When The Wyndham Cup tees off at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe on July 15, one San Diegan will be on the roster. The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) has named 36 of 40 players to represent the East or West, with the final four spots to be filled next week.
Among the 20 junior golfers representing the West is Danny Ochoa, a 2013 graduate of Torrey Pines High School. Ochoa is ranked No. 12 in the AJGA’s Polo Golf Rankings and has claimed seven top-15 finishes in national competition. He was a member of the two-time CIF/SCGA Championship team while at Torrey Pines.
The Wyndham Cup will be held at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe from July 15-18, assembling 40 of the nation’s top juniors in an East-versus-West team match play tournament. With the Mississippi River as the border that separates East from West, 10 boys and 10 girls from each side are selected based on the Polo Golf Rankings, which reward top finishes in national junior golf events.
For both the East and West teams, the top-nine boys and top-nine girls earned invitations based on the Polo Golf Rankings as of June 18, 2013. The final boys and girls spots on each team will be awarded after the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
In 2012, the East Team retained the Cup after reclaiming it for the first time since 2004, as it tied the West, 25-25, at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. The West holds a 12-9-2 edge in the all-time series, which dates back to 1990.
The Bridges Club is currently ranked as the best in San Diego and the 15th among top golf venues in California by Golf Digest magazine. In January, the practice facility was honored as one of the “Top 50 Ranges” for a private facility in the United States by the Golf Range Association of America.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this iconic North San Diego Country Club is famous for its signature collection of unusually engineered and beautiful bridges, including the two 285-foot-long stress-ribbon bridges that span dramatic ravines, 85 feet in the air. Since opening in 1999, the 6,965-yard championship course has hosted such prestigious events as The Battle at the Bridges, a nationally televised skins game that attracted the likes of Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods.
Golf membership at The Bridges includes privileges at a new $5 million Tennis & Recreation Centre as well as a state-of-the-art Sports Centre. With 11 unique menus served at four dining facilities, The Bridges puts a premium on the culinary arts. This summer, The Bridges will host the American Junior Golf Association’s 2013 Wyndham Cup, an annual team competition that attracts the nation’s top 40 junior golfers in an East-versus-West team match play tournament.
For more information, contact Gordon Cooke at 858-756-8055.