North Florida takes slim lead on Day 1 of Florida Cup
Hammock Dunes Golf Club (FSGA photo)
PALM COAST, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2018) – After the first day at the Florida Cup, the team from North Florida has a two-point lead over the team from the south end of the state. North Florida captured five points in the morning four-ball matches at Hammock Dunes Golf Club to take an early 5.5-2.5 lead. In the afternoon, South Florida cut the North’s lead to two, winning the final four matches of the day.
The final Day One score stands at 9-7.
Two members of North Florida’s team went undefeated on Thursday, earning a total of four points for their team. The duo of Don Whittemore
and David Anthony
defeated Jerry Rose
and Owen Joyner
, 4 and 3, and Bill Barnes
and Rokki Rogan
, 1 up, while Jimmy Jones
and Richard Kerper
defeated Barnes and Rogan, 5 and 3, and Rose and Joyner, 2 up.
On the South Florida side, the pair of Kasey Denesevich and Scott Turner also won both matches, beating Cameron Knight
and Joe Alfieri
, 4 and 3, and Miles McConnell
and Bob Campione
, 4 and 3.
The North team will look to even the overall Florida Cup series at 6-6 in Friday’s singles matches, while the South team aims to win their fifth consecutive cup.
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ABOUT THE Florida Cup
Held every two years, the Florida Cup
Matches vie 16 of the top amateurs from
North Florida versus 16 of the top
amateurs from South Florida. Using a
Ryder-Cup format, the winner is
determined by the number of points
earned throughout the two days. Players
are invited based on their performance
from the previous two seasons. Some
automatic selections are based on the
FSGA two-year point's standings.
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