The Reston Cup is a series of tournaments where local juniors can learn and compete in competitive events. 2021 was our inaugural year for the Cup. The Cup has five different events with a variety of formats. Through these events, the players will be accumulating points, like the PGA Tour FedEx Cup. At the end of the 5 tournaments, the top two points gainers from each division will be granted an exemption into our Reston Junior Open, our junior club championship. Our first year of the series was a huge success and we are certainly looking forward to continued success for many years to come.
2022 Reston Cup Tournament Series
9/10/22 – Stroke Play 10/1/22 – 2 Player Scramble
9/17/22 – 2 Player Scramble 10/15/22 – Stroke Play
9/24/22 – Stroke Play 10/29/22 – Reston Junior Championship
Black tee– 9 holes ages 14-18 $40 per player per event
Red tee– 9 holes ages 11-13 $40 per player per event
Purple tee– 9 holes ages 7-10 $40 per player per event
2022 Reston Junior Open Championship
2021 Recap & Results
We had a great turnout for the 1st ever Reston Junior Open Championship! We had a total of 44 players in 3 different age divisions. Both Black tee and Red tee divisions shot gun start at 1 pm, playing 18 holes. While the Purple tee division shot gun start at 2:30 pm, playing 9 holes. There was a play off for the Black tee division, where the rest of us gathered around to watch. We ended the night with a cookout and raffle prizes!
Junior Championship Trophy
This sterling silver trophy was originally presented to the Congressional Country Club Junior Champion, Jimmy Drain, in 1929. We found it online and thought it would be a great way to connect a little local golf history to our Junior Club Championship. Every year, 1st place from each division will get their name on the trophy.
We had 16 players participate in the purple division this year, ages 7-10. Mark Mercer took 1st place, with an outstanding 33 (-3). Owen Pinkman took 2nd place, shooting a 39. Right behind him was Weston Kim, with a 40. Low female was Brooke Lagera, shooting a 42.
We had 15 players participate in the Red Division, ages 11-13. Jake Lopes snagged 1st place, shooting an 81. Following right behind him was Meg Lagera (83) and Cole Paterson (86).
We had 13 players participate in the Black Division this year. Alexander McClain took 1st place, with a solid 73. There was a tie for 2nd place, both shooting a 79. Max Vadas and Maaz Nadeem both went back to the 18th tee box to settle the tie breaker, while all the other players and parents watched from the 18th green. Both Vadas and Nadeem hit their first shot in the middle of the fairway. Nadeem’s approach shot landed 40 feet from the hole. Vadas approach shot landed right of the green, having a blind shot to the hole. Vadas making an up and down to win the playoff by one stroke and taking 2nd place. Low female was Ann Ehrlich shooting a 98.