HHCA’s Nimmer Wins IJGA Junior Open Golf Tournament

HHCA's Nimmer Wins IJGA Junior Open Golf Tournament (Image 1)

(Okatie) – Hilton Head Christian Academy rising senior Bryson Nimmer fired a final-round 67 to claim the title at the IJGA Junior Open at Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie.  Nimmer finished the three-round tournament at -7.


Nimmer birdied three of his first seven holes to build a lead and made several key par putts down the stretch to hang on and win by two strokes over Philip Loeb.  Hilton Head’s Andrew Orischak (defending champion) finished third at 2-under-par.


Okatie, S.C.—Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, North Carolina, shot a 4-under-par 66 during the final round of the IJGA Junior Open at Chechessee Creek Club to advance in the standings and claim her first AJGA tournament title. In the Boys Division, Bryson Nimmer of Bluffton, South Carolina, also won his first AJGA event, as he was able to hold onto his two-day lead and shoot a 7-under-par 203 to finish atop the Boys Division leaderboard.

Migliaccio began the final round in fourth place and had four birdies and no bogeys to card a three-day total of even-par 210. The rising sophomore also earned the Scotty Cameron Putter Cover Award for shooting the lowest final-round score in the Girls Division. Although the IJGA Junior Open was only her second AJGA appearance, Migliaccio was excited about competing in and winning an AJGA event.

“It’s always the best people,” Migliaccio said. “You’re always competing with the best and the wins are sweeter. It just feels amazing because all of the work that I’ve been doing finally came together in a tournament.”

Fai Khamborn of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Isabella DiLisio of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, carded three-day scores of 1-over-par 211 to tie for second. In addition to her second-place finish, Khamborn also took home the Bridgestone Award for shooting the low first-round score of 4-under-par 66.

Throughout the tournament, Nimmer never fell from first place in the Boys Division. The rising senior notched five birdies, with four of them on the front nine, to shoot a final-round score of 3-under-par 67. Nimmer, who finished the 2013 IJGA Junior Open tied for 23rd, was thrilled to win his first AJGA tournament.

“It feels pretty great,” Nimmer said. “Obviously it’s a lot of golf and you don’t really think about it until the last couple of holes and then you start to realize it. Overall you’re still just trying to have fun and enjoy it out there.”

Philip Loeb of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, played consistently throughout the tournament and finished in second at 5-under-par 205. The tournament’s defending champion Andrew Orischak of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, carded a 2-under-par 208 to take third. Rounding out the top-five boys were Sam Warkentin of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Yuan Li of Haikou, China, who tallied scores of even-par 210. Li also took home the Scotty Cameron Putter Cover Award with a low final-round score of 5-under par 65.

For more information about the IJGA Junior Open, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

About the AJGA

               American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 6,000 members from all 50 states and more than 45 foreign countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

            Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.

            AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.


OKATIE, S.C. — Final results from the IJGA Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Chechessee Creek Club.
Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 6539. Rating: 72.3. Slope: 136
Girls Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 6111. Rating: 73.8. Slope: 130

