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HARVARD, Massachusetts – The 2023 Fall Cup Championship kicked off with smiles and laughter from women across the Bay State representing their respective home clubs.
Playing under partly cloudy skies and mildly breezy conditions at Shaker Hills Country Club, 18 different teams competed in high spirits at the Fall Cup Championship, the finale of the seasonal statewide club competition.
The team from Hopkinton Country Club got into a groove right off the bat. Tied with Oakley Country Club going into the last hole, the Oakley team broke the tie and surpassed Hopkinton to take the title. Soaring toward the top, the team from Waubeeka Golf Links went low on their final holes. The team from Oakley Country Club held a 3-stoke lead over Waubeeka.
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Established in 2009, the Fall Cup competition is a statewide tournament that featured three matches in September. Teams of six females from each club were broken into 4-team regional divisions, creating matchups between Mass Golf Member Clubs. The top team from each region following those three matches earned the right to compete in Tuesday’s Fall Cup Championship.
The championship format is four-ball stroke play gross and net, with the total score for each team determined by the aggregate total of its three pairings. At the end of each hole, the two-person team used the best person’s score on that hole (gross) and the best-handicapped score on that hole (net). Partners were paired by handicap index, low to high.
The course proved to be tough, but playing alongside teammates makes the experience so much better.
“Thanks to Mass Golf and Shaker Hills. I want to congratulate our team from Oakley. We had a reat day. The weather was wonderful. Dry, not too windy. Just happy to come in first” said Sharon Hayes, team captain for Oakley.
The team from Acushnet River Valley sported team coordinated bright blue zip ups and walked away with smiles and cheers after coming in with a third place finish in the gross division.
The Acushnet team agreed that they had a blast “as usual,” it was a beautiful day, and great competition.
In the net division, the team from Scituate Country Club finished at 22-under par, with a 2-stroke lead over Hopkinton Country Club.
The dates to register for the 2024 Spring Team Matches and Fall Cup Matches are still to be determined. Check back to MassGolf.org and be on the look out for email updates for the latest status on registration.