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North America Cup – Final Results

The final round of North America Cup concluded on July 9, 2015, with Team Canada winning the annual match-play competition for the second consecutive year. The competition was tied going into the 13 singles matches on the last day, which set the stage for an exciting finish. The final round atmosphere exceeded all expectations with matches going back and forth between Team USA and Team Canada.

Jack Cornforth was the first match out, and he got the momentum shifted towards the American side after his convincing 5&4 victory. Fellow 14 & Under Division teammate, James Meyers grabbed the second point of the day for Team USA with a 2&1 victory. Team Canada grabbed the remaining two points in the Boys 14 & Under Division to square things up.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Cole Berger was able to grab a critical point with his 5&4 victory to put another American Flag on the board. Team Canada displayed great resilience bouncing back with the next three points to retake lead. It was short lived as Dylan Plis and Richard Riva III were able to collect 3&2 victories to tie the matches. In the last three matches on the course, Sean Stanistreet was able to record a half point and Gillian Alexander in the Girls Division rallied to win her match 2&1.

At the end of the day, the matches were tied at 13.5 points giving the cup to Team Canada who had won the 2014 North America Cup in South Carolina. Both teams demonstrated outstanding effort throughout the course of the matches. The healthy competitive environment between Team USA and Team Canada was a testament to the spirit of the event, which is in its 13th year. Here are the final results of the singles matches.

Final Results – Singles Matches

2015 North America Cup
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Weston Golf & Country Club

Team Canada

Team USA

Result

Match 1 Jean-Philippe Denicourt vs Jack Cornforth USA 5&4
Match 2 Robbie Latter vs James Meyers USA 2&1
Match 3 Parker Lee vs Mikee Ordona CAN 6&4
Match 4 Max Wang vs TJ Buck CAN 4&2
Match 5 Tyler Erb vs Cole Berger USA 5&4
Match 6 Fritz Lo vs Jake Sitzler CAN 3&1
Match 7 Andrew Russ vs West Shaw CAN 6&4
Match 8 Ryan Trapp vs Dylan Plis USA 3&2
Match 9 Angelo Giantsopolous vs Richard Riva III USA 3&2
Match 10 Aiden Gavey vs RJ Wren CAN 1up
Match 11 Matthew Vihant vs Reid Bedell CAN 7&5
Match 12 Ty Celone vs Sean Stanistreet AS
Match 13 Katelyn McMahon vs Gillian Alexander USA 2&1
Team USA

North America Cup – Round 2 Results & Round 3 Pairings

North America Cup action continued on July 8, 2015, at Weston Golf & Country Club with Team USA winning the foursomes matches 4-3 to draw even with Team Canada in the overall competition. Here is a summary of the matches.

 

Second Round Results – Foursomes 

CJGA Team Canada IJGT Team USA Result
Katelyn McMahon Gillian Alexander USA 3&1
Emilie Tyndall   
Ty Celone vs. Richard Riva III CAN 5&4
Angelo Giantsopolous Jake Sitzler
Fritz Lo vs. Reid Bedell USA 6&5
Ryan Trapp RJ Wren
Tyler Erb vs. Cole Berger USA 4&3
Andrew Russ West Shaw
Matthew Vihant vs. Sean Stanistreet CAN 4&2
Aidan Gavey Dylan Plis
Jean-Philippe Denicourt  vs. Mikee Ordona CAN 1UP
Max Wang Jack Cornforth
Robbie Latter  vs. TJ Buck USA 3&2
Parker Lee James Meyers

 

This sets the stage for an exciting day of golf on July 9, 2015. 13 singles matches will be contested with Team USA needing to get to at total of 14.5 points to bring the North America Cup back to United States soil. Team Canada will look to retain the cup after winning the 2014 North America Cup. Tee times for the singles matches start at 7:30am off No. 1 tee at Weston Golf & Country Club. You can view the matches here.

