By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Saturday marked the 13th year of the Chase County Cup, a competition between golfers from Enders Lake Golf Course (EGLC) and the Imperial Country Club (ICC).
Going into this year’s competition, which was held at the Imperial Country Club, each team had won the trophy six times.
ELGC now holds a 7-6 advantage after defeating ICC in match-play competition, winning 13.5 of 24 possible points.
After the morning team competition, both teams each earned six of the possible 12 points.
In the afternoon singles matches, ELGC prevailed to retain the Chase County Cup after regaining it in the 2013 competition.
Match play format
The event is played under match play rules over a possible 27 holes.
In match play, the winner of each hole is determined by the lowest number of strokes on the hole by a player or team. If the scores end in a tie, there is no winner of the hole.
Strokes tallied on one hole do not carry over to the next. So if a golfer or team has a bad score on one hole, the stroke score starts anew on the next hole.
The first nine holes consists of four-ball team play. The 12-man teams pair up into six twosomes to take on twosomes from the other team.
In four ball, two team members score their best ball against the best ball of the other team with one point at stake in each match for a total of six team points.
The second nine holes are played in an alternating stroke format. Here, the twosomes on each team alternate shots. Team members also alternate which holes they tee off on. Again, one point is at stake per match for a total of six team points.
The final nine holes features 12 head-to-head singles matches, with one point up for grabs in each singles match.
Four ball, alternating shot
In the four-ball pairings, ELGC won 4 points with ICC taking 2 points.
In the alternating shot, ICC rallied back, winning a total of 4 points to make the match all square, 6-6.
The cup winner would be decided by the singles matches with ELGC winning six matches outright and halving three more for a total of 7.5 points. ICC could muster just three wins and three halves for 4.5 points to make the final tally 13.5 to 10.5 points.
Golfers competing for ELGC included Eric Moreland, Curtis Johnson, Joe Johnston, Lee Denker, Lou Vissar, Joe Humphrey, Matt Teply, Matt Jablonski, Harold Nordhausen, Dan Fulton, Matt Borchers and Matt Klima. John Burke served as the team’s non-playing captain.
Golfers competing for ICC included John Paisley, Dan Russell, Dirk Haarberg, Brad Spady, Daryl Sharp, Eric McDaniel, Brad Cochran, Keithan Cochran, Russ Pankonin, Kirk Wilson, Jim Pirog and Tom Luhrs. Bob Thomas served as Imperial’s non-playing captain.
Results of the matches are as follows:
Doubles Four Ball: Johnson/Moreland (E) defeated Spady/Haarberg (I), 1 up; Vissar/Humphrey (E) halved Russell/Paisley (I); Teply/Jablonski (E) defeated McDaniel/Sharp (I), 2&1; Denker/Johnston (E) defeated Cochran/Cochran, 2&1; Fulton/Nordhausen halved Pankonin/Wilson (I); Luhrs/Pirog (I) defeated Klima/Borchers (E), 1 up. Enders: 4 points, Imperial: 2 points.
Doubles Alternating Shot: Spady/Haarberg (I) defeated Johnson/Moreland (E), 2&1; Russell/Paisley (I) defeated Vissar/Humphrey (E), 4&2; McDaniel/Sharp (I) defeated Teply/Jablonski (E), 1 up; Denker/Johnston (E) defeated Cochran/Cochran, 1 up; Fulton/Nordhausen defeated Pankonin/Wilson (I), 4&2; Luhrs/Pirog (I) defeated Klima/Borchers (E), 2 up. Enders: 2 points, Imperial: 4 points.
Doubles Standings—Enders: 6, Imperial: 6 points.
Singles: Spady (I) defeated Denker (E), 4&2; Johnston (E) defeated Haarberg (I), 3&1; Moreland (E) defeated Paisley (I), 3&2; Johnson (E) halved Russell (I); Vissar (E) defeated Pankonin (I), 1 up; Wilson (I) defeated Humphrey (E), 3&2; Nordhausen (E) defeated Brad Cochran (I), 3&2; Fulton (E) halved Keithan Cochran (I); Teply (E) defeated Sharp (I), 1 up; Jablonski (E) halved McDaniel (I); Pirog (I) defeated Borchers (E), 3&2; Klima (E) defeated Luhrs (I), 3&2. Enders: 7.5 points, Imperial: 4.5 points.
Final standings: Enders: 13.5 points, Imperial: 10.5 points.