The Toyota Junior Golf World Ended with Japan retaining the girl’s championship right in their home soil while South Africa dominated the Boy’s division and win it for the first time since 2001. In a statement, South Africa’s team captain was very proud of his members for winning and giving glory to their country using the best clubs available.
The last time South Africa won, it features future major champion’s Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen to banner the team in 2001.
South Africa also became the first team in the tournament that breaks the 40-under par mark over 72 holes. This was possible because of the outstanding performances from individual winners Samuel Sampson (-18) and Martin Voster (-14). Japan, Spain, the United States, and Thailand got to the top five.
For the girl’s team, Japan retains the championship in their home soil with an 18-under par with Mexico, placing second (-15), and the United States placing third (-14). Australia and Spain got to the top five of the girl’s division.
For the boy’s individual standings, Samuel Sampson (-18) and Martin Voster (-14) made it in the top two for the champion team while Christopher Vandette of Canada placed third. The United States’ Rose Zhang’s inability to sustain her hot start fumbled with a bogey-bogey finish to share first place finish with Cory Lopez of Mexico and Cassie Porter of Australia with 11-under par.
Indeed, this year’s tournament was an exciting one as it features a record-breaking performance from the boy’s division and the repeat performance of the defending champion of the girl’s division.