I apologize for the late report this week, I was out of town. Due to the late entry, I will wrap this up quickly as we get ready for week 5. As usual, results can be found here.
After four weeks, there is a three way tie for first place between Bronxville Village 1, Greenburgh 1, and New York Athletic Club 1. Each team notched a victory last week, and sits atop with 13 points. The big match for week 5 features BV1 vs. Greenburgh 1. The race for last place pits Fox meadow 1 vs. Orienta Beach Club 1. Orienta leads 6-5 in that race to stay in d1. Apparently, I have been referring to Westchester Country Club incorrectly in my columns. As I was told under no uncertain terms by a member,WCC does not play in this league, the team in this league, is the Country Club of Westchester. I am sure there is a good reason for this distinction.
Bronxville Village 3 sits atop d2 with 14 points and Pelham Country Club is nipping at their heels, just one point behind. BV 3 edged out a 3-2 victory last week, while PCC suffered their first loss in the second half also by a score of 3-2. Week 5 has these two division leaders playing each other in what is sure to be an important match for the d2 landscape. In the race to stay up in D2 Sleepy Hollow Village and Wykagyl 1 are battling it out with Wykagyl 1 two points ahead of SHV.
Siwanoy Country Club is determined to make their stay in D3 as short as possible, as they sit in the lead with 14 points. The next closest teams are Greenburgh 2 and New York Athletic Club 2 each with 11 points. In the battle to stay up in d3, Orienta Beach Club 2 leads Larchmont Yacht Club 2 by one point, 8-7.
Larchmont Shore Club continues to have the highest score of any team in the top four divisions with 17 total points. For the mathematically challenged, that means they have only lost 3 matches thus far out of 20, pretty impressive to be sure. Right behind them is White Plains1 with 15 points. At the other end, Wykagyl 2 is fighting to stay up and is 3 points behind Bronxville Village 4.
In last weeks column, I made two predictions. I missed by a couple of tie breaker points from going two for two. In the Jansen, Brian O’Connor and wife to be did indeed win as predicted. However in Boston, Johan Durandt and Matt Porter edged out Mark Parsons and Mike Stulac 7-6 in the third in what must have been a great match. I had predicted Parsons/Stulac winning that tournament.
This match up may be a precursor to the National finals in Long Island next month, which would be a rematch of last year’s National finals. Could the Giants victory over the Patriots in the Super Bowl be an early indicator of another New York victory over Boston next month in Long Island?