SULLIVAN EDGES OUT THE FIELD FOR VICTORY AT PARRIS ISLAND
Lowcountry Shootout winners include First-Time Winner and Returning Winners in highly competitive field
Parris Island, SC: The International Junior Golf Tour returned to its own “back-yard” as it hosted its first local event of the Fall calendar with the playing of the Lowcountry Shootout at The Legends of Parris Island.
Over 60 juniors from the region and internationally gathered on the unique and challenging layout at The Legends. Play was unfortunately cut short during Saturday’s round with lengthy weather delay. The severe weather forced the event to be observed as a 27-hole finish for the juniors competing for National Rankings and IJGT Merit Points.
With play being shortened to a 27-hole tournament, competition among the leaderboard was very tight, and even a small slip would be costly with the number of great players in the field.
In the Boys U-19 Division, Ty Sullivan was able to withstand a number of solid efforts and ended the weekend atop the leaderboard as the winner at Parris Island. Sullivan, a native of Toronto, Canada and a current student at the Junior Players Golf Academy in Hilton Head, ended the weekend with a 74 on Sunday to pair with his opening 9-hole score of 34, good for a 108 total finish (1-Over Par).
Following closely in second-place for the weekend is Steven Strasheim of Lincoln, NE. Strasheim, who is now a current student at nearby International Junior Golf Academy, had a solid weekend as well shooting a 74 on Sunday to go with his opening 35 on Saturday. Strasheim ended the weekend with a total of 109 (2-Over Par).
Rounding out the top-three is Aaron Pha of Yangon, Myanmar. Also a student of the International Junior Golf Academy, Pha put together scores of 35 and 76 for the weekend, for a grand total of 111 (4-Over Par).
In the Girls U-19 Division, a familiar face ended the weekend at the top of the leaderboard. Sae Saito took home top honors for the second-consecutive event, as she started off here season with a win at Falcons Fire. Saito, who is formerly of Tokyo, Japan but is now enrolled at the International Junior Golf Academy, had great showing again at Parris Island, shooting scores of 77 and 36 for a 113 total score (6-Over Par).
Finishing nearby in second-place for the Girls U-19 Division is Hannah Conroy of Cheswick, PA. Conroy, who is now a student at the Junior Players Golf Academy in Hilton Head, concluded her weekend with scores of 81 and 36, good for a total score of 117 (9-Over Par).
Rounding out our top-three is Katharina Hesse of Bremen, Germany. Hesse, who also is a current student at the Junior Players Golf Academy, ends the weekend with scores of 82 and 36 for a finishing score of 118.
For the Boys U-16 Division, a local talent of the Lowcountry took fool advantage over the weekend and climbed up the leaderboard during the Final Round at Parris Island.
Andrew Swanson climbed four spots up the leaderboard during Sunday’s final round that ended with a victory at the Lowcountry Shootout. A resident of nearby Bluffton, SC, Swanson started the weekend with a 38 on Saturday then a 75 on Sunday. The 113 total score (6-Over Par) was just enough to secure a well-earned victory at The Legends at Parris Island.
Tying for a second-place finish is Jantai Malataev of Bishek, Kyrgyzstan. Malataev, who is also a student at the International Junior Golf Academy, finishes out the weekend with scores of 36 and 79, good for a total score of 115.
Also tying for second-place is Kevin Li, who ends his weekend with scores of 36 and 79 as well. Li, who is currently a student at the International Junior Golf Academy is formerly of Chong Ching, China.
For the final competitive division of the weekend, a new winner stepped into the winner’s circle after an impressive Sunday Performance.
Vasundhara Thiara earns her first victory of the 2018-2019 campaign after scores of 37 and 77 for the weekend. Thiara, a former resident of Chandigarh, India and now student at the International Junior Golf Academy, finishes with a total score of 114 (5-Over Par).
Finishing second for the weekend is Maria Fedorowycz of Kyiv, Ukraine. Fedorowycz, a current student at Bishops Gate Golf Academy ended the weekend shooting scores of 36 and then 82 on Sunday.
Tying for third-place over the weekend are One Kashima of Tochigi, Japan and Emma Kim of Ulsan, South Korea. Both ended the weekend with total scores of 119.
The IJGT team returns to the Northeast next weekend, with the annual playing of the Philly Open at Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, PA.
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Final Results of the IJGT Lowcountry Shootout at The Legends at Parris Island were conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 30, 2018.
Boys Under 19 Division: Black Tees, 6,861 Yards, 72.8/130. Boys Under 16 Division: Blue Tees, 6,190 Yards, 69.7/121. Girls Under 19 Division: White Tees, 5,751 Yards, 72.9/127. Girls Under 16 Division: White Tees, 5,751 Yards, 72.9/127.