U.S., Macon's Henley finish tied for seventh in world junior golf tournament

The United States posted a team total of 1-over-par 214 on Friday to finish tied for seventh with Japan in the World Junior Golf Team Championship in Toyota City, Japan. Russell Henley, a former Stratford Academy standout who will play this fall at Georgia, had a par round of 71 for the U.S., which concluded the 14-team event with a 72-hole score of 849. Henley finished tied for 29th individually at 5-over 289. Sweden captured the championship with a 823 total following a closing round of 207. Defending champion Norway was second at 832. Also finishing ahead of the U.S. were Australia (841), Chinese-Taipei 844, South Africa 845 and New Zealand 847. Norway's Anders Kristiansen won the individual title with a 270 total after a 70 on Friday. Cheng-Tsung Pan of Taipei had a day's-best 66 to take second at 272. Andrew Putnam was the top American, taking eighth at 279 after finishing with 71. Steven Ziegler, who led the U.S. Friday with 68, tied with Henley for 29th,while Spencer Cole closed with 75 to finish tied for 34th at 290. The best three scores determined a team's total for each round. The U.S. finished sixth last year after winning the title in 2004-05.