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).
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.