CARMEL VALLEY, California | This year the matches were played at the beautiful Carmel Valley Golf Resort in Carmel California.
The Matches alternate between Northern California and Southern California each year and this year the So Cal Girls played them on their turf. We were hosted this year by the JGANC (Junior Golf Association of Northern California) and their Executive Director Shane Balfour, PGA and Scot Hathaway, PGA as the Northern Cal team captain. Although normally cold in Northern Cal this time of year the weather were sunny and nearly windless and averaged around 68 degrees. Each team consists of 6 players and the format on Thursday was Fourball Partners on the Front 9 and Alternate Shot on the Back 9, Day 2 were Singles Matches with each match worth a single point. Southern Cal started slowly but ended the Front 9 Fourballs with a 2-1 lead. Both teams played well in Alternate Shot but So Cal kept the momentum going and won 2-1 ending the day with 4-2 lead. On Day 2 Southern Cal played some incredible golf and ended up winning 4 of the 6 matches and retain the “Bear Trophy” by a total 8-4. The matches were very exciting and both teams played some terrific golf. We wish to thank the JGANC’s Shane Balfour & Scot Hathaway and for all their kind hospitality during our visit to Carmel and we look forward to next years matches back here in Southern California.
The 2019 Southern California Girls Team members:
Seo Yoon (Sky) Choi
Eddie Rodarte, PGA