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Team Nelson Takes the Inaugural Captain’s Cup

Team Nelson (orange) left to right: Ruben Escobedo, Guy Child, Rob Bachman, Brett Sampson, Russell Hook, Dana Nelson, Kirk Siddens, Jim Jensen

Team Murphy (olive) left to right: Pat Murphy, Steve Poulson, Rafe Johnston, Kurt Jamison, Ron Davis, Randy Hicken, David Fischer, Val Cahoon

 

By Jesse Dodson, Boatwright Intern

 

The inaugural event for The Captain’s Cup, a team event for the Utah Golf Association’s top senior golfers, took place at Promontory Golf Club in Park City, Utah. Matches were held on both courses, the Pete Dye designed Canyon Course and the Jack Nicklaus designed Painted Valley Course.

The event consists of two eight-man teams competing in foursome, four-ball, and individual matches. Team Nelson gained momentum in the morning foursome matches, played on the Dye Canyon Course, by overcoming Team Murphy 7-5.

Russell Hook and Rob Bachman certainly helped with that momentum by securing all three available points over Kurt Jamison and Rafe Johnston in their foursome match. On the other hand, Pat Murphy and Steve Poulson took all three points over Guy Child and Dana Nelson to even things up. The duo of Brett Sampson and Kirk Siddens came in through the clutch with a 2.5-.5 win over Randy Hicken and Ron Davis, while the fourth match was halved at 1.5 points each.

Team Nelson held on to that momentum through the four-ball matches, this time played on the Nicklaus designed Painted Valley Course, by winning all but one match, resulting in another 7-5 win. Dana Nelson’s team took off running in the individual race, which was held simultaneously with four-ball matches, taking all but two of the matches. Coming out on top with a 14.5-9.5 finish.

The final result of the Captain’s Cup was 28.5-14.5 in Team Nelson’s favor. The Captain’s Cup is expected to occur annually, providing some of the best senior golfers in Utah a competitive team event to play near the close of their seasons.

View overall results below:

 

 

Team Murphy

Team Nelson

 
 

Foursomes

 
 

 

Kurt Jamison

Russell Hook

0 pts.

Rafe Johnston

vs

Rob Bachman

3 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Pat Murphy

Guy Child

 

3 pts.

Steve Poulson

vs

Dana Nelson

0 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Randy Hicken

Brett Sampson

0.5 pts.

Ron Davis

vs

Kirk Siddens

2.5 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Val Cahoon

Ruben Escobedo

1.5 pts.

David Fischer

vs

Jim Jensen

1.5 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Four-Ball

 
 

 

Kurt Jamison

Russell Hook

3 pts.

Rafe Johnston

vs

Rob Bachman

0 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Pat Murphy

Brett Sampson

0.5 pts.

Steve Poulson

vs

Kirk Siddens

2.5 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Randy Hicken

Guy Child

 

1 pt.

Ron Davis

vs

Dana Nelson

2 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Val Cahoon

Ruben Escobedo

0.5 pts.

David Fischer

vs

Jim Jensen

2.5 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Individual

 
 

2 pts.

Rafe Johnston

vs

Russell Hook

1 pt.

3 pts.

Kurt Jamison

vs

Rob Bachman

0 pts.

2.5 pts.

Steve Poulson

vs

Brett Sampson

0.5 pts.

0.5 pts.

Pat Murphy

vs

Kirk Siddens

2.5 pts.

1 pt.

Ron Davis

vs

Dana Nelson

2 pts.

0 pts.

Randy Hicken

vs

Guy Child

3 pts.

0 pts.

David Fischer

vs

Ruben Escobedo

3 pts.

.5 pts.

Val Cahoon

vs

Jim Jensen

2.5 pts.

 
 
 
 
 

14.5 pts.

 

Total

 

28.5 pts.