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Bonner helps NorCal capture America’s Cup

Ripon High standout golfer Andrew Bonner finished 3-over to help a team of Northern Californians take the Junior America’s Cup last week.

JONAMAR JACINTO/The Bulletin


POSTED August 3, 2011 12:20 a.m.

Andrew Bonner’s phenomenal summer run continued last week with an outstanding effort in the 39th annual Junior America’s Cup at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Colo.

The Ripon resident helped a team of Northern California golfers capture the team title on Friday, as they edged out their Southern California rivals 640-652 in the three-day stroke-play event. The California teams led after day 1 with mirroring 210 scores. Seventeen teams from the western United States competed, including two from Canada — Alberta and British Columbia.

Bonner surely did his part for Team NorCal. He shot 71-70-72 on the par-70 course for a three-day total of 213 — good for a two-way share of second place team teammate Jonathon De Los Reyes.

Jonah Texeira of San Diego topped the field (70-69-72—211). Northern California’s Bryson DeChambeau also made the top-five, taking fourth (72-73-69—214).

Bonner still has left work to do over the summer before entering his junior year at Ripon High.

Next Monday, he will compete in the California Boys state Championship North/South Cup in San Jacinto, then he will return to team competition Aug. 12-14 for the Hogan Cup in Portland, Ore.

Bonner is currently ranked fourth among 14-17-year-old boys in the Junior Golf Association of Northern California.

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