Winning for Canada at St. Andrews

Ryan Hunt tees off at St. Andrews. - Contributed
Ryan Hunt tees off at St. Andrews.
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Maple Ridge golfer Ryan Hunt just got back from storied golf course St. Andrews, where he and the rest of the Canadian junior team won the Euro Junior Golf Cup.

It was the third title in four years for the Canadians, and Hunt said it is a testament to the Canucks’ ability to adapt to conditions.

Hunt did his part in the match play event against teams from Scotland and the USA, as he had four wins, one loss and one tie. In the tied round, he made up a stroke on each of the last two holes to earn the single point, so it actually felt like a victory. All of his matches, played over three days, were close.

“It was a great experience,” he said of golfing at the Home of Golf, which dates back to the 1400s.

The win marks the first time since 2007 that Canada won both the North American Cup and the Euro Junior Golf Cup in the same year.

Hunt, 19, is a scratch golfer and member of Meadow Gardens.

He is sitting second on the order of merit on the Canadian Junior Golf Association for boys aged 15-19. After a year off school, focussing on his game, he hopes to catch the eye of  NCAA golf team recruiters.


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