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North America Cup 2014 – Round one recap

The IJGT welcomed their neighbors from the north today for the 2014 North America Cup between IJGT’s Team USA and the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Team Canada at Oldfield Golf Club at Okatie, S.C. The weather was pristine with early highs in the 80s and a calm breeze. Members of Team USA and Team Canada competed in a fourball match play event in the first round with Team Canada taking an early lead in the tournament with a 6-1 score after the first day.

Team Canada Captain, Mitchell McPhail

Team Canada Captain, Mitchell McPhail

After a great showing by Team Canada, Stephen Nixon, the CJGA Team Canada Non-Playing Captain, said, “Today’s competition and intensity was unbelievable. Team USA played great, but it seemed like our team couldn’t miss a putt today. I’m very happy with how our team played and am looking forward to tomorrow’s matches.”
Team USA fought throughout the course for an edge, but the IJGT Team USA Non-Playing Captain, Zach Pennington, is excited about tomorrow’s format. “Today was a tough day for us. We hit a lot of really good shots but didn’t get awarded in the end. We look to put it all together for tomorrow’s round,” said Pennington. “Looking towards tomorrow, we feel we have a good shot to make a comeback in the second round. The team left the golf course excited for the foursomes format. This, personally, is my favorite format. I think our skill, combined with our quickly-found team chemistry, will lead to success in round two.”
Team USA's Nick Russell

Team USA’s Nick Russell

The 2014 North America Cup continues tomorrow with the foursomes format, and Team USA will look to rebound from the five-point deficit. Tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. Follow along with the action by following @IJGT on Twitter.
Team USA

Team USA Roster for 2014 North America Cup Announced

Team USATeam USA

The applications are in and among a highly competitive field of applicants, the IJGT is proud to announce this year’s IJGT Team USA roster for the 2014 North America Cup! Hosted this year by the Oldfield Golf Club, the North America Cup will take place from June 28-July 2, 2014, between the IGJT’s Team USA and the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Team Canada. With the USA on a six-year winning streak, this year’s Team USA has the task of continuing the success built by previous teams. With five repeat Team USA members on the squad this year, Team USA is primed and ready to take on the best that Canada has to offer! With that said, it is the IJGT’s pleasure to announce the following members of this year’s Team USA for the North America Cup:

2014 North America Cup – Team USA

Boys 15-19 Division:


Boys 14 & Under Division:


Girls Division:

 

Join us in congratulating these outstanding competitors on their selection, and wish them luck against our neighbors to the North! Go Team USA!

Represent Team USA!

Represent your country … Compete for your country!

 North America Cup

North America Cup

The North America Cup features 14 of the IJGT’s best players from the 2013-2014 season up against 14 of the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) best players in a three-day match-play event. The location of the event rotates country each year, with last year’s Event being held at the Weston Golf Club in Toronto, Canada. The 2014 N.A. Cup will be held at Oldfield Golf Club located in Okatie, S.C. Team USA has won the last six years in a row and nine out eleven total competitions. The North America Cup follows the Ryder Cup format, consisting of three rounds of competitive match play events including:  fourball matches, foursome matches, and singles matches.  The event will be held on June 29 – July 2, 2014. If you are interested in applying to compete in this event, please see the North America Cup Application. All applications are due by May 5, 2014.

Team Format
4- Boys 14 & Under Fourball Matches
8- Boys 15-19 Foursome Matches
2- Girls 19 & Under Single Matches

 Juniors must meet the following requirements:

  1. Juniors must meet the age requirement outlined in the international event.
  2. Juniors must be a member of the International Junior Golf Tour.
  3. Juniors must be in good standing with the IJGT.
  4. Juniors who are selected for IJGT Team USA must be an American citizen.

 

About Oldfield Golf Club

Oldfield

Oldfield Golf Club was designed by Greg Norman to be something special. The course is set in between Hilton Head Island and the Okatie River. The course itself is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary which includes eye pleasing views from every hole. Norman added waste bunkers alongside most of the fairways for increased difficulty. The course has marshes that come into play as well as sod-walled bunkers surrounding the greens.  “We dream of getting a site like this one,” noted Greg Norman, when asked about Oldfield. “And since this is our first course in the Lowcountry, we want to make it something special.”

