Team Europe widens lead over Team USA in Concession Cup
Matthew McClean (USGA)
After a solid start to the Concession Cup on day one for Team Europe, the home squad turned in a dominating performance on day two at Real Club Valderama in Spain to grow their lead from two points to a staggering five points.
Day 2 consisted of six foursomes matches. The alternate shot format proved beneficial for the Europeans, as they won four matches on the way to racking up a 4.5 of the six points available.
and Gregoire Schoeb
put in the most impressive performance, defeating the U.S team of Joe Deraney
and Brad Nurski
6&5. The European duo has won both their matches, as they also dispatched Tug Maude
and https://www.amateurgolf.com/Players/51599/Matthew-Mattare 4&2 in day 1 four-ball.
The lone bright spot for the U.S. team was a 2&1 victory by Mike McCoy
and Rusty Strawn
over Mattias Pernheden and Martin Birkolz. The senior duo ran out to a 4-up lead after seven holes and never looks back.
Matthew Mattare and Evan Beck
earned a half point for the U.S.A. However, they let a victory slip through their fingers. They had a 2-up lead on the 17th hole and lost the final two holes against Moises Cobo
and Leon Breimer
Team Europe will head into the third and final day with an 8.5-3.5 lead. The match is still anyone's to win, however, Team Europe boasts the U.S. Mid-Am champion, Matthew McClean
and the U.S. Senior Am giant slayer, Stephen Jensen
. Jensen reached the quarterfinals at Kittansett and defeated Mike McCoy and Gene Elliott
in a single day.
All twelve players will compete in singles matches, meaning half the available points of the competition are still up for grabs.
Doug Hanzel (Team U.S.A) v. Stephen Jensen (Team Europe)
Even Beck v. Matthew McClean
Rusty Strawn v. Martin Birkolz
Tug Maude v. Caolan Rafferty
Mike McCoy v. Rupert Kellock
Joe Deraney v. Hugh Foley
Bob Royak v. Jody Fanagan
Scott Turner v. Gregoire Schoeb
Matthew Sughrue v. Mattias Pernheden
Brad Nurski v. Leon Breimer
Robert Funk v. Trevor Foster
Matthew Mattare v. Moises Cobo
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ABOUT THE Concession Cup
Created by supporters of amateur golf, The
Concession Cup is an event designed to celebrate
game through international competition while giving
back to worthy causes. The event is a biennial team
competition played between teams comprised of
leading male Mid-Amateurs, Senior Amateurs and
Super Senior Amateurs from the United States
The Concession Cup Committee will select the
participating players through the
Six (6) Mid-Amateurs, age 25 to 54.
Six (6) Senior Amateurs, age 55 and older.
Two (2) Senior Amateurs, age 65 and older.
The competition is conducted over three
days through the traditional team match-play
formats of foursome, four-ball and singles.
In honor of two of the greatest amateur competitors
in the history of
the game, a trophy has been commissioned in
the names of United States amateur, Bill
Campbell and British Amateur, Sir Michael
Bonallack – the Campbell/Bonallack trophy will
be presented to the winning team at the
conclusion of the matches.
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