The 2019 Challenge Cup at Concession kicked off this morning, October 15th. Representing North Florida in this event are: Jonathan Mansfield, Bob Wallace, Chris Souchak, Jason Hrynkiw, Dave Hronek, David Damesworth, Rod Perry, Barry Cheesman, Nick Frontero, Matt Borchert, Christian Bartolacci, and Greg Koch. Follow along with us here are we share recaps of each day's round. Good luck to all our competitors!
After this morning's matches, our competitors are back on the field for round 2. Both teams are tied with 3 points a piece. Scoring for North Florida are David Damesworth and Nick Frontero, Matt Borchert and Jonathan Mansfield, and Rod Perry and Christian Bartolacci. Stay tuned for more results this afternoon!
Day one is wrapped up with North Florida in the lead- 6.5 to 5.5. This afternoon, Barry Cheesman and Jason Hrynkiw, David Damesworth and Nick Frontero, and Matt Borchert and Jonathan Mansfield were able to pull ahead, each earning one point for the North Florida team. Rod Perry and Christian Bartolacci tied with their competitors from South Florida earning the team an addiditonal half point and solidifying North Florida's position.
Feeling eerily similar to last year's Cup, day two of the Challenge Cup began on rocky ground with three of the first four matches being won by the South Florida team. Thankfully for North Florida, the team was able to rally during the afternoon matches, winning six singles matches and tying two more. In a classy move, Matt Borchert conceeded his final hole to Justin McCarraher, South Florida, tying the match with a 4-foot putt. In the final match of the day, Rod Perry sealed North Florida's win with a 5&4 match against South Florida's Alan Morin.
We would like to thank the wonderful team at Concession Golf Club, led by Aaron Crooks, for a fantastic event on a beautiful course. This event would not have been possible without the support of our partners, especially Sun Mountain, FootJoy, and Winner's Award Group who each provided fantastic gifts to the competitors, including golf bags, shirts & pants, and plaques.
For the first time since 2016, the North Florida team will be bringing home the trophy and we could not be more proud of our competitors. Thank you to everyone who has followed along with this event, we look forward to defending the title again next year!