 

Euro Junior Cup

2006 EJGC logo

The Euro Junior Cup is held where the game of golf first began, in St. Andrews, Scotland. The IJGT will compile a team of 14 talented junior golfers to travel to golf’s birthplace and compete in a unique triangular match play event against the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Team Canada and The FIFE Team Scotland. Competitors will battle it out on three of Scotland’s most prestine courses for the John Clark Trophy, awarded every year to the winning team. Team USA will stay at the famous St. Andrews University, located just minutes away from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience that will create memories and friendships that last a lifetime. This event will take place August 1-9th, 2014. If you are interested in applying to be a part of Team USA, please see the Euro Cup Application. Applications are due no later than June 1, 2014.

Team Format
4- Boys 14 & Under Threeball Match Play
8- Boys 15-19 Threeball Match Play
2- Girls 19 & Under Threeball Match Play

 

Juniors must meet the following requirements:

  1. Juniors must meet the age requirement outlined in the international event.
  2. Juniors must be in good standing with the IJGT.
  3. Juniors who are selected for IJGT Team USA must be an American citizen.

 

Have questions about representing Team USA? Contact the IJGT Offices at 843-384-1682.

Team USA competes in CIJC

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – The Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC) started on Sept. 10 at OslerBrook Golf & Country Club with seven different countries (Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, England, Mexico, Norway, United States) competing for the title in the 54-hole team stroke-play event. Team USA is represented by three outstanding junior members of the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT).

 

Tyler Pidduck of Thousand Oak, Calif.

Tyler Pidduck of Thousand Oak, Calif.

Cameron Clair of Biddeford, Maine

Cameron Clair of Biddeford, Maine

 

Brandan Bree of Kennett Square, Pa.

Brandan Bree of Kennett Square, Pa.

 

ROUND 1 – Tuesday, Sept. 10

Each round, the top-three scores are counted for each country with the lowest 54-hole total determining a champion. Team USA is looking to improve upon their best ever finish in the event (fifth place in 2010). After play in round one Team USA currently sits in sixth place after scores of 80 from Pidduck, 81 from Bree, and 83 from Clair.

The second round of competition will begin Sept. 11 with tee times starting at 8:30am off the No. 1 tee at OslerBrook Golf & Country Club. To view final results from round one please click here.

 

ROUND 2 – Wednesday, Sept. 11

What an honor to compete for Team USA on a day that is so important to our country! Conditions at OslerBrook Golf & Country Club were tough again as the wind played a major factor in the competition. Pidduck lead the way for Team USA with an 8-over-par 80. Bree (85) and Clair (87) rounded out the scoring for Team USA in the second round of competition.

Heading into the final round of competition on Thursday, Sept. 12, Team USA will look to improve on the previous rounds and climb up the leaderboard. Currently, Team USA is in seventh place in the CJIC. Team Canada leads the competition with a team score of 4-over-par through two rounds.

The final round of competition will begin Sept. 12 with tee times starting at 8:30am off the No. 1 tee at OslerBrook Golf & Country Club. To view final results from round two please click here.

 

ROUND 3 – Thursday, Sept. 12

The final round was a little bit of a struggle for Team USA as the wind picked back up at OslerBrook Golf & Country Club. Team USA collected a seventh-place finish after rounds of 86 from Brandan Bree and 87 from both Cameron Clair and Tyler Pidduck.

Team Canada won the event with a +10 tournament score. They won by nine strokes over the second-place England squad. Canada’s Tony Gil of Vaughan, Ont., won the individual title finishing at 2-under-par 214.

Final round results can be found here.

 

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

Euro Cup – Day 3 Matches

ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – The matches for Day 3 among Team USA, Team Canada, and Team Fife will be played in a three-ball format. For each of the 14 matches there will be two points at stake. The team with the most points at the end of the three days will win the John Clark trophy. Today’s matches will take place at Drumoig Golf Course. Going into the final day of matches Team Canada (32) holds a slight advantage over Team Scotland (30.5) with Team USA (21.5).

