TEAM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROSTER:
Team Captain – Eddie Rodarte, PGA
PORTLAND, Oregon – The annual 36-hole Hogan Cup team matches took place August 11-12, 2018 at the gorgeous Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon. The team matches are comprised of 12 teams of four junior players and the teams come from eight different states and British Columbia. The winner of the format is determined but totaling the lowest three scores from each of the two-days to determine the overall team total.
In 2017, team Southern California, lead by Ashwin Arasu, was able to convincingly win the title. Arasu, who currently plays for Stanford University, was low individual for the event. The 2018 team looked to find repeat success at an event they have traditionally found success.
After the first day of play team San Diego was setting the pace with a team total of 3-under par. Caden Fioroni was the anchor for team San Diego carding a 6-under 66. Close behind San Diego was Junior Golf Association of Arizona who was sitting in solo second at 2-under 214. Team Southern California was in third place at 1-over 217 and Harrison Kingsley delivered a standout performance with a 4-under 68 putting him in second place for individual medalist honors heading into day two.
As the dust settled after the second round leaderboard shuffle, Junior Golf Association of Arizona came out victorious winning the 50th edition of the Hogan Cup. The tough course conditions led to higher scores than the first round, and team Arizona turned in a two-day total of 9-over 214-224= 438. Team Southern California played tough and almost pulled off wins in consecutive years, however, they had to settle for second with a 9-over 217-224= 441. Team San Diego fell back to third place with a 10-over 213-229= 442. Harrison Kinglsey lead team Southern California with a 1-over 145 and finished tied for second individually with Caden Fioroni (Team San Diego) and Aidan Goodfellow (British Columbia).
Team Southern California members join a list on elite alumni of the tournament that includes players such as Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowlerm Fred Couples, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, and Beau Hossler.