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August 9th, 2014 – St. Andrews, Scotland (VIGolf.ca) – Rain and lighting sent juniors scrambling today at the final round of the Euro Junior Golf Cup at Drumoig Golf Club in St. Andrews. With a shorten round Canada finished with 14 points on the day for a team total 43.5 to secure the title. Scotland finished just two points back with 41.5 points while team USA finished third with 32 points. This is Canada’s third title in four years.
Play was suspended around 5:00pm local time. With conditions worsening and players unable to get back on the course the committee decide to determine the results based on the state of the match at the time play was suspended. “It was unfortunate that we couldn’t finished today” said CJGA Team Manager John Lawrence. “The players wanted to get back out and finish but the course and Mother Nature weren’t cooperating.”
Notable performances today include Lawren Rowe of Victoria BC and Owen Paterson of Bedford NS who won both of their matches. Ben Farrington of Fort McMurray who secured 1 ½ points today, remained undefeated for the tournament.
The win marks the first time since 2007 the CJGA won both the North American Cup and the Euro Junior Golf Cup in the same season.
The CJGA would like to thank Scotscraig, Leven, and Drumoig Golf Clubs for their support this week and the Fife Golfing Association for arranging the matches.
About the Euro Junior Golf Cup
Formerly known as the World Junior Golf Cup, the Euro Junior Golf Cup was developed in 1998 and is held in Fife, Scotland every year. Popular among juniors across North America and Scotland, the Euro Junior Golf Cup provides junior golfers with an opportunity to re-visit golf’s history and maybe make some of their own. Three countries participate each year – Canada, represented by the Canadian Junior Golf Association, the United States, represented by the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT), and Scotland represented by the Fife Golf Union States. The tournament takes on a unique format with the three teams competing in singles matches over three days to determine a winner for the John Clark Trophy.