Delaware State Golf Association Junior Championship

Posted in Junior Events/Results on June 20, 2014 by Chris Roselle

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The Delaware State Golf Association recently held their State Junior Championship at The Rookery in Milton, DE and quite a few Golf Association of Philadelphia players found their names at or near the top of the leaderboards.  Hartefeld National’s Liam Murphy captured the Boys 14-18 Division with rounds of 73 and 72 to defeat Fieldstone GC’s Ryan Bree by one stroke.  Finishing in a tie for third place was last year’s Jock MacKenzie and Williamson Cup team member, Davis Mitchell of Wilmington Country Club.  In the Girls 14-18 Division, Wilmington CC’s Jennifer Cleary fired rounds of 79 and 78 to finish in second place, one stroke behind Ed Oliver GC’s Esther Park.  Kate Evanko (Radley Run CC), 2014 Jock Mackenzie Junior Girls Champion, Annika Vandayar (Penn Oaks GC) and Back Creek GC’s Lauren Mayse rounded out the top five.  Congratulations to all!!!

For full results please click on this link: http://www.dsga.org/

 

WGAP Junior Events Open

Posted in Junior Events/Results, WGAP on June 17, 2014 by Chris Roselle

 

Earlier this week, registration opened for two Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior events.  The 2014 Mater et Filia & Lady Junior Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8th at Coatesville Country Club in Coatesville, Pa.  This event is for Mother/Daughter or Lady/Junior teams.  For more information of this event please click here: http://www.wgapgolf.org/junior_history.php?id=12

The 2014 Junior Girls’ Championship is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 through Friday, July 25th.  The competition will be held at Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, Pa.  For more information on this event or to register to play please click on this link:http://www.wgapgolf.org/junior_history.php?id=13

 

Tee Times, Tee Times, Tee Times

Posted in 100th Junior Boys' Championship, Junior Events/Results, USGA on June 12, 2014 by Chris Roselle

It appears that the Golf Association of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania State Golf Association and the Delaware State Golf Association have been busy making tee times over the last few days.  Yesterday I posted starting times for the 100th GAP Junior Boys’ Championship scheduled for June 24-26 at Riverton Country Club.  Those tee times can be found by clicking this link: http://www.ghintpp.com/GAP/TPPOnlineScoring/Pairings.aspx?id=424

Both the Pennsylvania State Golf Association and the Delaware State Golf Association posted tee times for two USGA Junior Amateur Qualifiers.  Carlisle Country Club will play host to one qualifier on Monday, June 16th and the pairings for this event can be found on the Pennsylvania State Golf Association website by clicking this link: http://www.ghintpp.com/pagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/Pairings.aspx?id=59  There will be two qualifying spots and two alternate spots available at this qualifier.

And on Monday, June 30th, Frog Hollow Golf Club in Middletown, DE will play host to another USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier.  There will be two qualifying spots and two alternate spots available at this qualifier.  The pairings for this event can be found on the Delaware State Golf Association website by clicking here: http://www.dsga.org/juniors/index.php

 

100th Junior Boys’ Championship – Riverton CC Course Preview

Posted in 100th Junior Boys' Championship, Junior Events/Results on June 5, 2014 by Chris Roselle
Riverton Country Club

Riverton Country Club

 

With less than one week left to register for the 100th Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Boys’ Championship I thought now might be a good time to do a short preview of host facility, Riverton Country Club.  Riverton was founded in 1900 and was designed by the great Donald Ross.  I have asked the 2013 Junior Boys’ Championship runner-up, Kevin Kramarski, to take us on a brief tour of his home course.  I have also included some of my own personal observations on the course in (parenthesis).

Riverton lasted host the Junior Boys’ Championship back in 2009.  Jericho National GC’s Zachary Herr, who has just finished his freshman year at Vanderbilt University, defeated Merion GC’s James Tallent in 19 holes to capture the Peg Burnett trophy.

 

#1

#1

#1- 370 yard par 4. OB left past the bunker, drainage ditch right.

#2

#2

#2- 390 yard par 4. 270 yards to reach fairway bunker.

#3

#3

#3- 420 yard par 4 dogleg left uphill. bunker to the left of the green that is not visible.

#4

#4

#4- 360 yard straight away par 4. (There is a very good chance that this hole will be made reachable for at least one day of the match play portion of the event.)

#5

#5

#5- 350 yard par 4. do not hit in the bunkers.

#6

#6

#6- 208 yard par 3

#7

#7

#7- 520 yard par 5. OB right.

#8

#8

#8- 330 yard par 4. Water hazard right, trees and OB left.

#9

#9

#9- 500 yard par 5. OB down the whole left side and behind the green. Bunker crosses the whole fairway about 100 yards out.

#10

#10

#10- 430 yard par 4. Green slopes front to back.

#11

#11

#11- 155 yard par 3. Miss left.

#12

#12

#12- 430 yard straight away par 4. (This green, which slopes from back to front, is one of the most severely sloped greens in GAP.)

#13

#13

#13- 390 yard par 4. Do not be behind the tree in front of the green.

