Boulder City, Nev. (Oct. 10, 2016) — Fellow Golf Las Vegas Now writer Bill Bowman captured the story about the 2016 Silver Cup held at Boulder Creek Golf Club last week. The team from the North won decisively and broke a three-match win streak for the Southern Nevada team when the matches are played in their home region. The 20 women representing the North in the 24th Silver Cup posted a 25½-14½ victory over the South in the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup style event held at Boulder Creek Golf Club from October 5-7. Check out the entire story by Bowman at NevadaStateGolfAssociation.com. –By Bill Bowman.
The tournament features some of the best women amateur golfers in the state teeing it up, 20 from the North and 20 from the South. The North held a two-point lead over the South, 6-4, after Day 1 of the event, but opened up a huge lead, 14½-5½, after an 8½-1½ run the second day and cruised to the victory.
“We’re really excited,” North co-captain Joni Taylor said. “We wanted to win in the south which is harder to do.”
This was the North’s second -straight victory. Taylor, along with Co-Captain Judy Sather, saw six of the North’s players go 3-0 for the three days. The North now leads the competition 14-10.
The Silver Cup is a historic event created 24 years ago to help heal a fracture between the north and south golf organizations. Ronda Henderson, co-captain of the 2016 Southern Nevada team, recounted what makes the event so special for lady golfers in the state.
“I believe the history of the event is what makes it special,” Henderson said. “The fact that we are in our 24th year and two founders of the Silver Cup from Southern Nevada, Brenda Knott and co-captain Sue May, are still involved speaks volumes about the importance of this event. It’s a fierce but friendly three days of match play golf. The Silver Cup is amateur golf at its finest, whether the matches are between two 15-handicappers or two single-digit handicappers. Each player is grinding it out, giving all they have, to win that point for their side.”
Southern Nevada founders Knott and May worked with Pam Whalen from Northern Nevada to create the Silver Cup. The inaugural cup was hosted and won by the north. The southern Nevada team hosted and won in year two. Overall, Northern Nevada leads the series 13-10.