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Amateurs score decisive win over pros in Hannon Cup
The winning amateur team (Hannon Society photo)
The winning amateur team (Hannon Society photo)

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 13, 2018) – The amateurs have won the Hannon Cup, and by a definitive margin. On a tough weather day in Austin, the amateurs won seven of 12 singles matches to finish off a 21.5-10.5 victory over the professionals. The amateurs now lead the professionals in the series, 12-10.

The amateurs led from the beginning, coming out of opening foursomes matches with a 5.5-2.5 lead at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. They increased their lead in afternoon four-balls to 11.5-4.5. Chris Hartenstein and Barrett Sandefur carried the torch for the professionals, earning a point in both the morning and afternoon. They were the only team to do so, considering that no other professional duo won a point in the four-ball session.

Tuesday-morning singles began with professional Tim Hamm getting a win over Chris Benestante. Amateurs won the next four matches, however.



ABOUT THE Hannon Cup

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.

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