Trinidad and Tobago golfer Chris Richards Jr is set to tee off in the Junior President’s Cup in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday.
The teenager, ranked 211th in the world, was one of 12 players selected to represent the International Team against the USA Team in the third edition of the tournament.
The Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association (TTGA) in a media release stated that Richards and manager Robin Lewis have arrived safely in Charlotte.
The TTGA said that Richards had a practice round on Friday.
Richards has six wins in his last 10 events with nine top 10 finishes, according to the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
The Carenage-born golfer won the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Open, the RBL T&T Junior Open, and the Tobago Open in 2022.
He was fifth at the Caribbean Junior Golf Championships, and also competed at the World Amateur Team Championships in France earlier this month.
South Africa’s Tim Clark captains the International Team, while Notah Bengay III will skipper the USA Team.
The Junior Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best non-European juniors a unique playing opportunity to compete in an international team match-play competition.
It was also meant to showcase the global reach of golf.
The USA won the last edition by a 13-11 margin at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in December 2019.
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