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Denmark Comes Back to Win Boys Division of 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Denmark (-23) shot a 10-under 203 to come from seven strokes back and win the Boys Division of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan. It is Denmark’s first title in the 26-year history of the event. Third round leader Spain finished as the runner-up at minus-21 and Thailand (-19) came in third.

“We’ve been really looking forward to this week and knew we had a strong team coming in,” Denmark coach Martin Raal Kold said. “We had a bit of a rough day yesterday but the boys came back today and performed as well as we’d hoped. It was just enough to pull it off.”

Host Japan (-11) claimed the fourth spot while South Africa (-8) and Argentina (-1) also finished in the red. Mexico ended up at even par and moved into seventh – one shot ahead of eighth place Korea (+1). Sweden came in ninth at plus-3 while New Zealand (+5) and two-time defending champion United States (+7) checked in 10th and 11th - respectively. Italy (+8), Colombia (+12), Canada (+22) and Morocco (+48) rounded out the boys’ field.

Rasmus Højgaard of Denmark closed out the boys’ individual title at 16-under – four shots ahead of his twin brother Nicolai (-12). Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg took the third position at 10-under – one shot clear of fourth place finisher Bae Yongjun of Korea (-9).

South Africa’s Martin Vorster used a tournament record 61 (-10) in Friday’s final round to move into a fifth place tie with Eduard Rousaud Sabate of Spain at 8-under. Spaniard Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto (-7) claimed the seventh spot while Ryo Hisatune of Japan (-6) finished eighth – two shots ahead of a tie for ninth between Argentina’s Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira and Arituj Winaicharoenchai of Thailand at minus-4.

In the Girls Division, Japan ran away with championship – finishing 10 strokes clear of second place Korea (-12) – at 22-under. No other team finished below par. Canada and Sweden tied for third at plus-2 – one stroke ahead of two-time defending champion United States (+3).

“We were very calm today,” Japanese captain Gentaro Hashida said. “We played well all four days and expected to do so. We have a very strong team and are proud to win the championship. The icing on the cake was all three players birdied their final hole.” 

Colombia finished in sixth place at 9-over while New Zealand checked in seventh (+7). South Africa (+27) and Italy (+33) closed out the girls’ field.
Korea’s Lee Sujeong and Yuka Yasuda of Japan tied for the Girls Division individual trophy at 10-under. The other two Japanese participants - Yuna Nishimura (-9) and Ayaka Furue (-6) – finished third and fourth – respectively.

Canada’s Celeste Dao took the fifth spot at minus-5 – two shots ahead of sixth place Ingrid Lindblad of Sweden (-3). Korea’s Uhm Kyuwon (-2) was the final participant to finish below par in seventh place. 

The 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL is the world’s only junior golf championship in which 24 national teams – winners of regional qualifiers held across six continents and participated in by more than 70 national teams – compete for the world championship.

For more information – including photographs and videos from the round – please visit www.wjgtc.org and follow the tournament’s official twitter account @WJGTC.

Live scoring of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL was provided by Golfstat. Please visit www.golfstat.com or the Golfstat app for additional information.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Denmark 210-202-214-203 = 829 (-23)
2. Spain 203-209-207-212 = 831 (-21)
3. Thailand 210-210-209-204 = 833 (-19)
4. Japan 208-209-214-210 = 841 (-11)
5. South Africa 215-214-214-201 = 844 (-8)
6. Argentina 213-213-217-208 = 851 (-1)
7. Mexico 211-218-217-206 = 852 (E)
8. Korea 205-215-224-209 = 853 (+1)
9. Sweden 213-216-214-212 = 855 (+3) 
10. New Zealand 221-213-211-212 = 857 (+5) 
11. United States 216-221-217-205 = 859 (+7)
12. Italy 215-215-214-216 = 860 (+8)
13. Colombia 214-218-220-212 = 864 (+12)
14. Canada 218-223-223-210 = 874 (+22)
15. Morocco 215-223-240-222 = 900 (+48)

