Utah and San Diego earn Co-Championship.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Junior America’s Cup ended with a tie for first place. Utah and San Diego posted matching 4-over-par 643s to earn co-championship honors at Blackhawk Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, July 22-25.
Similar to a collegiate event, the Junior America’s Cup features 18 teams of four boys representing their state, province or country. The competition is held over 54-holes with each team counting its best three scores each round.
Team Arizona – made up of Ben Lorenz, Anawin Pikulthong, Tucker Clark and Mahanth Chirravuri – shot 22-over-par 661 for the tournament to come in eighth place. In the first round they shot 7-over 220 highlighted by a 2-under-par team score on No. 4 along with one birdie and two pars on both No. 5 and No. 11. They shot a 2-over-par 215 in the second round with a 1-under team score on three holes, 2-under for two holes and 3-under par for one hole. In the final round, team Arizona went 3-under par on the par-5 7th hole and followed with two holes at 2-under par to finish the round with a 13-over-par 226. After 54 holes, they shot 9-under par on the par 5s, 16-over par on the par 4s and 15-over par on the par 3.
Individually, Lorenz led the team with a T14 finish at 5-over-par 218 (73-73-72). Chirravuri finished tied for 22nd place at 8-over-par 221 with rounds of 72-71-78. Pikulthong finished at 9-over-par T24 with rounds of 75-71-76—222. And Tucker Clark was forced to withdraw due to injury.
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About The Junior America’s Cup
The Junior America’s Cup first started in 1959 as matches between Mexico, Alberta and the Southern California Junior Golf Associations with each association hosting the event every three years. Since 2001, the competition annually brings together an elite international field of 18, four-player teams featuring the top boys representing 12 western states, two Canadian provinces and Mexico. To learn more about the Junior America’s Cup, visit http://www.junioramericascup.net/, or contact Scott McNevin, JGAA Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-944-6168.