North America Cup All Even Heading into Tomorrow’s Final Round

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Toronto, Ont. (July 8, 2015) – Day two of the North America Cup was contested in near perfect weather conditions today at Weston Golf & Country Club in Toronto. IJGT Team USA was able to capture a full point in the final match, bringing the score after two days to 8 points apiece. The American side captured four points in today’s foursome play to the Canadians three to draw even.

The first match of the day had Canadians Jean-Philippe Denicourt and Max Wang go the distance against their American counterparts Jack Cornforth and Mikee Ordona. All square on #18 tee, the Canadian pair were able to grind it out on the final hole and win the match 1 UP.

The Americans got on the board in the next match as TJ Buck and James Myers defeated Canadians Robbie Latter and Parker Lee 3&2.

“I couldn’t be happier with kids today, they all came with a great attitude and a will to compete” said Team USA non-playing captain Chris Schramm. “Watching the players support their teammates on the course is really what this event is all about. Today was one of the best days of golf to watch and we are looking forward to the singles matches tomorrow.”

In match three, Canadians Matthew Vihant and Aidan Gavey closed out their opponents Sean Stanistreet and Dylan Plis on the 16th hole winning the match 4&2.

“We saw some excellent golf in today’s matches” said CJGA Team Canada manager Akash Patel. “The level of competition has been great and we were able to dig deep today to put some points on the board. We are in a good position heading into tomorrow’s final round and it is sure to be an exciting day of golf.”

The Americans put up another one of their flags with a 4&3 victory as West Shaw and Cole Berger defeated Tyler Erb and Andrew Russ.

Match five had the Canadians retake the lead as Angelo Giantsopolous and Ty Celone put together a solid team effort defeating Americans Jake Sitzler and Richard Riva III 5&4.

Reid Bedell and RJ Wren of the American team were the most dominate team of the day defeating the Canadian side of Fritz Lo and Ryan Trapp 6&5.

In the girls match, Gillian Alexander and Katelyn McMahon competed at a high level until the end. When it was all said and done, Alexander put up the final American flag on the score board with a 3&1 victory.

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 final round of the North America Cup is set for a 7:30am start with singles matches. The first team to reach 14 ½ points will win the North America Cup. IJGT Team USA leads the overall series 9-3.

Second Round Results – Foursome Matches

2015 North America Cup
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Weston Golf & Country Club

Team Canada

Team USA

Result

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

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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