Jackson’s Wilson Furr, a senior at Jackson Academy, won both his matches Monday in the Junior Ryder Cup at Interlachen Golf Club in Edina, Minn., helping the Americans to a 7-5 lead over the Europeans entering today’s final round of play.
Furr is one of six boys chosen to play on the U.S. team along with six girls. They played two foursomes matches Monday and finish with singles play today. The Americans need to win five of the 12 singles matches today to retain possession of the Junior Ryder Cup.
Monday morning, Furr teamed with future Alabama teammate Davis Shore of Knoxville, Tenn., to beat Kristoffer Reitan of Norway and Marcus Svensson of Sweden, winning the match four-up with three holes left to play. Monday afternoon, Furr teamed with Emillia Migliaccio of Raleigh, N.C. to defeat the French team of Adrienne Pendaries and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard one-up.
In today’s singles match, Furr plays Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen of Denmark. Furr won three of the first four holes to go three-up. You can follow the match at http://www.rydercup.com/2016-junior-ryder-cup-interlachen.
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Winning at golf is nothing new for Furr. This column is from 2013.