JAMES CUP CHALLENGE
                                       

                               Pictured above is the Escena Golf Club ~ Palm Springs, California.                                                                            Site of the 2014 James Cup Best Ball Challenge     
                                           

The Can/Am Match Play Championship a new international event has been substituted for the 2015 James Cup Challenge. For details go to the International Page.

                                 2014 JAMES CUP CHALLENGE

         

The Best Ball Challenge was played Presidents' Day Weekend February 15-17 This was the 15th event in the Challenge series, which dates back to 1999 The players enjoyed ideal
weather conditions throughout the weekend and the course lived up to its reputation as Desert Golf's Hidden Gem.
                                                             FINAL RESULTS
FIELD


Field Low Gross: Team of Doug Wallace and Frank Hunter 75-74-73---222
Field Low Net: Team of Hank Engert and John Hodecker 64-63-65---192

FLIGHTS

First Flight Net: Team of Mike Kemppainen and Jim Little 70-69-69---208
Runner-up Team: Erv Froese and Wally Coffman 71-66-71---208

Second Flight Net: Team of Jim Dalton and Carl Pearson 63-64-67---194
Runner-up Team: Bill Clark and Frank Davis 67-65-65---197

Third Flight Net: Team of Mike Hankin Philip Hankin 64-65-65---194
Runner-up Team: Jack DeLore and Jerry Williams 66-67-65---198

Fourth Flight Net: Team of Jim Judge and Ron Root 66-66-63---195
Runner-up Team; Larry Toscano and Bobby Armijo 63-71-74---208

The Committee thanks the Players and their Guests of their support.


                                             


                         

                                                              Escena Golf Club
                                              
                                                                                     

                                                 
                                   PAST CHAMPIONS and TEAM CAPTAINS

2014 Escena Golf Course, Palm Springs, California
Lefty/Guest Best Ball
Low Gross Field: Team of Mike Kemppainen and Jim Little 75-74-73---222

Runner-up Field: Team of Hank Engert and John Hodecker 64-63-65--- 192


2013 Escena Golf Course, Palm Springs, California
*Blue (California/West Coast) 47 ~ Red (Untied States/Canada) 25
Blue Co-Captains: Jack DeLore
~ Richard Shuteroff
Red Co-Captains: John Hodecker
~ John McLoughlin


2012 Tahquitz Creek Golf Course Resort, Palm Springs, California

*California/Canada 59 ~ United States 34
California/Canada Co-Captains: Mike O'Brien
~ Jim Chisum
U.S. Co-Captains: Steve Melnichuk
~ Larry Toscano

2011 The Golf Course at Terra Lago, Indio, California
South 27 ~ *North 24
South Co-Captains: Doug Wallace
~ Ron Griffin
North Co-Captains: Don Bold
~ Dennis Bruneau


2010 The Golf Course at Terra Lago, Indio, California
*California/Canada 42 ~ United States 30
California/Canada Co-Captains: Hank Engert
~ Doug Butt
U.S. Co-Captains: Dick Martin
~ Steven Strable


2009 The Golf Course at Terra Lago, Indio, California
United States/Canada 59½ ~*California 33½
United States/Canada Co-Captains: Marv Seelye
~ Erv Froese
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Tony Potter


2007 Cimarron Golf Resort, Cathedral City, California
California 78 ~*Northwest 75
California Co-Captains: Tony Potter
~ Jim Dalton
Northwest Co-Captains: Jon Flowers
~ Frank Hunter


2006 Carlton Oaks Country Club, Santee, California
*Norcal 87 ~ Northwest 69
California Co-Captains: Jeff Hales
~ Steve Jacobus
Northwest Co-Captains: Seth Glasco
~ Mike Kemppainen


2005 Cimarron Golf Resort, Cathedral City, California
*Norcal 57 ½ ~ Northwest 52 ½
California Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Jim Dalton
Northwest Captains: Jon Flowers
~ Steve Melnichuk

2004 Barona Creek Golf Club, Lakeside, California
*Norcal 111½
~ Northwest 80½
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Wally Coffman
Northwest Co-Captains: Jim Judge
~ Ted McGraw

2003 Tahquitz Creek Golf Club, Palm Springs, California
Northwest 96 ~ *California 81
Northwest Captain: Dennis Burneau
California Captain: Mark Avelar


2002 Tahquitz Creek Golf Club, Palm Springs, California
Northwest 109 ~ *California 80
Northwest Co-Captains: Dick Kanda
~ Marv Seelye
California Co-Captains: Wally Coffman
~ Jim B. Salisbury

2001 Wolf Run Golf Club, Reno, Nevada
*California 89 ~ Northwest 88
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Jim H. Salisbury
Northwest Co-Captains: Real Gamache
~ Dick Kanda


2000 Crown Isle Resort, Courtenay, B.C, Canada
*Northwest 90½ ~ California 68½
Northwest Captains: Herb Dawson
~ Dick Kanda
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Dave Yeaton

1999 Mt. Shasta Resort, Mt. Shasta, California
*California 72 ~ Northwest 57
California Co-Captains: Wil Baumker
~ Dan Graham
Northwest Captain: Chet Harrington



*Denotes Host Team 

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