The annual Canal Cup golf matches between Silver Creek and Seneca Falls Country Club were held on a gorgeous Saturday at Silver Creek Golf Course in Waterloo. It was the eleventh playing of the matches.
After the morning Alternate Shot matches, each team recorded three points. In the afternoon Best Ball matches the sides both split 3-3 again. Because SFCC had possession of the cup a tie was all that was needed to retain the Cup for the 11th straight year.
It was a thrilling back nine as Silver Creek pulled ahead 5-3 with victories by the team of Mike Burdsall and Captain Jeff Kapps as well as Gary Millerd and George Mander.
9-time SFCC Club Champion Mark Hylwa and Ben Wong won their match along with Dan Kernan and Matt Olmstead to even the competition at 5-5. As the day came to a close, it was a 10 foot par putt by Chuck Ehresman who was paired with Steve Brown that brought the SFCC total to 6, just enough to maintain possession of the Canal Cup for an 11th straight year.
The Seneca Falls Country Club team was captained by Doug Brown.
FULL MATCH RESULTS BELOW:
SFCC +1 – Doug Brown / Mike Stackus Sr. DEF Mike Burdsall / Jeff Kapps
SFCC +1 – Bob LaPrade / Jim Sinicropi DEF Gary Millerd / George Mander
SCGC +1 – Norm Sharman / Paul Stevens DEF Mark Hylwa / Ben Wong
SCGC +1 – Jody Benadicks / Mike Stohm DEF Kevin Schweitz / Jason Perrault
SFCC +1 – Steve Brown / Chuck Ehresman DEF Bummer Felice / Cliff Stein Jr.
SCGC +1 – Cliff Stein Sr. / Don Johnson DEF Dan Kernan / Matt Olmstead
SFCC 3, SILVER CREEK 3
SCGC +1 – Mike Burdsall / Jeff Kapps DEF Doug Brown / Mike Stackus Sr.
SCGC +1 – Gary Millerd / George Mander DEF Bob LaPrade / Jim Sinicropi
SFCC +1 – Mark Hylwa / Ben Wong DEF Norm Sharman / Paul Stevens
SFCC +1 – Dan Kernan / Matt Olmstead DEF Cliff Stein Sr. / Don Johnson
HALVED – Jody Benadicks / Mike Stohm TIED Kevin Schweitz / Jason Perrault
HALVED – Steve Brown / Chuck Ehresman TIED Bummer Felice / Cliff Stein Jr.
SFCC 6, SILVER CREEK 6