S. Carolina Lathrop Cup: Columbia rallies for win
18 Nov 2013
see also: The Lathrop Cup, Thornblade Club

CAMDEN, S.C. (Nov. 18, 2013) -- Columbia Country Club rallied from a slow start to come back and win The Lathrop Cup for the first time in the six year history of the event. The Columbia Country Club team of Bernie Shealy, Walter Odiorne and Gary Garahan shot a nine over par 119 to win by two over the Palmetto Golf Club team.

The Palmetto Golf Club didn’t go away empty handed however, managing to take first place in the Pro-Am portion of the event. Led by Head Professional Brooks Blackburn, the Palmetto team was comprised of amateurs Michael Carlisle, Jimmy Hamilton & Jim Wise.

The 2013 SCGA Lathrop Cup was played on the par 70, 6,000 yard Camden Country Club Golf Course in Camden, SC. The field consisted of 21 teams playing in both the Lathrop Cup and the Lathrop Cup Pro-Am. The Lathrop Cup is comprised of three amateurs over the age of 55 to compete for the Senior Club Championship of South Carolina. The Lathrop Cup is named after long time SCGA Executive Director Happ Lathrop and is one of 19 Major Championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association.

ABOUT THE The Lathrop Cup

The senior version of the SCGA's popular Trescott Championship, the Lathrop Cup is a team event comprised of members of the same golf club who are the age of 55 years and older. The three senior amateurs combine their aggregate score from each hole to compete for the Lathrop Cup.

During the course of play, a Pro-Am is also conducted with the three amateurs and their Club Professional (Club professional can be of any age) using the best two gross balls per hole. The Lathrop Cup is a great opportunity for members and their Professional to spend a day together and compete against other SCGA Member clubs throughout the State.

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