Australia sit second at World Junior Cup

Venezuela’s 5-under 208 in Thursday’s third round brought its three-day total to minus-14 and was enough to take a one-shot lead over defending champion Australia (-13) in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup 2013 Supported by JAL in Toyota City, Aichi-Prefecture, Japan.

Second round co-leader Mexico dropped to third at 11-under, two shots ahead of surging Chinese Taipei (-9).

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Host Japan currently sits in fifth at minus-6, a single stroke ahead of South Africa and the United States (-5). Sweden (+3) and Germany (+4) check in at eighth and ninth respectively while Chile (+6), Korea (+7) and Costa Rica (+27) round out the field.

In the individual competition, Venezuela’s Jorge Garcia (-10) used his third-consecutive sub-70 round to take a two-stroke lead over Lucas Herbert of Australia (-8).

Mexico’s Aaron Terrazas sits in third at 7-under, one shot ahead of Thriston Lawrence of South Africa and Chinese Taipei’s Chieh-Po Lee (-6).

Australia’s Ryan Ruffels and Scott Scheffler of the United States are tied for sixth at 4-under while four golfers – Japan’s Kazuki Higa, Marcus Kinhult of Sweden, Venezuela’s Gustavo Leon and Adam Wood of the United States – are tied for eighth at 3-under.

Team Standings

1 Venezuela 207-210-208 = 625 (-14)
2 Australia 209-205-212 = 626 (-13)
3 Mexico 208-206-214 = 628 (-11)
4 Chinese Taipei 212-210-208 = 630 (-9)
5 Japan 212-210-211 = 633 (-6)
T6 South Africa 211-205-218 = 634 (-5)
T6 United States 212-208-214 = 634 (-5)
8 Sweden 216-213-213 = 642 (+3)
9 Germany 211-214-218 = 643 (+4)
10 Chile 212-219-214 = 645 (+6)
11 Korea 218-217-211 = 646 (+7)
12 Costa Rica 223-223-220 = 666 (+27)

Individual Standings

1 Jorge Garcia, Venezuela 69-67-67 = 203 (-10)
2 Lucas Herbert, Australia 71-66-68 = 205 (-8)
3 Aaron Terrazas, Mexico 68-68-70 = 206 (-7)
T4 Thriston Lawrence, South Africa 70-68-69 = 207 (-6)
T4 Chieh-Po Lee, Chinese Taipei 70-68-69 = 207 (-6)
T6 Ryan Ruffels, Australia 67-70-72 = 209 (-4)
T6 Scott Scheffler, United States 70-72-67 = 209 (-4)
T8 Kazuki Higa, Japan 73-68-69 = 210 (-3)
T8 Marcus Kinhult, Sweden 71-67-72 = 210 (-3)
T8 Gustavo Leon, Venezuela 71-69-70 = 210 (-3)
T8 Adam Wood, United States 71-65-74 = 210 (-3)