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US STORMS BACK TO WIN BOYS DIVISION OF 2017 TOYOTA JUNIOR GOLF WORLD CUP

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – The United States (-21) shot the low round of the day (-10) and came from six strokes back to repeat as champions in the Boys Division of the 2017 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan.  It is the Americans’ ninth title in the 25 years of the event.  Host Japan came in second place at 17-under while third round leader Thailand (-14) finished in third.

“The guys really bought into themselves and wholeheartedly believe they could come back,” American boys’ coach Kyle Blaser said.  “We really stepped up in tough conditions and I can’t say how proud I am of these young men.  Not only are they great golfers but they’re great kids and it’s been an honor and a pleasure to represent the United States as their coach.”

Denmark (-6) jumped to fourth place and Germany was the final team to finish under par at minus-4.  New Zealand (+1) fell to sixth while France (+4) and South Africa (+8) checked in seventh and eighth, respectively.  Mexico (+10), Italy (+12), Colombia (+24), Korea (+35), Peru (+36), Zimbabwe (+45) and Guatemala (+51) closed out the boys’ field.

American Frank Capan – leader after three of the four rounds – claimed the boys’ individual title at 10-under.  Kosuke Hamamoto of Thailand (-8) came in second while Denmark’s Gustav Frimodt (-7) checked in third.  Shota Ueki of Japan and American Travis Vick – thanks to a final round 63 – tied for fourth at minus-6.

Yuji Sekito of Japan (-5) finished in sixth – one shot ahead of Thailand’s Atiruj Winaicharoenchai (-4).  Rasmus Hojgaard of Denmark (-2) came in eighth – one stroke clear of five players – Germans Nick Bachem and Marc Hammer, Daniel Hillier of New Zealand, Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana and Brandon Mancheno of the United States – who tied for ninth at 1-under.

In the Girls Division, the United States (-12) shot day’s lowest round (-4) to complete the wire-to-wire defense of its championship.  Japan (-7) was the other team in the field to finish below par.

“It’s a great feeling and I’m so proud of these girls,” United States girls coach JoJo Robertson said.  “From the start, they were a team.  They supported each other every round and I couldn’t ask for anything more.  They played great golf this week.”

Australia and Italy (+7) tied for third place – two shots ahead of Colombia (+9) and three strokes clear of sixth place South Africa (+10).  France (+36), Mexico (+39) and the Philippines (+46) rounded out the girls’ field.

American Alyaa Abdulghany (-7) had the lowest round in the field for the second consecutive day to claim the Girls Division individual trophy.  Japan’s Yuna Nishimura (-3) took second – one shot ahead of Emilia Migliaccio of the United States (-2).  Japan’s Ayaka Furue (+2) finished in fourth place – a stroke clear of Benedetta Moresco of Italy (+3).

Australia’s Grace Kim and Riri Sadoyama tied for sixth at 5-over while Italy’s Clara Manzalini and Kajal Mistry of South Africa (+7) tied for eighth and Australia’s Isabelle Taylor came in 10th at plus-8.

The 2017 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 65 national teams – compete for the world championship.

For more information – including photographs and videos from the round – please visit www.wjgtc.org.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS

  1. United States         207-212-209-203 = 831 (-21)
    2.   Japan                     211-210-203-211 = 835 (-17)
    3.   Thailand                211-209-202-216 = 838 (-14)
    4.   Denmark               213-211-209-213 = 846 (-6)
    5.   Germany               219-206-212-211 = 848 (-4)
    6.   New Zealand         217-205-203-228 = 853 (+1)
    7.   France                   212-213-216-215 = 856 (+4)
    8.   South Africa          216-212-216-216 = 860 (+8)
    10. Mexico                  221-208-221-212 = 862 (+10)
    9.   Italy                       221-210-217-216 = 864 (+12)
    11. Colombia               224-216-218-218 = 876 (+24)
    13. Korea                     228-219-217-223 = 887 (+35)
    12. Peru                       223-220-216-229 = 888 (+36)
    14. Zimbabwe             236-218-213-230 = 897 (+45)
    15. Guatemala            227-226-227-223 = 903 (+51)

    BOYS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

  2. Frank Capan, United States                    67-68-70-69 = 274 (-10)
    2.   Kosuke Hamamoto, Thailand                  69-70-68-69 = 276 (-8)
    3.   Gustav Frimodt, Denmark                        68-71-70-68 = 277 (-7)
    T4. Shota Ueki, Japan                                   70-69-69-70 = 278 (-6)
    T4. Travis Vick, United States                        70-73-72-63 = 278 (-6)
    6.    Yuji Sekito, Japan                                    71-71-69-68 = 278 (-5)
    7.    Arituj Winaicharoenchai, Thailand           73-68-66-73 = 280 (-4)
    8.    Rasmus Hojgaard, Denmark                    72-70-69-72 = 282 (-2)
    T9.  Nick Bachem, Germany                           74-69-70-70 = 283 (-1)
    T9.  Marc Hammer, Germany                         73-67-74-69 = 283 (-1)
    T9.  Daniel Hillier, New Zealand                     73-64-66-80 = 283 (-1)
    T9.  Sadom Kaewkanjana, Thailand                69-72-68-74 = 283 (-1)
    T9.  Brandon Mancheno, United States          70-73-69-71 = 283 (-1)

    GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS

  3.  United States         144-143-137-140 = 564 (-12)
    2.   Japan                     149-139-138-143 = 569 (-7)
    T3. Australia                145-144-151-143 = 583 (+7)
    T3. Italy                       145-147-143-148 = 583 (+7)
    5.   Colombia               149-150-145-141 = 585 (+9)
    6.   South Africa          149-147-144-146 = 586 (+10)
    7.   France                   149-157-148-158 = 612 (+36)
    8.   Mexico                   151-156-158-150 = 615 (+39)
    9    Philippines             163-148-148-163 = 622 (+46)

    GIRLS INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

  4.  Alyaa Abdulghany, United States         76-71-66-68 = 281 (-7)
    2.   Yuna Nishimura, Japan                        72-70-68-75 = 285 (-3)
    3.   Emilia Migliaccio, United States           71-72-71-72 = 286 (-2)
    4.   Ayaka Furue, Japan                             77-73-70-70 = 290 (+2)
    5.   Benedetta Moresco, Italy                      70-73-70-78 = 291 (+3)
    T6. Grace Kim, Australia                             73-73-73-74 = 293 (+5)
    T6. Riri Sadoyama, Japan                           80-69-71-73 = 293 (+5)
    T8. Clara Manzalini, Italy                             75-74-73-73 = 295 (+7)
    T8. Kajal Mistry, South Africa                       71-79-73-72 = 295 (+7)
    10. Isabelle Taylor, Australia                        76-71-80-69 = 296 (+8)

 

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