It was an exciting weekend of tournament competition for International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) students and alumni! Congratulations to Yuki Nakayama, Ankita Kedlaya and Angela Aung, who swept the Girls Division of the HJGT Low Country Junior Shootout! The two-day, 36-hole event was hosted locally at Dolphin Head Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C.
Nakayama followed her 2-over 74 in round one with a 75 in round two, good for a 149 tournament total and the Girls Division title. Nakayama was most successful on the par-5 ninth hole, which she birdied in both rounds. Kedlaya finished a single stroke behind Nakayama with a 150 two-day total. Aung rounded out the Girls Division winners finishing third. Melany Chong (4th) and Meredith Langs (T6) also finished in the Top 10.
Santiago Diaz started out the tournament strong carding an eagle–the only one of the tournament–on the par-5 first hole in round one. He birdied the first hole in round two.
Chase Phillips, the IJGA’s sole competitor in the Boys 14 & Under Division, finished fifth.
To see our photos from the tournament, click here.
Morgan Hoffmann tied for 11th in the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He fired 5-under 66s in rounds one and two and carded four consecutive birdies on holes No. 13-16 in round four. He finished the tournament at 12-under.
Shanshan Feng tied for 14th in the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship. She carded three consecutive birdies on holes No. 16-18 in round three on her way to a 5-under 67. She finished the tournament at 2-under.
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is the premier destination for middle and high school golfers as well as graduates seeking a competitive advantage amongst their peers. IJGA’s unique programs deliver customized golf training, tour competition, performance training, character building and an elite college preparatory education – in a close, family environment in Hilton Head, South Carolina.