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Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook – Round one recap

As the IJGT Summer Series makes its way back to the northeast, round one of the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook was held in Ringoes, N.J., on July 29, 2014. Presented by BlueGolf as the Featured Junior Tournament, the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook featured a full field of 53 talented junior golfers. With temperatures sitting comfortably in the upper 70s, the weather was ideal for the first 18 of 36 holes. At the conclusion of round one, we review each division’s leader’s round in numbers.

The Boys 15-19 Division is led by Michael Cook of Berwyn, Pa. His round in numbers:

7 – total number of birdies in the round, three of which were consecutive to finish his round on holes 16-18

6 – he leads the division by six strokes

4 – his round one score of 68 is 4-under-par

3 – the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook is the third IJGT event of Cook’s career

Ryan Pongrac leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

80 – his round one score after 18 holes

5 – his longest par or better streak which included two of his three birdies of the day

4 – Pongrac comes off four top-five finishes in the 2013-2014 IJGT season

2 – he leads the division by two strokes

In the Girls Division, Haley Bookholdt leads. Her round in numbers:

77 – her round one score, one stroke ahead of the competition

11 – total number of pars she recorded in round one

6 – Bookholdt boasts six top-10 finishes coming into the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook

1 – she carded one birdie on the par-4 No. 10

Juniors will return to competition for the second and final round tomorrow, July 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. For full results from round one of the Summer Series at the Ridge at Back Brook, click here. Be sure to following along with up-to-the-minute updates by following @IJGT on Twitter.

Boys 15-19 trio featured in IJGT Photo of the Week – July 26, 2014

As the Summer Series continued, the IJGT made its way to Country Club of Hilton Head on July 22-23, 2014, to host the two-day, 36 hole event. The field featured 15 talented junior golfers competing in two divisions based on age. The South Carolina heat made both days warm but slightly breezy for play. The IJGT Photo of the Week following the Summer Series at Country Club of Hilton Head features a trio of Boys 15-19 members (left to right), Pongsakorn “Plug” Booranakunamanee of Samutprakran, Thailand, Jack Faraci of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., and Andres Lopez of Monterrey.

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Faraci finished first at the Summer Series at the Country Club of Hilton Head, one stroke ahead of second place finisher Booranakunamanee. The win for Faraci was his first top-three finish in IJGT events. Faraci’s performance included two second-round birdies and an eagle to lift him to victory.

Booranakunamanee carded scores of 80-75–155 overall in his first IJGT appearance, enough to record his first top-three finish. While in Hilton Head as part of the IJGA Summer Experience, Booranakunamanee has also participated in the College Golf Camps of Hilton Head. Booranakunamanee had a near perfect final nine holes where he finished with a par or better streak on No. 11 through No. 18.

Also in Hilton Head as part of the IJGA Summer Experience, Lopez has taken advantage of IJGT events. Improving upon his sixth place finish at the Summer Series at Oyster Reef on July 11-12, 2014, Lopez used 16 pars and one birdie to finish fourth at the Country Club of Hilton Head.

Congratulations to Faraci, Booranakunamanee and Lopez – we look forward to seeing them again in future tournaments!

Remember, IJGT Photo of the Week is determined by you – our fans and followers! Immediately following an event, we will post photos on our Facebook page. Be sure to like, share and comment on your favorites and you may see yourself in our next Photo of the Week! 1 point for ‘Likes’, 2 points for ‘Comments’ and 3 for a ‘Share’.

Campbell earns IJGT Player of the Week honors – July 25, 2014

The IJGT continued its Summer Series competition at the Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head, S.C. The two day event took place on July 22-23, 2014. Both days were filled with plenty of sunshine and calm winds giving players an opportunity to post low scores. Even under almost perfect playing conditions, the Country Club of Hilton Head gave players in both divisions a challenge in both rounds of the tournament. The IJGT would like to congratulate Matthew Campbell of Beaufort, S.C., as the recipient of our Player of The Week honors.