BOYS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
1. Rasmus Højgaard, Denmark 68-68-68-64 = 268 (-16)
2. Nicolai Højgaard, Denmark 65-68-72-67 = 272 (-12)
3. Ludvig Aberg, Sweden 67-71-69-67 = 274 (-10) 
4. Bae Yongjun, Korea 67-69-72-67 = 275 (-9) 
T5. Eduard Rousaud Sabate, Spain 70-70-67-69 = 276 (-8)
T5. Martin Vorster, South Africa 71-72-72-61 = 276 (-8) 
7. Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto, Spain 68-67-70-72 = 277 (-7)
8. Ryo Hisatune, Japan 68-71-66-73 = 278 (-6)
T9. Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, Argentina 72-70-69-69 = 280 (-4)
T9. Arituj Winaicharoenchai, Thailand 72-66-74-68 = 280 (-4)

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Japan 136-143-139-136 = 554 (-22) 
2. Korea 140-138-146-140 = 564 (-12)
3. Canada 142-148-141-147 = 578 (+2) 
4. Sweden 143-146-145-144 = 578 (+2)
5. United States 145-148-144-142 = 579 (+3)
6. Colombia 147-144-147-147 = 585 (+9) 
7. New Zealand 144-152-153-144 = 593 (+17)
8. South Africa 150-154-148-147 = 603 (+27)
9. Italy 149-159-152-153 = 609 (+33)

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
T1. Lee Sujeong, Korea 68-70-71-69 = 278 (-10) 
T1. Yuka Yasuda, Japan 70-70-71-67 = 278 (-10) 
3. Yuna Nishimura, Japan 68-74-68-69 = 279 (-9)
4. Ayaka Furue, Japan 68-73-72-69 = 282 (-6)
5. Celeste Dao, Canada 70-74-68-71 = 283 (-5)
6. Ingrid Lindblad, Sweden 70-72-71-72 = 285 (-3)
7. Uhm Kyuwon, Korea 72-68-75-71 = 286 (-2)
8. Sadie Englemann, United States 72-75-71-70 = 288 (E) 
9. Maria Bohorquez Fonseca, Colombia 73-73-72-73 = 291 (+3)
10. Gina Kim, United States 73-74-73-72 = 292 (+4)

Japan Recaptures Lead Heading into Final Round of Girls’ Division at 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – After shooting its third-consecutive subpar round of the tournament (139), Japan (-14) will carry a 6-stroke lead into the final round of the Girls’ Division of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan. 

Second round leader Korea (-8) fell to second following its first round above par (146). Canada also checks in below par in third place at 1-under. Sweden (+2) fell to fourth place – three shots ahead of two-time defending champion United States (+5). Colombia sits in sixth at 6-over while New Zealand (+17), Italy (+24) and South Africa (+24) round out the girls’ field.

“All of our players have contributed on different days of the tournament,” Japanese coach Shingo Kakutani said. “We responded very well to being paired with the Korean team and hopefully we will come out and finish well tomorrow.”

Korea’s Lee Sujeong (-7) remains atop the girls’ individual leaderboard ahead of Japanese teammates Yuna Nishimura (-6) and Yuka Yasuda (-5). Celeste Dao of Canada holds the fourth position at 4-under while Japan’s Ayaka Furue (-3), Ingrid Lindblad of Sweden (-3) and Korea’s Uhm Kyuwon (-1) are also below par.
Colombia’s Maria Bohorquez Fonseca and Sadie Englemann of the United States are tied for eighth at plus-2 while American Gina Kim and Valery Plata Pardo of Colombia (+4) check in 10th. 

In the boys’ competition, Spain fired the low round of the day (207) to move to 20-under for the tournament and take a 7-stroke lead over second place Denmark (-13). Thailand jumped to third at minus-10 while Japan also checked in below par at 8-under.

“We putted very well today and that’s the primary reason we’re leading right now,” Spanish captain Ion Ander Corral said. “We will need that to continue tomorrow and hopefully doing so will keep us in contention for the title.”

Argentina, South Africa and Sweden (+4) are in a three-way tie for fifth – one stroke ahead of Italy and Korea (+5). New Zealand moved up to 10th at plus-6 while Mexico finds itself in 11th at 7-over. Colombia (+13), the United States (+15), Canada (+25) and Morocco (+39) close out the boys’ field.

