Teaming Up

Teaming Up

Posted on October 09, 2017

While the older junior players were putting the finishing touches on their 2017 season on Sunday at the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Tour Championship at Cherry Hills, those age 6-13 concluded a team event, the Junior Ryder Cup, at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora.

After three sessions of matches, the designated Team Europe (pictured) defeated Team USA 16-12 on Sunday.

USA won Saturday's nine-hole four-ball competition 4-3, but Europe handily captured Saturday's nine-hole foursomes, 5.5-1.5, and also won Sunday's 18-hole singles 7.5-6.5.

Out of the 28 juniors who competed in the Junior Ryder Cup, just two won all three of their matches -- Europe's Kaylee Chen and Abigail Aeschleman, both of Highlands Ranch. Chen and Aeschleman teamed up in both four-ball and foursomes.

Junior Ryder Cup Results
At CommonGround GC in Aurora
Saturday's 9-Hole Four-Ball (USA 4, Europe 3)

Kaden Devenport/Landon Houska (USA) halved with Andre Dumonteil/Frank Lockwood
Ashleigh Wilson/Taylor Wilson (USA) def. Caitlyn Chen/Maddie Makins, 2 up
Kaylee Chen/Abigail Aeschleman (Europe) def. Hadley Ashton/Timbre Shehee, 2 and 1
Bead Boonta/Brooke Hudson (USA) def. Gisella Lagrimas/Amira Badruddin, 3 and 2
Traejan Andrews/Maxwell Lange (USA) halved with Blake Sullivan/Jake Chesler
Yusuke Ogi/Hunter Swanson (USA) halved with Christopher Gunlikson/Luke Cushman
Charlie Flaxbeard/Liam Wood (USA) halved with Ryan Falender/Benjamin Chin

Saturday's 9-Hole Foursomes (Europe 5.5, USA 1.5)
Dumonteil/Lockwood (Europe) def. Devenport/Houska, 2 and 1
Chin/Makino (Europe) def. A. Wilson/T. Wilson, 1 up
Chen/Aeschleman (Europe) def. Ashton/Shehee, 2 and 1
Boonta/Hudson (USA) halved with Lagrimas/Badruddin
Andrews/Lange (USA) def. Sullivan/Chesler, 1 up
Gunlikson/Cushman (Europe) def. Ogi/Swanson, 1 up
Falender/Chin (Europe) def. Flaxbeard/Wood, 1 up

Saturday's 18-Hole Singles (Europe 7.5, USA 6.5)
Chen (Europe) def. Ashton, 4 and 3
Andrews (USA) def. Sullivan, 4 and 3
Aeschleman (Europe) def. Shehee, 7 and 6
Lange (USA) def. Chesler, 5 and 4
Lagrimas (Europe) def. Boonta, 1 up
Ogi (USA) def. Gunlikson, 1 up
Badruddin (Europe) def. Hudson, 3 and 1
Falender (Europe) def. Flaxbeard, 2 up
Swanson (USA) def. Cushman, 3 and 2
Wood (USA) def. B. Chin, 3 and 1
Devenport (USA) halved with Dumonteil
C. Chin (Europe) def. A. Wilson, 5 and 4
Lockwood (Europe) def. Houska, 6 and 4
T. Wilson (USA) def. Makino, 8 and 7