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 that
draws a field of accomplished players from all
over the country. The three-day team event
features a Best Ball round each day, and the
middle day will have an additional 9-hole
alternate shot (all divisions playing the same nine
holes) that will count toward the 63-hole
championship. A practice round is available to be
played the day prior to the tournament. The
tournament will have three divisions: Mid-Am,
Senior (for those teams with both partners 55 -
64 years old), and Super Senior (65+).
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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