A blue wave hit Tapatio Springs on Sunday, with Team Austin winning their Singles matches 9.5 – 4.5, clinching the 2022 Rudy’s I-35 Cup by a score of 17-11. A strong early wave, and another strong late wave was plenty to have the Cup in hand with 5 matches remaining on the course. Grady Bruce was 1-down in his match most of the day, but rallied late to tie things up at the 16th, and hold on for a halved-match, good enough for the Cup-clinching half point. This avenged Grady’s last trip to San Antonio as team captain in 2017 – congratulations Grady!
Jonathan Alden, Mike Harwood and Jay Reynolds went a perfect 3-0, while Grady Bruce went undefeated with a weekend score of 2-0-1. Singles match results are shown below. Austin has won back to back Cups, with the match returning to home turf next year in the Austin area, location TBD. Rudy’s Cup results can be found here, and all time player records can be found here.
Alternate Shot wrapped up late Saturday at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, with both Austin and San Antonio winning 3.5 points, bringing the current team score to Austin 7.5 – San Antonio 6.5. In the morning Best Ball session, Austin led 4-3. Scoreboard from the afternoon Alternate Shot session:
Mike Harwood, Grady Bruce, Jay Reynolds and Jonathan Alden are each 2-0 heading into singles matches. Austin needs 14 points to retain the Cup. Singles pairings are shown below:
Morning Four Ball matches resulted in Austin taking a 4-3 lead, heading into afternoon Alternate Shot format. Results from the morning Four Ball matches are noted below. At the midpoint of the Alternate Shot matches, Austin currently has a 4-3 lead.
The 2022 Rudy’s Cup will start back up this year after not being held over the past 2 years. San Antonio will host the event at Tapatio Springs on Nov 12-13. Here is the line up that Austin will take to Tapatio:
Mid-Am’s: Jack Cersosimo, Dan Depasquale, Jonathan Alden, Ryan O’Rear, Steve Paterson, Jay Reynolds, Austen Fulmer, Matt Henson, Mike Harwood, Matt Riley
Seniors: Chris Hartenstein, Todd LaCoste, Jerry Achilles, Grady Bruce
Grady Bruce shot two solid rounds of 68-69 for a 137 total, finishing 7-under, and wins the Austin Senior Championship by two shots over Chris Hartenstein who shot 70-69 to finish 5-under. Bruce made only one bogey the entire weekend, along with an eagle on the 2nd hole of the final round to go along with 2 birdies and one bogey. Hartenstein also with only one bogey for the tournament. Impressive play all around.
Jerry Achilles finished solo 3rd place with a 3-under finish, followed by a tie for 4th place between Chris Shive, Mike Harwood and Dan Weisser, all at 2-under par.
In the Senior Women’s division, Tracey Calloway defeated Liz Radvansky to claim the victory. In the Men’s Super Senior division, Kevin Dahl finished at 2-under par, shooting 72-70. Alan Bell was the runner up finishing at 1-over par, followed by a third place finish by Jim Grubbs, who finished 2-over par.