Team Smith takes lead in 2021 Season “Ice-Breaker Opener”
Washington DC’s Pro-Duffers’ first 2-Man Team results are in
A Club record 65 golfers in bumblebee yellow, descended from the hive in Silver Spring, MD to Northwest Golf Course on April 24th – 2-Man Team is back!
Another 18 holes in the heart of Montgomery County: a brand new starting gun to the 2021 tournament season, denoting a new era for the organization, benchmarked by the events of a mid-vaccine, post-coronavirus world.
Last season, crowned champions Team Stewart made a strong showing of prowess, upholding their reputation as a dominant force on the fairway. But even though it’s early, the standings don’t quite yet predict the probability that their dominion is a forgone conclusion for this season.
Team Smith, new kid on the block, has started strong, finished Round 1 of the tournament with a combined high score of 192, edging out the reigning monarchs , Team Stewart, by 5 POINTS. Smith and Stewart were the only two teams to break 200 this Round. The closest encroaching threat is Team Cox who landed in 3rd with 200 even. The standout low scores for the day came from Team Stewart and Smith as well, the duos of Mathis & Weddington and Galiber & Edwards tied for 64 strokes and the 63 from Collins and Strudwick.
Team Captain Larry Smith said, “I told my Team, do not worry about the other Teams, play to your handicap and go low!”
That seems to do the trick.
Energy is high and the quality of competitive play only raises year after year, so at this point, it really is still anyone’s game. But if the results in Round 1 become a regular occurrence, there could be a new reigning trophy holder for the 2-Man Team Championship in 2021.