Final Round Pairings – Singles Matches

2015 North America Cup

Thursday July 9, 2015

Weston Golf & Country Club

                              Team Canada                                                  Team USA

7:30AM                Jean-Philippe Denicourt             vs                          Jack Conforth

7:39AM                Robbie Latter                                   vs                          James Meyers

7:48AM                Parker Lee                                         vs                          Mikee Ordona

7:57AM                 Max Wang                                         vs                          TJ Buck

8:06AM                Tyler Erb                                           vs                          Cole Berger

8:15AM                 Fritz Lo                                               vs                          Jake Sitzler

8:24AM                Andrew Russ                                    vs                          West Shaw

8:33AM                Ryan Trapp                                       vs                          Dylan Plis

8:42AM                Angelo Giantsopolous                  vs                          Richard Riva III

8:51AM                 Aidan Gavey                                      vs                          RJ Wren

9:00AM               Matthew Vihant                               vs                          Reid Bidell

9:09AM               Ty Celone                                            vs                          Sean Stanistreet

9:18AM                Emilie Tyndall                                   vs                          Gillian Alexander

Team USA

North America Cup – Round 1 Results & Round 2 Pairings

The North Amwerica Cup got underway on July 7, 2015, at Weston Golf & Country Club with Team Canada, represented by the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA), taking a 4-3 lead in the annual match-play event. Today’s matches were played in a fourball format. All matches were tightly contested with no side winning by more than a two-hole margin. Below are the final results from day one.

First Round Results – Fourball 

CJGA Team Canada IJGT Team USA Result
Katelyn McMahon Gillian Alexander CAN 2&1
Emilie Tyndall   
Andrew Russ vs. Sean Stanistreet USA 2&1
Angelo Giantsopolous Dylan Plis
Tyler Erb vs. Richard Riva III CAN 2&1
Ryan Trapp RJ Wren
Ty Celone vs. Reid Bedell USA 2UP
Fritz Lo West Shaw
Matthew Vihant vs. Jake Sitzler CAN 1UP
Aidan Gavey Cole Berger
Jean-Philippe Denicourt  vs. TJ Buck USA 2&1
Max Wang James Meyers
Robbie Latter  vs. Mikee Ordona CAN 2&1
Parker Lee Jack Cornforth

Play in the North America Cup will resume on July 8, 2015, with foursomes play. Team USA will look to gain some ground on Team Canada as it will take 14.5 points to win the North America Cup this year. Here are the pairings for day two.

Second Round Pairings – Foursome Matches

2015 North America Cup

Wednesday July 8, 2015

Weston Golf & Country Club

                                                            Team Canada                              Team USA

8:00AM                Jean-Philippe Denicourt                 vs                    Jack Cornforth

                                 Max Wang                                                                      Mikee Ordona

8:10AM                Robbie Latter                                   vs                          TJ Buck

                                Parker Lee                                                                       James Meyers

8:20AM                Matthew Vihant                vs                          Sean Stanistreet

                                 Aidan Gavey                                                      Dylan Plis

8:30AM               Tyler Erb                                            vs                          West Shaw

                                Andrew Russ                                                                   Cole Berger

8:40AM                Ty Celone                                          vs                          Jake Sitzler

                                Angelo Giantsopolous                                                 Richard Riva III

8:50AM                Fritz Lo                                               vs                          Reid Bedell

                                Ryan Trapp                                                                      RJ Wren

9:00AM                Katelyn McMahon                           vs                          Gillian Alexander

                                 Emilie Tyndall

 

Team USA

North America Cup begins in Canada

For the past 13 years, the IJGT and the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) have competed in the North America Cup. The annual match-play event features 14 players from Team Canada against 14 players selected to represent IJGT Team USA. After the Opening Ceremonies and the official practice round on July 6, 2015, the squads are ready to face off in the first day of competition. The teams will play fourball matches. Here are the pairings for today.