Denmark’s Rasmus Højgaard (-9) moved to the top of the individual leaderboard – one shot ahead of three players – Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto of Spain, Japan’s Ryo Hisatune and Nicolai Højgaard of Denmark – tied for second at minus-8.

Three more players – Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg and Spanish teammates David Puig Currius and Eduard Rousaud Sabate – are tied for fifth at 6-under.

The final round of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL tees off Friday at 8:00 AM JST. For more information – including photographs and videos from the round – please visit www.wjgtc.org and follow the tournament’s official twitter account @WJGTC.

Live scoring of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL is provided by Golfstat. Please visit www.golfstat.com for additional information. Scores can also be found on the Golfstat app which is available for download on all smartphones and tablets.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Japan 136-143-139 = 418 (-14) 
2. Korea 140-138-146 = 424 (-8)
3. Canada 142-148-141 = 431 (-1) 
4. Sweden 143-146-145 = 434 (+2)
5. United States 145-148-144 = 437 (+5)
6. Colombia 147-144-147 = 438 (+6) 
7. New Zealand 144-152-153 = 449 (+17)
T9. Italy 149-159-152 = 456 (+24)
T9. South Africa 150-154-148 = 456 (+24)

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
1. Lee Sujeong, Korea 68-70-71 = 209 (-7) 
2. Yuna Nishimura, Japan 68-74-68 = 210 (-6)
3. Yuka Yasuda, Japan 70-70-71 = 211 (-5)
4. Celeste Dao, Canada 70-74-68 = 212 (-4)
T5. Ayaka Furue, Japan 68-73-72 = 213 (-3)
T5. Ingrid Lindblad, Sweden 70-72-71 = 213 (-3)
7. Uhm Kyuwon, Korea 72-68-75 = 215 (-1)
T8. Maria Bohorquez Fonseca, Colombia 73-73-72 = 218 (+2) 
T8. Sadie Englemann, United States 72-75-71 = 218 (+2)
T10. Gina Kim, United States 73-74-73 = 220 (+4)
T10. Valery Plata Pardo, Colombia 74-71-75 = 220 (+4)

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Spain 203-209-207 = 619 (-20)
2. Denmark 210-202-214 = 626 (-13)
3. Thailand 210-210-209 = 629 (-10)
4. Japan 208-209-214 = 631 (-8)
T5. Argentina 213-213-217 = 643 (+4)
T5. South Africa 215-214-214 = 643 (+4)
T5. Sweden 213-216-214 = 643 (+4)
T8. Italy 215-215-214 = 644 (+5)
T8. Korea 205-215-224 = 644 (+5)
10. New Zealand 221-213-211 = 645 (+6)
11. Mexico 211-218-217 = 646 (+7)
12. Colombia 214-218-220 = 652 (+13)
13. United States 216-221-217 = 654 (+15)
14. Canada 218-223-223 = 664 (+25)
15. Morocco 215-223-240 = 678 (+39)

BOYS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
1. Rasmus Højgaard, Denmark 68-68-68 = 204 (-9)
T2. Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto, Spain 68-67-70 = 205 (-8) 
T2. Ryo Hisatune, Japan 68-71-66 = 205 (-8)
T2. Nicolai Højgaard, Denmark 65-68-72 = 205 (-8)
T5. Ludvig Aberg, Sweden 67-71-69 = 207 (-6)
T5. David Puig Currius, Spain 65-72-70 = 207 (-6) 
T5. Eduard Rousaud Sabate, Spain 70-70-67 = 207 (-6)
8. Bae Yongjun, Korea 67-69-72 = 208 (-5)
9. Kritchayapol Sinchai, Thailand 69-73-68 = 210 (-3)
T10. Vanchai Luangnitkul, Thailand 69-73-69 = 211 (-2)
T10. Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, Argentina 72-70-69 = 211 (-2)
T10. Andrea Romano, Italy 70-68-73 = 211 (-2)

Korea Holds Single Stroke Lead in Girls’ Division at Midway Point of 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Korea (-10) used a second round 138 to leapfrog Japan (-9) and take a one stroke lead at the halfway point of the Girls’ Division of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan.

