On Wednesday, May 8th the Panther Golf team took to the links to face neighboring rival Coloma in the second annual Red Arrow Cup. The Red Arrow Cup is a match play event with 9 holes being played on the Coloma home course (Lake Michigan Hills) and 9 holes played on the Watervliet home course (Paw Paw Lake).
The morning scramble matches saw the Panthers take an early 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 lead. Aaron Leoni and AJ Klein led the way with a thrilling victory that came down to the final hole. Leoni hit his 100 yard approach shot to 5 feet setting up the win. Also worth noting was the team of Riley McKinney and Thomas Morgan who fought hard to tie their match and earn a 1/2 point.
Coloma fought back in the afternoon Greensomes matches, but was only able to go 2-2. This left the Red Arrow Cup once again in the hands of the Panthers with a 4 1/2 – 3 1/2 victory. Parker Lawson and Noah Weber were the stars of the afternoon match as they defeated a team that included Coloma’s top golfer.
On the day 6 of the 8 Watervliet golfers helped contribute at least a 1/2 point to the victory.