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Pacific Northwest amateurs fall in Senior Hudson Cup
Amateur Tom Brandes won his singles match 6&5 <br>(USGA Photo)
Amateur Tom Brandes won his singles match 6&5
(USGA Photo)
TUMWATER, WA (October 21, 2016) -- On day two the professionals finished off what they started on Thursday and they won the Senior Hudson Cup at Fircrest Golf Club 14.5-5.5.

The professionals won all three sessions, including Friday's singles session 6.5-3.5. The two full amateur points were recorded by Tom Brandes and Luke Wilson.

DAY ONE RECAP

The professionals controlled play from the get go and after day one they hold a commanding 8-2 lead at the Senior Hudson Cup. On Friday the amateurs will have to put together an impressive rally at Fircrest Golf Club if they want to prevent the pros from winning their second consecutive title.

In the morning Foursomes the professionals took a 3.5-1.5 lead before really taking control with 4.5-.5 near sweep in the afternoon Four-Ball's.

The only amateur half point earned Thursday afternoon came from Pat O'Donnell and Denny Taylor

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ABOUT THE The Hudson Cup

The Hudson Cup Matches and Senior Hudson Cup Matches are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA of America in cooperation with the Oregon and Washington State Golf Associations. The matches pit the top amateurs against the top professionals.

A bit of history:
In 1949, two PGA Professionals from Oregon, Larry Lamberger and Al Zimmerman, thought the Pacific Northwest Section, PGA should pay tribute to Robert A. Hudson, Sr. Hudson, a successful businessman from Portland, Ore, is renowned in the golf world as the savior of the Ryder Cup Matches by restoring it two years removed from World War II. Because of Hudson’s generosity, the Ryder Cup was restored in 1947 at Portland Golf Club after Hudson came forward and covered most of the Ryder Cup tab, including the cost of the British team to come to the United States.

The first Hudson Cup matches were held at Portland Golf Club in 1949. The format was patterned after the Ryder Cup format of the day. When Hudson learned of the Matches, he immediately insisted on footing the bill, and he continued to do so through 1972. Today, the Pacific Northwest Section, PGA is assisted by funds contributed by the Washington State Golf Association, the Oregon Golf Association, and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.

The format was changed in 1966 when the foursome matches were shortened to 18-holes and four-ball competition was added for the first afternoon. Second day singles, at 18-holes, complete the event, with a total of 20 points available. In 1992, the Senior Hudson Cup Matches were added. It features the leading senior amateur players against the senior PGA Professionals.

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