Santa Rosa, CA - Day two of the 33rd Wyndham Cup is all wrapped up with the East Team leading 16.5 to 13.5.
The West Team came back to tie the East Team during the morning session, but the East Team dominated the afternoon mixed foursomes to reclaim the lead.
In the morning foursomes, the West Team took five of the ten matches and tied three, making it an even 12.5 to 12.5 score going into the afternoon round.
The most dominate morning round for the West was contested by Alice Ziyi Zhao of Irvine, California, and Ashleen Kaur of Cypress, Texas, against Siuue Wu of (Hong Kong) Reunion, Florida, and Ryleigh Knaub of Debary, Florida. The West girls claimed eight holes to win the match 5&3.
Full results of the West Team's morning wins were as follows:
- Jay Leng Jr of San Diego, California, and Joshua Kim of Danville, California, won 1-up on PJ Maybank of Cheboygan, Michigan, and Camden Smith of Sandy Springs, Georgia
- Henry Guan of Dallas, Texas, and Kush Arora of Pleasanton, California, won 2&1 against Will Hartman of Marvin, North Carolina, and Phillip Dunham of Ponte Verde Beach, Florida
- Leigh Chien of Irvine, California, and Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton, California, won 4&3 against Molly Brown Davidson of Springville, Alabama, and Elizabeth Rudisill of Charlotte, North Carolina
- Gracie McGovern of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Asterisk Talley of Chowchilla, California, won 3&1 against Gianna Clemente of Estero, Florida, and Sara Im of Duluth, Georgia
The East Team's morning wins were as follows:
- Kathryn Ha of Roanoke, Virginia, and Thanana Kotchasanmanee of Rome, Georgia, won 4&3 against Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California, and Kiara Romero of San Jose, California
- Nicholas Gross of Downingtown, Pennsylvania and Miles Russell of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, won 1-up on Carson Kim of Yorba Linda, California, and Johnnie Clark of Mesa, Arizona
The afternoon mixed foursome matches told a different story. The East dominated the afternoon once again and went on to win four of five matches. In total, the East has won 7.5 out of 10 total points in mixed foursomes.
One of the East's afternoon victories featured Maybank and Clemente, over the West's Guan and Chien. The East Team would claim four of the first six holes and three of the last four to win the match 5&4.
The remaining East Team's wins this afternoon were as follows:
- Russell and Wu won 4&3 against Wheaton Ennis of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and Talley
- Bryan Kim of Brookeville, Maryland, and Im won 4&3 over Carson Kim and Jasmine Koo of Cerritos, California
- Ethan Gao of Alpharetta, Georgia and Irene Kim of Woodstock, Maryland also won 4&3 against Joshua Kim and Zhao
The West Team's only victory of the afternoon featured Boston Bracken of Saint George, Utah, and Kiara Romero of San Jose, California, who defeated of Gross and Knaub 4&2.
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. A list that features Old Sandwich Golf Club, Mayacama Golf Club, The Stanwich Club, and Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
Mayacama Golf Club hosts in 2023 for the second time since 2017. Notable alumni who competed in the Wyndham Cup at Mayacama include LPGA Tour champion Rose Zhang, Major champion Patty Tavatanakit, Youngest qualifier for the U.S. Women's Open Lucy Li, and PGA TOUR member Cole Hammer.
After day two the East leads the West 16.5 to 13.5. The East Team is looking to clinch their 13th Wyndham Cup victory and remain undefeated at Mayacama Golf Club.
Day three of competition will feature 20 singles matches. Morning tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. and run through 10:40 a.m.
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