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109 Players at the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions

 

 Orlando, Fla..– The International Junior Golf Tour ended their 2015-2016 season in Orlando, Fla. with the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. This weekend the tour also celebrated the All IJGT Team, top ten players in each division, at The Groove at Universal City Walk. The IJGT had 24 countries and 18 states represent this weekend at Grand Cypress Resort. The three-day tournament had sunny skies and humid temperatures. Each player competed for AJGA Stars, and National Rankings.

 

 

In the Boys 15-19 Division, the Tournament of Champions had 7 boys under-par for tournament. Louis-Francois Charpentier, from Winter Garden, Fla., took the championship by one stroke. Charpentier had 12 birdies over the past three days, and carded a total of 208, (69, 66, 73). There was a tie for second place between Ryoto Furuya and Carlos Marrero. Marrero and Furuya shot a total of 209, one stroke behind the champion. Furuya, from Alpharetta, G.A., carded 67, 69, 73, for the three days with 15 birdies and an eagle. Marrero carded 70, 69, 70, with 11 birdies and also an eagle.

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“It feels awesome to win my last junior tournament. I chose the IJGT as my last tournament because of the top venues and strong fields. The tournament this weekend was very well ran and the course was in great shape. I’m not surprised on how I played, I stayed patient and was pleased with the outcome. This summer I will be getting ready to play college golf at Rollins College and qualifying for the RBC Candian Open,” commented Charpentier.

 

The Boys 14 and Under Division had 12 players compete this weekend. Kaito Kitazoe, of Nara, Japan, shot even for tournament; a total of 216. He carded 73, 68, 75, with 10 birdies and an eagle. Behind Kitazoe was Grant Gobezie. Gobezie, from Hunting Valley, O.H., who shot a total of 221; 73, 77, 71. Coming in third was Alec Nachmann who shot a total of 224.

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“I played really well, I played as best as I could this weekend. I liked how my 8 iron was working, I hit it far and it goes really high. The course was amazing, simply beautiful. The fairways were well manicured and the greens were challenging. I loved everything about this course,” said Kitazoe.

 

 

In the Girls Division, 29 girls competed for the Championship. Kayla Kozak, of Bluffton, S.C., kept the first place title for all three days, and she was also the IJGT Player of the Year. Kozak carded a total of 214 with 7 birdies and 3 eagles. Over the three days Kozak kept her scores under par by shooting 71, 72, 71. Behind Kozak was Ximena Gonzalez of Queretaro, Mexico. Gonzalez shot 72, 73, 75, a total of 220 Yukie Sasaki of Hiroshima, Japan, battled back to take the third place title this weekend. Sasaki carded a total of 221 with 13 birdies.

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“I stayed with my process this weekend, I focused on not getting ahead of myself. The three-day tournament was very tiring, I was feeling really dehydrated. I made sure I drank a lot of water and got to bed early. The three day tournament was great preparation for college golf. This summer I’m going to focus on my process. I will take it one shot at a time and keep playing tournaments, I just will stay driven,” Kozak said.

 

 

Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the low final round, presented by Clazic Belts. For the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions two players received the award.

Kayla Kozak: 71

Ryan Daughtery: 69

 

Final Results of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress were conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on May 28-30.

Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees- 6,698 par 72 (71.2/119). Boys 14 &Under Division: Blue Tees-6,205 (69.4/115). Girls Division: White Tees-5,880 (72.3/120).

 

