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IJGT ELITE: May 6, 2015

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April 29-May 5, 2015

The NCAA DI Men’s Golf Regional Championships selections were announced on the Golf Channel on Monday, May 4, 2015. To see the full list, click here. The IJGT is proud to have a number of alums competing in the six 54-hole regional tournaments to be held May 14-16. The winners from the regional championships will advance to the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3. Below is a list of IJGT ELITE members selected to participate as individuals in the regional championships.

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Hosted by UNC Chapel Hill

J.T. Poston (Western Carolina)

Trey Rule (Mercer)

Isaiah Logue (Liberty)

The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Sante Fe, California

Hosted by the University of San Diego

George Cunningham (Arizona)

Gold Mountain Golf Club — Bremerton, Washington

Hosted by the University of Washington

Alex Franklin (Oregon State)

Jordan Rodgers (Brigham Young)

The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut

Hosted by Yale University

Brandon Matthews (Temple)

Kevin Kramarski (Iona)

Marika Liu (Yale) will be competing as an individual in the NCAA DI Women’s Golf Regional Championship at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The tournament, hosted by the University of Texas, San Antonio, will be held on May 7-9.

In other exciting news, the USA GOLF Federation announced on Thursday that Beau Hossler was one of four golfers chosen to represent the United States when golf debuts at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this July. A sophomore on the University of Texas golf team, Hossler won the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships. To read the rest of the announcement, and learn more about the Pan Am Games, click here.

Ben Schlottman became the first freshman in Auburn history to be named All-SEC first team! He was also named the SEC freshman of the year. To read more, click here.

John Chaney, senior captain of the Wittenberg Tigers’ men’s golf team, earned the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)’s Bob Nye Award, awarded annually to the NCAC Championship medalist. He and the Tigers earned their sixth consectutive NCAA DIII tournament berth; they will be competing at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., on May 12-15.

Have a news tip about an IJGT alum? Let us know by sending an email to kira.jones@juniorsports.com!

IJGT ELITE: April 22, 2015

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IJGT ELITE News

April 8-21, 2015

Big Break 2The IJGT ELITE has been performing well at all levels over the past two weeks. First of all, the IJGT would like to congratulate Richy Werenski and Justin Martinson making it to the final round of Golf Channel’s Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL. In the end, Werenski took home the crown (and an exemption to the 2015 Barbasol Championship!), but it was a win-win for us as both competitors are IJGT alums!

Also at the professional level, five IJGT alums–Zac Blair, Matt Every, Morgan Hoffmann, Webb Simpson and Daniel Summerhays–made the cut in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage last week! Hoffmann had the best finish of the group, tying for ninth. It was especially exciting to see the IJGT ELITE perform so well in the Heritage because many current IJGT members acted as standard bearers during the tournament.

IJGT ELITE members racked up a variety of awards at the collegiate level. Freshman Matt Barto was named the Gannon University Men’s Student-Athlete of the Month for the second time this season. Mercer University senior Trey Rule finished fourth overall at the Southern Conference Championship and earned All-Conference honors. Auburn freshman Ben Schlottman‘s 8-under runner-up finish at the SEC Championship was the best in Tigers history for a freshman. Schlottman’s team-low 69.66 stroke average is ranked fourth in the SEC. He had four top-five finishes in six tournaments this season. USF sophomore Rigel Fernandes was named the American Men’s Golf Player of the Week after earning his first individual championship of the year at the Irish Creek Collegiate in Kannapolis, N.C.

And finally, at the high school level, Phillipsburg High School junior Allyson Wentworth won her second consecutive Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Golf Tournament. She won with a par on the first sudden-death playoff hole. Wentworth has accepted a full golf scholarship offer from the University of Akron.

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Eagles galore for IJGT ELITE in NCAA competition

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March 18-24, 2015

The IJGT ELITE had plenty to celebrate this weekend including multiple players carding multiple eagles in NCAA tournaments. The IJGT would like to wish a special congratulations to Texas’ Beau Hossler, who carded three eagles during the Linger Longer Invitational, including two in the first nine holes of the tournament. Below are some additional highlights from the past week’s play:

Schenkel Invitational – Statesboro, GA – March 20-21, 2015

Ben Schlottman (Auburn) tied for second with an 11-under 205 tournament total. He recorded a 6-under 66 in round one. Schlottman carded two eagles during the tournament on the par-5 seventh hole in round one and the par-5 18th hole in round two.

