Continued Success for former Jr Tour Standout
Former NEPGA Jr Tour standout Nathan Ingram of Pembroke, MA has added a recent accolade to his resume. The Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY was host to the 2018 New Era Junior Championship July 10-13th. This three round event welcomed premier Junior golfers from across the nation. With a total score of 4-over par (220) Ingram left a champion.
The field included over 100 competitors that had to initially survive a cut line after round two. Ingram set the tone round one firing an even par 72, this secured him a spot at the top of the leaderboard going into round two.
Consistency is key for these Jr golfers as the course tends to become more difficult each and every round. For Ingram, there appeared to be no problems with his game. He remained to top dog following round two with a +2 (74). Ingram was nowhere near the cut line at +15.
This Massachusetts native held his own at the final round of the New Era Junior Championship going wire to wire against some of the nation’s best Jr golfers. Matching his round two score of 74, Ingram finished 72-74-74-(220) for the event.
Looking back at Ingrams NEPGA Jr Tour career it is no surprise he continues to flourish as a competitor. 2014 was an amazing year for Ingram, he won a total of 12 NEPGA Jr events and easily took home the title of Boys 12-12 Player of the year.
We are extremely proud of all our NEPGA Jr Tour players that are continuing their golf careers on bigger stages. Ingram will be heading into his senior year at Boston College High and will look to help the Boys Golf team this coming fall.
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Tyer, Shieh Top Field in Big I
Seven Juniors Move on to National Event
James Tyer of Stoughton, MA and Gabrielle Shieh of Carlisle, MA won the 2017 Massachusetts Big “I” Junior Golf Classic on Monday and Tuesday, July 10-11 at The Country Club of New Bedford (North Dartmouth, MA) and The Bay Club at Mattapoisett (Mattapoisett, MA).
By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Tyer and Shieh qualified for the Big “I” National Championship held at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, MS on August 7 – 10, 2017.
Tyer, 17, posted a final-round 70 for a two-day total of 144 and a 2-stroke victory over Andrew Michienzi (Needham, MA) and Sam Taraian (Rehoboth, MA). Shieh, 15, had a final-round 72 for a two-day total of 147 and a 6-stroke victory over Elise Keane of Marshfield, MA.
In addition to Tyer and Shieh, the following boys and girl will advance to the Big “I” National Championship as the low five boys and low two girls qualified for the National event
T2) Andrew Michienzi (Needham, MA) 72-74 --146
T2) Sam Taraian (Rehoboth, Ma) 73-73--146
T4) Nick Hampoian (North Reading, MA) 76-71-- 147
T4) Collin Fitzpatrick (Marion, MA) 147 71-76--147
2) Elise Keane, (Marshfield, MA) 73-80-- 153