June 13, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech All-American golfer Cameron Tringale has been named to the United States team that will face a team from China in the inaugural USA China Friendship Cup, which will be held July 27-29 at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif.
Tringale, a freshman from Laguna Niguel, Calif, recently completed a standout first year at Tech in which he won two tournaments, including the Atlantic Coast Conference championship, made the all-ACC team and earned second-team All-America honors. Tringale tied for eighth at the NCAA Championship.
Each team includes eight male and four female players. Team USA will consist of Bronson Burgoon of Texas A&M, Vanderbilt’s Jacqui Concolino, Sam Cyr of Point Loma, Arizona’s Ben Fox, Chris Killmer of Cal. State-Bakersfield, Kimbra Kosak of Gustavus Adolphus, Loyola Marymount’s Brian Locke, Chris Moore of Allegheny, Arizona State’s Jennifer Osborn, Kristi Piepenbrink of Indianapolis, Tringale and Brett Willis of Central Alabama Community College.
The American team boasts six players who earned All-America honors – Concolino (second), Killmer (second), Locke (honorable mention), Osborn (second), Piepenbrink (third) and Tringale (second). Locke (West Coast) and Piepenbrink (Great Lakes Valley) were named their conference players of the year while Locke and Tringale (ACC) claimed their conference titles. Killmer (Division II) and Moore (Division III) were named Phil Mickelson Award recipients as the nation’s outstanding freshmen golfers in their division and Kosak (Division III) and Piepenbrink (Division II) were named NGCA National Freshmen of the Year.
The bi-annual Friendship Cup will be held in Beijing in the summer of 2008 just prior to the beginning of the Summer Olympics, and will return to the USA in 2010.