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Horaney cards first ace to earn IJGT Player of the Week honors (May 5, 2015)

Southeast Tour

The IJGT Southeast Tour remained in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to host the Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed in picture-perfect, warm and sunny conditions for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and IMG Academy Junior World Championships during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT Southeast Tour is proud to award IJGT Player of the Week honors to Betty Horaney of Longview, Texas, and Feng Chen of Beijing, China.

Betty Horaney edited

Horaney carded her first career hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole during the second round of the Junior World Qualifier. She was the only junior in the Girls Division to card an eagle. She knocked 12 strokes off her round one 96 to record an 84 in the second round, good for a 180 two-day total.

Feng Chen edited

Chen shaved nine strokes off his first-round 84 to card a 3-over 75 in the second round and a 159 tournament total. He began the second round on the 10th hole and started out strong, making par on his first seven holes. His two birdies came on the par-4 first and par-5 ninth holes in the second round.

Northeast Tour

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and International Junior Masters during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT Northeast Tour is pleased to award IJGT Player of the Week honors to Matt Dreimiller and Brynn Lohr.

Matt Dreimiller edited

Dreimiller shaved four strokes off his round one 78 to card a 3-over 74 in round two, good for a 152 tournament total. He finished the tournament in a three-way tie for second place. His six birdies were tied for a division-high. Dreimiller was most successful on the par-5 sixth hole, which he birdied in both rounds. He carded an even-par 35 on the front nine in the second round.

Brynn Lohr edited

Lohr knocked 19 strokes off her round one 128 to card a 109 in the second round. Her biggest improvement came on the front nine; she shaved 12 strokes off her front nine score between the first and second rounds. She finished with a 237 tournament total, good for eighth place in the Girls Division.

Congratulations to Betty Horaney, Feng Chen, Matt Dreimiller and Brynn Lohr on earning IJGT Player of the Week honors!

St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Mendon – Round One Recap (May 2, 2015)

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open. Juniors teed off holes No. 1 and 10 beginning at 1 p.m. for the first round of the two-day, 36-hole event. In review, below are each division’s leaders’ rounds, in numbers.

Ben Reichert leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

8 – He made par or better on eight holes on the front nine

72 – His 1-over round one score to carry the lead

4.3 – His division-best average on par-5s

2 – His two birdies came on the par-5 sixth and 10th holes

Sarah Godfrey-Singleton leads the Girls Division. Her round in numbers:

78 – Her division-best round one score

5 – Her five-hole par-or-better streak came on holes No. 3 through 7

2 – She leads the division by two strokes

TJ Buck leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

76 – His round one score to lead the division

2 – He made back-to-back birdies on holes No. 15 and 16

1 – He leads the division by a single strokes

The second round of the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon will take place tomorrow, May 3, 2015, with tee times beginning at 1 p.m. For full results from round one, click here. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.