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Playing in his second event with the IJGT and coming off a win at the Sanctuary Shootout in the fall of 2013, Campbell earned another top-three finish with a second place finish in this week’s event. He finished a mere one stroke back from Chris Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., who won the Boys 14 & Under Division. Campbell’s abundance of birdies in the second round helped him close the distance between him and the leader. His second round score was tied for the best final round in the entire field and was decorated with birdies on No.s 3, 9, 10, 12 and 17.

Congratulations to our Player of The Week, Matthew Campbell on his stellar play in our Summer Series event at the Country Club of Hilton Head and we wish him the best in all of his upcoming competitions!

Summer Series at Country Club of Hilton Head – Final Results

Faraci secures first IJGT victory
Chris Tanabe wins in a come-from-behind performance

The IJGT continued the Summer Series at the Country Club of Hilton Head on July 22-23, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament featured a field of 15 players from all over the U.S. as well as international players from four countries, all competing for national rankings.

Jack FaraciJack Faraci of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., capitalized on his lead after the opening round with strong play in round two to capture the championship title for the Boys 15-19 Division with scores of 78-76 – 154. Faraci headed into the final round with a two-stroke lead over Plug Booranakunamanee of Samutprakran, Thailand.

Faraci’s second round score of 76 was helped him in capturing the championship by one stroke. Booranakunamanee shot an 80-75 for a two-round total of 155, just one stroke behind Faraci. His front-nine 1-under score of 35 highlighted Faraci’s second round. Faraci made two birdies throughout his round, but his most impressive play occurred on the par-5 eighth hole where he holed out for an eagle.

Booranakunamanee finished in second place earning the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, an award given to the juniors who score the lowest in the second round of the tournament. Third place was awarded to Alex Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., who carded an overall score of 167.

“Through the first nine, I was playing great and I knew I had the lead. My putting was the key factor that helped me capture the championship down the stretch,” said Faraci.

tanabeChris Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., who carded scores of 79-75 – 154 won the Boys 14 & Under Division. His impressive round two score of 75 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for his division. Tanabe entered the final round one stroke behind then leader Marc Groenhuysen of West Chester, Pa. Through nine holes of the final round, the Hilton Head Island, S.C., native, Brook Dyess, lead Tanabe by four strokes, but Tanabe’s strong back nine performance elevated him into the lead to secure the victory.

In second place was Matthew Campbell of Beaufort, S.C., with scores of 80-75 – 155. Campbell earned a share of the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award with his tying round two score of 75. Rounding out the division’s top three was Dyess who finished with scores of 79-78=157. Dyess’ front nine featured the lone hole-in-one of the tournament, the second of his career.

“My putting is definitely what helped me win. I knew if I could come into the final round with my mind set on making pars and holing a few putts, I had a chance to win,” said Tanabe.

The IJGT’s Summer Series will continue its competition next week at The Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, N.J., on July 28-29, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, click here or call (843) 785-2444.

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Final Results of the Summer Series at the Country Club of Hilton Head conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on July 22-23, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,704 yards, Par 72 (74.4/141). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,086 yards, Par 72 (70.6/133).

Weather:                   

Sunny with temperatures in the High 80s, winds 3-5 mph
Sunny with temperatures in the High 80s, winds 5-7 mph

International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Summer Series at Country Club of Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
July 22-23, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Gold Tees) 6,740 yards, Par 72

1. Jack Faraci, Port Jefferson Station, NY *78-76–154
2. Plug Booranakunamanee, Samutprakran, Thailand *80-75–155
3. Alex Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *86-81–167
4. Jake Haughom, Vienna, VA *89-80–169
4. Andres Lopez, Monterrey *83-86–169
6. Zhong Xuan Yang, Hong Kong, China *84-90–174

Boys 14 & Under Division (White Tees) 6,086 yards, Par 72

1. Chris Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *79-75–154
2. Matthew Campbell, Beaufort, SC *80-75–155
3. Brooks Dyess, Hilton Head Island, SC *79-78–157
4. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *78-82–160
5. Alex Lawson, Pittsburgh, PA *82-81–163
6. Matteo Posa, Milan, Italy *87-79–166
7. Michael Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *82-87–169
8. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *93-86–179
9. Ryan Gresham, Binghamton, NY *92-93–185

Huang, Barto featured in IJGT Photos of the Week – July 16, 2014

The IJGT Summer Series continued to heat up as the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall took place July 8-9, 2014, in Ellwood City, Pa., and the Summer Series at Oyster Reef took place July 11-12, 2014, in Hilton Head, S.C. Both events featured juniors from numerous countries and states. As chosen by the fans, Matthew Barto of Leechburg, Pa., and Yu Lun Huang of Taiwan, are both featured in this week’s IJGT Photo of the Week.

