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Highlighted Players of the Week – April 27-28, 2013


Northeast Tour

LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted their seventh tournament of the Northeast tour April 27-28 at The Architects CupArchitects Golf Club hosted a great event this past weekend as the weather was gorgeous with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60’s both days. The beautiful weather and the nice condition of the golf course provided these golfers an opportunity to shoot some very low scores.  With that being said, two players stood out and came ready to play at this multi-architect designed golf course.  This week’s Highlighted Players of the Week winners are Sam Goldenring of Florham Park, N.J., and Camilla Vik of Greenwich, Conn.

Sam GoldenringGoldenring competed in his third IJGT event this past weekend in the Boys 14 Under Division. He played in the Major Championship at Architects Golf Club last October where he earned a T7 finish. Goldenring shared the low round of the day Saturday in his division with a very impressive 1-over-par 72. He went into Sunday’s round feeling confident and positive. Goldenring fired another 1-over-par 72 during the final round earning him a second place finish behind Nate Menon of Wyomissing, Pa. The Florham Park junior carded a 72-72—144 to earn him this week’s Highlighted Player of the Week honors.  Congratulations Sam Goldenring on a great performance at The Architects Cup, and we hope to see you in future IJGT events.

Camilla VikVik was no stranger to Architects Golf Club as she competed in the Major Championship at Architects Golf Club in October 2012 where she earned a third-place finish.  In Saturday’s round, she carded a 9-over-par 80 which put her six strokes behind leader Brynn Walker of St. Davids, Pa.  Vik knew she had to fire a low score on Sunday’s round to have a chance of winning the tournament. She started off Sunday’s round 2-under-par through her first three holes, feeling very confident in her golf game.  Vik carded the low round of the day for the Girls Division on Sunday with a 74, earning her a second-place finish.  We would like to congratulate Camilla Vik on an outstanding tournament and look forward to seeing her in future tournaments on the Northeast tour.

 

 


 

Southeast Tour

HLTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior this past weekend at Shipyard Golf Club.  Competitors were challenged by the tight fairways lined with large oaks and tall pines. With beautiful weather, juniors’ golf games were put to the test on the demanding Clipper and Galleon courses.  Two players who stood out for their impressive finishes were Owen Miller of Burgettstown, Pa., and Laura Gonzalez of Bogota, Colombia.

Owen MillerIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Miller came into the Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior confident after a top-five finish the week before at The Western PA. Major at Nemacolin. He played very consistently during the first round making 14 pars and his round was highlighted by a birdie on the last hole. Carding a first-round 76, Miller sat four strokes off the lead in a tie for eighth place. During his final round, Miller made a birdie on the difficult 10th hole and shot a back-nine even-par 36. Carding a final-round 75, Miller moved into a tie for fifth place. His top-five finish at Shipyard was his third of the season and his two rounds of 76 and 75 were his two lowest of the season. The IJGT looks forward to seeing Miller at his next event, The Chocolate Challenge at Hershey.

Laura GonzalezIn the Girls Division, Gonzalez shot a first round 82 and was in a tie for tenth place going into the final round. On Sunday, she carded a 76 that was highlighted by a birdie on the fifth hole. Her impressive final round was her lowest round of the Spring Season and earned her a fifth-place finish for the tournament. Gonzalez’s top-five finish at Shipyard is her best of Spring Season. The IJGT staff is excited to see her continued improvement in the upcoming weeks at the AHEAD Open at Bear Creek and The Orlando Junior at Falcon’s Fire.

Final Results from the Auntie Anne's Pretzels Junior at Shipyard Golf Club

 

Nimmer’s clutch birdie captures victory
Ruiz victorious in Girls Division

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior this weekend at Shipyard Golf Club. Possible thunderstorms threatened play on Sunday, but the weather cooperated and the juniors enjoyed beautiful weather all weekend.

