Date: June 13, 2007

Australia heads to Japan for Toyota World Junior Championship

Australia&aposs Toyota World Junior Team will be headed by current World Junior Champion, Matthew Giles (NSW) and the Australian Boys&apos Amateur Champion, Jason Scrivener (WA). The pair will head off to Japan on Friday along with Daniel Nisbet (QLD) and Matt Jager (WA) to represent Australia against some of the best junior golfers from Europe, North America, South America and Asia. For the first time, Australia will compete in the Japanese-based championship but will face a challenge against the defending champions from Norway. Played at Chukyo Golf Course in Aichi, Japan, from 19 – 22 June, the 72-hole stroke play event brings together the world&aposs best junior golfers to compete for the Toyota Cup. Australian Coach Peter Knight said, “We have brought together three members of the Australian Trans Tasman Cup team and added Matt Jager who was ineligible for the squad at the time due to his age. “Although we are up against some of the best juniors in the world, we have an extremely talented group who have prepared thoroughly and are confident of performing well. The team departs Cairns on Friday afternoon and arrives in Nagoya that evening before boarding another flight and a train to arrive at Chukyo Golf Course. The team will play a practice round on Monday 18 June before the 72-hole competition begins on Tuesday. Stay tuned to for news and information as the tournament unfolds. AUSTRALIAN TEAM Matthew Giles, 17, New South Wales Matt Jager, 18, Western Australia Daniel Nisbet, 16, Queensland Jason Scrivener, 17, Western Australia Peter Knight (coach) Chris Whitford (manager) SCHEDULE Monday 18 June: Practice round and Opening Ceremony Tuesday 19 June: First round Wednesday 20 June: Second round Thursday 21 June: Third round Friday 22 June: Final round and Closing Ceremony