First win for the United States in the Evian Masters Juniors Cup

The United States takes the title of the Evian Masters Juniors Cup 2012, the veritable world cup for the top under-14 players. A fine performance from the star-spangled banner ahead of Spain, a formidable opponent, twice-winner of the event and defending champion.

True to tradition, the Evian Masters Juniors Cup, on 21 & 22 July, is the curtain-raiser to the grand Evian Masters week, offering two days of top-level competition bringing together the best young golfers from around the world. Now in its 6th year, this veritable world cup for under 14’s saw the participation of 10 European nations, with Russia taking part for the first time, along with the United States, Japan, China, India and Mexico (2 boys and 2 girls per team).

Spain, the firm favorite, twice-winner of the event and defending champion, set the tone by taking the lead after the first round on 213, ahead of the United States and France. But the United States were quick to react thanks to excellent performances from the girls, Mika Liu and Sierra Brooks, respectively 1st and 2nd in the final girls’ individual rankings. The United States wins the 6th Evian Masters Juniors Cup with a score of 436, 5 shots ahead of Spain, the defending champion. France takes 3rd place on the podium. A note of merit too for the fine first place from Mexico’s Jorge Villar in the boys’ rankings, on 146, 1 shot ahead of French player Jeong Weon Ko.

The Evian Masters Juniors Cup provides a window on the future of golf and once again this year lived up to all expectations – talent, youth, competitiveness, fair play and team spirit. It is one of the highlights of the Evian Masters and part its DNA. The proof of this comes in the participation of China’s Xiyu Lin, aged 16, in this year’s Evian Masters, after having competed in the Evian Masters Juniors Cup 2009.

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