First Round Pairings – Fourball Matches

2015 North America Cup

Tuesday July 7, 2015

Weston Golf & Country Club

                                                Team Canada                                 Team USA

 

8:00AM                Katelyn McMahon                         vs                          Gillian Alexander

                               Emilie Tyndall  

 

8:10AM                Andrew Russ                                    vs                          Sean Stanistreet

                              Angelo Giantsopolous                                                  Dylan Plis

 

8:20AM                Tyler Erb                                            vs                          Richard Riva III

                               Ryan Trapp                                                                     RJ Wren

 

8:30AM                Ty Celone                                          vs                          Reid Bedell

                               Fritz Lo                                                                           West Shaw

 

8:40AM                Matthew Vihant                             vs                          Jake Sitzler

                               Aidan Gavey                                                                 Cole Berger

 

8:50AM                Jean-Philippe Denicourt vs                          TJ Buck

                              Max Wang                                                        James Meyers                  

 

9:00AM                Robbie Latter                                   vs                          Mikee Ordona

                               Parker Lee                                        vs                          Jack Cornforth

 

IJGT tournament directors Chris Schramm and Brandon Nettles are there with the team serving as captains for the event. Best of luck to all the players and Go USA!

IJGT announces All-IJGT Teams and Players of the Year

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announces All-IJGT Teams

Shiso Go, Jack Halleron and Victoria Parker named IJGT Players of the Year

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is pleased to announce its Players of the Year and All-IJGT Teams.

Shiso GoShiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, is the Boys 15-19 Division Player of the Year. Go placed in the top 10 in all 10 IJGT events he competed in this season, including wins at the IJGT College Series at NC State, the Major Championship at Dormie Club and the IJGA Invitational. His lowest score of the season was a 3-under 69, which he carded twice.

The rest of the Boys 15-19 Division All-IJGT Team includes: Jason Stokes of Channel Islands, Jersey, Conor Byrne of Dublin, Ireland, Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, Xue Wen Luo of Haikou, China, Santiago Diaz of Merida, Mexico, Mark Benevento of Somers Pt., N.J., Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va., Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., and Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India.

 

Jack HalleronJack Halleron of Timonium, Md., won five IJGT events, including three Majors, to earn IJGT Player of the Year honors for the Boys 14 & Under Division. Halleron placed in the top two in all seven events he competed in and won the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club, the Major Championship at Duke University, the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club, the Major Championship at Bulle Rock and the College Series at the University of Maryland. His lowest round was a 1-under 70 at the University of Maryland.

The rest of the Boys 14 & Under All-IJGT Team includes: Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., Ford Bennett of Owings Mills, Md., Evan Greenplate of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa., Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Ayushman Jaiswal of Bangalore, India, John Updike of Wayne, Pa., Lou Baker of Timonium, Md., and TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y.

 

Victoria ParkerVictoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., is the Girls Division IJGT Player of the Year. Parker captured three IJGT titles at the College Series at Penn State University, the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club and the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club. Her lowest round was a 1-under 71, which she carded during the first round of the Major Championship at Outdoor Country Club.

The rest of the Girls Division All-IJGT Team includes: Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y., Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India, Bunyaporn “Nat” Zeng of Bangkok, Thailand, Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sophie Guo of Bluffton, S.C., and Kayla Kozak of Bluffton, S.C.

The IJGT Tour Rankings are based on IJGT Merit Points, which are awarded to the top 10 finishers at every IJGT event. Double merit points are awarded at Major Championships.

Boys 15-19 Division All-IJGT Team

Shiso Go
Jason Stokes
Conor Byrne
Tennoshin Ogawa
Xue Wen Luo
Santiago Diaz
Mark Benevento
Trey Wren
Kyle Vance
Ritwik Jain

Boys 14 & Under Division All-IJGT Team

Jack Halleron
Luke Sample
Ford Bennett
Evan Greenplate
Jake Calamaro
Chase Phillips
Ayushman Jaiswal
John Updike
Lou Baker
TJ Buck
 

Girls Division All-IJGT Team

Victoria Parker
Sera Tadokoro
Madison Braman
Kelly Whaley
Shannon Brooks
Ankita Kedlaya
Bunyaporn “Nat” Zeng
Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob
Sophie Guo
Kayla Kozak

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, EyeLine Golf and the International Junior Golf Academy.

