Virginia State Tour Wins
2003 Clayton Cup

25-26 October 2003 - Fredericksburg, VA - The 2003 Virginia Clayton Cup team, led by co-captains Brad Lebo and Vince Batten, powered their way from back-to-back disappointing fourth place finishes in the previous two Cup appearances and won its fourth Clayton Cup that was held in Fredericksburg in one of the most dominant fashions since North Carolina destroyed Virginia in 1997. Virginia won seven of its final 10 matches in singles competition on Sunday to post the highest total score ever in Cup history.

2003 Clayton Cup Final Standings

 

    Better Alternate   Singles Matches Total
 

Team

Ball Shot Doubles 1 2 3 Points
1 Virginia 14 21 24 19 14.5 21 113.5
2 South Carolina 15 16 18 18 17 13 97.0
3 Great Lakes 17 19 7 15.5 12 14.5 85.0
4 North Carolina 14 4 11 7.5 16.5 11.5 64.5

Virginia took a 10-point lead over South Carolina lead through the Saturday two-man events, finished with a Cup record 113.5 points and walked away with a 16.5 point victory over a strong South Carolina team that was led by captain Rick Baird and scored a total of 97. The Great Lakes team, who was led by Kevin Lacey and Bill Baus, finished in third at 85 points. The defending champions North Carolina team came in a disappointing fourth. The least experienced squad, captained by Greg Newport and Opie Roberts, finished at 64.5 points.

The South Carolina APA team won its first Hancock Cup team and is the first tour other than North Carolina or Virginia to win the Cup. The team that was led by Ricky D. Schults also dominated in the Sunday matches, which included a second round 20 by Brian Hutchins, to win by 16.5 points over North Carolina.

South Carolina scored a total of 69.5 points, with the Russell Sigmon, Jr. led North Carolina team second at 53. Defending champion Virginia, led by Chris Kern, edged out Great Lakes, captained by Anthony Amick, for third by 1/2 point. Virginia posted a final total of 47, while Great Lakes scored a total of 46.5 points.

Several records were broken and/or shattered this weekend on Course 3. Hutchins' score of 20 in the second set of individual matches broke the score of 21 that was initially set by Lebo and tied on a couple of other occasions. Gilbert Sharpe shot an individual score of 19 in the alternate hole match on Saturday, playing the even numbered holes twice.

Rick Rybaczek and Billy Caudle set a better ball record by missing just one hole within the 36-hole match. The North Carolina representatives were successful on the first 21 they had played and finished with a score of 37.

Sharpe's mastery in the alternate stroke match enabled him and Matt Summey to take the best alternate hole score of 42 (21-21) into the record books. Lebo and Mike Brown individually posted scores of 46 and 47 in the two-man combined score match to post a total of 93 for a new two-man PPA record.

Tournament summary courtesy of Opie Roberts with scores provided by Rick Baird.

Two-Player Better Ball
(Clayton Cup - 25 October 2003)

    Round 1 Round 2 36 Hole
   

Front

Back

Total

Front

Back

Total

Total

Points

NC1

Haizlip - Perdue

13

9

22

14

10

24

46

2

SC1

Britt - Ward

12

11

23

11

11

22

45

4

GL1

Thompson - Bambling

9

12

21

10

11

21

42

6

VA1

Sharpe - Summey

13

11

24

11

12

23

47

0

   

NC2

Barbour - Landin

11

12

23

11

11

22

45

4

SC2

Wall - Warren

13

12

25

11

10

21

46

1

GL2

Johns - Baus

13

11

24

10

10

20

44

6

VA2

Moore - Rawles

13

11

24

10

12

22

46

1

   

