Team Arizona finished 2nd, their best finish in over 30 years, in the 49th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches held August 11-13 at Riverside Golf & Country Club, in Portland, Oregon. Team Southern California won the team competition hosted by Oregon Junior Golf.
In the 1st round Arizona started strong with low scores to take the lead, with a team total of 216, even par. Southern California was in 2nd after day 1 at 218 (2-over par). After Round 1 Tony Hendricks, Phoenix, led the team (and tournament field) and with a 2-under par 70. Followed closely behind was Blake Lorenz, Peoria (72), Tucker Clark, Paradise Valley (74) and Hayden Sayre, Phoenix (74).
“Our Arizona Boys played great to post the best finish we’ve had in 30 years. The 2nd place finish is a great accomplishment against a very strong field of junior golfers. We are all very proud of this team.”
Southern California fired a 3-under par team total 213 in the 2nd round to win the championship (218-213-431). Arizona shot a 10-over par 226 to finish 2nd (216-226-442). Hendricks (70-77-147, +3) and Sayre (74-73=147, +3) paced Arizona, both finishing T4th individually. Lorenz finished T9 (72-76-148, +4) and Tucker Clark finished T17 (74-77-151, +7). Ashwin Arasu of Southern California won medalist honors with a 2-under par 142 performance (73-69).
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About the Eddie Hogan Cup
The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, Riverside’s long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968. Hogan, an Oregon Amateur champion and PNGA Amateur champion, was credited for transforming the role of the golf professional, developing what is now considered the standard for the green grass pro shop. Hogan was also dedicated in helping the Oregon Golf Association develop its widely recognized junior golf program.
Hogan Cup alumni include tour players such as Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Fred Couples, Bryson DeChambeau, Casey Martin, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, Patrick Cantlay, Bobby Clampett, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, John Fought and Jason Gore.