 

Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Tour Preview

Bridgestone TOC feat image

The IJGT’s biggest, most exciting event of the season, the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, will be held on May 23-25, 2015, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Juniors will compete for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and bragging rights during the three-day, 54-hole event.

Additionally, the Tournament of Champions offers exemptions into a variety of first-class events. The Boys 15-19 Division champion will be invited to the Players Amateur, the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, the International Junior Masters, the North American Junior Amateur and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Beth Daniel Junior Azalea. The runner-up in the Boys 15-19 Division will also receive an exemption to the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea.

Grand Cypress 1

The top-scoring individual in the Girls Division will be invited to the North American Junior Amateur, the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur Championship and the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea. The runner-up in the Girls Division will also receive an exemption to the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea.

The event will begin with a welcome reception for the players and their families. On Sunday evening, the IJGT will announce the All-IJGT Team and Player of the Year for each division during the Night of Champions. Following the final round on Monday, there will be a special TOC Awards Ceremony. Everyone who registers for the Tournament of Champions will also receive a ticket to Universal Studios, ensuring they can have fun both at the park and on the course!

During the tournament, juniors will have the opportunity to play the North & East Nines and the New Course. Unlike other Orlando courses, the North and East Nines test accuracy as opposed to strength and distance. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the North (and South) Nines were opened in 1984 and the East Nine was opened two years later in 1986.

Also designed by Nicklaus, the New Course features challenging bunkers and steep slopes. The course pays homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. The links-style course features double greens, a winding creek and stone bridges. The New Course doesn’t use many bodies of water or clusters of trees to challenge golfers, but it does include 150 pot bunkers, some as deep as 12 feet!

Naturally, the Tournament of Champions features the winners from many IJGT tournament throughout the season. Below is a list of champions from the past season who are competing in this year’s event.

Boys 15-19 Division

Conor Byrne of Dublin, Ireland — IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National and IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall

Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan — Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear

Santiago Diaz of Merida, Mexico — Savannah Junior at The Landings and Carolina Classic at Colleton River

Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan — IJGT College Series at NC State, Major Championship at Dormie Club and the IJGA Invitational. Go was just named the IJGT Player of the Year in the Boys 15-19 Division. He tied for 11th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India — IJGT Oldfield Junior. Jain finished 10th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Michael Jones of Potomac, Md. — IJGA Junior Open at Hershey Country Club

Douglas Kulikowski of Pittsford, N.Y. — College Series at Penn State University

Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan — IJGT Junior at Colleton River and IJGT Lowcountry Open at Oldfield. He tied for 14th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Benjamin Morris of Reisterstown, Md. — Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin

Paul Terminello of White Plains, N.Y. — IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay

Dominic Wagner of Alexandria, Va. — IJGT Battle at Laurel Hill Golf Club

Trey Wren of Suffolk, Va. —  Lowcountry Junior at Wexford Plantation. He tied for 25th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. He will be playing college golf at Temple University next year.

Ryoto Furuya of Alpharetta, Ga., won the Boys 15-19 Division of last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions

Girls Division

Kate Evanko of West Chester, Pa. — IJGT Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club

Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India — IJGT Junior at Colleton River, Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor and IJGT Oldfield Junior

Holly McCann of Raleigh, N.C. — IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall

Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan — IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall, Savannah Junior at The Landings and the IJGA Invitational. She finished 10th in last year’s Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions.

Madison Braman of Loudonville, N.Y. — The Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club and IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay

Boys 14 & Under Division

TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y. — The Architects Cup Presented by the IJGA and St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club

Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa. — Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin

Tristan Galant of Cape Town, South Africa — BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista

Evan Greenplate of Hilton Head Island, S.C. — College Series at Penn State University and IJGT Junior at Palmetto Dunes

Bronson Myers of Columbia, S.C. — Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear

Mikee Ordona of Upland, Calif. — Arizona Open at Wigwam. This will be his fifth consecutive Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions; he finished 16th in last year’s event.

Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C. — IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National

Luke Sample of New York, N.Y. — IJGT Jersey Open at Buena Vista Country Club and Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club

During the tournament, follow the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT for live updates. You can find tee times and view the leaderboard here on the IJGT website or by downloading the IJGT app on your phone or tablet.

St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Mendon – Final results (May 3, 2015)

Parker wins Girls Division by 13 strokes

Reichert wins Boys 15-19 Division by nine strokes 

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Northeast Tour traveled to Mendon, N.Y., to host the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Mendon on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings and exemptions into the International Junior Masters and North American Junior Amateur during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Parker 1Victoria Parker knocked eight strokes off her round one 80 to card a 1-over 72 in the second round and finish with a 152 tournament total. Although she was in second place after the first round, she breezed to victory in the Girls Division, winning by 13 strokes. “I wanted to come out here and make a few errors as I could,” Parker said after the tournament. “My chipping is the strongest part of my game and it helped me this weekend.”

Parker’s second-round 72 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female juniors to card the lowest scores in the final round of an event. Third-place finisher Madison Braman carded three birdies to earn the  EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award, the award presented to the junior to card the most birdies in each division. Braman recorded a 166 tournament total to finish a single stroke behind second-place finisher Sarah Godfrey-Singleton.

Reichert 1Ben Reichert carded a 1-over 72 in the first round and an even-par 71 in the second round to win the Boys 15-19 Division by nine strokes with a 143 tournament total. His round two 71 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for the boys. Reichert birdied the par-5 sixth hole in both rounds and finished the tournament with five total birdies. He used three birdies to card a 2-under 33 on the front nine in the second round.

“I am happy I played well this weekend,” Reichert said after his victory. “I was a little rusty this winter so it was nice to come out here and play well.”

There was a three-way tie for second in the Boys 15-19 Division: Matt Dreimiller, Sean Dain and Danny Gianniny all finished with 152 tournament totals. William Gladstone carded six birdies to win the EyeLine Golf Golden Putter Award.

Buck 1In the Boys 14 & Under Division, TJ Buck walked away with a victory after carding a 155 tournament total.

“I wanted to come out here and stay positive and aggressive,” Buck said after the tournament. “I could have made a few more birdies, but I am happy with how I played this weekend.”

Jude Cummings finished second with a 159 tournament total. Jason Lohwater rounded out the Boys 14 & Under Division finishing third with a 162 tournament total.

The IJGT Northeast Tour will continue tournament play with the IJGA Junior Open at Hershey on May 9-10, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

About the IJGT 

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, morodZ, PURE Grips, EyeLine Golf and the International Junior Golf Academy.

Mendon, NY – Final Results of the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon on May 2-3, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,599 yards Par 71 (72.6/129). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,348 yards, Par 71 (71.1/126). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,818 yards, Par 71 (74.4/134).

International Junior Golf Tour

Rochester Open at Mendon presented by St. John Golf and Fitness Club

Mendon, NY

May 2-3, 2015

 

