First Round of 47th Junior Americas Cup Now in the Books
The first round of the 47th Annual Junior America’s Cup, hosted by the Alberta/ Canadian Junior Golf Association, is in the books with the team from San Diego represented by Caden Fioroni, Jackson Moss, Chris Wardrup and Jonas Apple jumping out to an early 2 stroke lead at Blackhawk Golf Club over team Southern California.
Leading San Diego was Fioroni, who fired a 5-under par 66 which included 3 eagles (hole’s 4, 11 and 15). Moss shot a 3-under par 68 with Wardrup shooting an even-par 71. Leading the 2nd place Southern California team, Bo Jin shot 4-under par 67, recently off his runner-up finish at the U.S. Junior Amateur. Ian Maspat fired a 2-under par 69 with Eric Doyle shooting an even par 71 to round out the three counting scores for Southern California.
Individual Mateo Fuenmayor from Oregon and Ian Siebers from Washington shot 6-under par 65’s. Fuenmayor’s round was paced with three eagles while Siebers bogey-free round included 6 birdies.
Like a collegiate event, the Junior America’s Cup features 18 teams of four boys representing their state, province or country. The competition takes place over 3 days with 18-holes played each day for a total of 54-holes played to determine the winning team. Each team counts its best three scores each round with the low scoring team after 54-holes being crowned the 2019 champions and presented with the champions medals & trophy.
Past Junior America’s Cup participants who have gone on to successful professional careers include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley and Tony Finau.