Tarry Brae 2016
The 2016 Match in the Mountains started at Tarry Brae. The weather cooperated and the matches got started at 9am. Tarry Brae jumped out to an early lead in both the 9 hole Alternate shot and also the 18 hole four ball.
Mike Decker and Wayne Pirnos managed to secure 2 points on day one along with teams Taylor/Scandore and Wood/Coney. The pairing of Montanya and Eisinger was the only team from Rondout to sweep their matches on Saturday.
Day 2, the individual match play was played at Rondout, and the outcome would determine the Match. With 20 points available, Tarry Brae entered the day with a 3 point lead, meaning Tarry Brae would only need to secure 9 points to win the cup.
Rondout, on their home turf managed to win 12 matches and halve 3 matches for a total of 13 1/2 points. The great showing on day 2 won Rondout the match for the second time in 3 years, and keeps the cup at Rondout Golf Course until at least 2017.
Sixteen of the 40 matches were either halved or decided by one hole.Another 17 matches were decided by 4 holes or less. It might be fair to say Rondout benefited from home course advantage.
The final day will be held at Tarry brae in 2017, and Tarry Brae will be looking to return the favor.