Riverside Golf & Country Club to Host 51st Hogan Cup
Forty-eight of the most talented junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada are gathering for the 51st playing of the Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches, taking place August 10-11 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore.
The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches – held annually at Riverside G&CC – feature four-person teams of junior golfers from eight states and British Columbia, with a total of 12 teams competing. In the team format, the three lowest scores each day determine the team total. Medals are awarded to the top three teams and individuals.
In 2018, the team from Arizona won by three strokes over Team Southern California to win the team competition. Team Oregon's Nate Stember (74-70-144) won individual medalist honors.
In the competition’s history, teams from Northern and Southern California have been dominant. They’ve won 29 Hogan Cup titles between the two, with Southern California winning last year. The last time Northern California won was in 2014.
This year’s competition includes eight returning players from last year’s event, including four Oregon golfers. As the host association, Oregon annually has two teams participate in the Hogan Cup. The 2019 Oregon teams are:
TEAM OREGON #1
Graham Moody (Vancouver, Wash.)
Brandon Eyre (Salem, Ore.)
Collin Hodgkinson (Beaverton, Ore.)
Johnny Ward (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
TEAM OREGON #2
Danny Hext (Beaverton, Ore.)
Sam Renner (Bend, Ore.)
Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore.)
Naoki Easterday (Portland, Ore.)
The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, Riverside's long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968. Hogan, an Oregon Amateur champion and PNGA Amateur champion, was credited for transforming the role of the golf professional, developing what is now considered the standard for the green grass pro shop. Hogan was also dedicated in helping the Oregon Golf Association develop its widely-recognized junior golf program.
Hogan Cup alumni include tour players such as Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Fred Couples, Bryson DeChambeau, Casey Martin, Peter Jacobsen, Beau Hossler, Jeff Quinney, Patrick Cantlay, Bobby Clampett, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, John Fought and Jason Gore.