Over the weekend, 38 students from Bishops Gate Golf Academy traveled to Savannah, Georgia, to compete in the International Junior Golf Tour’s Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor. After a 45-minute frost delay, round 1 kicked off in some of the coldest weather our players have played in. They embraced the cold and fought their way around a tough track.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, BGGA student Tae Young Kang came out victorious. After battling shot-for-shot with the second-place finisher, Tae Young claimed his victory after a 3-hole playoff. He carded 7 birdies and 24 pars on the weekend. Brett Inserra claimed a T4 fininsh at just 2-over-par, followed closely by Jose Haces who claimed a solo-6th finish. Dong Jin Park and Ian Peng shared a tie for 7th, and Blaise Vanitvelt filled out the top-10 finishers from BGGA at T9. Three other BGGA students claimed top-20 finishes.
In the Girls Division, Yukie Sasaki claimed a solo-2nd finish at just 2-over-par. Yukie opened the tournament with a first-round 69, but after a 5-over-par second round, she settled for solo-2nd. Anna Chen secured her T4 finish with rounds of 74-75, finished just 5-over-par in the frigid weather. Yukie and Anna were joined in the top-10 by Kristine Yin who carded a 74-78 to finish in a tie for 9th.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the IJGT for hosting a great event at a beautiful course. We are looking forward to the next one! Be sure to follow along with all of the Spring 2016 action all semester long. Want more? Follow us on all of BGGA’s social media outlets and engage in the conversation with the #ExperienceBGGA hashtag! For more information about Bishops Gate Golf Academy, please Chat with us using the live chat on the right, visit www.bgga.com, or call us at 855.387.8177.