PNGA Cup Matches: British Columbia wins 2nd straight
09 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

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DuPONT, Wash. (May 9, 2014) -- It was a team effort and for their teamwork, British Columbia took home a second straight title at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Cup Matches.

At The Home Course, the 12-player team from B.C. held off an Oregon rally in the four-team Ryder Cup-style competition.

In the second day of the matches, which consisted of singles play on this final day, Team BC Golf began the day with a comfortable lead but could not gain much traction in the early going. Team OGA began the day in last place, but won 10 of the 24 matches. The outcome came down to the final hole in the final match, and when Dave Lydell of Team OGA could not get out of a greenside bunker on the 18th hole of his match against Scott Vermeer of Team IGA, the title of the PNGA Cup went to BC Golf, which won by half a point over Team OGA, two and a half points over Team WSGA, and seven points over Team IGA.

In winning its second straight title, British Columbia earned its third crown since 2009. The team from Oregon had won the event five times.

--Information from the PNGA was used in this report.


Team event incorporating four-ball, foursomes, and singles matches between teams representing the Washington (WSGA), Oregon (OGA), Idaho (IGA), and British Columbia (BCGA) Golf Associations.

The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day, followed by singles matches the second day. Each of the four associations selects a 12-person team to represent them, which includes four mid-amateur men, two mid-master men, two senior men, two mid-amateur women, and two senior women.

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