THE PGA RETAINS THE CARTER CUP IN DRAMATIC FASHION
The 2018 Carter Cup, Presented by adidas Golf, was nothing less than a classic. The Idaho Golf Association amateur team roared out of the gate taking 12 ½ of the available 15 points after the first day’s morning Foursome matches. The afternoon Four-Ball matches were a different story however, and the Rocky Mountain Section’s Snake River Chapter PGA crew captured 10 of 15 points available to cut their morning 10 point deficit in half. The score going in to day two’s singles matches was the IGA 17 ½ and the PGA 12 ½. The 30 points available in the singles matches on the final day would clearly be the deciding factor…
Day 1 morning Foursomes results were as follows:
Day 1 afternoon Four-Ball results were as follows:
Needing only 13 of the 30 points available to steal the Carter Cup back from the PGA, the IGA began the day on the first 9 only allowing the PGA to cut one off their five point lead. The second 9 was when the IGA dominoes began to fall. Slowly but surely, the PGA team bit off pieces of the IGA lead culminating with the PGA earning 12 ½ of the remaining 20 points to retain the cup by a single point. The final score was PGA 30 ½ to IGA 29 ½.
Day 2 Singles results were as follows:
This year marked the 46th year of the matches. With this victory the professionals have hoisted the cup 33 times and the amateurs have laid claim to it 13 times. The top players from the Idaho Golf Association and the Snake River Chapter PGA get together every other year to compete for the Carter Cup in honor of longtime Idaho golf legend Newt Carter. There are 3 points available in each match, 1 point for each 9 and 1 point for the 18 hole match. 60 total points are up for grabs and as the defending Carter Cup holders, the PGA needs to earn 30 points to retain the Cup. This year's matches were contested at RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho, August 1st and 2nd.
The Rocky Mountain Section PGA and The Idaho Golf Association wish to sincerely thank RedHawk’s Host PGA Professional Marc Vedder and his wonderfully hospitable staff for great conditions and a terrific two days. As well, both sides thank representative Jeff Smith and adidas Golf for their sponsorship of the 2018 Carter Cup Matches.