48 IJGT alumni competing at the U.S. Amateur

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48 past or current IJGT members are slated to play in the U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. The national tournament conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) begins on Monday, August 17, 2015 with a field of 312 players from across the world competing for the most prestigious amateur title in men’s golf. The championship is 36 holes of stroke play, with the top 64 players advancing to match play. Here are a list of the 48 past or current IJGT members.

Erick Alonso – Haworth, N.J.

Roman Aragon – Mission Viejo, Calif.

Derek Bard – New Hartford, N.Y.

Sam Bernstein – New York, N.Y.

Alec Bone – Phoenix, Ariz.

Garrett Browning – Imperial, Pa.

George Cunningham – Tucson, Ariz.

Nick Eberhardt – Lake Wylie, S.C.

Jacob Fendt – Suwanee, Ga.

Ewen Ferguson – Scotland

Rigel Fernandes – Tampa, Fla.

Alex Franklin – San Rafael, Calif.

Jonathan Garrick – Atherton, Calif.

Max Greyserman – Short Hills, N.J.

Stewart Hagestad – Newport Beach, Calif.

Beau Hossler – Mission Viejo, Calif.

Daniel Hudson – Western Springs, Ill.

John Jackopsic – West Hartford, Conn.

Broc Johnson – Auburn, Wash.

Evan Katz – Washington, D.C.

Sean Kelly – Staten Island, N.Y.

Billy Kennerly – Alpharetta, Ga.

Doug Kleeschulte – Kingston, N.Y.

Arthur Kim – Tigard, Ore.

Jake Knapp – Costa Mesa, Calif.

Conner Koberg – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ross Kronberg – Norwalk, Conn.

Conner Kumpula – Albany, Ore.

Andrew Levitt – Ladera Ranch, Calif.

Jordan Lewis – Murphysboro, Ill.

Kyle Mueller – Watkinsville, GA

Nicolas Paxson – Cincinnati, Ohio

Christopher Petefish – Danville, Calif.

Kieran Purcell – Nutley, N.J.

Vinay Ramesh – Newtown, Pa.

Ryann Ree – Redondo Beach, Calif.

Maximilian Rottluff – Germany

Jack Sparling – Dublin, Ohio

Jake Staiano – Cherry Hills, Colo.

Harrison Shih – Saddle River, N.J.

Will Thomson – Pittsford, N.Y.

David Weisfeld – New York, N.Y.

Jordan Wetsch – St. Charles, Ill.

Jake Yount – Danville, Calif.

Aaron Whalen – Ephrata, Wash.

Aaron Wise – Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Matthew Yun – Flushing, N.Y.

Robbie Ziegler – Madison, Wis.

IJGT ELITE to compete in NCAA National Championship



May 12-19, 2015

After competing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regionals last week, many members of the IJGT ELITE have advanced to the Championship! The top five teams and individual from each of the six regional sites will compete in the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3, 2015. The IJGT ELITE who secured playoff berths are listed below.

The Sagamore Club — Noblesville, Indiana — Hosted by Ball State University

Brian Campbell (Illinois) earned medalist honors at the Noblesville Regional to lead the Illini to their eighth consecutive NCAA National Championship. He shot a 7-under 65 in the third round to finish with a 10-under tournament total. To read more about the win, click here.

Jonathan Garrick (UCLA) finished third in the Noblesville Regional with a 6-under tournament total to help lead the Bruins to a fourth-place finish and secure their 13th straight NCAA Championship berth.

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina — Hosted by UNC

Billy Kennerly (Clemson) finished ninth in the Chapel Hill Regional with a 213 tournament total to help the Tigers advance. Fun Fact: All five Clemson players shot par or better on Saturday. The last time a Clemson team did that in a regional was May 17, 2001. To read more, click here.

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina) advanced as an individual.

The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Santa Fe, California — Hosted by University of San Diego

Max Rottluff and Alberto Sanchez, both of Arizona State, helped the Sun Devils capture an NCAA Championship berth with a second-place finish.

Derek Bard (Virginia) and the Cavaliers eked out a fifth-place finish at the Rancho Sante Fe Regional to head to the championship.

The Rawls Course — Lubbock, Texas — Hosted by Texas Tech University

Beau Hossler (Texas) and the Longhorns won the Lubbock Regional to punch their ticket to the championship. Hossler tied for fourth with a 5-under 208 tournament total. He hasn’t finished outside the top 20 this year.

Ben Schlottman (Auburn) and the Tigers finished fourth in the Lubbock Regional to advance to the championship.

