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Major Championship at Bulle Rock presented by the First Tee of Baltimore – Final Results

  Nicholas takes third IJGT title

Clark captures championship

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled up to Bulle Rock to host the third Major Championship of the 2014 season. The weather was prime for golf as a field of 74 competitors came out to compete. At stake were double IJGT Merit Points, AJGA Stars, and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

JAMESNICIn the Boys 15-19 Division, James Nicholas, of Scarsdale, N.Y., took home his third IJGT title. Nicholas earned his third championship by playing great golf on both days. He finished round one with a 1-over-par score of 73. His first round featured five birdies including a streak of eight holes where he made par or better. In the final round, he added five more birdies and 11 pars to finish with a final round score of 3-under-par 69. Nicholas’ 69 won the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. This award goes to the player that shoots the lowest score during the final round of the tournament. His final numbers for the weekend were 73-69—142.

When asked how it feels to win his third IJGT event this season, Nicholas replied, “It’s amazing. Just to win one is awesome but three in a row is kind of cool…I am very thankful right now.”

Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., finished in second place with score of 74-75—149. Tom Crow of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ryan Podufal of Erie, Pa., finished tied for third place. Crow posted scores of 77-73—150, while Podufal posted scores of 76-74—150.

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BRYANA2In the Girls Division, Bryana Nguyen of Columbia, Md., finished in first place marking her first IJGT championship. Nguyen had three birdies throughout the weekend, two of which came during her final round. Her numbers of 82-77—159 were good enough to win her division by six strokes. Nguyen’s final round score of 77 was the best in her division, earning her the Clazic Low Belts Final Round Award.

When asked what helped her score so well during the final round, Nguyen stated, “Keeping it in the fairway. The rough here is pretty thick and I kept to my plan of hitting fairways and greens which worked out today.”

Haley Carr of Waldorf, Md., took second place with scores of 84-81–165. Finishing in third place was Alessandra Ricigliano of Scarsdale, N.Y., who shot 82-85—167.

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LUKASIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, Lukas Clark of Holland, Pa., captured his first IJGT championship. In round one, Clark made par on 15 of 18 holes. During the final round, he totaled three birdies, including one on the par-4 hole No. five, the course’s No. one handicapped hole. Clark adds a first place finish to his resume to go along with two other top-10 finishes this season. His numbers for the weekend were 76-75—151.

When asked about his mindset during the final round, Clark noted, “I was just trying to have fun out there, if I had fun, it would probably work out. And it did, so I’m happy with that.”

Evan Brown of Chadds Ford, Pa., finished in second place with scores of 81-78—159. There was a tie for third place between Will Klein of Bethesda, Md., and Joe Parrini of York, Pa. Klein posted scores of 83-78—161, while Parrini posted scores of 84-77—161.

The IJGT’s next event will be the Rochester Open at Ravenwood Golf Club on May 3-4, 2014. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

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 Bridgestone Golf, Dynamic Brands, Clazic Belts, Oakley, Sun Mountain, The First Tee, Golfweek, College Golf Camps, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Final-round results of the IJGT Major Championship at Bulle Rock Presented by the First Tee of Baltimore conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed April 27, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,766 yards, Par 72 (73.8/141) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,155 yards, Par 72 (71.2/136) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,931 yards, Par 72 (74.6/131)

Weather: Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s with 15-20 mph winds

