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CJGA Team Canada Claims Victory at the 7th Annual Euro Junior Golf Cup

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St. Andrews, Scotland (July 29th, 2011) – CJGA Team Canada claimed its second John Clark trophy in three years today at the Euro Junior Golf Cup in Fife, Scotland. It was Canada’s fifth title since the tournament format changed in 2005. IJGT Team USA edged out Scotland by one point to finish in second place.
 
The day started with the Boys 14 & Under division where Logan Yanick, 14, of Courtnay, BC finished the tournament undefeated, closing out Ewan Diston of Scotland on hole 16 and finished his match with American Joe Rueter all squared.  During a stretch of three holes Yanick had two birdies and one eagle. “The skills I learned at training camp last week really help me with my mental and physically approach” said Yanick. “I hope to build on this experience for the remainder of the season.”
 
In the Girls division Emily Romkey, 16, of Fall River, NS went a perfect six for six in her matches for the tournament. “I’m really happy with how I performed this week and I’m glad we came away with the win” said Romkey. Romkey also played for CJGA Team Canada at the North American Cup held earlier this year.
 
In the Boys 15-19 division Jérôme Gosselin, 18, of Ste-Thérèse, QC celebrated his birthday today with another strong performance. Gosselin collected one and half points in his matches today and also finished the tournament undefeated. Another strong performance in the older boys division came from playing captain Stephen Bardswick, 19, of Oakville Ontario. Bardswick was under par for the day however lost his match to fellow playing captain of Scotland Ewan Scott.
 
“Our team played great and had a lot of fun out there today” said an elated Non Playing Captain for CJGA Team Canada, Sean Casey. “There were some tight matches out there with a few of our players losing matches despite shooting under par. Fortunately we picked up enough points to win the competition which capped off an unforgettable week here in Scotland.”
 
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.

About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. 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.
 
For Additional Information:
John Lawrence
Managing Director, Tour Operations/International Competitions
Canadian Junior Golf Association
 
 

7/29/2011

 

   
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