International Junior Golf Tour



IJGT at The Architects Golf Club - Final Results

Mactas Shoots Career Low to Win First Major

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) made its annual trip to the Architects Golf Club for the first Major Championship of the season. The picturesque golf venue, where each hole honors a different historic golf architect, proved to be a tremendous challenge for some of the top junior golfers in the Northeast at the nationally ranked junior event on Oct. 13-14, 2012.

Jared Mactas from Woodcliff Lake, N.J. has competed a few times in the annual IJGT event at Architects Golf Club, but has left the course empty-handed. Having already decided that this would be his last IJGT appearance before he made the move up to the collegiate ranks, Mactas had his mind set on breaking through the wall that seemed to have formed between him and this event.

"I came into this year and just decided I was going to win," said Mactas. "I worked on my new putting stroke and it really worked out for me."

Mactas' opening round 68 (-3) was good enough to give him a three-stroke cushion going into the final round. He came out firing on all cylinders on Sunday morning, going four-under on his first five holes of the day. Despite a late charge by Curren Mody from Monmouth Junction, N.J, who's final round 68 (-3) captured him the Clazic Belt Low Final Round honor, Mactas was able to hold on to the lead with his final round 70 (-1) to give him his first IJGT Major victory and a new career low total. Mody's two-day total of 142 left him two strokes behind Mactas for the runner-up position, while Anthony Sebastianelli from Clarks Summit, Pa. rounded out the top three with his 144 two-day total.

William Thomson from Pittsford, N.Y. was the talk of the course on Saturday as news spread about the putting clinic he put on display at the Architects Golf Club. He putted his way to an opening round 71 (E) to give him a six-stroke lead going into the final round on Sunday.

Thomson was confident he was going to be able to cruise his way to his second IJGT victory on the season in as many weeks, but a triple on the par 4 fifth hole began a four hole skid where he went eight over par. That is where John Felitto from Mountainside, N.J. made his move to capitalize on Thomson's misfortunes and gain the lead with only nine holes to play. Thomson and Felitto battled in those final nine holes trading momentum with each other, but in the end the division title was captured by Felitto.

Finishing with a two-day total of 149 (78-71), Felitto earned his first IJGT Major Championship. Thomson finished in the runner-up position for the third time this season. Ryan Rodriguez from Highland Mills, N.Y. rounded out the top three with a two-day total of 155.

Emily Mills from Farmingdale, N.J. found herself sitting atop the leaderboard in her first IJGT appearance of the season. She was able to battle through the bitter cold temperatures on Saturday to put up an opening round score of 74 (+3), which gave her a mere one-stroke lead going into the final round on Sunday.

Conservative was the name of the game for Mills in her final round. "I just tried to stay one step ahead of the other girls, and take things one shot at a time," said Mills.

She did just that as her final round 77 (+6) was just enough to give her a two-stroke victory over the Vik sisters from Greenwich, Conn. Susana Vik edged out her older sister with her two-day total of 153, while Camilla Vik rounded out the top three with a two-day total of 154. Alexis Hios from Rye, N.Y. also made her mark on the weekend as she walked away with the Clazic Belt Low Final Round honor with her 74 (+3).

The IJGT will be moving on to the Blue Course at Penn State on Oct. 20-21 for the IJGT College Classic. The event will also feature an on-site appearance from the IJGT Director of College Placement, Ann Maness. She will be conducting college placement consultations with the competing juniors at the event. To schedule a consultation, or for more information, please call (843) 785-2444 or email

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.


Lopatcong, NJ - Final round results of the IJGT Major Championship conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) at Architects Golf Club, held Oct. 13-14, 2012. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees - 6705 yards, par 71, (71.8/129). Boys 14 & Under Division: Blue Tees - 6057 yards, par 71, (68.9/122). Girls Division: Red Tees - 5743 yards, Par 71 (74.3/132)

Saturday: Cool and brisk with highs in the low 50's
Sunday: Sunny with light winds, highs in the mid 60's

International Junior Golf Tour at Architects Golf Club
Architects Golf Club
Lopatcong, NJ
October 13-14, 2012

