LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted their seventh tournament of the Northeast tour April 27-28 at The Architects Cup. Architects 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.
Goldenring 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.
Vik 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.
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.
In 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.
In 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.