Hawaii & Washington Become Co-Champions at The Girls Junior America’s Cup

(L-R): Yoonjeong Huh (Kailua-Kona), Lacey Uchida (Hilo), Lana Calibuso-Kwee (Wailuku), Karissa Kilby (Honolulu), Captain Cathy Torchiana (Wailea)

August 1st, 2019
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Murrieta, California – Team Washington & Team Hawaii are the co-champions of the 2019 Girls Junior Americas Cup at Bear Creek Golf Club, each posting scores of six-over par, 654.

A single stroke separated the top four teams, providing ample drama down the stretch. After three rounds on the demanding Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, the tournament came down to the 54th hole, with Lana Calibuso-Kwee of Team Hawaii draining a 10-foot putt for birdie to tie Team Washington.

Team Mexico and Team Southern California finished in a tie for third place, both posting three-day totals of seven-over par, 655.

The individual medalist was also a tie between Lana Calibuso-Kwee of Team Hawaii and Cassie Kim of Team Washington, a testament to the outstanding competition from the field. Both Kwee and Kim finished the tournament at seven-under par, 209.

Congratulations to Team San Diego for being awarded the Joan Teats Award which is given to the team that best exemplifies the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, honesty, friendship and respect throughout the week.

Special thanks to the partners of this year’s matches: TaylorMade, GT Golf Supplies, Under Armour, US Foods, SCNS Sports Foods and Puma. Recognition also goes to the host facility, Bear Creek Golf Club for their outstanding support all week long led by Director of Golf Tim Gardner, PGA and Head Golf Professional Kim Schilling, PGA.

The 2020 Girls Junior Americas Cup will be hosted by the Idaho Junior Golf Association and will be contested July 20-23 at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho.