2020 Senior Inter-Club Playoff Update #3

from Mark Robson, Senior Inter-club Captain


Team Tanglewood won our Regional Semifinals playoff match Wednesday with a stellar 43-37 victory over Bentwinds Country Club (Fuquay Varina/Raleigh).

Bentwinds won the Senior Interclub Championship in 2016, and with a 7-1-0 season record, looked like a favorite to win the Tom Thorpe Cup in 2020. Tanglewood didn’t flinch. Instead, we drew on our deep reservoirs of match play experience, competitive savvy, and clutch putting to win a closer than it looks 43-37 victory. Note the Net Team Scores:

Charlie Fisher and Hendrik Weichelt: Net 64
Tommy Birrittieri and Eddie James: Net 70
Bob Cornish and Rodie Marovich: Net 75
Brian Sainz and Mark Robson: Net 67

Once again, we’re headed back to Raleigh (Clayton) where we will play Riverwood in the North Region finals. Riverwood has a 2-3-1 regular season record, but has been pulverizing the competition in the playoffs. If we win that match we move on to the Senior Interclub Final Four to be held at Mid-Pines, Jan 19-20, 2021. Mid-Pines is rated as the #9 golf course in North Carolina according to the latest Golf Magazine rankings.

Please congratulate our players when you see them, and wish us well in our next match.

Mark Robson

Team Captain

In it, to win it…