Student Spotlight: Tennoshin Ogawa

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Tennoshin Ogawa has his father to thank for sparking his interest in golf. When Ogawa was just eight years old, his father told him to try the sport; he said yes and the rest is history. Last weekend he competed in the Sea Pines Junior Heritage and was the only player to card a hole-in-one, which he accomplished on the par-3…

Student Spotlight: Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob

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Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, first started playing golf when she was eight years old, but stopped playing six months later. Then, when she was 13, she started playing again. Phuchanbanchob had a successful fall season including a first place finish in the Lowcountry Open at Oldfield GC in which she shot par…

Student Spotlight: Ankita Kedlaya

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Ankita Kedlaya‘s golf career actually started with tennis.  ”I was playing tennis at a nearby academy and I just tried it and got hooked on it from then on,” the junior golfer recalls. Kedlaya first started golfing in fifth grade. Now a junior at IJGA, Kedlaya’s playing style is focused yet relaxed. Read on to learn…

Student Spotlight: Dong Jin Park

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Dong Jin Park’s fall season was bookended by championship titles at the IJGT Lowcountry Open at Oldfield Golf Club in September and the IJGA Invitational at Sea Pines in December. Park first discovered the joys of hitting the ball straight when he decided to accompany his father to the golf course one day. His dad continues…
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Hammerschmidt commits to Lehigh University

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When current IJGA senior Lee Hammerschmidt of Armonk, N.Y., was interviewed by the Armonk Daily Voice two years ago, he said he had two golf-related goals: to play for a Division I program and to win a tournament in South Carolina. He can now cross the former off his list as he has committed to…
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