Australia, Mexico lead Junior World Cup

Defending-champion Australia carded a second round 8-under 205 to move into a tie with Mexico (-12) for the lead halfway through the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2013 Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan.

South Africa (-10) is in third, followed by opening round leader Venezuela (-9) and the United States (-6).

Ricky Kato Ricky Kato (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Chinese Taipei and Japan are tied for sixth at 4-under while Germany checked in at minus-1. Sweden (+3), Chile (+5), Korea (+9) and Costa Rica (+20) round out the field.

Three players – Jorge Garcia of Venezuela, Mexico’s Aaron Terrazas and Adam Wood of the United States – find themselves tied for the individual lead at 6-under.

Australian teammates Lucas Herbert and Ryan Ruffels (-5) are tied for fourth – one stroke ahead of South Africans James Du Preez and Thriston Lawrence, Marcus Kinhult of Sweden and Chinese Taipei’s Chieh-Po Lee (-4).

Team Standings

T1 Australia 209-205 = 414 (-12)
T1 Mexico 208-206 = 414 (-12)
3. South Africa 211-205 = 416 (-10)
4. Venezuela 207-210 = 417 (-9)
5. United States 212-208 = 420 (-6)
T6 Chinese Taipei 212-210 = 422 (-4)
T6 Japan 212-210 = 422 (-4)
8. Germany 211-214 = 425 (-1)
9. Sweden 216-213 = 429 (+3)
10. Chile 212-219 = 431 (+5)
11. Korea 218-217 = 435 (+9)
12. Costa Rica 223-223 = 446 (+20)

Individual Standings

T1 Jorge Garcia, Venezuela 69-67 = 136 (-6)
T1 Aaron Terrazas, Mexico 68-68 = 136 (-6)
T1 Adam Wood, United States 71-65 = 136 (-6)
T4 Lucas Herbert, Australia 71-66 = 137 (-5)
T4 Ryan Ruffels, Australia 67-70 = 137 (-5)
T6 James Du Preez, South Africa 68-70 = 138 (-4)
T6 Marcus Kinhult, Sweden 71-67 = 138 (-4)
T6 Thriston Lawrence, South Africa 70-68 = 138 (-4)
T6 Chieh-Po Lee, Chinese Taipei 70-68 = 138 (-4)