and the par-4 No. 12

The second round of the IJGA Invitational will take place tomorrow, December 14, 2014, with tee times starting at 9:20 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up to date with up-t0-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter at @IJGT and follow along with live scoring by downloading the free IJGT app. We want to hear from you too, tweet at us using the hashtag #IJGAInvite!

View photos from the opening round here.

Savannah Junior at The Landings – Round one recap (Dec. 6, 2014)

The IJGT traveled to The Landings to host the Savannah Junior. In foggy but mild conditions, juniors teed off starting at 9:30 a.m. for the first of two rounds. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Santiago Diaz of Merida, Mexico. His round in numbers:

73 – his 1-over round one score

5 – total number of birdies on the round

5 – this is his fifth IJGT tournament this season

2 – the number of strokes he leads the division by

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Yujie Jin of Windermere, Fla., leads. His round in numbers:

77 – his round one score to carry the lead

5 – his longest par-or-better streak, coming on holes No. 6 through 10

5 – strokes he leads the division by

3 – total number of birdies on the day

Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

12 – total number of pars on the round

5 – the Savannah Junior is Tadokoro’s fifth tournament of the season

3 – consecutive pars she carded to finish out the round

1 – strokes by which she leads the division

The second round at The Landings will take place tomorrow, December 7, 2014, with tee times starting at 9:30 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up to date with up-t0-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter at @IJGT.

Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass – Round one recap (Nov. 27, 2014)

After a two week hiatus from tournament play, the IJGT was eager to hit the road to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass. Before consuming any turkey for the U.S. holiday, juniors teed off on the Dye Course beginning at 8:30 a.m. for the first of three rounds. The No. 9-ranked resort golf course in the United States and a top-ranked golf course in Florida, by Golfweek magazine, TPC Sawgrass is one of the most anticipated venues of the IJGT schedule. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Ponte Vedra Beach local, Sam Ohno. His round in numbers:

71 – his 1-under-par round one score

11 – his longest par-or-better streak including three consecutive birdies to finish his round

3 – the number of strokes he leads the division by

1 – the Thanksgiving Day Classic is Ohno’s first IJGT event

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Charles Larcelet of Geraudot, France, leads. His round in numbers:

77 – his round one score to carry the lead

13 – total number of pars on the round

3 – Larcelet leads the division by three

1 – Larcelet leads in his first IJGT event

Yunjie Zhang of Haikou City, China, and Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, share the lead of the Girls Division. Their rounds in numbers:

ZHANG:

75 – the leading round one score of the division posted by both Zhang and Phuchanbanchob

6 – her longest par-or-better streak coming on holes No. 6 through 11

3 – total number of birdies on the day

PHUCHANBANCHOB:

37 – her best nine of the day came with a 1-over front-nine

2 – she finished second in last year’s Thanksgiving Day Classic

1 – she and Zhang lead the division by just one stroke after the opening round. Phuchanbanchob also has a single eagle on the par-5 No. 16

The second round at TPC Sawgrass will take place tomorrow, November 28, 2014, with tee times starting at 8:30 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 on @IJGT Twitter.

Major Championship at Dormie Club – Round one results (Nov. 8, 2014)

The IJGT traveled to North Carolina for the Major Championship at Dormie Club in West End, N.C. Temperatures in the low 40s greeted juniors as the tournament kicked off at 7:48 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The sun allowed temperatures to rise to the mid 50s while winds remained light and variable. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Jack O’Donovan of Pittsford, N.Y., and Jason Stokes of St. Brelade, Jersey, share the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division. Their rounds, in numbers:

O’DONOVAN:

76 – The round-one leading score, one stroke ahead of the division

10 – The Major Championship is O’Donovan’s tenth IJGT event of his career

2 – Total number of birdies for the round

STOKES:

7 – Longest par-or-better streak on holes 12 through 18 to finish his round

15 – Stokes is coming off of a top-20 finish at the IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall on November 1-2, 2014

1 – His round-one birdie came on the par-3 hole No. 9

The Boys 14 & Under Division, Thomas Pfoestl of Schenna, Italy, leads after round one. His round in numbers:

79 – His round one score after 18 holes making for a 10-hole lead

3 – The number of holes Thomas carded a par or better in a row

6 – The Major Championship is Pfoestl’s sixth IJGT event of the season. He has placed in the top-five in all events thus far

Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

69 – Whaley’s round-one, 2-under-par score, the only junior to record a score under par for the round

5 – Total number of birdies in round one

3 – Whaley scored par or better on all of the course’s par-3 holes

The final round of the Major Championship at Dormie Club will take place tomorrow, November 9, 2014, with tee times starting at 8:00 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 on @IJGT Twitter.

IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall – Round one recap (Nov. 1, 2014)

The IJGT returned to a local favorite, Palmetto Hall to host the IJGT Island Open on the Arthur Hills Course. With the Northeast Tour’s team settled back in South Carolina for the duration of the fall season, the Southeast Tour experienced the first true fall weather conditions during round one of the event on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Temperatures dropped into the low 40s and winds picked up to create tough conditions for the juniors seeking IJGT merit points and national rankings. In review, the round one divisional leaders’ rounds, in numbers, are below.