The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut — Hosted by Yale University

The University of South Florida Bulls were the only team to finish under par in the New Haven Regional, recording a 14-under tournament total. Rigel Fernandes carded a team-low 6-under 64 in round one on the way to a tie for 11th. Trey Valentine shot under par in the second and third rounds to land in a tie for 25th. To read more, click here.

Ryann Ree (San Diego State) carded a 3-under 67 in the final round of the New Haven Regional to help the Aztecs finish second and earn their third NCAA Championship berth in five years.

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) and the Commodores punched their second consecutive ticket to the NCAA Championship with a fourth-place finish in the New Haven Regional.

Zach Wright (Louisiana State) and the Tigers came from behind to finish fifth in the New Haven Regional and earn a spot in the NCAA Championship. Wright shot a 1-under 69 in the final round helping his team to card a tournament-low team score of 12-under 268.

You can view all of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship participants here.

Hosted by the University of South Florida, the 2015 Division I Men’s Golf Championships will use a 72-hole, individual stroke-play format on Friday-Monday. Then, the top eight teams will compete in a team match-play tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. Golf Channel will have live coverage of the event on June 1-3.

Congratulations and best of luck to the IJGT ELITE competing in the championship next weekend!

Eagles galore for IJGT ELITE in NCAA competition

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March 18-24, 2015

The IJGT ELITE had plenty to celebrate this weekend including multiple players carding multiple eagles in NCAA tournaments. The IJGT would like to wish a special congratulations to Texas’ Beau Hossler, who carded three eagles during the Linger Longer Invitational, including two in the first nine holes of the tournament. Below are some additional highlights from the past week’s play:

Schenkel Invitational – Statesboro, GA – March 20-21, 2015

Ben Schlottman (Auburn) tied for second with an 11-under 205 tournament total. He recorded a 6-under 66 in round one. Schlottman carded two eagles during the tournament on the par-5 seventh hole in round one and the par-5 18th hole in round two.

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) also recorded an 11-under 205 tournament total to tie for second. He found particular success on the par-5 seventh hole, which he eagled in rounds one and two and birdied in the third round.

Linger Longer Invitational – Greensboro, GA – March 21-22, 2015

Beau Hossler (Texas) finished second with a 12-under 2014 tournament total to lead the Longhorns to their third consecutive victory. It was Hossler’s third consecutive top-two finish. He had three eagles during the tournament coming on the par-5 holes No. 2 and 6 in round one and the par-5 18th hole in round three.

Trey Rule (Mercer) tied for fourth with an 8-under 208 tournament total. He finished the tournament strong carding an eagle on the par-5 18th hole in round three.

Desert Shootout – Goodyear, AZ – March 19-21, 2015

Brock Drogosch (Kansas) tied for second with a 10-under 206 tournament total to lead the Jayhawks to victory. He carded an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole in round one.

Chris Korte (Denver) tied for sixth with a 9-under 207 tournament total. He carded two eagles in round two on the par-5 fifth and 11th holes.

Low Country Intercollegiate – Hilton Head Island, SC – March 21-22, 2015

Jordan Lippetz (Princeton) tied for first with a 2-over 146 tournament total to lead the Tigers to victory.

Larissa Carter (Radford) tied for sixth with a 9-over 153 tournament total.

Joe Duncan Rhodes Invitational – Germantown, TN – March 22-23, 2015

Jane Hopkinson-Wood (Wittenberg) carded a 2-over 146 tournament total to win and lead her team to victory. She recorded low round scores in both rounds.

Valspar Collegiate – Tallahassee, FL – March 23-24, 2015

Rigel Fernandes (South Florida) tied for sixth with a 3-under 210 tournament total. He carded a 5-under 66 in the first round and had three consecutive birdies in both the first and second rounds.

Briar’s Creek Invitational – John’s Island, SC –March 23-24, 2015

Ellen Ceresko (Penn State) tied for sixth with a 1-over 217 tournament total. She made par or better on every hole but one in the third round. She carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 9 through 11 in round three.

The Duck Invitational – Eugene, OR – March 23-24, 2015

Max Rottluff (Arizona State) carded a 3-under 213 to finish second and help lead the Sun Devils to their fourth title of the season. He recorded an eagle on the par-5 13th hole in round one.

Alberto Sanchez (Arizona State) tied for fifth with a 1-over 217 tournament total.

Ryann Ree (San Diego State) finished 10th with a 2-over 218 tournament total. He made par or better on every hole in the third round.

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