MAKES UP GROUND, TRAILS WEST BY ONE AFTER TWO DAYS
East wins morning matches 7-3; West holds on in afternoon mixed
four-ball matches, 3-2
The East squad
battled back from a four-point deficit Wednesday morning, winning
seven of the days first 10 points, but the West held on
in the afternoon to take a 15 1/2 14
1/2 lead after two days at the 15th annual Canon Cup.
Cup annually brings the nations top 40 junior golfers together
for an East-vs.-West match play competition. Each team is represented
by 10 boys and 10 girls during three days of competition. Past
players include Tiger Woods, Charles Howell III, Grace Park and
The West has
a three-year winning streak on the line, although the East leads
the series, 7-6-1.
In the morning
foursome matches, the East team won the first four matches of
the day to force a tie after trailing 9 1/2 5 1/2. Among
the early East winners were Brittany Lincicome of Seminole, Fla.,
and Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., who closed out Paula Creamer
of Pleasanton, Calif., and Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale, Ariz.,
4 and 3.
six birdies, and thats hard to do in alternate shot,
Pressel said. Its not like they lost it we
went out and we beat them.
Webb Simpson of Raleigh, N.C., and Jarred Texter of Millersville,
Pa., also teamed up for a convincing win in their morning match,
defeating Jamie Lovemark of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Philip
Francis of Scottsdale, Ariz., 4 and 3.
off to a rocky start, but after that we were pretty solid out
there, Simpson said. We made six birdies and there
wasnt much the other team could do.
In the afternoon
mixed four-ball matches, the West squad was able to regroup and
snag three of the five points. California natives Rory Hie of
Lakewood and Angela Park of Torrance defeated Pressel and Robert
Gates, Jr., of Gainesville, Fla., 5 and 4, while Jordan Cox of
Redwood City, Calif., and Taylor Leon of Dallas put away Floridians
Lincicome and Noah Goldman of Longwood 3 and 2.
Park and Hie
put together an impressive run, making seven straight birdies
starting on No. 8 to take control of their match. Park said her
hot putter was a factor, but also credited her teammate.
the putts that needed to be made, but my teammate Rory was key,
Park said. He would make par and I would relax and make
to 5-1-1 all-time in Canon Cup competition, and said she enjoys
the camaraderie of the West team.
a team, we play as a team, we score as a team, and were
proud to be West team members, Park said.
that there would not be a repeat of her morning loss, teaming
with Erik Flores of Grass Valley, Calif., to come back from a
four-hole deficit and halve her afternoon match with Patton Kizzire
of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mallory Hetzel of Summerville, S.C.
told me on No. 8, Seriously, lets do this. The
next hole we started hitting fairways, Flores said.
The team atmosphere
was apparent at the close of the final match of the day, as each
team gathered behind No. 18 green in support of the remaining
Connelly of Pasadena, Md., and Robert Riesen of Pinehurst, N.C.,
set off a roar from the East crowd after Connelly sunk a 10-foot
putt for par to defeat Lucas Lee of Torrance, Calif., and Jennie
Lee of Huntington Beach, Calif., 1-up.
so exciting out here, Connelly said. We were down
one with two holes to play and we said lets get it,
and we did.
Md. Day two results from the 15th annual Canon Cup, conducted
by the American Junior Golf Association at Caves Valley Golf Club.
Par 36-3571. Yardage: Boys 7,012; Girls 6,146.
TWO TOTAL: WEST 15 & 1/2, EAST 14 & 1/2
EAST 7, WEST 3
Jr., Gainesville, Fla. & Patton Kizzire, Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
EAST def. Rory Hie, Lakewood, Calif. & Lucas Lee, Torrance,
Calif., WEST, 3&2
Summerville, S.C. & Catherina Wang, Orlando, Fla., EAST def.
Allison Goodman, San Diego, Calif. & Tiffany Joh, San Diego,
Calif., WEST, 1-up
Savannah, Ga. & David May, Auburn, N.Y., EAST def. Erik Flores,
Grass Valley, Calif. & Jordan Cox, Redwood City, Calif., WEST,
Seminole, Fla. & Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla., EAST def.
Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif. & Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale,
Ariz., WEST, 4&3
Richardson, Texas & Will Osborne, Wichita Falls, Texas, WEST
def. Noah Goldman, Longwood, Fla. & George Gandranata, Bradenton,
Fla., EAST, 5&4
Hickory Creek, Texas & Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif., WEST
vs. Julieta Granada, Bradenton, Fla. & In-Bee Park, Eustis,
Fla., EAST, halved
Gilroy, Calif. & Christopher Ward, McKinney, Texas, WEST def.
Robert Riesen, Pinehurst, N.C. & Jon McLean, Weston, Fla.,
Navarre, Fla. & Stephanie Connelly, Pasadena, Md., EAST def.
Esther Choe, La Quinta, Calif. & Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas,
Millersville, Pa. & Webb Simpson, Raleigh, N.C., EAST def.
Jamie Lovemark, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. & Philip Francis,
Scottsdale, Ariz., WEST, 4&3
Huntington Beach, Calif. & Angela Park, Torrance, Calif.,
WEST vs. Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff, Toms River, N.J. & Marika Lendl,
Goshen, Conn., EAST, halved
WEST 3, EAST 2
Grass Valley, Calif. & Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif.,
WEST vs. Patton Kizzire, Tuscaloosa, Ala. & Mallory Hetzel,
Summerville, S.C., EAST, halved
Lakewood, Calif. & Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., WEST def.
Robert Gates, Jr., Gainesville, Fla., & Morgan Pressel, Boca
Raton, Fla., EAST, 5&4
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. & Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale,
Ariz., WEST vs. Brian Harman, Savannah, Ga. & In-Bee Park,
Eustis, Fla., EAST, halved
Redwood City, Calif. & Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas, WEST def.
Noah Goldman, Longwood, Fla. & Brittany Lincicome, Seminole,
Fla., EAST, 3&2
Pinehurst, N.C. & Stephanie Connelly, Pasadena, Md., EAST,
def. Lucas Lee, Torrance, Calif. & Jennie Lee, Huntington
Beach, Calif., 1-up