25th Annual TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Supported by JAL Tees Off June 13

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Eighty-seven of the world’s best junior golfers will descend upon Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan, to represent their countries when the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2017 Supported by JAL tees off on June 13.

The Chukyo Golf Club’s Ishino Course will once again play host to the 25th annual event – the fourth consecutive in which a girls’ competition is included.

“The executive committee is very excited to once again have the best junior golfers in the world participating in the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2017 Supported by JAL,” Vice Chairman Eiji Tagashira said.  “The American teams are very strong and eager to defend their titles.”

The TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2017 Supported by JAL is the world’s only junior golf championship in which 15 national teams – winners of regional qualifiers held across six continents and participated in by more than 65 national teams – compete for the world championship.

Defending champion United States leads the boys’ field of 15 countries – Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Zimbabwe.

The TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2017 Supported by JAL – which follows a four-players-count-three scores format in the boys’ competition and a three-players-count-two scores format in the girls’ competition – will consist of four rounds played June 13-16.

In the girls’ competition, the United States – winner of the 2016 girls’ TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup title – will be accompanied by Australia, Colombia, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines and South Africa.

“We are enthused for the continued emphasis upon the girls’ competition,” tournament committee Chairman William Kerdyk said.  “That – combined with the talented players set to participate in both the boys’ and girls’ events – should make this one of the most competitive tournaments in our 25-year history.”

For more information, please visit www.wjgtc.org and for the video library – including the introduction video and interviews with former players – please visit http://wjgtc.org/japanese/movie/index.html.