E.A. Sports Today

Showdown at Cider Ridge

[corner-ad id=2]Top 2 teams square off in Round 2 of EA Sports Today Challenge Cup matches

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

OXFORD – By the end of the day Wednesday either Anniston Country Club is going to have a bigger lead in the EA Sports Today Challenge Cup or the race is going to get real tight.

The second round of matches in the interclub series is Wednesday at Cider Ridge with the top two teams in the standings facing each other.

ACC took advantage of its home-course knowledge in the opening round to win its first match over Cane Creek 9-3 and move atop the points standings (12). Cider Ridge won its match over Silver Lakes 7-5, has 10 points in the standings and will have home-course advantage on its side Wednesday.

Silver Lakes and Cane Creek will play in the other Round 2 match.

“I really feel it is going to be an interesting day on Wednesday,” Cider Ridge director of golf Doug Wert said. “It is really great that the two leaders are going up against each other at this week’s match.

“One would say Cider Ridge has the advantage due to the fact we are home, but in this format you never know and we all need to remember we put this together to have a fun time with players at other clubs in our area. We are looking forward to hosting and providing a fun day for all.”


POINTS STANDINGS: Anniston CC 12, Cider Ridge 10, Silver Lakes 5, Cane Creek 3.

ACC vs. Cider Ridge

ANNISTON CC: Jake Spott-Lance Evans, John Lindsey-Don Whitlow, Bob Kennamer-John Carrozza, Tom Roberts-Bob Orchid.
CIDER RIDGE: James Rainwater, Tim Steward, Nate Pearce, Jeff Bain, Jimmy Fables, Jason Johnson, Ralph Carter, Ted Martin.

Cane Creek vs. Silver Lakes

CANE CREEK: Kenny Szuch-Jeremy McGatha, Matt Rogers-Grant Hockman, Clay Calkins-Landon Straub, Senior TBA-Senior TBA.
SILVER LAKES: Brennan Clay-Dustin Travis, Bobby Luttrell-Ken Green, Austin Minter-Ron Borchelt, Ted Klimasewski-Tim MacTaggart.

ROGERS RETURNING: Isabel Rogers is headed to the subregional in the Drive, Putt & Chip Competition for the second year in a row, giving the area three players to advance in the nationwide skills contest for juniors.

Rogers finished second in the girls 7-9 division in local qualifying at Coosa (Ga.) CC in Rome Monday and will advance to the next stage at Chateau Elan in August.

She hit all her drives in the fairway, and hit two of her chips and two of her putts into the scoring grid.

Erin Turley of Oxford and Mark Sawyer of Centre advanced from their local qualifying at Silver Lakes last week.

HOLD YOUR HORSES: The popular Buddy Moore Scramble at Anniston Municipal GC is set for Aug. 22-23, and while information on the event is starting to trickle into the golf community, entries will not start being accepted until July 14.

Entry fee for the two-man event is $100 per player and the field is limited to the first 40 teams. All players must contact Matt Rogers (453-0206) to register.

Last year’s event raised nearly $15,000 for local families with infirm children and has raised more than $50,000 since its inception.

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