The Canadian development team of Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., Albin Choi and Richard Jung of Toronto and Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. combined for low round on the final day of the recent Toyota Junior Golf World Cup and tied for third at the Chukyo Golf Club in Toyota City, Japan.
“We knew we had a strong team coming in,” said team head coach Henry Brunton. “I can’t give the guys enough credit for bouncing back after a sluggish start and playing full-hearted all the way through.”
Japan won by 14 strokes to claim its third Toyota Cup, with the United States finishing as runner-up. Denmark and Thailand tied with Canada for third.
“We got off to a very strong start and kept plodding along all the way through,” said Brunton. “Corey Conners was obviously a star. It was a just a solid day for the entire team and I was very proud of them.”
Conners, 18. shot 66 in the final round and 131 (-10) over the last 36 holes to finish as co-medalist in individual standings.
“I was playing really well coming into the tournament, so I was pretty confident,” said Conners. “The first few rounds I played really well, but couldn’t get any putts to drop at all. The final two rounds, I putted really well and made a lot of birdies, which enabled me to score well and medal.”
Svensson tied for 16th, while Jung finished 21st.