Paying homage to a course that is set to be closed on Nov. 2, 2013, The Final Challenge at Hershey Links and the Discovery Tour at Hershey Links were two spectacular events to wrap up was has become a common venue for past IJGT outings.
The Photo of the Week for the Final Challenge at Hershey Links goes to Mike Bliss of Newtown, Pa., who finished the tournament tied for tenth place. Competing in his third season with the IJGT and second as a member of the Boys 15-19 Division, this was his fourth top ten performance in the past two seasons.
Our second Photo of the Week for the Northeast Tour goes to the top five boys finishers of the Discovery Tour at Hershey Links. From left to right are: Derek Mcglaughlin of Elizabethtown, Pa.; Logan Paczewski of Dallas, Pa.; Dustin Stocksdale of Ellicott City, Md.; Jay Colella of Marcellus, N.Y.; and Ben Galko of Roaring Brook Township, Pa.
Paczewski won the event by 7 strokes for his first victory in three tries at the same event. He placed fourth in his first visit last year on Oct. 27, 2012, and came in second in his most recent visit on April 6, 2013. Mcglaughlin finished in second place to improve upon his sixth place finish at the last Discovery Tour at Hershey Links on April 6.
There was a three-way tie for third place, with Stocksdale, Colella and Galko all shooting a final 48, just two strokes behind Mcglaughlin. This was the first career event for Galko, the second for Stocksdale and the third for Colella.