The 2016 Canal Cup matches between Seneca Falls Country Club and Silver Creek were held on Saturday, August 20th on a hot, sunny day at SFCC. The 27-hole event featured 12 golfers from both clubs with 18 total matches to be contested (9 hole alternate shot, 9 hole best-ball, 9 hole scramble).
2016 SFCC Canal Cup Champions (from left to right):
Ben Wong, Matthew Ferrara, Bob “Bobcat” LaPrade, Jim Sinicropi, Mark Hylwa, Ed Boudreau, Captain Doug Brown, Jason Perrault, Steve Brown, Matt Olmstead, Dan Kernan & Kevin Schweitz
SFCC jumped out to a commanding 5 1/2 to 1/2 point lead after the morning Alternate Shot matches and added to the deficit during the best-ball portion winning the second set of matches 5 points to 1 point. Because SFCC needed 9 points to retain the Cup, and had already won 10 1/2 points in the first 2 sets of matches, there was no need to complete the final round scramble matches. The final score of the 2016 edition of the Canal Cup was SFCC 10 1/2, Silver Creek 1 1/2.
Seneca Falls Country Club has never lost control of the Canal Cup in the 13 year history of the event.
Group Photo (from left to right):
Matthew Ferrara, Mike Burdsall, Ben Wong, Tom Stevens, Mark Hylwa, Bob LaPrade, Norm Sharman, Jeff Kapps, Gary Millard, Cliff Stein, Ed Boudreau, Doug Brown, Jason Perrault, Jim Sinicropi, Jody Benedicks, Steve Brown, Jake Stephans, Dan Kernan, Mike Strohm, Matt Olmstead, Kevin Schweitz