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) also recorded an 11-under 205 tournament total to tie for second. He found particular success on the par-5 seventh hole, which he eagled in rounds one and two and birdied in the third round.

Linger Longer Invitational – Greensboro, GA – March 21-22, 2015

Beau Hossler (Texas) finished second with a 12-under 2014 tournament total to lead the Longhorns to their third consecutive victory. It was Hossler’s third consecutive top-two finish. He had three eagles during the tournament coming on the par-5 holes No. 2 and 6 in round one and the par-5 18th hole in round three.

Trey Rule (Mercer) tied for fourth with an 8-under 208 tournament total. He finished the tournament strong carding an eagle on the par-5 18th hole in round three.

Desert Shootout – Goodyear, AZ – March 19-21, 2015

Brock Drogosch (Kansas) tied for second with a 10-under 206 tournament total to lead the Jayhawks to victory. He carded an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole in round one.

Chris Korte (Denver) tied for sixth with a 9-under 207 tournament total. He carded two eagles in round two on the par-5 fifth and 11th holes.

Low Country Intercollegiate – Hilton Head Island, SC – March 21-22, 2015

Jordan Lippetz (Princeton) tied for first with a 2-over 146 tournament total to lead the Tigers to victory.

Larissa Carter (Radford) tied for sixth with a 9-over 153 tournament total.

Joe Duncan Rhodes Invitational – Germantown, TN – March 22-23, 2015

Jane Hopkinson-Wood (Wittenberg) carded a 2-over 146 tournament total to win and lead her team to victory. She recorded low round scores in both rounds.

Valspar Collegiate – Tallahassee, FL – March 23-24, 2015

Rigel Fernandes (South Florida) tied for sixth with a 3-under 210 tournament total. He carded a 5-under 66 in the first round and had three consecutive birdies in both the first and second rounds.

Briar’s Creek Invitational – John’s Island, SC –March 23-24, 2015

Ellen Ceresko (Penn State) tied for sixth with a 1-over 217 tournament total. She made par or better on every hole but one in the third round. She carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 9 through 11 in round three.

The Duck Invitational – Eugene, OR – March 23-24, 2015

Max Rottluff (Arizona State) carded a 3-under 213 to finish second and help lead the Sun Devils to their fourth title of the season. He recorded an eagle on the par-5 13th hole in round one.

Alberto Sanchez (Arizona State) tied for fifth with a 1-over 217 tournament total.

Ryann Ree (San Diego State) finished 10th with a 2-over 218 tournament total. He made par or better on every hole in the third round.

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IJGT ELITE: March 18, 2015

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IJGT ELITE News

March 10-17, 2015

Members of the IJGT ELITE competed in tournaments across the country over the past week. Three IJGT alums–Karen Chung, Kyung Kim and Annie Park–who are now members of the University of Southern California’s women’s golf team, helped lead the Trojans to victory in the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. Chung made par or better on every hole in round one on her way to a 5-under 67. Meanwhile, in Primm, Nev., Carl Jonson carded a 15-under 201 in the Jackrabbit Invitational, good for third place. And, in Southport, N.C., Matt Barto came out of the gate hot winning his first tournament of the spring season, the St. James Plantation Invite. Below are some highlights from the IJGT ELITE’s performances this past week:

Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters — Las Vegas, NV — March 9-11, 2015

Beau Hossler (Texas) tied for second with a 9-under 207 tournament total. He carded 4-under 68s in the second and third rounds.

Chaminade Spring Tri Match — Wahiawa, HI — March 12, 2015

James Coon (Hawaii at Hilo) finished second with an even-par 144 tournament total to help lead his team to victory.

Coastal GA vs. Swarthmore — St. Simons Island, GA — March 12, 2015

Andrew Park (Swarthmore) finished sixth with an 8-over 152 tournament total.

Bandon Dunes Championship — Bandon, OR — March 13-14, 2015

David Kostyal II (UNCW) tied for third with a 3-under 141 tournament total.

St. James Plantation Invite — Southport, NC — March 13-14, 2015

Matt Barto (Gannon) won with a 5-over 149 tournament total. Shot the lowest score of the day on Saturday, a 1-under 71.

