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Rain Cuts Wednesday Scramble, Shortens BA Cup Match

Spring rains continued to play havoc with the LMGA schedule this past week. First, the season-opener Wednesday Night Scramble was canceled by a threat of severe thunderstorms before it could begin, then the regular Thursday LMGA match—which was also the first of two BA Cup rounds to be contested in June—was called due to weather after 14 holes of play.

According to LMGA Golf Chairman Phil Redmond, “Pursuant to our rain policy, the matches were concluded as they stood at that time.” In other words, enough holes had been completed so that all of the BA Cup scores were considered valid, with a couple of exceptions.

“Two groups were leading their opponents one-up with four holes to play,“ Redmond explained. “They were all tied after nine holes, but the teams that were behind with four holes to go would have gotten strokes on the remaining holes. So, as gentlemen, all parties agreed to halve their matches in the spirit of fair and friendly play.”

Despite the shortened contest and inclement weather, the day wasn’t a complete loss, in another sense. The club luncheon went on as planned—a reportedly delicious barbecue sandwich fete prepared by the Oakridge kitchen.

As a result of the day’s matches, the Palmetto team has extended its BA Cup lead to 4.5 points over Marshwood’s 3.0 points, Deer Creek’s 2.5 points, and Oakridge’s 2.0 points.  The second BA Cup match for June will take place at the Marshwood course on the last Thursday of this month (6/29), weather permitting. (Note: All LMGA play has been canceled through July due to multiple course closures for maintenance and repairs.)

Wednesday 9-hole Scrambles are scheduled to resume June 21, weather permitting. Landings Club golf members not enrolled in LMGA are welcome to join the fun on a one-time trial basis. Play begins at 6:00 p.m. and includes cash prizes and beer & soft drinks after the round. There is a $10 entry fee and players are required to sign up through the clubhouse on the day of play.