Boys 15-19 Division

1. Louis-Francois Charpentier, Winter Garden, FL *69-66-73–208

2. Ryoto Furuya, Alpharetta, GA, *67-69-73–209

2. Carlos Marrero, Valencia, Venezuela, *70-69-70–209

4. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan *71-70-70–211

5. Sampson Zheng, Kissimmee, FL *70-72-70-212

6. Ian Peng, Chang Hua, Taiwan *71-72-71–214

7. HaoHua Zhang, Howey in the Hills, FL *75-70-70–215

8. Saptak Talwar, New Delhi, India *73-73-70–216

9. Kosuke Suzuki, Noda *72-70-75–217

9. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan *70-72-75–217

11. Luis Pons, Leon, Mexico *72-73-73–218

11. Connor Creasy, Abingdon, VA *76-70-72–218

11. Lino Galdin, Nesmy, France *78-70-70–218

14. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *73-68-78–219

14. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *74-71-74–219

14. Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India *76-70-73–219

17. Mashengjun Li, Shanghai, China *75-71-74–220

17. Blaise Vanitvelt, Flint, MI *72-74-74–220

19. Colin Caporal, Gainesville, VA *75-72-74–221

20. Dong Jin Park, Seoul, South Korea *75-77-70–222

20. Luigi Wong, Baguio City, Philippines *74-78-70–222

20. Gray Johnston, Saint Simons Island, GA *73-79-70–222

20. Tianyu Wu, Beijing, China *73-74-75–222

24. Colton Tanner, Park City, UT *75-72-76–223

25. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *75-72-77–224

25. David Fu, Zhengzhou, China *75-72-77–224

27. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *76-75-74–225

28. Won Jun Choi, Seoul, South Korea *79-68-79–226

28. Conor Byrne, Dublin, Ireland *76-74-76–226

30. Samuel Cudjoe, Bethel, Trinidad and Tobago *75-80-72–227

30. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ *77-77-73–227

32. Ryan Dougherty, Wexford, PA *82-77-69–228

32. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *80-75-73–228

32. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *75-78-75–228

32. Chun Yan Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *78-72-78–228

36. Gordan Brixi, Potomac, MD *80-75-74–229

36. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *76-76-77–229

38. Feng Chen, Beijing, China *81-73-77–231

39. Jack O’Donovan, Pittsford, NY *76-79-77–232

39. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *73-79-80–232

41. Jake Raichle, Bethlehem, NH *75-79-79–233

42. Chase Goff, Annapolis, MD *79-74-81–234

43. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *82-79-74–235

44. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *82-77-77–236

44. Marc Sabria, Barcelona, Spain *82-75-79–236

44. Demetrius Johnson, Anchorage, AK *79-79-78–236

47. Luke Fayocavitz, Clarks Summit, PA *82-77-79–238

48. Philip Chen, Taiwan, Taipei *80-78-81–239

49. Daniel Song, Beijing, China *81-79-80–240

50. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *79-83-79–241

50. Kevin Ying, Dallas, TX *78-84-79–241

52. Thomas Pfoestl, Schenna, Italy *88-80-74–242

52. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *84-79-79–242

52. Max Castaneda, Mexico City, Mexico *85-75-82–242

52. Connor Downey, Franklin, TN *83-77-82–242

56. Connor McArdle, Oviedo, FL*90-78-77–245

57. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *75-92-81-248

57. Jaydon Pang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *83-83-82–248

57. Xiaofeng Hu, Qiang Dao, China *81-88-79–248

60. Will Klein, Bethesda, MD *84-83-83–250

61. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *84-85-84–253

62. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *85-81-88–254

63. Adam Shilling, North Palm Beach, FL *85-87-83–255

64. Holden Neeves, Bradenton, FL *85-84-87–256

65. Greg Shen, Vancouver, Canada *92-82-86–260

66. Estevan Valdes, Wellington, FL *87-91-85–263

67. Rekgabile Nyhonyha, Johannesberg, South Africa *89-87-88–264

68. John McCallum, Saint Simons Island, GA *90-87-89–266

 

Girls Division

 

1. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *71-72-71–214

2. Ximena Gonzalez, Queretaro, Mexico *72-73-75–220

3. Yukie Sasaki, Hiroshima, Japan *73-76-72–221

4. Ankita Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *72-79-73–224

5. Claire Albrecht, Ormond Beach, FL *75-72-79–226

6. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *74-76-77–227

6. Siyan Chen, Hanzhou City, China *76-74-77–227

8. Jasmine Chee, Hong Kong, China *77-76-75–228

8. Tracy Lee, Seoul, South Korea *74-76-78–228

10. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *79-79-73–231

11. Rou Yin, Zhejiang, China *77-74-81–232

12. Tiana Cruz, Kingston, Jamaica *76-77-80–233

12. Ananya Datar, Bluffton, SC *77-82-74–233

14. Renata Fierro, Yucatan, Mexico *79-76-80–235

15. Greer Valaquenta, Bradenton, FL *77-74-85–236

16. Suthisa Uenghiranpaisan, Bangkok, Thailand *78-76-84–238

17. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *83-81-76–240

18. Julia Kashimura, Orlando, FL *85-77-81–243

18. Sophia Burnett, Bluffton, SC *82-84-77-243

20. Ananya Barthakur, Bluffton, SC *84-81-80-245 +29

21. Meredith Langs, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-85-81–249

22. Katya King, Celebration, FL *81-90-79–250

23. Angela Rivera, El Conchal, Alvarado *83-85-83–251

24. Haley Danford, Longwood, FL *83-86-91–260

25. Alle Galla, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *90-87-94–271

26. Camila Burnett, Bluffton, SC *94-94-85–273

27. Yiqing Gong, Upper Saddle River, NJ *88-94-92–274

28. Ava Marano, Jupiter, FL *96-90-91–277

29. Izzy Galla, Palm Beach Gardens, FL *103-91-87–281

 

