the United States, Casey Danielson and Gavin Hall both finished within the top
20 at the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. Hall closed with a 4-over-par 76
to tie for 13th at 17-over-par 233. Two strokes behind, Danielson
finished with a 10-over-par 82 for a share of 17th place at 19-over-par
final round of competition was marked by challenging conditions as the low
tournament total was 9-over-par 225. Three players finished at 9-over to force
a three-way, sudden-death playoff, including 2012 Thunderbird International
Junior champion Max Orrin of England, who was defeated by Iceland’s Ragnar
recognized during the awards presentation for his hole-in-one during Monday’s
practice round, which he recorded on No. 8 of the Old Course, famously referred
to as the “Postage Stamp.”
and Hall will once again represent the United States during the Junior Ryder
Cup, Sept. 24-25, at Olympia Fields Country Club in Chicago. Both will be
making their first appearance at the biennial competition, which saw the United
States retain the cup in 2010, earning a third consecutive win for the U.S.
SECOND ROUND RESULTS
were tested during the second round at Royal Troon as conditions included periods
of rain and 40 mph winds. Danielson and Hall both carded rounds of 3-over-par
75, with Danielson sitting in a tie for 7th at 9-over-par 153 and
Hall four strokes behind in a tie for 20th at 13-over-par 157.
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Updated September 11,
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Casey Danielson led the way for the United States during Tuesday’s
first round of the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy, with a 6-over-par 78 to
tie for 13th. In a five-way tie for 31st, Gavin Hall
turned in a first-round 10-over-par 82.
In first place at 1-under-par 71 is England’s Max Orrin, who
won the 2012 Thunderbird International Junior in May.
the third consecutive year, two AJGA players traveled to Scotland to compete in
the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy, Sept. 11-13. Gavin Hall of Pittsford,
N.Y., and Casey Danielson of Osceola, Wis., made the trip across the Atlantic
to represent the United States among 56 competitors from 31 countries.
an honor to represent the U.S.,” Danielson said. “I’ve never been out of the country,
so I look forward to seeing the culture and getting a chance to compete in
Scotland, the home of golf.”
and Hall, who serve as Player Representatives on the AJGA Board of Directors,
were accompanied by AJGA Tournament Director Rachel Graves. Like Danielson, this
will be the first time Hall has traveled outside of the United States.
looking forward to meeting a lot of different people from other countries and seeing
what it is like overseas,” Hall said. “Regardless of how I play, it is going to
be a great experience.”
10 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Danielson has posted 12 top-10 AJGA finishes,
including a win at the 2011 W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek. Her 2012
season was highlighted by a third-place finish at the Rolex Tournament of
Champions and a T7 finish at the Thunderbird International Junior.
two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Hall has recorded 10 top-10 performances,
including a win at the 2011 The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by
Duke of York Young Champions Trophy is a 54-hole stroke play tournament
contested at Royal Troon Golf Club, an Open Championship venue, in Ayrishire,
Scotland. An invitation-only event, Cody Proveaux of Leesville, S.C., and Taylor
Coleman of San Antonio competed in the 2011 tournament, where Proveaux finished
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