Wyndham Watch: approaching the Cup

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Moving into the final rounds of the Rolex Girls Junior
Championship
and FJ Invitational,
there are still opportunities for golfers to make the East and West Teams of the Wyndham Cup.
Let’s take a look at the priority lists after the second week of the summer season.

East Team

At No. 10 on the East Team boys’ priority list, Max Greyserman will compete for a high
finish at the FJ
Invitational
this week. The recent high school graduate will play at Duke
next fall and will look to compete in his first Wyndham Cup at 26.35 points. Right behind Greyserman — and also competing at the FJ
Invitational — is Zachary Bauchou, who
is No. 11 at 22.11 points. Bauchou will also seek an opportunity to play in his
first Wyndham Cup after finishing T10 at the Thunderbird
International Junior
.

Nelly Korda is currently No. 10 on the girls’
priority list for the East Team at 23.89 points. The rising sophomore recently
qualified for her first U.S. Women’s Open and tied for second at the
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O’Hair in March. Lauren Stephenson is in the No. 11 spot
on the priority list at 23.64 points. Both golfers are competing in the
Rolex Girls Junior Championship
this week.

West Team

At No. 10 on the West Team boys’ priority list, Jacob Solomon hopes to grab a spot on
the squad. He is at 25.81 points behind a strong T8 finish at the Thunderbird
International Junior
and a third-place showing at the Winn Grips Heather
Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Also on the edge of the team list is KK Limbhasut at 22.42 points. The
rising senior is competing in this week’s FJ Invitational.

On the girls draw, future Oklahoma Sooner Alexandra Kaui also landed a spot on
the professional stage after qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open. Kaui is
No. 10 on the girls’ priority list at 28.48 points. Competing in this week’s Rolex Girls Junior
Championship
is Hannah Wood, who
is behind Kaui at No. 11 on the priority list. Wood is coming off a victory at
the Kathy Whitworth Invitational.

How are players
chosen for the Wyndham Cup?

Team eligibility will be based on the following criteria:

  • Must be 12-18 years old.
  • Must be current AJGA members in good standing to
    receive an invitation.
  • Must have competed in a minimum of two AJGA
    tournaments between January 1 and June 21, 2013.
  • The top nine boys and top nine girls residing
    east of the Mississippi River will be invited based on the Polo Golf Rankings
    as of June 18, 2013.
  • The top nine boys and top nine girls residing
    west of the Mississippi River will be invited based on the Polo Golf Rankings
    as of June 18, 2013.

NOTE: In the event
that an original top nine invitee is unable to participate, the replacement
player will be invited based on the current Polo Golf Rankings in effect at the
time the spot becomes available.

The final spots on each team will be awarded to the boy and
girl with the highest Polo Golf Ranking as of July 12, 2013 who were not
already eligible and who participated in the 2013
Rolex Tournament of Champions
.

The 2013 Wyndham Cup will be played July 15-18, at The
Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe for the first time. Who will get the opportunity to
play at this prestigious course and prove their ground as they represent the
red or blue? Follow along as I profile potential team members who will cheer
“Go East!” or “Go West!” in the 24th running of one of the AJGA’s marquee
events.

Until next time, East, East, East… or West is the best? I’m
still keeping my loyalty under wraps for now!

Abby Liebenthal, AJGA
Communications

@AJGALiebs