Henry Picard Canterbury Cup: One for the Thumb for Fairchild and Sparrow

The local Canterbury team of Bob Fairchild and Brian Sparrow captured their fifth Henry Picard – Canterbury Cup this past weekend running away from the field with a one over par total score of 285.

A two-main team event, (two days better ball of partners, final day is aggregate score of partners) the Picard Cup attracted a strong field but the “home cooking” was good for the local boys Sparrow and Fairchild. Runner up with 292 was the team of Doug Hauenstein of Aurora, OH and partner Ken Kinkopf of Columbus, OH.

A three-way tie for third at 293 included the teams of Eric Burch and Chris Beto from Chicago, Peter Malik and Steve Hiltebrant and Bill Lundeen of Cincinnati and partner John Kartheiser of Lexington, KY.

The Senior Division was won by the Canadian team of Chris Kelos and Carl Nanni with 297 and the Senior runner-up was Greg Alksnis and Michael Kohn of Michigan.

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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