Bryson NimmerBryson Nimmer of Bluffton S.C., took home the Boys 15-19 Division title with a 1-over-par 145 two-day total. The leaderboard was packed going into the final round, but ultimately the tournament came down to the final hole with two of the KENTWOOL Low Pro winners—Nimmer, and second-place finisher Charlie Spencer-White, also from Bluffton, S.C., who were tied when teeing off on No. 18.

Both players left themselves with wedges for their third shots on the par-5 finishing hole. Spencer-White hit his approach to six feet while Nimmer hit his to about 12 feet. With Nimmer putting first, he was able to roll his putt in putting the pressure squarely on Spencer-White. Unfortunately Spencer-White was unable to convert giving Nimmer his first IJGT title this season.

“That shot I hit into 18 was really good,” said Nimmer. “Set me up for a birdie to win.”

Spencer-White’s solid play was good enough to earn him second place with a 2-over-par 146 two-day total. Rounding out the top three was Francisco Contreras from Caracas, Venezuela, whose final-round even-par 72 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. His tournament total was a 3-over-par 147.

Taisuke OnoIn the Boys 14 Under Division, Taisuke Ono of Tokyo, Japan, came from three shots down to win the division by three strokes. Ono began his round with a bogey, making his comeback all the more difficult. However, he was able to steady the ship with four straight pars. Aided by a birdie on the difficult par-3 8th hole, Ono played steady golf to charge his comeback efforts. He was able to close out his round with another four-hole par streak while everyone else faltered.

Coming in second place was Paul Schumacher of Canton, Ohio, who carded a two-day total of 161. He was able to lock up second place by playing the final six holes in even par after a shaky stretch in the middle of the round. In third place, shooting a 162 tournament total was Jan Schneider of Erlangen, Germany. Schneider tore up the par 3s on Sunday, playing the four in 2-under-par.

Ana RuizAna Ruiz of Chihuahua, Mexico, was the only player this weekend to record an under- par round, giving her the crown in the Girls Division. Ruiz’s opening-round 1-under-par 71 gave her a five-shot cushion entering the final round. After a string of eight pars in a row on the front nine, she birdied Nos.10 and 11 to get into red figures. Ruiz was able to add two more birdies on the back nine adding to her lead.

“I hit the ball really well,” Ruiz said after her round. “I hit a lot of greens and gave myself a lot of opportunities for birdies.

Ruiz continued her stellar play in the final round, recording back-to-back birdies on holes Nos.7 and 8 on her way to a 2-over-par 74 to win the division by seven strokes. A testament to her great ball striking was her play on the par 3s for the tournament, playing them in 1-under-par over the weekend.

In addition to her victory, Ruiz was awarded both KENTWOOL Low Pro and Clazic Belts Low Final Round Awards.

Phyllis Tang of Hong Kong, China and Rei Nakatani of Tokyo, Japan tied for second place with 152 tournament totals. Although the scores were the same, the two played quite differently. Tang recorded three birdies in her final six holes to surge into the top three while Nakatani was a model of consistency all weekend.

The IJGT Southeast tour will be hosting another tournament on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the IJGT AHEAD Open at Bear Creek Golf Club, May 4-5. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

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About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and  International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444

 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Final round results of the IJGT Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 28, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,872 yards, Par 72 (74.0/133).  Boys 14 Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,258 yards, Par 72 (71.2/128) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,971 yards, Par 72 (74.7/126).

 

Weather:  Sunny with temperatures in the Mid 70s, winds 5-10 mph

Sunny with temperatures in the Mid to High 70s, winds 3-5 mph

 

