The East claimed the Wyndham Cup Thursday at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C. for the first time since 2004, with Karen Chung closing out the clinching point in a 32-18 victory.
The Wyndham Cup (formerly the Canon Cup) is the American Junior Golf Association’s gathering of the nation’s top 40 junior players in an East vs. West (divided by the Mississippi River) match-play tournament. Prior to this year’s playing, the West team had won nine of the last 10 events.
The East team’s girls proved to be the difference-makers Friday, winning nine of the 10 girls’ matches and giving their team some breathing room. Chung, the winner of the Thunderbird Invitational, defeated reigning player of the year Kristen Park, 4 and 3, to win the clinching 26th point.
Chung was in the last group at the 2010 Wyndham Cup, losing to Rachel Morris in the match that gave victory to the West.
“I was definitely nervous this morning going off first,” Chung said. “I was thinking about last year and how I was the anchor for my team. I just wanted to go out there and get a point for us. This was an awesome event, the (East) team got really close and I loved competing with them.”
– Information from the AJGA was used in this report
Day Three – Singles Matches: East 14, West 6
AJ McInerney, WEST def. Henry Do, EAST. . . 4 & 3
Karen Chung, EAST def. Kristen Park, WEST. . . 4 & 3
Matthew NeSmith, EAST def. Beau Hossler, WEST. . . 1-up
Casey Danielson, EAST def. Tiffany Lim, WEST. . . 4 & 2
Connor Black, WEST def. Motin Yeung, EAST. . . 2 & 1
Kendall Martindale, EAST def. Esther Lee, WEST. . . 5 & 4
Chad Cox, EAST def. Jonathan Garrick, WEST. . . 1-up
Jaye Marie Green, EAST def. Lindsey Weaver, WEST. . . 5 & 3
JD Tomlinson, EAST def. Joseph Winslow, WEST. . . 6 & 5
McKenzie Talbert, EAST def. Gabriella Then, WEST. . . 2 & 1
Nicolo Galletti, WEST def. Jake McBride, EAST. . . 4 & 2
Shannon Aubert, EAST def. Kyung Kim, WEST. . . 2 & 1
Zachary Wright, WEST def. Michael Johnson, EAST. . . 3 & 2
Aurora Kan, EAST def. Alison Lee, WEST. . . 2 & 1
James Yoon, EAST halved Marcel Puyat, WEST. . . halved
Katelyn Dambaugh, EAST def. Kendall Prince, WEST. . . 1-up
Cody Proveaux, EAST def. Brad Dalke, WEST. . . 2 & 1
Ashlan Ramsey, EAST def. Jessica Vasilic, WEST. . . 1-up
Scott Scheffler, WEST def. Billy Kennerly, EAST. . . 1-up
Mariah Stackhouse, EAST Chandler Anna Kim, WEST. . . Halved