Skae comes from behind to win Boys 15-19 Division
Ku wins Girls Division by 11 strokes
The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Somers Point, N.J., to host the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club on April 4-5, 2015. Strong wind gusts on Saturday created challenging but manageable playing conditions. Juniors for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.
Ryan Skae (left) of Old Tappan, N.J., shaved 11 strokes off his round one score of 85 to card a 4-over 74 in round two, good for a 159 tournament total and a 2-stroke victory in the Boys 15-19 Division. Skae’s impressive second round also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior to card the lowest score in the final round of the event.
Skae started the front nine strong in round two making par on the first four holes. He then opened the back nine by making par or better on the first four holes. He birdied the par-4 12th and par-5 15th holes in the second round to finish with an even-par 35 on the back nine.
Max Ting of Atherton, Calif., finished in second with a 161 tournament total. Yonkers, N.Y., native Sebastian Naibaho, who led the division after the first round, finished in third with a 163 tournament total.
Anina Ku (left) of Basking Ridge, N.J. fired a 79 in the first round to lead the Girls Division by nine strokes. She carded an 83 in the second round to earn a 162 tournament total and a decisive 11-stroke victory. She also earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls.
Ku carded back-to-back birdies on the par-3 16th and par-4 17th holes in round one.
Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J., finished in second with a 173 tournament total. Newcastle, Maine, native Bailey Plourde finished just one stroke behind Gianchandani with a 174 tournament total, good for third place.
Jack Halleron (left) of Timonium, Md., won the Boys 14 & Under Division by a single stroke finishing with a 171 tournament total. Halleron carded an 85 to lead the division by two strokes after the first round, but second-place finisher Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., gave Halleron a run for his money. Bennett shot an 85 in the second round, one stroke away from forcing a playoff.
Bennett ended up finishing in second with a 172 tournament total. Yorktown, N.Y. native John Del Priore rounded out the Boys 14 & Under Division finishing third with a 179 tournament total.
The IJGT Northeast Tour will continue tournament play with the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin on April 11-12, 2015.
Somers Point, NJ – Final Results of the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club on April 4-5, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,682 yards Par 70 (70.8/128). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,015 yards, Par 70 (67.8/124). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,789 yards, Par 70 (66.5/122).
International Junior Golf Tour
Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay CC
Somers Point, NJ
April 4th-5th, 2015
Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees- 6,682 yards- Par 70
1. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *85-74–159
2. Max Ting, Atherton, CA *83-78–161
3. Sebastian Naibaho, Yonkers, NY *81-82–163
4. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ *86-78–164
4. Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ *86-78–164
4. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *84-80–164
7. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *82-84–166
7. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *82-84–166
9. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *83-84–167
10. Liam Powderly, Cockeysville, MD *85-86–171
11. Harry Jin, Palisades Park, NJ *85-87–172
12. Blake Reifsnyder, Sinking Spring, PA *88-85–173
13. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *91-84–175
13. Robby Coene, Fair Haven, NJ *88-87–175
13. Aidan McDermott, Pleasantville, NY *88-87–175
16. Drew Petri, New Hope, PA *93-83–176
16. William Sheedy, Washington, DC *92-84–176
16. Tommy Lewis, Doylestown, PA *89-87–176
19. George Ward, Owings Mills, MD *85-92–177
20. Nicholas Sidor, Upper Saddle River, NJ *90-88–178
21. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *93-87–180
22. Nicholas Ng, New York, NY *91-91–182
22. Dylan Karofsky, Purchase, NY *89-93–182
24. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *95-91–186
25. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *110-88–198
DID NOT FINISH
DQ. Alexander Halprin, Saddle River, NJ *116– (Rule 6-2)
DQ .Kyle Vance, Audubon, PA *–(Rule 6-6B)
JWD. Quinn Guzman, Souderton, PA *
JWD. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *
Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees-6,015 Yards- Par 70
1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *85-86–171
2. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *87-85–172
3. John Del Priore, Yorktown, NY *94-85–179
4. Neil Zhu, Novi, MI *95-88–183
Girls Division- White Tees- 5,789 Yards- Par 70
1. Anina Ku, Basking Ridge, NJ *79-83–162
2. Ami Gianchandani, Short Hills, NJ *89-84–173
3. Bailey Plourde, Newcastle, ME *90-84–174
4. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *90-85–175
5. Madeline Sager, Kimberton, PA *88-89–177
6. Kate Evanko, West Chester, PA *95-87–182
7. Lauren Muhlbauer, Newtown, PA *95-90–185
8. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *103-91–194
9. Kendel Abrams, New Freedom, PA *105-93–198
9. Cass Gavaghan, Ambler, PA *101-97–198
11. Gianna Ward, Collegeville, PA *112-127–239
DID NOT FINISH
JWD. Georgia Naples, West Chester, PA, *