Three IJGT Alumni powered No. 3 ranked University of Southern California to a victory at the East Lake Cup, held at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. Robyn Ree, Karen Chung, and Kyung Kim all helped in leading the Trojans to victory.
Day two featured match play between the Trojans and the Duke Bluedevils. Karen Chung beat Celine Boutier 4&2, winning four of the final five holes to clinch the point for the Trojans. Kyung Kim and Gurbani Singh were all square making the turn, but Kim was able to win 3 straight holes and held on to win 2 up on 17. Robyn Ree fell to Duke’s Virginia Elena Carter 2&1. Ree was 3 down on 14 and go it to 1 down after 16 but lost 17 to lose the match.
East Lake Cup Finals Results—USC 4, Duke 1
Virginia Elena Carta (Duke) def. Robyn Ree (USC), 2&1
Karen Chung (USC) def. Celine Boutier (Duke), 4&2
Kyung Kim (USC) def. Gurbani Singh (Duke), 3&1
Gabriella Then (USC) def. Leona Maguire (Duke), 1up
Tiffany Chan(USC) def. Sandy Choi (Duke), 3&2
In addition to the strong finish of the Trojan woman, two other collegiate IJGT Alumni also had strong performances in their respective tournaments:
Jonathon Garrick of UCLA finished 4 at the Gifford Collegiate held at La Costa Golf Course (November 2 -4)
Jonathon Hardee of Alabama finished T4 at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational held at Makai Golf Club at Princeville (November 2-4)
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