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USA Wins Friendship Cup; Fox Finishes Event with 3-0-1 Record
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: July 31, 2006
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 Wildcat freshman helps U.S. claim victory in inaugural event


TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men’s golfer Ben Fox helped the United States claim victory Saturday at the USA China Friendship Cup at Oak Valley Country Club in Beaumont, Calif.


Fox, a sophomore-to-be from Studio City, Calif., finished the four-round event with a 3-0-1 record.  Bolstered by his efforts, the United States cruised to a 25 ?˝ - 10 ?˝ victory in the inaugural event.  After opening the event with a three-point lead after round one, the U.S. extended its lead in each round.


Fox and teammate Brian Locke defeated China’s Han Ren and Su Dong, 2 and 1 in third round four-ball action before Fox halved his fourth round singles match with Dong.  Fox was one of five team USA members to finish the event without a defeat.


The bi-annual Friendship Cup featured 12-person teams made up of eight men and four women.  All players on the U.S. team completed their freshman seasons in 2005-06.  The event will be held in Beijing in the summer of 2008 just prior to the start of the 29th Summer Olympiad and return to the United States in 2010.

USA China Friendship Cup
Oak Valley Golf Club
Beaumont, Calif.

Final Results

United States 25 1/2
China 10 1/2

Third Round Four-Ball Results
Ben Fox/Brian Locke, USA def. Han Ren/Su Dong, China, 2 and 1
Bronson Burgoon/Brett Willis, USA def. Hu Mu/Ye Jianfeng, China, 4 and 3
Chris Killmer/Chris Moore, USA def. Fu Zhongyang/Yang Wenzhang, China, 3 and 1
Sam Cyr/Cameron Tringale, USA def. He Zeyu/Wu Ashun, China, 6 and 4
Li Wei/Zhou Xiaoxuan China def. Jacqui Concolino/Kimbra Kosak, USA, 2 and 1
Huang Ping/Yang Taoli, China def. Jennifer Osborn/Kristi Piepenbrink, USA, 2-up

Final Round Singles Results
Bronson Burgoon, USA def. Wu Ashun, China, 5 and 4
Sam Cyr, USA def. Ye Jianfeng, China, 3 and 1
Chris Moore, USA def. Hu Mu, China, 3 and 1
Chris Killmer, USA def. Fu Zhongyang, China, 5 and 4
Brett Willis, USA def. Han Ren, China, 4 and 2
Cameron Tringale, USA def. He Zeyu, China, 4 and 3
Brian Locke, USA def. Yang Wenzhang, China, 3 and 2
Ben Fox, USA halved Su Dong, China
Yang Taoli, China def. Kimbra Kosak, USA, 5 and 4
Li Wei, China def. Kristi Piepenbrink, USA, 6 and 5
Jacqui Concolino, USA def. Zhou Xiaoxuan, China, 6 and 5
Jennifer Osborn, USA def. Huang Ping, China, 2-up

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