The best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada will converge on Riverside Golf & Country Club to compete in the 49th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches, taking place August 12-13. Teams representing Oregon, Southern California, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Utah, San Diego, Arizona, Northern California, Nevada and British Columbia are in the field.
In the four-person-team format, the three lowest individual scores each day determine the team total score. Medals are awarded to the top-three teams as well as the top-three individuals.
Team Arizona is made up of Tony Hendricks and Hayden Sayre of Phoenix joined by Blake Lorenz of Peoria and Tucker Clark of Paradise Valley.
Hendricks, 17, notched a win on the JGAA schedule in March at the Thunderbird Invitational, a Junior Masters Series event, to go along with six top-10 finishes in 11 events played. Sayre, 16, also placed first in a Junior Masters Series tournament, Willie Low Invitational, in June accompanied by eight top-10 finishes in 14 events played. Lorenz, 17, bested the field at the Junior Masters Series’ AM&E Classic – Bryce Molder in March, and recently won the Arizona Junior Match Play Championship in July. He also finished top-10 in all three JGAA tournaments he entered this season. And although Clark, 15, is winless so far this season, he did notch two second-place finishes in competitive Junior Masters Series tournaments to go along with five top 10s in eight events entered.
Visit the official Eddie Hogan Cup Matches website for complete tournament coverage and information.
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.