Last Updated on Sunday, 08 July 2012 17:30
Sunday, 08 July 2012 17:06
Bluffton, SC (July 4, 2012) – The third and final day of the 2012 North America Cup wrapped up this afternoon at Oldfield Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina with IJGT claiming its fifth consecutive title.
Battling it out in singles matches IJGT Team USA prove to be too strong winning 9 out of a possible 14 points.
CJGA Team Canada got off to a good start, but were unable to hold on to all of their early leads managing to win 4 matches and halve 2 bringing the final score to 20-8 in favour of IJGT Team USA.
The overall series now stands at 8-2 in favour of the American squad.
“The team gave it their all today”, said non-playing captain Brad Kinvig.
“I am proud of how they didn’t give up and kept playing hard all day. I wish the results could have been better, but it was a good week and everyone put forth their best effort.”
The 11th North America Cup will take place next year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Weston Golf and Country Club, as CJGA Team Canada will attempt to win the event at home for the second time.
About the North America Cup
In 2003 the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) & the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) developed a partnership to enhance the international opportunities for junior golfers in both countries.
The North America Cup is unique to both Canada and the USA as it was the first international junior event to take on a Ryder Cup format.
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.