The annual Ryder Cup, renamed Southampton Cup, was held recently at the Southampton Golf and Country Club. Two rival teams came together on two days to determine which team had bragging rights this year and to get their name on the cup.
Team Urstadt and his team of hackers went up against Team Lazenby and his group of floggers. On the first day of play, the format was match play, a two-man best ball, where the low net score of a team counts toward winning the hole.
In Match #1, Gerry Call and Dave Ezechiels from Team Lazenby defeated Derryl Urstadt and Harland Wake three holes up with two to play. Urstadt’s team of Larry Curtis and Russ Brander won over Patrick Hinrischen and Doug Hamilton, three holes up with two to play. Phil Hunt and Jim Angel defeated Lorne Lazenby and Mike Cleary on the 18th hole and Urstadt’s Todd Zadow and Barry Dicks won over Lazenby’s Mike Pitzen and Kent McVeigh two up with one to play. Lazenby’s Leo Campbell and Steve Smith won over Urstadt’s David Porcellato and Jim Martin two up and Eric Tait and Terry Bailey won for Team Lazenby three and one over Rob Lorenz and Mike Henrich.
After Day 1, the teams were tied 3 – 3.
On Day 2, the format was a two-man scramble. Urstadt and Wake won over Call and Ezechiels two and one; Porcellato and Martin defeated Smith and Campbell on the 18th hole; Zadow and Dicks defeated Tait and Bailey five up with four to play; Angel and Henrich won over Pitzen and McVeigh three up with two to play, all on the Urstadt side. Cleary and Johnston won for Team Lazenby over Brander and Curtis, four up with three to play and Hunt and Lorenz tied with Hinricschen and Hamilton.
The final point total was Team Urstadt – 7.5 points; Team Lazenby 4.5 points. It was closer than the results indicate, as two matches were settled on the 18th hole, and the format used on the two days was enjoyed by all participants.
Pictured is the Urstadt team holding the new Southampton Cup along with Riley, close companion of Kevin O’Brien, owner of the course.
Senior Men’s Golf Results
Derryl Urstadt continues to dominate on Senior Tuesday, as he shot 76 to win First Low Gross in the A-flight. Derek Johnston and Jim Angel tied for Second Low Gross with rounds of 83. Gerry Call won First Low Net with a net score of 68, followed by Terry Bailey with a net 70 and Phil Hunt with a net 74.
In the B-flight, Mike Henrich won First Low Gross with a round of 84. Gord Moore win Second Low Gross with a 93, followed by Ron Wilson with a 95. Lorne Lazenby won First Low Net with a net 65 followed by Eric Tait with a net 70 and Ken Rowe with a net 77. Louis Bezaire was Closest to the Pin on the fifth hole and Dan Silenzi sunk the Longest Putt on the 7th hole.
In team play, the Wily Wizards combined with a total of the three lowest net scores of 200, winning 10 points for the team. The Mighty Floggers came second with 221 points and winning 7 points for the team, with the Steady Gamers in third place with 222 points, earning 5 points. Team totals, year to date are: Wily Wizards 54 points; Steady Gamers – 44 points; Mighty 42 points.