#14

#14

#14- 200 yard par 3. OB left, water short and right.

#15

#15

#15- 420 yard dogleg right par 4. OB right.  (I will be interested to see how many players try and take it up and over the trees.)

#16

#16

#16- 145 yard par 3. DO NOT go over the green.

#17

#17

#17- 475 yard par dogleg left par 5. bunkers short of green.

#18

#18

#18- 365 yard par 4. OB left, trees right.

 

 

Junior Spotlight – Cara Basso

Posted in IJGT, Junior Spotlight on May 30, 2014 by Chris Roselle
Cara Basso, Whitford Country Club

Cara Basso, Whitford Country Club

 

The June Spotlight shines on a player who is coming off a second place finish in the IJGT Bridgestone Tournament of Champions.  Whitford CC’s Cara Basso fired rounds of 71, 75 and 73 at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. to finish only one stroke behind the eventual champion, Kornkamol Sukaree of Bangkok, Thailand.  For a full recap of her runner-up finish please click here: http://www.ijgt.com/news-and-blogs/2014-bridgestone-tournament-champions-final-results/

 

Age: 16

High School/Year: Villa Maria Academy High School, Malvern, PA/Junior (11)

Favorite Subject: sciences (this year I took AP Chemistry)

Home Club: Whitford CC

Handicap Index: 1.9

Best Course you have played and why: TPC Scottsdale, I love open layout courses and its fun to play a desert course when there is none Northeast

Favorite Hole and why: #11 at Penn State Blue Course, its a short par four and I had my first dunk-in eagle in competition last summer from 115 yards out

Competitive Low Round: 71 (IJGT Bridgestone Tournament of Champions)

Golf Instructor: Harry Hammond, PGA

Greatest Golf Accomplishment: 2012 PIAA AA State Championship

Holes-In-One: zero (but looking forward to having some!)

Any golf-specific superstitions: (no superstitions but more of a quirk) I typically wear only Puma

What type of shot do you most like to play on the course: love bringing out the driver (who doesn’t?!?)

What type of shot gives you the most trouble on the course: currently longer green-side (20-50 yard) bunker shots

During the summer, how much time do you spend practicing each week: around 20 hours

During the summer, if you are not on the golf course, where would we most likely find you: somewhere where there is air conditioning

Who would make up your dream foursome: Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Rickie Fowler

Favorite tournament you play in all year and why: the IJGT event at Architects GC, I love golf course design and the course starts with older architecture on hole one and ends with some newer styles on the home stretch

Golf tournament you’d most like to attend: the Masters (hoping to get some tickets soon!)

What’s on your Playlist right now: Latch by Disclosure (but I love all kinds of electronic music)

Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: @Zedd (DJ/Producer)

All time favorite movie: Divergent (love the book series as well)

Last book you read: Easier Said Than Done by Dr. Rick Jensen

2014 Girls Golf Day at Applecross Country Club

Posted in Junior Events/Results on May 5, 2014 by Chris Roselle

For those of you that follow my blog or my social media sites know that my 4 year old daughter, Nora, recently started playing golf.  During the month of April she attended three junior clinics conducted by Eric MacCluen and his staff from Applecross Country Club.  She has fallen in love with the sport and constantly asks me when the next time I am taking her to hit golf balls will be.

 

As part of MacCluen’s Girls Golf Revolution Applecross Country Club will be hosting a Girls Golf Day on Sunday, May 18th from 3pm-6pm.  To view the registration form please click here: 2014_girls_golf_day_final_v3.pdf

 

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Riverton CC’s Kramarski Captures Golf Quebec Junior Spring Open

Posted in Junior Events/Results on May 5, 2014 by Chris Roselle

 

Kevin Kramarski, Riverton Country Club

Kevin Kramarski, Riverton Country Club

 

Congratulations!!! are in order for Riverton CC’s Kevin Kramarski after he captured the 2014 Golf Quebec Vertdure Junior Spring Open this past weekend.  Kramarski, a senior at St. Joe’s Prep, bested a field of 70 of Canada’s best junior golfers with rounds of 73 and 77.  His opening round of 1 over-par 73 was the lowest first round score at Rees Jones designed, Olde Kinderhook Golf Club, Kinderhook, NY.  Birdies on two of his final four holes (#15 and #17) gave the Palmyra, NJ resident a one stroke lead heading into the final round.   His second round score of five-over par 77 earned him with a four shot victory over Charles-Eric Belanger and Matthew Paradis.  Kramarski, who recently committed to Iona College , commented that “the course was pretty tough.”  “They played us at around 6,850 yards and the course was really soggy and it was really windy today.”  “Overall it was a great experience to play with kids from a different country”, said Kramarski.  Kramarski, who last year was the runner-up in 99th Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Boys’ Championship, earned 4 AJGA Performance Based Entry Stars with this victory.

For a full recap of the event please click on these links:

http://quebec.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/quebec14/event/quebec1432/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

http://www.golfquebec.org/english/nouvelles_flash_voir.asp?CodeN=291

 

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