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Stein, Bookholdt, & Pongrac highlighted in Players to Watch at the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club

The final stop of IJGT’s northeast tour will be the #JerseyShootout at Greate Bay Country Club in New Jersey. This event will be held on May 17-18, 2014 and consist of two 18-hole rounds on Saturday and Sunday. Junior golfers will be competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.

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Located in Somers Point, N.J., Greate Bay was designed by the legendary Scotsman, Willie Park, Jr., in 1932. The course features a traditional links-style layout and is a sight to be seen. Breezes coming from the bay, a variety of hazards, small greens, and elevation changes provide a challenge for even the best golfers. It remains true to it’s Scottish character and is very difficult, but rewarding at the same time. This IJGT Event will not disappoint.

Greate Bay

Greate Bay Country Club is located on 169 acres overlooking Great Egg Harbor Bay in Somers Point

On the Players to Watch list for this event, look for Dylan Stein of Flemington, N.J., in the Boys 15-19 Division. Stein is a strong competitor and hopes to take home his first IJGT championship. His best finish this season was fifth place in the The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club. Other players to watch include Somers Pointe, N.J. native Mark Benevento, Leonard Lee of Wycoff, N.J. and Tommy Hayes of Long Valley, N.J.

In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt of Columbus, N.J., will attend Greate Bay to compete for first place. Bookholdt has two top-10 finishes this season, her best being a tied for third finish at The Final Challenge at Hershey LinksEmily Gilbert of Gilbertsville,Pa., Rylie Heflin of Avondale, Pa., and Aine Filler of Moorsetown, N.J. round out the players to watch in the Girls Division.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Ryan Pongrac of Freehold, N.J., will be in attendance looking to take home his second IJGT championship of the season. Pongrac has four top-10 finishes in all four of his events. His best finish to date was first place at the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate CC. The other players to watch at Greate Bay include Kenny Nixon of Rye, N.Y., and Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md.

To register or for more information on the #JerseyShootout at Greate Bay CC, click here.

Discovery Tour at Hershey Links – Final Results

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted its second Discovery Tour Event of the season in the Northeast on Oct. 26. The tournament was hosted by Hershey Links in Hummelstown, Pa. The nine-hole Event featured players ages 8-11. Throughout the day, cold and windy conditions were present.

Discovery Tour at Hershey Links 004In the Boys Division, Logan Paczewski of Dallas Pa., was victorious after firing a 3-over-par 39. Paczewski got off to a rough start with a bogey on No. 10 and a double-bogey on No. 11 to sit at 3-over-par through two holes. He found his groove after the double-bogey, stringing together seven consecutive pars to finish his round. Derek Mcglaughlin of Elizabethtown, Pa., finished second with a score of 46. Mcglaughlin’s round was highlighted by two pars to start the day. Dustin Stocksdale of Ellicott City, Md., Ben Galko of Roaring Brook Township, Pa., and Jay Colella of Marcellus, N.Y., all finished in a tie for third with a score of 48.

Discovery Tour at Hershey Links 001In the Girls Division, Elizabeth Beek of Blue Bell, Pa., won her second Discovery Tour Event of the season following up her victory at the Discovery Tour at Blue Heron Pines. Beek carded a 43, including a birdie on the par-3 13th. Along with her birdie, Beek made pars on holes Nos. 11, 14, 15 and 18. Rylie Heflin of Avondale, Pa., finished second, two strokes behind Beek. Heflin’s round was highlighted by a birdie on the 13th, coming only feet away from a hole-in-one.

For full results of the Discovery Tour at Hershey Links click here.