A record 19 IJGA students competed in the American Junior Golf Association’s (AJGA) IJGA Junior Open at Chechessee Creek Club on June 17-19, 2014. IJGA students played very well recording three top-five finishes.
Leading the way in the Boys Division was Yuan Li of Haikou City, China. Li finished the 54-hole tournament with an even-par total of 210 to finish in fourth place. The highlight of the tournament came during the final round where he fired a 5-under-par 65. This was the lowest score in the tournament and earned Li the coveted Scotty Cameron Low Final Round Award. During his round of 65, Li made four birdies, one eagle, one bogey and 12 pars.
Five other students finished inside the top 20 including Ritwik Jain and Keshav Sharma of New Delhi, India, Kobdech Rodrat of Bangkok, Thailand, Xue Wen Luo of Haikou City, China, and Geuntae Kim of Daegu, South Korea.
In the Girls Division, Phyllis Tang of Hong Kong, China, finished in fourth place with a tournament total of 217. Tang ended the tournament with an even-par 70 which was her lowest round ever in an AJGA tournament. The fourth-place finish is her third top-four finish in an AJGA event. This also marks the end of Tang’s junior golf career as she will be competing for Boston University in the fall.
Finishing in fifth place was Chomchana (Cake) Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, with a tournament total of 218. Phuchanbanchob made four birdies and one eagle during the 54-hole tournament. This was her best finish in an AJGA event.
Also placing in the top ten was Yunjie Zhang of Haikou City, China, who finished in seventh place with a tournament total of 220.
To view complete results of the IJGA Junior Open, click here.