Ryan Fogel (West Chester) finished second with a 9-over 153 tournament total.

Kenneth Sames (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) tied third with a 10-over 154.

Conor Gilbert (Millersville) tied for third with a 10-over 154.

Joe Petrin (Le Moyne) tied for eighth with a 13-over 157.

Seminole Intercollegiate — Tallahassee, FL — March 13-15, 2015

Anthony Alex (Florida State) tied for fourth with a 9-under 207.

Derek Bard (Virginia) finished seventh with a 7-under 209.

Trey Rule (Mercer) tied for ninth with a 5-under 211.

Chris Petefish (Georgia Tech) tied for ninth with a 5-under 211.

University of Notre Dame Clover Cup — Mesa, AZ — March 13-15, 2015

Jordan Chael (Nebraska) tied for fifth with a 5-over 221 tournament total.

Cape Fear National Men’s Intercollegiate — Leland, NC — March 15-16, 2015

Matthew Yun (Nyack College) tied for second with a 3-over 219 tournament total. He carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 10-12 in round three.

Kieran Purcell (Delaware) tied for sixth with a 5-over 221 tournament total. He made par or better on the entire front nine in round two.

Talis Park Challenge — Naples, FL — March 15-16, 2015

Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) tied for 10th with a 2-under 211. He carded back-to-back birdies in all three rounds.

Sacramento State Invitational — Roseville, CA — March 16-17, 2015

Astha Madan (Sacramento State) tied for fourth with a 12-over 228 tournament total. She made par or better on holes No. 8 through 18 in round three.

Alexa Schendelman (Montana) tied for fourth with a 12-over 228 tournament total.

Jackrabbit Invitational (Women’s) — Primm, NV — March 16-17, 2015

Sydney MacDonald (South Dakota State) tied for seventh with a 3-over 219 tournament total. She made par or better on holes No. 1 through 15 in round one and carded back-to-back birdies twice in round two.

Jackrabbit Invitational (Men’s) — Primm, NV — March 16-17, 2015

Carl Jonson (UNLV) finished third with a 15-under 201 tournament total. He shot in the 60s in all three rounds including two 6-under 66s. Jonson finished round one with three consecutive birdies on holes No. 16 through 18. He made par or better on holes No. 8 through 18 in round two and holes No. 1 through 14 in round three.

Arizona Wildcat Invitational — Tucson, AZ — March 16-17, 2015

Karen Chung (Southern California) won with an 11-under 205 tournament total to lead the Trojans to victory. She made par or better on every hole in round one on her way to a 5-under 67 and carded back-to-back birdies in all three rounds.

Kyung Kim (Southern California) finished fourth with an 8-under 208. She made par or better one holes No. 1 through 11 in round two.

Annie Park (Southern California) tied for fifth with a 6-under 210. She made par or better on holes No. 1 through 10 in round two.

The IJGT would also like to wish the best of luck to the 10 IJGT alums competing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational beginning tomorrow: Webb Simpson, Daniel Summerhays, Zac Blair, Kevin Chappell, Morgan Hoffmann, Rickie Fowler, Scott Stallings, Hunter Mahan, Matt Every and Brandon Hagy!

 

IJGT ELITE

IJGT ELITE – Conference Championships Showcase 63 Alumni

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IJGT ELITE
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION

It’s that time of year! Conference championships were in full swing the last few weeks, and they displayed just how successful the IJGT ELITE is in NCAA competition. With 63 players finishing in the top-10 of a multitude of conference championships, the end of the season is really beginning to showcase just how well our alumni compete at the next level of competition.

In addition to the vast amount of top-10 finishes, seven conference championships were won by our alumni, with wins coming in the following conferences: the SEC Women’s, SoCon Men’s, Atlantic Sun Men’s, Ohio Valley Men’s, Patriot League Men’s, Big West Men’s, and the Mid-American Women’s!

Congrats to all of our alumni, and with the NCAA Championships coming up soon, the IJGT ELITE positioned themselves well to continue their season-long success!

