British Columbia Golf Announces 2019 Eddie Hogan Junior Boys Team
The 51st annual Eddie Hogan Cup tournament is scheduled to take place Friday, August 9th to Sunday, August 11th at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon and British Columbia has been represented every single year since its inception in 1969.
BC has won the Eddie Hogan Cup title twice since 1972, with the first coming in 2009 and then again 4 years later in 2013 where team member Kevin Vigna also won the individual title.
The Eddie Hogan Cup is filled with excellent competition from across the USA including Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii and others as well as British Columbia.
It is restricted to boys 18 years of age or younger as of the final date of competition. However, a player may NOT have started college.
The 2019 team from British Columbia will be represented by:
Name Club Hometown
Daniel Bennett Victoria Golf Club Victoria, BC
Gavyn Knight Pheasant Glen Golf Resort Parksville, BC
Riley Lai Marine Drive Golf Club Vancouver, BC
Luke Quanson Northview Golf & Country Club Coquitlam, BC
Coach: Matt Cella (Triactus Golf Academy, Richmond, BC)
The team was selected by a British Columbia Golf selection committee as part of a 2-year development program in order to prepare for this year's 51st edition of the Eddie Hogan Cup matches.
The team will be coached by Matt Cella from The Triactus Golf Academy in Richmond, BC. This will be Matt's first time as BC's Hogan Cup Team leader and he feels his squad will be fully prepared for what's coming up, "We have a very well rounded team and preparations have already begun," he said.
“I’m very excited to be coaching the Eddie Hogan team this year as it’s the first time I have been to the event. I’m looking forward to the challenge that international competition brings and getting the team ready. It’s a very difficult course so the focus will be on course strategy and driving the ball in the fairway,” said Cella.
About the 51st 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 with the three lowest scores each day determining the team total. Awards are presented to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field.
The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, their long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968.
At its inception, the competition was between the Portland Metro All-stars and junior golfers representing the rest of the region. Hogan, an Oregon Amateur champion and PNGA AmateurChampion, 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. Being selected to compete in Hogan Cup matches is an honour 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.
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