Preview: 2023 Junior Inter-City Matches - MASSGOLF

Team Of Six Junior Golfers To Represent Mass Golf At Junior Inter-city Matches

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2023

The Junior Inter-City Tournament for the Enos Cup will take place June 20-21 at Wyantenuck Country Club in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This will mark the 82nd playing of the tournament, and the first time Mass Golf has hosted since 2017.

This year, Team Mass Golf will be represented by six girls junior golfers hoping to put on a strong display of golf for the Bay State. The eldest of the group will be 18-year-old Piper Jordan (Boston Golf Club). Following her is Amy Lyon, 17, (Winchester Country Club) and Jillian Johnson, 17, (Hatherly Country Club). Rounding out the group is are a trio of younger players: Abby Zhu, 15, (Indian Ridge Country Club); Maddie Smith, 15, (Vesper Country Club); and Champa Visetsin, 14, (Youth on Course). Lyon, Smith and Visetsin all played on last year’s squad.

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Piper Jordan, a Middlebury College commit, will represent Mass Golf at the Junior Inter-City Matches. (David Colt, file)


The event begins with practice/sweepstakes round on Day 1. A drawing will occur to formulate six threesomes with one player from each association teaming up together. The teams will then compete in stroke play with medalist (low gross) and 2nd low gross awards presented to the respective winners. Individual competitions will occur on holes 11 (Closest to the Pin) and 18 (Longest Drive). Team awards will be given to the top low grossing best-ball team and 2nd low grossing best-ball team.

On Day 2, the players will compete in a singles Nassau matches featuring one player from each state as they compete head-to-head. The points system is as follows:

  • 1 point is awarded for winning the first nine holes
  • 1 point is awarded for winning the second nine holes
  • 1 point is awarded for winning the 18-hole match

Note: if any matches are halved, then a half-point is awarded.

The team with the highest number of points will be awarded the Enos Trophy and bragging rights for its state golf association.

A shot of the clubhouse at Wyantenuck Country Club, host of the 2023 Junior Inter-City Matches. (Contributed)


Mass Golf

Piper Jordan Boston Golf Club
Amy Lyon Winchester Country Club
Jillian Johnson Hatherly Country Club
Abby Zhu Indian Ridge Country Club
Maddie Smith Vesper Country Club
Champa Visetsin Youth on Course


Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association

Chloe Barton Panther Valley
Lucy Barton Panther Valley
CC Kaplan Burning Tree
Elena Zreik Sleepy Hollow
Sophie Travlos Independent Member
Stella Travlos Independent Member


Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia

Mary Dunigan Kennett Square Golf & Country Club
Emilee Barkley Moselem Springs Golf Club
Mia Pace Whitford Country Club
Silvana Gonzalez Apple Cross Country Club
Lauren Patullo Laurel Creek Country Club
Rhianna Gooneratne The 1912 Club


The Junior Inter-City matches features a group of six females representing their state. Massachusetts, New York, and Philadelphia are the participating teams and players must be under the age of 19 years old to be eligible to compete.

The first year the Junior Inter-City matches took place was all the way back in 1934. At that time, the competition was only contested between the WMGA and the WGAP. The WMGA would win the inaugural Enos Cup, named after the “mother” of WMGA junior golf Mrs. Frank Enos, at the Englewood Club in New Jersey.

Following the early success, the WGAP would win the event for the next seven years up until 1942 when the event was not held due to the presence of WWII. The event resumed beginning in 1949 and by 1955, team Massachusetts began fielding a team as the event evolved into the tri-state matches they are now contested as today.

Massachusetts would pick up its first-ever victory in 1959 when it won the Enos Cup at St. Davids Golf Club in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The victory would mark the first of four consecutive wins for the Mass Golf group. Overall, Massachusetts has won the Enos Cup 17 times. Philadelphia leads with 39 victories, and New York sits behind them with 27 wins to their credit.


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With a community made up of over 110,000 golf enthusiasts and over 360 member clubs, Mass Golf is one of the largest state golf associations in the country. Members enjoy the benefits of handicapping, engaging golf content, course rating and scoring services along with the opportunity to compete in an array of events for golfers of all ages and abilities.

At the forefront of junior development, Mass Golf is proud to offer programming to youth in the state through First Tee Massachusetts and subsidized rounds of golf by way of Youth on Course.

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