North Oldham captures the Oldham Cup with strong final day

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By Greg Waddell

After a slow start to open the annual Oldham Cup event, the North Oldham boys’ golf team made sure to make the third and final round count, racking up 7.5 of a possible 8 points to pry the trophy away from two-time defending champion Oldham County.

Early on, that didn’t look to be the case as the Mustangs trailed by half a point through the first two days of the event.

Down the stretch was a different story all together, as sophomores Crosby Cameron and Michael Vissing led the charge.

“It was just, I mean, unbelievable,” coach Larry Dunn said, “On the third day, I guess the depth of my bench that I’d always theorized about just came together. Not a whole lot you can critique about a day like that.”

For the tournament, the duo teamed to capture 5.5 of a possible 6 points.

Oldham County was the runner-up in the event with a total score of 7.5 points, while South Oldham finished in third place with a score of 4.5 points.

Morgan Franklin was the top golfer for OC, defeating Drew Froehlich in the tournament’s final day, while South’s Zack Newman led the way for the Dragons.

Now that North Oldham holds the trophy, Dunn said he doesn’t expect it to leave for a while.

“It was gone for a couple of years — we won it in 2008 and 2009 — and we all believe it missed its home in Goshen,” Dunn said with a laugh. “We intend for it to stay around for a while.”

Now, after playing against each other for the better part of a week, the three teams will join forces as they take on a host of Jefferson County teams in the Rival Cup. The event will begin at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 17 at South Park Country Club.


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