Australia wins first World Junior title

The Australian team of Viraat Badhwar (QLD), Ricky Kato (NSW), Oliver Goss (WA) and Anthony Murdaca (SA) has won the Toyota World Junior Championship at Chuckyo Golf Club in Japan.

Trailing leaders Canada by eight strokes going into the final round and sitting in fourth place, the Australians closed with a superb final round team total of 10-under par to claim victory by two strokes at 13-under for the championship.

Oliver Goss Oliver Goss (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Badhwar and Kato both closed with final round 67s (-4), Goss finished with a 69 (-2) and Murdaca 71 (E) to seal Australia’s first win at the championship.

The previous best finish was a tie for third in 2007 and 2008.

Overnight leaders Canada finished tied with Japan in second place at 11-under with the USA in fourth at 10-under par.

Queensland’s Viraat Badhwar won the tournament’s individual title, finishing at 12-under par following rounds of 72-68-65-67 on the par 71 6,846 yard course.

Source – Golf SA