Sunday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 60’s with 15-20 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Bulle Rock Presented by the First Tee of Baltimore
Havre de Grace, Md.
April 26-27, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Gold tees) 6,766 yards: par 72
1. James Nicholas, Scarsdale, NY *73-69–142
2. Walter Egloff, Chevy Chase, MD *74-75–149
3. Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA *77-73–150
3. Ryan Podufal, Erie, PA *76-74–150
5. Gus Minkin, York, PA *77-74–151
6. Connor Daly, Bronxville, NY *78-75–153
6. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *76-77–153
8. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *79-75–154
9. Nick Calabrese, Newtown Square, PA *77-79–156
10. Bryce Johnson, Oakton, VA *77-80–157
10. Jake Gurock, West Windsor, NJ *76-81–157
12. Joshua Goldenberg, Scarsdale, NY *78-80–158
13. Nick Geiman, York, PA *79-80–159
13. Lee Detmer, Washington, DC *78-81–159
15. Adam Gray, Potomac, MD *80-80–160
16. Benjamin Morris, Reisterstown, MD *79-83–162
16. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD *76-86–162
18. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY *85-78–163
18. Michael Cook, Berwyn, PA *80-83–163
18. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD *79-84–163
18. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA *78-85–163
18. Benjamin Morgret, Venetia, PA *76-87–163
23. Matthew Pulgini, Middletown, DE *82-82–164
24. Kevin May, Baltimore, MD *83-82–165
25. Trey Croney, Bryn Mawr, PA *80-86–166
26. Sean Coleman, Potomac, MD *83-84–167
26. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA *77-90–167
28. Wynn Geis, Lutherville, MD *81-87–168
29. Dom Wagner, Alexandria, VA *87-82–169
30. Jairus Gaines, Baltimore, MD *87-83–170
30. Will Haller, Gaithersburg, MD *88-82–170
32. Justin Donawa, Baltimore, MD *86-85–171
33. Mike Burns, Blue Bell, PA *83-89–172
33. Jack Maresca, Rye, NY *82-90–172
35. Ben Litt, Moorestown, NJ *84-89–173
36. Charles Carter II, Baltimore, MD *89-86–175
37. Trip Smith, Phoenix, MD *84-92–176
38. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *83-94–177
39. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA *88-90–178
40. Blake Weltmann, Potomac, MD *85-94–179
41. Dylan Cline, Hagerstown, MD *98-90–188

DID NOT FINISH

DQ. David Sinisi, Harrisburg, PA *92-DQ (Rule 6-3a)
DQ. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC, *DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Boys 14 & Under Division (Blue tees) 6,155 yards: par 72
1. Lukas Clark, Holland, PA *76-75–151
2. Evan Brown, Chadds Ford PA *81-78–159
3. Will Klein, Bethesda, MD *83-78–161
3. Joe Parrini, York, PA *84-77–161
5. Dylan Rotter, Potomac, MD *79-83–162
6. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *85-81–166
7. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *85-85–170
8. Mac Webster, Baltimore, MD *85-88–173
9. Chase Goff, Annapolis, MD *86-88–174
10. Cole Gibson, Chevy Chase, MD *92-83–175
10. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD *84-91–175
12. Will Long, Towson, MD *84-92–176
13. Keegan Shreves, Potomac, MD *94-84–178
13. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *92-86–178
15. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD *92-90–182
15. Anthony Barr, Lititz, PA *87-95–182
17. Daniel Bastian, Media, PA *97-96–193

Girls Division (White tees) 5,904 yards: par 72
1. Bryana Nguyen, Columbia, MD, *82-77–159
2. Haley Carr, Waldorf, MD, *84-81–165
3. Alessandra Ricigliano, Scarsdale, NY *82-85–167
4. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *84-85–169
5. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY *87-86–173
6. Alison Snakard, Collegeville, PA *88-87–175
7. Jane Moon, Lutherville, MD *87-90–177
7. Amanda Meyers, North Potomac, MD *87-90–177
9. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ *90-90–180
9. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ *89-91–180
11. Kendel Abrams, New Freedom, PA *100-94–194
12. Gracie Stillman, Lititz, PA *105-104–209

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Khyranton Beggs, Baltimore, MD *JWD

Egloff receives IJGT Photo of the Week Honors – March 20, 2014

With cooperation from the winter weather, the IJGT hosted the Capitol Challenge at Westfields Golf Club on March 15-16, 2014 in Clifton, Va. Day one of the tournament presented spring-like temperatures in the upper 60s with abundant sunshine before the temperatures slipped back in to the 40s on day two. Despite the varying conditions, the juniors performed well both days to finish strong. This week’s Photo of the Week honors goes to third-place finisher, Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md.

Egloff finished the tournament with a score of 76-76--152 overall

Egloff finished the tournament with a score of 76-76–152 overall

Though he struggled through a streak of bogeys in the first round on the front nine, Egloff’s play on the back nine was highlighted by back-to-back birdies on the fourteenth and fifteenth holes to drive a strong finish. Round two also featured a birdie in addition to making par on 12 of 18 holes. The third-place finish is the third of five events played in which Egloff has placed in the top five. The IJGT looks forward to seeing Egloff in future tournament events!

