HOUSTON, TX (April 17, 2010)--A few weeks from now, Kevin Marsh and Brady Exber will be competing against each other in the 54-hole Carlton Woods Invitational golf tournament.
Marsh, who won the 2005 Mid-Amateur championship, defeated Exber by five shots to win the Carlton Woods title in 2009.
“I owe him one,” Exber said.
But after four days at Champions Golf Club, Exber also owes Marsh a pat on the back.
The two Las Vegas golfers combined to shoot 19-under-par 265 to win the 43rd annual Champions Cup Invitational on Saturday at Champions Golf Club.
The team of Jeff Ingram-Judd McGlohn finished second at 13-under 271, while the tandem of Danny Germaine-Christopher Reeves was third at 12-under 272.
The 72-hole four-ball tournament drew 50 teams from 15 states and Canada. Marsh and Exber shot a 9-under-par 133 to earn a share of the rain-shortened 36-hole Champions Cup Invitational in 2009.
“Last year, it kind of felt like a cheap win,” said the 54-year-old Exber. “This one was validation. I thought we played very well this week. I owe a lot to Kevin. He is a great player.”
After rounds of 65, 66 and 66, the two-men carried a seven-shot lead into the tournament’s final 18 holes.
“We kind of separated ourselves from the field and then didn’t go out and do anything stupid today,” Marsh said of the duo’s 3-under 68 in the final round.
ABOUT THE Champions Cup
Champions is Jack Burke's club, and the
Champions Cup is his
invitational tournament. This is a special
place, full of history and
worthy of the championships it has hosted,
which include the Ryder
Cup, U.S. Open, U.S Amateur, U.S. Mid-
Amateur and multiple Tour
Championships. The Champions Cup is a 72-
hole four-ball event with
no cut. It is a very popular tournament that
attracts a very strong,
competitive national field. To be considered
for entry, players must
maintain a maximum USGA handicap of 3, be
at least 25 years old
and submit playing accomplishments to be
considered. Walking is
required. But long pants, are no longer
mandatory. Contestants are
urged to stay at the homes of Champions
members (at no cost), but
can arrange their own accommodations if
desiring to do so.
: The tournament formerly
required both contestants
to be from the same state but has since
waived that requirement.
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