Boys 15-19 Division- Blue Tees, 6,599 yards, Par 71


1. Ben Reichert, East Amherst, NY *72-71–143

2. Matt Dreimiller, New Hartford, NY *78-74–152

2. Sean Dain, Oswego, NY *77-75–152

2. Danny Gianniny, Rochester, NY *78-74–152

5. Blake Reifsnyder, Sinking Spring, PA *74-80–154

6. Thomas Davis, Binghamton, NY *79-80–159

7. Brad Belote, Lancaster, NY *79-81–160

8. Christopher Mahar, Rochester, NY *82-79–161

8. David Hanes, Elma, NY *78-83–161

10. Mike Donner, Hamburg, NY *84-78–162

10. Joe Morgan, Syracuse, NY *82-80–162

10. Jordan Stein, Lagrangeville, NY *80-82–162

10. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *77-85–162

10. William Gladstone, Rye, NY *77-85–162

15. Gavin Simon, Rochester, NY *81-82–163

16. Andy Bronstein, Pittsford, NY *87-77–164

17. Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY *85-82–167

18. Chris Trifoso, Corning, NY *83-86–169

19. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY *86-84–170

20. Jimmy Ellis, Butler, PA *86-86–172

21. William Fisher, Sodus, NY *86-88–174

22. Chase Cavanaugh, Phoenix, NY *88-87–175

23. Matt Morris, Corning, NY *82-94–176

24. Hunter Phillips, Pittsford, NY *95-95–190


Boys 14 & Under Division- White Tees- 6,348 yards, Par 71


1. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *76-79–155

2. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *77-82–159

3. Jason Lohwater, Rochester, NY *83-79–162

4. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *82-81–163

5. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *81-84–165

6. Daniel Schindler, Pittsford, NY *84-82–166

7. Michael Mandel, New Hartford, NY *84-87–171

8. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *88-89–177

 

DID NOT FINISH

 

WD. Devon Goodbody, Pittsford, NY *128

 

Girls Division- Gold Tees- 5,818 yards, Par 71


1. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *80-72–152

2. Sarah Godfrey-Singleton, Depew, NY *78-87–165

3. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *84-82–166

4. Caroline Yarnall, East Aurora, NY *90-92–182

5. Morgan Bronstein, Pittsford, NY *94-91–185

6. Elena Lopez, Clarence, NY *92-95–187

7. Emily Cunningham, Big Flats, NY *97-107–204

8. Brynn Lohr, Fairport, NY *128-109–237

St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club – Tour Preview

The IJGT Northeast Tour will host the St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club in Rochester, N.Y., on May 2-3, 2015. Juniors will be competing for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings as well as exemptions into the North American Junior Amateur and International Junior Masters.

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In addition to the two-day, 36-hole event for juniors ages 9-19, there were also be a one-day, 9-hole tournament for juniors ages 8-12 as part of the IJGT Discovery Tour. The latter event will take place on Saturday, May 2.

This tournament offers the chance for juniors to play the same course as professional golfers and NCAA athletes; the Mendon Golf Club is regularly a qualifying site for the U.S. Open and will host the 2016 Division III NCAA Men’s Golf Championships.

Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., tops the list of players to watch in the Girls Division. She is seeking her third IJGT victory of the season after winning back-to-back events (the College Series at Penn State University and the MAJOR Championship at Outdoor CC) in October. Caroline Yarnall of East Aurora, N.Y., is looking for her first IJGT victory after finishing second in The Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club in September.

In the Boys 15-19 Division, keep an eye out for Ben Reichert of East Amherst, N.Y., and TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y., who are each looking for their second IJGT wins of the season. Reichert won The Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club in September and Buck won The Architects Cup presented by the IJGA in October. Brad Belote of Lancaster, N.Y., competed against Reichert in The Upstate Challenge and finished third.

Daniel Schindler of Pittsford, N.Y., finished second in the Boys 14 & Under Division of January’s Carolina Classic at Colleton River, but is still looking for his first IJGT victory. James Meyers of Wexford, Pa., has two top-three finishes this season, but also has yet to win an event. He will look for his first victory at the Rochester Open.

During the tournament, follow the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT for live updates and view the leaderboard here on the IJGT website or on the IJGT app on your phone or tablet.

The Architects Cup – Tour Preview

The IJGT Northeast Tour will pay homage to the beginnings of golf while hosting The Architects Cup at The Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J., on April 18-19, 2015.

The unique style of the 6,863 yard par-71 course at The Architects Golf Club reflects back on the history of golf and will offer IJGT members the chance to play 18 different course styles in one location. It boasts a 131 slope, 72.5 rating and the facility includes a practice putting green and driving range.

