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Tayport, Scotland (July 27, 2012) – CJGA Team Canada claimed its second straight John Clark trophy under blustery conditions in the final round of the Euro Junior Golf Cup in Scotland.
It was Canada’s sixth title since the tournament format changed in 2005. Scotland edged out the USA by 2 ½ points to finish runner up.
The day started with the Girls division where Molly Molyneaux of Charlottetown, PEI finished the tournament undefeated, taking her total points to six out of a possible six.
Molyneaux’s performance was exceptional giving Canada vital points to start each round. “The information I learned at camp was very helpful. I was able to access my skills and maintain a great attitude by focusing on my positive shots,” said Molyneaux.
In the Boys 14 & Under division Parker Logan of St. Clements continued his strong play to win both his matches giving him a total of 4 points for the week. “It was really windy out there today. I played really well and I’m happy with the result,” said Logan.
In the Boys 15-19 division CJGA Team Canada playing captain Scott Secord of Calgary, AB finished off his junior career by hoisting the John Clark Trophy after the final matche of the day.
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“I’m proud of how we palyed this week and successfully defending the John Clark Trophy,” said Secord. “Although I didn’t win my matches today I enjoyed the competition and playing these courses.”
“Our team played great this week and had a lot of fun in this brilliant country,” said an elated Non-Playing Captain for CJGA Team Canada, Brad Kinvig. “Our team worked hard at training camp preparing for the competition. It was an unforgettable week here in Scotland,” said Kinvig.
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.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.
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