Private Clubs take 7-5 lead in Challenge Cup

Last two matches go to 18, leave Public Courses short


September 29, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The last two pairings went to the 18th green and the Private Clubs won both of them to take a 7-5 lead after the first day of the annual Challenge Cup match with the Public Courses at Mount Pleasant.

Twelve singles pairings this morning at Hunt Valley GC will conclude the event.

Eddie Lipski and Charlie Harris, even with Tim Elliott and Mike Castrilli through 16 holes, took the 17th and 18th for a 2-up decision. Jim Winner and Mike Hudak were 2 up through 15, lost the 16th hole to Al Medlin's birdie, then halved 17 and 18 with Medlin and Blair Laubach to earn a 1-up victory.

Tied at 3 after the morning alternate-shot format, each team had two pairs go 2-0 with afternoon better-ball triumphs - Rick Sovero and David Long and Lipski and Harris for the Private team, and Tim Osgood and Bill Johnson, and Drew Forrester and A.J. Bachmann for the Public side.

The Public team had the day's most lopsided margins as Bob Lentz and Jeff Rhyne won, 6 and 5, in the morning and Osgood and Johnson produced a 5-and-4 win in the afternoon.

Private Clubs 7, Public Courses 5

Alternate shot: Jim Winner-Mike Hudak (Pr) lost to Tim Osgood-Bill Johnson, 3 and 2; Phil Fairbanks-Chuck Freedman (Pr) d. Blair Laubach-Al Medlin, 2 and 1; Rick Sovero-David Long (Pr) d. Tim Elliott-Brendan Kennedy, 3 and 2; John Pipitone-Jim Biggar (Pr) lost to Drew Forrester-A.J. Bachmann, 5 and 4; Eddie Lipski-Charlie Harris (Pr) d. Lance Bajkowski-Mike Castrilli, 3 and 2; Paul Steinhardt-David Kaplan (Pr) lost to Bob Lentz-Jeff Rhyne, 6 and 5.

Better ball: Sovero-Long d. Elliott-McKinney, 4 and 3; Steinhardt-Kaplan d. Lentz-Rhyne, 3 and 2; Pipitone-Biggar lost to Forrester-Bachmann, 3 and 2; Winner-Hudak d. Laubach-Medlin, 1 up; Lipski-Harris d. Elliott-Castrilli, 2 up; Fairbanks-Freedman lost to Osgood-Johnson, 5 and 4.

Today's singles pairings: Elliott-Fairbanks; Castrilli-Sovero; Medlin-Harris; McKinney-Hudak; Forrester-Kaplan; Bachmann-Steinhardt; Johnson-Pipitone; Osgood-Long; Laubach-Biggar; Bajkowski-Lipski; Rhyne-Freedman; Lentz-Winner.

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