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GERMANY LEADS AFTER FIRST ROUND – ZIM TIED FOR 12TH AT 2016 TOYOTA JUNIOR GOLF WORLD CUP

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Germany fired an opening-round 9-under 204 to take a one-stroke lead over Sweden (-8) after the first day of the 2016 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan. Defending champion Japan, Thailand and the United States (-7) sit two strokes back tied for third place while Canada and South Africa share sixth place at minus-3.

“I’m very pleased with the results,” German captain Ulrich Eckhardt said. “The players were very disciplined and putted well. We are not finished yet but I think we have a few more good rounds in us.”

Korea lays claim to the eighth position at 2-under, one shot ahead of Norway (-1). Chile holds the 10th spot at 1-over while Mexico finished in 11th at plus-3. The Netherlands and Zimbabwe (+7) are tied for 12th, ahead of New Zealand (+9) and Brazil (+10).

Canada’s Tony Gil shot 6-under 65 to take the lead in the boys’ individual competition, one stroke ahead of Marc Hammer of Germany and South Africa’s Dylan Naidoo (-5). Four players – Thailand’s Kousuke Hamamoto, Takumi Kanaya of Japan, Sweden’s Marcus Svensson and Timo Vahlenkamp of Germany – are tied for fourth after posting opening-round 67s (-4). Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, Pontus Nyholm of Sweden, Thailand’s Atiruj Winaicharoenchai and Matthew Wolff of the United States sit in a tie for eighth at 3-under.

Paced by a 5-under 67 from Riri Sadoyama, defending champion Japan (-9) holds a two-shot opening-round lead in the Girls’ Division over the United States (-7). Argentina and Spain are tied for third – four strokes back of the leader at 5-under. Korea posted a minus-3 141 to hold the number five spot, four shots ahead of sixth place Italy (+1). Mexico and South Africa (+4) are tied for seventh and Australia rounds out the field at plus-8.

On the girls’ individual leaderboard, Kristen Gillman of the United States claimed the top spot after day one with a 6-under 66 – one shot ahead of Sadoyama. Mone Inami of Japan, Italy’s Angelica Moresco and Agustina Zeballos of Argentina find themselves in a tie for third at minus-4. Spain’s Ana Pelaez and Kim Sojung of Korea (-3) are tied for sixth, one stroke of Spain’s Maria Parra (-2)

The second round of the 2016 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL tees off Wednesday at 8:00 AM. For more information – including photographs and videos from the round – please visit www.wjgtc.org and follow the tournament’s official twitter account @wjgtc.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS

1. Germany 71-67-66 = 204 (-9)
2. Sweden 67-68-70 = 205 (-8)
T3. Japan 67-69-70 = 206 (-7)
T3. Thailand 68-71-67 = 206 (-7)
T3. United States 69-69-68 = 206 (-7)
T6. Canada 65-74-71 = 210 (-3)
T6. South Africa 66-69-75 = 210 (-3)
8. Korea 70-70-71 = 211 (-2)
9. Norway 70-72-70 = 212 (-1)
10. Chile 68-74-72 = 214 (+1)
11. Mexico 73-73-70 = 216 (+3)
T12. Netherlands 74-75-71 = 220 (+7)
T12. Zimbabwe 72-75-73 = 220 (+7)
14. New Zealand 73-72-77 = 222 (+9)
15. Brazil 77-75-71 = 223 (+10)

BOYS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

1. Tony Gil, Canada 32-33 = 65 (-6)
T2. Marc Hammer, Germany 32-34 = 66 (-5)
T2. Dylan Naidoo, South Africa 35-31 = 66 (-5)
T4. Kousuke Hamamoto, Thailand 31-36 = 67 (-4)
T4. Takumi Kanaya, Japan 34-33 = 67 (-4)
T4. Marcus Svensson, Sweden 35-32 = 67 (-4)
T4. Timo Vahlenkamp, Germany 34-33 = 67 (-4)
T8. Joaquin Niemann, Chile 34-34 = 68 (-3)
T8. Pontus Nyholm, Sweden 32-36 = 68 (-3)
T8. Atiruj Winaicharoenchai, Thailand 33-35 = 68 (-3)
T8. Matthew Wolff, United States 35-33 = 68 (-3)

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS

1. Japan 67-68 = 135 (-9)
2. United States 71-66 = 137 (-7)
T3. Argentina 68-71 = 139 (-5)
T3. Spain 70-69 = 139 (-5)
5. Korea 72-69 = 141 (-3)
6. Italy 68-77 = 145 (+1)
T7. Mexico 75-73 = 148 (+4)
T7. South Africa 71-77 = 148 (+4)
9. Australia 77-75 = 152 (+8)
GIRLS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
1. Kristen Gillman, United States 31-35 = 66 (-6)
2. Riri Sadoyama, Japan 33-34 = 67 (-5)
T3. Mone Inami, Japan 33-35 = 68 (-4)
T3. Angelica Moresco, Italy 34-34 = 68 (-4)
T3. Agustina Zeballos, Argentina 36-32 = 68 (-4)
T6. Ana Pelaez, Spain 34-35 = 69 (-3)
T6. Kim Sojung, Korea 34-35 = 69 (-3)
8. Maria Parra, Spain 36-34 = 70 (-2)

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