B.C. Wins North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches

The 2016 North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Champions From British Columbia From L-R: Matt Cella (coach) Abigail Rigsby, Euna Han, Alisha Lau, Shirin Anjarwalla, Amanda Minni, Esther Lee, Keri Moffatt (coach) - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski

The host team from British Columbia emerged victorious in the 30th Anniversary edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches this past weekend. The competition, which was held at Pitt Meadows Golf Club this year, features teams from British Columbia, Washingotn, Oregon and Idaho.

The event is patterned after the Curtis Cup Matches for amateur women, which stimulates friendly rivalry for women golfers from the United States, Great Britain and Ireland.

The four teams are composed of 6 players from each state/province. In all competitions, which are match play, the front nine is worth one point, the back nine is worth one point, and the 18 is worth one point.

The competition calls for six four-ball matches on day one and six foursome matches (alternate shot) on day two but due to the torrential rain that fell all day Saturday the event was shortened to just the six four-ball matches. Team B.C. accumulated 8.5 of the possible 9 points available to them to finish 2 points ahead of last year's winners from Oregon. 

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British Columbia was co-coached by Keri Moffatt and Matt Cella. After the event Moffatt pointed out how crucial a strong team dynamic is in this type of competition, saying, "Skill is obviously a big part of it, there was lots of discussion about the pairings and Matt certainly picked the right pairings, but there's no doubt that having a great team dynamic is really important and we definitely had that with this group."

Next year's competiton is due to be hosted by Oregon.