Team British Columbia Takes Title, Thoroughgood Medallist In The 45th Junior Americas Cup
The 2017 Boys Junior America's Cup Winners From British Columbia From L-R: Callum Davison, Tristan Mandur, Nolan Thoroughgood, Keaton Gudz And Coach Jayson “Nitro” Rite - Image Courtesy PNGA
Team British Columbia won the 45th Annual Junior America’s Cup, which was held this week at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.
British Columbia, represented by Tristan Mandur, Keaton Gudz, Nolan Thoroughgood and Callum Davison, shot a final round team score of 2-over par 218 to finish the championship at 3-under par overall as a team.
No other team finished under par as a team. Southern California finished in second place at even-par, and Team Utah rounded out the top-3 at 2-over par overall.
Similar to a collegiate event, the Junior America’s Cup features 18 teams of four boys representing their state, province or country. The competition is held over 54-holes with each team counting its best three scores each round.
Second round leader Nolan Thoroughgood of Victoria, B.C. continued his great play firing a final round of 2-under par 70 on the 7,220 yard layout.
Thoroughgood’s 3-day total of 8-under par 208 gave him a four shot victory for the individual title over second-place finisher William Mouw of Southern California.
The Medallist From The 45th Boys Junior Americas Cup, Victoria, BC's Nolan Thoroughgood, Accepts The Sally Pini Medalist Award - Image Courtesy PNGA
The Washington Junior Golf Association served as the host association for this year’s event. The Home Course is cooperatively owned and operated by the Washington State and Pacific Northwest golf associations.
Past Junior America’s Cup participants who have gone on to successful professional careers include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Rickie Fowler and local PGA Tour members Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Alex Prugh, Joel Dahmen, and Michael and Andrew Putnam.