Swanson, Arthur defend cup

It was a repeat for Dan Swanson and Rob Arthur, who successfully defended last year’s Spalding Cup win

Chip-in: Salmon Arm Golf Club member Gerry Chu chips the ball on the second hole during the Spalding Cup at the Salmon Arm Golf Club on Saturday

It was a repeat for Dan Swanson and Rob Arthur, who successfully defended last year’s Spalding Cup win.

In a high pressure finish, Swanson and Arthur narrowly defeated Kaleb Fisher and Colin Holding on the second playoff hole, ending on the 16th green.

Swanson and Arthur never gave up their lead after shooting a 6-under-par on Saturday and 5-under-par on Sunday. Fischer and Holding shot a 7-under-par on Sunday, the low round of the week, to force a playoff.

Two-hundred golfers from all over the province flocked to the Salmon Arm Golf Club for the 88th Spalding Cup, B.C.’s longest running two-man best ball tournament.

Geoff Newell played in his 38th consecutive Spalding Cup, winning the cup five times in the past.

Tournament results for the 2015 Spalding Cup are as follows:

Overall Low Gross winner was the team of Arthur/Swanson.

For first place, winners were: Champ Flight, Fisher/Holding; First Flight, Gritner/Pearson; Second Flight, Flynn/Pacholok; Third Flight, Anderson/Kobel; Fourth Flight, Weed/Blair, and Fifth Flight, Hild/Hosker.

In second place: Champ Flight, McAdie/Herbert; First Flight, Gulleckson/Ritchie; Second Flight, Wallis/Willis; Third Flight, MacMillan/Nystrom; Fourth Flight, Brown/Irwin and Fifth Flight, Aitken/Peterson.

Third place: Champ Flight, Jordan/Jager; First Flight, Pinnette/Kramer; Second Flight, Shillington/Stewart; Third Flight, Kuzek/ Evansen; Fourth Flight, Gibson/Currie and Fifth Flight, Fawcett/Mikulin.

In Fourth place: Champ Flight, Crowe/Crowe; First Flight, Strang/Moffat; Second Flight, Ortman/Longworth; Third Flight, Scott/Evjen; Fourth Flight, Gaudette/Westwell and Fifth Flight, Cole/Bissonnette.

Fifth place winners were: Champ Flight, Mayer/Albert; First Flight, Meeuwsen/McKee; Second Flight, Danks/Minchau; Third Flight, Belfour/Sparrow; Fourth Flight, Lott/Chatwell and Fifth Flight, Read/Dempster.

In Sixth place: Champ Flight, Osborne/Harrington; First Flight, Grieve/Astasiewicz; Second Flight, Bonthuys/Henderson; Third Flight, Fadden/Fadden; Fourth Flight, Trofananko/Altwater and Fifth Flight, Isaak/Nagy.


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