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Meet your 2007 Canon Cup
Captains!

Walker Hill III, East
Beth Reuter, West

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

WH: In-n-Out Burger - Animal style anyone?
BR: Ice Cream

If you were in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, how many Dogs could you eat in 12 minutes?

WH: Maybe one. Does anyone really know what a hot dog is made of? Not cool!
BR: Probably three or four. I am a slow eater.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

WH: Ice Cream Truck Driver….ding…ding…ding!!
BR: An astronaut

If you had to live the life of one cartoon character, who would you be and why?

WH: Scooby-Doo because all he does is solves mysteries and save people. Not a bad job!
BR: I just took a quiz on the internet and it said that I am Tweety Bird. Mark Oskarson thinks I'm more like Sylvester the Cat. I like the quiz better!!

If a movie was being made about your life, who would you want to star as you?

WH: Chuck Norris, because our round-house kicks are very similar, they bring the hurt.
BR: Jennifer Aniston. How could you go wrong with her?

Do you have any nicknames?

WH: Walk, Dub-Hill, H3
BR: Betsy, Pipes

If you could choose one superpower to have, what would it be?

WH: Invisibility “Where did he go, he was just here!” Now that would be fun!
BR: Probably the ability to read the minds of others...although that might be scary!

What’s the last movie you saw?

WH: Rudy...it’s a classic.
BR: Deja Vu...it's one of the best movies!

Who is the best junior golfer you’ve ever seen play in person?

WH: Peter Uihlein – Did you hear, he made a 10 and still won at FootJoy Boys? The dude can hit some sick shots.
BR: There are so many talented junior golfers that have come through the ranks! I have enjoyed watching them all and I am always impressed. The one player who sticks out in my mind is Paula Creamer. I was able to referee one of her matches at Polo one year and her concentration and focus on the golf course was beyond anything I have ever seen. I knew after that round she would be number one in the world at some point!

If you played each other in a match, how many strokes would you need to give/receive to make it interesting?


WH: Two a side, and I get to play from the forward tees. What do you say Pete?
BR: At this point, I would probably ask for 20 – 25 shots! I am not sure that would even make it interesting!

After golf, what is your next best sport?
WH: Soccer
BR:
I don’t have much after golf, it took all I had to be decent at one sport!

What player(s) do you fear the most on the opposing team and why?

WH: Sang Yi because I know he will be a team player and every time I see him he won’t let me get a word in before saying something about the West and flashing me a “W.” The guy bleeds blue. Also, Mina Harigae because she is having a great summer and match play is where she shines.
BR: The dream team of Peter Uihlein, Lion Kim and Bank! They are experienced “Canon Cuppers” hungry for a win and they will rally their team and work hard to make it happen!

What is your favorite Canon Cup memory?

WH: During last years morning four-ball matches, Lion Kim made a 15 foot birdie putt on the 18 th hole to close out Cody Gribble and Drew Kittleson of the West, 1-up sending the East team into a celebration on the green. It was a moment I will never forget.
BR: Uhh, hello...two wins!

What is your best piece of advice you will give your team this year?

WH: Enjoy the experience and have fun. Yes we want to win, but the sportsmanship and camaraderie is what truly matters. No matter the result, the East team will hold their heads high and represent the East with honor.
BR: I will save that for my team!!

What is your prediction for the final score of this year’s Canon Cup?

WH: East 27 - West 23. East regains the Canon Cup.
BR: West 29.5 - East 20.5

What is the key to success for your team to be victorious at this year’s Canon Cup?

WH: For the East to be victorious we need to be relentless in our approach to every match. Gaining the advantage early and closing it out will prove beneficial. If we get down, we need to believe we can come back and not give up. I have faith that every player on this years team will unite towards the common goal of bringing the Canon Cup back East of the Mississippi. Believe it!
BR: The key to success for the West team will be to make every point count. The East team has a few veteran players looking for a victory and will arrive at the 2007 Canon Cup prepared and ready to battle for the Cup. Just because the West has won in the past, does not guarantee a win this year. We need to stay focused and realize every point, every half point could possibly determine the outcome of the Cup! The West players need to fight out every match in order for the West to win again.

 

In 2006, the West Team defeated the East Team 31-19. This year the East Team looks to gain back the elusive title that they have not held since 2004.
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