Boys 14 and Under Division

 

1. Kaito Kitazoe, Nara, Japan *73-68-75–216

2. Grant Gobezie, Hunting Valley, OH *73-77-71–221

3. Alec Nachmann, Boca Raton, FL *75-71-78–224

4. Collier Curd, Bowling Green, KY *74-77-74–225

5. Mikee Ordona, Upland, CA *74-75-77–226

6. Alex Gu, Darien, CT *78-77-75–230

7. Johnny Wright, Orlando, FL *82-71-79–232

8. AJ Jaiswal, Wesley Chapel, FL *82-79-78–239

9. Luke Sample, New York, NY *85-79-76–240

10. Will Whittaker, Palm Beach Gardens *79-77-85–241

11. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *83-81-78–242

12. Amal Jha, Noida, India *92-87-84–263

 

Boys 15- 19 Division has a one hole play-off. Kweon Claims Girls Division

International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Presents

The Spring Architects Cup at Architects GC

Lopatcong, N.J.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Boys 15- 19 Division has one hole play-off.

Kweon claims Girls Division. 

Lopatcong, N.J.– The International Junior Golf Tour continued their series in Lopatcong, N.J. for the Spring Architects Cup. Finally feeling like spring, over a 100 players competed this weekend. Players competed for National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The top five players in each division earned preferred entry into any IJGT Major Championship and the Champions of each division earned an invitation to the 2016 IJGT Tournament of Champions.

The Boys 15-19 Division had an exciting round two, with two players fighting for the championship that resulted in a playoff. Matt Graeff and DJ Griffiths both shot a one under par to compete in the play off. Graeff, from Blue Bell, P.A., had a round one score of 70 and shot even par on round two. Griffiths, of Binghamton, N.Y., fired a 73 in round one and had a comeback in round two carding a 68. Graeff claimed the champion title after a one hole playoff, where he had a birdie. Right behind the leaders, there was a tie for third. Andrew Lombardo and James McHugh shot even par to tie.

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“The course was scoreable and I didn’t want to get ahead of myself. The best shot I had during the tournament was my tee shot on 16. I hit a great tee shot and stuck my second shot from 170 yards. It was the best shot because I knew where I stood and it was a pressure moment. Being the champion feels great because you always envision yourself in a playoff and winning it,” said Graeff.

With eleven boys competing in the Boys 14 & Under Division, Maxwell Sorger took the first place title home. Sorger, of Montclair, N.J., shot a 9 over par, a total of 151. Coming in 3 strokes behind Sorger was Jude Cummings. Cummings, of Pittsford, N.Y., shot a total of 154. Stephen Lorenzo, of Lower Gwynedd, P.A., took the third place title with a total of 156.

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“My mind set was simple; come in and put up a good number, and if I did that I would have a chance. My best shot was my second shot on 18, I hit it close from 170 yards and made the birdie putt. I credit my short-to-mid irons for my win today,” remarked Sorger.

The Girls Division also had the top three players at a close range. Shooting a three-over par was Jessie Kweon. Kweon, of Little Neck, N.Y., had five birdies and nothing higher than a bogey. One stroke behind the leader was Katie Lee. Lee, of Ringoes, N.J., fired a total of 146. There was a tie for third place between Caroline Hodge and Esther Park. Both girls shot six-over par, a total of 148.

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Each tournament the IJGT recognizes the Low Final round thanks to our sponsor Clazic Belts. At the Spring Architects Cup the winners were:

Caroline Hodge– 72

Esther Park– 72

DJ Griffiths- 68

John Updike– 68

The IJGT will continue the Spring 2016 Season with The Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes in Hardeeville, S.C.. Players will compete for IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Performance Stars, and National Rankings. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

Final Results of the The Spring Architects Cup conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on April 17- 18, 2016. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,712 yards Par 71 (71.8/129). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 5,990 yards, Par 71 (68.8/125). Girls Division: White Tees – 5,731 yards, Par 71 (74.2/132).