IJGT ELITE – Conference Championship Edition
(alphabetical by conference)

ACC Women’s Championship – Greensboro, N.C. – April 17-19, 2014
2nd)  Laetitia Beck (Duke), +2–215
Second Place at 2005 IJGT at Harbourtown Golf Links

ACC Men’s Championship – New London, N.C. – April 25-27, 2014
T7th) Seth Reeves (Georgia Tech), -4–212
Third Place at 2004 IJGT at Sea Pines

T9th) Bryce Chalkley (Virginia Tech), -3–213
2007 IJGT Champion at TPC Virginia Beach

American Athletic Conference (AAC) Women’s Championship – Palm Coast, Fla. – April 20-22, 2014
T7th) Laura Restrepo (Louisville), +13–229
Five-time IJGT Champion

T10th) Monifa Sealy (Central Floria), +15–231
Three-time IJGT Champion

American Athletic Conference Men’s Championship – Innisbrook, Fla. – April 27-29, 2014
T4th) Brandon Matthews (Temple), E–213
2010 IJGT Champion at Ravens Claw

T9th) Rigel Fernandes (South Florida), +3–216
Top-10 Finish at 2006 IJGT at Championsgate

Atlantic Sun Men’s Conference Championship – Braselton, Ga. – April 20-22, 2014
CHAMPION – Trey Rule (Mercer), -1–215
Two IJGT top-10 Finishes

Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Championship – Lutz, Fla. – April 25-27, 2014
2nd) Rocky Khara (Virginia Commonwealth), +2–215
Three IJGT top-10 Finishes

8th) Jack Wilkes (Richmond), +11–224
Two IJGT top-20 Finishes

Big 12 Conference Men’s Championship – Trinity, Texas – April 25-27, 2014
T3rd) Beau Hossler (Texas), E–288
2007 IJGT Champion at PGA Southern California

Big East Conference Men’s Championship – Okatie, S.C. – April 27-29, 2014
T4th) Ed McCrossen (Georgetown), +5–221
Top-20 Finish at 2009 IJGT at Seaview

6th) Pat Sanchez (Marquette), +6–222
Top-10 Finish at 2010 IJGT 59 Belts Tournament Series

T7th) C.J. Swift (Marquette), +7–223
Five IJGT top-3 Finishes

Big South Conference Men’s Championship – Ninety Six, S.C. – April 21-23, 2014
6th) Mattieu Fenasse (Liberty), +1–217
Third Place at 2010 IJGT at Saddlebrook

T9th) Austin James (Charleston Southern), +5–221
Fourth Place at 2010 IJGT Penn State Classic

Big West Conference Men’s Championship – San Jacinto, Calif. – April 27-29, 2014
CHAMPION – Matt Hansen (UC-Davis), -8–136
2009 IJGT Champion at Sandpiper

T5th) Ryan Knapp (UC-Irvine), -2–142
Two IJGT top-10 Finishes

T5th) Kevin Lee (Long Beach St.), -2–142
Top-10 Finish at 2007 IJGT at Twin Oaks

T7th) Jordan Epstein (UC-Santa Barbara), -1–143
Three IJGT top-5 Finishes

Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Conference Women’s Championship – Southport, N.C. – April 18-20, 2014
4th) Amanda Terzian (Delaware), +11–155
2009 IJGT Champion at Penn Oaks

T5th) Shabril Brewer (James Madison Univ.), +12–156
2010 IJGT Champion at Bulle Rock

Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Conference Championship – Southport, N.C. – April 25-27, 2014
5th) Stefan Brewer (UNC-Wilmington), +3–219
Third Place at 2002 IJGT at Grandover

6th) Joe Gunerman (Towson), +4–220
2009 IJGT Champion at Penn Oaks

7th) Charlie Kern (William & Mary), +5–221
Two-time IJGT Champion

T8th) Christopher Crawford (Drexel), +7–223
Top-10 finish at 2010 IJGT at Seaview

Conference USA Men’s Championship – Edmond, Okla. – April 27-29, 2014
2nd) Logan McCracken (Tulsa), +1–211
21st at 2007 IJGT at TPC Virginia Beach

3rd) Tommy Economou (Rice), +2–212
2003 IJGT Champion at Bayonet & Black Horse

T6th) Brian Anaria (Marshall), +5–215
Top-10 Finish at 2009 IJGT at Greenbrier

Ivy League Conference Women’s Championship – Springfield, N.J. – April 25-27, 2014
2nd) Kelly Shon (Princeton), +6–222
Eight IJGT top-10 Finishes