The Photo of the Week is decided by our fans and followers so don’t forget that your feedback counts. In the week following a tournament, keep an eye on the IJGT Facebook page for photos from the Event. Each photo will received 1 point for a ‘Like’, 2 points for a ‘Comment’ and 3 points for ‘Shares’ so let us know what you think!

Capitol Challenge at Westfields Golf Club – Final Results

 

Lamb earns first IJGT Championship with 1-under-par 70

Shaw’s solid play wins Boys 14 & Under Division

CLIFTON, Va. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) kicked off the Northeast tour at Westfields Golf Club by hosting the Capitol Challenge. The weather reached into the mid 60s in the first round and dropped into the low 40s for the final round. The talented field competed for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26, 2014.

LAMBIn the Boys 15-19 Division, Davis Lamb of Potomac, Md., came from behind to win his first IJGT Championship. Lamb played well during round one. He had eight pars and three birdies in his first round, finishing with a score of 77 after 18 holes, only four strokes behind the division leader. The final round was where Lamb caught his stride and put together an amazing round. Despite temperatures dropping into the low 40s, he managed to hit every single fairway
and shoot a 1-under-par score of 70. He had two birdies and two bogeys to shoot an even-par score of 35 on the front nine. On the back nine, Lamb hit eight of nine greens, setting himself up to score well. As some light snow flurries started to fall, Lamb was unaffected. He closed out the final five holes with five pars. Lamb’s numbers for the weekend were 77-70—147.

Lamb’s final-round score of 1-under-par 70 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which goes to the player who shoots the lowest score during the final round.

When asked his mindset coming into the final round trailing, Lamb replied, “I knew today was going to play a lot more difficult than it was yesterday. So I figured if I come in and shoot a good low round, it would be good enough [to win].”

Finishing in second place was Gunnar Doyle, of Pittsford, N.Y., who posted scores of 77-74—151. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., in third place. Egloff shot a 76-76—152.

WESTIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, West Shaw from Alexandria, Va., won the division by three strokes. Shaw played very consistently throughout the Capitol Challenge. He carded eight pars during round one including four consecutive pars on holes Nos. 11-14. Shaw also added an impressive birdie on the par-4 16th in his first round. Headed into the final round with a two-stroke lead, Shaw played steady golf. The weather conditions made the course a bit tougher for the division, but Shaw persevered by making two birdies in his final round. His numbers
at the Capitol Challenge earned him his first IJGT Championship. Shaw’s scores for the weekend were 80-83—163.

When asked about what worked well for him during the final round, Shaw stated, “My chipping was pretty good today. And when my putting is bad, I usually have to fall back on my chipping.”

Coming in second place, was Will Klein of Bethesda, Md., who posted scores of 82-84—166. Finishing in third place, was Brett Levenstein of Olney, Md., who shot 93-79—172.

The IJGT’s next Event will be the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club on March 22-23, 2014. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

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 Bridgestone Golf, Dynamic Brands, Clazic Belts, Oakley, Sun Mountain, The First Tee, Golfweek,
College Golf Camps, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.

CLIFTON, Va. – Final-round results of the IJGT Capitol Challenge at Westfields conducted by the
International Junior Golf Tour completed March 16, 2014. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees – 6,694 yards,
Par 71 (72.4/137) Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees – 6,027 yards, Par 71 (69.1/129)

Weather: Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 60’s with 10-15 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
Capitol Challenge at Westfields
Clifton, Va.
March 15-16, 2014

