Minnesota Falls to Wisconsin at Inaugural MGA/WSGA Senior Tour Cup Matches
October 4 2017
Minnesota's second-round singles surge not enough to overcome four-ball deficit, WSGA 19, MGA 17.
HUDSON, Wis. – Holding off a surge by the Minnesota Golf Association Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Golf Association claimed the inaugural MGA/WSGA Senior Tour Cup Matches, defeating its neighbors to the west, 19-17, at Troy Burne Golf Club.
Wisconsin jumped out to the early lead when the championship began Tuesday, taking a 9-3 lead over Minnesota in fourballs. Minnesota got victories from the team of Tim Anderson and R.J. Smiley, who earned a 2 and 1 victory, while Jeff Tweeton and Scott Hogan notched a 1-up victory for the only full points the Minnesotans earned during the opening day of competition.
Minnesota came out firing during the final round of individual matches Wednesday, winning 14 of 24 matches, but couldn’t overcome the deficit built by Wisconsin during the opening round as Wisconsin earned the first victory at the event, 19-17.