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Team USA Co-Captain, Molly Moore, featured in this week's IJGT Photo of the Week – August 20, 2014

The IJGT Team USA traveled to St. Andrews, Scotland in the early weeks of August for the 2014 Euro Junior Cup. After battling through the wind and against fierce competitors, Team USA came back with a phenomenal experience from a once-in-a-lifetime competition against the Canadian Junior Golf Association and The FIFE Team from Scotland. This week’s IJGT Photo of the Week comes from that international competition, and features non-playing co-captain, Molly Moore.

Photo of the WeekMolly Moore, Team USA Non-Playing Co-Captain

Led by non-playing captains Molly Moore and Zach Pennington, Team USA put together a strong showing in the three-day, match play competition. Inclement weather lead to a cancellation of the final round in which only one complete group had finished.  At the conclusion of tournament, Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Team Canada finished with 43.5 points and took home the John Clark Trophy.  Following in second was FIFE’s Team Scotland with 41.5 Points in third was Team USA with 32 points.

The Photo of the Week is decided by our fans and followers so don’t forget that your feedback counts. In the week following a tournament, keep an eye on the IJGT Facebook page for photos from the Event. Each photo will received 1 point for a ‘Like’, 2 points for a ‘Comment’ and 3 points for ‘Shares’ so let us know what you think!

Euro Junior Cup Round Two: Strong performance by Basso keeps Team USA close

 

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – IJGT’s Team USA took to Leven Links for the second round of the 2014 Euro Junior Golf Cup on August 7, 2014.  Weather was beautiful and the course was in fabulous condition.  Leven Links sits right off of the sea bringing in strong winds that changed throughout the round.  This proved as a true test for Team USA as they fell back in points, now trailing the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Team Canada by nine points and FIFE Team Scotland by seven and a half points.  After two rounds, the standings have Team Canada with 29.5 points, Team Scotland with 28 points and Team USA with 20.5 points.

The Americans were led by team captain, Cara Basso of Downingtown, Pa., who dominated the entire round and won each of her matches.  Basso’s round was followed by the match featuring Danny Dougherty of Wilmington, Del., who once played well for the second consecutive round and won one and a half points.  Each winning a point of his own for the USA was Christopher Chiminski of Penns Park, Pa., John Kalavritinos of Potomac, Md., Ryan Hicks of Santa Monica, Calif., Tanner Elder of Jefferson City, Mo., and Jack O’ Donovan of Pittsford, N.Y.   The remaining half-point for Team USA was earned by Michael Ordona of Upland, Calif.

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After round two, non-playing co-captain, Molly Moore stated, “The results may show that we are behind but I am proud of this team and know that they played tough today. There were a lot of close matches that really could have gone either way. The bus ride home was energetic and Team USA is ready to battle back tomorrow. This will be an interesting finish from an exciting three days of matchplay.”

Team USA finishes its time in Scotland with the final round of play at Drumoig Golf Club in St. Andrews.  Tee times begin promptly at noon local time.

Team USA arrives in Scotland for Euro Junior Cup

ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – The International Junior Golf Tour’s (IJGT) Team USA made its way to St. Andrews, Scotland, Saturday, August 2, 2014, to compete in the Euro Junior Cup, an elite matchplay competition against the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Team Canada and Team Fife of Scotland. The three-day competition will be held on three different courses: Scotscraig Golf Club, Leven Links and Drumoig Golf Club on August 6-8, 2014, respectively.

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Each golf course brings a unique, competitive experience to the junior golfers. Scotscraig Golf Club is a true feel of Scottish golf in the small town of Tayport, Scotland, featuring high fescues and fast fairways and greens. Heavy rain is expected for the opening round at Scotscraig and will be a test for the participants.

Moving forward, think of a true links course overlooking the Firth of Fourth – or the ‘Fourth Bay’, with spectacular mountain views and rolling hills and you’ve got Leven Links. Located in Leven, Scotland, the wind will be the biggest test on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Last but not least, we will reach Drumoig GC, and you might think off the first tee that you are in the northeast part of the United States. Many participants of Team USA enjoyed the familiarity of this course, with elevated greens and wide fairways in Drumoig, Scotland.

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Team USA captains, Zach Pennington and Molly Moore, have been thoroughly impressed all week with Team USA.

“We have a great team and we couldn’t be more excited about the next three days. The team has played exceptionally well all week during the practice rounds. All of the courses are challenging and fun in their own way, and I know we are prepared and ready to go for tomorrow,” says Moore.

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Team USA Captain, Zach Pennington provides direction during practice rounds to his team

The following is the lineup for Team USA’s first round of the 2014 Euro Cup, to be played at Scotscraig Golf Club, will begin at 10:00 a.m., Scotland time.

*Denotes Team USA Playing Captain

15-19 Division:

  1. Chris Chiminski (Penns Park, Pa.)
  2. Dylan Plis (Camillus, N.Y.)
  3. John Kalavritinos (Potomac, Md.)
  4. Tyler Pidduck (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  5. West Shaw (Alexandria, Va.)
  6. Tanner Elder (Jefferson City, Mo.)
  7. Thomas Foglia (North Braddock, Pa.)
  8. Ryan Hicks (Santa Monica, Calif.)

14 & Under Division:

  1. Jack O’Donnovan (Pittsford, N.Y.)
  2. William Lee (Troy, Mich.)
  3. Danny Dougherty (Wilmington, Del.)
  4. Mikee Ordona (Upland, Calif.)

Girls Division:

  1. Cara Basso* (Downingtown, Pa.)

Results of the first round at Scotscraig Golf Club and pairings for Round 2 at Leven Links will be posted following the round.

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