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Thursday, June 21, 2007

 

Sweden?s Lead Cut to One in 2007 Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championship

Putnam?s 65 leads Americans back to even

 

TOYOTA CITY, Japan ? Norway (-22) shot a third-round 207 to cut Sweden?s (-23) lead to a single stroke at the 2007 Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championship.  New Zealand jumped up the board with a nine-under 204 to move into third place at 12-under.

 

Norway?s Anders Kristiansen (-13) shot a 67 to break the tie between he and Jesper Kennegard of Sweden in the individual competition.  Kennegard now sits at minus-11 after shooting a third-round 69.  Chinese Taipei?s Cheng-Tsung Pan and defending individual champion Marius Thorp of Norway are tied for third at seven-under.

     

Chinese Taipei (-9) currently sits in fourth place after a third-round 207.  South Africa (-7) also shot a 207 to move into the number five slot.  Australia (-5), Mexico (-5), Japan (-4) and the United States (-) round out the teams at or below par.  The teams above par through three rounds are Canada (+3), Argentina (+4), Scotland (+7), Venezuela (+19) and Singapore (+20).

           

Bjorn Akesson (-6) of Sweden and New Zealand?s Peter Spearman-Burn check in tied for fifth. Andrew Putnam (-5) of the United States used a third-round 65 to move into a tie for seventh along with Mexico?s Mauricio Azcue and Pontus Widegren of Sweden.  Dean O?Riley of South Africa tied the course record with a 64 and finds himself tied with Australia?s Matthew Giles for 10th at four-under.

 

Russell Henley shot a 70 while Steve Ziegler carded a 74 and Spencer Cole a 75 for Team USA.  Putnam leads the way tied for seventh place with Cole tied for 25th (+2), Henley tied for 37th (+5) and Ziegler tied for 44th (+8).

 

The final round tees off Friday morning with forecasters calling for thunderstorms throughout the day.

     

 

2007 Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championship

Third Round Results

 

Team Standings

 

1. Sweden                     201 - 204 - 211 = 616 (-23)

2. Norway                      205 - 205 - 207 = 617 (-22)  

3. New Zealand              210 - 213 - 204 = 627 (-12)

4. Chinese Taipei           216 - 207 - 207 = 630 (-9)

5.  South Africa             212 - 213 - 207 = 632 (-7)

T6. Australia                  210 - 210 - 214 = 634 (-5)

T6. Mexico                    211 - 208 - 215 = 634 (-5)

8.  Japan                       207 - 216 - 212 = 635 (-4)

9.  USA                         216 - 214 - 209 = 639 (-)

10. Canada                    210 - 213 - 219 = 642 (+3)

11. Argentina                 215 - 217 - 211 = 643 (+4)

12. Scotland                  212 - 212 - 222 = 646 (+7)

13. Venezuela               225 - 218 - 215 = 658 (+19)

14. Singapore                219 - 218 - 222 = 659 (+20)

 

 

Individual Standings

 

1.  Anders Kristiansen, Norway               67 - 66 - 67 = 200 (-13)

2.  Jesper Kennegard, Sweden                65 - 68 - 69 = 202 (-11)

T3.Cheng-Tsung Pan, Chinese Taipei       73 - 66 - 67 = 206 (-7)

T3.Marius Thorp, Norway                        70 - 66 - 70 = 206 (-7)

T5.Bjorn Akesson, Sweden                     68 - 71 - 68 = 207 (-6)

T5.Peter Spearman-Burn, New Zealand    69 - 71 - 67 = 207 (-6)

T7. Mauricio Azcue, Mexico                    69 - 65 - 74 = 208 (-5)

T7. Andrew Putnam, USA                       72 - 71 - 65 = 208 (-5)

T7. Pontus Widegren, Sweden                68 - 66 - 74 = 208 (-5)

T10. Matthew Giles, Australia                 69 - 70 - 70 = 209 (-4)

T10. Dean O?Riley, South Africa              72 - 73 - 64 = 209 (-4)

 

 

 

USA Individuals

 

T7.  Andrew Putnam, USA                      72 ? 71 - 65 = 208 (-5)

T25.Spencer Cole, USA                          69 ? 71 - 75 = 215 (+2)

T37. Russell Henley, USA                      76 ? 72 - 70 = 218 (+5)

T44. Steve Ziegler, USA                          75 ? 72 - 74 = 221 (+8)

 

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