IJGA alumnus Morgan Hoffman, Franklin Lakes, N.J., finished inside of the top 25 (T22) for the first time this PGA Tour season this weekend at the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club in Palisades, Calif. Hoffman’s strong performance was highlighted with a stunning 5-under-par 66 in the third round, marking a personal best on the season, and tying him for tops in the tournament that round.
In that round, Hoffman carded a stretch of 11 holes where he shot par-or-better. This included the par-5, hole No. 1 which he birdied in each of the four rounds. Hoffman’s card for the round would end with an impressive six birdies and just one hole where he did not make par.
Elsewhere, on the LPGA this weekend, two IJGA alumni finished strong in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia.
Mariajo Uribe, Giron, Colombia, tied for 37th in the event with scores of 72-76-79-72 for a score of 299. Carding scores under the courses par-73 rating in the first and last round, Uribe’s performance marked her first performance with more than one round under-par this season on tour.
Uribe’s performance was highlighted by starting each round strong, finishing par-or-better on the first three holes in each round. She also finished par-or-better on the six holes bracketing the turn in round one.
Shanshan Feng, Guangzhou, China, made her 2015 LPGA Tour debut and finished in a tie for 21st in the event with scores of 74-74-74-73. Feng’s strongest round was her second where she carded par or better on each of the first eight holes. She is currently No. 4 in the Official Rolex Rankings.