Picard Cup: Bowen Osborn and Devon Hopkins finish on top
29 Aug 2021
by Jim Young of

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Bowen Osborn and Devon Hopkins won the mid-amateur division of the Picard Cup
Bowen Osborn and Devon Hopkins won the mid-amateur division of the Picard Cup

Bowen Osborn and Devon Hopkins won the mid-amateur division of the 27th playing of the Picard Cup at venerable Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland with a winning score of 11-under 205, good for a three-stroke win over Joe Deraney and Nick Biesecker.

Osborn, a former Arizona and Minnesota State Amateur champion, and Hopkins, the 2019 Florida Mid-Amateur Stroke Play champion, were nursing a one-stroke lead heading into the final hole and a birdie on the last coupled with a bogey by Deraney and Biesecker accounted for the final margin. Both teams carded final rounds of 65 (-7) to share low honors for the day.

Canterbury members Andrew Bailey and John Ebert shot a final round score of 67 (-5) to finish alone in third place at 6-under 210. Andy Hire and Tim Skufca finished fourth at 211 (-5) while Charlie Keene and Rob Garland rounded out the top-five at 4-under 212 following a final round of 68.

Senior division winners Nick Lambos and Tom Laubaucher
In the senior amateur division, Nick Lambos and Tom Laubaucher went wire-to-wire for their second consecutive victory. The duo shot 69 (-3) in the better-ball portion of the tournament to share low round honors with Canterbury members Fred DiSanto and Larry Joseph and Mark Nickerson and Mike Davis.

Lambos and Laubaucher stayed hot in the alternate shot, shooting 69 (-3) to open a 7-shot lead over DiSanto and Joseph heading into the better ball final round. The duo prevailed with an even par 72 to finish at 210 (-6) and a seven-stroke victory.

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ABOUT THE Picard Cup

The Picard 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 – Alternate Shot
Round Three – Better Ball of Partners

The tournament will have two divisions: Mid-Amateur (ages 25-54) and Senior (ages 55+). The difference in partner handicaps cannot exceed 4 for Mid-Ams, and 6 for 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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