The IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program golfers split their time this weekend in two different states. Many of the golfers headed 8 hours north to compete in the HJGT Spring Championship at Chateau Elan Golf Club while others stayed here in town to compete in the FCWT IMG/DLGA Championship.
Chateau Elan GC in Braselton, GA requires accuracy in the fairways and good green reading skills on the large, undulating greens. The fairways are crisscrossed by hidden creeks and rolling hills are aplenty! The IMG golfers found the course challenging, but the Sunday weather proved tough as well as the rainy weather and cool temperature rolled in.
Post Grad golfer, Keegan Cummings of Ireland, played consistent golf over the two days. Keegan opened with a 73 which put him four shots back of the leader going in to the final round. Keegan's homeland experience with cool and rainy weather proved to be to his advantage on Sunday. He closed with an even par 72 which was good enough for low round honors as well as a tie for first place.
Keegan headed back out to the course for a sudden-death playoff of against Austin Langdale of Townville, SC. Austin proved play-off ready and Keegan lost in extra holes to finish in 2nd.
Ironically, two of IMG's other Irish golfers rounded out the top 5. Fellow PG students Jack Hume shot rounds of 72-74 to finish one shot behind Keegan and in 3rd place. Gary Dunne also put in a fine performance finishing in 5th place with rounds of 75-76. Third year IMG golfer, Meechai Padunsiriseth of Thailand, finished in 4th place after shooting 71-76.
In the girls 15-19 division, Shannon Pak and Liteng âAllieâ Weng finished tied for third. Shannon shot 77-79, while Allie shot 79-77.
Leonardo Kitahara had the best IMG finish in the boys 13-15 age group. Leonardo finished in 7th place after shooting 76-80. This age division was packed with talent.
Congrats to you all on your fine play!
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