Pros, Senior Ams win the Hudson Cup Matches
Hudson Cup award winners: John Cassidy, Arthur Kim, Steve Bowen and Erik Hanson
PORTLAND, OR (October 20, 2017) - The professionals won the 69th Hudson Cup Matches at Columbia-Edgewater Country, holding off the amateur team by a 12½-7½ score.
Last year, the amateurs won the Hudson Cup for only the third time in 38 years of the competition, but the pros rebounded this year, grabbing the early momentum and never letting the amateurs back in it.
In the opening Foursomes session, the pros took a commanding 4½-½ lead. The amateurs trimmed a point off of that lead in the Four-Ball session, winning it 3-2, but still trailed by three points heading into the 10 singles matches.
The amateurs needed to win 7 of 10 points to win, but instead lost the Singles 6-4.
Arthur Kim (Tigard, OR) and Aaron Whalen (Ephrata, WA) were the high point earners for the amateur team, teaming up to win their Four-Ball match and then each winning his singles match.
In the 26th Senior Hudson Cup, the amateurs beat the professionals by an 11-9 score.
The matches were tight throughout. The amateurs took a 3½-1½ lead after the Foursomes, but saw the pros tie it up after winning the Four-Ball matches by the same margin. All tied going into Singles, the amateurs took the session 6-4 to take the Cup.
Brad Karns, Randy Mahar, Bob Harrington, Pat O'Donnell, and Paul Houvenar all won singles matches for the victorious senior amateur team.
The Charles Congdon Award went to Arthur Kim (voted on by the professional team) and the Larry Lamberger Award was presented to John Cassidy (voted on by the amateur team). In the Senior Matches, The Bill Eggers Award was presented to Erik Hanson (voted on by the senior professional team) while Steve Bowen was bestowed the Bob McKendrick Award (voted on by the senior amateur team).
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ABOUT THE Hudson Cup
The Hudson Cup Matches and Senior
Hudson Cup Matches are conducted by
the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA of
America in cooperation with the Oregon
and Washington State Golf Associations. The
pit the top amateurs against the top professionals.
Each player plays three matches: A Foursome Match,
a Four-Ball Match and a Singles Match. At the
completion of the events, awards are presented to
the outstanding player on each team as decided by
votes of the team members. The awards honor
Chuck Congdon, Larry Lamberger, Bob McKendrick,
and Bill Eggers, four great players with outstanding
Hudson Cup records.
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