Wednesday, July 15, 2015 was an exciting day for Colton Tanner of Westport, Conn. Tanner carded his first career ace on the par-3 15th hole at Jones Creek Golf Club during the second round of the E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship! He finished the round with a 3-under 69 to boost him into a tie for third in the Boys Division. Tanner ended up in a tie for seventh place with a 1-over 217 tournament total. Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, finished two strokes behind Tanner with a 219 three-day total to tie for 11th place.
In the Girls Division, Ankita Kedlaya of Bangalore, India, finished eighth with a 232 tournament total. Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, recorded a 239 tournament total to finish in 12th. The three-day, 54-hole event occurred on July 13-16, 2015.
Less than a week after winning the Girls Division of the Carolina Summer Classic by 15 strokes, Haruka Shintani of Setagaya, Japan, took second in the Coastal Carolina Jr. Challenge. A Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event, the Coastal Carolina Jr. Challenge was held at The Haig Point Club on Daufuskie Island, S.C., on July 11-12, 2015.
Shintani posted scores of 81-78 to finish with a 159 tournament total, good for sole possession of second place. She had a division-best 2.9 average on par 3s. Shintani was among seven IJGA students who hopped the ferry to Daufuskie Island to compete in the two-day, 36-hole event.
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.