Boys 15-19 Division - (Gold Tees) 6705 yards, Par 71
1. Jared Mactas, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, *68-70--138
2. Curren Mody, Monmouth Junction, NJ, *74-68--142
3. Anthony Sebastianelli, Clarks Summit, PA, *74-70--144
4. Luke Williams, Oshawa, *75-70--145
4. Paul Saad, Lexington, KY, *72-73--145
6. Kieran Purcell, Nutley, NJ, *72-74--146
7. Christopher Troy, Greenwich, CT, *77-71--148
7. Nathan Halowell, Montgomery Village, MD, *76-72--148
9. Matthew Van Niekerk, Rochester, NY, *72-77--149
10. Sam Ignatuk, Boonton, NJ, *79-71--150
10. Frank Szucs, Brookside, NJ, *76-74--150
10. Armando Olivieri, Greenwich, CT, *75-75--150
10. Kyle Kroen, Basking Ridge, NJ, *75-75--150
10. Thomas La Morte, Haworth, NJ, *72-78--150
10. Jake Gurock, West Windsor, NJ, *72-78--150
16. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA, *76-75--151
16. Ted Badenhausen, Morristown, NJ, *73-78--151
18. Brock Kovach, Wyomissing, PA, *75-77--152
19. Joe Markmann, Doylestown, PA, *74-79--153
20. Patrick Jonnet, Pittsburgh, PA, *76-78--154
20. Michael McIntosh, Chittenango, NY, *76-78--154
22. Kwanwoo Kim, Tenafly, NJ, *83-72--155
22. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA, *78-77--155
22. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA, *72-83--155
25. Bret Howey, Nazareth, PA, *81-75--156
25. Tyler Stagg, White Plains, NY, *79-77--156
27. Nick Di Marco, Smithtown, NY, *81-76--157
27. GIlbert Chang, Nesconset, NY, *80-77--157
29. Jake van Arkel, Haverford, PA, *84-74--158
30. Matthew Schimenti, Ridgefield, CT, *84-75--159
30. Kevin Kunkle, Walnutport, PA, *83-76--159
30. Spencer Shepperly, New Vernon, NJ, *81-78--159
33. Danny Oh, Fullerton, CA, *80-80--160
33. Andrew Neal, Chevy Chase, MD, *77-83--160
35. Nick Hallowell, Montvale, NJ, *82-79--161
36. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ, *84-78--162
36. Zach Stark, Livingston, NJ, *83-79--162
38. Sean Murray, Bridgeport, NY, *82-81--163
38. Leo Massimino, Lumberville, PA, *82-81--163
38. Gregory Szrom, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, *79-84--163
38. Oliver Wade, New York, NY, *79-84--163
42. Andrew Nappi, Glen Rock, NJ, *83-81--164
42. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA, *81-83--164
44. Thomas Kaczan, Clark, NJ, *84-81--165
45. Kurren Kalra, Syosset, NY, *84-82--166
45. Evan Weisberg, Briarcliff Manor, NY, *80-86--166
45. Kyle Finnican, New Canaan, CT, *86-80--166
48. Zackary Potten, Wharton, NJ, *79-88--167
49. Parth Ahuja, Monmouth Junction, NJ, *85-83--168
49. Jake Kessel, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, *89-79--168
51. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ, *85-84--169
51. James Corrigan, Irvington, NY, *85-84--169
53. Joey Iorio, Mountainside, NJ, *85-85--170
53. Eric Terminello, White Plains, NY, *83-87--170
53. Bobby Firth, Jenkintown, PA, *91-79--170
56. Spenc Needham, Pennington, NJ, *88-83--171
57. Brandon Raihl, Wernersville, PA, *86-86--172
57. Austin Bailey, Pennington, NJ, *87-85--172
59. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA, *85-88--173
60. Jack Maresca, Rye, NY, *94-80--174
60. Jarrod Daly, Norwood, MA, *86-88--174
62. Will Sumfest, Lewisburg, PA, *92-83--175
63. Ryan Napoli, Franklin Lakes, NJ, *96-85-181
64. Daniel Melcher, New York, NY, *95-93--188

JWD. Justin Stagg, White Plains, NY, *81-JWD
JWD. Rob Newhouse, New York, NY, *84-JWD
JWD. Hartej Gill, Monroe Township, NJ *JWD

Boys U-14 Division - (Blue Tees) 6057 yards, Par 71
1. John Felitto, Mountainside, NJ, *78-71--149
2. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *71-82--153
3. Ryan Rodriguez, Highland Mills, NY, *81-74--155
4. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ, *77-79--156
5. Ryan Rybicki, Remsen, NY, *84-77--161
5. Matthew Lee-Tolley, New York, NY, *86-75--161
7. Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, NJ, *78-84--162
7. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ, *79-83--162
9. Mike May, Auburn, NY, *81-84--165
9. Matt Monaco, Baldwinsville, NY, *83-82--165
11. Thomas Corrigan, Irvington, NY, *80-87--167
12. Marc Holzhauer, Clarence Center, NY, *84-85--169

Girls Division - (Red Tees) 5743 Yards, Par 71
1. Emily Mills, Farmingdale, NJ, *74-77--151
2. Susana Vik, Greenwich, CT, *75-78--153
3. Camilla Vik, Greenwich, CT, *76-78--154
4. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA, *79-77--156
4. Anina Ku, Basking Ridge, NJ, *80-76--156
6. Alexis Hios, Rye, NY, *83-74--157
7. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ, *78-80--158
8. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY, *76-85--161
9. Alessandra Ricigliano, Scarsdale, NY, *87-76--163
9. Laura Burke, Princeton, NJ, *83-80--163
9. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, Pottstown, PA, *79-84--163
12. Allyson Wentworth, Stewarstville, NJ, *85-82--167
13. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY, *82-86--168
14. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ, *86-85--171
15. Riley Smyth, Old Tappan, NJ, *88-86--174
15. Sarah Kokotajlo, Ewing, NJ, *92-82--174
17. Rachel Oates, Rye, NY, *86-89--175
18. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ, *92-87--179
19. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ, *89-92--181
20. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ, *99-84--183
20. Summer Kitahara, Greenwich, CT, *98-85--183
22. Jessica Vasso, Scarborough, NY, *100-91--191
23. Emily Corrigan, Irvington, NY, *95-100--195


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