Posts Q-School

The Tour hosted Q-School this past weekend, December 10-13. The tournament was held at PGA National on the Champion Course and Fazio Course in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Roughly 1,000 entries for the tournament competed for 50 Tour cards. The International Junior Golf Tour had 3 alumni earn their 2016 Tour card.

 Dominic Bozzelli shot 12 under for the tournament, to finish in 4th place. Dominic is originally from Pittsford, NY. After finishing an impressive junior career, he continued on to play college golf for Auburn University. While at Auburn, he became the first Tiger golfer in history to win back to back tournaments at the 2011 US Collegiate and the Gator Invitational.

Dominic Bozzelli

Dominic Bozzelli

Roberto Diaz finished T21 after shooting 4 under for the tournament. Roberto Diaz has been playing professional golf since 2009, after finishing his career at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Aiken has played in 23 PGA Latino American events where he has 5 top 25 finishes.

Roberto Diaz

Roberto Diaz

Richard Werenski is a graduate of the International Junior Golf Academy. After finishing at the IJGA, Werenski went on to continue his golf career at Georgia Tech. During his senior year at Georgia Tech, Werenski had two top-5 finishes. Werenski also tied the second lowest round in Georgia Tech history when he shot a 62 (ten under) at the Puerto Rico Classic.

Richard Werenski

Richard Werenski

Congratulations to our IJGT Alumni on earning their tour cards and best of luck to them!

IJGT alumnus, Martin Piller, wins's Albertsons Boise Open

Martin Piller, a native of Dallas, Texas, won the Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco with a tournament score of 28-under 256. This was the second lowest score in the history of the Tour, and it gave his a six-stroke victory, which propelled him to fourth on the Tour money list. This is a significant victory for Piller, as it guarantees him his PGA Tour card for the 2015-2016 season. It will be his first permanent status on the PGA Tour since 2011. This is Piller’s fourth career Tour victory.

Fellow IJGT alumnus, Michael Kim finished in a tie for fifth place at the tournament.

To read more about Piller’s victory click here.

Martin Piller wins Tour's Boise Open (photo credit - Golfweek)

Martin Piller wins Tour’s Boise Open (photo credit – Golfweek)

On the IJGT, Martin Piller won the IJGT at ChampionsGate in October of 2002 with scores of 70-72-69.


IJGT ELITE fair well in the professional ranks



May 20-31, 2015


Many of the IJGT ELITE playing in the professional ranks had a solid showing last weekend on tour. IJGT alumna, Kelly Shon of Port Washington, N.Y., finished in a tie for third place at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer. The tournament was held on the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. As a junior, Shon competed in an IJGT event in 2006 on the Pines Course at Seaview finishing in a tie for eighth place. Shon finished the tournament at 5-under and collected her best finish in an LPGA event during her rookie year on tour. Finishing in a tie with Shon was fellow IJGT alumna, Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla. Pressel had the lead going into the final round, but after a 2-over 73, she settled for a respectful third-place finish.

Kelly Shon Seaview LPGA

Kelly Shon finished in a tie for third place at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer.

On the Tour,  Richy Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., finished in 11th place at the Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, N.C. This was Werenski’s best finish on the Tour this season, which is his first as a professional.

Richy Werenski finishes 11th place in the Rex Hospital Open.

Richy Werenski finishes 11th place in the Rex Hospital Open.

IJGT ELITE: Pro Edition (March 10, 2015)


IJGT ELITE News: Pro Edition

March 10, 2015

The IJGT ELITE competed in tournaments all over the world last week. The following IJGT ELITE members recorded top-15 finishes on the PGA Tour and Tour last week.

World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship –Miami, Florida — March 5-8, 2015

Webb Simpson tied for seventh with a 2-under 286. He carded an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole in the first round.

Rickie Fowler tied for 12th with an even-par 288. He recorded a 4-under 68 in round one and carded an eagle on the par-4 11th hole in round three.

Puerto Rico Open — Rio Grande, Puerto Rico — March 5-8, 2015

Jon Curran participated in a five-man playoff for the championship after finishing 72 holes with a 7-under 281. He ended up in a four-way tie for second. Curran shot under par in all four rounds.

Scott Pinckney tied for sixth with a 6-under 282 tournament total. Pinckney also shot under par in all four rounds.

Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship — Cartagena, Colombia — March 5-8, 2015

Kevin Tway recorded a 4-under 284 tournament total to tie for fourth. He started the tournament off strong, shooting a 5-under 67 in round one.

Jamie Lovemark tied for 13th with a 1-under 287 tournament total. He shot in the 60s in the first two rounds and was tied for the lead during the second round.

Roberto Diaz tied for 15th with an even-par 288. He carded a 4-under 68 in round two.

The IJGT would also like to wish the best of luck to the 13 IJGT alums competing in the SwingThought Tour’s Cardinal Classic at Diamondhead this week. These players include: Jarrod Barsamian, Sean Bosdosh, Thomas Bradshaw, James Erkenbeck, Shun Yat Hak, Joseph Harrison, CD Hockersmith, Patrick Lundy, Justin Martinson, Andrew Mason, Seth Reeves, Luis Thiele and Cole Willcox.

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