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In the northeast, Barto nabbed first in the Boys 15-19 Division at Olde Stonewall. His scores of 71-74–145 overall was eight strokes ahead of the competition. Barto’s round was highlighted by 11 pars and two birdies.

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In the southeast, despite the tournament being cut short because of inclement weather, Huang’s first round score was enough to finish first in a tiebreaker. A birdie on the par-5 No. 2 was the hole that determined her victory over Nicole Lu who also tallied a score of 74. Huang was in Hilton Head to train with the IJGA and the event at Oyster Reef was her first IJGT event.

Congratulations to both Barto and Huang and we look forward to seeing them both again in future tournaments!

Remember, IJGT Photo of the Week is determined by you – our fans and followers! Immediately following an event, we will post photos on our Facebook page. Be sure to like, share and comment on your favorites and you may see yourself in our next Photo of the Week! 1 point for ‘Likes’, 2 points for ‘Comments’ and 3 for a ‘Share’.

Summer Series at Oyster Reef – Final Results

Low rounds translates to first-IJGT victories for Lewis, Huang
Plis wins second consecutive Summer Series event

The IJGT continued the Summer Series as it hosted the Summer Series at Oyster Reef Golf Club on July 11, 2014. The two-day, 36-hole event was cut short due to severe thunderstorms and heavy rains. Winners were announced on July 12, 2014, and based on round one scores. Twenty juniors competed for national rankings and eight juniors competed in a 9-hole Discovery Tour competition.

DSC_0714IJGT newcomer Justin Lewis of High Point, N.C., was victorious in the Boys 15-19 Division. Finishing with a score of 1-over-par 73, Lewis took first with a two-stroke lead. His score was the lowest score among the male competitors, earning him the Clazic Belts Low Round Award, the award provided to the boy and girl with the lowest score for the round. Lewis carded par or better on 11 straight holes, two of which were birdies, en route to his victory.

In a tie for second, Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., and Hsin-Wei Wu of Taiwan, both carded 3-over-par scores of 75 to complete the winner’s circle. The second-place finish was the first top-three finish for Vance and the first-ever IJGT event for Wu.

“I feels good to win, the course was great,” Lewis said in reference to his first experience with the IJGT.

 

DSC_0708For the second-consecutive Summer Series event, Dylan Plis of Camillus, N.Y., won the Boys 14 & Under Division. Carding a score of 76, Plis finished six strokes ahead of his competition. The highlight of his round being the back nine, Plis tallied four pars and two birdies as he made his way to victory. Plis also finished first at the Summer Series at Ridgemont Country Club on July 1-2, 2014, where he posted scores of 78-78 – 156 overall. This is his eighth top-10 finish of the season.

Finishing in second was Thomas Lipowicz of Alexandria, Va., with a score of 82. Rounding out the top three was Mason Cord of Des Moines, Iowa, with a score of 93.

“It feels really good to win two events in a row, I am excited for Buffalo,” said Plis who will compete in the Summer Series at Glen Oak Golf Course on July 15-16, 2014.

 

DSC_0711The Girls Division was won in a tiebreaker determined by the best score on the hardest handicap hole. Yu-Lun Huang beat out fellow Taiwan native, Nicole Lu thanks to a birdie on No. 2. Both Huang and Lu posted 2-over-par scores of 74 for the round. Huang carded three birdies, the most of any junior in the tournament, while Lu added one of her own as she finished in second. Both Huang and Lu were recipients of the Clazic Belts Low Round Award. Rounding out the top three was Ling-Jie Chen of Taiwan, with a score of 76.

