The last time Big Canyon Country Club played host to the Jones Cup, it won the one-day golf tournament.
History will be on Big Canyon's side when it tees off at home Tuesday at the 12th annual Jones Cup at 1 p.m. The familiar course, with its hard-to-read greens, can only help Big Canyon in its attempt to finish on top again.
First place is where Big Canyon has found itself more than half the time at the Jones Cup.
Of the four Newport-Mesa area private country clubs, Big Canyon has won the most Jones Cup titles at six. Getting No. 7 is up to the quintet of Robert Pang, Michael Castillo, Mike Carpenter, Olivia Slutzky and Gary Singer.
Only Pang and Carpenter played roles in Big Canyon claiming the Jones Cup in its backyard four years ago.
Carpenter delivered back then as a fill-in for the men's champion, collecting three birdies. Carpenter stepped in for Will Tipton.