Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 24, 2005 12:45 ET

CANADA FINISHES TENTH AT TOYOTA JUNIOR GOLF WORLD CUP

Vancouver's Richard Lee finishes 16th overall Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN--(CCNMatthews - June 24, 2005) - Team Canada shot a final-round team-total 219 to drop to tenth place at the 2005 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup at Chukyo Golf Club in Toyota City, Japan.
Team Canada - a national squad comprised of some of the top junior golfers from the Royal Canadian Golf Association's Player Development Program - including Darren Wallace of Langley. B.C., Rafael Lee of Burnaby, B.C., Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. and Richard Lee of Vancouver, B.C. shot a combined for a four-day total of 868.

The United States retained their title by shooting a tournament-total 824 (-40), 12 strokes ahead of second place Colombia to take home the Toyota World Junior Cup. England fell to third with a tournament-total 839 (-25).

In the individual championship, Erik Flores of the United States shot 65-71-64-68 over four rounds for an overall individual total of 268 (-20). Yuki Usami of Japan shot an individual total 274 (-14) to finish second, while Andres Achavarria of Colombia finished third with an individual total of 275 (-13).

14 year old Richard Lee was the top Canadian shooting a final round 72 to finish in 16th with a four day total of 284. Rafael Lee (290) shot a final round 73 to tie for 25th while Hadwin (295) and Wallace (298) shot final-rounds of 74 and 76 to finish tied for 35th and tied for 42nd respectively.

The Junior Golf World Cup is played over 72 holes of stroke play with the best three of four daily scores counting toward the team total. An individual competition also takes place in conjunction with the team championship.

Following are the final results from the 2005 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan:

Team Results: (best 3 of 4 scores count towards team total)
1. United States-212-209-198-205--824 (-40)
2. Colombia-212-211-204-209--836 (-28)
3. England-212-208-205-214--839 (-25)
4. Argentina-212-213-208-212--845 (-19)
5. Chinese Taipei-220-212-212-207--851 (-13)
6. Japan-223-215-206-210--854 (-10)
7. New Zealand-219-211-213-213--856 (-8)
8. Spain-223-209-221-210--863 (-1)
9. Belgium-219-217-215-213--864 (E)
10. Canada-223-212-214-219--868 (+4)
11. Mexico-214-217-215-224--870 (+6)
12. India-227-216-215-214--872 (+8)
13. South Africa-223-218-220-221--882 (+18)
14. Zimbabwe-230-232-226-222--910 (+46)

Team Canada Individual Results:
Richard Lee (Vancouver, B.C.) 73-69-70-72-284 (16th place)
Rafael Lee (Burnaby, B.C.) 74-71-72-73-290 (T 25th place)
Adam Hadwin (Abbotsford, B.C.) 77-72-72-74-295 (T 35th place)
Darren Wallace (Langley, B.C.) 76-74-72-76-298 (T 42nd place)

For a full listing of scores, please visit the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup championship website at www.wjgtc.org or the Royal Canadian Golf Association website at www.rcga.org.

ABOUT THE RCGA
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program and supporting the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit www.rcga.org.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Erin Mathany
Junior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
Cell: 905-467-8738
emathany@rcga.org

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Contact Information

  • Erin Mathany, Jr. Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: emathany@rcga.org