The Mary Cave Cup, established in 2004, was recently held on August 6-8, 2013 at Sycuan Resort in San Diego which featured 19 two person teams. Southern California had two teams represented in the 36 hole four ball format. The team event was held on the Oak Glen course where the girl teams in attendance were representing the following: Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Northern California, Utah, Southern Nevada, Northern Nevada and San Diego.
Southern California’s two teams had a great showing at the 10th annual Mary Cave Cup, where each team came home with hardware. After the first round, Ellen Takada and Cindy Oh were leading after shooting a 66 in the better ball format. The six under par round gave the team a two shot lead over team Hawaii and a three shot lead over their fellow Southern California team, Clare Legaspi and Robynn Ree. Ellen Takada was leading individually after round one, posting a solid even par 72.
The final round produced more birdies and success for the Southern California teams. With each team in contention and paired with Hawaii, the day was full of excitement and good golf. Clare Legaspi and Robynn Ree had a scorecard full of birdies and made a run trying to catch Southern California and Hawaii. Legaspi and Ree’s impressive play throughout the final round resulted in the duo carding a 65, making a two day total of 134. Ellen Takada and Cindy Oh, whom led after round one, had a couple tough mishaps throughout their final round. On the final hole, Takada had a birdie putt that went all the way around the hole but did not fall. The tough breaks didn’t keep Takada and Oh from being in the hunt, as they still posted a nice round of 69.
Clare Legaspi and Robynn Ree were crowned Mary Cave Cup team Champions going 69-65 in better ball format. Ellen Takada and Cindy Oh received the Runner-Up trophy after posting 66-69, just one shot shy. Hawaii came in with a 138, while Arizona shot 139 to finish third and fourth.
Robynn Ree fired a 69 in the final round to post 75-69 and win individual honors.
The team was captained by Max DeSpain.
Both teams played tremendous during the Mary Cave Cup and represented Southern California with class and winning manner. It isn’t an easy feat for both teams to place at the top of the leaderboard. The SCPGA is extremely proud of both teams and their play. Way to represent the SCPGA and Southern California and showing the caliber of golfers that are throughout this wonderful region. Congratulations again to both teams.
Individual Southern Cal Results:
1st Robynn Ree (75-69)
2nd Clare Legaspi (73-73)
3rd Ellen Takada (72-76)
13th Cindy Oh (80-76)
You may follow the link to view entire team and individual results: http://sdjga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/sdjga13/event/sdjga1349/contest/1/leaderboard.htm