Architects Club

Each hole aims to emulate a different golf architect’s style without simply copying one of their famous holes. The result is more creative than simple reproduction and offers a fun style that both challenges and excites golfers.

This course is recognized as one of the most challenging and historically significant courses in the Northeast. During the two-day, 36-hole event, juniors will compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings. Competitors in the Boys 15-19 Division and Girls Division will also be competing for AJGA performance stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions.

Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., tops the list of players to watch in the Girls Division as she’ll be playing her home course. She won The Architects Cup Presented by the IJGA in October and tied for second in last April’s Architects Cup. This is her fourth consecutive season competing in an IJGT event at Architects Golf Club. Other players to watch in the Girls Division include Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J., and Lauren Muhlbauer of Newtown, Pa. Gianchandani has one first-place finish and two second-place finishes this season. Muhlbauer has one second-place finish this season.

Also keep an eye on 12-year-olds Tiya Chowdary of Montgomery, N.J., and Yoona Kim of Oradell, N.J. They may be young, but they can play. The pair tied for fifth in the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club at the end of March and will look to outdo one another in the Architects Cup.

Brian Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., will try to earn his first title in the Boys 15-19 Division; he won the Boys 14 & Under Division of the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club in August. Isztwan will be facing a tough field in the Boys 15-19 Division. Other players to watch include Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., who won the Major Championship at Duke University at the end of March and Sanghyeon Park of Oakland Gardens, N.Y., who finished second in the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club, also at the end of March. West Chester, Pa., native Nicholas Gianelos finished a single stroke behind Park to tie for third in the Metropolitan Junior, and will look to defeat him in the Architects Cup.

TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y., won the Boys 14 & Under Division of the Architects Cup Presented by the IJGA in October and will look to add a second Architects title to his resume. Also in the Boys 14 & Under Division, Wayne, Pa., native John Updike and James Meyers of Wexford, Pa., have one second-place finish apiece this season and will aim to earn their first title of the season.

For more information about the event, or to register, click here.

Architects Cup presented by IJGA – Final results (Oct. 5, 2014)

Wentworth earns her first Architects Cup title
Lamond cards the only sub-70 score en route to his victory 

The IJGT’s fall season continued at Architects Golf Club with The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament saw a field of more than 50 juniors competing for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

lamondWith the only sub-70 score of the opening round, Michael Lamond of West Chester, Pa., carried his lead over the Boys 15-19 Division through round two for the win. Lamond began his opening round with an eagle on the par-5 first hole, going on to add three birdies and 11 pars to finish round one with a 2-under 69. With a four-stroke lead over the division, Lamond added four additional birdies in round two to hold off a comeback bid by Mark Benevento of Somers Point, N.J.

Lamond finished with a two-day total of 144, three strokes ahead of Benevento who finished second with a tournament total 147. Benevento’s second round score of 73 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, the award presented to the male and female junior with the lowest score in the final round of the tournament. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was tie between Nick Rencis of Long Valley, N.J., and Liam McGrath of Huntington Valley, Pa., with matching scores of 149.

buckT.J. Buck of Penfield, N.Y., took the first place trophy in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Buck’s opening round of 84 put him in the lead heading into round two and his final round 89 secured his lead for the divisional victory. He added a birdie to each round en route to his win by a margin of more than 20 strokes.

“My coach wanted me to go in with a game plan and I think that has helped me with my rounds,” said Buck.

Logan Snyder of Pottersville, N.J., finished in second in his first ever IJGT event with a two-day total of 200. The highlight of Snyder’s round was a birdie on the par-3 No. 6.

 

 

 

wentworthAllyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., broke free from a tie with Megan McLean of Lebanon, N.J., in round two to secure her first ever Architects Cup title. The pair shared the lead following round one with matching scores of 1-over 72. Wentworth went on to card par or better on eight of nine holes on her front nine and added a final birdie on her back nine for a second score of 72. Wentworth’s tournament total 144 awarded her her first title in three Architects Cup appearances.

