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Sebastian Moss

Sebastian Moss

Legends Junior Tour Texas Cup International

Sophomore Sebastian Moss with his caddie, Nick Schmidt, at the Legends Junior Tour Texas Cup International, where he tied for 3rd place. Sebastian’s 68 on the second day was the lowest round of the tournament.

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Sebastian Moss

Sebastian Moss

HGJT Mission Inn Junior Open

Congratulations to Sophomore Sebastian Moss on his winning 1st place in the boys 16-18 division at the HGJT Mission Inn Junior Open. Sebastian shot 78 on day one and 66 on day two, 6 under!  Next to Sebastian is Post Grad Matt Chorches, who placed 3rd in the same division, shooting 79 on day one and 73 on day two, coming in 3rd!

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National Letter of Intent Signing Day

National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Congratulations to the following IJGA student-athletes on making their college commitments to D1, D2 and NAIA division schools on National College Signing Day 2018 to play golf at the collegiate level for the following universities:

  • Felix van Kleef – University of Nevada, Las Vegas  [D1]
  • Chase Phillips – George Mason University  [D1]
  • Kotaro Murata – University of Hawaii  [D1]
  • Hoshi Yadav – Holy Names University of Oakland, CA  [D2]
  • Drew Maiorca – Chestnut Hill College of Philadelphia, PA  [D2]
  • Beng Keat Lim – Ottawa University of Surprise, AZ  [NAIA]

 

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


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Congratulations to Junior Karl Vilips!

Congratulations to Junior Karl Vilips!

Congratulations to Junior Karl Vilips awarded a Rolex All-American golfer for the third year in a row!


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USGA Women's National Four Ball Championship

USGA Women's National Four Ball Championship

Congratulations to our student athletes - Sophomore Lisa Rudometkin and Freshman Luisa Mariana Mesones, who qualified for the USGA Women's National Four Ball Championship!


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Congratulations to Olympic Golf Medal Winner Karl Vilips!

Congratulations to Olympic Golf Medal Winner Karl Vilips!

Karl brings back the Golf Medal as the winner of the Youth Olympus in Argentina with a two stroke victory! Click Here

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Academy Cup Team

Academy Cup Team

 
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The HJGT Academy Cup is held at Celebration Golf Club, in Kissimmee Florida

The HJGT Academy Cup is held at Celebration Golf Club, in Kissimmee Florida, there was 7 Academies that participated in the event. Which also had a team event, Saddlebrook came in 2nd place. Winners from past weekend, Lisa Rudometkin won the girls division 14-18 age group. Khavish Varadan won the 16-18 Boys division.
 


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Lisa-Marie Rudometkin

Lisa-Marie Rudometkin

IMG Junior Golf Tour World Qualifier!

Congratulations to 9th grade student-athlete Lisa-Marie Rudometkin on her first place win at the IMG Junior Golf Tour World Qualifier!  Lisa-Marie's 72-76-72 put her on top!

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Congratulations to Karl Vilips, a rising sophomore from Australia on his selection as a member of the International team for the Junior Presidents Cup tournament!

Congratulations to Karl Vilips, a rising sophomore from Australia on his selection as a member of the International team for the Junior Presidents Cup tournament!

Karl Vilips has officially been named to the Junior Presidents Cup, where the International (Rest of the World) team. That team will compete against the United States Sep 25th-28th in New Jersey. The event precedes the actual President's Cup also in New Jersey. The team will be coached by the 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman. Karl will be the youngest player on either team!

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IMG Championship at Grand Cypress in Orlando

IMG Championship at Grand Cypress in Orlando

Congratulations to our Junior Cosette Anderson on her first place win at the IMG Championship at Grand Cypress in Orlando!

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Congratulations to 9th grade student-athlete Karl Vilips!

Congratulations to 9th grade student-athlete Karl Vilips!

Congratulations to 9th grade student-athlete Karl Vilips on his tie for 2nd place at the Sergio Garcia Junior Tournament.  Also congratulations to Connor Campbell who finished in a tie for 7th place.  And finally, Won Jun Lee finished in the top 20 at the Terra Cotta Invitational Tournament.

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 AJGA Justin Thomas Junior Championship!

AJGA Justin Thomas Junior Championship!

Congratulations to senior Crimson Callahan on his win  at the AJGA Justin Thomas Junior Championship!       

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For the first time in over 20 years, three players from the same school have advanced to match play at the Polo Golf Junior Classic!  Congratulations to Saddlebrook Prep student-athletes Karl Vilips, Won Jun Lee, and Khavish Varadan!

For the first time in over 20 years, three players from the same school have advanced to match play at the Polo Golf Junior Classic! Congratulations to Saddlebrook Prep student-athletes Karl Vilips, Won Jun Lee, and Khavish Varadan!


Karl locked up the #2 seed after finishing in a tie for second.

Won Jun and Khavish found themselves in a 7 person playoff, for 3 spots into matchplay. They both advanced through on the first playoff hole, securing spots into matchplay. I am still awaiting confirmation, but to most our knowledge, it is the first time three players from the same school have advanced into matchplay in over 20 years.

Karl will be playing Brandon Gillis from New Hampshire.

Won Jun is playing long-time, good friend, fellow All-American and fellow Korean, Eugene Hong. Eugene is currently ranked 2nd in the country. It is to most the biggest match of the morning.

Khavish will be playing the #1 seed, stroke play medalist Joseph Pagdin of England first round.

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Won Jun Lee and Karl Vilips were named Rolex All-Americans – Congratulations!


Last night, Won Jun Lee and Karl Vilips were named Rolex All-Americans. Pictures have already been posted on our social media, but I have attached them for our site and everyone's use. Khavish Varadan would have been awarded, however he came up one event short of the number to quality (Khavish is currently our highest ranked, he played 5 needed 6 to be eligible). 
 
Today is the first round of the 36-hole stroke play portion of the event, which leads to seeding and cut of the top 32 which qualify for match-play. 
 
Won Jun Lee and Khavish Varadan both shot -1  71, putting them in a tie for 21st. 

Karl Vilips shot a tournament low round of -7  65 to take the lead. Below is a link to the live scoring for our media.
 
https://www.ajga.org/m/scoring/leaderboard.asp?tn=2016115&rn=1&gender=M