BEAUMONT, California – The 10th Annual Oak Valley Cup matches began on July 6th as team SCPGA and team China squared off in quest of attaining the coveted perpetual trophy at Oak Valley Golf Club. To date, team China has six victories to their credit while the SCPGA notched their 4th victory! Each team is comprised of six boys and six girls who compete in the following formats during the three rounds of competition: Foursomes (alternate shot), Four-ball (best ball), and Singles matches.
As play began on Thursday, July 6th, both teams were eager to tee it up in this exciting match play format. Led by commanding victories from a couple of groups, team SCPGA jumped out to an early lead in the morning four ball round as they were able to capture 5 out of 6 total points. During the afternoon foursome’s round, the tide seemed to turn a little as team China took commanding leads of several matches. However, the back nine proved to be the turning point as team SCPGA battled back to fight their way into contention. Overall, team SCPGA proved to be victorious in four of the six afternoon matches, giving them a commanding lead of 9 to 3 after the first day was complete.
On Friday, July 7th, team China knew they needed to do something special to make a comeback and capture their 7th title. As both teams fought hard and gave it their best effort, team SCPGA proved to be a little too much to handle this time around and won the singles matches by a total of 9 to 3. With a total score of 18 points to 6 points, team SCPGA ended up capturing their 4th Oak Valley Cup Championship in commanding style. More importantly though, both teams had a great experience and really seemed to enjoy the match play team format that this event has been known for.
Special thanks again to Oak Valley Golf Club and their staff for putting on another great championship! We are looking forward to the 2018 Oak Valley Cup Matches already.
SCPGA Team Members: Ethan Barnes, Christopher Chomyn, Guy Clauss, Kamille Dimayuga, Leila Dizon, Griffin Pace, Ryan Ruaysungnoen, Serena Sepersky, Nadia Susanto, Khameryn Utu, Kate Villegas, Johnny Walker.
Captains: SCPGA Junior Tour Director- Kevin Smith, SCPGA Junior Golf Manager – Travis Cutler