International Junior Golf Tour



Final Results - IJGT Philly Challenge at White Manor

Barto Captures First IJGT Title

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to the beautiful White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa., March 23-24 to host the 2013 IJGT Philly Challenge. Bitter cold and blistering winds made this two-day 36-hole tournament a challenge for the 90 competitors who teed off this past weekend.

Matt Barto of Leechburg, Pa., claimed first place in the Boys 15-19 Division after putting together two great rounds on the difficult White Manor Country Club course. At the end of round one, Barto led the pack by four strokes after carding a division-leading 1-over-par 72. His impressive first round also earned him KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award honors, which is given to the player who earns the lowest score during Saturday's first round.

The second round came down to the back nine with Kevin Kramarski of Moorestown, N.J., chipping away at Barto's first round lead. Kramarski was 1-under par at the turn, and was dead even with Barto going into hole No. 15. Barto's two birdies and one par to close out the tournament were just enough to earn him his first IJGT Champion trophy. On the day, Barto finished with a 1-over-par 72 giving him a three-shot victory.

"I felt really comfortable {going into the second round}," said Barto. "My ball striking was good, and I just stayed patient and made my putts."

Kramarski finished second after shooting a tournament total of 5-over-par 147. Kramarski's second-round even-par 71 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which is given to the player who cards the lowest final round score. Rounding out the top 3 in the Boys 15-19 Division was Vinay Ramesh of Newtown, Pa., who carded a tournament score of 151.

Taking home the trophy in the Boys 14 & Under Division was Evan Johnson of York, Pa. Johnson carried a four stroke lead going into the second round after recording a 4-over-par 75 in the first round. He managed to maintain his lead on Sunday by carding four birdies and six pars, which earned him his second IJGT title of the season, the first coming at the Philly Junior at Turtle Creek last September. Johnson finished his weekend with a total score of 152.

"My putting was the best part of my game this weekend," said Johnson. "I felt like I could make anything that was within 10 feet."

James McHugh of Rye, N.Y., and Gus Minkin of York, Pa., tied for second in the Boys 14 & Under Division after they both finished the weekend with a score of 155.

Isabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pa., took home the title in the very competitive Girls Division after carding a 153 over the weekend. DiLisio, who carried a one-stroke lead going into the final round, found herself neck and neck on the back nine with second-place finisher Brynn Walker of St. Davids, Pa. Walker holed out for birdie after a fantastic chip on hole No.2, which brought her in contention for the title. DiLisio was just too strong on the back nine making five pars and one birdie, which earned her a second career IJGT title. DiLisio also earned the KENTWOOL Socks Lo-Pro Award after she shot a 4-over-par 75 in the first round.

"I just took it one shot at a time {on the final holes}," DiLisio said. "I did not focus on the players that were close to me. I focused on my play."

Erin Lo of Mount Laurel, N.J., took third place after finishing with a 162 over the course of the tournament.

Jackie Rogowicz of Yardley, Pa., earned the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award honors after she carded a 4-over-par 75 on Sunday.

The IJGT will travel to Somers Point, N.J., on March 30-31 for the Bridgestone Series at Greate Bay Country Club. This Event will feature top players from across the northeast competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit Points.

To sign up for this event, or other, or for more information on the IJGT, call 888.936.5327 or visit

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, Clazic Belts, AB Golf Designs, The First Tee, Sundog Eyewear, morodZ, PURE Grips, and the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit or call 888.936.5327.

Malvern, Pa. - Final round results of the IJGT Philly Challenge at White Manor conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed March 24, 2013. Boys 15-19 Division: Bronze Tees - 6727 yards, Par 71 (72.9/134). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees - 6126 yards, Par 71 (69.7/129) Girls Division: Green Tees - 5852 yards, Par 71 (69.3/126).

Weather: Saturday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40's with 15-20 mph winds
Sunday: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 40's with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
The Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club
Malvern, PA.
March 23-24, 2013

