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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!

Rochester Open at Ravenwood – Final Results

VICTOR, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) made its eighth stop on the Northeast Tour to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. Gusts of wind 40 mph made this already difficult golf course even more challenging. Juniors came out to compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champoins to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

ChambersIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Scott Chambers of Pittsford, N.Y., finished in first place with scores of 74-78—152. After making four birdies in his first round, Chambers headed into the final round tied for the division lead. Despite the windy conditions, Chambers managed to play consistently in the final round by making three birdies. He added six pars to finish in first place, winning the division by one stroke. This was Chambers’ second IJGT event this  season and his first IJGT Championship.

Peyton Steigerwald of Penfield, N.Y., finished in second place with scores of 80-73—153. Steigerwald’s score of 73 during the final round earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament. Danny Lapp of Trumansburg, N.Y., took third place posting scores of 76-78—154.

When asked about the weather conditions and how they affected his play, Chambers replied, “It was real tough to say the least… putting was definitely the toughest with the wind. It definitely played a big part.”

ParkerIn the Girls Division, Victoria Parker of Lewistown, N.Y., came from behind to take her second IJGT Championship this season. Parker trailed the division leader by four strokes as she headed into the final round. Determined to come back, Parker improved her score by two strokes and managed to come away victorious. She made two birdies on her final nine holes to win her division by one stroke. Parker’s final round score of 81 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Her numbers for the weekend were 83-81—164.

When asked about how she came from behind to pull out the victory, Parker stated, “I was just thinking
less putts, no 3-putts, and [try to] par it up and see how I do.”

Finishing in second place was Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., who posted scores of 79-86—
165. In third place was Maren Cipolla of Lewiston, N.Y., who finished with scores of 83-87—170.

LEOIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., won his division posting scores of 75-84—159. Hernandez played very well during the first round by making nine pars and adding three birdies. His score of 75 set him up with a two-stroke lead in the division going into the final round. After a slow start, Hernandez responded with two birdies, one of which was a chip-in on the par-4 hole number 15. With his victory at the Rochester Open, Hernandez earned his second IJGT Championship and is currently ranked third in the IJGT Tour Rankings.

When asked what worked well for him, Hernandez commented, “My mentality. My mindset. I was just trying to stay positive after my first nine holes. It was a rough first nine, but I just tried to stay positive and play well my next nine and see if I could get back in it.”

Dylan Plis of Camillus, N.Y., and Craig Eichas of Hilton, N.Y., finished tied for second place in the division. Plis posted scores of 77-83—160 while Eichas’ weekend numbers were 78-82—160.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Hershey Classic presented by IJGA on May 10-11, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

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VICTOR, N.Y. – Final-round results of the IJGT Rochester Open at Ravenwood conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed May 4, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,689 yards, Par 72 (72.4/148) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,080 yards, Par 72 (69.2/125) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,770 yards, Par 72 (71.7/128)

Weather: Saturday: Rainy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 15-20 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 50’s with 30-35 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Rochester Open at Ravenwood
Victor, N.Y.
May 3-4, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Black tees) 6,689 yards, par 72
1. Scott Chambers, Pittsford, NY *74-78–152
2. Peyton Steigerwald, Penfield, NY *80-73–153
3. Danny Lapp, Trumansburg, NY *76-78–154
4. Marc Holzhauer, Clarence Center, NY *74-81–155
5. Andrew Fedele, Rochester, NY *80-77–157
5. Mike May, Auburn, NY *79-78–157
5. Colin Dubnik, Rochester, NY *76-81–157
8. Evan Gaesser, Kendall, NY *77-82–159
9. Alec Miller, Pittsford, NY *78-82–160
10. David Hanes, Elma, NY *80-81–161
10. Kevin Borowicz, Grand Island, NY *77-84–161
12. Matthew Santora, Clarence Center, NY *78-85–163
13. Andrew Massa, Fayetteville, NY *78-86–164
14. Michael McIntosh, Chittenango, NY *77-88–165
15. Jack Riley, Pittsford, NY *80-86–166
16. Ryan Gibbons, Amherst, NY *81-86–167
17. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY *82-86–168
17. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *84-84–168
17. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *80-88–168
20. Jeremy Paton, London, England *81-88–169
20. Christopher Chiminski, Penns Park, PA *80-89–169
22. James Pelcher, Baldwinsville, NY *85-85–170
23. Andrej Erkelens, Pittsford, NY *81-92–173
24. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, NY *82-95–177
25. Tyler Mazut, Fairfield, CT *89-89–178
26. Stephen Hetterich, Rochester, NY *88-92–180
27. Grant Brongo, Spencerport, NY *85-97–182
28. Jake Oliver, New Hartford, NY *94-89–183
29. John Michael Sullivan, Camillus, NY *88-96–184

Boys 14& Under Division (Blue tees) 6,080 yards, par 72
1. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *75-84–159
2. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *77-83–160
2. Craig Eichas, Hilton, NY *78-82–160
4. Danny Gianniny, Rochester, NY *77-84–161
5. Teddy Trosset, Cooperstown, NY *81-87–168
6. Jack ODonovan, Pittsford, NY *87-88–175
7. Luke Sample, New York, NY *91-91–182
8. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *92-97–189
9. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *96-95–191
9. Chang Hyun Park, Pittsford, NY *92-99–191
11. Hunter Phillips, Pittsford, NY *92-100–192
12. Jack Bailey, Pittsford, NY *99-94–193

13. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *91-104–195

14. Joseph Shanhan, Rochester, NY *110-116–226

Girls Division (White tees) 5,770 yards, par 72
1. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *83-81–164
2. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *79-86–165
3. Maren Cipolla, Lewiston, NY *83-87–170
4. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *84-92–176
5. Marissa Del Monaco, Little Valley, NY *91-87–178
6. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *92-91–183
7. Lizzy Karsten, Macedon, NY *101-102–203

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Sarah Notaro, Lancaster, NY, *96-JWD

Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club – Round One recap

The IJGT made it’s eighth stop in the Northeast to host the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club. Temperatures were in the 50s with chances of rain all day. Rain showers held off allowing the field of 52 junior golfers to play some excellent golf. IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings were up for grabs, as well as an invite to an invite to IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014. The round-one leaders and their rounds in numbers are below:

 

Marc Holzhauer of Clarence Center, N.Y., and Scott Chambers of Pittsford, N.Y., are currently tied for the lead in the Boys 15-19 Division.

Holzhauer’s round in numbers:

74 – his 2-over-par score for round one

13 – total pars made through 18 holes

1 – one eagle on the 429-yard par-4 hole no. 13

1 – Holzhauer’s first IJGT event this season

Chamber’s round in numbers:

74 – his 2-over-par score for round one

4 – total number of birdies in round one

36 – his score through the first nine holes

8 – tied for eighth at his last IJGT event, The Upstate Challenge at Locust Hill Country Club 

 

In the Girls Division, Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J. leads. Her round in numbers:

79 – her round-one score, she holds a four stroke lead in the division

2 – birdies made during round one

38 – her 2-over-par score for the back nine

6 – her current tour ranking

 

Leo Hernandez of Stewartsville, N.J., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after round one. His round in numbers:

75 – round one score, two strokes ahead of the competition

3 – number of birdies made in round one

9 – total number of pars through 18 holes

2 – took second place in his last IJGT event,  The Architects Cup

 

For full round one results of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Clubclick here.

For pairings for the final round of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Clubclick here.

Round two will be on Sunday, May 4, 2014 with tee times starting at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club as the tournament continues.