Cauley Wins Junior World Cup as Co-Medalist

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Bud Cauley in play in Japan earlier this week.
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Bud Cauley in play in Japan earlier this week.
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June 21, 2008

TUSCALOOSA - His final round score of 70 did not count toward the team score after a couple of his teammates stepped up in Saturday's final round, but University of Alabama incoming freshman Bud Cauley's final round score was still good enough to make him co-champion of the 2008 Toyota Junior World Cup.

Cauley, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., was one of four Junior golfers representing the USA in the tournament held in Toyota City, Japan. The 16 national teams gathered came from regional qualifiers held across six continents. More than 60 national teams were originally represented to determine the world champion, which was Norway. Norway won the cup by three strokes over defending champions Sweden. It is the fourth straight year the competition has been held at Chukyo Golf Club's Ishino Course.

Earlier in the week, Cauley finished seventh in the driving contest with a drive of 290 yards. His scores to be co-medalist at the tournament were 68-67-67-70/272. He tied with Norway's Anders Kristiansen at 12-under to win three shots ahead of Sweden's Pontus Gad who shot 64 in the final round (71-70-70-64/275) to finish 9-under par.

Gregor Main finished the tournament at 5-under and T-10th for Team USA. Americans Wesley Graham (T33) and Cody Gribble (T38) finished at plus-2 and plus-3, respectively.

Final Team Standings: 1. Norway 213-205-200-207 = 825 (-27) 2. Sweden 206-211-210-201 = 828 (-24) 3. Australia 213-209-205-204 = 831 (-21) 4. Korea 214-210-203-205 = 832 (-20) 5. USA 211-209-208-205 = 833 (-19) 6. England 212-202-211-210 = 835 (-17) 7. Denmark 207-210-214-206 = 837 (-15) 8. Argentina 207-215-209-209 = 840 (-12) 9. Japan 214-207-218-209 = 848 (-4) 10. India 213-218-211-210 = 852 (E) 11. New Zealand 211-216-218-208 = 853 (+1) 12. South Africa 214-211-219-214 = 858 (+6) 13. Colombia 216-224-215-226 = 881 (+29) 14. Mexico 223-221-222-226 = 892 (+40) 15. Guatemala 223-226-219-225 = 893 (+41) 16. Kenya 234-222-225-230 = 911 (+59)

Individual Standings

T1. Bud Cauley, USA 68-67-67-70 = 272 (-12) T1. Anders Kristiansen, Norway 69-69 -68-66= 272 (-12) 3. Pontus Gad, Sweden 71-70-70-64 = 275 (-9) T4. Elias Bertheussen, Norway 71-68-65-72 = 276 (-8) T4. Kim Bi-O, Korea 72-67-68-69 = 276 (-8) T6. Matthew Haines, England 74-67-71-65 = 277 (-7) T6. Brendan Smith, Australia 69-73-70-65 = 277 (-7) T6. Tomoya Tokunaga, Japan 69-67-71-70 = 277 (-7)

Team USA

T1. Bud Cauley 68-67-67-70 = 272 (-12) T10.Gregor Main 73-68-70-68 = 279 (-5) T33.Wesley Graham 70-74-73-69 = 286 (+2) T38.Cody Gribble 73-75-71-68 = 287 (+3)