The East entered the second day of the 31st Wyndham Cup with a two point lead over the West at 11-9. After both sides split the points in the mixed foursome matches at Bulls Bay Golf Club, the East's two point lead remains at 16-14 entering the final day of competition.
Since 1990, the Wyndham Cup has brought together 40 of the country’s top junior golfers (20 males and 20 females) in an East versus West team match play tournament. In addition to featuring some of the world’s best junior golfers annually, the Wyndham Cup is known for its iconic host venues. Bulls Bay Golf Club joins a list that features Old Sandwich Golf Club, Mayacama Golf Club, The Stanwich Club, and Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
The East got off to a hot start on day two with Benjamin James of Milford, Connecticut, and Casey Weidenfeld of Pembroke Pines, Florida, securing the first point of the day with a massive 6 & 5 victory over Zach Heffernan of Boerne, Texas, and Kendall Todd of Goodyear, Arizona. That was the largest win of the 30 matches that have been played at Wyndham Cup thus far.
Not to be outdone, the West secured the second point of the day thanks to a lofty 4 & 2 win by Thomas Morrison of Dallas, and Avery Zweig of McKinney, Texas, over Maxwell Ford of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and Madison Hewlett of Oldsmar, Florida.
The West added two more points thanks to a 3 & 1 victory by J. Holland Humphries of Austin, Texas, and Melena Barrientos of Plano, Texas, over Nicholas Dunlap of Huntsville, Alabama, and Kynadie Adams of Nashville, Tennessee, and then a 2 & 1 win by Jonas Appel of Encinitas, California, and Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California, over Scotty Kennon of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville, Florida.
Caleb Surratt of Indian Trail, North Carolina, and Brooke Biermann of Wildwood, Missouri, claimed the second point for the East with their dominant 4 & 3 victory over Mason Snyder of Las Vegas, and Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada.
With four of the remaining five matches finishing in ties, all eyes were on the last group of the day as their match came down to No. 18. David Ford of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and Amanda Sambach of Charlotte, North Carolina, ultimately birdied the hole to secure the final point of the day for the East with a 2 up win over Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert, Arizona, and Leigh Chien of Irvine, California.
Of the 40 players at Wyndham Cup, six are 3-0-0 through two days of competition. The East has four of the six: Biermann, David Ford, Sambach, and Weidenfeld. Davis and Humphries are perfect for the West.
The East will enter the final day of competition with a two point lead at 16-14. The defending champions are looking to retain the Cup for the first time since 2012 when Cody Proveaux sunk a 10-foot par putt on the last hole to win the final match at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge for a 25-25 tie with the West. Since that victory, the East has won just two out of seven Wyndham Cups.
The final day of competition will feature 20 singles matches, with a total of 20 points on the line. Tee times will run from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 at Bulls Bay Golf Club on Friday, July 9.
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