The 2012 Hannon Cup Matches got under way Monday at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. After the morning four-ball matches, the professional held a slim 4-3 lead. However, the amateurs staged a strong showing in the foursome matches, capturing 5 1/2 points to the one and a half points won by the professionals. After the first day of play, the overall score stands at 8 1/2 points for the amateurs and 5 1/2 points for the professionals.
Singles matches start at 8:00 am on Tuesday with a total of 14 points up for grabs. The outcome will be decided by the singles matches, although the amateurs have a signicant lead. The professionals currently hold the cup and if they can win a total of 14 points they will retain the cup. The amateurs need a total of 14 1/2 points to capture the cup.