 

International Junior Golf Tour

The Spring Architects Cup

Lopatcong, NJ

April 16-17, 2016

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,712 yards, Par 71

1. x-Matt Graeff, Blue Bell, PA *70-71–141

2. DJ Griffiths, Binghamton, NY *73-68–141

3. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *69-73–142

3. James McHugh, Rye, NY *70-72–142

5. John Updike, Wayne, PA *75-68–143

5. Austin Fox, Delmar, NY *74-69–143

5. Jon Petrin, Cicero, NY *72-71–143

8. Brendan Hansen, Spring Lake, NJ *77-69–146

8. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *73-73–146

8. Ryan McCarthy, Rockville Center, NY *72-74–146

8. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *71-75–146

12. Nicholas Mejia, Woodstock, MD *75-72–147

12. Chris Tanabe, Sewickley, PA *71-76–147

14. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *77-71–148

14. Kevin Scherr, Nazareth, PA *74-74–148

14. Tim Lorenzo, Maple Glen, PA *73-75–148

17. Stephen Cerbara, Langhorne, PA *77-72–149

17. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *73-76–149

19. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *76-74–150

19. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *75-75–150

19. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *74-76–150

19. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *74-76–150

23. Dominic Sampedro, Leesburg, VA *73-78–151

23. Alex Lawson, Pittsburgh, PA *72-79–151

25. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *76-76–152

25. John Del Priore, Yorktown, NY *73-79–152

27. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *75-78–153

28. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *78-76–154

28. Jordan Bessalel, Bethesda, MD *77-77–154

28. Ryan Dougherty, Wexford, PA *75-79–154

28. Joe Tammaro, West Islip, NY *73-81–154

32. Michael Paduano, Shrewsbury, NJ *80-75–155

32. Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *77-78–155

32. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *74-81–155

35. Nolan Forsman, Larchmont, NY *81-75–156

35. Phil James, Blue Bell, PA *79-77–156

35. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *79-77–156

35. Campbell Wolf, Mechanicsburg, PA *78-78–156

35. Matthew Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *77-79–156

35. Andrew Perry, Basking Ridge, NJ *76-80–156

41. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *83-74–157

41. Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ *76-81–157

43. Benjamin Steenland, Spring Lake, NJ *80-79–159

43. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *81-78–159

43. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *80-79–159

43. Davis Rosato, Villanova, PA *80-79–159

43. David Colleran, Radnor, PA *80-79–159

43. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *78-81–159

49. Michael Lubrani, Belle Vernon, PA *80-80–160

49. Tyler Senior, Upper Saddle River, NJ *77-83–160

51. Brandon Jensen, Ambler, PA *77-85–162

52. William Huang, Princeton, NJ *82-82–164

52. Danny Goetze, Cornwall on Hudson, NY *85-79–164

54. Cj Augustin, West Harrison, NY *87-80–167

55. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *83-86–169

56. Liam Bourke, Chatham, NJ *82-88–170

57. James Bucknam, Chatham, NJ *89-86–175

58. Curt Tauck, Westport, CT *91-89–180

59. Sam Bakaletz, Mountainside, NJ *105-91–196

DID NOT FINISH

Brett Loy, Stephens City, VA *78- WD

Tyler Ward, Middletown, DE *81- WD

Girls Division – White Tees, 5,731 yards, Par 71

1. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *72-73–145

2. Katie Lee, Ringoes, NJ *73-73–146

3. Caroline Hodge, Larchmont, NY *76-72–148

3. Esther Park, Wilmington, DE *76-72–148

5. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *76-73–149

5. Eunice Kim, Edgewater, NJ *76-73–149

7. Kaitlyn Lee, Scarsdale, NY *77-74–151

7. Yoona Kim, Oradell, NJ *78-73–151

7. Charlotte Simpson, Towson, MD *75-76–151

10. Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, DE *78-74–152

11. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *77-76–153

11. Taylor Miano, Dobbs Ferry, NY *77-76–153

13. Rylie Heflin, Avondale, PA *79-75–154

13. Sophia Bae, Norwood, NJ *76-78–154

15. Erin Holmes, Cumberland, ME *78-77–155

15. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *76-79–155

17. Samantha Yao, Berwyn, PA *80-77–157

17. Rosey Li, Belle Mead, NJ *80-77–157

19. Alice Hodge, Larchmont, NY *78-80–158

20. Gracie Stillman, Lancaster, PA *83-76–159

20. Nina Kouchi, New Hope, PA *76-83–159

22. Malini Rudra, Syosset, NY *82-83–165

23. Megha Ganne, Holmdel, NJ *89-79–168

23. Jessica Meyers, Wexford, PA *84-84–168

25. Olivia Raihl, Wernersville, PA *86-86–172