International Junior Golf Tour
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Junior at Shipyard – Galleon/Clipper
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
April 27-28, 2013
Boys 15-19 Division – (Gold Tees) Yards: 6,872, Par 72
1 Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, SC *72-73–145
2. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC *72-74–146
3. Francisco Contreras, Caracas, Venezuela *75-72–147
4. Alan Cooke, Vienna, WV *74-74–148
5. Owen Miller, Burgettstown, PA *76-75–151
5. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama *73-78–151
7. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan *76-77–153
7. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA *77-76–153
9. Chang Ju Lee, Seoul, South Korea *75-79–154
10. Konstantin Kosta Kosutic, Belgrade, Serbia *80-76–156
10. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC *78-78–156
10. Matthew Mannion, Muskoka, ON *75-81–156
13. Taiga Fujii, Toyama-shi, Japan *78-79–157
14. Nicco Gentile, Bluffton, SC *79-79–158
15. Lohith Ramaraju, London, England *76-83–159
16. Gus Uriostegui, Leon, Mexico *81-79–160
16. Connor Hogan, Monroeville, AL *79-81–160
16. Sense Chaowalit, Bangkok, Thailand *76-84–160
19. Yong Sherng Hui, Taman Dagang, Malaysia *78-83–161
20. Brian Baker, Pittsburgh, PA *83-79–162
21. Andrew Boyer, Muskoka, ON *85-80–165
21. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan *87-78–165
21. Peter Kelesis, Las Vegas, NV *82-83–165
24. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT *82-84–166
24. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico *82-84–166
26. Drew Poland, Johnson City, TN *82-88–170
27. Jack Klein, Bethesda, MD *87-84–171
28. Kevin Reich, Winterthur, Switzerland *89-89–178
29. William Dunn III, Lancaster, PA *94-85–179
30. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *96-87–183
DID NOT FINISH
Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Boys 14 Under Division – (Blue Tees) Yards: 6,258 Par 72
1. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *80-78–158
2. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH *80-81–161
3. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany *80-82–162
4. Christian Clemence Tupamahu, Manado, Indonesia *77-92–169
5. Kotaro Nishimura, Ota-Ku, Japan *94-95–189
6. Jacob Morris, Hollywood, SC *94-98–192
Girls Division – (White Tees) Yards: 5,971 Par 72
1. Ana Ruiz, Chihuahua, Mexico *71-74–145
2. Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China *76-76–152
2. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan *75-77–152
4. Ayaka Nakayama, Kanagawa, Japan *79-76–155
5. Laura Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia *82-76–158
6. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand *78-81–159
6. Bria` Sanders, Cordova, TN *76-83–159
8. Aracelly Maria Jimenez Rios, Merida, Mexico *80-80–160
8. Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia *79-81–160
10. Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, GA *82-83–165
11. Kasidy Beckel, Bluffton, SC *80-87–167
12. Sera Tadokoro, Izumisano-Shi, Japan *83-87–170
13. Ariana Dial, Clarksville, MD *88-83–171
14. Yuki Nakayama, Kawasakishi, Japan *95-97–192
 DID NOT FINISH
Ceha Lee, Bundang-Gu, South Korea *DQ (Rule 6-6d)
Dylaney Day, Toronto, ON *90-JWD

IJGT announces 2013 Spring Discovery Tour Events

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.– The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) and Junior Sports Corporation  are pleased to announce the return of the Discovery Tour with the 2013 spring schedule. Following a successful inaugural season, the IJGT looks forward to continuing the fun this spring with events sprinkled throughout South Carolina and in the Northeast region.

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The spring Discovery Tour season  will begin on Hilton Head Island, S.C., at Dolphin Head Golf Club , Jan. 26, and will make its last stop before the summer season at Oyster Reef Golf Club , April 13. A total of five Discovery Tour stops have been scheduled for the spring, with a possibility of additional events to be announced as the season progresses.

Membership for the Discovery Tour will be set at $25 – a $50 value that includes a bag tag, golf balls, a profile on the IJGT website and more. Members will be eligible to participate in each of the Spring 2013 events with nine-hole event fees priced between $35-40 each.

e8d9a9ef8d1047e4df535fee4cd6fe0aIf you are looking to engage your younger children in competitive golf, the Discovery Tour is a great option for you. Not only do the juniors have the opportunity to play at some of the top golf venues available to our older IJGT members, they also have the chance to learn and practice the Rules of Golf, meet junior golfers from around the country and compete in a fun, fair and engaging event.

0d5e7c611c8d55b7cb40218908947c4dFor more information on the Discovery Tour, membership, event format, rules and policies, please visitwww.ijgt.com/discoverytour.