TENNERTON — As has been proven time and time again this season of ever-competitive the Bob Cupp Memorial Golf League, anyone can beat anyone on any given week. This was once again the case last Wednesday, July 20 as the tight race for the Bob Cupp Memorial Golf League third-quarter championship was further complicated by two major upsets that saw both the top two teams in the standings go down. While these major upsets didn’t drop either Custom Cabinets or High Point Construction from their perches atop the standings, it did significantly narrow their margin for error going forward in the third-quarter standings.
Following week #15 of play, a surging Sam’s Pizza is now tied for second place with 89 points, alongside High Point Construction. Sam’s Pizza scored a major upset over Custom Cabinets last week, running away with the match-up by a score of 18 to 14.
The High Point Construction team entered week #15 with hopes of grabbing the top spot from Custom Cabinets, however the Feola’s Flowers team put their plans on hold for at least a week, earning a hard-fought one-point 17 ½ to 16 ½ victory last Wednesday.
Baker Tilly made a jump in the standings following racking up a huge 21 ½ to 11 ½ win over Hank Ellis Insurance. The ten-point margin of victory was the highest of all match-ups last week. Baker Tilly was this week’s highest scoring team, with Rick Stocking leading the way, tying for Low Net honors this week with a score of 29.
The UniFirst Corporation team enjoyed a big week, racking up the points en route to beating First Community Bank 20 to 13 1⁄2. The UniFirst Corporation squad was fueled by a big day from Doug Garrett, who took home both Low Actual honors with a score of 34 and a share of Low Net honors, alongside Stocking, with a score of 29.
In last Wednesday’s closest match, Highland Landscaping fended off a tough challenge from the Lisa Cain Edward Jones team by a final score of 17 to 16 ½. Highland Landscaping’s win kept them in the hunt for a top-five finish in the third-quarter race. In spite of the loss, the Lisa Cain Edward Jones team saw both Joe Hughes and Bobby Russell record good outings at the Buckhannon Country Club with scores of 38.
As the third-quarter race nears its conclusion, leader Custom Cabinets’ hold on the top spot is tenuous at best with 90 ½ points. Three other teams following closely behind, led by High Point Construction and Sam’s Pizza who are tied for second with 89 points, with Baker Tilly still in striking distance of the top spot with 87 points. The second grouping of teams, from fifth to eighth place; consisting of First Community Bank with 81 ½ points, Hank Ellis Insurance with 81 points, Highland Landscaping with 80 ½ points, and Feola’s Flowers with 79 points are all still jockeying for position. Lisa Cain Edward Jones with 75 ½ points and the UniFirst Corporation round out the week #15 standings with 72 ½ points.
Week #15 Standings
1. Custom Cabinets - 90 1/2 points
2. High Point Construction - 89 points
3. Sam’s Pizza - 89 points
4. Baker Tilly - 87 points
5. First Community Bank - 81 1/2 points
6. Hank Ellis Insurance - 81 points
7. Highland Landscaping - 80 1/2 points
8. Feola’s Flowers - 79 points
9. Lisa Cain Edward Jones - 75 1/2 points
10. UniFirst Corporation - 72 1/2 points
Low Actual – Par 36
Doug Garrett, Unifirst Corporation 34
Evan Coffman, First Community Bank 35
Rick Stocking, Baker Tilly 38
Joe Hughes, Lisa Cain Edward Jones 38
Bobby Russell, Lisa Cain Edward Jones 38
Low Net – Par 36
Doug Garrett, Unifirst Corporation 29
Rick Stocking, Baker Tilly 29
Evan Coffman, First Community Bank 30
Joe Hughes, Lisa Cain Edward Jones 31
Chad Wilfong, High Point Construction 31
Week #16 Schedule:
#1 Custom Cabinets vs. #4 Baker Tilly
#9 Lisa Cain Edward Jones vs. #3 Sam’s Pizza
#8 Feola’s Flowers vs. #5 First Community Bank
#6 Hank Ellis Insurance vs. #2 High Point Construction
#7 Highland Landscaping vs. #10 UniFirst Corporation