“Japan has an excellent team and they played very well yesterday while gaining the opening round lead,” Korean captain Hur Namyang said. “We were able to come back today to catch them and now hope to compete for the tournament title over the next two days.”

The two Asian representatives claim five of the top six positions on the girls’ individual leaderboard and are currently 10 shots clear of the rest of the field. Sweden (+1) jumped Canada (+2) to secure the third position while Colombia checked in fifth at 3-over. The United States sits in sixth at plus-5 and New Zealand (+8), South Africa (+16) and Italy (+20) round out the girls’ field.

Opening round co-leader Lee Sujeong of Korea continues to pace the girls’ individual competition at 6-under. Her teammate Uhm Kyuwon and Japan’s Yuka Yasuda are two shots back at minus-4. Ayaka Furue of Japan (-3) holds the fourth position – one shot clear of her teammate Yuna Nishimura and Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad (-2).

Celeste Dao of Canada is the lone participant at even par and finds herself in the seventh spot while Colombians Valery Plata Pardo and Maria Bohorquez Fonseca claim the eighth and ninth positions at plus-1 and plus-2, respectively. Four players – Monet Chun of Canada, Americans Sadie Englemann and Gina Kim and Choi Jiwoo of Korea – are tied for 10th at 3-over.

In the boys’ competition, Denmark fired the day’s low round of 202 (-11) to grab a tie of the lead with Spain at minus-14. Japan (-9) checks in third – ahead of two teams – Korea and Thailand – tied for fourth at 6-under.

“Our boys played very well today,” Denmark coach Martin Raal Kold said. “The conditions were windy and quite tough but we played well right from the beginning and I was proud of the way the team performed.”

Argentina remains at even par – which is good for sixth place – and is three strokes clear of a three-way tie for seventh between Mexico, South Africa and Sweden (+3). Italy lays claim to the tenth position at 4-over while Colombia is in 11th at plus-6. New Zealand (+8), the United States (+11), Morocco (+12) and Canada (+15) close out the boys’ field.

Denmark’s Nicolai Høgaard sits alone atop the boys’ individual leaderboard at minus-9 – two shots ahead of second place Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto of Spain (-7). Denmark’s Rasmus Højgaard – Nicolai’s twin brother – is currently tied for third with Bae Yongjun of Korea at 6-under.

Opening round leader David Puig Currius of Spain holds the fifth spot at minus-5 while four players – Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg, Mauricio Figueroa of Mexico, Italy’s Andrea Romano and Arituj Winaicharoenchai of Thailand – are deadlocked in a tie for sixth (-4). Japanese teammates Ryo Hisatune and Keita Nakajima round out the top 10 at 3-under.

The third round of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL tees off Thursday at 8:00 AM JST. For more information – including photographs and videos from the round – please visit www.wjgtc.org and follow the tournament’s official twitter account @WJGTC.

Live scoring of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL is provided by Golfstat. Please visit www.golfstat.com for additional information.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Korea 140-138 = 278 (-10)
2. Japan 136-143 = 279 (-9)
3. Sweden 143-146 = 289 (+1)
4. Canada 142-148 = 290 (+2) 
5. Colombia 147-144 = 291 (+3) 
6. United States 145-148 = 293 (+5)
7. New Zealand 144-152 = 296 (+8)
8. South Africa 150-154 = 304 (+16)
9. Italy 149-159 = 308 (+20)

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
1. Lee Sujeong, Korea 68-70 = 138 (-6)
T2. Uhm Kyuwon, Korea 72-68 = 140 (-4)
T2. Yuka Yasuda, Japan 70-70 = 140 (-4)
4. Ayaka Furue, Japan 68-73 = 141 (-3)
T5. Ingrid Lindblad, Sweden 70-72 = 142 (-2)
T5. Yuna Nishimura, Japan 68-74 = 142 (-2)
7. Celeste Dao, Canada 70-74 = 144 (E)
8. Valery Plata Pardo, Colombia 74-71 = 145 (+1)
9. Maria Bohorquez Fonseca, Colombia 73-73 = 146 (+2)
T10. Monet Chun, Canada 73-74 = 147 (+3)
T10. Sadie Englemann, United States 72-75 = 147 (+3)
T10. Choi Jiwoo, Korea 73-74 = 147 (+3)
T10. Gina Kim, United States 73-74 = 147 (+3)

