Hannon Cup: Pros Stop Losing Streak in a Big Way
AUSTIN, TX (October 3, 2006)--The amateur team had won three straight in the annual Hannon Cup Matches, but that streak came to an abrupt end, as the professional team took the 2006 matches by a 23-5 score.
The Hannon Cup is a Ryder Cup style team event between Central Texas amateurs and professionals. The event honors George Hannon, the long-time coach of the University of Texas whose players included Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Phil Blackmar, Mark Brooks, and Brandel Chamblee.
This year's professional team includes five players who are current or former PGA Tour players: Rich Beem, Joe Ogilvie, Wes Short, Omar Urresti, and Brad Lardon. Of these five, only Lardon lost a match, 1-down to Cameron Greenwood in singles.
On day 1, the professionals took a 6-1 lead after the morning session of Best Ball matches, and then won the afternoon Alternate Shot session 5-2. The final day featured 14 singles matches, with the professionals taking that session 12-2.
For complete information about George Hannon and the Hannon Cup matches, go to www.hannoncup.com.
Hannon Cup Matches
Day 1 results of at Spanish Oaks Golf Club
Wes Short/Rick Arnett(p) def. Bob Dickerson/Ken Redfern (a), 2 and 1
Rich Beem/Brent Buckman (p) def. Tim Wilson/William Cromwell (a), 6 and 5
John Pigg/Greg Meserole (a) def. Garry Rippy/Steve Termeer (p), 1 up
Omar Uresti/Lonny Alexander (p) def. Michael Cooper/Cameron Greenwood (a), 4 and 3
Joe Ogilvie/Henrik Simonsen (p) def. Billy Clagett/Rex Bohls (a), 7 and 6
Brad Lardon/Ted Soule (p) def. Steve Trafton/John Goode (a), 7 and 6
Ryan Crysler/Brian Marini (p) def. Woody Englander/Ron Kilby (a), 1 up
Professionals 6, Amateurs 1
Arnett/Lardon (p) def. Cooper/Greenwood (a), 4 and 3
Crysler/Soule (p) def. Pigg/Meserole (a), 2 and 1
Alexander/Marini (p) def. Englander/Kilby (a), 4 and 2
Trafton/Dickerson (a) def. Rippy/Simonsen (p), 4 and 3
Wilson/Clagett (a) def. Buckman/Termeer (p), 2 and 1
Short/Uresti (p) def. Bohls/Goode (a), 8 and 7
Beem/Ogilvie (p) def. Redfern/Cromwell (a), 7 and 5
Professionals 5, Amateurs 2
Total after first day: Professionals 11, Amateurs 3
Joe Ogilvie (p) def. Michael Cooper (a), 4 and 3
Wes Short (p) def. Steve Trafton (a), 4 and 3
Omar Uresti (p) def. John Pigg (a), 6 and 4
Rich Beem (p) def. Woody Englander (a), 7 and 6
Ryan Crysler (p) def. Greg Meserole (a), 2 and 1
Brent Buckman (p) def. Ron Kilby (a), 2 and 1
Bob Dickerson (a) def. Steve Termeer (p), 4 and 3
Lonny Alexander (p) def. Billy Clagett (a), 2 and 1
Brian Marini (p) def. Rex Bohls (a), 1 up
Garry Rippy (p) def. John Goode (a), 3 and 1
Ted Soule (p) def. William Cromwell (a), 3 and 2
Henrik Simonsen (p) def. Tim Wilson (a), 6 and 5
Rick Arnett (p) def. Ken Redfern (a), 4 and 3
Cameron Greenwood (a) def. Brad Lardon (p), 1 up
Professionals 12, Amateurs 2
Final score: Professionals 23, Amateurs 5