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July 31st, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia (VIGolf.ca) – Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club continued to challenge the juniors with their fast greens and strategic bunker placement. Although the course posed a challenge the sun was shining as the juniors competed in the second round of the 42nd annual Junior America’s Cup. Hawaii was able to move into the lead of 18 teams who have come from western United States and Canada as well as Mexico.
Team Hawaii moved into first place after the second round with a combined team total of 223. Hawaii currently sitting atop the pack has a two day combined total of 450 only one stroke ahead of second place. Hawaii jumped into the first place slot because of their consistent playing and their ability to reach the green in regulation carding 10 birdies as a team throughout the round.
British Columbia 1 finds themselves in second place after completing the second round scoring 223, with their first day total of 228 British Columbia has a two-day total of 451, one stroke shy of first place. Diego San Pedro of Richmond, British Columbia started the team out on a good note when he was able to card an eagle on his first hole.
Justin Suh from Northern California moves into first place in the medalist category shooting an impressive second round of 70 for a 36-hole total of 143 one under par. Justin Suh was able to play a consistent round carding 7 birdies and hitting all greens throughout the back nine in regulation. Shawn Lu from team Hawaii and Cole Madey from team Oregon find themselves tied in second place after completing round 2 both with a two-day total of 145. Madey stayed on top of his game through the front nine but was faced with a challenge on the back with hole 14 where he carded a double bogey. Lu bogeyed four holes throughout his round but stayed consistent during the middle of the round where he was able to card five consecutive birdies.
About The Junior America’s Cup
The Junior America’s Cup (JAC) first started in 1959 as matches between the Mexican, Alberta and the Southern California Junior Golf Associations with each association hosting every three years. Since 2001 the competition annually brings together an elite international field of 18 teams of the top four boys representing 12 western states, 2 Canadian provinces and Mexico.