CJGA Team Canada Jumps Out to Early Lead at North America Cup

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Toronto, Ont. (July 7, 2015) – Twenty-eight junior golfers from Canada and the United States teed off today at Weston Golf & Country Club for the 13th playing of the North America Cup. The annual Ryder-Cup format event pits CJGA Team Canada versus IJGT Team USA.

CJGA Team Canada takes a slight lead heading into tomorrow’s foursome matches, finishing the first day with 4 points to the Americans 3.

Canadians Katelyn McMahon and Emilie Tyndall opened the scoring for the home team defeating American Gillian Alexander 3&2. Battling hard through the round, the Canadians were able to stave off the gritty Alexander to close out the match on 17.

“I am pleased with the start we had today” said CJGA Team Canada manager Akash Patel. It was great competition and all the matches were highly contested. I know our kids were eager to get play underway, so it was nice to see them get off to a good start and we will look to build upon that tomorrow.”

The boy’s matches were highly contested as no match fell short of making it to the 17th hole. Alternating country flags on the score board, both sides picked up 3 points each out of the six boys matches.

“It was a lot of fun seeing the kids compete today and all the matches go back and forth” said Team USA non-playing captain Chris Schramm. “I am very happy with how our team showed up today and competed. Watching them celebrate is fun to watch and an exciting part of this event. I know it will be a couple of great days ahead.”

Weston Golf & Country Club, celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year is hosting the event for the seventh time. From its humble beginnings as a four hole golf course begun by four friends in 1909, on the east bank of the Humber River in the small town of Weston, the Weston Golf & Country Club has grown into one of the premiere golf courses in Canada. Weston has hosted many prominent events both in golf and curling. The Canadian Open was held in 1955 with a young Arnold Palmer winning his first tour victory and setting a record that held for many years as the lowest score in Open history.

The North America Cup continues tomorrow with seven foursome matches, beginning at 8:00am. The first team to reach 14 ½ points will win the North America Cup. IJGT Team USA leads the overall series 9-3.

First Round Results – Fourball Matches

2015 North America Cup
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Weston Golf & Country Club

Match 1 Katelyn McMahon  vs   Gillian Alexander CAN 2&1
Emilie Tyndall
Match 2 Andrew Russ vs   Sean Stanistreet USA 2&1
Angelo Giantsopolous   Dylan Plis
Match 3 Tyler Erb vs   Richard Riva III CAN 2&1
Ryan Trapp   RJ Wren
Match 4 Ty Celone vs   Reid Bedell USA 2up
Fritz Lo   West Shaw
Match 5 Matthew Vihant vs   Jake Sitzler CAN 1up
Aidan Gavey   Cole Berger
Match 6 Jean-Philippe Denicourt vs   TJ Buck USA 2&1
Max Wang   James Meyers
Match 7 Robbie Latter vs   Mikee Ordona CAN 2&1
Parker Lee   Jack Cornforth

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The 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 Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

For Additional Information:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)
1.877.508.1069 x 221
brad.parkins@cjga.com

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