NC3

Guthrie - Smith

10

12

22

12

12

24

46

2

SC3

Hitt - Johnson

12

10

22

11

11

22

44

4

GL3

Cruse - Alessi

12

11

23

13

11

24

47

0

VA3

Freeman - Spainhour

11

11

22

11

10

21

43

6

NC4

Rybaczek - Caudle

9

9

18

9

10

19

37

6

SC4

Varnadore - Baird

13

11

24

13

11

24

48

0

GL4

Beckerman - Miller

13

10

23

11

9

20

43

2

VA4

Batten - Anderson

9

11

20

13

9

22

42

4

   

NC5

Newport - Roberts

12

11

23

12

11

23

46

0

SC5

Jackson - Coradini

10

11

21

10

13

23

44

6

GL5

Lacey - Ventura

11

11

22

12

11

23

45

3

VA5

Brown - Lebo

10

12

22

12

11

23

45

3

2003 Clayton Cup Standings after Better-Ball Competition

 

Team

Points
1 Great Lakes 17
2 South Carolina 15
3 Virginia 14
  North Carolina 14

 Two-Player Alternate Shot
(Clayton Cup - 25 October 2003)

    Round 1 Round 2 36 Hole
   

Front

Back

Total

Front

Back

Total

Total

Points

SC1

Jackson - Coradini

14

14

28

14

17

31

59

0

GL1

Thompson - Bambling

13

11

24

15

13

28

52

4

VA1

Lebo - Brown

13

13

26

11

11

22

48

6

NC1

Haizlip - Rybaczek

15

14

29

12

14

26

55

2

                     

SC2

Hitt - Johnson

15

13

28

12

14

26

54

4

GL2

Cruse - Alessi

15

13

28

14

14

28

56

2

VA2

Summey - Sharpe

11

10

21

11

10

21

42

6

NC2

Perdue - Barbour

17

15

32

18

15

33

65

0

                     

SC3

Varnadore - Baird

11

13

24

16

12

28

52

6

GL3

Baus - Johns

16

12

28

14

14

28

56

2

VA3

Moore - Rawles

13

14

27

13

13

26

53

4

NC3

Guthrie - Landin

14

17

31

14

14

28

59

0

                     

SC4

Britt - Ward

14

13

27

15

12

27

54

2

GL4

Ventura - Lacey

12

12

24

14

10

24

48

5

VA4

Batten - Anderson

12

12

24

11

13

24

48

5

NC4

Caudle - Newport

16

18

34

15

10

25

59

0

                     

SC5

Wall - Warren

13

16

29

12

14

26

55

4

GL5

Beckerman - Miller

13

12

25

13

12

25

50

6

VA5

Freeman - Spainhour

15

17

32

13

15

28

60

0

NC5

Smith - Roberts

16

15

31

14

12

26

57

2

2003 Clayton Cup Standings after Alternate Shot Competition

 

Team

Points
1 Great Lakes 36
2 Virginia 35
3 South Carolina 31
4 North Carolina 18

Two-Player Team Total
(Clayton Cup -
25 October 2003)

    Round 1 Round 2 36 Hole
   

Front

Back

Total

Front

Back

Total

Total

Points

GL1

Thompson - Bambling

27

28

55

24

27

51

106

2

VA1

Anderson - Batten

25

27

52

28

24

52

104

6

NC1

Guthrie - Smith

26

28

54

25

26

51

105

4

SC1

Varnadore - Baird

28

26

54

27

31

58

112

0

                     

GL2

Alessi - Ventura

29

27

56

24

31

55

111

0

VA2

Summey - Moore

22

27

49

26

28

54

103

2

NC2

Perdue - Landin

24

31

55

24

23

47

102

4

SC2

Wall - Warren

26

26

52

25

27

52

104

6

                     

GL3

Baus - Johns

30

27

57

30

27

57

114

1

VA3

Rawles - Sharpe

28

29

57

26

24

50

107

4

NC3

Barbour - Newport

27

27

54

34

26

60

114

1

SC3

Britt - Ward

23

24

47

25

25

50

97

6

                     

