Labor Day Weekend was a very successful one for IJGA students. Colton Tanner of Westport, Conn., fired a 2-under 70 in the first round of the HJGT Golden Bear Junior Challenge on his way to a 149 tournament total and first place in the Boys 15-18 Division. Saptak Talwar of New Delhi, India, finished four strokes behind Tanner with a 153 tournament total, landing him in a tie for sixth place. In the Boys 13-14 Division, Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., posted a 160 tournament total, good for sixth place.
After tying for first in the IJGA Kickoff Tournament, Kanata Irei of Okinawa-shi, Japan, fired a 2-under 70 to tie for first in a rain-shortened Golfweek Southeast Junior Invitational. Jasmine Chee of Hong Kong finished second in the Girls Division with a 4-over 76. Melany Chong of Mississauga, Ontario, tied for third and Ammy Uenghiranpaisan of Bangkok, Thailand, tied for fifth in the Girls Division.