China Comes Back To Beat USA, 9 To 7

August 25, 2012


San Martin, Calif. - On the second day of the USA-China Youth Golf Matches, China defeated the USA, 9 to 7 at CordeValle Golf Resort.

The USA led the match 5 1/2 points to China’s 2 1/2 points after Thursday's first round.

The match, featuring teams consisting of eight 14 to 16 year old boys and girls per side, was aimed at fostering friendship through golf. It was being jointly conducted by the United States Golf Association and the China Golf Association.

Thursday – CordeValle Golf Resort, San Martin, Calif. 

 A.M. Foursome Matches, P.M. Four-Ball Matches 

 All Times PDT 


 8 a.m.  

 ·         USA - Hana Ku, Divya Manthena 

 ·         China - Shi Yu Ting, Wang Zi Yi                                                                5 & 4 


 8:12 a.m.  

 ·         USA - Patrick Cover, Sebastian Crampton                        1 up 

 ·         China - Li Yuan, Jin Cheng 


 8:24 a.m.  

 ·         USA - Jessica Kittelberger, Calli Ringsby 

 ·         China - Liu Yu, Ji Rong                                                                              6 & 4 


 8:36 a.m. –  

 ·        USA - Michael Pisciotta, Thomas Walsh                           1 up 

 ·         China - Guan Tian Lang, Dou Ze Cheng 


 China 2, USA 2 


 P.M. Four-Ball Matches

 2:24 p.m. –  

 ·         USA - Divya Manthena, Calli Ringsby                              1 up

 ·         China - Shi Yu Ting, Liu Yu 


 2:36 p.m. –  

 ·        USA - Thomas Walsh, Sebastian Crampton                                                  2 & 1

 ·         China - Jin Cheng, Dou Ze Cheng 


 2:38 p.m. –  

 ·         USA - Hana Ku, Jessica Kittelberger                               All square

 ·         China - Ji Rong, Wang Zi Yi                                             All square


 3 p.m. –  

 ·         USA - Patrick Cover, Michael Pisciotta                                                       4 & 3

 ·         China - Guan Tian Lang, Li Yuan 


USA leads China, 5 1/2 to 2 1/2

Friday –Single Matches

 7:50 a.m. –  

 USA - Michael Pisciotta 

 China - Li Yuan                  3 and 2


 7:58 a.m. –  

 USA - Calli Ringsby           All square

 China - Wang Zi Yi             All square


 8:06 a.m. – 

 USA - Patrick Cover 

 China - Dou Ze Cheng         3 and 1


 8:14 a.m. –  

 USA - Jessica Kittelberger 

 China - Ji Rong                     6 and 5


 8:22 a.m. –  

 USA - Sebastian Crampton    Halved

 China - Guan Tian Lang          Halved


 8:30 a.m. –  

 USA - Divya Manthena 

 China - Shi Yu Ting                4 and 3


 8:38 a.m.  

 USA - Thomas Walsh           Halved

 China - Jin Cheng                  Halved


 8:46 a.m. –  

 USA - Hana Ku 

 China - Liu Yu                        5 and 4


Final score: China 9, USA 7


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