RattleSnake and Glencairn lead race for ClubLink Cup
03 AUG 2018
By Brent Long
RattleSnake Point and Glencairn remain in a virtual tie atop the ClubLink Cup standings as clubs prepare for the home stretch of the ClubLink Interclub Championships.
With the three initial events now in the books, RattleSnake leads the way with 400.83 points, while Glencairn slots into second at 400 points. Fontainebleau sits in third at 332.83 points with Heron Point Golf Links in fourth at 268.33 points and National Pines rounds out the top-5 at this time with 187.50 points. Don’t count out DiamondBack with 185 points or the likes of Cherry Downs at 165 points for taking a run at the top spot either!
RattleSnake Point moved into first overall with an impressive win last week by Stephen and Trevor Corner in the ClubLink Generations Cup at Heron Point for 300 points and the team of Richard Storey, Delena Bassanisi, Logan Hackett and Hunter Nugent finished T6 at TaylorMade Junior Interclub Championship at Blue Springs. They also finished T8 at the Tournament of Champions thanks to the play of Head Golf Professional, Nate Robinson, Peter Gee, Attila Nagy, Mary Miller and Jewel Rokx.
“Our teams from RattleSnake Point have put up some great results so far and it’s exciting to be neck and neck with Glencairn after three events. Hopefully we can develop a little rivalry out of this as we head into the fall. It would certainly be nice to hoist the ClubLink Cup at RattleSnake for the first time,” says RattleSnake Point’s Director of Operations, Craig Cupido.
Glencairn enjoyed a great victory on home soil winning the Tournament of Champions presented by Titleist & FootJoy to start the season with the team of Leini Locsin, Paul Gortnar, Craig Watkins, Barb Cromb and Associate Professional, Mike Marshall for 300 points. The team of Assistant Professional, Spencer Szabo and Charlie Vokines, Charlie Smith and Matt Depodesta also picked up 11th place points at the Junior Interclub and Glencairn’s Tim and James Bader finished T6 at the Generations Cup.
“We’ve got RattleSnake Point right where we want them! Our teams will perform under pressure, while they crack. Our members and pros have been playing some great golf this year and are feeling great about taking home the ClubLink Cup for the first time,” says Glencairn’s Director of Operations, Mike Grierson.
Fontainebleau, of course, won the TaylorMade Junior Interclub Championship, with the team of Teaching Professional, Yannick LaForest, Victor Murray, Thomas Robitaille and Jerome Durivage winning in a playoff to secure third place in the ClubLink Cup standings. Fontainebleau also participated in Tournament of Champions with Head Golf Professional, Vincent Cacchione, France St. Jean, Solange Belanger, Stephane Bergevin and Francois Lepinay picking up valuable points.
The ClubLink Cup is a season-long competition in which clubs accumulate points in six-member championships – the Tournament of Champions Presented by Titleist, the Generations Cup, the TaylorMade Junior Interclub Championship, the Men's Night Championship, as well as, the Ladies’ and Men’s Interclub Championships in Muskoka that are being presented by Unilock.
2018 marks the sixth season of the Interclub Championship concept for the ClubLink Cup. Previous winners include - Greenhills winning the inaugural ClubLink Cup in 2013, King Valley in 2014, Eagle Ridge in 2015, Kanata G&CC in 2016 and King Valley for a second time in 2017.
For Tournament of Champions, the Generations Cup, the Junior Interclub, the Men’s Night Championship at Grandview on September 25 and the WestJet Men’s Interclub presented by Unilock consolation finals at Rocky Crest and The Lake Joseph Club on September 23-24 - first-place finish earns 300 points, second place 165 points, third place 105 points, fourth place 80 points and points diminish right down to 32nd place that receives 22 points.
For the ClubLink Ladies’ Interclub Championship presented by Unilock at Rocky Crest and The Lake Joseph Club on September 16-17, as well as the WestJet Men’s Interclub Championship presented by Unilock Championship Finals at Rocky Crest/The Lake Joseph Club on September 5-6 (winners of the clusters), there is a slight different point structure where first place receives 500 points, second place 300 points, third place 190 points, fourth place 135 points right down to 39 points for 32nd place.
Best of luck to all competitors!