International Junior Golf Tour



IJGT KENTWOOL Socks Jr. at Blue Heron Pines - Final Results

Ramesh Holds on for Victory in Boys 15-19 Division

The International Junior Golf Tour traveled to Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines Golf Course for the 2012 KENTWOOL Socks Junior on Sept. 15-16, 2012. Title sponsor of the tournament, KENTWOOL Socks, graciously provided over ninety junior golfers with its branded "World's Best Golf Socks." The juniors battled through heavy winds on Saturday, but sunshine prevailed for the final round of play in the nationally ranked junior event.

Newtown, Pa. native Vinay Ramesh found himself sitting atop the leaderboard after fighting through the difficult course conditions on Saturday. He was able to keep his ball low and out of the wind to shoot a very impressive even par 72. Ramesh was able to set the bar, but Jimmy Davis from Cockeysville, Md. and Jacob Henny from Norwalk, Conn. lead a plethora of juniors that were right on his tail at the end of round one.

Ramesh was able to keep himself at even par through his first nine holes on Sunday, but he had to grind out his back nine to finish with a 78 (+6) in his final round. His 72-78- 150 was enough to edge out his fellow juniors for the Boys 15-19 Division title. Evan Santa from Edgewater, Md. was able to sneak in a final round 73 (+1) on Sunday to bring home a runner-up finish with a total score of 151, while Haworth, N.J. native Thomas La Morte caught up with Davis and Henny for a three-way tie for third place in the division with a total score of 152.

Anina Ku from Basking Ridge, N.J. and Sarah Kokotajlo from Ewing, N.J. lead the Girls division by a single stroke after first round play at the KENTWOOL Junior. Their final round pairing was one of the most intense battles on the course Sunday. Ku and Kokotajlo battled back and forth, trading birdies and bogeys all the way to the last few holes. Kokotajlo had a mishap on the 14th hole that opened up the door for Ku, which she took full advantage of to hold on for the victory.

"I was very consistent with my drives and approach shots all weekend," said Ku. "I think that really helped me play well."

Ku finished with an 82-73-155 to take home a seven stroke victory and her third career win on the IJGT tour. Raphaella Kang from Bayside, N.Y. came in with an 83-79-162 on the weekend to edge out Kokotajlo (82-81) by a single stroke for the runner-up finish.

John Pak from Scotch Plains, N.J. came to Ron Jaworski's trademark course with one thing on his mind. He was looking to get his first ever IJGT tournament victory. There was nothing that was going to stand in his way with his game-plan of just coming out and hitting fairways and greens.

"My driver was my best club this weekend," said Pak. "I hit almost every fairway today."

Pak set the pace on Saturday by four strokes, and his Sunday was no different as he was able to stretch his lead by another stroke for a very impressive five stroke victory. Pak put up a 73-77-150 total on the weekend to capture the Boys U-14 title over Will Thompson from Pittsford, N.Y. and Brett Inserra from Upper Saddie River, N.J., who tied for the runner-up finish with tournament totals of 155.

Ku also took home the Girls Low Round honors, as she was awarded the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award for her final round 73 (+1). Tyler Sokolis from Doylestown, Pa. took home the Clazic Belt for the Boys with his final round 70 (-2).

The IJGT will head to Turtle Creek Golf Course in Limerick, Pa. on September 22 for the IJGT Philly Jr. The first round of competition will begin on Saturday at 10:24 am. This event will be ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard and the top finishers will receive AJGA Performance Stars.

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, MVP Sport, 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.


Cologne, NJ-Final round results of the IJGT event conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) at Blue Heron Pines, held Sept. 15-16, 2012. Boys 15-19 Division: Gold Tees - 6736 yards, par 72, (72.5/134). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees - 6164 yards, par 72, (69.7/132). Girls U-19 Division: Green Tees - 5808 yards, Par 70 (73.1/134)

Saturday: Sunny and breezy, highs in the low 80's
Sunday: Sunny, highs in the low 80's

IJGT Kentwool Socks Junior at Blue Herron Pines
Blue Herron Pines
Cologne, NJ
September 15-16, 2012

