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East Sends a Message
Jennifer Pandolfi and Stephanie Connelly confer during their morning foursome match. The East team duo won their match 1-Up over Esther Choe and Taylor Leon.

Entering the day down four points, the East team stormed back to win seven of the 10 available points during the morning foursome matches on the second day of Canon Cup. The East’s morning run pulls them into a tie with the West at 12 ½ points apiece with a day and a half remaining in the 2004 Canon Cup.

One key point came for the East from the match featuring East teammates and fellow Floridians Brittany Lincicome of Seminole and Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton who won 4 and 3 over Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif.

Lincicome and Pressel used birdies on Nos. 7, 8 and 9 to jumpstart their round and earn a two-point advantage over the West heading to the back nine.

“Today we hit every shot well,” Pressel said. “We had six birdies and that’s hard to do in alternate shot. It’s not like they lost it, we went out and we beat them.”

Lincicome and Pressel virtually closed the door with another birdie on No. 14. Lincicome stuck her approach to five feet, and Pressel took advantage of the opportunity by draining the birdie putt. The two teams halved No. 15 to give the East the win and a crucial point.

Webb Simpson of Raleigh, N.C., and Jarred Texter of Millersville, Pa., also won 4 and 3 in their match against Philip Francis of Scottsdle, Ariz., and Jamie Lovemark of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

After both teams bogeyed the first hole, Simpson and Texter birdied No. 2 before the West eagled No. 3 to return the match to all-square. The match ended when the East birdied Nos. 13 and 14 and the West bogeyed No. 15 to give the East the 4 and 3 victory.

“It was kind of a rocky start but after that we played pretty solid out there,” Simpson said. “We had six birdies which is tough to do in alternate shot.”

Stay tuned to AJGALive! to get the most up-to-date afternoon scores from this neck and neck edition of Canon Cup.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Day two results from the 15th annual Canon Cup, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Caves Valley Golf Club. Par 36-35—71. Yardage: Boys 7,012; Girls 6,146.



Robert Gates, Jr., Gainesville, Fla. & Patton Kizzire, Tuscaloosa, Ala., EAST def. Rory Hie, Lakewood, Calif. & Lucas Lee, Torrance, Calif., WEST, 3&2

Mallory Hetzel, Summerville, S.C. & Catherina Wang, Orlando, Fla., EAST def. Allison Goodman, San Diego, Calif. & Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif., WEST, 1-up

Brian Harman, Savannah, Ga. & David May, Auburn, N.Y., EAST def. Erik Flores, Grass Valley, Calif. & Jordan Cox, Redwood City, Calif., WEST, 1-up

Brittany Lincicome, Seminole, Fla. & Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla., EAST def. Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif. & Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz., WEST, 4&3

Kevin Schultz, Richardson, Texas & Will Osborne, Wichita Falls, Texas, WEST def. Noah Goldman, Longwood, Fla. & George Gandranata, Bradenton, Fla., EAST, 5&4

Lauren Espinosa, Hickory Creek, Texas & Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif., WEST vs. Julieta Granada, Bradenton, Fla. & In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla., EAST, halved

Daniel Lim, Gilroy, Calif. & Christopher Ward, McKinney, Texas, WEST def. Robert Riesen, Pinehurst, N.C. & Jon McLean, Weston, Fla., EAST, 5&4

Jennifer Pandolfi, Navarre, Fla. & Stephanie Connelly, Pasadena, Md., EAST def. Esther Choe, La Quinta, Calif. & Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas, WEST, 1-up

Jarred Texter, Millersville, Pa. & Webb Simpson, Raleigh, N.C., EAST def. Jamie Lovemark, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. & Philip Francis, Scottsdale, Ariz., WEST, 4&3

Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif. & Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., WEST vs. Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff, Toms River, N.J. & Marika Lendl, Goshen, Conn., EAST, halved



Since 1990, Canon has supported junior golf and the American Junior Golf Association. The Canon Cup has produced countless memories while focusing the spotlight on golf's next generation of champions.

Last year, the West Canon Cup team staged a memorable comeback on the final day to defeat the East 26-24.