British Columbia Golf Names Morse Cup Team For Pacific Coast Amateur
Current British Columbia Men's Amateur Champion Jordan Lu Will Lead A Strong BC Morse Cup Team In The Pacific Coast Amateur
by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf
The Pacific Coast Amateur, being held at Eugene Country Club July 28-31, is coming up fast and British Columbia Golf has just named its Morse Cup team for that event.
Mid-amateur Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, University of Washington freshman and current British Columbia Amateur champion Jordan Lu, and University of Idaho sophomore Jared du Toit, will be carrying the BC colours in the team portion of the PCA.
The Morse Cup Team Competition has been held as part of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship since 1967.
Each association that belongs to the Pacific Coast Golf Association designates three players as its Morse Cup team. The best two of three scores each day during the first two days of the 72-hole championship count for the team score.
The Morse Cup team trophy was donated by Samuel F. B. Morse, founder and developer of the Pebble Beach Company and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
British Columbia Golf last won the Morse Cup in 2003 and will be trying to take the title away from the Southern California Golf Association, who won it in 2014.
The Pacific Coast Amateur is a prestigious 72-hole championship which was held in British Columbia as recently as 2013, when Capilano Golf & Country Club played host and Tyler Raber walked away with the title.
Making this year’s PCA even more special is that 2015 Walker Cup Team Captain John ‘Spider’ Miller has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2015 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Players Welcome Banquet. Miller, a former member of the 1999 Walker Cup Team, will be addressing the 84-player field that has aspirations of raising the Dr. Ed Updegraff trophy.
A native of Indiana and a member of the Indiana Golf Association Hall of Fame, Miller has two U.S. Mid-Amateur titles (1996 and 1999) and was named captain of Team USA in 2013. He’ll be leading his team to Royal Lytham and St. Annes this September.