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Eight Teams Remain in Interclub Playoffs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The "Elite 8" is set. On Saturday (October 19), Anderson Creek (Spring Lake, NC) met The Crossings (Durham, NC) and came away with a 21 to 15 win. AC's Allen Hanslovan teamed up with Francis Debois to take all 6 points after both players posted 72 over Greg Democko and McGr2egor Paul on their home course. Teammates Chuck Otterstedt with Tony Cavalieri followed with another 6 point win for a 16 to 2 lead. At The Crossings, Chris Parker and Ken Fail won their individual matches for Anderson Creek to accumulate enough points for the win. Both matches must have been close because the four-ball points went to Jerry Widdowson and David Shrewsbury of the Crossings. Chris Hughes (The Crossings) led all scorers with a 2 under 70 as he and Wayne King took all 6 points to lead their teams efforts. Anderson Creek will now meet Bentwinds Country Club in the quarterfinals.

The Club @ Longview (Waxhaw, NC) squared off against Rolling Hills CC (Monroe, NC) last Saturday as well and Longview doubled the score (24 to 12) by winning 6 of 8 individual matches at home and 3 more at Rolling Hills. Hank Hanegraaff and Sully McConnell led the Longview contingent with a 6 point win at home while captain Jack Skolds with Chris Cary won 5 match points at RHCC. Rolling Hills Jeff Avant led all scorers with a 69 as he and Bob Desjardins teamed up for 6 points to lead Rolling Hills. Longview will set its sights on Fort Mill Golf Club in the 3rd round.

The 8th and final spot was determined Sunday when Fort Mill GC (Fort Mill, SC) advanced after beating Tega Cay G&CC (Tega Cay, SC) in overtime. Both teams recorded 14 points at their home course with FMGC taking the singles matches 13 to 11 while Tega Cay won more four-ball points 7 to 5. In sudden death, Fort Mill's Jamie Lightsey and Mike Granger won the first hole, 4-2 over Jason Taylor and Jason Tannenbaum at FMGC. Teammates Chris Bockman and Mike Trull, which lost 5 to 1 during regulation play, won the first hole 5-1 over Adam Byerly and Chuck Kelker at Tega Cay. Fort Mill won this championship in 2011 and was runner-up to River Hills CC last year.


Match results are available on the web as soon as scores and results are posted in TPP by each club's captain (


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Five teams from the round of 16 have advanced to the next round with three matches this coming week-end to determine the "elite" 8.

The five teams that have advanced competed in some very close matches including the biggest upset in the playoffs to date. Olde Sycamore (Charlotte, NC) defeated the defending champs from River Hills CC (Lake Wylie, SC) by winning 12 match points at home and 7 points at River Hills last Saturday. Ted Staats and Mike Akers led the upset for Olde Sycamore with a 5 to 1 win at home over Harold Fisher and Jeffrey Walker, while teammates Lee Robinette and Doug Mathewson defeated Jim Sears and Joseph Lyons 5 to 1 at RHCC. Doug Cullen teamed up with Jim Baird and Eric McHone with Paul Thomas to lead River Hills with 5 point wins each. On the other side of this bracket, The Creek GA (Charlotte, NC) continued it's pursuit of the championship following a sudden-death win over TPC Piper Glen (Charlotte, NC). The details for this match are still being processed. Olde Sycamore and The Creek GA (Charlotte, NC) are the first two teams in the round of "8".

In other action, Tanglewood GA (Clemmons NC) advanced to the quarter finals following a narrow 2 point win over River Ridge GA (Raleigh, NC) and will face Lincoln CC (Lincolnton, NC) in the next round. Lincoln CC beat River Run CC #1 (Davidson, NC) by 2 points on October 6.

In their match against River Ridge, Tanglewood's Charlie Fisher and Eddie James teamed up for a 5 point win at Tanglewood to lead the home team. Teammates Dave Larmour and Brian Sainz led T'Wood at River Ridge with a 6 point win, while Mike Wilson and Johnny Williams led River Ridge with their own 6 point win. Mike WIlson also posted a 69 in the process.

Bentwinds CC (Fuquay Varina, NC) made it to the round of "8" following a 20 to 16 win over the playoff veterans from Willow Springs CC (Wilson, NC). BCC won 10 points at each site with Matthew Witosky and Mike Singletary leading at home with a 5 point win over Billy Ballard and Brent Landen. Julian Burton and Joel Marimon led Bentwinds at Willow Springs with another 5 point win. Willow Springs Troy Haynes posted a 69 at Bentwinds to lead all scorers.

On Saturday (October 19), Anderson Creek (Spring Lake, NC) will meet The Crossings (Durham, NC) and the Club @ Longview (Waxhaw, NC) will square off against Rolling Hills CC (Monroe, NC). The 8th spot will be determined Sunday when Fort Mill GC (Fort Mill, SC) takes on Tega Cay G&CC (Tega Cay, SC).


Match results are available on the web as soon as scores and results are posted in TPP by each club's captain (

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