For Immediate Release:
Moncton, NB – The New Brunswick Team captured the Maritime Senior Challenge (MSC) for the Sparrow Cup on June 20/21st at the Moncton Golf Club.
On Monday, in windy, rainy conditions, the NB Squad amassed a perfect 6-0 record in best ball play, while NS finished with 2 1/2 points and PEI with 1/2 point.
In Tuesday singles, The NB Team finished with 18 1/2 points for a total of 24 1/2. NS was second with 15 1/2 points in Singles play for 18 points total, while PEI was third with 2 1/2 points in total.
The NB Squad pictured above consisted of:
Denis Beaulieu, Mike Breen, Darren Ritchie, Shawn Branch, Mike Shannon, Mike Hosford, Bob Brown, John Brown (non playing captain), Dan Coulombe, Sonny Phillips, Tom Cameron, Eric Hildebrand and Mark Armstrong.
The NB team is chosen from GolfNB Senior Player of the Year points (10 players) with two captains picks.
The Sparrow Cup is named after George Spare, a long time high level competitive golfer and golf administrator who founded the event 18 years ago. Each year an Honorary Captain is named for the event to recognize someone who has contributed significantly to the Golf fraternity. This year’s honorary Captain was Doug Sullivan, owners of Country Meadows Golf Club, who was recognized for his entrepreneurship, support for golfers of all levels, including his fellow APGA professionals, as well as his competitive skills.
The 2023 event will be played in PEI.