Zenisky & Bertherman victorious in Stone Cup

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2018

MARSHFIELD, Massachusetts – After four matches over two days of play and 66 total holes, the team of Kim Zenisky and Jack Bertherman defeated Debbie and Dan Sullivan in the final round of the 2018 Stone Cup to win Mass Golf’s first team tournament of the year, which was contested at Marshfield Country Club.

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The only mixed-pair alternate shot four-ball tournament featured 16 teams of two from the same club competing in a match play format tournament that started on Monday, with competitors who won the opening matches advancing to the subsequent quarterfinal, semifinal and final match, respectively. A consolation match for all competitors was also held, guaranteeing that all teams were able to compete in at least two matches.

The Stone Cup was the first of six team tournaments for the season, in addition to the first tournament contested since the Mass Golf merger became official in January.

The team of Kim Zenisky and Jack Bertherman (TPC Boston), who had battled the duo of Lauren Rajcula and Tim Mooradian (Hopedale CC) to 23 holes in their semifinal round Tuesday morning, came from behind to defeat the Sullivan’s Tuesday afternoon by a final score of 2 & 1. The couple, who have been playing competitively for the past two and a half years, also won the 2016 Sheeran Trophy.

In addition to their two wins on Tuesday, Zenisky and Bertherman also edged Concord Country Club’s Betty and Scott Arnold in the first round, 5 & 4, before taking down Kris and Ross Henderson, of Bedrock GC, 7 & 6, in the quarterfinal round of Stone Cup action.

In the consolation match, Wachusett Country Club’s Cindy Fentross and Michael Greenleaf defeated Lauren Obrien and Phil Dunn of Beverly G&TC, 3 & 2.

QUOTABLES

On strategy:

“We picked which tees would be appropriate, particularly for Kim to tee off from the forward tees, and that really seemed to help us out. I think that was an excellent strategy.” – Jack Bertherman

On winning the Stone Cup:

“There’s a lot of really good players playing in this and it’s fun to meet new people and to have great matches. Now you have friendships that will go forward later in the year.” – Kim Zenisky and Jack Bertherman

HISTORY OF STONE CUP

  • The Stone Cup dates back to 1924, and it was in 1928 that Stone’s mother donated the trophy that is awarded to the winning team in this mixed scotch format. It was run primarily as a Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts tournament until 2018.
  • Past Champions include Edith Baker, Jesse Guilford, Pippy O’Connor and World Golf Hall of Fame member Pat Bradley, who won the event in 1971.