6th) Marika Liu (Yale), +12–228
Fifth Place at 2005 IJGT at Doubletree Golf Resort

T7th) Erin Lo (Penn), +14–230
2012 IJGT Labor Day Classic Champion

Ivy League Conference Men’s Championship – Springfield, N.J. – April 25-27, 2014
T5th) Harrison Shih (Columbia), +10–220
2010 IJGT Champion at Blue Heron Pines

7th) Ben Cooley (Penn), +11–221
Three-time IJGT Champion

8th) Scott Jaster (Dartmouth), +12–222
Four-time IJGT Champion

T9th) Sam Bernstein (Yale), +13–223
2008 IJGT Champion at Crystal Springs Resort

T9th) Greg James (Princeton), +13–223
Fourth Place at 2008 IJGT at Wyncote

Mid-American Conference Women’s Championship – Fishers, Ind. – April 25-27, 2014
CHAMPION – Jennifer Ha (Kent State), +6–222
Second Place at 2009 IJGT at Wigwam Resort

Mid-American Conference Men’s Championship – Caramel, Ind. – May 2-4, 2014
4th) Ryan Harris (Akron), E–288
Four IJGT top-10 Finishes

5th) Brett Rinker (Bowling Green State), +1–289
Third Place at 2009 IJGT at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Women’s Championship – Springfield, Ill. – April 20-22, 2014
T4th) McCall Christopher (Indiana St.), +4–220
11th Place at 2009 IJGT at Bent Tree CC

Mountain West Conference Women’s Championship – Rancho Mirage, Calif. – April 24-26, 2014
10th) Paige Spiranac (San Diego St.), +9–225
2008 IJGT Champion at Arizona State University

Mountain West Conference Men’s Championship – Tucson, Ariz. – April 25-27, 2014
3rd) Carl Jonson (UNLV), -3–210
Fourth Place at 2005 IJGT Nike Series Championship

9th) Nicholas Maruri (UNLV), +1–214
Fifth Place at 2009 IJGT at Saddlebrook

Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Women’s Championship – Muscle Shoals, Ala. – April 21-23, 2014
10th) Katie Rice (Morehead St.), +16–232
Two IJGT top-10 Finishes

Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Men’s Championship – Muscle Shoals, Ala. – April 25-27, 2014
CHAMPION – Marco Iten (Austin Peay St.), -8–136
Fourth Place at 2010 IJGT at Saddlebrook

Pac-12 Conference Women’s Championship – Corvallis, Ore. – April 25-27, 2014
T7th) Kyung Kim (Southern Cal), +2–218
One IJGT top-10 Finish

T7th) Annie Park (Southern Cal), +2–218
Three-time IJGT Champion

T9th) Erynne Lee (UCLA), +3–219
Second Place at 2005 IJGT at Sandpiper

Pac-12 Conference Men’s Championship – Marana, Ariz. – April 25-27, 2014
T4th) Eric Sugimoto (Southern Cal), -1–287
Two-time IJGT Champion

Patriot League Conference Men’s Championship – West Point, N.Y. – April 26-27, 2014
CHAMPION – Peter Kim (Army), -1–209
Six IJGT top-10 Finishes

T3rd) Jimmy Dengler (Loyola Univ.-Maryland), +5–215
Top-20 Finish at 2010 IJGT at Seaview

5th) Brendan Lemp (Loyola Univ.-Maryland), +6–216
2009 IJGT Champion at Wintonbury Hills

7th) Dustin Pagila (Army), +9–219
Third Place at 2005 IJGT at Sandpiper

T8th) Jared Mactas (Lafayette College), +11–221
2012 IJGT Major Champion at Architects

T8th) Marcus Plunkett (Army), +11–221
Second Place at 2006 IJGT at Championsgate

SEC Women’s Golf Championship – Birmingham, Ala. – April 18-20, 2014
CHAMPION – Simin Feng (Vanderbilt), -7–209
Three IJGT top-10 Finishes

T5th) Stephanie Meadow (Alabama), +3–219
Nine-time IJGT Champion

T5th) Maria Torres (Florida), +3–219
Second Place at 2006 IJGT at The Legends

8th) Marta Sanz (Auburn), +4–220
Seven IJGT top-3 Finishes

Southern Conference (SoCon) Men’s Championship – Pinehurst, N.C. – April 20-22, 2014
CHAMPION – J.T. Poston (Western Carolina), -10–206
2009 IJGT Champion at Ballantyne Resort

