2011 Two-Man Team Championship News
Wright and Laliberte prevail in playoff at Falmouth
Both teams made par on the first playoff hole in the finals of the Two-Man Championship, Wednesday at Falmouth Country Club. Peter Wright then knocked it to three feet and sunk the birdie putt, on the second playoff hole, to lift he and his partner Gary Laliberte to victory over Ron Brown and Matt Greenleaf.
Both teams had tied at 138 to force the playoff, which was predetermined to be a better ball format, played until a winner was determined.
After yesterday's format of nine scramble holes on the front and nine holes of better ball on the back, today's play continued with nine holes of better ball and concluded with the most difficult format -- nine holes of modified alternate shot, where both players hit their drives, selected a ball and alternated in from there.
Wright and Laliberte trailed yesterday's leaders by three shots heading into today's round, but never missed a green in regulation in the alternate shot format, going on to shoot 68. They were three under par on the front and one under on the back.
Brown and Greenleaf actually performed the best in the toughest format, finishing an amazing three under par to force the playoff.
Last year's champions Scott Dewitt and Keith Patterson missed a short putt on the 18th hole to miss the playoff by one shot, finishing in a tie for third with Jeff Cole and Chris Deroche, who were 69-70. Dewitt and Patterson were 68-71.
In all 20 teams finished under par in the championship. Thanks to Falmouth Country Club for hosting this fun event, and especially for arranging Wednesday's weather, which was PERFECT for the second to last day of summer.
Three groups tied for the lead after first round at Falmouth
A whopping 27 teams finished under par Tuesday as the 2011 Two-Man Championship kicked off at Falmouth Country Club, led by scores of 67 from Jim Caron and Michael Cloutier, Craig Chapman and Andrew Slattery, and Casey Catell and Lenny Cole.
Today's format started with a nine-hole scramble and fnished with nine holes of better ball. Tomorrow, for the final round, the first nine will be better ball and the final round will be modified alternate shot format, where both players hit their drives, select the best shot and alternate in from there.
Last year's multi-time defending champions. Keith Patterson and Scott Dewitt, are right in the hunt as one of seven teams one shot back at 68.
For complete first-round results and tomorrow's tee times, follow the links below: