Bluffton, South Carolina (VIGolf.ca) – It was another warm and beautiful day at Oldfield Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina for the second round of the 12th Annual North America Cup. CJGA Team Canada kept their lead after Day 1 and will look to capture their first North America Cup since 2007 in singles play tomorrow.
“Team USA played much better today and all of the matches were very competitive and as competitive as I’ve ever seen a match play event,” said IJGT Team USA Non-Playing Captain, Zach Pennington. “There is a lot of ground to make up but I am very looking forward to tomorrow’s matches.”
The Foursome matches were very impressive as the competition was intense and it took a full team effort from both sides to secure points. After a great shot by his partner Max Sekulic (Rycroft, AB), Jacob Presutti (Brampton, Ont.) drained a clutch putt for birdie on 18 to their match 1 up. Andrew Russ (Oakville, Ont.) and Tyler (Toronto, Ont.) showed a lot of heart after falling 5 down after 8 holes to even their match with four holes to go. They fell 2 up on 18, but the heart and fight was very impressive.
“Today was a grind. Team USA gave us everything they could at the beginning of the matches, but we battled back. I’m so proud of how our team played today and it was nice to win the Foursome matches on Canada Day,” said CJGA Team Canada Non-Playing Captain, Stephen Nixon. “Tomorrow’s matches are going to come down to the wire. It will be another exciting finish.”
The North America Cup will conclude tomorrow with fourteen singles matches. The first team to 14 ½ points will be crowned the champions. Team USA will retain the cup with 14 points as the defending champion. Play will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Day 2 – Foursome Results
CJGA Team Canada
|IJGT Team USA||Results|
|Match 1||Katelyn McMahonNicole Gargarella||Allyson WentworthKayla Kozak||USA 6 & 4|
|Match 2||Peyton CallensJohnny Travale||Chase IngramLeo Hernandez||CAN 3 & 2|
|Match 3||Jacob PresuttiMax Sekulic||Grant LeppekJoe Partini||CAN 1 UP|
|Match 4||Trever HarrisMitchell McPhail||Matthew BastianMike Bliss||CAN 4 & 3|
|Match 5||John BurghardtKaleb Gorbahn||Nick RussellEamon Marone||USA 5 & 4|
|Match 6||Daniel KwonRyan Hunt||CJ HughesTyler Pidduck||CAN 5 & 4|
|Match 7||Tom CrowRyan Hicks||Tyler ErbAndrew Russ||USA 2 UP|
|Day 2 Points||