The East team won the Wyndham Cup last year for the first time since 2004.
This year, two of the East’s major contributors from 2011 – Matt NeSmith and Cody Proveaux, who went a combined 7-1 – will return to Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., for the match play tournament, which will take place July 23-26.
The East team boasts the last four Polo Golf Junior Classic boys champions, including 2011 champ, NeSmith, who is currently the top-ranked boys golfer in the Polo Golf Rankings thanks to victories at the Jones Cup, FootJoy Invitational and Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Proveaux is No. 15 in the rankings and is the 2010 Rolex Junior Player of the Year.
Jaye Marie Green returns for her second Wyndham Cup and is joined by 2010 and 2011 Polo Golf Junior Classic champion Nicole Morales on the East side.
Green, who won the Rolex Tournament of Champions last month, went 2-1-1 at last year’s Wyndham Cup, which brings together 40 of the nation’s top juniors.
Sixteen of the 20 slots on each team are filled by the top 8 boys and the top 8 girls in the Polo Golf Rankings as of June 23, 2012. The final four go to the next highest-ranked players – two boys and two girls – as of June 29, 2012 who also competed in the Rolex Tournament of Champions.
The Mississippi River serves as the dividing line for the East and West teams.
The West holds a 12-9-1 overall record since 1990 and, this year, is led by Lindsey Weaver, who will make her third appearance. Weaver is tied for 10th all-time in AJGA history with nine career victories.
Scott Scheffler and Connor Black combined to go 5-2-1 last year at the Wyndham Cup and return for the West again this year.
Here are the rosters for the 2012 Wyndham Cup to be held July 23-26 at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.:
- Parker Derby, Columbus, Ga. (2013)
- Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (2014)
- Tae Wan Lee, Orlando, Fla. (2013)
- Jack Maguire, St. Petersburg, Fla. (2013)
- Lee McCoy, Clarkesville, Ga. (2012)
- Matt NeSmith, North Augusta, S.C. (2012)
- Cody Proveaux, Leesville, S.C. (2012)
- Greyson Sigg, Augusta, Ga. (2013)
- James Yoon, Bradenton, Fla. (2012)
- Adam Wood, Zionsville, Ind. (2014)
- Sierra Brooks, Sorrento, Fla. (2016)
- Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. (2013)
- Casey Danielson, Osceola, Wis. (2013)
- Jaye Marie Green, Boca Raton, Fla. (2012)
- Yu Liu, Aventura, Fla. (2013)
- Nicole Morales, South Salem, N.Y. (2014)
- Anna Newell, Tampa, Fla. (2014)
- Annie Park, Levittown, N.Y. (2013)
- Mariah Stackhouse, Riverdale, Ga. (2012)
- Samantha Wagner, Windermere, Fla. (2015)
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- Connor Black, Houston, Texas (2014)
- Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (2015)
- Brad Dalke, McKinney, Texas (2016)
- Branson Davis, McKinney, Texas (2013)
- Zecheng Dou, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2015)
- Thomas Lim, Moorpark, Calif. (2013)
- Clayton Madey, West Linn, Ore. (2013)
- Brandon Pierce, Covington, La. (2013)
- Scott Scheffler, Dallas, Texas (2014)
- Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. (2014)
- Hee Wook Choi, San Diego, Calif. (2013)
- Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii (2016)
- Alison Lee, Valencia, Calif. (2013)
- Amy Lee, Brea, Calif. (2015)
- Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif. (2016)
- Esther Lee, Los Alamitos, Calif. (2013)
- Summar Roachell, Conway, Ark. (2013)
- Sierra Sims, Austin, Texas (2013)
- Jessica Vasilic, Anaheim Hills, Calif. (2013)
- Lindsey Weaver, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2012)