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
T1. Denmark 210-202 = 412 (-14)
T1. Spain 203-209 = 412 (-14)
3. Japan 208-209 = 417 (-9)
T4. Korea 205-215 = 420 (-6)
T4. Thailand 210-210 = 420 (-6)
6. Argentina 213-213 = 426 (E)
T7. Mexico 211-218 = 429 (+3)
T7. South Africa 215-214 = 429 (+3)
T7. Sweden 213-216 = 429 (+3)
10. Italy 215-215 = 430 (+4)
11. Colombia 214-218 = 432 (+6)
12. New Zealand 221-213 = 434 (+8)
13. United States 216-221 = 437 (+11)
14. Morocco 215-223 = 438 (+12)
15. Canada 218-223 = 441 (+15)

BOYS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

1. Nicolai Højgaard, Denmark 65-68 = 133 (-9) 
2. Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto, Spain 68-67 = 135 (-7) 
T3. Rasmus Højgaard, Denmark 68-68 = 136 (-6)
T3. Bae Yongjun, Korea 67-69 = 136 (-6)
5. David Puig Currius, Spain 65-72 = 137 (-5) 
T6. Ludvig Aberg, Sweden 67-71 = 138 (-4)
T6. Mauricio Figueroa, Mexico 69-69 = 138 (-4) 
T6. Andrea Romano, Italy 70-68 = 138 (-4)
T6. Arituj Winaicharoenchai, Thailand 72-66 = 138 (-4)
T10. Ryo Hisatune, Japan 68-71 = 139 (-3) 
T10. Keita Nakajima, Japan 67-72 = 139 (-3)

Spain Leads After First Round of 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Spain fired an opening-round 10-under 203 to take a two-stroke lead over Korea (-8) after the first day of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan. Host Japan sits in third at 5-under (208) while Denmark and Thailand are deadlocked for fourth at minus-3. Mexico rounds out the teams below par at 2-under 211.

“We played very well today,” Spanish coach Yago Beamonte said. “I knew we had a very good team and I think that we’ll be in the fight for the tournament title.”

Argentina and Sweden find themselves at even par – one shot ahead of ninth place Colombia (+1). Three teams – Italy, Morocco and South Africa – check in tied for 10th at 2-over – one stroke in front of two-time defending champion United States (+3). Canada (+5) and New Zealand (+8) close out the boys’ field.

Spain’s David Puig Currius and Nicolai Højgaard of Denmark shot 6-under 65 to tie for the lead in the boys’ individual competition – one stroke ahead of Korea’s Kim Seungmin. Three players – Ludvig Aberg of Sweden, Japan’s Keita Nakajima and Bae Yongjun of Korea – are tied for fourth after posting opening-round 67s (-4). Spain’s Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto, Ryo Hisatune of Japan and Denmark’s Rasmus Højgaard sit in a tie for seventh at 3-under.

Paced by a 4-under 68s from Ayaka Furue and Yuna Nishimura, host Japan (-8) holds a four-shot opening round lead in the Girls’ Division over Korea (-4). Canada (2-under) and Sweden (-1) are also below par after the first round.

New Zealand checks in fifth at even par – one stroke ahead of two-time defending champion United States (+1). Colombia (3-over), Italy (+5) and South Africa (6-over) round out the girls’ field.

“We have two players that returned from last year’s team,” Japanese captain Gentaro Hashida said. “Being familiar with the course is helpful but they played very well. We expect to continue to improve from this point.”

On the girls’ individual leaderboard, Korea’s Lee Sujeong joins Furue and Nishimura at minus-4 to form a three-way tie for first. Three more players – Celeste Dao of Canada, Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad and Yuka Yasuda of Japan – are tied for fourth at 2-under – two shots clear of a five-way tie for seventh at even par.

The second round of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL tees off Wednesday at 8:00 AM JST. For more information – including photographs and videos from the round – please visit www.wjgtc.org and follow the tournament’s official twitter account @wjgtc.

