Date: June 17, 2013
Author: Toyota World Junior

Australia ready to defend Toyota World Junior title

best junior golfers from 12 countries across six continents will be on hand when the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2013 Supported by JAL begins June 18 in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan.

The Chukyo Golf Club’s Ishino Course will once again play host to the 21st annual event.

Defending-champion Australia returns following last year’s two-stroke victory. The 2012 title was the country’s first.

Africa’s lone participant – South Africa – also has one victory. Its 2001 championship team featured future British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen and Masters champion Charl Schwartzel.

Host Japan – winner of three Junior Golf World Cup titles – will be joined by fellow Asian representatives Korea (one title) and Chinese Taipei.

The United States holds the most Junior Golf World Cup titles with seven but has not taken home the trophy since 2005. They will be joined by Costa Rica and Mexico to round out the North American teams.

Chile and Venezuela will each be looking for their first championship as the South American participants while Germany and Sweden (one title) round out the field as the European representatives.

In addition to Oosthuizen and Schwartzel, notable former participants include Bud Cauley (USA), Kevin Chappell (USA), Brendon de Jonge (Zimbabwe), Russell Henley (USA), Ryuji Imada (Japan), Trevor Immelman (South Africa), Anthony Kim (USA), Hunter Mahan (USA), Edoardo Molinari (Italy), Justin Rose (England), Kyle Stanley (USA), Henrik Stenson (Sweden) and Camilo Villegas (Colombia).

The TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2013 Supported by JAL, which follows a four-players-count-three scores format, will consist of four rounds played June 18-21.

It is the world’s only junior golf championship in which 12 national teams, winners of regional qualifiers held across six continents and participated in by nearly 60 national teams, compete for the world championship.

Australian team
Lucas Herbert
Ricky Kato
Antonio Murdaca
Ryan Ruffels