U.S. Team Finishes Third in France

The U.S. Team of Erynn Lee of Silverdale, Wash., Grace Na of Oakland, Calif., Jordan Spieth of Dallas, and Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., finished third at the inaugural Evian Masters Juniors Cup Monday, posting a 438 two-day total. Only Japan (428) and Spain (436) finished the 36-hole event in front of the American squad.

Conducted by the French Golf Federation and the European Golf Association, the Evian Masters Juniors Cup was an international mixed individual and team competition (made up of two girls and two boys born in 1993 or later) that was decided over two 18-hole rounds. The tournament was staged at the par-72 Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian les Bains, France. A boys‚ and girls‚ champion was crowned along with a Nation‚s Cup that was determined by the three best scores each day. Other countries represented in the competition included France, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Greece, Scotland and Korea.

The U.S. Team poses in their patriotic uniforms.

Leading the U.S. Team, Thomas finished second in the Boys Division and third overall by carding a two-day 72-70˜142 tournament total. By placing third, Thomas will now participate in the Rolex Pro-Am that precedes the Evian Masters, one of the world‚s premier women‚s professional golf events, on Wednesday, July 25.

In May, the American Junior Golf Association was asked to select two girls and two boys born in 1993 or later to represent the United States in the first-ever Evian Masters Juniors Cup. In an effort to remain objective in the selection of the U.S. team, the AJGA used its Polo Golf Rankings and Performance Based Entry methodology as of May 31 to award playing spots to the most deserving members.

The AJGA appreciates the support of Polo Ralph Lauren in providing uniforms for the U.S. team. The team was outfitted in red, white and blue hats, shirts and pants with the American flag. Polo Ralph Lauren is an AJGA Premier Partner and the Official Sportswear of the AJGA.

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The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 foreign countries.

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AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

For more information, please contact Steve Ethun (sethun@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at (678) 425-1786 or visit the AJGA Web site at ajga.org.

Team Results
Japan ˆ 428
Spain ˆ 436
United States ˆ 438
Denmark ˆ 439

U.S. Team Individual scores
Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. ˆ *72-*70˜142
Jordan Speith, Dallas, Texas ˆ 75-*75˜150
Erynn Lee, Silverdale, Wash. ˆ *74-*73˜147
Grace Na, Oakland, Calif. ˆ *74-78˜152

* The Nation's Cup was determined by the three best scores each day.

 
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1
Donnie Trosper
133
2
Kevin Gordon
137
T
3
Winston Margaritis
139
T
3
Tyler Pearson
139
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Gonzales
142
T
2
Riley Rennell
143
T
2
Madasyn Pettersen
143
AJGA Junior at Bethesda
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Total
1
Chad McCann
138
2
Luke Schaap
141
T
3
Graham Hutchinson
142
T
3
Nathan Chuwait
142
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
137
2
Julie Luo
145
T
3
Brynn Walker
149
T
3
Delaney Shah
149
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Nelson Pang
153
2
James Turner
154
T
3
Tianlin Zhang
155
T
3
Viraj Garewal
155
Girls
Total
1
Brooke McDougald
155
T
2
Belinda Hu
157
T
2
Jiayu Kong
157
T
2
Veronica Joels
157
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1
Ricky Castillo
135
2
Kyle Cox
136
3
Clay Seeber
137
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Total
1
Carolyn Zhao
141
2
Brittany Park
144
T
3
Yealimi Noh
146
T
3
Ty Akabane
146
T
3
Waverly Whiston
146
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Boys
Total
1
Scott Roden
146
2
Charlie Dubiel
147
3
Won Jun Lee
150
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Total
1
Lindsay May
157
2
Christine Shao
160
3
Hailey Jones
161
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T
1
Kevin An
71
T
1
Yash Majmudar
71
T
3
Lucas Carper
72
T
3
Alex Chin
72
T
3
William Draper
72
T
3
Joseph Burlison
72
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3
Yu-Jen Cheng
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1
Courtney Vogel
70
T
2
Sophia Hui
74
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74
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74
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Samantha Gong
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