2012 Junior Ryder Cup

U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team
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Captain Roger Warren and his team posed with the Junior Ryder Cup trophy after clinching their victory.
The PGA of America

Series: PGA Feature

Published: Friday, September 14, 2012 | 6:10 p.m.

8th Junior Ryder Cup
Sept. 24-25, 2012
Venue: Olympia Fields Country Club
Where: Olympia Fields, Ill.
Fact Sheet: Info on PGA Junior Golf (.pdf) 
Digital Program: Read the official program 
Player Profiles: United States team | European team (.pdfs)
Format: A team of six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and will graduate high school no later than 2013 will face off in a two-day match-play competition against their counterparts from Europe.

SCORING: Follow the action as it happens
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PHOTOS: Opening Ceremony | Monday's action | Tuesday's action | Wednesday's activities
OTHER GALLERIES: Ryder Cup Youth Skills Challenge | Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zone

WEDNESDAY: Friendship Match at Medinah caps off unforgettable experience
It was a day that 24 junior golfers from the United States and Europe will not soon forget. The Junior Ryder Cup teams played a 10-hole "Friendship" Match at Medinah Country Club, site of the 39th Ryder Cup, and met Ryder Cup Captains Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal.

TUESDAY: United States wins Junior Ryder Cup for third straight time
Casie Cathrea, Karen Chung and Esther Lee went undefeated over their two days of play to lead the United States to its third straight Junior Ryder Cup victory. Overall, the six U.S. girls were 5-1 in singles and 3-0 in foursomes, while the U.S. boys earned 2 1/2 points in six singles matches.

MONDAY: United States team holds slim lead after Day 1
The United States is ahead by a 6 1/2 to 4 1/2 count over Europe after six morning foursome matches and five afternoon mixed four-ball matches on Monday. Play was delayed 90 minutes in the morning due to frost at Olympia Fields Country Club, and darkness ended play with one match still out on the course.

Junior Ryder Cup captains anticipate start of premier international event
United States Captain Roger Warren and European Captain Stuart Wilson know that their teams will go through a series of emotions over the next few days at the 2012 Junior Ryder Cup. One of their biggest jobs, then, will be to help keep those emotions in check as they lead their players through the two days of match-play competition.
Notebook: Olympia Fields hosts yet another big event

Elite 12-member U.S. team finalized for 2012 Junior Ryder Cup in Chicago
The 2012 U.S. team features reigning Junior PGA Champion Robby Shelton of Wilmer, Ala., along with Junior PGA runners-up Cameron Champ of Sacramento, Callif., and Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., among the six boys and six girls who will face a European junior squad in the biennial competition.

Junior Ryder Cup boasts history of showcasing top international juniors
Tracing its roots to 1995, the Junior Ryder Cup has featured an impressive list of notable professional and amateur golfers. Among the players who have participated are Sergio Garcia, Suzann Pettersen, Hunter Mahan, Nicolas Colsaerts, Belen Mozo, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson.

Junior PGA Champion Shelton looks to cap strong year at Junior Ryder Cup
It's been quite a year for Alabama native and top-ranked junior golfer Robby Shelton. The 16-year-old from Wilmer, Ala., followed up an impressive performance at this summer's Junior PGA Championship with a victory in the 2012 Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Renowned Olympia Fields looking forward to hosting Junior Ryder Cup
Olympia Fields Country Club is no stranger to hosting prestigious events in golf. The renowned club, which opened its doors in 1915, has hosted two PGA Championships two U.S. Opens and a U.S. Senior Open. It will add to that glowing resume when a group of 12 junior golfers from the United States host their European counterparts

Look back at 2010 Junior Ryder Cup, in which Team USA won by three
In 2010, the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team won its second consecutive trophy with a narrow 13½ to 10½ triumph at Gleneagles Resort in Perthshire, Scotland. It was the second consecutive victory for the United States, following a 22-2 domination in 2008 in Bowling Green, Ky.




Amazing to have 2 outstanding players from the First Tee of Greater Sacramento. Casie and Cameron have been role models for this great organization, from their charitable efforts to their success in the Pebble Beach First Tee Opens. Keep it up!