Crenshaw Cup Retained by Austin CC Despite Comeback By Barton Creek CC

Over two days of play, which included fourball and singles matches, Austin Country Club managed to retain the Crenshaw Cup, despite a spirited effort by Barton Creek Country Club.  ACC team members are shown here celebrating their team victory by holding the Crenshaw Cup high.   Barton Creek still holds a slight edge in the history of the competition, which is in it's fourteenth year.

The first day of play was rainy and resulted in the ACC mounting a 7-3 lead after the fourball matches.  Those matches were a rain soaked, stop and start affair as the Austin area received much needed rain.  Players found it difficult to maintain any sort of rhythm due to the two rain delays.  When play finished around 4:00 p.m. there was no time to conduct the foursomes matches and due to scheduling conflicts with ACC member play and players need to return to other obligations, the foursomes matches were cancelled rather than postponed.

So, at the beginning of day two ACC held the lead but there were 20 points available in the singles matches.  And, as previous history of these and other matches have proven, a lot can happen in the singles matches.  And, it did.  As can be seen on the singles scoreboard, Barton Creek (shown in red) mounted an early charge and won seven of the first ten matches and pulled even halfway through the singles matches.  The team point totals stood at 10 apiece.   The order or the matches are shown on the scoreboard starting on the left hand page and reading downward.  ACC players are shown in blue and BC in red.

In the second half of the singles matches, Barton Creek continued to dominate early, winning the first four matches and obtaining a 14-10 lead.  However, as can be seen on the scoreboard , ACC won five of the remaining six matches and split another to overcome the BC lead and amass 15 1/2 points to BC's 14 1/2 points. 

As the final matches were unfolding players from both teams that had already completed their matches followed the final three groups with much anticipation and as the final match between George Covert and Damian Borichevsky was played out on the 18th hole, the spectators were fully engaged in pulling for their teammates. 

After the matches, players from both teams celebrated the competition and the opportunity to meet and play with other players from a different club.  The competition solidified friendships and business relationships and everyone enjoyed the golf in spite of the rain.  Team pictures were taken and are shown here with BC in blue and white and ACC in khaki and white. 


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