26. Devyani Kalra, Short hills, NJ *88-85–173

27. Marissa Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *92-82–174

28. Amisha Kalra, Short hills, NJ *97-85–182

29. Fnu Baiyunqiqige, Upper Saddle River, NJ *98-99–197

Boys 14 & Under Division- Blue Tees, 5.990 Yards, Par 71

1. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, NJ *78-73–151

2. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY *78-76–154

3. Stephen Lorenzo, Lower Gwynedd, PA *82-74–156

4. Edmund Broderick, Bayonne, NJ *77-80–157

5. Patrick Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *77-81–158

6. Edmund Trang, New York, NY *83-76–159

7. Douglas Beney, Rye, NY *81-80–161

7. Yida Wang, Potomac, MD *76-85–161

9. Steven Lee, Scarsdale, NY *85-79–164

10. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *89-82–171

11. Jack Nevins, Montclair, NJ *89

Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Tour Preview

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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.

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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.

Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Round two recap

Round two of the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions took place on May 25th, 2014 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. This season-ending event brought competitors from all over the world with 15 countries and 17 U.S. states being represented. In round two, the Boys 15-19 division took on the  New Course and the Girls division and the Boys 14 & Under division played on the East/North Course. The hot weather continued as temperatures stayed in the 90s for the majority of the day. Some of the division leaders from round one maintained their lead, while new faces worked their way up the leaderboard. In review, divisional leaders’ rounds in numbers are below.

 

Ryoto Furuya of Wesley Chapel, Fla. is the current leader in the Boys 15-19 division. His round in numbers:

67 – Furuya’s 5-under-par score on the New Course. His total after round two is 135.

6 – number of total birdies on the day

1 – an eagle on the 483-yard par-5, hole no. 17

9 – nine strokes under par after 36 holes.

Cara Basso of Downingtown, Pa., is tied for the lead in the girls division with Kornkamol Sukaree of Bangkok, Thailand. Their round in numbers are below.

Basso’s round two numbers:

75 – Basso’s 3-over-par score for round two. Her total after round two is 146.

2 – number of birdies during round two

9 – streak of consecutive pars on holes 16-6

1 – 1-under-par throughout the 4 par-5 holes on the East/North Course.

Sukaree’s round two numbers:

73 – Sukaree’s 1-over-par score for round two. Her total after round two is 146.

3 – number of birdies during round two

34 – Sukaree’s 2-under-par score on the East Course, her final nine holes of round two.

1 – Sukaree’s first IJGT event

Atsuya Oishi of Hiroshima, Japan still leads the Boys 14 & Under division. His round in numbers:

76 – Oishi’s 4-over-par score for round two. His total after round two is 143.

3 – three stroke lead in the division

3 – number of birdies during round two

38 – Oishi shot 2-over-par on each nine holes of the East and North Course, +4 throughout round two.

 

For full round one results of the Bridgestone Tournament of Championsclick here.

For round two pairings of the Boys 15-19 division at the Bridgestone Tournament of Championsclick here.

For round two pairings of the Boys 14 & Under and Girls divisions at the Bridgestone Tournament of Championsclick here.

 

The third and final round will be on Monday, May 26, 2014 with tee times starting again at 7:30 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter and download the IJGT app for live scoring and up-to-the-minute updates of the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions as the tournament continues.

 

 

Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Round one recap

Round one of the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions took place on May 24th, 2014 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. This season-ending event brought competitors from all over the world with 15 countries and 17 U.S. states being represented. In round one, the Boys 15-19 division was contested on the East/North Course while the Girls division and the Boys 14 & Under division were on the New Course. The weather was hot and humid with temperatures reaching into the 90s. The field of 130 competitors battled the heat and managed to put up some impressive numbers.  In review, divisional leaders’ rounds in numbers are below.

