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October 6 Results: Marshwood and Oakridge Surge Ahead in First Round of BA Cup Championship

By Rick Colvin

The two teams tied for first entering the postseason in the year-long Bouchillon-Ambrose Cup lengthened their leads in the first of three tournament championship rounds October 6 on the Palmetto course.

The Marshwood and Oakridge teams ended the regular season with five points apiece, one ahead of the Palmetto and Deer Creek teams. During the regular season, teams scored one point for winning. The stakes are higher in the championship rounds, with the outcome of individual matches counting toward a team’s total.

Oakridge dominated the four-ball competition with Palmetto, winning 6.85 points compared to 3.15 for Palmetto, which had beat its opponents in the last two outings of the regular season. That put Oakridge in first place with a total of 11.85 points and Palmetto in last place with 7.15 points.

Marshwood narrowly defeated Deer Creek, compiling 5.25 points to Deer Creek’s 4.75. Marshwood is now in second place with 11.25 points with Deer Creek in third with 8.75.

The point totals are not round numbers because ties count for ½ point and, also, because not all of the teams fielded the same number of players, necessitating some singles matches in which ties counted for ¼ point.

The second and third rounds of the championship were scheduled for October 12 and 13.

Membership Notes

New LMGA member Bernard Rosen and his wife, Felicia Altmeyer, will move to The Landings in November from the Hampton Hall golf community in Bluffton, S.C., where Bernard was on the board of the men’s golf society. Before moving to Bluffton, Bernard and Felicia lived in Great Falls, Virginia and, before that, they lived in Los Angeles for 32 years.

Bernard’s most memorable experience on a golf course was hitting a hole in one on the 8th hole of the Old Course at Ballybunion in County Kerry, Ireland. What a thrill!