Schlissberg, Ross defend title at Canterbury Cup
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Aug. 27, 2014) — Defending champions Hank Schlissberg and Scott Ross left no doubt in this year's running of the Henry Picard Canterbury Cup. Leading by five heading into the final round, the duo doubled their lead to win the event in back-to-back years.

Last year, the duo combined to shoot rounds of 71-69-149--289 in the unique three day event, where the last round is played in the grueling "count both" two-man format. This year, the pair shot 147 on the final day — four shots lower than anybody else on Wednesday.

The second-place team of Buchholz and Blythe finished at six-over par, 10 shots behind Schlissberg and Ross. Considering big swings are common in an aggregate final round, the defending champions' 10-shot victory is quite stunning.

The Henry Picard Canterbury Cup is a national-level event that draws a field of accomplished amateur players from all over the country. This exclusive scratch tournament features 50 two-man teams in a better ball and aggregate score three-day competition and also offers a Seniors Division for those teams with both partners 50 years of age or over.

ABOUT THE Canterbury Cup

The Henry Picard - Canterbury Cup is a Major two-man tournament that draws a field of accomplished players from all over the country. 54 holes over two days.

Round One – Better Ball of Partners
Round Two – Scramble of Partners
Round Three – Better Ball of Partners

The tournament will have three divisions: Mid-Amateur (ages 25-54), Senior (ages 55+) and Super Senior (ages 65+). The total field will be 44 teams. The difference in partner handicaps cannot exceed 4 for Mid-Ams, 6 for Seniors and 10 for Super Seniors.

The tournament honors Henry Picard, the Head Golf Professional at Canterbury for 25 years. Aside from his many championship victories he was a Masters Tournament and PGA Champion. His Masters Jacket along with other memorabilia is presented in the Picard Lounge at Canterbury.

Canterbury is an older traditional golf course that has hosted several professional major championships, including two U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship as well as two U.S. Amateur championships.

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