Brett Krekorian of Andover, Mass., took the lead of the Boys 15-19 Division at the end of round one. His round in numbers:

75 – his 3-over-par round one score

12 – Krekorian’s longest par-or-better streak which included his entire back nine

2 – total birdies

1 – Krekorian is coming off a first place finish in the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters on October 18-19, 2014

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Arthur Draijer of Sandweiler, Luxemborg, leads. His round in numbers:

83 – his round one score

10 – total number of pars carded for round one

4 – Draijer leads the division by four strokes

Leading the Girls Division is Samantha Huang of Shenzhen, China. Her round in numbers:

79 – her round one score, five strokes ahead of the division

36 – Huang finished her round with an even-par 36 back nine score

3 – total birdies, the most for the division

1 – in her last appearance in the IJGT Island Open, Huang took first place

The final round at Palmetto Hall will take place tomorrow, November 2, 2014, with tee times beginning at 10:30 a.m. For full results from round one of the IJGT Island Openclick here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.

Major Championship at Out Door CC – Round one recap (Oct. 25, 2014)

The IJGT will close out the Northeast Tour’s fall schedule in York, Pa., with the Major Championship at Out Door Country Club. The tournament kicked off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Weather started out crisp before reaching into the 60s as juniors navigated the course on a gorgeous fall day. In review, below is each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Joe Parrini of York, Pa., His round in numbers:

73 – His opening round score, one stroke ahead of the division

8 – Parrini’s longest par-or-better streak, including his three birdies of the round

5 – Number of first place finishes Parrini has coming into the Major Championship at Out Door CC

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, MJ Bricker of York, Pa., leads after round one. His round in numbers:

76 – His round-one score

10– The longest par-or-better-streak for Bricker which included back-to-back birdies on holes 13 and 14

1 – This is Bricker’s first IJGT event

Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., leads after round one for the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

71 – Parker’s 1-under-par score to lead the round, the only score below par for the tournament across all divisions

5 – The total number of birdies for the opening round, four coming on the front nine

1 – Parker is coming off of a victory at the College Series at Penn State University on October 18-19, 2014

The final round of the Major Championship at Out Door CC will take place tomorrow, October 26, 2014, with tee times starting at 8:00 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 on @IJGT Twitter.

Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters – Round one recap (Oct. 18, 2014)

The IJGT’s Southeast Tour hit the road to host the Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters on October 18, 2014. The opening round at Savannah Quarters Country Club featured more than 80 juniors from all over the world. In review, the rounds of each division’s leaders, in numbers, are below.

Christian Garruppo of Pottersville, N.J., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

71 – His one-under round one score

16 – Garruppo scored par or better on 16 of 18 holes, including three birdies

2 – He currently leads the division by two shots

Thomas Pfoestl of Schenna, Italy, and Brandon McBride of Bluffton, S.C., share the Boys 14 & Under Divisional lead. Their rounds in numbers:

PFOESTL:

77 – The leading round one score that Pfoestl shares with McBride – a staggering 15 strokes ahead of the division

7 – His longest par-or-better streak which came on the front nine

2 – Total birdies, one on each nine

MCBRIDE:

77 – His round one score ties his second-best score in a single round of a tournament

10 – McBride comes to the Georgia Open with 10 top-10 finishes thus far in his IJGT career

4 – Both McBride’s birdies came on par-4 holes of the back nine

In the Girls Division, Clementina Rodriguez of Caracas, Venezuela, leads. Her round in numbers:

69 – Her 3-under-par score is the lowest score of the entire tournament.

15 – Rodriguez went on a 15-hole par-or-better streak. The streak featured five birdies, three coming back-to-back on hole Nos. 15 through 17.

3 – This is the third sub-70 score Rodriguez has recorded in tournament play since 2010.

The final round at Savannah Quarters will take place tomorrow, October, 19, 2014, with tee times beginning at 8:00 a.m. For full results from round one of the Georgia Openclick here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.

IJGT College Series at Penn State University – Round one recap (Oct. 18, 2014)

Kicking off the first College Series event of the 2014-2015 season, the IJGT’s Northeast Tour traveled to Penn State University to host the IJGT College Series. Tee times on the Blue Course in State College, Pa., began at 9 a.m. on October 18, 2014. In review of round one, each division’s leader’s round, in numbers, is below.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Douglas Kulikowski of Pittsford, N.Y. His round in numbers:

73– His one-over-par opening round of the tournament, two strokes ahead of second place 7 – His longest par-or-better streak which came on hole Nos. 8 through 14

4 – Total number of birdies, the most among all three divisions

The Boys 14 & Under Division is led by Evan Greenplate of York, Pa. His round in numbers:

79 – Greenplate’s first-round score that put him five strokes in the lead

11– Total number of holes he carded par or better on in his opening round

2 – This is his second IJGT tournament, his most recent event being a second-place finish in the IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run CC in September

Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., and Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., share the lead of the Girls Division. Their round in numbers:

PARKER:

81 – Parker’s opening-round score, identical to Bookholdt

10 – Total number of pars

2 – Number of first-place wins Parker has coming into this College Series event

BOOKHOLDT:

81 – The opening-round score to help her share the lead, highlighted by a birdie on the par-5 No. 5

2 – Bookholdt also has two first-place IJGT trophies coming into today

1 – Her first event of the 2014-2015 season

The final round at Penn State Blue Course will take place tomorrow, October, 19, 2014, with tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m. For full results from round one of the College Series, click here. Keep up to date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following on @IJGT Twitter.