Live scoring of the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL is provided by Golfstat. Please visit www.golfstat.com for additional information.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Spain 68-65-70 = 203 (-10)
2. Korea 72-67-66 = 205 (-8)
3. Japan 67-68-73 = 208 (-5)
T4. Denmark 65-68-77 = 210 (-3)
T4. Thailand 72-69-69 = 210 (-3)
6. Mexico 71-69-71 = 211 (-2)
T7. Argentina 72-72-69 = 213 (E)
T7. Sweden 73-73-67 = 213 (E)
9. Colombia 70-70-74 = 214 (+1)
T10. Italy 73-70-72 = 215 (+2)
T10. Morocco 71-69-75 = 215 (+2)
T10. South Africa 72-71-72 = 215 (+2)
13. United States 71-72-73 = 216 (+3)
14. Canada 73-72-73 = 218 (+5)
15. New Zealand 75-72-74 = 221 (+8)

BOYS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
T1. David Puig Currius, Spain 32-33 = 65 (-6)
T1. Nicolai Højgaard, Denmark 33-32 = 35 (-6)
3. Kim Seungmin, Korea 34-32 = 66 (-5)
T4. Ludvig Aberg, Sweden 33-34 = 67 (-4)
T4. Keita Nakajima, Japan 35-32 = 67 (-4)
T4. Bae Yongjun, Korea 33-34 = 67 (-4)
T7. Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto, Spain 35-33 = 68 (-3)
T7. Ryo Hisatune, Japan 34-34 = 68 (-3)
T7. Rasmus Højgaard, Denmark 32-36 = 68 (-3)
T10. Amine El Kharraz, Morocco 36-33 = 69 (-2)
T10. Mauricio Figueroa, Mexico 33-36 = 69 (-2)
T10. Vanchai Luangnitkul, Thailand 35-34 = 69 (-2)
T10. Vicente Marzilio, Argentina 35-34 = 69 (-2)
T10. Kritchayapol Sinchai, Thailand 35-34 = 69 (-2)

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Japan 68-68 = 136 (-8)
2. Korea 72-68 = 140 (-4)
3. Canada 70-72 = 142 (-2)
4. Sweden 73-70 = 143 (-1)
5. New Zealand 72-72 = 144 (E)
6. United States 72-73 = 145 (+1)
7. Colombia 74-73 = 147 (+3)
8. Italy 74-75 = 149 (+5)
9. South Africa 75-75 = 150 (+6)

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
T1. Ayaka Furue, Japan 35-33 = 68 (-4)
T1. Yuna Nishimura, Japan 34-34 = 68 (-4)
T1. Lee Sujeong, Korea 33-35 = 68 (-4)
T4. Celeste Dao, Canada 35-35 = 70 (-2)
T4. Ingrid Lindblad, Sweden 34-36 = 70 (-2)
T4. Yuka Yasuda, Japan 35-35 = 70 (-2)
T7. Sadie Englemann, United States 35-37 = 72 (E)
T7. Uhm Kyuwon, Korea 38-34 = 72 (E)
T7. Carmen Lim, New Zealand 36-36 = 72 (E)
T7. Ellie Szeryk, Canada 39-33 = 72 (E)
T7. Rose Zheng, New Zealand 35-37 = 72 (E)

Team USA Looks to Defend Their Back-to-Back Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Titles

Team USA sets out to Japan in hopes of claiming their third straight sweep at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams are looking to defend each of their back-to-back wins. Boys head coach Dave Jennings has only one ambition in mind while overseas: “With the talent that our Team USA is taking to Japan, we have only one goal in the tournament and that is to finish on top.”

Jacob Bridgeman, Reid Davenport, Ryan Burnett, and Michael Sanders are this year’s Team USA boys’ members. All four are ranked inside of the top 35 in the US according to Junior Golf Scoreboard and also played in the coveted Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club.

Bridgeman had a fantastic spring season, capping it off with his third South Carolina High School 3A Championship. This will be the future Clemson Tiger’s second international appearance (2017 Junior President’s Cup). A Vanderbilt signee, Davenport is the fourth ranked men’s junior player in the nation and has had a phenomenal spring, racking up medals in route to leading his team to the Texas High School 6A Championship title. Fifteenth ranked Burnett leads the way for the incoming North Carolina Tar Heel class of 2022. He was named an AJGA Rolex Second Team All-American in 2017. Sanders, a Louisiana State signee, has had an eventful junior career with multiple AJGA wins as well as being named an AJGA Rolex Junior Second-Team All-American and USA Today First-Team All-American in 2017. Sanders is the 24th ranked men’s junior golfer in the nation.

