TUXEDO, N.Y. – Army won five singles matches and then split four four-ball matches in the afternoon to beat Columbia, 7-4, Saturday at The Tuxedo Club in a format similar to the Ryder Cup.
The Black Knights, playing their second event of the fall season, won all but two of the singles matches in the morning and then clinched the match in the afternoon. The four-ball matches were called after nine holes because of the approaching bad weather. The lighting began and the skies opened up even before the players had left the course.
“It was good for the guys to win five out of the seven individual matches,” said Army head coach Brian Watts. “It was a great way to get some practice but more importantly it was for a great cause. Tuxedo was a great host, the guys enjoyed some great camaraderie and really enjoyed themselves.”
The Army and Columbia match was part of a special Patriot Golf Day at The Tuxedo Club and benefitted Folds of Honor Foundation.
Matt Philie, Anthony Kim, John Lee and Harrison Florence each won two matches for Army. The four, along with Eric Peng, were all successful in the morning singles matches. Philie and Florence and Kim and Lee also won abbreviated four-ball matches in the afternoon to secure the victory at the par-71, 6,6607-yard historic club.
Army will return to action Sept 22 and 23 in its annual dual match with Navy at the Rigdewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.
Army 7, Columbia 4
Harrison Florence (A) def. John Davenport, 5&3
John Lee (A) def. Harrison Shih, 3&2
Ford Fischer (C) def. Brandon Baerwaldt, 4&3
Anthony Kim (A) def. Andrew Kim, 2&1
Jordan Lee (C) def. Robby Hill, 4&3
Eric Peng (A) def. S. Laroure, 4&3
Matt Philie (A) def. Michael Yiu, 4&3
Four-Ball (matches shortened to 9 holes)
Shih/Mueller (C) def. Peng/Roberts, 1-up
Kim/Davenport (C ) def. Baerwaldt/Hill, 2&1
Philie/Florence (A) def. Laroure/Lee, 3&1
Lee/Kim (A) def. Fisher/Yiu, 1-up