The 70th edition of the Hudson Cup Matches concluded at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash. The match ended tied with a two-day point total of 10 to 10 points. In the 27th edition of the Senior Hudson Cup, the matches also finished in a tie with a two-day point total of 10 to 10.
The Charles Congdon Award went to Nick Mandell (voted on by the professional team) and the Larry Lamberger Award was presented to Darren Black (voted on by the amateur team). In the Senior Matches, The Bill Eggers Award was presented to Erik Hanson (voted on by the senior professional team) while Bruce Stewart was bestowed the Bob McKendrick Award (voted on by the senior amateur team).
CLICK HERE to view 70th Hudson Cup Match Results.
CLICK HERE to view 27th Senior Hudson Cup Match Results.
In 1949, two PGA Professionals from Oregon, Larry Lamberger and Al Zimmerman, thought the Pacific Northwest Section PGA should pay tribute to Robert A. Hudson, Sr., a successful businessman from Portland. Hudson is renowned in the golf world as the savior of the Ryder Cup matches after resurrecting it just two years removed from World War II. Because of Hudson’s generosity, the Ryder Cup was restored in 1947 at Portland Golf Club after Hudson came forward and covered most of the expenses of conducting the competition, including the cost of transporting the British team to the United States.
The first Hudson Cup matches were held at Portland Golf Club in 1949. The format was patterned after the Ryder Cup, with 36-hole foursome matches the first day and 36-hole singles the second day. The professionals, led by Bud Ward, Stan Leonard and Chuck Congdon, posted a 12.5 to 2.5 victory. When Hudson learned of the matches, he immediately insisted on footing the bill, and continued to do so through 1972. Today, the Pacific Northwest Section PGA is assisted by funds contributed by the Washington State Golf Association, the Oregon Golf Association and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.
The format was changed in 1966 when the foursome matches were shortened to 18-holes and four-ball competition was added for the first afternoon. Second-day singles, at 18 holes, complete the event, with a total of 20 points available. In 1992, the Senior Hudson Cup matches were added.
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