Team USA leads Jr. Ryder Cup 7-5
25 Sep 2012
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Junior Ryder Cup, Golf Disneyland

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (Sept. 24, 2012) -- Team USA leads Team Europe 7-5 after Day 1 at the 8th Junior Ryder Cup at Olympia Fields Country Club.

In Monday's foursome matches, Team USA received points from four matches. Cameron Champ and Beau Hossler of the USA halved Toby Tree and Gavin Moynihan of Team Europe. Casie Cathrea and Samantha Wagner bested Bronte Law and Quirine Eijkenboom 3-and-2. Casey Danielson and Karen Chung knocked off Harang Lee and Covadonga Sanjuan 2-and-1. And Alison Lee and Esther Lee beat Linneea Strom and Emily Pedersen in 18 holes.

In Monday's Four-Ball matches, Cathrea/Champ, Robby Shelton/Karen Chung and Jim Liu/Esther Lee won matches for the U.S.

Play continues Tuesday at Olympia Fields with 12 singles matches to decide the cup.

ABOUT THE Junior Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup-style matches between 12-person junior teams from the United States and Great Britain & Ireland. Format includes foursomes, mixed four-ball and singles competition. The United States Junior Ryder Cup Team consists of six boys and six girls who are American citizens and are members of next year's high school graduating class or younger.

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