Boys Division 

Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, S.C. (2015)      67-69-67–203     -7 
Philip Loeb, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      68-70-67–205     -5 
Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      67-70-71–208     -2 
Yuan Li, Haikou, China (2015)      73-72-65–210     E 
Sam Warkentin, Bainbridge Island, Wash. (2016)      68-71-71–210     E 
Dwight Cauthen, Columbia, S.C. (2016)      70-69-73–212     +2 
Matthew Plunkett, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      68-71-74–213     +3 
Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C. (2017)      72-72-70–214     +4 
Sawyer Mills, Easley, S.C. (2015)      75-71-69–215     +5 
Zachary Zwitter, Roswell, Ga. (2015)      71-73-71–215     +5 
Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. (2016)      72-69-74–215     +5 
Spenser Slayden, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2017)      71-75-70–216     +6 
Adam Morris, Acworth, Ga. (2015)      71-75-72–218     +8 
Ritwik Jain, Bluffton, S.C. (2015)      75-70-75–220     +10 
Matt Lehman, Bluffton, S.C. (2016)      67-79-74–220     +10 
Keshav Sharma, Bluffton, S.C. (2015)      69-76-75–220     +10 
Kobdech Rodrat, Bangkok, Thailand (2017)      73-75-72–220     +10 
Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      78-72-70–220     +10 
Xue Wen Luo, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      71-76-75–222     +12 
Geuntae Kim, Daegu, South Korea (2015)      76-77-70–223     +13 
Riley Schank, Anthem, Ariz. (2014)      77-72-74–223     +13 
Daiki Okada, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      74-77-74–225     +15 
Stanton Schorr, Columbus, Ga. (2015)      73-75-78–226     +16 
Steven Weingroff, Upper Saddle River, N.J. (2016)      76-80-71–227     +17 
Jairaj Singh Sandhu, Patiala, India (2016)      73-72-82–227     +17 
Viraj Garewal, Raleigh, N.C. (2017)      74-73-80–227     +17 
Benjamin Huskey, Sevierville, Tenn. (2014)      73-77-77–227     +17 
Phillip Beard, Hoschton, Ga. (2015)      78-76-74–228     +18 
Piyush Sangwan, Gurgaon, India (2016)      72-75-81–228     +18 
Christian Casingal, Charleston, W.Va. (2015)      69-80-79–228     +18 
Steven Wysocki, Hoschton, Ga. (2015)      79-72-77–228     +18 
Masato Yoshitsugu, Bluffton, S.C. (2015)      69-74-86–229     +19 
Henrik Olsson, Austin, Texas (2016)      75-74-80–229     +19 
Burke Barsamian, Barrington Hills, Ill. (2016)      77-77-76–230     +20 
Matt Holloway, Knoxville, Tenn. (2015)      78-77-75–230     +20 
Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      78-77-76–231     +21 
Taisuke Ono, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      79-80-72–231     +21 
Thomas Burnett, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      80-74-78–232     +22 
James Wohler, Savannah, Ga. (2017)      80-75-77–232     +22 
Alec Weary, Bluffton, S.C. (2016)      72-82-79–233     +23 
Aman Gupta, Concord, N.C. (2017)      75-78-80–233     +23 
Austen Swentzel, Nicholasville, Ky. (2014)      79-78-76–233     +23 
Kaden Page, Murrieta, Calif. (2016)      78-76-80–234     +24 
JD Moore, Columbus, N.J. (2015)      79-75-80–234     +24 
Walker Campbell, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2016)      81-75-79–235     +25 
Walker Wise, Montgomery, Ala. (2015)      82-73-82–237     +27 
Nic Vandeventer, Bristol, Tenn. (2015)      82-79-76–237     +27 
Bret Howey, Nazareth, Pa. (2014)      82-78-81–241     +31 
Matthew Bastian, Media, Pa. (2015)      82-85-85–252     +42 
Dougan Annan (2016),  Avondale Estates, Ga.  85-DQ 
Brian Weaver (2015),  Sinking Spring, Pa.  106-105-DQ 

Girls Division 

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C. (2017)      69-75-66–210     E
Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, Pa. (2015)      71-73-67–211     +1
Fai Khamborn, Cincinnati, Ohio (2017)      66-74-71–211     +1
Phyllis Tang, Bluffton, S.C. (2014)      75-72-70–217     +7
Chomchana Phuchanbanchob, Bluffton, S.C. (2015)      70-74-74–218     +8
Carly Burkhardt, Greenville, S.C. (2016)      72-71-76–219     +9
Emma Albrecht, Ormond Beach, Fla. (2015)      73-73-74–220     +10
Yunjie Zhang, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2016)      69-73-78–220     +10
Nicolette Donovan, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      74-76-71–221     +11
Anne Taylor Hough, Spartanburg, S.C. (2015)      76-70-75–221     +11
Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, Ga. (2014)      73-74-76–223     +13
Samantha Huang, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2016)      75-75-73–223     +13
Jaelyn Tindal, Rock Hill, S.C. (2015)      73-77-75–225     +15
Grace Massengill, Hickory, N.C. (2016)      76-76-73–225     +15
Radi Sauro, Lake Worth, Fla. (2014)      79-75-73–227     +17
Megan Martin, Chesapeake, Va. (2015)      76-74-79–229     +19
Megan McLean, Lebanon, N.J. (2016)      72-79-79–230     +20
Ashley Kimbrough, Clearwater Beach, Fla. (2014)      77-78-76–231     +21
Clementina Rodriguez, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      74-80-78–232     +22
Kasidy Beckel, Okatie, S.C. (2015)      78-75-80–233     +23
Miranda Holt, Pensacola, Fla. (2015)      77-78-78–233     +23
Hannah Ghelfi, East Falmouth, Mass. (2016)      81-77-75–233     +23
Valerie Hernandez, Bogota, Colombia (2015)      81-80-73–234     +24
Yuki Nakayama, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2016)      78-79-80–237     +27
Page Morehead, Spartanburg, S.C. (2015)      80-81-76–237     +27
Anna Eddy, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      79-76-84–239     +29
Rachel Corry, Ridgefield, Conn. (2015)      88-81-79–248     +38

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