International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) student-athlete JeongJoo (JJ) Kim claimed victory in the Boys U16 Division at the IJGT MetroWest Classic at MetroWest Golf Club of Orlando, FLorida, February 9-10, earning an automatic invitation to the 2019 Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final and competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit points.
In difficult weather conditions, Kim (Yongin, South Korea) shot an opening round of 70 (2-under par) with an eagle and seven birdies on Saturday followed by a 75 on Sunday, for a 145 total finish. This is Kim’s first victory as he made his International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) debut.
Seven other IJGA students had Top 10 finishes in their divisions with IJGA student-athlete One Kashima (Tochigi, Japan) taking third-place in the Girls U16 division, carding a 80-82 over the two day tournament.
Boys Under 19 Division: Black Tees, 6,718 Yards, Par 72
T8th: Kazuki Yamauchi, Osaka, Japan, 76-80–156, +12
Boys Under 16 Division: White Tees, 6,322 Yards, Par 72
1st: JJ Kim, Yongin, South Korea, 70-75–145, + 1
T5th: Patrick Sun, Dalian, China, 77-75–152, +8
T8th: Eugene Kang, Seongnam, South Korea, 76-83–159, + 15
T9th: Zaid Khan, El Dorado Hills, CA, 83-77–160, + 16
Girls Under 16 Division: White Tees, 5,539 Yards, Par 72
3rd: One Kashima, Tochigi, Japan, 80-82–162, +18
4th: Emma Kim, Ulsan, South Korea, 80-86–166, + 22
7th: Noe Hirota, Nagoya, Japan, 99-99–198, +54