“I played really well this weekend. I let a couple shots get away from me, but overall I was very happy with how I played,” said Wentworth.

In second was Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J., with a two-day total of 147. Victoria Parker of Lewiston, N.Y., and McLean shared third, both recording scores of 150. Gianchandani’s second round even-par score of 71 earned her the girl’s Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

The IJGT will continue tournament play on October 11-12, 2014. The Southeast Tour will host the Florida Junior at Disney Resort and the Northeast Tour will host the IJGT Junior Open at Pelham Bay. To sign up for these events, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

Lopatcong, NJ. – Final Results of the Upstate Challenge at Brook Lea Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 27-28, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,724 yards Par 71 (72.8./129). Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,121 yards, Par 71 (71.4/136). Girls Division: Gold Tees – 5,701 yards, Par 71 (75.3/133).

International Junior Golf Tour
Architects Cup Presented by the IJGT
Lopatcong, New Jersey
October 4-5, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,724 yards, Par 71

1. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *69-75–144
2. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ *74-73–147
3. Nick Rencis, Long Valley, NJ *75-74–149
3. Liam McGrath, Huntingdon Valley, PA *73-76–149
5. Will Rand, New York, NY *73-78–151
6. Paul Terminello, White Plains, NY *77-75–152
7. Matthew Cocorikis, Monroe township, NJ *75-78–153
8. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *78-76–154
9. Zackary Potten, Wharton, NJ *78-77–155
9. Matthew Galindo, Smithtown, NY *74-81–155
11. Brendon Kim, Rivervale, NJ *79-77–156
11. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *77-79–156
13. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *81-76–157
13. Tommy Hayes, Long Valley, NJ *78-79–157
13. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ *77-80–157
16. Park Sanghyeon, Oakland Gardens, NY *79-79–158
16. Brendan Haselton, Sayville, NY *75-83–158
18. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA *83-76–159
18. Trey Croney, Bryn Mawr, PA *78-81–159
20. Leo Hernandez, Stewartsville, NJ *85-75–160
20. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *82-78–160
20. Andrew Nappi, Glen Rock, NJ *77-83–160
23. Clifford Lindholm, Montclair, NJ *84-77–161
23. Ryan Zogby, New Hartford, NY *81-80–161
23. Jack Cornforth, South Hamilton, MA *78-83–161
26. Matt Gentile, Chatham, NJ *82-83–165
26. William Podbela, Muttontown, NY *82-83–165
28. Griffin Carroll, Chatham, NJ *85-81–166
29. Kyle Macklin, Skillman, NJ *84-83–167
30. Cole Tavani, Tuxedo Park, NY *89-79–168
30. Daniel Cozzi, Westport, CT *81-87–168
32. Garrett Mooney, Westfield, NJ *88-83–171
33. Bennett Perrine, West Windsor, NJ *84-88–172
34. Sean Taylor, Westfield, NJ *86-88–174

Did Not Finish
David McDaniel, New York, NY *DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Trevor King, Huntington, NY * (Rule 6-3a)
Peter Walter, Westfield, NJ *86-JWD
Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *88-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Chris Tohir, New Canaan, CT *85-DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Boys 14 & Under Division- Gold Tees, 6,121 yards, Par 71

1. TJ Buck, Penfield, NY *84-89–173
2. Logan Snyder, Pottersville, NJ *92-108–200

Girls Division- Blue Tees, 5,701 yards, Par 71

1. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *72-72–144
2. Ami Gianchandani, Short Hills, NJ *76-71–147
3. Victoria Parker, Lewiston, NY *78-72–150
3. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *72-78–150
5. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *79-80–159
6. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *82-79–161
7. Isabel Gonzalez, Bloomfield, NJ *77-85–162
8. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *80-83–163
9. Sayaka Carpenter, East Brunswick, NJ *87-86–173
10. Samantha Cytron, Montclair, NJ *110-108–218