“I felt much more relaxed playing here than in Taiwan and I really like that,” said Huang.

 

 

 

DTOURThe Discovery Tour was held for the youngest golfers and was a nine-hole competition to introduce the boys and girls to the experience of tournament golf in a fun, enjoyable environment. Kent Hsiao of Taiwan, won the Boys Discovery Tour with a nine-hole score of 35 while Wendy Hsiao of Taiwan, won the Girls Discovery Tour with a nine-hole score of 37.

The IJGT’s Summer Series will continue on to Glen Oak Golf Course in East Amherst, N.Y., on July 15-16, 2014. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Final results of the Summer Series at Oyster Reef conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 11, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,825 yards, Par 72. Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,187 yards, Par 72. Girls Division: White Tees – 5,910 yards, Par 72. Discovery Tour: Green Tees – 5,288 yards, Par 35.

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Oyster Reef
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
July 11-12, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division – Gold Tees, 6,825 yards, Par 72 (M-73.6/132)

1. Justin Lewis, High Point, N.C., *73
2. Kyle Vance, Audubon, Pa., *75
2. Hsin-Wei Wu, Taiwan, *75
4. Liam Bryden, Port of Spain, *77
5. Taikan Nakada, White Plains, N.Y., *78
6. Andres Lopez, Monterrey, *81
7. Jack Faraci, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., *82
8. Kanawut Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand, *84
9. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, N.Y., *85
10. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan, *93
11. Jackson Tomaszewski, Hilton Head Island, S.C., *106
12. Cullen Wood, Falls Church, Va., *180

DID NOT FINISH

DQ. Thomas Pfoesti, Schenna, *

Girls Division – White Tees, 5,910 yards, Par 72 (L-74.7/128)

1. Yu-Lun Huang, Taiwan, *74
2. Nicole Lu, Taiwan, *74
3. Ling-Jie Chen, Taiwan, *76
4. Meredith Wipper, Hilton Head Island, S.C., *83

Discovery Tour Boys Division – Green Tees, 5,288 yards, Par 35 (L-71.1/120)

1. Kent Hsiao, Taiwan, *35
2. James Teng, Taiwan, *42
3. Jason Hsu, Taiwan, *45
4. Stanley Lin, Taiwan, *46
5. Yu-Chun Wu, Taiwan, *48
6. Yuan-Fu Huang, Taiwan, *49

Discovery Tour Girls Division – Green Tees, 5,288 yards, Par 35 (L-71.1/120)

1. Wendy Hsiao, Taiwan, *37
2. Maggie Chih, Taiwan, *51

Summer Series at Oyster Reef – Round one recap

The Summer Series is continuing to heat up as the IJGT continued at Oyster Reef Golf Club on July 11, 2014. Temperatures remained in the low 80s to create comfortable golf conditions. Juniors are competing for national rankings. In review, each division’s winners’ rounds in numbers are below.

Leading the Boys 15-19 is Justin Lewis, his round in numbers:

73 – his 1-over-par score for round one

11 – he carded a par or better streak in 11 straight holes

2 – number of birdie in the round, coming on No. 8 and No. 12

The Boys 14 & Under Division is led by Dylan Plis of Camilus, N.Y. His round in numbers:

76 – his round one score

2 – number of birdies, both on the back nine

1 – Plis finished first in the last Summer Series event at Ridgemont

Yu-Lun Huang and Nicole Lu of Taiwan leads the Girls Division.

Huang’s round in numbers:

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

3 – number of birdies in round one, the most for any one player in the tournament

5 – Huang finished with par or better on all of the par-5 holes

Lu’s round in numbers:

74 – her 2-over-par score for round one, tied with Huang

6 – Lu scored par or better on six straight holes

1 – she carded one birdie on the front nine

Round two of the Summer Series at Oyster Reef will continue on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. For full results from round one, click here. Follow along with updates in round two by following @IJGT on Twitter.

Summer Series at Olde Stonewall – Final Results

Barto, Walsh win with large margin
Tanabe secures first IJGT victory

The IJGT continued its Summer Series at Olde Stonewall just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 7-8, 2014. The two-day, 36-hole event featured a field of 50 juniors competing for national rankings.

BartoIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Matt Barto of Leechburg, Pa. won the division convincingly by eight strokes. Finishing his first round front nine with a birdie on the par-5 No. 9, Barto carded a 1-under-par 35 score to kick off his round. He finished round one with an even-par score of 71 to assume the lead before heading into round two. Barto carded par or better on 13 of 18 holes in round two, including two birdies en route to his victory.

“I wanted to try and shoot under par today,” said Barto and despite finishing 3-over-par, he remained victorious.

Barto finished with scores of 71-74 – 145. Barto’s round two score of 74 tied for the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award given to the male and female with the lowest score of the final round. Benjamin Morgret of Venetia, Pa., was also a Clazic Belts winner.

Second place was a three-way-tie between Pennsylvania natives Nicklaus Cuny of Cranberry Township, Michael Reed-Price of Dresher and Carter Ehms of Cranberry Township. The trio finished with overall scores of 153.

TanabeThe Boys 14 & Under Division was won by Chris Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., who finished with scores of 84-82 – 166. Tanabe took first by a staggering 14 strokes to secure his first IJGT victory. Ten second round pars helped Tanabe to shave two strokes from his first round score and led him to card a total of 16 pars for the tournament.

“My driver has really been working for me and I have been hitting a lot of fairways,” said Tanabe on his performance.

In second place, Palmer Cuny of Cranberry Township, Pa., who carded consistent 90s in rounds one and two to finish with a two-day score of 180. Rounding out the top three for the division was Alex Beall of Pittsburgh, Pa., who recorded an overall score of 211.

 

WalshIn the Girls Division, a come-from-behind performance by Katie Walsh of Baldwinsville, N.Y., led to victory. Walsh used 12 pars to cut three strokes from her round one score of 81 to slide into first. The win comes as Walsh’s first IJGT victory. After trailing in at the conclusion of round one, Walsh made up ground to finish eight strokes ahead of her competition.

“I am a really good putter and was hitting putts both day. I can strike the ball but putting is my strength,” said Walsh. Her round-two score of 79 was the lowest score of the Girls Division, awarding her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Finishing in a tie for second was round-one leader Synclaire Kuhn of McMurray, Pa., and Marah Penn of Hamburg, N.Y., who both finished with a two-day score of 168.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Summer Series at Oyster Reef Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on July 11-12, 2014. To sign up for events, visit ijgt.com or call (843) 785-2444.

Ellwood City, Pa. – Final round results of the Summer Series at Olde Stonewall conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed July 9, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,875 yards, Par 70. Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,200 yards, Par 710. Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,708 yards, Par 70.

International Junior Golf Tour
Summer Series at Olde Stonewall
Cranberry Township, P.A.
July 8-9, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,875 yards, Par 70

1. Matt Barto, Leechburg, PA *71-74–145
2. Nicklaus Cuny, Cranberry Township, PA *73-80–153
2. Michael Reed-Price, Dresher, PA *76-77–153
2. Carter Ehms, Cranberry Twp, PA *78-75–153
5. Andrew Reynolds, Pittsburgh, PA *78-76–154
6. Anthony Muscato, Gibsonia, PA *80-75–155
6. Benjamin Morgret, Venetia, PA *81-74–155
8. Brent Rodgers, Cranberry Township, PA *80-77–157
9. Evan Long, New castle, PA *82-76–158
10. Max Hoffman, Pittsburgh, PA *81-79–
11. Ross Bondo, Cranberry Township, PA *80-82–162
12. Patrick McDonnell, Pittsburgh, PA *78-85–163
13. Connor Schmidt, Venetia, PA *83-81–164
14. Jake Smithco, Cranberry Township, PA *87-78–165
15. Alex Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *82-84–166
16. Declan Hickton, Pittsburgh, PA *84-83–167
16. Chris Rust, Wexford, PA *86-81–167
18. Mark Goetz, Irwin, PA *81-88–169
19. Ryan Koenig, Cranberry Township, PA *89-81–170
19. Ryan Senka, Cranberry Township, PA *87-83–170
19. Jerome Landry, Jr., Duncansville, PA *80-90-170
22. Billy Rosemeyer, Gibsonia, PA *82-89–171
22. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *85-86–171
22. Connor White, Gibsonia, PA *80-91–171
25. Will Lusk, Venetia, PA *94-79–173
26. Thomas Foglia, North Braddock, PA *88-86–174
26. Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *88-86–174
28. Jack Katarincic, Pittsburgh, PA *87-88–175
29. Zach Barone, Pittsburgh, PA *87-90–177
30. Eddie Zhang, Murrysville, PA *99-79–178
30. Nate Yackovich, Gibsonia, PA *89-89–178
30. Casey O’Korn, Canonsburg, PA *92-86–178
33. Joe Deegan, McMurray, PA *88-92–180
34. Eric Macadangdang, Mckees Rocks, PA *93-89–182
35. Stephen McInerney, Pittsburgh, PA *93-90–183
36. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *88-96–184
37. J.P. Beall, Pittsburgh, PA *99-90–189
38. John Staley, Pittsburgh, PA *99-108–207