GL4

Beckerman - Miller

34

30

64

29

27

56

120

0

VA4

Freeman - Spainhour

23

29

52

29

23

52

104

6

NC4

Caudle - Rybaczek

31

29

60

26

28

54

114

2

SC4

Jackson - Coradini

26

26

52

27

27

54

106

4

                     

GL5

Cruse - Lacey

28

27

55

27

22

49

104

4

VA5

Brown - Lebo

25

24

49

22

22

44

93

6

NC5

Haizlip - Roberts

31

27

58

25

29

54

112

0

SC5

Hitt - Johnson

28

28

56

27

24

51

107

2

2003 Clayton Cup Standings after First Day of Competition

 

Team

Points
1 Virginia 59
2 South Carolina 49
3 Great Lakes 43
4 North Carolina 29

  Individual Matches - Round One
(Clayton Cup - 26 October 2003)

   

Front
Nine

Back
Nine

18 Hole
Total

Points

VA1

Darrell Anderson

15

13

28

2

NC1

Bear Landin

15

17

32

0

SC1

Tony Varnadore

11

15

26

3

GL1

Bill Thompson

14

15

29

1

VA2

Gilbert Sharpe

15

12

27

1.5

NC2

Opie Roberts

13

13

26

3

SC2

Tony Jackson

12

15

27

1.5

GL2

Rick Alessi

14

16

30

0

VA3

Daryl Freeman

12

14

26

3

NC3

Bob Haizlip

14

16

30

1

SC3

Rick Baird

15

13

28

2

GL3

Robin Ventura

14

17

31

0

VA4

Matt Summey

15

14

29

1.5

NC4

Tommy Barbour

12

18

30

0

SC4

Allen Wall

12

15

27

3

GL4

Bill Baus

14

15

29

1.5

VA5

Jonathan Moore

19

13

32

1

NC5

Rick Rybaczek

20

15

35

0

SC5

Frank Warren

12

13

25

2

GL5

Rod Miller

12

12

24

3

VA6

Thomas Rawles

15

10

25

3

NC6

Greg Newport

16

11

27

2

SC6

Michael Hitt

13

15

28

1

GL6

Jim Cruse

15

15

30

0

VA7

Jeff Spainhour

14

16

30

1

NC7

Lance Perdue

16

16

32

0

SC7

Darrell Britt

13

15

28

2

GL7

John Bambling

13

14

27

3

VA8

Vince Batten

12

13

25

2

NC8

Randal Smith

15

16

31

0

SC8

Greg Ward

13

11

24

3

GL8

Paul Johns

13

14

27

1

VA9

Brad Lebo

13

15

28

2

NC9

Billy Caudle

16

14

30

1

SC9

Robert Johnson

15

16

31

0

GL9

Roger Beckerman

15

11

26

3

VA10

Mike Brown

12

15

27

2

NC10

Ray Guthrie

14

14

28

0.5

SC10

Andy Coradini

16

12

28

0.5

GL10

Kevin Lacey

13

12

25

3

2003 Clayton Cup Standings after the First Round of Individual

 

Team

Points
1 Virginia 78.0
2 South Carolina 67.0
3 Great Lakes 58.5
4 North Carolina 36.5

Individual Matches - Round Two
(Clayton Cup - 26 October 2003)

   

