July 19, 2003
Clemson, SC – Clemson golfers Jack Ferguson and Matt Hendrix helped the United States to a 34-26 victory over Japan this past week at the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championships at Verde Sano Country Club in Sano, Japan. The victory was the eighth straight in the series for the United States team, which now has a 21-7 lead in the series.
The matches include eight men and four women in singles and doubles competition over a three-day period. Clemson was the only school with two players in the competition. Hendrix and Ferguson were both named All-Americans this past year and will return to the Clemson team in 2003-04.
This was the second straight year a Clemson golfer had helped the US to victory in this competition. Gregg Jones had an undefeated record for the US in the 2002 matches.
Ferguson, who was Clemson’s top golfer at team’s NCAA Championship victory at Karsten Creek this past year, posted a 2-0-1 record in his three matches. He and Steve Conway halved Japan’s Toyokazu Fujishima and Kunihiro Kamii, 144-144. In individual play, Ferguson defeated Japan’s Satoshi Sakamoto 71-72, then defeated Takafumi Kawane, 69-72.
Hendrix had a 1-2 record, losing a doubles match with Jay Mundy in the first round before splitting his two singles matches.
After one day of rest on Sunday, Hendrix and Ferguson will travel to New York for the Porter Cup this coming week. It is one of the top amateur events in the nation.
2003 USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship Results July 16-18, 2003
USA Defeats Japan, 34-26
J.J. Jakovac and Tom Johnson, USA defeat Takashi Kawane and Haruo Fujishima, Japan, 140-143
Shintaro Kai and Takamasa Yamamoto, Japan defeat Andrew Dahl and Ryan Quinn, USA, 134-144
Satoshi Sakamoto and Yuuki Satoh, Japan defeat Matt Hendrix and Jay Mundy, USA, 145-146
Jack Ferguson and Steve Conway, USA halve Toyokazu Fujishima and Kunihiro Kamii, Japan, 144-144
Hitomi Matsumura and Tomoko Kanai, Japan defeat Liz Janangelo and Jessica Reese, USA, 144-148
Leigh Anne Hardin and Charlottte Mayorkas, USA defeats Noriko Yasuda and Mao Kouyama, Japan, 145-156
Jessica Reese, USA defeats Mao Kouyama, Japan, 74-77
Charlotte Mayorkas, USA defeats Tomoko Kanai, Japan, 72-75
Liz Janangelo, USA halves Hitomi Matsumura, Japan, 76-76
Noriko Yasudsa, Japan defeats Leigh Anne Hardin, USA, 73-74
Haruo Fujishima, Japan defeats J.J. Jakovac, USA, 72-73
Toyokazu Fujishima, Japan defeats Tom Johnson, USA, 67-71
Jay Mundy, USA defeats Kunihiro Kamii, Japan, 70-71
Andrew Dahl, USA defeats Takamasa Yamamoto, Japan, 74-75
Ryan Quinn, USA defeats Yuuki Sato, Japan, 70-76
Jack Ferguson, USA defeats Satoshi Sakamoto, Japan, 71-72
Matt Hendrix, USA defeats Takafumi Kawane, Japan, 68-70
Steve Conway, USA halves Shintaro Kai, Japan, 69-69
Jessica Reese, USA halves Tomoko Kanai, Japan, 79-79
Charlotte Mayorkas, USA defeats Mao Kouyama, Japan, 74-75
Liz Janangelo, USA defeats Noriko Yasuda, Japan, 78-79
Leigh Anne Hardin, USA defeats Hitomi Matsumura, 72-81
J.J. Jakovac, USA defeats Yuuki Sato, Japan, 72-75
Kunihiro Kamii, Japan defeats Tom Johnson, USA, 68-74
Takamasa Yamamoto, Japan defeats Jay Mundy, USA, 69-70
Haruo Fujishima, Japan defeats Andrew Dahl, USA, 69-71
Ryan Quinn, USA defeats Satoshi Sakamoto, Japan, 69-71
Jack Ferguson, USA defeats Takafumi Kawane, Japan, 69-72
Toyokazu Fujishima, Japan and Matt Hendrix, USA, 69-73
=Shintaro Kai, Japan defeats Steve Conway, USA, 70-71
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