The Mary Cave Cup was established in 2004 to offer junior girls a tournament similar to the Eddie Hogan Cup.The tournament is a 36 hole, four-ball event with trophies being awarded to the top 2 teams and the low individual finisher. The event is named in honor of Mary Cave who was a dedicated volunteer of the SDJGA for almost 50 years.Mary also played an active role at the Junior World Golf Championships for over 30 years. In 1985 Mary was selected as captain of the San Diego‘s Girls Junior America’s Cup Team and was elected to the first Executive Board of this group. Mary was inducted into the San Diego Junior Golf Associations’ Hall of Fame in 2001.
The Mary Cave Cup was established in 2003. Carol Orona from Northern California spent two years attempting to establish a girls’ event in Mary’s honor in the San Diego area. She wrote to every golf course in the county and made many trips to San Diego to talk personally with the golf pros and general managers. It wasn’t until Megan Mahoney of the SDJGA, who was a member of one of Mary’s early America’s Cup teams, supported the idea that the event could be established.
Team Kylie Chong and Kylee Choi the 36-hole fourball format tournament with a total 13-under par showing. Kylee Choi took home medalist honors with a one-under par score. Team Southern California’s other team consisted of Megan Gormley and Elle Laur. Gormley and Laur finished in 6th place with a score of six-under par.