For the 4th edition of the Evian Masters Juniors Cup, which took place July 17-18, at the Evian Masters Golf Club, Team France produced a fine win with an 11-shot lead on the United States. Austria took the 3rd step on the podium. The unmissable curtain-raiser to the great Evian Masters week, the Evian Masters Juniors Cup once again lived up to all expectations providing great golf, talent, enthusiasm, fair play, exchanges and conviviality.
Fifteen teams each made up of two girls and two boys were present for this veritable world cup competition for under 14's. Ten European nations competed in the event including the United States, Japan, China, India and Mexico, as well as first-timers Wales and the Czech Republic.
"The Evian Masters Juniors Cup is part of the Evian Masters' DNA," explains Jacques Bungert, Director of the Evian Masters. "It is the future of women's golf and golf in general. We instill it with all our values, our vision of the future and our determination to develop golf internationally."
This year, France was in serious contention to win the title from the 1st round. Kenny Subregis, already victorious last year in the Boys rankings, set the pace with 68 (-4), the best score of the tournament, to give France an impressive 8-shot lead over Japan. In the 2nd round, Kenny kept up the pressure with a 69, aided by his team mates Shannon Aubert, Emma Broze and Thomas Le Berre to claim victory.
Following Japan, Spain and Denmark, France sees its name on the Evian Masters Juniors Cup thanks to its score of 431, 11 shots ahead of the United States. For the Girls, India's Gurbani Singh gave the best performance finishing her 2 rounds on 143 (69+74, -1). As for Kenny Subregis, he took the top position in the Boys rankings on 137 (68+69, -7). For both players, their first place allows them to play in the official Rolex Pro-Am on Wednesday 21 July, prior to the Evian Masters.