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 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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