Sydney’s Guan earns Junior Presidents Cup spot

New South Welshman Jeffrey Guan will be teeing it up at the Junior Presidents Cup later this month thanks to an automatic selection for the International team.

The Sydney-sider is the only Australian who will take on the Americans at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina from September 19th, several days ahead of the Presidents Cup proper getting underway about 10 minutes south at Quail Hollow.

Jeffrey Guan Australia’s Jeffrey Guan (Credit: USGA)

“I’m very excited,” said Guan, who claimed his second consecutive Australian Junior title in April and earlier won the Adam Scott Junior Championship in February.

“To play one of the PGA Championship courses, it’s going to be long, it’s going to be tough, but it’s definitely going to be a good experience.”

Guan’s captain will be 2008 Australian Open champion, South Arica’s Tim Clarke, with former player-turned-commentator, Notah Begay, taking on the top job for Team USA.

Only three other Australians, Karl Vilips (2017, 2019) and Joshua Greer (2019) have played in the junior tournament since its debut in 2017 at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey where the Americans defeated the Internationals, 14-10.