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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sweden Leads After First Round of 2006 Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championship

Two-time defending champion U.S. 10 strokes back

TOYOTA CITY, Japan ? Sweden fired a 10-under 206 on Tuesday to take a single-stroke lead over Norway (-9) at the 2006 Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championship. Host Japan finished the day in third at 8-under, ahead of Chinese Taipei (-5), Korea (-3) and Argentina (-1). The par 72 Chukyo Golf Club Ishino Course in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan, yielded 68s to five competitors - Are Friestad and Marius Thorp of Norway, Sweden?s Jesper Kennegard, Esteban Martinez of Argentina and Japan?s Yusaka Matsuoka - all of whom are atop the individual leaderboard.

Canada shot even par (216) to tie a two-time defending champion U.S. team who struggled throughout the day. South Africa (+2), Columbia and New Zealand (+2), England and The Netherlands (+4), Mexico (+7) and Venezuela (+10) rounded out the team leaderboard.

Following those leading the individual competition were four golfers who carded 69s - Bjorn Akesson and Robin Wingardh of Sweden,Chinese Taipei?s Lui Yu Chun and Yeon-Jin Jeong of Korea.

Jordan Cox and Kyle Stanley (-1) of Team USA came in tied for 14th while Hudson Swafford tied for 41st (+3) and Alex Volpenhein checked in at 58th (+6). Stanley took home the long drive championship on Sunday with a winning of drive of 320 yards.

Round two tees off Wednesday morning with the team leaders going off last.

2006 Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championship
First Round Results

Team Standings

1. Sweden 206(-10)
2. Norway 207(-9)
3. Japan 208(-8)
4. Chinese Taipei 211(-5)
5. Korea 213(-3)
6. Argentina 215(-1)
7. Canada 216(-)
8. USA 216(-)
9. South Africa 218(+2)
T10. Columbia 219(+3)
T10. New Zealand 219(+3)
12. England 220(+4)
13. Netherlands 220(+4)
14. Mexico 223(+7)
15. Venezuela 226(+10)

Individual Standings

T1. Are Friestad, Norway 68(-4)
T1. Jesper Kennegard, Sweden 68(-4)
T1. Esteban Martinez, Argentina 68(-4)
T1. Yusaku Matsuoka, Japan 68(-4)
T1. Marius Thorp, Norway 68(-4)
T2. Bjorn Akesson, Sweden 69(-3)
T2. Lui Yu Chun, Chinese Taipei 69(-3)
T2. Yeon-Jin Jeong, Korea 69(-3)9
T2. Robin Wingardh, Sweden 69(-3)

T10. Kyle Stanley, USA 70(-2)
T15. Jordan Cox, USA 71(-1)
T41. Hudson Swafford, USA 75(+3)
58. Alex Volpenhein, USA 78(+6)

 

 

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