Canterbury Cup: Rain shortens event

CANTON, Ohio (Sept. 13, 2008)--Heavy rains forced officials at the Canterbury Golf Club to shorten the 13th annual Henry Picard Canterbury Cup from 54 to 18 holes.

Don Padgett and Dan Belden took the title at 7-under 65, edging Chris Kelos and Carl Nanni by a stroke.

Kelos and Nanni were the victors in the senior flight.

Two teams tied for third at 68: D.J. Lewin and Kurt Murphy along with Tyler Duke and Jonathan Ross.

Brooks Kerrick and Bob Kain were the runners-up in the senior flight, followed by Bob Hullender and Bob Howe.

The tournament is named after former Canterbury Club pro Henry Picard, the winner of the Masters in 1938 and the PGA Championship in 1939. He was inducted into The World Golf Hall of Fame in October 2006.

The event draws from a national field of accomplished amateur players from all over the country with 50 two-man teams in a better ball and aggregate score three-day competition.

ABOUT THE Canterbury Cup

The Henry Picard - Canterbury Cup is a Major that draws a field of accomplished players from all over the country.

Round One – Better Ball
Round Two – Monday, June 26th – Modified Chapman (both partners drive, alternate partners drives for second shot, pick best and alternate finish)
Round Three – Better Ball

The tournament will have two divisions: Mid-Am (ages 22-54), Senior (ages 55+). Qualified amateurs are encouraged to apply.

Canterbury is an older traditional golf course that has hosted several professional major championships, including two US Opens, a PGA Championship and most recently the '96 Senior Open as well as two US Amateur championships.

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