Team Arizona – made up of Alan Quezada, George Rubelsky, Mahanth Chirravuri and Daniel Henely – traveled to Portland, Oregon to take on the best junior golfers in the Western United States and Canada at the 53rd Hogan Cup held at Riverside Golf & Country Club, August 14-15.
In the team format, the three lowest individual scores each day determine the team score. Team Arizona started out shooting 14-over-par 227 in the first round, with Rubelsky carding 73 to lead the pack and Quezada one stroke back. They improved dramatically on the final day, shaving off 12 strokes compared to the first round to finish in sixth place at 16-over par. Chirravuri shot 1-under 70 to lead the team in the final round.
Individually, Quezada (74-72) and Rubelsky (73-73) led team Arizona with 4-over-par 146s to earn T15 honors, nine strokes off the pace set by Sam Renner of Oregon and Carson Kim of Southern California. Chirravuri finished at 9-over-par 151 with rounds of 81-70, for a T26 finish, and Henely finished T32 at 12-over-par 154 (80-74). Click here for complete 2021 tournament results.
Arizona results, last 10 years: 2019 (8); 2018 (1); 2017 (2); 2016 (9); 2015 (10); 2014 (12); 2013 (10); 2012 (6); 2011 (5).
About the 53rd Hogan Cup
The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches pit the best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada against each other in a team format. Awards are presented to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field. The event began in 1969 as a partnership between Riverside Golf & Country Club and the Oregon Golf Association in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, Riverside’s long-time head golf professional. Being selected to compete in Hogan Cup matches is an honor that has been bestowed to few individuals, and the excellence of past participants is indicative of the quality of the small, select field. Hogan Cup alumni include tour players such as Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Joe Rassett, Jack Renner, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Rick Fehr, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, Casey Martin, Jason Gore, Tiger Woods, Ricky Barnes, and Bryson DeChambeau.