Lee helps U.S. Team take third

BRASELTON, Ga. — The U.S. Team of Erynn Lee (Silverdale), Grace Na (Oakland, Calif.), Jordan Spieth (Dallas) and Justin Thomas (Goshen, Ky.) finished third at the inaugural Evian Masters Juniors Cup golf tournament Monday, July 23, posting a 438 two-day total. Only Japan (428) and Spain (436) finished the 36-hole event in front of the American squad.

Conducted by the French Golf Federation and the European Golf Association, the Evian Masters Juniors Cup was an international mixed individual and team competition (made up of two girls and two boys born in 1993 or later) that was decided across two 18-hole rounds. The tournament was staged at the par-72 Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian les Bains, France. A boys’ and girls’ champion was crowned along with a Nation’s Cup that was determined by the three best scores each day. Other countries represented in the competition included France, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Greece, Scotland and Korea.

Leading the U.S. Team, Thomas finished second in the Boys Division and third overall by carding a two-day, 72-70—142 tournament total. By placing third, Thomas will now participate in the Rolex Pro-Am that precedes the Evian Masters, on Wednesday, July 25.

Lee shot a 74 and 73 for a 147 to lead the U.S. women.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

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