Connelly helps West tie East, retain Wyndham Cup
Friday, July 11, 2014
Austin Connelly defeated Davis Riley, 1 up, to earn the final point and help the West retain the Wyndham Cup Thursday at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.
The West, which trailed the East by five points entering Thursday, captured the last four of 20 matches to secure a 25-25 tie. The West kept the Cup because of its 5-point victory last year and leads the all-time series 13-9-2.
Connelly trailed, 1 down, after nine holes, but took 1-up leads at the 11th, 13th and finally the 17th to earn his third point of the competition.
“I honestly wasn’t sure of where we stood but I looked over and saw the whole team running out on the green," Connelly said. "It was pretty special.”
The West started the day with two early victories as Josh Seiple and Maddie Szeryk notched victories. But the East got three points shortly after, led by Ben Griffin's 8-and-7 victory over Nathan Jeansonne.
The East then added wins from Qi Wen Wong, Theo Humphrey, Doug Ghim and Lauren Stephenson, but the West won 10 of the final 15 matches. Among the winners for the West were Sam Burns, who defeated Andy Zhang, 7 and 6, and Andrea Lee and Amy Lee, who each won in their third Wyndham Cup appearance.
West 25, East 25
Tuesday's results: East 8, West 7
Wednesday's results: East 9.5, West 5.5
Thursday's results (singles matches): West 12.5, East 7.5
- Joshua Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo. (2014) WEST def. Adam Wood, Zionsville, Ind. (2014) EAST, 1 up
- Maddie Szeryk, Allen, Texas (2014) WEST def. Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Fla. (2016) EAST, 1 up
- Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2014) EAST def. Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La. (2015) WEST, 8 and 7
- Shannon Brooks, Vienna, Va. (2015) EAST def. Hannah O’Sullivan, Paradise Valley, Ariz. (2016) WEST, 1 up
- John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (2016) EAST def. Jacob Solomon, Dublin, Calif. (2015) WEST, 3 and 2
- Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif. (2018) WEST def. Rinko Mitsunaga, Roswell, Ga. (2015) EAST, 5 and 4
- George Cunningham, Tucson, Ariz. (2014) WEST def. Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. (2014) EAST, 2 and 1
- Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas (2016) WEST def. Sierra Brooks, Sorrento, Fla. (2016) EAST, 3 and 2
- Qi Wen Wong, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) EAST def. Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas (2016) WEST, 2 and 1
- Jillian Hollis, Rocky River, Ohio (2015) EAST vs. Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif. (2015) WEST, halved
- Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. (2014) EAST def. K.K. Limbhasut, Loma Linda, Calif. (2014) WEST, 3 and 2
- Lakareber Abe, Angleton, Texas (2014) WEST def. Sophia Schubert, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (2014) EAST, 2 and 1
- Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (2015) WEST def. Andy Zhang, Reunion, Fla. (2016) EAST, 7 and 6
- Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif. (2016) WEST def. Bailey Tardy, Norcross, Ga. (2015) EAST, 2 and 1
- Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (2014) EAST def. Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla. (2016) WEST, 2 and 1
- Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C. (2015) EAST def. Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas (2017) WEST, 4 and 3
- Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas (2015) WEST def. Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. (2015) EAST, 1 up
- Amy Lee, Brea, Calif. (2015) WEST def. Anna Newell, Tampa, Fla. (2014) EAST, 3 and 1
- Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (2015) WEST def. Jorge Garcia, Miami, Fla. (2015) EAST, 4 and 3
- Robynn Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. (2015) WEST def. Rachel Dai, Milton, Ga. (2015) EAST, 3 and 2
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