Northwest professionals roll to Hudson Cup victory

Updated: November 1, 2010

The singles matches might have been close but the Pacific Northwest team of professionals had plenty of other firepower to take care of the amateurs 13-6 1/2 in the 62nd annual Hudson Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event pitting the top professionals against the best amateurs from the Northwest.

The amateurs found themselves too far behind after the first day of the matches at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, trailing 7-2 after 10 matches. The professionals won the singles matches 6-4 and rolled to the victory.

Professionals Casey McCoy and Rob Gibbons both won all three of their matches to lead their team. McCoy was presented with the Larry Lamberger Award for top professional while Michael Haack won the Charles Congdon Award for being the top amateur. Haack, who works at Meridian Valley, beat Meridian Valley assistant professional Brian Thornton 4&3 in a singles match.

In the Senior Hudson Cup, the professional team won 12-8 after leading just 5-4 after the first day of matches. Scott Krieger of Broadmoor Golf Club in Portland won the Bob McKendrick Award for top senior pro in winning all three of his matches while Doug Potter won the Bill Eggers Award for the top senior amateur.