ORLANDO, Fla. -- Golf Channel will air an hour-long special highlighting the 2012 Junior Ryder Cup, the biennial matchup between the world’s top junior golfers representing Team U.S. A. and Europe on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
Taking place at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois during Ryder Cup week in September, 24 of the world’s top junior golfers – six boys and six girls per team – battled it out in a two-day match play format at the Junior Ryder Cup. The first day featured foursomes and mixed four-ball matches, with the second and final day featuring all singles matches.
The U.S. team opened the Junior Ryder Cup by taking a 7-5 lead after day one. At the end of the singles matches on the final day, Team U.S.A. came out victorious with a final score of 14 ½ to 9 ½ to capture their third win since 2004. The United States now owns a 4-3-1 overall record in the Junior Ryder Cup, and has not lost since 2004 at Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio. The matches were halved 6-6 in 2006 at The Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales.
U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team:
Cameron Champ (Sacramento, Calif.)
Gavin Hall (Pittsford, N.Y.)
Beau Hossler (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
Jim Liu (Smithtown, N.Y.)
Scottie Scheffler (Dallas, Texas)
Robby Shelton (Wilmer, Ala.)
Casie Cathrea (Livermore, Calif.)
Karen Chung (Livingston, N.J.)
Casey Danielson (Oscola, Wis.)
Alison Lee (Valencia, Calif.)
Esther Lee (Los Alamitos, Calif.)
Samantha Wagner (Windermere, Fla.)
European Junior Ryder Cup Team:
Quirine Eijkenboom (Germany)
Dominic Foos (Germany)
Bronte Law (England)
Harang Lee (Spain)
Gavin Moynihan (Ireland)
Renato Paradore (Italy)
Emily Pedersen (Denmark)
Covadonga Sanjuan (Spain)
Matthias Schwab (Austria)
Linnea Strom (Sweden)
Victor Tarnstrom (Sweden)
Toby Tree (England)
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