Tide Signee Ties For Championship

TOYOTA CITY, Japan - Norway shot a final-round 207 to win its second Toyota Junior Golf World Cup supported by JAL in three years. The Norwegians finished at 27-under, besting European rival and defending champion Sweden (-24) by three shots. Australia (-21), Korea (-20) and the United States (-19) rounded out the top five.

Using a final-round 66, defending-individual champion Anders Kristiansen of Norway tied USA's Bud Cauley for the individual title at 12-under. Cauley, from Jacksonville, Fla., will be a freshman on the Alabama golf team beginning this fall.

Pontus Gad of Sweden finished third at 9-under, a stroke ahead of Norway's Elias Bertheussen and Kim Bi-O of Korea (-8). England's Mathew Haines, Brendan Smith of Australia and Japan's Tomoya Tokunaga finished in a tie for sixth at minus-7.

On a day when rain and slow greens drove scores down, 11 teams had sub-par rounds. Following the top five was England at 17-under while Denmark finished in seventh at minus-15. Argentina (-12) and Japan (-4) completed the teams below par for the tournament. India finished in tenth at even, a single stroke ahead of New Zealand (+1). South Africa (+6), Colombia (+29), Mexico (+40), Guatemala (+41) and Kenya (+59) rounded out the field.

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