Boys 15-19 Division (Gold Tees), 6,694 yards, Par 71
1. Davis Lamb, Potomac, MD, *77-70–147
2. Gunnar Doyle, Pittsford, NY, *77-74–151
3. Walter Egloff, Chevy Chase, MD, *76-76–152
4. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *73-80–153
4. Blake Micholas, Potomac, MD, *75-78–153
6. Benjamin Morris, Reisterstown, MD, *76-79–155
6. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD, *73-82–155
8. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD, *77-80–157
9. Tyler Olmsted, Boyds, MD, *76-83–159
10. Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA, *80-80–160
11. Dylan Stein, Flemington, NJ, *85-76–161
11. Evan Katz, Washington, DC, *80-81–161
13. Adam Gray, Potomac, MD, *79-83–162
14. Sasha Lobel, Pittsburgh, PA, *78-85–163
15. Will Haller, Gaithersburg, MD, *83-82–165
15. Leonard Lee, Wyckoff, NJ, *79-86–165
15. Chris Lane, Great Falls, VA, *78-87–165
18. Davis Diethrich, Allison Park, PA, *86-82–168
18. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA, *86-82–168
18. John Kalavritinos, Potomac, MD, *80-88–168
21. Sam Hecht, Oakton, VA, *86-84–170
22. Jason Guintu, Potomac Falls, VA, *89-82–171
23. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD, *90-83–173
23. Travis Broome, Virginia Beach, VA, *85-88–173
25. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD, *86-88–174
26. Blake Weltmann, Potomac, MD, *92-83–175
27. Dom Wagner, Alexandria, VA, *84-93–177
28. Andrew Sherrill, Winston-Salem, NC, *88-90–178
28. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ, *86-92–178
30. Will Ennis, Montgomery Village, MD, *96-93–189
31. Tyler Poirier, Mclean, VA, *96-99–195
32. Carter Morris, Potomac, MD, *101-98–199

Boys 14 & Under Division (Blue Tees), 6,027 yards, Par 71
1. West Shaw, Alexandria, VA, *80-83–163
2. Will Klein, Bethesda, MD, *82-84–166
3. Brett Levenstein, Olney, MD, *93-79–172

DID NOT FINISH
Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA *JWD

IJGT Players of the Week – Oct. 5-6, 2013

Northeast Tour

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted the College Series at the University of Maryland on October 5-6, 2013. The University of Maryland Golf Course provided a challenging venue for the players with a variety of well-placed bunkers and tree-lined fairways. The weekend offered unseasonably warm weather; however, Sunday’s final round challenged the players with higher winds, leaving some longer approach shots into a few of the par-4’s. Our Players of the Week for the Northeast Region are Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., and Amanda Meyers of North Potomac, Md.

Walter EgloffIn his second season with the IJGT, Egloff (left) posted two solid rounds in the 70’s to move into contention during the final round. After a first-round 75 left Egloff three strokes off the lead, he came back during the final day to end with an even-par 71. Playing in the 3rd-to-last group during the final round, Egloff’s solid play put him in a great position as the leader in the clubhouse as the final two groups came down the stretch. On his way to improving by four strokes from the first round, Egloff fired a 2-under-par 34 on the back-nine during the final round. Egloff also shot the lowest final round in the Boys 15-19 Division, which moved him into a tie for second place.

MeyersMeyers (right) started the weekend off with a tough opening nine at 9-over-par.  However, the rough start did not faze Meyers as she played the remaining 27 holes of competition at 11-over-par.  After an opening round 87, Meyers was able to record a solid round of 75 on the final day. With the greens firming up and speeds increasing due to high winds in the final round, Meyers was able to make an improvement of 12 strokes over the course of the tournament. Meyers captured a third place finish and clinched her second Top-3 finish in her two years as an IJGT member.

 

 

IJGT College Series at University of Maryland – Final Results

Berry wins the College Series at the University of Maryland

Freed rides hot start to victory

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) Northeast Tour was in College Park, Md., on Oct. 5-6 for the College Series at the University of Maryland. The two-day, 36-hole tournament was contested at the University of Maryland Golf Course, with players competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit Points. The field consisted of 62 players, ages 10-19, representing five states and two countries.

The University of Maryland Golf Course sits directly across the street from the school’s campus and 10 miles from Washington D.C. Opened in 1959, the par-71 course is a George W. Cobb design. Cobb also designed the par-3 course at Augusta and Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. His design at the University of Maryland features tree-lined fairways, a number of long par-4s and par-3s, and great views of the Maryland campus. The course, which tips out at over 7,000 yards, was played from 5,875 yards for the Girls Division, 6,162 for the Boys 14 & Under Division, and 6,694 for the Boys 15-19 Division. The players were greeted by unusually warm October weather, as temperatures reached the mid 80s on both days.

