Walker Cup This Weekend
The Walker Cup Match, a biennial team competition between 10 male amateur golfers from the United States and from Great Britain and Ireland, will take place this weekend at The National Golf Links of American in Southampton. Tickets for the match, which will take place from September 6 through 8 are on sale at www.2013walkercup.com/tickets, according to the United States Golf Association (USGA).
A total of 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches will be played over the two weekend days, with practice rounds and an opening ceremony taking place on Friday. Gallery ropes will surround tees and greens only, offering a much more open viewing opportunity than other major USGA events.
The Match is returning to National, where it was first contested in 1922. The 2013 competition will be the 44th match, with the USA leading the series, 34-8-1.
Summer Sailing Concludes at Breakwater
Steve Kenny and Greg Ames sailed Gossip to a win in the final race of the Breakwater Yacht Club Wednesday Night Sailing Series with a corrected time of 1 hour, 34 minutes and 57 seconds. Lee Oldak, aboard Purple Haze, finished second in 1:36:50 and Bud Rogers, aboard Big Boat, finished third in 1:39:30.
In Division 2, it was White Lightning with Jim Smyth and Derrick Galen at the helm, winning with a corrected time of 1:31:37. George Martin aboard Osprey finished second in 1:35:18 and Jody LoCascio on Boogie Van finished third in 1:39:02.
Upcoming Pierson Games
The Pierson-Bridgehampton soccer team will kick off the fall season with a non-league night game at Westhampton Beach on Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m. Girls soccer will begin its season at home against East Hampton on Monday, September 9 at 4 p.m.
Both the boys and girls cross country teams will host Stony Brook at 4:30 p.m. in Mashashimuet Park on Tuesday, September 10.
The school’s golf team will kick off the new season at the Noyac Golf Club when it hosts East Hampton on September 12 at 3:30 p.m.