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Zinser, Abrams battle to the winner’s circle earns them IJGT Player of the Week honors – Oct. 28, 2014

As the IJGT finished up the Northeast Tour fall events, the competition heated up at the Major Championship at Out Door Country Club on October 25-26, 2014. The two-day, 36-hole event featured more than 30 juniors competing for IJGT merit points, national rankings and the title of Major Champion. Following the event, the IJGT is proud to extend IJGT Player of the Week honors to both Teddy Zinser of Alexandria, Va., and Kendel Abrams of New Freedom, Pa.

Zinser

After the opening round of the Major Championship, Zinser sat in eighth place with a score of 82. Despite his placement in the division, Zinser proved that his struggle with bogeys would not defeat him. Returning for the second and final round, he found his groove and proceeded to shave a staggering 10 strokes from his round one score. Five final-round birdies and eight pars sparked his comeback effort as he found himself moving up the leader board to finish in third place.

His score of even-par 72 in round two was the lowest final round score in the division and earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award to celebrate his low marks. The event was Zinser’s first of his career with the IJGT.

Abrams

In her first event of the season and second with the IJGT, Abrams kicked off her performance with a par-or-better streak on holes 6 through 8 to finish with a 2-over-par front nine. Her back nine proved to be more difficult as she began to post some higher scores as she finished the day. Ready to fight back, Abrams returned for round two to make moves in her division. Two birdies and an improvement of two strokes from her round one score helped her inch her way up into third place while also nabbing the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the girls. Her final-round 82 was the lowest of the division.

Abrams’ third-place finish was her first top-three finish of her career after an 11th place finish at the Major Championship at Bulle Rock in April of 2014.

Congratulations to both Teddy and Kendel! We applaud your persistent efforts and will to fight for improvement. We look forward to seeing you in future events!

Major Championship at Out Door CC – Final results (Oct. 26, 2014)

Parrini wins at his hometown course
Parker nabs second consecutive IJGT title 

The IJGT hosted the Major Championship at Out Door Country Club on October 25-26, 2014. The Major Championship was the first Major of the season and the final tournament of the Northeast Tour. Juniors competed for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

Joe ParriniJoe Parrini of York, Pa., of the Boys 15-19 Division combined scores of 73 and 74 to win with a two-day total of 147. With consistent scoring in both rounds, Parrini carded five total birdies and 24 total pars for his tournament. The York native had familiarity with the course and took advantage of his course knowledge to finish five shots ahead of his competition. The Major Championship title is the first for Parrini after his graduation from the Boys 14 & Under Division.

In second was Gus Minkin of York, Pa., with a tournament total 152 and rounding out the top three was Teddy Zinser of Alexandria, Va., finishing with a total 154. Zinser’s round-two score of even-par 72 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female player with the lowest final-round score.

 

 

Jack HalleroncroppedIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Jack Halleron of Timonium, Md., was victorious. After posting a round-one score of 78 and sitting in second behind then leader, MJ Bricker of York, Pa., Halleron used nine-hole par-or-better streak to ignite his comeback effort for the win. Halleron’s performance was highlighted by five total birdies. Sharing second was Bricker and Evan Greenplate of York, Pa. The duo both posted tournament totals of 154.

 

 

 

 

DSCN9345croppedIn the Girls Divison, Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., finished in first place for her first-ever Major Championship title.  Parker led the division at the conclusion of round one after she posted a 1-under-par score of 71, the only score under par in the entire field. The victory becomes Parker’s second-consecutive IJGT victory after her win in the College Series at Penn State University on October 18-19, 2014.

In second was Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y., with a tournament total 165. In third was Kendel Abrams of New Freedom, Pa., finishing with a total 166.

The IJGT will continue the fall season with southeast play at Palmetto Hall for the IJGT Island Open on November 1-2, 2014, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

International Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Out Door Country Club
York, PA
October 25-26, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,888 yards, Par 72

1. Joe Parrini, York, PA *73-74–147
2. Gus Minkin, York, PA *78-74–152
3. Teddy Zinsner, Alexandria, VA *82-72–154
4. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *77-79–156
5. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ *74-84–158
6. Nick Geiman, York, PA *85-75–160
7. David Ross, Lorton, VA *79-82–161
8. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *79-83–162
9. Evan Brown, Chads Ford, PA *83-83–166
10. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *82-85–167
11. Alex Lawson, Pittsburgh, PA *84-85–169
12. Andrew Forjan, York, PA *85-85–170
13. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *79-94–173
14. Hunter Duriez, Northern Cambria, PA *86-92–178
14. Trip Smith, Phoenix, MD *87-91–178

Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees, 6,085 yards, Par 72

1. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *78-74–152
2. Mj Bricker, York, PA *76-78–154
2. Evan Greenplate, York, PA *79-75–154
4. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *84-79–163
4. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *80-83–163
6. Jonathan Giambalvo, York, PA *90-83–173
7. Luke Sample, New York, NY *91-92–183
8. Andrew Sample, New York, NY *104-95–199

Girls Division- Gold Tees, 5,820 yards, Par 72

1. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *71-75–146
2. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *81-84–165
3. Kendel Abrams, New Freedom, PA *84-82–166
4. Lauren Kase, North Tonawanda, NY *81-87–168
5. Sofia Amoroso, West Chester, PA *89-92–181
6. Emily Kase, North Tonawanda, NY *91-96–187
7. Rosa Jones, Moriches, NY *102-87–189
8. Olivia Raihl, Wernersville, PA *94-100–194