The Golf Kenosee Senior Ryder Cup team came to play on the second day of the Ryder Cup Challenge against their foes from the White Bear Golf Course in the second annual team event.
White Bear had the lead after day one with 6.5 points to Kenosee’s 5.5 points. Day one was golfed on Monday, June 22 at the White Bear course.
With only one point difference after day one it was within either team’s sights to take victory the second day.
The second day was golfed at Golf Kenosee on June 25 and consisted of twelve matches, each worth one point of individual match play.
Both sides got off to a quick start with several players taking early leads on both teams.
With Kenosee playing on their home course, the team soon took full advantage of the friendly confines and led most matches after nine holes.
The White Bear team was in for it tough, unable to get control back in enough of the matches to make it a close finish. Kenosee was even able to take the lead in some of the matches that Team White Bear was leading in after nine holes.
The outcome was apparent early as Team Kenosee took points in the first four matches led by 2019 Club Champion Jim Walker and Doug Rintoul, who was down early but came back to take the point in his match.
Next in, adding to the point total were Pat Coffey and Ken Ferguson, winning their matches on holes 14 and 16 respectively, putting White Bear down three points with eight matches to come. White Bear needed 5.5 points in the ongoing matches to retain the title.
This day was all Kenosee’s with notables Paul Grimes and Garnet Currie taking points, as well as Hugh Quigley, Gord West and Tim Amundrud winning their matches. Gord Jarvis was able to win his match, as did Rod Nieviadomy for points and Gord Paulley sawed off the veteran Gerry Kuzick, gaining a half point in late matches. The outcome was in Kenosee’s favour, winning 15 points to White Bear’s nine.
Team Kenosee, who will defend next year when the two teams square off in 2021 again for the honour of Senior Ryder Cup Champions.
Team White Bear golfers were: Pat Beaujot, Rick Haacke, Dave Lesuik, Kelly Johnson, Rod Nieviadomy, Dave Poitras, Ian Kelln, Dennis Lizuck Martin Tourand, Mike Sauter, Gord Jarvis and Gord Paulley.
Golfing for Team Golf Kenosee were: Jim Walker, Doug Rintoul, Pat Coffey, Ken Ferguson, Dave Wakefield, Tim Amundrud, Garnet Currie, Paul Grimes. Gord West, Hugh Quigley, Dennis Beauchesne and Gerry Kuzick.