DOUBLES UP WEST ON DAY ONE
East shines in morning four-ball
ISLAND, Ga. The East team came out firing
in Tuesdays first round of the AJGA Canon Cup.
The squad won seven of 10 four-ball matches in the morning
and went on to win three of the five mixed foursome
matches in the afternoon to take a 10-5 lead.
tournament is being conducted at the Sea Island Golf
Club, Seaside Course. The 40-player event consists of
32 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans among the East and
West teams, each composed of 10 girls and 10 boys. Past
competitors in the event include Charles Howell III,
Kelli Kuehne, Grace Park and Tiger Woods.
tournament features three days of match play competition.
The first two days include foursome and four-ball matches,
and the final day is played in singles format. In the
13-year history of the event, the East team has claimed
victory seven times, while the West has captured five
titles, including three of the last four. One tie occurred
East team got off to a strong start in the morning four-ball
session by winning the first three matches of the day.
Brian Harman of Savannah, Ga., and Chris Kirk of Woodstock,
Ga., got the ball rolling early by holding off the team
of Charlie Holland of Dallas, and Will Osborne of Wichita
Falls, Texas, 1-up.
who recently won the U.S. Junior Amateur, is ready to
build upon his win on opening day.
going to try to win my foursome match in the morning,
Harman said. Im hoping well be able
to get two good players from the West and beat them
the third match of the day, Luke List of Ringgold, Ga.,
and Brendon Todd of Cary, N.C., came back from a 4-down
deficit after eight holes to defeat Anthony Kim of La
Quinta, Calif., and Jonathan Moore of Portland, Ore.,
1-up. The pair won hole Nos. 14 through 16 en route
to its come-from-behind victory.
the ninth match of the morning, East team representatives
Jon Curran of Hopkinton, Mass., and Robert Gates, Jr.,
of Gainesville, Fla., did not lead their match until
the final hole, when a par on the 18th catapulted them
past the team of Seung Su Han of Chino Hills, Calif.,
and Daniel Im of La Mirada, Calif.
Lange of Atlanta, who won the 2002 Western Junior at
Sea Island, also enjoyed a successful day. Lange teamed
up with Jarred Texter of Millersville, Pa., to defeat
Jeff Gerlich of Austin, Texas, and Zac Reynolds of Edmond,
Okla., 2-and-1 in the morning four-ball. He joined Chris
Brady of Cary, N.C., in the afternoon to claim a victory
in the mixed foursomes.
course sets up perfect for me, Lange said. Im
a straight hitter. I dont hit the ball long at
all. I dont need to change anything because I
played very well today.
the morning matches were complete, the East owned a
7-3 lead over the West team.
afternoon continued to treat the East team with Southern
hospitality as the squad claimed three of the five afternoon
mixed-foursome matches. Although the West team is behind
the eight ball, there is still plenty of optimism.
only do we play for us, but we are going to be representing
all of the states on the western coast, Amanda
Blumenherst of Scottsdale, Ariz., said.
teamed up with Im in the afternoon session and claimed
a 4-and-3 victory against Curran and Jenny Suh of Fairfax,
Va. Its going be a lot of fun, but we also
need to focus and buckle down.
two of the event will begin with foursome matches at
7:30 a.m. Wednesday with tee times continuing until
9 a.m. In the afternoon session, which begins at approximately
1:30 p.m., the teams will compete in mixed four-ball
matches. For more information, please contact AJGA Canon
Cup headquarters at (912) 634-4435.
ISLAND, Ga. Day one results from the 14th
annual Canon Cup, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association at Sea Island Golf Club, Seaside Course,
par 35-3570. Yardage: Boys 6,945; Girls 5,991.
ONE TOTAL: EAST 10, WEST 5
EAST 7, WEST 3
Harman, Savannah, Ga. (2005) & Chris Kirk, Woodstock,
Ga. (2003) EAST def. Charlie Holland, Dallas, Texas
(2005) & Will Osborne, Wichita Falls, Texas (2004)
WEST, 1 up
Lincicome, Seminole, Fla. (2004) & Christie Reed,
Coral Springs, Fla. (2004) EAST def. Lauren Espinosa,
Irving, Texas (2005) & Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas
(2005) WEST, 3&2
List, Ringgold, Ga. (2003) & Brendon Todd, Cary,
N.C. (2003) EAST def. Anthony Kim, La Quinta, Calif.
(2003) & Jonathan Moore, Portland, Ore. (2004) WEST,
Lee, Huntington, Calif. (2005) & Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana,
Long Beach, Calif. (2003) WEST def. Chris Brady, Cary,
N.C. (2003) & Mallory Code, Tampa, Fla. (2003) EAST,
Lowry, Spring, Texas (2005) & Chad Wilcox, Peoria,
Ariz. (2003) WEST def. Chanin Puntawong, Bradenton,
Fla. (2006) & Martin Ureta, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
(2003) EAST, 1 up
Jun, San Diego, Calif. (2003) & Angela Park, Torrance,
Calif. (2006) WEST def. Whitney Myers, East Berlin,
Pa. (2004) & Amber Prange, Noblesville, Ind. (2003)
EAST, 1 up
Brett Lange, Atlanta, Ga. (2004) & Jarred Texter,
Millersville, Pa. (2004) EAST, def. Jeff Gerlich, Austin,
Texas (2005) & Zac Reynolds, Edmond, Okla. (2003)
Granada, Bradenton, Fla. (2005) & Jennifer Pandolfi,
Navarre, Fla. (2004) EAST def. Ki-Shui Liao, Alameda,
Calif. (2005) & Kristen Svicarovich, Hillsboro,
Ore. (2003) WEST, 3&2
Curran, Hopkinton, Mass. (2005) & Robert Gates,
Jr., Gainesville, Fla. (2004) EAST def. Seung Su Han,
Chino Hills, Calif. (2005) & Daniel Im, La Mirada,
Calif. (2004) WEST, 1 up
Suh, Fairfax, Va. (2003) & Sukjin Wuesthoff, Toms
River, N.J. (2005) EAST def. Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale,
Ariz. (2005) & Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif. (2004)
MIXED FOURSOME MATCHES
EAST 3, WEST 2
Reed, Coral Springs, Fla. (2004) & Chris Kirk, Woodstock,
Ga. (2003) EAST, def. Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas (2005)
& Anthony Kim, La Quinta, Calif. (2003) WEST, 3&2
Espinosa, Irving, Texas (2005) & Jonathan Moore,
Portland, Ore. (2004) WEST def. Mallory Code, Tampa,
Fla. (2003) & Chanin Puntawong, Bradenton, Fla.
(2006) EAST, 5&4
Brady, Cary, N.C. (2003) & Brett Lange, Atlanta,
Ga. (2004) EAST def. Angela Park, Torrance, Calif. (2006)
& Chad Wilcox, Peoria, Ariz. (2003) WEST, 3&2
Granada, Bradenton, Fla. (2005) & Jarred Texter,
Millersville, Pa. (2004) EAST def. Kristen Svicarovich,
Hillsboro, Ore. (2003) & Zac Reynolds, Edmond, Okla.
(2003) WEST, 5&4
Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2005) & Daniel Im,
La Mirada, Calif. (2004) WEST def. Jenny Suh, Fairfax,
Va. (2003) & Jon Curran, Hopkinton, Mass. (2005)