England Captures Fifth Straight Canadian International Junior Challenge
England Captures Fifth Consecutive Canadian International Junior Challenge
-Marsh Holds on to Capture Individual Crown-
CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, ON (September 13, 2012) – Under beautiful sunny skies at OslerBrook Golf & Country Club in Clearview Township, the four junior boys from England continued their dominance of the at the Canadian International Junior Challenge capturing their fifth consecutive title today. Heading into today’s final round with a 16 stroke lead, the English squad once again out performed the competition to close the event twenty-two strokes better than the runner-up Canadian squad.
“To win any international competition is always very pleasing, and to win this event five times in a row, it is thrilling” said Steve Morrison, team manager for Team England. “The hospitality and quality of the course has been first class, and we look forward to returning next year” added Morrison.
The English were led by tournament medalist Nick Clark after he posted a final round 71 (-1) to finish the tournament at 3-under (213). Bradley Moore, the youngest of the English squad closed out his tournament with a round of 74 (+2) to finish in a tie for second, six stokes back of Marsh. The team posted another impressive team total, closing today at 219 (+3) to capture their fifth consecutive trophy. Harry Ellis shot a final round 74 (+2) to finish the tournament nine-over and Cameron Massey finished with a round of 78 (+6).
“I am extremely pleased with the way the boys performed this week, it was a great team to have” added Morrison.
The Canadian team had a strong competition, finishing runner-up to the strong English side, closing the event with a final round team total of 225 (+9) and tournament total 676 (+28). Matthew Scobie of Ajax, Ontario led the Canadian squad, finishing T2 on the individual leader board after closing the tournament with a final round 71 (-1) to finish at 219 (+3) for the tournament. The Canadian squad shot a team total 219 (+3) today, posting a 451 (+19) total for the two days. Joseph Kremer finished with a 75 (+3) for the tournament, 227 (+11) total, while Etienne Papineau closed with a 79 (+7) and and Tony Gil, 82 (+10).
“The boys played well and I am happy with their runner-up finish” stated Sean Casey, team manager for the Canadian squad following the round. “It was a fun week and hats off to a strong English squad, they should be proud of their victory.”
Colombia finished in third spot, catapulting over Mexico with a final day team total of 7-over par (223), seven better than the Mexicans on the day, finishing the event at 696. Norway (711), and the United States (751) round out the field respectively.
About the Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC)
The Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC), now in its 5th year, is one of the marquee events conducted by the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) and is the only multi-team international junior golf championship conducted in Canada. This highly recognized event was developed to provide elite junior golfers around the world the opportunity to compete in an international ranked event while experiencing Canadian culture in one of Canada’s finest regions. The event is sponsored by Nike Golf Canada and is held at the highly decorated OslerBrook Golf & Country Club, one Canada’s most prolific golf courses. The event also promotes the building of international relations between juniors and golfing federations.
About Nike Golf Canada
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About the CJGA
Registered federally as a not-for-profit association, the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.