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2014 Donoff Cup - Monday, September 15, 2014

Southern Captures 2014 Donoff Cup

The 2014 Keith Donoff Menís Challenge Cup was held in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 12-14. The Donoff Cup brings together the top men's players in the 55s, 60s, and 65s from the Southern, Texas, Midwest, and Middle States sections in a team competition format.

Led by veteran Donoff Cup players Steve Duffel and Hugh Thomson, Southern ran away with the title defeating runner up and defending champion Texas by 6 points. The key to the victory was Southern taking 5 of the 6 crucial doubles matches from Texas on Day 2. Overall, Southern won an incredible 37 of 45 matches over the course of the event.

Top players from seven states of the Southern Section contributed to the victory.

Team Southern:

55s: Ken Koelling (MS), Russell Buchi (TN), Mark Thompson (MS), Jon Buise (LA), Drew Meyers (LA) (Captain)

60s: Tom Smith (GA), Jim Hinson (SC), Roger Pearce (GA), Steve Benton (LA), Marty Pearson (MS)

65s: Les Buck (NC), Hugh Thomson (GA)( Recruiting Coordinator), Norm Chryst (SC), Al Yearwood (TN), Steve Duffel (AR) (Captain Emeritus)

The 2015 Donoff Cup will be hosted by Midwest in Cincinnati.