CJGA's Team Canada finishes fourth at Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship
Matt Williams earns fifth-place finish
Published on Monday, Dec. 03, 2012 12:01PM EST
The Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Team Canada placed fourth at the 12th annual Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship at Lion Lake Country Club in Qingyang, China.
CJGA Team Canada, consisting of male players Tony Gil (Markham, Ont.), Tony Mak (Richmond, B.C.), Patrick Murphy (Crossfield, Alta.) and Team Canada Development Squad member Matt Williams (Calgary, Alta.), alongside female competitors Bria Jansen (Cochrane, Alta.) and Janet Zhang (Richmond, B.C.), posted a four-day tally of 1513 to finish 35 strokes back of Team Australia, which captured the team title for a third straight year.
Williams was the top Canadian in the Junior Boys Division, posting a fifth-place finish with a score of 291. A University of Houston recruit, Williams finished nine strokes back of China’s Dou Zecheng, who claimed the individual title. Murphy tied for 11th spot with a score of 295.
Zhang placed 13th in the Junior Girls’ Division standings at 321, 19 strokes back of China’s Yan Jing.
“The team represented Canada and themselves in a first-class manner. Moving forward, the experience gained here in China will be a great benefit to our players” said CJGA Team Manager, John Lawrence. “Fourth place isn’t what we had in mind when we first arrived, but I am very proud of the effort our players displayed throughout the championship.”
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