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Southern Defends 2015 Donoff Cup Championship - Monday, August 31, 2015

Southern Defends 2015 Donoff Cup Championship


Team Southern successfully defended its 2014 championship with an overwhelming performance in the 2015 Keith Donoff Challenge Cup. Southern was undefeated in singles play going 33-0. The key to the victory was Southernís performance on Day 1 when it won 16 of 18 matches against powerful Texas.


Team Southern was a mix of veteran Donoff Cup players like Hugh Thomson and Tom Smith along with rookies like Maxime Buyckx and Al Cannon.


The 2015 Keith Donoff Menís Challenge Cup was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 28-30. The Donoff Cup brings together the top men's players in the 55s, 60s, 65s, and 70s from the Southern, Texas, Midwest, and Middle States sections in a team competition format. Southern will go for the three-peat when it hosts this event in 2016.


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


Team Southern:

55s: Maxime Buyckx (GA), Al Cannon (SC), Mark Thompson (MS), Scott Shepherd (AL), Drew Meyers (LA) (Captain)


60s: Tom Smith (GA), Jim Hinson (SC), Bill Ashley (NC), Horace Reid (GA), Marty Pearson (MS)


65s: Padg Bolton (LA), Les Buck (NC), Norm Chryst (SC), Roger Pearce (GA), Steve Duffel (AR) (Captain Emeritus)


70s:  Hugh Thomson (GA)( Recruiting Coordinator), Emile Rasheed (SC), Dan Gruetter (GA)


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