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IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters C.C. - Final Results

The best junior golfers in the southeast traveled to Savannah Quarters Country Club the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Georgia Open this weekend. Despite some low temperatures and numerous water hazards, the IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters Country Club showcased some great junior golfers.

Taking home the first place title in the Boys 15-19 Division was 17-year old Shota Ozaki of Tokyo, Japan. In order to capture the IJGT title, Ozaki would have to fend off previous champions, Mickey Werenski of South Hadley, Mass. and Manuel Velez of Panama City, Panama. This was the first tournament of the season for Ozaki.

Ozaki began round one perfectly, shooting an even-par 72 to end the day. After the eighth hole, Ozaki hit his stride, finishing the last ten holes with ten consecutive pars. Heading into round two, Ozaki was tied for second place with Velez, one stroke behind Werenski. During the final round, Ozaki would close the gap between himself and Werenski with a stunning seven birdies and three consecutive pars to finish round two with an incredible score of 3-under-par 69 and a total score of 141 to capture the title.

Ozaki's short game was the key to his success this weekend at Savannah Quarters Country Club especially for his 3-under-par 69 on Sunday. "I felt very good. My short game was perfect. I had twenty-two putts!" Ozaki said.

Finishing in second was Werenski with an overall tournament score of 145. Rounding out the Boys 15-19 Division was John Conley of Leesburg, Va. with an overall tournament score of 146. Ozaki's 3-under-par 69 on Sunday earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which is given to the player who records the lowest score during Sunday's final round.

Finishing in first place in the Girls Division was Thamonpat Siriko of Bangkok, Thailand. Siriko has made several appearances in IJGT tournaments, although never took home the first place title until Sunday. Finishing in fourth place in her last IJGT tournament, Siriko was determined to capture a trophy this weekend.

Siriko got off to a strong start during round one with four birdies and five consecutive pars, finding herself in first place going into round two with a score of 1-under-par 71. Despite a few bogeys on her first few holes, Siriko would remain calm and hold on to her first place lead with the help of two birdies and two consecutive pars to finish with a round two score of 77, giving her an overall score of 148.

"I played really good the first day to shoot 1-under-par. This was my first time winning in the United States," said Siriko when asked about how she felt over the weekend.

Finishing in second was Cake Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand with an overall tournament score of 152. Rounding out the Girls Division in a tie for third place was Ana Paula Valdes of Morelia, Mexico andRei Nakatani of Tokyo, Japan with an overall tournament score of 153.

Phuchanbanchob's even-par 72 on Sunday earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award, which is given to the player who records the lowest score during Sunday's final round.

Taking home the first place title in the Boys 14 & Under Division was 14-year-old Davis Shore of Knoxville, Tenn. This was also Shore's first appearance in an IJGT tournament this season. In order to capture the first place title he would have to take down previous champion Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan.

Round one proved to be a solid round for Shore, shooting a round one total of 3-over-par 75 with the help of three birdies and four consecutive pars. Heading into round two, Shore trailed Ogawa by one stroke. Shore would close the gap easily with the help of three birdies and an outstanding seven consecutive pars to finish round two with a score of 2-under-par 70 and an overall score of 145. Shore's 145 was more than enough to capture the first place trophy, finishing six strokes ahead of second place.

Shore knew he had to improve on his first round score in order to come out on top on Sunday. "I was expecting to play pretty good because I had a triple and a double the first day. So I was thinking to shoot 75 with a triple and a double, I can do a lot better... I played pretty solid, and I just played my game," he said.

Finishing in a tie for second was Daulet Tuleubayev of Almaty, Kazakhstan and Ogawa with overall tournament scores of 151.

The IJGT will travel to Birmingham, Ala. for the IJGT Open at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Oxmoor Valley on October 27-28, 2012. To sign up for this event or others, or for more information, call (800) 792-9143 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, Golf Digest/Golf World, morodZ, PURE Grips, and Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit or call (800) 792-9143.

POOLER, Ga. - Final round results of the IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed October 21, 2012. Boys 15-19 Division: Championship Tees - 6863 yards, par 72 (72.6/131). Boys 14 & Under Division: Member Tees - 6294 yards, par 72 (71.5/129). Girls Division: Club Tees - 6005 yards, par 72 (74.5/134)

Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the High 60s with winds of 5-10 m.p.h.
Sunny with temperatures in the High 60s.

IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters
Savannah Quarters Country Club
Pooler, Ga.
October 20-21, 2012

Boys 15-19 Division - Championship Tees, 6,863 yards, Par 72
1. Shota Ozaki, Tokyo, Japan, *72-69--141
2. Michael Werenski, South Hadley, MA, *70-75--145
3. John Conley, Leesburg, VA, *75-71--146
4. Manuel Velez, Panama City, Panama, *72-75--147
5. Patrick Albanesi, Avon, CT, *76-75--151
6. Rafael Miranda, Guayaquil, Ecuador, *80-73--153
6. Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan, *77-76--153
6. Austin Maher, Bracebridge, Canada, *75-78--153
9. Patrick Kim, Pleasanton, CA, *77-77--154
9. Sam Meuret, Brunswick, NE, *76-78--154
9. Daniel Tello Vargas, Pachuca, Mexico, *76-78--154
9. Luke Tetreault, Horseheads, NY, *74-80--154
13. Daiki Okada, Tokyo, Japan, *79-76--155
13. Shogo Ito, Tokyo, Japan, *79-76--155
13. Mos Bangpetch, Hilton Head Island, SC, *78-77--155
16. Charles MacCallum, Melbourne, Australia, *78-78--156
16. Bryan Gagnon, Culver City, CA, *78-78--156
18. Andrew Boyer, Bracebridge, ON, *76-81-157
19. Garrett Johnson, Bloomfield Hills, MI, *81-77--158
19. Giovanni Trione, Rome, Italy, *79-79--158
19. Nicholas Rodriguez, East Northport, NY, *78-80--158
22. AJ Correia, Bedford, NH, *78-82--160
23. Wataru Koguchi, Fukuoka, Japan, *76-85--161
24. Lohith Ramaraju, London, England, *81-81--162
25. Elliott Johnson, Bluffton, SC, *80-83--163
25. Keith Techasith, Bangkok, Thailand, *76-87--163
27. Zachary Boe, Bluffton, SC, *79-85--164
28. Julius Lorentzen, Reno, NV, *76-89--165
29. Charlie Spencer-White, Bluffton, SC, *85-81--166
29. James Cresswell, Orwigsburg, PA, *86-80--166
29. Austin McCulloch, Alexandria, MN, *81-85--166
32. Chang Ju Lee, Seoul, South Korea, *85-82--167
33. Tyler Shepard, Rincon, GA, *84-84--168
34. Anthony Bonsignore, Manorville, NY, *80-90--170
35. Daniel Abraham, Maputo, Mozambique, *86-85--171
35. Alex Beckel, Bethesda, MD, *83-88--171
37. Shogo Taniguchi, Osaka, Japan, *90-86--176
38. Peter Alberti, Madison, CT, *90-90--180
38. Dacotah Palcit, Windsor, ON, *85-95--180
40. German Alvarez, Santiago, Chile, *94-87--181
41. Nate Anderson, Billings, MT, *90-92--182
42. William Dunn III, Lancaster, PA, *95-88--183
43. Christian Parker, Guyton, GA, *94-91--185
43. Marshall Clemens, Weston, MA, *94-91--185
45. Tyler Pidduck, Thousand Oaks, CA, *91-95--186
46. Katsuya Asano, Kanagawa, Japan, *99-88--187
47. Takahiro Nojima, Shibuya-Ku, Japan, *98-101--199


Chris Magi, Montreal, Canada, *DQ (Rule 6-6b)

Boys 14 & Under Division - Member Tees, 6,294 yards, Par 72
1. Davis Shore, Knoxville, TN, *75-70--145
2. Daulet Tuleubayev, Almaty, Kazakhstan, *77-74--151
2. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, *74-77--151
4. Alan Xu, Hilton Head Island, SC, *78-76--154
5. Kevin Ying, Shanghai, China, *75-83--158
6. Taisuke Ono, Tokyo, Japan, *82-81--163
6. Alejandro Santibanez, San Luis Potosi, *81-82--163
8. Andre Becerra, Zapopan, Mexico, *82-84--166
9. Paul Schumacher, Canton, OH, *85-83--168
10. Tyson - Skylar Morrisseau, Couchiching First Nation, Canada, *85-85--170
11. Evan White, Greenville, SC, *85-86--171
12. Walker Campbell, Paget, Bermuda, *91-81--172
13. Yuichi Murao, Yokohama-shi, Japan, *86-90--176
14. Brandon McBride, Bluffton, SC, *92-85--177
15. Alexandr Kuzmin, Almaty, Kazakhstan, *94-91--185
16. Nate Tosto, Savannah, GA, *92-101--193
17. Alex Johnson, Evans, GA, *108-93--201

Girls Division - Club Tees, 6,005 yards, Par 72

1. Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand, *71-77--148
2. Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand, *80-72--152
3. Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan, *80-73--153
3. Ana Paula Valdes, Morelia, Mexico, *76-77--153
5. Moyu Sasaki, Tokyo, Japan, *75-80--155
6. Fatin Amin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, *80-77--157
7. Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China, *82-76--158
8. Olivia Landino, Hermitage, PA, *79-82-161
9. Margine Arguello, Panama City, Panama, *84-80--164
10. Rebecca Chandler, Northport, AL, *83-87--170
10. Stephanie Liu, Hardeeville, MO, *80-90--170
12. Susana Reyes Ramirez, Ibague, Colombia, *85-87--172
13. Kathryn Crouch, Harker Heights, TX, *85-88--173
13. Paige Cappelli, Blue Bell, PA, *82-91--173
15. Kali Boyer, New Ringgold, PA, *94-88--182
16. Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC, *97-86--183
17. Ariana Dial, Clarksville, MD, *95-90--185
18. Mia Baringer, East Greenville, PA, *95-91--186


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