Professional Team Wins Hannon Cup

hannoncuptrophyWith an 8-6 lead headed into the singles matches, the professional team won the singles matches 8 1/2 to 5 1/2 and secured the Hannon Cup Trophy by a winning margin of five points, 16 1/2 to 11 1/2.

The victory gives the professionals nine victories and the amateurs nine victories over the 18 year history of the matches.   The captain of the professionals, Rick Arnett, and the team members posed for a photo the trophy after their victory.proteam  Click on the photo to enlarge it, then use the back button to return to the text.

Great Hills Country Club hosted the event and are to be congratulated on the condition of their course, the excellent service provided by all the staff and the support of the membership, who provided help with scoreboards and assisting players.

arnettmorelandThere were quite a few members watching the matches and supporting club members who played on both the professional and amateur teams.  Keith Moreland, who was the guest speaker at the opening ceremonies on Sunday night,  spent several hours in the company of professional team captain Rick Arnett as they watched the play and kept up with the state of the matches.  Moreland, who played baseball for UT and spent over a decade playing professional baseball,  is a low handicap golfer and said he really enjoyed watching the matches.

DSCN6676Coach Hannon, still going strong in his 90’s, was on hand to thank the players for participating and encourage people to get involved in the Hannon Cup Association, which supports junior golf, provides scholarships and hosts the George Hannon Junior Invitational.  Click here for more information about the Hannon Cup Association.

Singles match results are shown below:  Professionals are on the left, amateurs on the right.  Winners are in bold letters and the score is listed after the names.

Wes Skaggs                        vs Dean Lundquist  – match halved
Philip Miranda                  vs Chris Benestante 5&4
Chesley Carr                       vs Erik Henson  2&1
Steve Veriato  2&1
        vs  Tim Hamm
Brian Marini 2&1          vs  Mike Allen
Kyle O’Brien 4&3          vs  Grady Bruce
Omar Uresti 2&1           vs Keith Lundquist
Taylor Kush                         vs  Riley Pumphrey 1 up
Brandon Dixon 3&2
     vs  Jonathan Davison
Travis Nelson                      vs Ian Ball 4&3
Lonny Alexander 3&2
vs  Michael Cooper
Greg Slosson                       vs Steve Paterson 3&2
Rufus Brijalba 3&2 
      vs  Robert Evans
David von Hoffmann 1 up  vs BrianNoonan


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