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SOUTH EASTON, Massachusetts – On Monday at Easton Country Club, 33 teams of two competed in the Hannah D. Townshend Cup. The Townshend Cup is the fourth of what is seven women’s team events, with the Curtis Bowl, Cris Eaton Foursomes and Elanor W. Allen Bowl already held earlier this season.
The Hannah D. Townshend Cup has been held since 1930, when The Townshend Cup was presented to the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts by Hannah D. Townshend in memory of her sister, Miss Fanny Osgood. The Townshend Cup is played as an 18-hole four ball stroke play event with 95% of the participants handicaps taken for the tournament. With both a class A & B for the event, the Townshend Cup is open to any amateur golfer with an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap at any Mass Golf Member course that does not exceed 18.0. This is the first ever time that Easton Country Club has hosted the Townshend Cup.
The team of Megan Buck (Thorny Lea Golf Club) and Sue Curtin (Boston Golf Club), were able to pace the field and take home their third straight Townshend Cup victory in the Gross division with a best-ball score of 8-under 63. Buck and Curtin also won last year’s Townshend Cup at Pawtucket Country Club and the year before that at Allendale Country Club.
“We just have good energy together,” said Sue Curtin. “We have a lot of fun together when we get out and play.”
“I like playing in partner events,” said Megan Buck. “It’s just fun and laid back and it frees me up. I play better golf when I know I have somebody else to lean on.”
Buck is now in possession of two separate three peats, with the first coming earlier this year at Pawtucket Country Club, when her and Shannon Johnson defended their title again at the Cris Eaton Foursomes.
In the Net division, the duo of Kim Walecka (Country Club of New Bedford) and Temple Mitchell (Allendale Country Club), were able to beat out the rest of the field with a net score of 10 under 61.
Mass Golf encourages golfers to participate in the 2020 Hannah D. Townshend Cup. Entries are open to amateur golfers who have an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate Mass Golf member course/club not exceeding 18.0 – (as determined by the June 15, 2020 Handicap Revision), or who have completed their handicap certification.
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