The first of hopefully many team match play events in Northern California went well today, with Team Santa Cruz prevailing 8-2. It may seem like a sound whoopin’, but a closer look at and understanding of the numbers will show that the matches were all pretty close.
First of all, there were 16 total match points being contested. Each singles match was worth one point, for a total of 8, and the doubles matches were worth two points each- also totaling 8.
During the matches, each hole is worth a point, and players keep playing out the entire match even if someone wins the match with holes left to play (example, a player/team is 3 up with two holes to play). So with all that in mind, here are the scores:
Shasta Criss tied Manuel Fernandez 4-4
Chris Foss defeated Christlus 8-2
Shasta/Chris Foss defeat Manny/Christlus 7-4
Jon Baldwin defeated Shannon Carson 6-4
Jack Trageser defeated Thom Magraw 5-4
Jon/Jack tied Shannon/Thom tied 4-4
Nick Garcia defeated Eric Kopit 7-5
James Pendergast defeated Assaf Sadeh 7-5
Nick/James tied Eric/Assaf 1-1
Gregory LeBaron tied James Brennan 4-4
Ed Baskirk defeated Mike Miller 4-3
Gregory/Ed defeated James/Mike 5-2
According to my shaky math, the total by hole-points was Santa Cruz 58, San Jose 46.
So now it’s on to the re-match in San Jose sometime in the near future. A couples side-notes:
- Manny Fernandez turned his ankle halfway through the doubles match, and Christlus has to play odd-man with one extra shot on each hole the rest of the way.
- Gregory Lebaron aced hole 21 during the doubles match, after his partner shanked his drive first.