Boys 15-19 Division - (Bronze Tees) White Manor CC: 6,751 Yards, Par 71
1. Matt Barto, Leechburg, PA *72-72--144
2. Kevin Kramarski, Moorestown, NJ *76-71--147
3. Vinay Ramesh, Newtown, PA *77-74--151
4. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA *80-75--155
4. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA *80-75--155
4. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA *77-78--155
7. Carey Bina, Villanova, PA *80-76--156
7. C.J. Zachary, Hummelstown, PA *77-79--156
9. Kieran Purcell, Nutley, NJ *81-76--157
9. Anthony Sebastianelli, Clarks Summit, PA *80-77--157
9. Charles Musto, Sterling, VA *76-81--157
12. Joshua Goldenberg, Scarsdale, NY *83-75--158
12. Michael Bushman, North Potomac, MD *81-77--158
12. Ryan Rucinski, Wilmington, DE *80-78--158
12. Eamon Marone, Belvidere, NJ *78-80--158
16. Joseph Tigani, Hockessin, DE *79-80--159
16. Kevin Conners, Downingtown, PA *77-82--159
18. Gary McCabe, Collegeville, PA *84-76--160
18. Spencer Shepperly, New Vernon, NJ *81-79--160
20. Sam Gallen, Reading, PA *80-81--161
20. Matthew Ade, Delran, NJ *76-85--161
22. Andrew Neal, Chevy Chase, MD *79-83--162
23. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC *82-81--163
23. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA *81-82--163
23. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA *78-85--163
26. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY *80-84--164
26. Alex Velez, Harleysville, PA *80-84--164
28. Yousaf Razvi, Somerset, NJ *85-80--165
28. Jackson Zepf, Thornwood, NY *84-81--165
30. Chris Burns, Kennett Square, PA *89-77--166
31. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *88-79--167
32. Alex Bollington, Madison, NJ *86-82--168
32. Mariano Medico, Shavertown, PA *84-84--168
34. Jake Gray, Glenmoore, PA *88-81--169
34. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *81-88--169
34. Liam Murphy, Hockessin, DE *81-88--169
37. John Abbott, Hummelstown, PA *91-80--171
37. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY *83-88--171
37. Jared Faust, Pottstown, PA *83-88--171
40. Jack Faraci, Port Jeferson Station, NY *88-84--172
41. Sean Ebert, Furlong, PA *85-88--173
42. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA *88-86--174
42. Anthony Scarcella, Scarsdale, NY *88-86--174
42. Bobby Firth, Jenkintown, PA *88-86--174
42. Austin Bailey, Pennington, NJ *87-87--174
42. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA *90-84--174
47. Frank Pantano, Gibsonia, PA *86-89--175
48. Chris Binet, Oreland, PA *83-93--176
49. Joseph Visalli, Dover, DE *88-89--177
49. Lee Hammerschmitt, Armonk, NY *85-92--177
51. Brendan Hallinan, West Chester, PA *93-85--178
51. Andrew Bove, Doylestown, PA *92-86--178
53. Kyle Kost, New Hope, PA *90-89--179
54. Ryan Flynn, Stony Point, NY *93-87--180
55. Ryan Conner, Newtown, PA *93-90--183
56. Brendan Papariello, Villanova, PA *93-91--184
57. Griffin Colvin, Media, PA *95-90--185
58. Robert Shaner, Fort Lee, NJ *108-90--198
59. Zachary Sculler, Morganville, NJ *109-91--200
60. Eric Faust, Pottstown, PA *96-110--206


DQ. Nicholas Johnson, Moosic, PA -DQ (Rule 20-7c)
DQ. Kellen Jordan, Spring Lake, NJ -DQ (Rule 20-7c)
JWD. Gregory Rothman, Moorestown, NJ -*93 - JWD
JWD. Nathan Tenpas, Chevy Chase, MD -JWD
JWD. Callum McCaslin, Milford, PA -JWD

Boys 14 & Under Division - (Black Tees) White Manor CC: 6,176 Yards, Par 71
1. Evan Johnson, York, PA *75-77--152
2. James McHugh, Rye, NY *79-76--155
2. Gus Minkin, York, PA *81-74--155
4. Peter Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *85-80--165
4. Tommy Dzwonczyk, North Abington Township, PA *84-81--165
6. Mike May, Auburn, NY *86-81--167
7. Danny Dougherty, Wilmington, DE *92-86--178
8. Cameron Hsieh, New York, NY *100-83--183
9. Luke Sample, New York, NY *87-99--186
10. Luke Farquhar, Haddon Heights, NJ *118-111--229

Girls Division - (Green Tees) White Manor CC: 5,893 Yards, Par 71
1. Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, PA *75-78--153
2. Brynn Walker, St. Davids, PA *76-79--155
3. Erin Lo, Mount Laurel, NJ *83-79--162
4. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY *84-79--163
5. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA *84-80--164
6. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ *82-83--165
7. Sam Leite, Camden, DE *84-84--168
7. Caroline Zhao, Greenwich, CT *84-84--168
9. Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley, PA *94-75--169
10. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, Pottstown, PA *91-84--175
11. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ *92-84--176
12. Cara Basso, Downingtown, PA *94-84--178
13. Emily Doyle, Horseheads, NY *93-88--181
14. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ *96-89--185
15. Summer Kitahara, Greenwich, CT *100-94--194
16. Kate Weiss, Greenwich, CT *102-101--203


News Source: Buffalo Communications

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