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AJGA finalizes rosters for Wyndham Cup

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The two 20-player rosters have been set for the 27th annual Wyndham Cup, which will be contested at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, July 25-28. The East Team includes seven Wyndham Cup veterans and players from seven states, while the West Team will try to defend its title with eight veterans and players from four states.

Since 1990, Wyndham Cup has brought together 40 of the country’s top junior golfers in an East-versus-West team match play tournament. With the Mississippi River as the boundary between the two teams, 10 boys and 10 girls from each side are selected based on the Polo Golf Rankings, which reward top finishes in national junior golf tournaments.

When the Wyndham Cup was last played at The Stanwich Club in 2008, Jordan Spieth led the West to a 30-20 victory over Lexi Thompson and the East Team. In 2015, the West Team claimed the Cup for the third straight year with a 27.5-22.5 win at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, improving its all-time record to 14-9-3.

Alumni of the Wyndham Cup West Team include Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Amanda Blumenherst, Kellee Booth, Paula Creamer, Alison Lee and Grace Park. For the East Team, former players include Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Patrick Rodgers, Webb Simpson, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Beth Bauer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Lexi Thompson.

Wyndham Cup will feature five formats: four-ball, mixed four-ball, foursomes, mixed foursomes and singles. A total of 50 points is available, and every player competes in singles matches and three of the four other formats.

The official tournament practice round will be played Monday, July 25, while morning and afternoon matches will be played July 26-27. The competition will conclude with 20 singles matches on Thursday, July 28.

Since 2011, Wyndham Worldwide has supported the Wyndham Cup, and in 2014, Wyndham Worldwide announced it would endow an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant to support talented junior golfers who lack the financial resources to play a national junior golf schedule.

WEST TEAM ROSTER

Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. (2017) Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, Calif. (2017)
Ricky Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. (2019) Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas (2018)
Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas (2016) Emilee Hoffman, Folsom, Calif. (2016)
Austin Eckroat, Edmond, Okla. (2017) Jiyoon Jang, Rancho Mirage, Calif. (2016)
Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas (2018) Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas (2018)
Cole Hammer, Houston, Texas (2018) Grace Ni, Cypress, Texas (2019)
Kaiwen Liu, San Diego, Calif. (2017) Yealimi Noh, Concord, Calif. (2019)
Spencer Soosman, Westlake Village, Calif. (2016) Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas (2017)
Matthew Wolff, Agoura Hills, Calif. (2017) Karah Sanford, Escondido, Calif. (2019)
Norman Xiong, Canyon Lake, Calif. (2017) Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas (2016)

 

EAST TEAM ROSTER

Wilson Furr, Jackson, Miss. (2017) Jaravee Boonchant, Bradenton, Fla. (2017)
Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C. (2017) Jennifer Chang, Cary, N.C. (2018)
Austin Hitt, Longwood, Fla. (2016) Jayna Choi, Collierville, Tenn. (2019)
Eugene Hong, Sanford, Fla. (2018) Youngin Chun, Tampa, Fla. (2018)
Andrew Kozan, West Palm Beach, Fla. (2017) Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn. (2020)
S.M. Lee, Buford, Ga. (2016) Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2018)
Won Jun Lee, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2017) Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C. (2017)
John Pak, Scotch Plains, N.J. (2017) Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond, Ky. (2016)
Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tenn. (2017) Ana Paula Valdes, Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. (2016)
Karl Vilips, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020) Lei (Angelina) Ye, Bradenton, Fla. (2019)


About Wyndham Worldwide

One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands.  The world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel brands, with over 7,800 franchised hotels and 678,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Destination Network is the world's largest provider of professionally managed, unique vacation accommodations with more than 112,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries, sending more than 13 million people annually to their desired destinations through its trusted, diverse network of brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 210 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 897,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 38,000 associates globally. For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-18) of nearly 6,500 members from 49 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.