Over Thanksgiving break, many International Junior Golf Academy students traveled south to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to compete in the International Junior Golf Tour’s Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass. The three-day, 54-hole event was hosted on November 26-28, 2015. Juniors played both THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course.
Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, earned the Girls Division title, winning by four strokes. She led the division after round one and fired a 3-over 75 in round two to really break away from the pack.
In the final round of the tournament, Angela Aung of Yangon, Myanmar, carded her first career hole-in-one! She aced the par-3 third hole on the Stadium Course. Aung tied for third in the Girls Division. Ammy Uenghiranpaisan of Bangkok, and Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong, also placed in the top-10 finishing seventh and ninth, respectively.
IJGA students earned three top-10 finishes in the Boys 15-19 Division. Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, fired a 2-over 74 in the second round to take third place. After fighting tough playing conditions in round one, Arjun Puri of New Delhi, India, carded 3-over 75s in rounds two and three to tie for fifth. Aniruddh Kedlaya of Bangalore, India, tied for seventh.
Chase Phillips of Hilton Head, S.C., finished third in the Boys 14 & Under Division.
Congratulations to all the competitors on a great weekend!
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.