Adam Horton, Chesapeake, VA
Winning entry title
I played college golf for 4 years at the Division 3 level and was very successful, and due to my play I was selected to represent the USA team in the 2005 USA-Japan matches. Even though I’ve accomplished a lot on golf, that week still stands out as the highlight of my career. I played well enough to win MVP honors for the event and as a team we defeated Japan. Unlike several of my teammates I decided not to play professionally, however at the time I didn’t know that one of my teammates and the person chosen along with me to raise the flag during the opening ceremonies would eventually go on to win a LPGA major. That teammate was Stacy Lewis. I haven’t seen her since then and it would be awesome to get the chance to catch up with her!
On the left: Team USA trip to Alcatraz (Adam: third from the left, in the white hat, Stacy: fifth from the right), On the right: 30th USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship Opening Ceremony at Stanford Golf Course in 2005.
The IQPLUS contest judges say:
Adam led Team USA to their tenth straight victory in 2005 at the USA-Japan colligate matches and posted a round-best 67 twice in three days. The Matches are the longest running international collegiate golf event in the world and were first held in 1975 at Narashino Country Club in Japan. Adam and Stacy are members of an outstanding group of college students representing the US. Former players include Curtis Strange, Jay Haas, Brad Faxon, Juli Inkster, Davis Love III, Steve Stricker, Dottie Pepper, David Toms, Ben Curtis, Bob Tway, Scott Verplank and Dustin Johnson.