Gina Kim, Hailee Cooper and Sadie Englemann are the three USA representatives for the ladies. Coach Natasha Vincent believes her squad can handle the pressure of a three-peat. “I expect to see some great golf. I also know each one of these players is capable of taking home a win every time they step on the course.”

Kim is a Duke signee and will join the Blue Devils this upcoming fall. She is currently ranked fourth in the nation. Kim comes off competing in the U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek where she shot 7-over and missed the cut only by two strokes. Cooper also played in the U.S. Women’s Open. The future Texas Longhorn finished T-55 and made the cut with an opening even-par 72 and a Friday 76. She went on to finish the weekend with a 77 and 74 for a total of 11-over for the tournament. Englemann, a future Stanford Cardinal, and two-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American sits ninth nationally. Englemann also helped win the 6A Texas State Golf Team Championship just as classmate and Team USA teammate Reid Davenport did for the Austin Westlake boys team. 

The event will be held at The Chukyo Golf Club's Ishino Course in Toshitomo-cho Fukada, Toyota-shi, Japan June 10-15.

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2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL Tees Off June 12

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Eighty-seven of the world’s best junior golfers will descend upon Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan, to represent their countries when the 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL tees off on June 12.

The Chukyo Golf Club’s Ishino Course will once again play host to the event – the fifth consecutive in which a girls’ competition is included.

The 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL is the world’s only junior golf championship in which 15 national teams – winners of regional qualifiers held across six continents and participated in by more than 65 national teams – compete for the world championship.

Two-time defending champion United States leads the boys’ field of 15 countries – Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.

“It is an historic opportunity for the United States teams,” tournament committee Chairman William Kerdyk said. “Never in the 26-year history of the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup has a country won three consecutive titles. To have two teams with that chance – particularly two teams from the same country – makes this a very special year.”

The 2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL – which follows a four-players-count-three scores format in the boys’ competition and a three-players-count-two scores format in the girls’ competition – will consist of four rounds played June 12-15. 

Former participants of the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup who have gone on to win Major Championships on the PGA Tour are South Africa’s Trevor Immelman, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, Justin Rose and Danny Willett of England and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.

In the girls’ competition, two-time defending champion United States will be accompanied by Canada, Colombia, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden.

“We have been thrilled with the success of the girls’ competition,” tournament committee Vice Chairman Eiji Tagashira said. “The highly-ranked participants and impressive quality of play from countries around the world has continued to enhance the overall caliber of the event.”

For more information, please visit www.wjgtc.org and for the video library – including the introduction video and interviews with former players – please visit http://wjgtc.org/japanese/movie/index.html. 

Live scoring will be provided throughout the event by Golfstat. More information can be found at www.golfstat.com.

2018 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL
Boys Player Participants

Argentina
Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira 
Guillermo Estivill
Vicente Marzilio
Frederico Shin

Canada
Peyton Callens
Thomas Critch
Nolan Thoroughgood
Johnny Travale

Colombia
Santiago Chamorro
Esteban Jaramillo Fajardo
Nicolas Quintero
Juan Camilo Vesga Solano

Denmark
Sebastian Friedrichsen
Nicolai Højgaard
Rasmus Højgaard
Frederik Korsgaard Sejr

Italy
Pietro Bovari
Gregorio De Leo
Gianmarco Manfredi
Andrea Romano

Japan
Ryo Hisatsune
Daisuke Kotera
Keita Nakajima
Kosuke Suzuki

Korea
Bae Dohong
Park Heesung
Kim Seungmin
Bae Yongjun

Mexico
Alejandro Madariaga Coutolenc
Mauricio Fiugeroa
Alejandro Gutierrez Ramirez
Gabriel Ruiz Trevino

