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Sep. 21, 2019 | Saturday
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Men edge women in Ryder vs. Solheim match
Solheim team captain Martha Cruikshank and men's Ryder Cup captain Harry Huizer, with the hardware. (Submitted)

The men’s Ryder Cup team avenged a one-sided loss a year ago and fought back last Friday to edge the women’s Solheim Cup team in their annual head-to-head match at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club.

After being trounced in 2018, men’s captain Harry Huizer had promised his team a comeback win and they squeaked out a victory over a very tough women’s squad, captained by Martha Cruikshank.

The men won 20-16 in the match play format tourney. Each team played nine holes of better ball (lowest score) and nine of cumulative scoring.

Other results: Tom Wiley had a near-record day in men’s league play Aug. 22, tying the club record by netting 27 points in the Stableford format scoring to win the B Flight. Stephen Warboys, Don Allen and Joe Doria shot 1-over 37 to win low gross honours. Warboys also won a gross skin for a birdie 3 on the tough sixth hole and was closest to the pin on #9. A flight: Don Allen, Richard Guay, Dragan Racic (23 points). Closest to pin: Ted Carmichael, Dan Regan, Harry Huizer. Long drive: Jeff Jacques and Racic. 50/50: Alan Dickson ($200).

Women’s 18-hole league, Aug. 27: Low gross: Martha Cruikshank (84), Michele Darling (86), Brenda Bell (87). Low net: Chris Earl and Bell (65), Margot Richardson (67), Sharron Marlow (68). Fewest putts: Lisa Allen and Darling (29), May Chang (30), Cruikshank (32). Closest to pin: Barbara Ahluwalia, Bell. Birdies: Darling #7. Chip-ins: Darling #7, Richardson #13. Pro Billy Simkin’s putting contest: First, Margot Richardson (100 points), second Chris Earl (75), third Cathy Murray (70).

Couples league, Aug. 23: First: Glenn & Debbie Young and Rai Lauge & Jo Holden (32), second, David & Sue Gagne and Dean & Susan McCann (32), third, David & Donna Lailey and Jim & Janice McMacken (33). Most honest: Bob & Elaine Lavery and Bernard & Sharron Marlow. Closest to pin: David Gagne, Sue Avent. Long putt: Glenn Young, Janice McMacken.

WOOFs league: Jim McMacken continued his stellar play, winning low gross with an even-par 36 on Aug. 20. Tom Goodbody took low net and Keith Lay won the hidden hold. Closest to pin: Daryl Fry. 50/50: Ted Wiens ($55).

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