The Boys 15-19 Division came down to the wire for the second consecutive week. Brandon Berry of Great Falls, Va., came out victorious with a one-stroke victory over Walter Egloff of Chevy Chase, Md., and Luke Schaap of Potomac, Md. Berry finished with a 3-over-par 145 for the two-day tournament.

berryThe first round was filled with lots of great golf and low scores. Berry had a tough time with the front nine, as he shot a 3-over-par 38. He recovered on the back, carding two birdies and one bogey on his way to a 1-under 35 to finish the day with a 73.

Blake Micholas of Potomac, Md., was the leader after day one, shooting a 1-over-par 72. Micholas’s round was highlighted by birdies on holes Nos. 1, 7, and 14. Micholas and Berry were part of a group of nine players within two strokes of the lead after the first round. Joining the two were Brendan Bacskai (73) of Berwyn, Pa., Jordan Bobb (74) of Rockville, Md., Will Byrne (74) of McLean, Va., Nicholas Infanti (74) of Clarksburg, Md., Rij Patel (74) of Hunt Valley, Md., David Ross (74) of Lorton Va., and Schaap (74), setting up for an entertaining final round.

The front nine proved to be the tougher nine for the second straight day, as no player was able to separate themselves at the top. Only Gary McCabe of Collegeville, Pa., was able to break par, as he finished with a 1-under-par 34, to join Ross, who did it during the first round, as the only players to accomplish the feat.

Berry held a share of the lead through seven with Micholas and Schaap, but his shot on the par-3 eighth hole found a hazard, and after a drop, he finished with a double bogey. Berry finished his front nine at 38, and sat two strokes back of Micholas, who finished with a 37, and Schaap, who shot an even-par 35. Infanti, Patel and Bobb struggled to get anything going and fell out of contention after nine holes.

Only nine holes separated the cluster of players from a championship. A few groups ahead of the leaders, Egloff was putting himself back into contention with a very strong back nine. He birdied the 13th hole, and then carded another on the 17th hole, shooting a 2-under-par 34 on the back nine, to finish the day at even-par 71. Egloff was the leader in the clubhouse with a 75-71-146, awaiting the rest of the groups.

Behind Egloff, the list of contenders was shrinking. Micholas had his first rough stretch of the weekend, bogeying four of the last seven holes to fall behind. Byrne also carded four bogeys on the back, while Ross had three.

After bogeying holes Nos. 11 and 14, Schaap birdied the par-5 16th hole to get back to 4-over-par for the tournament. He finished with back-to-back pars on 17 and 18 to join Egloff in the clubhouse at 146.

Unaware of the scores in groups ahead of him, Berry entered the 16th hole tied with Schaap and Egloff at 4-over-par. He recovered from his front nine and was 1-under-par on the back nine as he teed off on No. 17. A wayward drive left him in a tough spot but Berry stuck his next shot to within five feet of the cup. He sank his birdie putt and entered No. 18 with a one-stroke lead.

Showing no nerves, Berry attacked the par-4 18th hole, but missed the green with his approach shot. He almost holed out for birdie on his chip, instead leaving himself a three-foot putt for par and the victory. He sank the putt to earn the one-stroke victory.

“Everything was ok. Pretty solid, pretty consistent,” Berry described his game after the round.

In the Girls Division, Liza Freed of Alexandria, Va., got off to a quick start and never looked back, on the way to her second career victory in an IJGT Event. Freed’s final score of 75-73-148 put her nine shots clear of her closest competitor.

freed UMDTeeing off on hole No. 10, Freed began the first round with consecutive birdies. Following a bogey on No. 12, she scored another birdie on hole No. 14 and finished her first nine at 2-over-par 38. Even with the birdie barrage, Freed was one shot back of Ashley Dingman of Lorton, Va., through nine holes.

Dingman struggled on holes Nos. 2-5, playing them at a combined 5-over-par, while Freed played the same stretch at even-par to gain control. Freed finished the front nine at 37, while Dingman shot a 40. After the first round, Freed held a two-stroke lead over Dingman.

Freed did not start as hot in the final round, bogeying the 10th hole, but Dingman also struggled on the hole, carding a double bogey. Freed quickly got her game together, playing the next seven holes in 1-under-par. A bogey on No. 18 gave her a 1-over-par 37 for her first nine holes, while Dingman could not get anything going on her way to a 42.