Ryoto Furuya of Wesley Chapel, Fla. is currently leading the Boys 15-19 division. His round in numbers:

68 – Furuya’s 4-under-par score on the East/North Course

5 – total number of birdies on the day

1 – his last finish in an IJGT event, first place at the Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass 

33 – his back nine score, 3-under-par

In the Girls division, Cara Basso of Downingtown, Pa., is leading the division after round one. Her round in numbers:

71 – Basso’s 1-under-par score on the New Course

11 – total number of pars on the day

4 – total number of birdies on the day

3 – Basso has three top-5 finishes this season, her best being first place at The Final Challenge at Hershey Links 

Atsuya Oishi of Hiroshima, Japan leads the Boys 14 & Under division. His round in numbers:

67 – Oishi’s 5-under-par score on the New Course

5 – total number of birdies on the day

12 – Oishi’s age,  12 years old

3 – his score on the 533-yard par-5, the only player in the division to make an eagle on hole no. 15

 

For full round one results of the Bridgestone Tournament of Championsclick here.

For round two pairings of the Boys 15-19 division at the Bridgestone Tournament of Championsclick here.

For round two pairings of the Boys 14 & Under and Girls divisions at the Bridgestone Tournament of Championsclick here.

 

Round two will be on Sunday, May 25, 2014 with tee times starting again at 7:30 a.m. Be sure to follow @IJGT on Twitter for live, up-to-the-minute updates of the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions as the tournament continues.

 

Season-end Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions – Tour Preview

As the 2013-2014 season comes to a close, the IJGT will host its  biggest and most exciting tournament of the season. Each tournament of the season leads to the IJGT Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions which will be held on May 24-26, 2014 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla. The three-day, 54-hole event will offer the coveted title of champion. In addition to the championship title, juniors will compete for national rankings.

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The Jack Nicklaus-inspired courses of Grand Cypress Resort, East/North Course and New Course will play host to an extensive field of juniors seeking victory. The East/North courses offer everything from sharply ledged fairways to greens located in tricky mazes of sand and water for an entertaining challenge. The New Course pays homage to the signature courses of Scotland featuring deep pot bunkers and stone walls and bridges. 

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As the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions draws some of the IJGT’s finest juniors, watch for leaders of the tour rankings to compete for the title. Geuntae Kim of Daegu, South Korea, leads the IJGT Tour Rankings and will look to make the Tournament of Champions his fifth season win. Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, is in a close second in the tour rankings and also seeks the championship title after finishing fifth at the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear. Rounding out the top three of the Boys 15-19 Tour Rankings, James Nicholas of Scarsdale, N.Y., will look to bring home the trophy to continue his three-tournament winning streak.

The Boys 14 & Under Division will also feature fierce competition as Karl Vilips of Melbourne, Australia, Joe Parrini of York, Pa., and Chase Ingram of Bluffton, S.C., battle for the title. Vilips leads the divisional tour rankings with an impressive eight first-place finishes while Parrini adds five of his own sitting in second place. Ingram is not far behind in the tour rankings in fourth, securing a valuable win at the SC Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Golden Bear on May 3-4, 2014.

Don’t take your eyes of the Girls Division either – both Rei Nakatani of Tokyo, Japan, and Yeji Shin of Norwood, N.J., sit in the top five of the IJGT Tour Rankings. Nakatani looks to improve upon her eighth-place finish in the 2013 Tournament of Champions this year and will battle against Shin who will appear in her first Tournament of Champions.

There is still an opportunity to join the competition! If you have not yet registered to play in the biggest event of the year, click here to do so today!

IJGT Alum, Stephanie Meadow, earns Medalist honors in Puerto Rico

Stephanie Meadow Shares Medalist Honors at Lady Puerto Rico Classic

Stephanie Meadow’s win at the 2014 Lady Puerto Rico Classic was featured on University of Alabama’s athletic page Tuesday, February 18th. Meadow, an IJGT alum and current senior at the University of Alabama, earned co-medalist honors at the 2014 Lady Puerto Rico Classic on the par-72, 6,191-yard River Course at the Wyndham Rio Resort and Mar Country Club. Meadow shot her second straight 4-under-par 68 on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to grab her ninth career victory, increasing her record to three-times more wins than any player in Alabama history.

Stephanie Meadow shoots another 68 to earn a share of medalist honors in Puerto Rico.Image Courtesy of RollTide.com

Meadow began the tournament coming off a victory at her last event, The Landfall Tradition on Oct. 25-27, 2013, and looks to continue her streak at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at English Turn Country Club in New Orleans on Feb. 23-25, 2014.

Meadow was a top performer on the IJGT in her days as a junior golfer. Her most impressive victory came at Grand Cypress Resort, where she won the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions firing a 4-under-par 212 total.