Southern California Wins the Eddie Hogan Cup

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 15, 2010) -- For Southern California team captain David Myrdahl, the outcome was never in doubt. He knew he was fielding a strong team -- one that many of the college coaches in attendance felt could be a competitive Division I college team.

His strength of his conviction held up to scrutiny as his Southern California team posted an impressive 16-stroke victory over the Oregon I team at the 42nd Hogan Cup Team Matches at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore.

Even as first round leader Byron Meth of San Diego, Calif. faltered to a second round 81, the other members of the team stepped up. Taking the reigns and ending up as medalist was Beau Hossler, 14, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., finishing at 3-under par 70-71--141, 2-strokes ahead of fellow teammate Jake Knapp of Costa Mesa, Calif. They were the only two players in the 48-person field to post an under par 36-hole total.

Hossler has been proving himself time an again. THis is the third victory in the last month. Currently ranked 67th in the country according to Golfweek and 27th on the AJGA Polo Rankings, he recently took titles at the Stockton Sports Commission Junior Open and the 2010 Trader Joes Junior Championship where five of his six rounds were in the 60s.

Last year, Hossler became the second-youngest golfer - at 14 years, 4 months - to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

With his individual title, he joins an elite list of past champions including Tiger Woods, Bobby Clampett, Ricky Barnes and Michael Putnam. 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. Medals are awarded to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field.

In the 42 year history of the event, Northern California has won 13 times and Southern California has won 12 times including 5 of the last seven years. Being selected to compete in Hogan Cup matches is an honor 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 also include PGA Tour players such as Fred Couples, Scott Simpson, Robert Gamez, Kirk Triplett, and Peter Jacobsen.

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. Hogan, an Oregon Amateur champion and PNGA Amateur Champion, 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.


1 S. CALIFORNIA 210-217---427 -5
2 OREGON #1 217-226---443 +11
3 WASHINGTON 225-219---444 +12
4 HAWAII 225-220---445 +13
5 N. CALIFORNIA 226-222---448 +16
6 NEVADA 225-230---455 +23
7 BRITISH COLUMBIA 227-229---456 +24
8 IDAHO 237-224---461 +29
9 OREGON #2 233-230---463 +31
T10 ARIZONA 229-235---464 +32
T10 UTAH 233-231---464 +32
12 SAN DIEGO 234-231---465 +33


1 Beau Hossler, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. 70-71--141 -3
2 Jake Knapp, Costa Mesa, Calif. 73-70--143 -1
3 Dominick Francks, Olympia, Wash. 71-74--145 +1
T4 Lorens Chan, Honolulu, Hawaii 75-71--146 +2
T4 Brian Jung, Coquitlam, BC 79-67--146 +2
6 Zachary Foushee, West Linn, Ore. 72-75--147 +3
T7 Marcus Potter, Tualatin, Ore. 70-78--148 +4
T7 Sulman Raza, Eugene, Ore 75-73--148 +4
T7 Bryson DeChambeau, Clovis, Calif. 76-72--148 +4
T7 Byron Meth, San Diego, Calif. 67-81--148 +4
T11 Aaron Kunitomo, Lahaina, Hawaii 76-73--149 +5
T11 Zane Thomas, Las Vegas, Nev. 75-74--149 +5
T11 Peyton Hastings, N. Salt Lake, Utah 75-74--149 +5
T14 Michael Anderson, Phoenix, Ariz. 72-78--150 +6
T14 Frank Garber, Kirkland, Wash. 78-72--150 +6
T16 Danny Ochoa, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 79-72--151 +7
T16 Rico Hoey, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 75-76--151 +7
T16 Garrett Howard, Spokane, Wash. 76-75--151 +7
T19 Justin Keiley, Haiuu, Hawaii 76-76--152 +8
T19 Gage Huft, Kimberly, Idaho 78-74--152 +8
T19 Soungjae Baek, Las Vegas, Nev. 73-79--152 +8
T22 Mitch Stewart, Springfield, Ore. 80-73--153 +9
T22 Michael Johnson, Eagle, Idaho 79-74--153 +9
T22 Paul Smith, Turlock, Calif. 74-79--153 +9
T25 Ray Richards, Tualatin, Ore. 77-77--154 +10
T25 Travis Rowney, Pleasanton, Calif. 82-72--154 +10
T25 Nicolas Noya, San Francisco, Calif. 76-78--154 +10
T25 Marshall Roenigk, Reno, Nev. 77-77--154 +10
T25 Scott Kim, Richland, Wash. 81-73--154 +10
30 Donald Qiu, Surrey, BC 75-80--155 +11
T31 Ty Travis, Eagle, Idaho 80-76--156 +12
T31 Sean Hickey, Carlsbad, Calif. 76-80--156 +12
T33 Nigel Lett, Tigard, Ore. 76-81--157 +13
T33 Anthony Quezada, Phoenix, Ariz. 77-80--157 +13
T33 Scotty Yamashita, Kapolei, Hawaii 74-83--157 +13
T36 Max Carter, Lake Oswego, Ore. 78-80--158 +14
T36 Colin McCarty, Sierra Vista, Ariz. 80-78--158 +14
T36 Austin Banz, Salt Lake City, Utah 78-80--158 +14
39 Conner Barr, Beaverton, Ore. 78-81--159 +15
T40 Chris Tuulik, San Diego, Calif. 79-81--160 +16
T40 Cody Wass, West Haven, Utah 83-77--160 +16
42 Blake Cannon, Phoenix, Ariz. 82-79--161 +17
T43 Kyler Dearden, S. Weber, Utah 80-82--162 +18
T43 Ben Froese, Kamloops, BC 73-89--162 +18
45 Brayden Eriksen, Parksville, BC 81-82--163 +19
46 Foster Kenton III, Hawthorne, Nev. 79-85--164 +20
47 Carson Torchia, San Diego, Calif. 88-79--167 +23
48 Boston Murdoch, Idaho Falls, Idaho 85-83--168 +24

Matches are held each August at Riverside CC, named in honor of Eddie Hogan, the long time Golf Professional at Riverside who was the victim of a drowning accident in 1968. Eddie was a past Western Amateur Champion and a winner of many regional professional tournaments. These matches pit the best junior players from the Western States and Canada against each other in a team format. Competing in the Hogan Cup matches is an honor that has been bestowed to few individuals. Though the field is small, it is very select. For example, such tour players as Bobby Clampett, Rick Fehr, Robert Gamez, Kirk Triplett, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Bill Sander, Peter Jacobsen and Tiger Woods have competed. The four man teams use their three lowest 18 hole scores each day to determine their team total. Medals are awarded to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field.

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