With confidence and a comfortable lead, Freed put together one of the best rounds on the front nine of any player in the field. She carded par on the first seven holes. That streak ended with a bogey on hole No. 8, but she came back to par No. 9, and shoot a front-nine 36, to finish at 73 for the day. Her final-round 73 won her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

“I hit an ok drive. Then I hit a 5-iron to about 10 feet from the hole. I was just really happy, that’s one of my hardest clubs to hit. Then on the second hole I also made a birdie,” Freed said about her hot start during the first round.

Dingman finished second with scores of 77-80-157, and Amanda Myers of North Potomac, Md., was third at 87-75-162.

Like the older boys, the Boys 14 & Under Division came down to the final hole, with William Sheedy of Washington D.C., holding off Joe Parrini of York, Pa., by two strokes. Sheedy finished at 149 for the two-day event.

After the first round, neither Sheedy nor Parrini held the lead. That honor was held by Cole Gibson of Chevy Chase, Md., who fired a 76. Gibson shot a 40 on his opening nine, then improved his score by four strokes on the front side, including a birdie on the par-3 4th hole, the only birdie on that hole from any player in his division.

photo (15)Parrini sat two strokes back of Gibson after 18 holes. His first round was highlighted by a birdie on the long, par-4 18th hole. Sheedy was three back of the leader, with a triple-bogey on No. 16 being his only big mistake. John Kalavritinos of Potomac, Md., matched Sheedy with a 79 to put himself in contention entering the final round.

Teeing off on hole No.10, Sheedy and Parrini quickly separated themselves from Gibson and Kalavritinos. Kalavritinos got off to a rocky start, playing the first three holes at 5-over-par, and Gibson double-bogeyed the 11th hole.

Both Sheedy and Parrini were on the game from the start. Sheedy started with three consecutive pars before a birdie on hole No. 13 got him into red numbers. He added another birdie on No. 16 and finished his first nine at 2-under-par 34. Parrini started with six pars and matched Sheedy’s birdie on No. 16, as he fired a 1-under-par 35 through nine holes, leaving them tied after 27 holes.

Sheedy took the lead on hole No. 1 with a par, as Parrini made his first bogey of the day. That lead remained the same through the eighth hole as they carded identical scores, a bogey on No. 4 mixed in with six pars.

It looked like Parrini might even the score on hole No. 8, as he hit his tee shot inside 15 feet and Sheedy was left with 45 feet on his putt. Sheedy lagged his putt perfectly, leaving himself two feet for par, and made the putt. Parrini’s birdie burned the right edge but did not fall.

With his one-stroke lead intact, Sheedy hit what was perhaps his best drive of the tournament on hole No. 9, striking the ball right down the middle on the par-5, with just outside 200 yards to the uphill green. Parrini’s drive landed in the rough, leaving him without a chance to reach the green in two. Both players hit their approach shots to 60 yards, with Parrini needing some magic to potentially force a playoff. He hit his approach a little thick, coming up short of the green, while Sheedy’s ball went 20 feet past the hole.

Parrini chipped the ball to 10 feet, but Sheedy’s birdie putt came to within two feet, tapping in for par to seal his victory. Parrini could not make the putt, bogeying only his third hole of the day.

Sheedy finished the day at 1-under-par 70, the lowest round of the tournament of any player, winning him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

“Yesterday, on the ninth hole, I had about a 40 foot putt for par and I saved it,” Sheedy noted as his most memorable shot of the tournament.

Parrini had been victorious in his last three IJGT Events, including a one-stroke victory over Sheedy at the Baltimore Junior three weeks prior.

Kalavritinos rounded out the top three with scores of 79-77-156.

The IJGT Northeast tour will be in Cologne, N.J., the weekend of Oct. 12-13 for the South Jersey Open at Blue Heron Pines. The tournament will be played at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club. To sign up for this Event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

 

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 Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear, Golfweek morodZ, PURE Grips, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

 

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (800) 792-9143.

 

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Final-round results of the IJGT College Series at University of Maryland conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 6, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,694 yards, Par 71 (72.2/133) Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,162 yards, Par 71 (69.2/128) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,875 yards, Par 71 (73.2/126)

 

Weather:        Saturday: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 80’s with 10-15 mph winds

 

 

 International Junior Golf Tour

University of Maryland Golf Course

College Park, Md.

October 5-6, 2013

 

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,694 yards, Par 71

1. Brandon Berry, Great Falls, VA, *73-72–145

2. Walter Egloff, Chevy Chase, MD, *75-71–146

2. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD, *74-72–146

4. Blake Micholas, Potomac, MD, *72-77–149

5. Michael Jones, Potomac, MD, *75-75–150

5. Garrett Bastardi, Boalsburg, PA, *76-74–150

5. Rij Patel, Hunt Valley, MD, *74-76–150

5. Evan Katz, Washington, DC, *75-75–150

5. David Ross, Lorton, VA, *74-76–150

10. Will Byrne, McLean, VA, *74-77–151

10. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA, *73-78–151

10. Nicholas Infanti, Clarksburg, MD, *74-77–151

13. Kyle Cunningham, Sayville, NY, *78-77–155

14. Gary McCabe, Collegeville, PA, *81-75–156

14. Patrick McDonald, Herndon, VA, *82-74–156

14. Mike Blasey, Potomac, MD, *80-76–156

14. David Rabil, Fairfax Station, VA, *80-76–156

18. Lennard Long, Washington, D.C., *81-76–157

18. Ben Lieberman, Potomac, MD, *79-78–157

18. Liam McGrath, Huntingdon Valley, PA, *80-77–157

21. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA, *81-77–158

21. Jack Peden, Vienna, VA, *75-83–158

23. Kyle Grube, Indiana, PA, *80-79–159

23. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA, *80-79–159

23. Ryan Bree, Kennett Square, PA, *76-83–159

26. Tyler Olmsted, Boyds, MD, *77-83–160

27. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD, *78-83–161

27. Bryan Morris, Beltsville, MD, *76-85–161

29. Andrew Hudencial, Markham, ON, *80-83–163

30. Armand Cadieux, New Hartford, NY, *85-79–164

31. Austin Matz, Wexford, PA, *83-83–166

31. Jordan Bobb, Rockville, MD, *74-92–166

33. Brent Rodgers, Cranberry Township, PA, *81-86–167

33. Davis Lamb, Potomac, MD, *87-80–167

33. Adam Bacon, Fairfax Station, VA, *87-80–167

36. Andrew Nappi, Glen Rock, NJ, *80-88–168

37. Michael Magnarelli, Chevy Chase, MD, *84-85–169

38. Connor Jaenke, Arnold, MD, *86-86–172

39. Jake Oliver, New Hartford, NY, *89-85–174

39. Nick Stottlemyer, Port Tobacco, MD, *85-89–174

41. Billy Rosemeyer, Gibsonia, PA, *87-91–178

42. Zachary Sculler, Morganville, NJ, *88-91–179

43. Alex Pfeiff, Huntingtown, MD, *101-91–192

44. Tyler Poirier, Mclean, VA, *103-102–205

DID NOT FINISH

Blake Weltmann, Potomac, MD, *89–DQ (Rule 15-3b)

Andrew Neal, Chevy Chase, MD, *DQ (Rule 6-3a)

Demitri Keopradit, Springfield, VA, *82–JWD

William Voetsch, New Vernon, NJ, *JWD

 

Boys 14 & Under Division – Gold Tees, 6,162 yards, Par 71

1. William Sheedy, Washington, DC, *79-70–149

2. Joe Parrini, York, PA, *78-73–151

3. John Kalavritinos, Potomac, MD, *79-77–156

4. Cole Gibson, Chevy Chase, MD, *76-81–157

5. Conor McGrath, Huntingdon Valley, PA, *84-84–168

6. Ford Bennett, Owings Mills, MD, *82-87–169

7. Daniel Bastian, Media, PA, *89-94–183

8. Aj Aivazoglou, Glen Mills, PA, *94-98–192

9. Nate Taylor, Fredericksburg, VA, *109-110–219

DID NOT FINISH

Thomas Lipowicz, Alexandria, VA, *JWD

 

Girls Division – Yellow Tees, 5,875 yards, Par 71

1. Liza Freed, Alexandria, VA, *75-73–148

2. Ashley Dingman, Lorton, VA, *77-80–157

3. Amanda Meyers, North Potomac, MD, *87-75–162

4. Alessandra Ricigliano, Scarsdale, NY, *87-83–170