Hillier on Fire Again !! Leads Individual Standings

Daniel Hillier has made two late and dramatic birdies to now lead the 2017 Toyota Junior World Cup by three shots entering the fourth and final round Chukyo Golf Club Ishino Course in Japan tomorrow.

After signing for a seven-under par round yesterday, Hillier managed to back it up this afternoon by shooting five-under the card and boost his young New Zealand side into second place in the overall standings.
With both himself and the team in contention tomorrow, it creates a mouth-watering final round and Hillier sounded more than ready to take on the challenge.

“Obviously I am very happy with how I have played over the past two days on a course that isn’t easy,” said Hillier.

“The boys are working well as a unit and are always checking on each others progress which is exciting and can’t wait to give it everything tomorrow.”

With his strong finish, he will be feeling on top of the world and can hopefully replicate things tomorrow.

“After a nice approach to seven feet on 17, I then made an 18-foot putt to close out the round which was a pretty good feeling,” smiled Hillier.

Otago’s Inia Logan also built on his already solid week with a three-under par round to finish the day in 12th place. He has been a vital part of the team’s success this week proving to be very consistent.

Debutant Tom Parker is proving his worth after threatening the top of the leaderboard yesterday and recording a two-under round this afternoon.

The great things about this format where they take the three best scores from each day is that it give Henry Spring a chance to bounce back from what has been a tough start for the Bay of Plenty amateur. He could help make history tomorrow and provide one big round for his side.

It was a slow start for this Kiwi side who sat in tenth place after the opening round, but since then they have only climbed the leaderboard and are now a huge chance to challenge for the trophy tomorrow afternoon in Japan.

Thailand hold a two shot lead in the team standings, just two shots clear of New Zealand which is a very small lead in what is bound to be one of the more exciting finishes in recent years.