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WEST TEAM DOMINATES SECOND DAY, LEADS CANON CUP BY NINE POINTS
West needs six points to clinch title

LAKE FOREST , Ill. – 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 matches. The West has a nine-point lead after ending the second day at 19.5-10.5

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.

Beginning with foursome matches (alternate shot), the West Team dominated the morning, winning 7.5 of the 10 morning points. At the close of the morning matches, the West Team led the East Team 15.5 to 9.5.

The West Team started the day strongly with Mindy Kim of Diamond Bar, Calif., and Sydney Burlison of Salinas , Calif. , scoring the first point of the day. Kim, who is now 3-0 for the tournament, and Burlison won their match 3 and 2 over Isabelle Lendl of Bradenton , Fla. , and Vicky Hurst of Melbourne , Fla.

“This was my first time with the alternate shot format and I loved it,” Kim said. “We were just a good combination.”

The West Team would go on to win six more matches and increased its lead to 15.5 – 9.5 come morning’s end. The East Team garnered victories from Josh Jones of The Colony, Texas, and Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor, Wash., as well as Bud Cauley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Spencer Cole of Greer, S.C.

The fifth match of the morning between Taylore Karle of Scottsdale , Ariz. , and Tiffany Lua of Rowland Heights , Calif. , playing for the West Team and In-Kyung Kim of Marriottsville , Md. , and So-Hyun Park of Bradenton, Fla., playing for the East Team was the only morning match to end halved.

The afternoon consisted of five mixed four-ball matches. The West Team won four of the five afternoon match points. The first afternoon point for the West Squad was captured by Rickie Fowler of Murrieta Calif. , and Sydnee Michaels of Temecula , Calif. , who defeated Mu Hu of Celebration Fla., and Park, 6 and 5. Fowler and Michaels made six consecutive birdies on hole Nos. 4 thru 9 to take command of the match.

“Those six holes gave us a jump start to win the match,” Fowler said. “This format is fun because you bond with your teammates and get to know the best players out there.”

Scoring points for the East Squad were Peter Uihlein of Bradenton , Fla. , and Hurst who won over Stanley and Karle after taking the lead on hole No. 6 and building upon that lead to win 6 and 4.

The day ended with arguably the most exciting match with Jones and Lua of the West Team defeating Ji Moon of Lake Mary, Fla., and Natalie Sheary of West Harford, Conn., 1-up. Coming into hole No. 17 the West Team was dormie after Jones carded four consecutive birdies. However, the East Team made a strong comeback with Moon chipping in from 35 yards to birdie No. 17 to extend the match. On hole No. 18 Lua made a 12-foot birdie putt to solidify another point for the West Team, much to the excitement of her teammates gathered around the green.

LAKE FOREST , Ill. – Day Two Results from the 17th annual Canon Cup conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Conway Farms Golf Club. Par: Boys: 35-36—71; Girls: 35-36—71. Yardage: Boys: 7,078; Girls: 6,229. Rating/Slope: Boys: 75.2/148; Girls: 72.8/134.

DAY TWO TOTALS: WEST 11.5, EAST 3.5

OVERALL TOTALS: WEST 19.5, EAST 10.5

MORNING FOURSOME MATCHES: WEST 7.5, EAST 2.5

Mindy Kim, Diamond Bar , Calif. (2008) & Sydney Burlison, Salinas , Calif. (2008) WEST def.
Isabelle Lendl, Bradenton , Fla. ( 2009) & Vicky Hurst, Melbourne , Fla. (2008) EAST, 3 and 2

Rickie Fowler, Murrieta , Calif. (2007) & Cody Gribble, Dallas , Texas (2009) WEST def.
Lion Kim, Lake Mary , Fla. (2007) & Arnond Vongvanij, Bradenton , Fla. (2007) EAST, 4 and 2

Kimberly Kim, Pahoa , Hawaii (2009) & Stephanie Kono, Honolulu , Hawaii (2008) WEST def.
Kristina Wong, Bradenton , Fla. ( 2009 & Joy Kim, Duluth , Ga. ( 2007) EAST, 4 and 3

Patrick Reed, Baton Rouge , La. (2009) & Ji Moon, Lake Mary , Fla. (2007) EAST def.
Josh Jones, The Colony, Texas (2008) & Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor , Wash. (2006) WEST, 5 and 4

Taylore Karle, Scottsdale , Ariz. (2008) & Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights , Calif. (2009) WEST vs.
In-Kyung Kim, Marriottsville , Md. ( 2006) & So-Hyun Park , Bradenton , Fla. (2007) EAST, Halved

Tadd Fujikawa, Honolulu , Hawaii (2009) & Andrew Yun, Tacoma , Wash. (2009) WEST def.
David Yujin Chung, Fayetteville , N.C. (2008) & Tommy Mou, Bradenton , Fla. (2009) EAST, 6 and 5

Jane Rah, Torrance , Calif. ( 2009) & Sydnee Michaels, Temecula , Calif. ( 2006) WEST def.
Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck , N.Y. (2007) & Marika Lendl, Bradenton , Fla. (2008) EAST, 5 and 4

Kevin Tway, Edmond , Okla. (2007) & Drew Kittleson, Scottsdale , Ariz. (2007) WEST def.
Peter Uihlein, Bradenton , Fla. (2008) & Mu Hu, Celebration, Fla. (2008) EAST, 2 and 1

Mina Harigae, Monterey , Calif. (2008) & Esther Choe, Scottsdale , Ariz. (2007) WEST def.
Natalie Sheary, West Hartford , Conn. (2007) & Michelle Grilli, Lutherville, Md. (2006) EAST, 3 and 1

Bud Cauley, Jacksonville , Fla. (2008) & Spencer Cole, Greer , S.C. (2007) EAST def.
Gregor Main, Danville , Calif. (2008) & Richard Lee, Chandler , Ariz. ( 2009) WEST, 2 and 1

AFTERNOON MIXED FOUR-BALL MATCHES: WEST 4, EAST 1

Kevin Tway, Edmond , Okla. (2007) & Mindy Kim, Diamond Bar , Calif. (2008) WEST def.
Tommy Mou, Bradenton , Fla. (2009) & Joy Kim, Duluth , Ga. ( 2007) EAST, 4 and 2

Peter Uihlein, Bradenton , Fla. (2008) & Vicky Hurst, Melbourne , Fla. (2008) EAST def.
Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor , Wash. (2006) & Taylore Karle, Scottsdale , Ariz. (2008) WEST, 6 and 4

Rickie Fowler, Murrieta , Calif. (2007) & Sydnee Michaels, Temecula , Calif. ( 2006) WEST def.
Mu Hu, Celebration, Fla. (2008) & So-Hyun Park , Bradenton , Fla. (2007) EAST, 6 and 5

Josh Jones, The Colony, Texas (2008) & Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights , Calif. (2009) WEST def.
Ji Moon, Lake Mary , Fla. (2007) & Natalie Sheary, West Hartford , Conn. (2007) EAST, 1-up

Gregor Main, Danville , Calif. (2008) & Sydney Burlison, Salinas , Calif. (2008) WEST def.
Arnond Vongvanij, Bradenton , Fla. (2007) & Isabelle Lendl, Bradenton , Fla. ( 2009) EAST, 3 and 2