T6th) Cory Taylor (Wofford College), +2–218
Seventh Place at 2007 IJGT at Harbourtown Golf Links

Sun Belt Men’s Conference Championship – Saucier, Miss. – April 21-23, 2014
T5th) Thomas Strandemo (Louisiana), -3–213
Six IJGT top-10 Finishes

13 NCAA Top-10 finishes for IJGT Alumni

Alumni Update for Feb. 8-19, 2014

Alumni Update for Feb. 8-21, 2014

13 IJGT alumni recorded top-10 finishes in the previous weeks in various NCAA golf tournaments, with Simin Feng (Vanderbilt), Justin Keiley (BYU), Stephanie Meadow (Alabama), and Trey Rule (Mercer) earning individual victories.

Simin Feng, who had an eighth place finish at the 2006 IJGT Tournament of Champions, won the Central District Invitational in a scorecard playoff on February 18, 2014.

Jonathan Garrick (UCLA), an IJGT top-five finisher at Pinehurst in 2005, tied for seventh at The Prestige at PGA West on February 19, 2014.

Justin Keiley, an IJGT top-10 finisher at Temecula Creek in 2008, won the John Burns Invitational on February 21, 2014.

Jim Liu (Stanford), who won 13 times on the IJGT and won the U.S. Amateur at age 14, finished tied for seventh at The Prestige at PGA West on February 19, 2014.

Stephanie Meadow, the Girls 15-19 Champion at the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions, tied for the win at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on February 18, 2014.

Katie Petrino (Louisville), a top-15 finisher at the 2010 Bridgestone Tournament of Champions, tied for sixth at the Central District Invitational on February 18, 2014.

Laura Restrepo (Louisville), the champion in the girls 15-19 division at the 2011 Bridgestone Tournament of Champions, tied with Petrino for sixth place at the Central District Invitational on February 18, 2014.

Andres Rodas (St. Edwards Univ.), who played in several IJGT events, finished tied for sixth place at the San Antonio Shootout on February 18, 2014.

Jason Roets (North Texas), who had five victories on the IJGT, tied for fifth at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational on February 11, 2014.

Trey Rule, who finished in the top-25 at the 2008 IJGT Tournament of Champions, won the SunTrust Gator Invitational on February 16, 2014.

Max Rottluff (Arizona State), an IJGT alum, finished second at the Prestige at PGA West on February 18, 2014. Rottluff also tied for ninth at the Ameri Ari Invitational on February 8, 2014.

Trevor Simsby (Washington), an IJGT Champion at Pala Mesa in 2007, tied for fourth at The Prestige at PGA West on February 19, 2014.

Ryan Werre (Univ. of Texas – San Antonio), who had a top-20 finish in 2009 at the IJGT at Wigwam, finished tied for third at the Rice Intercollegiate Tournament on February 18, 2014.

Motin Yeung (Duke), who finished in second place at the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions, earned a third-place finish at the Farms Collegiate Invitational on February 11, 2014.

The IJGT community wishes all of these great competitors luck in their upcoming contests, and looks forward to seeing the continued success of  our IJGT alumni!

Trey Rule, IJGT Alum, Wins the 2014 SunTrust Gator Invititational

Photo Credit: Atlantic Sun Conference

Trey Rule of Mercer
Photo Credit: Atlantic Sun Conference

Trey Rule, an IJGT alumni, won the 2014 SunTrust Gator Invitational on February 16, 2014 beating Florida State’s Hank Lebioda in a two-hole playoff. With the victory, the Atlantic Sun Conference awarded Rule the Golfer of the Week honors for the week of February 19, 2014. Rule, who plays for Mercer, made two birdies in the tw0-hole playoff to take the crown, shooting a 4-under-par 206 for the tournament. Rule’s win builds on a 2013 season where he had four top-10 finishes, including a fourth-place finish at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic.

Rule was an active member on the IJGT in 2008, playing in four events, including a top-25 finish in the 2008 IJGT Tournament of Champions. The IJGT community celebrates his win and looks forward to seeing him build on his excellent start to the 2014 season. Congratulations Trey!