IJGA News & Notes: July 5, 2016

Congratulations to the following alumni on their various accomplishments over the past week:

Geuntae Kim, who earned a Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal for maintaining a 3.9 GPA during his freshman year at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). To read more, click here.

Laura Restrepo, who was named a Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar. A May, 2016 University of Louisville graduate, Restrepo earned this distinction all four years of school. To read more, click here.

Shanshan Feng, who finished second in the Kumho Tire Ladies Open with a 12-under 204 tournament total. To read more, click here.

MariaJo Uribe, who tied for fourth in the Cambia Portland Classic with an 8-under 280 tournament total.

Nicole Okada, who was named to the Big Sky All-Academic Team for her impressive academic performance during her senior year at the University of Northern Colorado. To read more, click here.

Sandy Wongwaiwate (Yale University) earned All-American Scholar honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association for the third consecutive year.

Also, we’d like to wish the best of luck to current IJGA student Chase Phillips, who’s currently competing in the IJGT North America Cup. To follow the action on the IJGT’s Twitter, click here.

IJGA alumni Trey Wren (Temple University) and Aaron Terrazas (Oklahoma University), will be competing in the Eastern Amateur this week. The tournament, now in its 60th year, will be played at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club in Portsmouth, Va., on July 7-10, 2016. Wren is coming off an impressive performance in the VSGA Amateur.

And, finally, we’re so excited to root for current IJGA student Lino Galdin in the Players Amateur this week! The tournament will be played locally at Berkeley Hall on July 8-11, 2016. Admission is free and open to the public. Hosted by the Heritage Classic Foundation, the Players Amateur is known as one of the premier amateur events in the United States. The winner of the tournament will earn an exemption into the 2017 RBC Heritage, South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event! For more information about the Players Amateur, click here.


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