Spring 2013 International Cup


AJGA The International Cup marks the close of a semester, and nearly the last tournament graduating seniors will play at PGCC. In typical tournament fashion all of the preceding matches serve to prepare players for the most challenging showdown at the end of each semester. After making it through the last 6 weeks of qualifying tournaments, the top 36 students compete against the faculty in 4 modified alternate shot ball matches.

The Temecula campus selected the Legends Golf Club to host the competition. Sadly for students, it was not a close match. On day one, Faculty firmly took their 5 ½ to ½ lead and made it clear; The International Cup is still ours. It might be too early to call it a lucky streak but, Faculty at PGCC Temecula have taken instruction to a whole new level, teaching students a thing or two on the course. Congratulations to all International Cup players on their sportsmanship, and a game well-played!

The Oldfield Golf Club, a beautiful private course designed by Greg "Great White" Norman, hosted the Hilton Head International Cup. While Faculty came out on top this time, with a final score of 19 matches to the students 5, Hilton Head's Captain’s, DaWayne Penberthy and Burke Gregory, gave it their all. At the end of one of the singles matches Michel Dion, a range instructor for PGCC Hilton Head, played student Greg James, a Junior, who has been taking lessons from Michel since he was a Freshman. Dion was 2 up with 3 holes to play, and Greg made a come back to win the last 3 holes, turn the tables, and be the victor. After a big hug on the 18th green, Michel shared “Even though I lost my match I am still a winner as my student played so well. That is what my job is all about.”

Temecula Students:7
Temecula Faculty: 17

Hilton Head Students:5
Hilton Head Faculty: 19