IJGA Student-Athlete JJ Kim Claims Victory at IJGT’s MetroWest Classic Tournament
International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) student-athlete JeongJoo (JJ) Kim claimed victory in the Boys U16 Division at the IJGT MetroWest Classic at MetroWest Golf Club of Orlando, FLorida, February 9-10, earning an automatic invitation to the 2019 Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final and competing for national rankings and IJGT Merit points.
In difficult weather conditions, Kim (Yongin, South Korea) shot an opening round of 70 (2-under par) with an eagle and seven birdies on Saturday followed by a 75 on Sunday, for a 145 total finish. This is Kim’s first victory as he made his International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) debut.
Seven other IJGA students had Top 10 finishes in their divisions with IJGA student-athlete One Kashima (Tochigi, Japan) taking third-place in the Girls U16 division, carding a 80-82 over the two day tournament.
Boys Under 19 Division: Black Tees, 6,718 Yards, Par 72
T8th: Kazuki Yamauchi, Osaka, Japan, 76-80–156, +12
Boys Under 16 Division: White Tees, 6,322 Yards, Par 72
1st: JJ Kim, Yongin, South Korea, 70-75–145, + 1
T5th: Patrick Sun, Dalian, China, 77-75–152, +8
T8th: Eugene Kang, Seongnam, South Korea, 76-83–159, + 15
T9th: Zaid Khan, El Dorado Hills, CA, 83-77–160, + 16
Girls Under 16 Division: White Tees, 5,539 Yards, Par 72
3rd: One Kashima, Tochigi, Japan, 80-82–162, +18
4th: Emma Kim, Ulsan, South Korea, 80-86–166, + 22
7th: Noe Hirota, Nagoya, Japan, 99-99–198, +54
About IJGA: The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) was founded in 1995 on Hilton Head Island, SC as a home for elite juniors from around the world looking to earn college golf scholarships in the United States. Since 1995, IJGA has achieved nearly 100% college placement and graduates have earned over $52 million in college golf scholarships. IJGA continues to develop the character and skill of junior golfers, while helping them achieve their goals.
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