Battle for the cup
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel recently hosted the 2019 Osprey Cup Champion for the Dunes Men’s Golf Association. Two teams, composed of 22 members each, duked it out to determine who would be this year’s champion. White Team captain, Don Denecke, and Red Team captain, David Murphy, guided their players through 27 holes of match play golf. The morning 18-hole format was a two-person team nine-hole modified alternate shot and nine-hole team better ball. After 18 holes, the Red Team established a commanding lead, winning 112.5 points of the 198 available. Following the round and a luncheon, 10 players from each team played nine more holes of singles match play. The White Team had its work cut out for it as it had one last chance for victory heading into the singles matches with 90 points still up for grabs. After a long day on the links, the White Team could not end up making up the deficit they faced and the Red Team hoisted the Osprey Cup. Of the available 288 points, the Red Team managed to win 162 of them in the end.