US Team Announced for Japan Event

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The Golf Coaches Association of America and the National Golf Coaches Association have announced the United States 12-member team for the 31st Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Tournaments.
 
The team is comprised of eight men and four women players. It will take place July 15-18 at Verde Sano Country Club in Tochigi, Japan.
 
Jack Ferguson and Matt Hendrix of Clemson, UCLA's Steve Conway, Arkansas' Andrew Dahl, Chico State's J.J. Jakovac, Tom Johnson of Northwestern, Auburn's Jay Mundy and Ryan Quinn of Wisconsin-Eau Claire comprise the men's team.
 
Conway, a junior, has won medallist honors twice this season and leads the Bruins in stroke average. Dahl has claimed two victories and six top-10 finishes in his senior season. Ferguson, a sophomore, and Hendrix, a junior, have combined for eight top-10 finishes in helping to lead the Tigers to the No. 1 ranking all spring in the Precept Coaches Poll. Jakovac is the defending NCAA Division II individual national champion, and was named the GCAA Division II Player of the Year last season. Johnson, a junior, won his first collegiate event in 2003, as did Mundy. Quinn has claimed medallist honors three times in his senior season.
 
Leigh Ann Hardin and Elizabeth Janangelo head the womens team. UCLA's Charlotte Mayorkas and Texas' Jessica Reese join the pair of Duke Blue Devils. Hardin was an All-America selection last season as a sophomore and is a two-time All-ACC honoree. One of the top freshmen in the nation, Janangelo has earned medallist honors twice and earned four top-10 finishes. Mayorkas, a sophomore, and Reese, a senior, each have one victory to their credit this season.
 
The coaches for the U.S. squad are Jack Jensen of Guilford College and Virginia's Jan Mann. A two-time National Coach of the Year, Jensen has led two teams to national titles, while Mann was named the 2002 Big South Coach of the Year and the first-ever head coach of the Virginia women's golf program in June of the same year.
 
The U.S. team leads the all-time series, 20-7, and has won seven straight.