RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California – The two-day California State North/South Cup Matches provided top-notch golf and reignited the rivalry between the two regional teams. The event is an annual competition between juniors from the Northern California PGA and Southern California PGA, with this year’s edition being hosted by the SCPGA at Red Hill Country Club on June 28th-29th. Team SCPGA was headed by captain Eddie Rodarte, PGA, and comprised of the following talented players: Jasmine Lew, Caroline Canales, Angelica Kusnowo, Ashley Kim, Kamille Dimayuga, and Kaitlyn You.
The format for the first round consisted of a front nine of Four Ball and a back nine of Foursomes. Both teams were tied with 1 1/2 points each after the front nine heading into the back nine. The SCPGA team thrived under the alternate shot format, coming out ahead with 2 1/2 points to the North’s 1/2 point. At the conclusion of day one, team SCPGA held a 4-2 point lead.
Day two’s format was six matches of individual stroke play. Team Southern California widened their lead by winning five of the six matches, thus clinching the Cup Matches 9 to 3 points over the North team. The event’s standout performance went to Jasmine Lew, who not only won a pivotal lead match on day two by closing out her opponent on the 13th hole, but also had a hole-in-one on day one at the 111-yard par 3 4th. Her performance set the overall tone for the her team and inspired her teammates to rise to the challenge.
Special thanks to the Junior Golf Association of Northern California (JGANC) and to Red Hill Country Club for making this event the prestigious event it is.