DID NOT FINISH

DQ. Grant Muir, Allison Park PA *
JWD. Brian Baker, Pittsburgh PA *

Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 6,200 yards, Par 70

1. Chris Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *84-82–166
2. Palmer Cuny, Cranberry Twp, PA *90-90–180
3. Alex Beall, Pittsburgh, PA *101-110–211

Girls Division – Yellow Tees, 5,708 yards, Par 70

1. Katie Walsh, Baldwinsville, NY *81-79–160
2. Synclaire Kuhn, McMurray, PA *77-91–168
2. Marah Penn, Hamburg, NY *84-84–168
4. Samantha Shumaker, Verona, PA *92-91–183
5. Alexandra Muracca, Pittsburgh, PA *98-92–190
6. Christina Lewis, Wexford, PA *97-98–195
7. Shelby Shumaker, Verona, PA *109-113–222

Sneak preview: Upcoming IJGT Summer Series events & venues

Summer is here and it’s time to play! The IJGT has put together a lineup of incredible venues for the IJGT Summer Series, a schedule of events for junior golfers everywhere to join for fun and competitive tournament golf.

From New York to South Carolina and places in between, we have events for everyone. Take a peek at the schedule of events coming up and what each course has in store!

Summer Series at University of Maryland
August 19-20, 2014
College Park, Md.

Photo credit: University of Maryland Business Golf Club

Photo credit: University of Maryland Business Golf Club

What began as a proposed study for a golf course to serve the University community at Maryland, the University Golf Course carries significant history. The course began with just nine holes open for play in 1958 before the full 18-holes was opened for play the following spring. The layout is atypical in that you never encounter houses as you wind through tree-lined scenery.

For more information on each event or to register, click here or call (843) 686-1500.

Summer Series at Olde Stonewall – Round one recap

Continuing with the Summer Series, the IJGT traveled to  in Ellwood City, Pa., to host round one at Olde Stonewall Golf Club. Overcast skies and mild temperatures made for golf-friendly conditions, translating to some low scoring. In review, divisional leaders’ rounds in numbers are below.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Matt Barto of Leechburg, Pa., leads. His round in numbers:

71- his 1-over-par score 71 to put himself in first place

35- front nine score, even par to help him en route to his lead

2- number of birdies throughout his round

13- number of pars carded

In the Girls Division, Synclaire Kuhn of McMurray, Pa., is leading the pack. Her round in numbers:

77- her round-one score, enough to sit in the lead

3- Kuhn played the par-3s of the course at an impressive 1-under for round one

4- number of birdies she carded in her first round

Chris Tanabe of Sewickley, Pa., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after shooting a first round 84. His round in numbers:

3- number of back-nine birdies he tallied

2- Tanabe was an impressive 2-under on the course’s par-3 holes

6 – total pars that aided in his first-round lead over the division

Juniors will return to play for round two Wednesday, July 9, 2014, for an 8:00 a.m. start. For full results from the first round of the Summer Series at Olde Stonewallclick here. Follow @IJGT on Twitter during the round for up-to-the-minute updates on play.