Earlier this month, Calvert Hall golfer Grant Burton competed for Team USA in the Euro Junior Golf Cup, an international competition held in St. Andrew’s, Scotland, and the Cardinal performed well.
The event featured a three-day competition between the U.S., Canada and host Scotland. On day one, Burton, who lives in Fallston, won a half point for the Americans, with a gutsy come-from-behind effort, carding a birdie on the 18th hole at Scotscraig Golf Club, to square his match with Canada’s Mitchell McPhail.
The competition moved to Leven Links Golf Club on day two, and Burton came away with two points, this time with a 3 & 1 victory over Canada’s Ryan Rody, and 1 up decision over Scotland’s Andrew Fernie.
On day three, at Drumoig Golf Course, Burton downed Adam Schoettler of Canada, 3 & 2, but lost, 5 & 4, to Scotland’s Alistair McDougal.
Scotland captured the event with 46.5 points, edging Canada by just a half point. The 14 member American squad finished with 33.5 points.
Burton was invited to participate in the event after getting noticed, earlier this summer, while participating in a training program in Hilton Head, SC. A rising senior, Burton helped lead the Cardinals to the MIAA A Conference golf title last spring and has spent the summer training a competing in numerous amateur events.