China prevails in USA-China Youth Golf Matches

Eight juniors represented the U.S. including Sebastian Crampton (left) and Calli Ringsby.

Updated August 25, 2012

FINAL RESULTS

On the final day of the USA-China Youth Golf Matches, China came back to beat the U.S. 9-7. Click here for complete results.

Updated August 24, 2012

DAY 1 RESULTS

After the first day of play at the USA-China Youth Golf Matches, the U.S. leads the match 5.5-2.5. Click here for complete results.

A team of four boys and four girls has been selected to represent the United States in the USA-China Youth Golf Match, a competition conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the China Golf Association to promote cultural  friendship through the game of golf. The USA-China Youth Golf Match is scheduled for Aug. 23-24 at the CordeValle Golf Resort in San Martin, Calif. 

USGA officials today announced the Team USA members, all of whom are age 16 or younger. Each player, in addition to being an accomplished golfer, is a member of Leadership Links, a jointly administered program of the USGA and the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) that promotes service and volunteerism among aspiring junior golfers. Each of the players is also a leading candidate for a future USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award.

The Team USA players are: Patrick Cover, 16, of Huntersville, N.C.; Sebastian Crampton, 16, of Pacific Grove, Calif.; Jessica Kittelberger, 16, of Raleigh, N.C.; Hana Ku, 16, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Divya Manthena, 15, of Camarillo, Calif.; Michael Pisciotta, 16, of Alpharetta, Ga.; Calli Ringsby, 16, of Cherry Hills Village, Colo.; and Thomas Walsh, 16, of High Point, N.C.

“This match is a wonderful opportunity to promote the game of golf,” said USGA President Glen D. Nager. “The young men and women representing the U.S. team will serve as ambassadors for everything that is great about the game here in America. While the competition will certainly be front and center, the sharing of the game’s spirit, traditions and camaraderie will be of equal importance.”

The USA-China Youth Golf Match will consist of four foursomes (alternate-shot) matches, four four-ball matches and eight singles matches over two days of competition. An inaugural Youth Match was held in 2008 in China in conjunction with the Beijing Olympics, with Team USA prevailing.

“As golf grows internationally, fostering inclusion in the game worldwide is important to the USGA,” Nager said. “Together with our partners at The R&A, we are committed to working with emerging golf markets such as China to promote a sustainable game for future generations.”

Following the conclusion of the Youth Match, a delegation from the China Golf Association will visit the headquarters of the USGA in Far Hills, N.J., to learn more about the Association’s role in the global game.

Biographical information on the players from both teams is available at www.usga.org, the official website of the USGA.

 Rolex, a USGA corporate partner, has provided significant assistance to the conduct of the match through its worldwide presence in golf. It will host a dinner to celebrate the achievements of each player and the competition between the two countries.

 

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