Submitted by Katie AdamsWee Burn Country Club in Darien, CT hosted the Third Annual Callaway Cup this past Saturday, October 4th. Not even a driving rain storm could stop the enthusiastic 16 team men’s and women’s draws from battling it out in one of the first tournaments of the year. Bob Callaway himself was there to take in all the fun and keep the player’s spirits high. Conditions were extremely tough, but players found refuge from the rain in Wee Burn’s beautiful new platform tennis facility.
Wee Burn’s own top men’s team of Bryan Kelley and David Gedney prevailed with the win over Rowayton duo Mike Lawton and Troy Pinto in the finals 6-3, 6-2.
Carrie Rabuse and Wee Burn member Katie Adams repeated with their second Callaway Cup win beating Wee Burn’s Tiernan Cavanna and partner Tina Wein in a long women’s final that saw many lead changes. The match went three sets with Adams-Rabuse prevailing 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3. A very solid women’s draw with some talented local players made for a great day of paddle. A top nationally ranked team from Boston even made the trek down to Darien to get some practice.
Despite the wet conditions, everyone seemed in great spirits and many friends of Bob came out to lend their support and catch up. Looking forward to next year and the 4th annual Callaway Cup with hopefully no rain in the forecast!
Pics to come!