2008 Staedler-Jetter Cup Matches
Castlewood CC, Hill and Valley courses
October 22-23, 2008
October 23, 2008
Gary Vanier meant business with an emphatic 8-and-7 win over Glen Stubblefield, offering some retribution after two halved matches yesterday .
The rest of the senior amateur squad then followed suit. Herb Jensen was 3-down after 12 holes against Chris Bitticks and pulled the match back for a win on the 18th hole.
That level of rallying was seen across the golf course with Rob Thompson posting three-under-par on the back nine to square the match against Ric Burgess.
Frank Abbott (right) contributed no defeats and secured a 3-and-2 win over Al Krueger. He was joined by Jim Knoll and Jeff Burda who both posted singles wins and won all their matches during the tournament.
Mark Miller, Tom Lyons, Chris McKenna and Bob Olds also won their matches, giving the NCGA senior amateurs the overall lead in the series 13-4-1. The last senior professional victory came in 1999.
NCGA Senior Amateur Team
NCPGA Senior Team
October 22, 2008
PLEASANTON – The NCPGA senior professionals lead the NCGA senior amateurs by three points after day one of the Staedler-Jetter Cup matches at Castlewood CC.
After being only a single point down in the morning, the amateurs could only manage 1 1/2 points in the afternoon and will have to rally to produce a team win tomorrow.
Jim Knoll and teammate 2008 Senior-Player-of-the-Year Jeff Burda (pictured right) delivered with a 2 and 1 win over Bob McGrath and Chris Bitticks in the morning and then capitalized in the four-ball match with a 2 and 1 win over the pair in the afternoon.
The team of Tom Lyons and Gary Vanier held on to halve their match against Thomas Nelson and Mike Beveridge in both the four-ball and foursomes matches.
In the morning, the amateur team of Frank Abbott and Ronnie Wiley dominated with a 3 and 2 win over professional’s Al Krueger and Jim Collart.
The professionals lead the competition 8 1/2 to 5 1/2 points heading into the final singles matches tomorrow. If the professional team succeeds, it will be the first Staedler-Jetter Cup win in nine years.
The NCGA seniors lead the series 11-4-1 despite their age disadvantage – professionals can compete as seniors at age 50, while the amateurs are 55 and over.