By Rick Colvin
Deer Creek nearly skunked Palmetto and Oakridge edged out Marshwood in 4-Ball matches in Bouchillon-Ambrose Cup competition March 18 on the Oakridge course.
Going into this round, Palmetto had chalked up two wins, and Deer Creek and Oakridge each had won once. Now, Palmetto, Deer Creek, and Oakridge each have two wins while Marshwood has been shut out so far.
Deer Creek won seven 4-Ball matches and tied two against Palmetto. Deer Creek’s Frank Schepis and Ron Thomas halved their match with Palmetto’s Bob Wyont and Bill Wolod and Deer Creek Captain Bruce Decker and his playing partner, Martin Halper, tied Palmetto Captain Ed O’Donnell and his partner, Robert Jannino, earning another half point for each squad. Deer Creek picked up another point by winning two singles matches for a final score of 9-1. Although it appears that Deer Creek’s victory was lopsided, team captains report that many of the matches were not decided until the 18th hole.
The Oakridge team won five of its matches against Marshwood and halved one; Marshwood won four matches and also earned a half point for each of two singles matches. However, Oakridge team members Tom Stephens, Bruce Gingold, and Ken Ura were the top scorers in the overflow Stableford competition, giving Oakridge a narrow 6 ¼-5 ½ margin of victory.
The next B-A cup match will be April 8 on Marshwood; the format will be alternate shot.
On the menu for the post-round lunch was meatball subs, which elicited kudos from the crowd.
New member Brian Ray played for the first time for the Marshwood team, pairing with Billy Brunton to tie Oakridge’s Rick Stark and Paul Lieberman.
Welcome back to LMGA member Maged Khalil
All male members of The Landings Club are eligible to join the Landings Mens Golf Assn. The LMGA sponsors weekly competitions as well as the Bouchillon-Ambrose Cup, a yearlong competition among four teams named after the four Landings clubhouses. Members can play as often or as infrequently as they like.