With talent on each team to go around, the 2012 Wyndham Cup is shaping up to be a long three-day battle for the Cup. Loaded with Rolex Junior All-Americans, Invitational champions and match play veterans, both the East and West Teams are evenly matched in what figures to be an event that comes down to the final match.
Below are some quick facts on each team. Click on each team for a short bio of the players.
East Team (9-12-1 all-time record) – The current holders of the Cup boast eight players making a return appearance (three boys and five girls), including six who graduated high school earlier this year. The four past champions of the Polo Golf Junior Classic will put on the East red, as Matthew NeSmith and Nicole Morales (2011 champions) will join Cody Proveaux and Jaye Marie Green (2010 champions) in their hopes of bringing home the Cup for a second straight year.
West Team (12-9-1 all-time record) – Trying to regain the Cup after holding it for the previous six years, the West Team will return seven members from 2011 (three boys and four girls). The young squad will be led by Connor Black, Scott Scheffler, Alison Lee and Lindsey Weaver, who went for a combined 8-7-1 record in last year’s event. Lee and Weaver just competed in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, with Lee being one of only three amateurs to make the cut.