In a surprising twist, Andrew Deforest managed to make the first round. Even money had him missing it. He played well in a Pro Am at West Hills, and started to like the taste of beer. From Past years, this was a solid reason for him to miss. But he surprised us all by not only making it, but being one of the first players to show up. Mad Love for you brother.
Tarry Brae jumped out to a 11 1/2 to 8 1/2 lead. This was expected as Tarry Brae had the home course advantage. Course conditions were decent, as there was no rain, just over cast. Greens were running smooth, and the unique Tee placements left much to the imagination.
The flagship match was won by M. Decker and W. Pirnos, and that set the tone for the rest of the matches.
Some will say that Rondout did what they needed to do, winning 8.5 points going into the individual matches at their home course. That is yet to be seen.
This is what they are playing for, plus a year long worth of bragging rights.
A good time was had by all, and at the end of the day, win or lose, that’s what its all about.