International Junior Golf Tour



IJGT Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club Final Results

Bina Comes from Behind to Win

The historic Hershey Country Club was the site of the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Labor Day Classic. In this 36-hole event, players from across North America converged on central Pennsylvania for the nationally ranked event. The East Course, host of the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, was the stage for many junior golfers to post very impressive performances.

Villanova, Pa. native, Carey Bina found himself six strokes behind Roland Massimino (Lumberville, Pa.) after the first day of the IJGT Labor Day Classic. He came into the final round with the confidence to be able to not only close that six-stroke gap, but also to win the event outright. Bina's second round 68 (-3) was just enough to edge out Massimino by a single stroke for the Boys 15-19 division championship on Sept. 2.

"I was actually pretty confident that I could do well today," said Bina. "The last time I was in a tournament six strokes back, with a 75, I won it! So I was pretty confident I could do it again."

Massimino finished one stroke behind as the division runner-up, while Doylestown, Pa. native, Joe Markmann, came in four strokes behind Bina for third place, despite being the talk of the course on Saturday with his ace on the par three 8th.

Bina's final round score of 68 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Abingdon, Va. native, Andrew Spiegler was sitting atop the leaderboard of the Boys U-14 division after the first day of the IJGT event at Hershey Country Club. He shot an impressive 73 (+2) to lead the pack by two strokes going into the final round on Sunday. Spiegler had to look no further than his own pairing in the final round to find his best competition as Gavin Rickert (Ijamsville, Md.) came out firing on in the final round, shooting even par (71) to capture the division championship by two strokes.

Rickert said his approach to mounting a come-from-behind victory on Sunday was to simply take it one shot at a time. It was Rickert's second round tee shot on the par three 16th, where he stuck his seven-iron to four feet away, that give him an extra boost of confidence coming down the final stretch.

Rickert's two-day total of 146 (+4) put him two strokes ahead of Luke Schaap from Potomac, Md., who's second round 70 (-1) just wasn't quite enough to overcome the gap left after his first round 78 (+7). Spiegler battled through some adversity on Sunday, but just dug himself too deep of a hole to climb out of as he finished with a final round 76 (+5) to leave him in the third spot in the division.

Erin Lo from Mount Laurel, N.J. and Lacey Bensing from Ephrata, Pa. had a three shot lead going into Sunday's final round at Hershey as they both shot and opening round 76 (+5) on Saturday. Lo, who is no stranger to the top of the leaderboard, was able to keep her composure and outlast the impressive field of ladies to win the Girls division championship by two strokes.

Her second round 76 (+5) was enough to fend off a run by Elma, N.Y. native, Michelle Hanes, who came back from a first round 81 (+10) to post a final round 73 (+2) leaving her a mere two strokes behind Lo. Claire Hernandez from Palgrave, ON rounded out the top three of the division with a two day total of 155 (+13).

Hanes final round score of 73 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

The IJGT travels to Bloomfield, Conn for the IJGT Jr at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course on September 8-9, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit or call (800) 792-9143.

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, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, The First Tee, Golf Digest/Golf World, and Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit or call (800) 792-9143.


Final round results of the IJGT event conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) at the Hershey Country Club - East Course, held Sept. 1-2, 2012. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees - 6788 yards, par 71, (73.0/133). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees 6202 yards, par 71, (71.0 / 130). Girls U-19 Division: Gold Tees 5889 yards, Par 71 (75.0/130)

Saturday: Sunny and warm with highs in the upper 80's
Sunday: Overcast with highs in the low 80's

International Junior Golf Tour at Hershey Country Club
East Course
Hershey, PA
September 1-2, 2012

