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Malaysia's Anson Yeo treasures Junior Presidents Cup experience, scoring 2.5 points with two wins and a halve for Internationals in 11-13 loss to Team USA
Malaysia's Anson Yeo was one of only three International Team players to win their matches in the final day singles of the Junior Presidents Cup, as Team USA staged a monumentous fightback to retain the trophy.
The 16-year-old Yeo took his record to an impressive two wins and a halve for a tally of 2.5 points, following a solid 4&3 singles win over Johnnie Clark.
Trailing by three points heading into the final day at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Americans won eight and halved one of the 12 singles matches to emerge victorious by a 13-11.
"It was a great experience and I'm really happy with my performance this week. Both my long game and short game were really good," said Yeo, who hails from Sarawak.
The Junior Presidents Cup participants will now get a chance to watch the main Presidents Cup match, which starts tomorrow at Quail Hollow Golf Club.
"I'm so looking forward to watching the Presidents Cup! I think it's a 50-50 game," said Yeo.
In his earlier matches, Yeo partnered Aldrich Potgieter of South Africa in a 3&2 fourballs win over Clark and Preston Stout, and then teamed up with Colombian Juan Velasquez in the foursomes to tie Eric Lee and Aaron Pounds.
“To see these teams come out and to see how much it meant to both sides is really something special,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. “I think this event is an important part of the Presidents Cup.
"When you think about the future of golf, it is these players. Many of them will be playing in the Presidents Cup in the future and we are happy to help prepare them for it with this event.”
Inaugurated in 2017, the Junior Presidents Cup is a two-day, team match-play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top junior boys aged 19 and younger – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – that takes place just days before the start of the biennial Presidents Cup.