September 30, 2004

Ryder Cup Trophy Returns To Timber Ridge Golf Course

The local Ryder Cup is returning to Timber Ridge Golf Course after a two-year absence. The Scotland County golfers defeated Schuyler Countys team in the fourth annual match-up between players from the two neighboring clubs.

The Lancaster Country Club had held the trophy the past two seasons before the local team of 24 golfers was able to best their neighbors to the west.

The event features head-to-head competition in three different games, with golfers playing a total of 27 holes.

Matches were played in 3, 9-hole formats with one point awarded for a win and point awarded for a tie. The first 9 was a 2-man alternate shot which Timber Ridge won 7 to 3 . The second 9 was a 2-man best ball format which Timber Ridge also won 6 to 5 and the final round which was individual play Timber Ridge won again 15 to 7.

Players were separated based on established golf handicaps and paired against players from the other team with similar scores. Every Timber Ridge team member won at least 1 point with several players winning 2, so it was a total team effort. The Timber Ridge team captain was Dave Shalley and the Lancaster team was headed by Phil Calhoun.

Scotland County won the event with a final score of 28 points to 15 points for Schuyler County. The match play was hosted at Timber Ridge Golf Course. The trophy returns to Memphis for the first time since the events inception back in 2001.

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