Boys 15-19 Division (Blue Tees) 6788 yards, Par 71
1. Carey Bina, Villanova, PA, *75-68--143
2. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA, *69-75--144
3. Joe Markmann, Doylestown, PA, *72-75--147
4. Matt Starobin, Davidsonville, MD, *76-73--149
5. Lucas Farmer, Highland, MD, *78-72--150
5. Kyle Burke, West Sayville, NY, *73-77--150
7. Kwanwoo Kim, Tenafly, NJ, *79-72--151
7. Matt Van Niekerk, Rochester, NY, *73-78--151
7. Gregory Sibick, Williamsville, NY, *73-78--151
10. Brendan Papariello, Villanova, PA, *76-76--152
10. Jimmy Davis, Cockeysville, MD, *75-77--152
10. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA, *75-77--152
13. Brock Kovach, Wyomissing, PA, *78-75--153
13. Zachary Boe, Bluffton, SC, *78-75--153
15. Derick Paxton, Great Falls, VA, *75-79--154
16. Sam Gallen, Reading, PA, *77-78--155
16. Kevin Conners, Downingtown, PA, *77-78--155
18. Jake Kessel, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, *79-77--156
18. Brandon Greenplate, York, PA, *78-78--156
18. Tyler Sands, New Canaan, CT, *77-79--156
18. Blake Hinckley, Kennett Square, PA, *76-80--156
22. Aaron Schauger, Grand Island, NY, *79-78--157
22. Joe Blando, Jr, Manhasset, NY, *79-78--157
22. Kevin Borowicz, Grand Island, NY, *78-79--157
25. Michael Szipszky, Newtown Square, PA, *80-78--158
25. Michael Rojas, Cliffside Park, NJ, *79-79--158
25. C.J. Zachary, Hummelstown, PA, *79-79--158
25. Vinay Ramesh, Newtown, PA, *78-80--158
25. Johnson Ko, Manhasset, NY, *78-80--158
30. Austin Green, Fayetteville, PA, *76-83--159
30. Patrick McDonald, Herndon, VA, *82-77--159
30. Tony Reichert, Owings, MD, *81-78--159
30. Kevin Kunkle, Walnutport, PA, *82-77--159
34. Will Sumfest, Lewisburg, PA, *79-82--161
34. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA, *87-74--161
34. Spencer Shepperly, New Vernon, NJ, *77-84--161
34. Max Bell, Chambersburg, PA, *85-76--161
38. Thomas Kaczan, Clark, NJ, *79-83--162
38. Michael Lamond, West Chester, PA, *80-82--162
38. Kenneth Doyle, Bayville, NY, *84-78--162
41. Mike Dobbs, Moorestown, NJ, *79-84--163
42. Nick Di Marco, Smithtown, NY, *82-82--164
43. Bret Howey, Nazareth, PA, *85-80--165
43. Bobby Piluso, Ridgewood, NJ, *85-80--165
43. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ, *83-82--165
43. Heath Woodruff, Carlisle, PA, *81-84--165
47. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA, *80-86--166
47. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ, *79-87--166
47. Nick Shoup, Allentown, PA, *76-90--166
47. GIlbert Chang, Nesconset, NY, *84-82--166
47. Oliver Wade, New York, NY, *83-83--166
47. Chase Roswall, Bristol, TN, *81-85--166
53. Ryan Conner, Newtown, PA, *77-90--167
54. Skyler Roederer, Cambridge, OH, *87-81--168
55. Jake Gray, Glenmoore, PA, *87-84--171
55. Alan Bevard, Easton, MD, *84-87--171
55. Carter Rajtik, Chambersburg, PA, *84-87--171
58. Adam Bacon, Fairfax Station, VA, *85-87--172
59. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA, *88-85--173
59. Kyle Hughes, Pulaski, NY, *88-85--173
59. Garrett Tucker, Huntingtown, MD, *87-86--173
59. Jason Pichola, Chester Springs, PA, *84-89--173
63. Tommy Heck, Wyomissing, PA, *85-89--174
64. Christopher Nolte, Arnold, MD, *90-85--175
65. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY, *88-90--178
66. Austin Dunlap, Villanova, PA, *91-89--180
67. Tyler Nussbaum, Oyster Bay, NY, *97-86--183
68. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA, *98-102--200

JWD. Robbie Hickok, Washington, DC, *75-JWD

Boys U-14 Division - (White Tees) 6202 yards, Par 71

1. Gavin Rickert, Ijamsville, MD, *75-71--146
2. Luke Schaap, Potomac, MD, *78-70--148
3. Andrew Spiegler, Abingdon, VA, *73-76--149
4. Gus Minkin, York, PA, *78-74--152
4. Ben Reichert, East Amherst, NY, *77-75--152
6. Mike May, Auburn, NY, *78-75--153
7. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ, *80-74--154
7. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *77-77--154
9. Nick DiMaio, Old Brookville, NY, *80-77--157
9. Steven Weingroff, Upper Saddle River, NJ, *76-81--157
11. C.J. Hughes, Indiana, PA, *78-81--159
12. Tommy Dzwonczyk, North Abington Township, PA, *82-81--163
12. Chris Chiminski, Penns Park, PA, *77-86--163
14. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY, *83-82--165
14. Ryan Rybicki, Remsen, NY, *83-82--165

Girls Division - (Gold Tees) 5889 yards, par 71

1. Erin Lo, Mount Laurel, NJ, *76-76--152
2. Michelle Hanes, Elma, *81-73--154
3. Claire Hernandez, Palgrave, ON, *79-76--155
4. Lacey Bensing, Ephrata, PA, *76-82--158
5. Lizzie Hammel, Wexford, PA, *83-81--164
5. Laura Burke, Princeton, NJ, *81-83--164
5. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY, *82-82--164
8. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY, *84-82--166
9. Shannon Weber, Kutztown, PA, *80-87--167
10. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA, *87-82--169
10. Amanda Meyers, North Potomac, MD, *83-86--169
10. Jacqueline Oggero, Hershey, PA, *85-84--169
10. Chelsea Dantonio, Lancaster, NY, *81-88--169
14. Sam Leite, Camden, DE, *88-84--172
15. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ, *88-85--173
16. Amanda Ploener, Chadds Ford, PA, *86-88--174
17. Summer Kitahara, Greenwich, CT, *92-85--177
18. Kate Weiss, Greenwich, CT, *88-90--178
19. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ, *90-92--182
20. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY, *94-92--186
21. Emily Connors, Lancaster, NY, *95-92--187
22. Lindsay May, Auburn, NY, *98-92--190
23. Taryn Carroll, Ridgewood, NJ, *103-96--199
24. Minahil Choudry, Potomac, MD, *114-103--217


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