2019 Hatfield/McCoy Results

From Hugh Quinn, First VP

Heading into Sunday’s final round, the Hatfields held an 8 point lead; 36-28 after the Four Ball matches. With 32 Singles Matches on Sunday, it was wide open to see who would emerge victorious.

The Sunday’s matchups proved to be well balanced with the final score being 32 – 32!. See below for results.

This enabled the Hatfields to retain the 8 point margin from Saturday and win the 2019 Hatfield-McCoy Tournament!

We had 69 players participate in the tournament, most played both days, but a few played either Saturday or Sunday with 64 players each day. There were 17 new members in the tournament and eleven of them won or tied their singles match on Sunday. Nice performance rookies!

The Hatfields enjoyed their steaks and actually shared some with the McCoys who also had chicken from Firebirds. No burgers this year. Thanks to Hayes Smith for handling the refreshments all weekend as well as the great meal on Sunday! And thanks to Matt Bostic for bringing a cooler full of craft and specialty beers from his business, Stella Brew!

Both courses were in great shape and despite the overnight 2 inches of rain, the Championship Course held up very well. It was cart path only so that made it a little more challenging. Several of you noted the speed of the Reynolds greens on Saturday; they had been double cut that morning! The Championship greens were also their usual speedy self and in ideal shape.

Terry Payne, McCoys Captain, Charlie Fisher, Hatfields Captain, and Jim Williams, Hatfields Co-Captain did an excellent job putting together what became some incredible matches both days.

Thanks to Mark Harper, Jr., Brian Sainz, Jim Williams, and Bob Cornish for helping with scoring over the weekend.

I actually met a lot of very nice McCoys this weekend; all the new guys! Too bad they will start drinking the McCoy cool-aid and begin to act more like the old McCoys next year.

2019 Regular Inter-club Playoff Update #2

from Mark Harper Jr., Inter-club Captain

Tanglewood!

It was a glorious day down in Pinehurst. We were up against the number 8 seed Duplin Country Club, so we set the match up at Whispering Pines Country Club to meet half way. Duplin is in Kenansville, NC, about 45 minutes from Wilmington.

We had 5 matches going today. Tanglewood didn’t lose a single one.

In the first match we had Bones and Stephen Dunn vs Lee Ross and myself. We made the trip down to support the team and get a friendly wager against ourselves. That match was split. I would give my team the win on trash talking though. Lee was in classic form early. Now to the ones that matter:

In the first match we had Charlie Fisher and Chip Baker winning 10.5 to 7.5. Charlie had a lot of trouble finding the course (the main entrance was closed) and was flustered to start, but he doesn’t need much warm up and continued his winning ways in the interclub season. Both paired well together. Great win to start our day. Of course with Charlie and Chip they finished 3 holes of everyone else. They don’t waste much time.

The second match of the day was BJ Richardson and Eddie James. They won 9.5-8.5. Both played solid and were in a lot of holes. That is a recipe for success in the new interclub format.

The third match of the day was Brian Sainz and Kenny Davis. They won their match 10-8. Brian wasn’t happy about being the low man in the group and giving shots but answered the task shooting a 79. The captain of the other team was playing in this match, and I caught up to them on 15. He saw me and drove over and said these guys are unbeatable. Another great win.

In the final match we sent out the Blankenship brothers. They were down 1 going into hole 11 and won the match 12-6. Wow! What a finish! I was able to watch the last 5 holes of this match and they paired really well. Both played really solid. Chris shot a 73 and Stevie was 79. They made a double on 10 and shot best ball 33 on the back. They anchored team Tanglewood very well.

We won the match 42-30.

First time all year we won every match out, each player competed hard and fought to the finish. What a great day for Team Tanglewood. Was fun to have a few extra spectators as well. We capped it off with a few celebratory beers and pizza in Asheboro. Looking forward to the next round. The hardest thing about captaining our team is picking players, so many great options. Bones and I are glad to have this opportunity.

We will play the Preserve at Jordan Lake next. If you have played it and are interested please send me an email.