Summer 2012 President's CupTop students at all of the PGCC campuses welcomed the President's Cup Tournament this week. In Temecula the competition was played at the beautiful Legends Golf Club. An amusing tournament first was unveiled on day 2 when the combined age of two players totaled in at a whopping 147 years.
Played in Ryder Cup format, the “P Cup” allows each student to compete against the faculty, a considerable challenge, even for the best of the best. The "P Cup" is just one of several tournaments engaging students in healthy competition, and exposing them to the rules of match play format that directly emulate the Ryder Cup style.
Day 1 is played in four-ball matches, with Day 2 offering individual matches. On Day 2, Junior Jim Burgess and Freshman Chris Wagner, who were paired with Temecula's Dean of Students, Jim "Wilkie" Wilkinson and Dr. Jack Gyves respectively,racked up the only student wins in the tournament. Senior Esha Kumar held her own with a respectable tie in her individual match against PGCC President and Founder Dr. Tim "Doc" Somerville.
Now that the chips have fallen, with one point awarded for every match won, and a half point awarded for every halved (tied) match, it is the faculty who came out ahead at the Temecula campus.
2 days of competition brought scores a total of:
Temecula Faculty – 15
Temecula Students - 3
Congratulations to both teams, and best of luck to the next group of brave students to take on PGCC Temecula's formidable faculty. Good luck to the Orlando and Hilton Head campuses as they begin their showdowns this week. Play well!