Boys 15-19 Division - (Gold Tees) 6,736 yards, Par 72
1. Vinay Ramesh, Newtown, PA, *72-78--150
2. Evan Santa, Edgewater, MD, *78-73--151
3. Thomas La Morte, Haworth, NJ, *77-75--152
3. Jimmy Davis, Cockeysville, MD, *75-77--152
3. Jacob Henny, Norwalk, CT, *75-77--152
6. Jake Gurock, West Windsor, NJ, *81-74--155
7. Jesse Clemente, Staten Island, NY, *76-80--156
8. Tyler Sokolis, Doylestown, PA, *87-70--157
8. Johnson Ko, Manhasset, NY, *79-78--157
10. Seam Ebert, Furlong, PA, *79-79--158
11. Will Flood, Blue Bell, PA, *80-79--159
11. Eric Terminello, White Plains, NY, *80-79--159
11. Aaron Rhaney, Caldwell, NJ, *84-75--159
14. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA, *81-80--161
14. Kyle Kroen, Basking Ridge, NJ, *81-80--161
14. Ben Kleiman, Saint Davids, PA, *79-82--161
14. JT Twomey, Newtown, PA, *79-82--161
18. Nathan Halowell, Montgomery Village, MD, *84-79--163
19. Joshua Goldenberg, Scarsdale, NY, *82-82--164
19. Gary McCabe, Collegeville, PA, *82-82--164
19. Rij Patel, Hunt Valley, MD, *80-84--164
19. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA, *83-81--164
19. Andrew Gordon, Fairfax, VA, *83-81--164
19. GIlbert Chang, Nesconset, NY, *83-81--164
25. Gregory Szrom, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, *81-84--165
25. Joey Iorio, Mountainside, NJ, *84-81--165
27. Mark Benevento, Somers Pt., NJ, *80-86--166
27. Andrew Neal, Chevy Chase, MD, *85-81--166
27. Kwanwoo Kim, Tenafly, NJ, *83-83--166
30. Brendan Bacskai, Berwyn, PA, *81-86--167
30. Ethan Means, Landenberg, PA, *80-87--167
32. Brandan Bree, Kennett Square, PA, *87-82--169
32. Patrick Byrnes, Chatham, NJ, *86-83--169
32. Evan Weisberg, Briarcliff Manor, NY, *83-86--169
35. Matthew Bastian, Media, PA, *87-83--170
36. Jack Rosenberg, Laurel Hollow, NY, *82-90--172
36. Jonny Emmerman, Scarsdale, NY, *88-84--172
38. Cristian Cerza, Greenwich, CT, *82-92--174
38. Nick Hallowell, Montvale, NJ, *87-87--174
40. Nathaniel Graves, Philadelphia, IA, *86-89--175
40. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ, *85-90--175
42. Jason Pichola, Chester Springs, PA, *96-81--177
42. Hunter Lee, Great Neck, NY, *92-85--177
42. Jarrod Daly, Norwood, MA, *90-87--177
45. Jack Hirsh, Villanova, PA, *93-86--179
45. Kenneth Doyle, Bayville, NY, *93-86--179
45. Forrest Swisher, Titusville, NJ, *86-93--179
48. Chris Binet, Oreland, PA, *95-85--180
48. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA, *91-89--180
50. Parth Ahuja, Monmouth Junction, NJ, *90-91--181
51. Conor Duggan, Southport, CT, *101-83--184
51. Kurren Kalra, Syosset, NY, *89-95--184
JWD. Daniel Gentilucci, Philadelphia, PA, *JWD
JWD. Joe Blando, Jr, Manhasset, NY, *JWD
JWD, David Lee-Tolley, New York, NY, *91-JWD

Boys U-14 Division - (White Tees) 6,164 yards, Par 72
1. John Pak, Scotch Plains, NJ, *73-77--150
2. William Thomson, Pittsford, NY, *79-76--155
2. Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, NJ, *78-77--155
4. Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, NJ, *83-76--159
5. Gavin Rickert, Ijamsville, MD, *83-77--160
6. Ryan Skae, Old Tappan, NJ, *80-83--163
7. Peter Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA, *77-92--169
8. Zachary Sculler, Morganville, NJ, *89-84--173
8. Steven Weingroff, Upper Saddle River, NJ, *91-82--173
10. Matthew Lee-Tolley, New York, NY, *84-92--176
11. Max Siegfried, Villanova, PA, *88-94--182
12. Jack Sokolis, Doylestown, PA, *103-98-201

Girls Division (Green Tees) 5,808 yards, Par 72
1. Anina Ku, Basking Ridge, NJ, *82-73--155
2. Raphaella Kang, Bayside, NY, *83-79--162
3. Sarah Kokotajlo, Ewing, NJ, *82-81--163
4. Katie Edelblut, New Hope, PA, *84-80--164
5. Stephanie Bosdosh, Clarksburg, MD, *85-81--166
6. Alyssa Schiera, West Windsor, NJ, *86-81--167
6. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY, *83-84--167
6. Rachel Oates, Rye, NY, *84-83--167
9. Laura Burke, Princeton, NJ, *87-82--169
10. Madison Braman, Loudonville, NY, *96-83--179
11. Carley Hopton, Madison, NJ, *92-88--180
12. Erin DiDonato, Hammonton, NJ, *94-88--182
12. Megan McLean, Lebanon, NJ, *90-92--182
14. Haley Bookholdt, Columbus, NJ, *94-89--183
15. Jennifer Rosenberg, Laurel Hollow, NY, *89-95--184
15. Zora Moore, Milford, NJ, *90-94--184
17. Jessica Vasso, Scarborough, NY, *94-99--193
18. Kate Weiss, Greenwich, CT, *100-98--198
19. Summer Kitahara, Greenwich, CT, *105-94--199
20. Taryn Carroll, Ridgewood, NJ, *106-98--204


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