Wild Wild West!
Andrew Yun scores the winning point for the West Team as his teammates cheer him on.
Steady rainfall and overcast skies didn’t deter the West Team as they retained the Canon Cup Thursday, winning the event 31-19. With a nine-point cushion heading into the third day, the West quelled an East Team rally by winning nine and halving three of its morning singles matches to clinch the cup. More...
Play Delayed Until 8:30 a.m.
Conway Farms did a phenomenal job preparing the course for play after heavy early morning rains, allowing the Canon Cup to begin singles matches at 8:30 a.m .
Due to inclement weather in the area, tee times have been delayed one hour. Matches will now tee off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees beginning at 8:30 a.m. in nine minute intervals.
First-team Rolex Junior All-American Rickie Fowler of Murrieta, Calif., reacts with a resounding "Go West!" after rolling in a birdie putt on the 9th hole during the afternoon mixed four-ball matches.
After starting the day with a one-point lead, the West Team came out in full force expanding their lead by gaining 7.5 points in the morning matches and four points in the afternoon martches. The West has a nine-point lead after ending the second day at 19.5-10.5. More...
WEST LEADS 8-7 AFTER DAY 1
The duo of Cody Gribble (shown putting above) and Jane Rah of the West team defeated the East's Patrick Reed and Kristina Wong during the afternoon matches on Day 1 of the Canon Cup to help the West to an 8-7 lead.
Spectators and juniors alike were kept on their toes throughout the day, watching as the East and West Teams battled back and forth for the lead. It came down to the final hole of the day, and the West stepped up to the challenge, taking a one-point lead after ending the day at 8-7.
The American Junior Golf Association’s Canon Cup, now in its 17th year, brings together the nation’s top 40 juniors in an East versus West (divided by the Mississippi River) Team match play tournament. Each squad consists of 20 players – 10 boys and 10 girls – who were selected based on an AJGA points system that rewarded them for top finishes in national junior golf events. The event is being held at the Conway Farms Golf Club. The East leads the West 8-7-1 in all-time competition. More...
The Lion Roars
The East's Lion Kim holed a 20-foot putt to secure a point over the West's Drew Kittleson and Cody Gribble.
In a match typical of those played during the hotly contested morning matches of Day 1, Lion Kim holed a 20-foot putt to clinch a point for the East. His birdie putt matched the birdie of the West's Cody Gribble to halve the hole and give the East the point as Kim and teammate Patrick Reed won 1-up.
The morning matches concluded in a dead tie, each team marching in lock-step with five points toward the 25.5 points necessary to win the Canon Cup.
The East Scores First
Peter Uihlein, 2005 Rolex Junior Player of the Year
Teaming with fellow first-team Rolex Junior All-American Arnond Vongvanij, Peter Uihlein (above) took down Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley of the West 5 and 4 to score the first point for the East at the 17th annual Canon Cup.
This day one morning match included four of the top-ranked boys in the nation: Uihlein (No. 2); Vongvanij (No. 7); Fowler (No. 3), and Stanley (No. 14.
Follow all the matches live on FootJoy Live Scoring.