Front
Nine

Back
Nine

18 Hole
Total

Points

VA1

Darrell Anderson

11

13

24

3

NC1

Bear Landin

13

14

27

1.5

SC1

Tony Varnadore

14

13

27

1.5

GL1

Bill Thompson

16

15

31

0

VA2

Gilbert Sharpe

14

13

27

2

NC2

Opie Roberts

16

13

29

0

SC2

Tony Jackson

15

13

28

1

GL2

Rick Alessi

13

12

25

3

VA3

Daryl Freeman

16

12

28

0

NC3

Bob Haizlip

12

11

23

3

SC3

Rick Baird

14

10

24

2

GL3

Robin Ventura

13

13

26

1

VA4

Matt Summey

13

12

25

2.5

NC4

Tommy Barbour

16

12

28

0

SC4

Allen Wall

13

14

27

1

GL4

Bill Baus

13

12

25

2.5

VA5

Jonathan Moore

16

13

29

0

NC5

Rick Rybaczek

12

13

25

3

SC5

Frank Warren

14

12

26

2

GL5

Rod Miller

13

14

27

1

VA6

Thomas Rawles

15

16

31

0

NC6

Greg Newport

12

12

24

3

SC6

Michael Hitt

17

11

28

2

GL6

Jim Cruse

16

14

30

1

VA7

Jeff Spainhour

13

16

29

1

NC7

Lance Perdue

12

14

26

2

SC7

Darrell Britt

11

14

25

3

GL7

John Bambling

16

15

31

0

VA8

Vince Batten

11

13

24

2.5

NC8

Randal Smith

13

16

29

0

SC8

Greg Ward

13

11

24

2.5

GL8

Paul Johns

14

13

27

1

VA9

Brad Lebo

11

15

26

0.5

NC9

Billy Caudle

11

10

21

3

SC9

Robert Johnson

12

12

24

2

GL9

Roger Beckerman

10

16

26

0.5

VA10

Mike Brown

10

14

24

3

NC10

Ray Guthrie

12

14

26

1

SC10

Andy Coradini

13

15

28

0

GL10

Kevin Lacey

13

12

25

2

2003 Clayton Cup Standings after the Second Round of Individual

 

Team

Points
1 Virginia 92.5
2 South Carolina 84.0
3 Great Lakes 70.5
4 North Carolina 53.0

Individual Matches - Round Three
(Clayton Cup - 26 October 2003)

   

Front
Nine

Back
Nine

18 Hole
Total

Points

VA1

Darrell Anderson

11

11

22

3

NC1

Bear Landin

15

14

29

1

SC1

Tony Varnadore

16

16

32

0

GL1

Bill Thompson

14

13

27

2

VA2

Gilbert Sharpe

12

13

25

3

NC2

Opie Roberts

15

13

28

0

SC2

Tony Jackson

13

14

27

1

GL2

Rick Alessi

15

11

26

2

VA3

Daryl Freeman

12

11

23

3

NC3

Bob Haizlip

14

15

29

1

SC3

Rick Baird

14

11

25

2

GL3

Robin Ventura

16

17

33

0

VA4

Matt Summey

14

12

26

3

NC4

Tommy Barbour

15

13

28

0.5

SC4

Allen Wall

14

13

27

2

GL4

Bill Baus

15

13

28

0.5

VA5

Jonathan Moore

14

15

29

0

NC5

Rick Rybaczek

13

13

26

2

SC5

Frank Warren

12

15

27

1

GL5

Rod Miller

13

10

23

3

VA6

Thomas Rawles

13

14

27

1.5

NC6

Greg Newport

14

15

29

0

SC6

Michael Hitt

13

11

24

3

GL6

Jim Cruse

15

12

27

1.5

VA7

Jeff Spainhour

13

10

23

3

NC7

Lance Perdue

13

13

26

1

SC7

Darrell Britt

17

14

31

0

GL7

John Bambling

11

13

24

2

VA8

Vince Batten

13

15

28

0.5

NC8

Randal Smith

12

12

24

3

SC8

Greg Ward

13

12

25

2

GL8

Paul Johns

16

12

28

0.5

VA9

Brad Lebo

10

14

24

2

NC9

Billy Caudle

14

11

25

0

SC9

Robert Johnson

12

12

24

2

GL9

Roger Beckerman

13

11

24

2

VA10

Mike Brown

12

15

27

2

NC10

Ray Guthrie

11

14

25

3

SC10

Andy Coradini

15

14

29

0

GL10

Kevin Lacey

14

14

28

1