Here are the matches for today:

Game 1 = Prescott Butler (USA) | Michael Lavorato (Canada) | John Paterson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: USA 2 Up | USA vs. Scotland: USA 2 Up

 

Game 2 = C.J. Hughes (USA) | Nathan Wright (Canada) | Keith Bowman (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: USA 8 & 7 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 3 & 2

 

Game 3 = William Sheedy (USA) | Chris Horton (Canada) | Jamie Allan (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: Canada 3 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 2 Up

 

Game 4 = Mikee Ordona (USA) | Max Sekulic (Canada) | Greg Cessford (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: Canada 6 & 5 | USA vs. Scotland: Halved

 

Game 5 = Yuki Nakayama (USA) | Sophie Liu (Canada) | Lori Gilfillan (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: Canada 6 & 5 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 2 Up

 

Game 6 = Desiree Anderson (USA) | Susan Wang (Canada) | Brogan Clarke (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: USA 3 & 2 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 4 & 3

 

Game 7 = Conner Kumpula (USA) | Chris Wilson (Canada) | Niall McMullan (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: USA 2 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 3 & 2

 

Game 8 = Scott Lemon (USA) | Brad Curren (Canada) | Ryan Thompson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: Canada 6 & 5 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 3 & 2

 

Game 9 = Tyler Dierwechter (USA) | Mike Flegel (Canada) | Andrew Fernie (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: Canada 5 & 4 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 3 & 2

 

Game 10 = Grant Burton (USA) | Adam Schoettler (Canada) | Alistair McDougal (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: USA 3 & 2 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 5 & 4

 

Game 11 = Nicholas Russell (USA) | Mitchell McPhail (Canada) | David Paterson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: Halved | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 3 & 2

 

Game 12 = Michael Bliss (USA) | Ryan Rody (Canada) | Allan Millar (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: USA 3 & 2 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 3 & 2

 

Game 13 = Jonathon Simons (USA) | Alex Corrigan (Canada) | TBA (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: USA 4 & 2 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 4 & 2

 

Game 14 = Ethan Heller (USA) | Scott Kerr (Canada) | Andrew Davidson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada: Canada 2 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 4 & 3

 

FINAL SCORE:

Scotland – 46.5

Canada – 46.0

USA – 33.5

Euro Cup – Day 2 Matches

ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – The matches for Day 2 among Team USA, Team Canada, and Team Fife will be played in a three-ball format. For each of the 14 matches there will be two points at stake. The team with the most points at the end of the three days will win the John Clark trophy. Today’s matches will take place at Leven Links Golf Club which is the 11th oldest club in the world.

Here are the matches for today:

Game 1 = Yuki Nakayama (USA) | Susan Wang (Canada) | Lori Gilfillan (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 2 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 4 & 3

 

Game 2 = Desiree Anderson (USA) | Sophie Liu (Canada) | Brogan Clarke (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 2 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 4 & 3

 

Game 3 = William Sheedy (USA) | Nathan Wright (Canada) | John Paterson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 4 & 3 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 4 & 2

 

Game 4 = Prescott Butler (USA) | Chris Horton (Canada) | Keith Bowman (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 2 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 5 & 4

 

Game 5 = Mikee Ordona (USA) | Max Sekulic (Canada) | Jamie Allan (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 3 & 2 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 3 & 2

 

Game 6 = C.J. Hughes (USA) | Michael Lavorato (Canada) | Greg Cessford (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  USA 4 & 3 | USA vs. Scotland: Halved

 

Game 7 = Scott Lemon (USA) | Scott Kerr (Canada) | Ewen Diston (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  USA 5 & 4 | USA vs. Scotland: Halved

 

Game 8 = Ethan Heller (USA) | Chris Wilson (Canada) | Niall McMullan (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Halved | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 2 Up

 

Game 9 = Michael Bliss (USA) | Brad Curren (Canada) | Alistair McDougal (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  USA 1 Up | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 1 Up

 

Game 10 = Jonathon Simons (USA) | Mike Flegel (Canada) | David Paterson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 1 Up | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 4 & 2

 

Game 11 = Grant Burton (USA) | Ryan Rody (Canada) | Andrew Fernie (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  USA 3 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 1 Up

 

Game 12 = Nicholas Russell (USA) | Mitchell McPhail (Canada) | Ryan Walsh (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 2 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 2 & 1

 

Game 13 = Conner Kumpula (USA) | Alex Corrigan (Canada) | Ryan Thompson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  USA 3 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: USA 3 & 2

 

Game 14 = Tyler Dierwechter (USA) | Adam Schoettler (Canada) | Andrew Davidson (Scotland)

  • USA vs. Canada:  Canada 2 & 1 | USA vs. Scotland: Scotland 6 & 4

 

 

Total Score: 

Canada – 32

Scotland – 30.5

USA – 21.5