Morocco
Mohamed Nizar Bourehim
Soufiane Dahmane
Amine El Kharraz
El Mehdi Fakori

New Zealand
Shaun Campbell
Kevin Koong
Hiroki Miya
Tom Parker

South Africa
Werner Deyzel
Deon Germishuys
Ayden Senger
Martin Vorster

Spain
Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto
David Puig Currius
Alejandro Aguilera Martin
Eduard Rousau Sabate

Sweden
Ludvig Aberg
Gustav Andersson
Viktor Haborg Asp
Ludvig Eriksson

Thailand
Denwit David Boriboonsub
Vanchai Luangnitkul
Kritchayapol Sinchai
Arituj Winaicharoenchai

United States
Jacob Bridgeman
Ryan Burnett
Reid Davenport
Michael Sanders, Jr.

Girls Player Participants

Canada
Monet Chun
Celeste Dao
Ellie Szeryk

Colombia
Maria Jose Bohorquez Fonseca
Maria Camila Moreno
Valery Plata Pardo

Italy
Luovica Busetto
Alice Gatti
Matilde Maria Troiani

Japan
Ayaka Furue
Yuna Nishimura
Yuka Yasuda

Korea
Lee Jaeyoon
Choi Jiwoo
Uhm Kyuwon

New Zealand
Juliana Hung
Carmen Lim
Rose Zheng

South Africa 
Symone Henriques
Caitlyn Macnab
Kajal Mistry

Sweden
Kajsa Arwefjäll
Andrea Lignell
Ingrid Lindblad

United States
Hailee Cooper
Sadie Englemann
Gina Kim

USA Teams Named for 2018 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup

NORMAN, Okla. – The boys and girls United States teams have been announced for the 2018 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup. The event will be held at Chukyo Golf Club’s Ishino Course in Toshitomo-cho Fukada, Toyota-shi, Japan June 10-15. 

The boys team will consist of Jacob Bridgeman, Ryan Burnett, Reid Davenport and Michael Sanders. Central Alabama head coach Dave Jennings will coach the team. The Americans are looking to win their eighth overall and third straight Toyota Cup. 

Bridgeman, an Inman, South Carolina native, is currently ranked 28th according to Junior Golf Scoreboard. He will be playing in his second International event. The two-time South Carolina High School State Champion has played in the Junior Presidents Cup and has been honored as an AJGA Rolex Second-Team All-American. Bridgeman is committed to Clemson University where he will study Mathematical Sciences.

Burnett, a native of Lafayette, Calif., was a 2017 AJGA Rolex Second Team All-American. Burnett is ranked 18th according to Junior Golf Scoreboard. The North Carolina commit has two top-five finishes and one top-10 finish in eight events played, this season.

Davenport is the captain of the Westlake High School golf team in Austin, Texas. He has obtained All-State academic and golf honors all four years of high school. Davenport is also a two-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American. In 2017 he finished runner up at the Junior PGA Championship. Davenport is committed to play at Vanderbilt.

A Davidson, North Carolina, native Sanders is a two-time AJGA Champion. In 2017, Sanders was named AJGA Rolex Junior Second-Team All-American as well as USA Today First-Team All-American. This will be Sanders’ first time playing internationally. Sanders is committed to playing golf at LSU beginning this fall. 

The girls team will consist of Hailee Cooper, Sadie Englemann, and Gina Kim. Central Arkansas women’s head coach Natasha Vincent will head the coaching duties for the team. Team USA looks to defend their 2016 and 2017 Toyota Cup titles.

Cooper, from Montgomery, Texas, has represented the United States in the 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup in Germany and was a teammate of Kim at the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup, which was played at Interlachen Country Club in Minnesota. Cooper is committed to play at Texas beginning this fall. She is currently ranked 13th according to Junior Golf Scoreboard.

An Austin, Texas native, Englemann is currently ranked 10th by Junior Golf Scoreboard. Englemann has four wins in 14 events this season. The high school junior is averaging 5.73 under par so far this season. This will be Englemann’s first international event. 

Kim represented the United States at the Evian Junior Cup in 2014. A Chapel Hill, North Carolina, native has also played in the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup where she teamed up with Cooper, the 2017 Junior Solheim Cup, and the 2017 World Junior Girls Championship. The Duke commit is ranked seventh by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

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