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Go East!

The East attempts to reclaim the Canon Cup with a team comprised of 16 Rolex Junior All-Americans, led by the reigning Rolex Junior Player of the Year Peter Uihlein of Bradenton, Fla.

Uihlein finished 2005 with three wins (Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior, First American Title Junior Classic, and the Bobby Chapman) and continued his momentum into the 2006 season by winning the AJGA Craig Ranch Junior in the spring. Most recently, he finished second in the past two AJGA Invitationals – the FootJoy Boys Invitational and Rolex Tournament of Champions.

To win back the Cup, the East will rely on the veteran leadership of five boys who return from last year’s squad, including Uihlein, Arnond Vongvanij of Bradenton, Fla., David Yujin Chung of Fayetteville, N.C., Mu Hu of Celebration, Fla., and Lion Kim of Lake Mary, Fla.

“Bank” Vongvanij is a first-team Rolex Junior All-American with four career AJGA titles, and is currently ranked fifth in the nation.

Canon Cup newcomer Patrick Reed of Baton Rouge, La., recently went overseas to win the British Junior Open.

On the Girls East Team, Isabelle Lendl of Bradenton, Fla., may be a Canon Cup rookie, but as the second-ranked AJGA junior, she is one of the team’s heavyweights. Lendl opened her season by reaching the semifinals of the Polo Golf Junior Classic. She has since earned a victory at the Thunderbird International Junior.

Only two veterans return for the girls. Isabelle’s older sister Marika Lendl of Bradenton, Fla., is competing in her third Canon Cup, while Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck, N.Y., is back for her second.

Grehan is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open qualifier, and represented the United States at the 2005 PING Junior Solheim Cup.

In-Kyung Kim of Marriottsville, Md., brings valuable match play expertise after winning the 2005 U.S. Girls Junior, as well as the Hargray Junior Classic. Kim is ranked fifth nationally.

Vicky Hurst of Melbourne, Fla., is also a force to be reckoned with after winning this year’s Mizuno Junior at Chateau Elan and Mirasol Junior Championship.


Megan
Grehan
Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Michelle
Grilli
Lutherville, Md.

Vicky
Hurst
Melbourne, Fla.

In-Kyung
Kim
Marriottsville, Md.

Joy
Kim
Duluth, Ga.

Isabelle
Lendl
Bradenton, Fla.

Marika
Lendl
Bradenton, Fla.

So-Hyun
Park
Bradenton, Fla.

Natalie
Sheary
West Hartford, Conn.

Kristina
Wong
Bradenton, Fla.

Bud
Cauley
Jacksonville, Fla.

David Yujin
Chung
Fayetteville, N.C.

Spencer
Cole
Greer, S.C.

Mu
Hu
Celebration, Fla.

Lion
Kim
Lake Mary, Fla.

Ji
Moon
Lake Mary, Fla.

Tommy Chung Hao Mou
Bradenton, Fla.

Patrick
Reed
Baton Rouge, La.

Peter
Uihlein
Bradenton, Fla.

Arnond
Vongvanij
Bradenton, Fla.