Inver Wood Golf Course played host to the first annual Felton Cup on Thursday. The new event that combines the former “It cup” and “Agnes cup” features 20 boys and 20 girls from South Saint Paul and Simley High Schools in a two-person scramble format. The event was the vision of long time SSP girls golf coach, and high school science teacher Craig Felton. Craig inspired everyone who knew him as he battled cancer for over 3 years. Although he lost his battle with cancer last year, his impact on those who knew him is alive and well. Craig’s daughter, and former SSP golfer, Megan Felton hit a ceremonial tee shot to get things started. The Spartan and Packer golfers took it from there. The event is unique among high school golf events in many ways beyond the combined boy-girl and scramble format, it also uses the Modified Substandard Callaway Scoring System in a match play format to determine the winning team. Simley boasted the low boys’ and girls’ teams on the day. Seniors Jamie Warrick and Evan Schultz led the way for the boys, with Senior Britta Iverson and Eighth grader Isabella McCauley shooting the low round for the girls. When the last putt was holed, and the scores were calculated under the Modified Substandard Callaway Scoring System, the Spartans found themselves in 5-5 tie with the Packers. As the team in possession of the “It” and “Agnes” cups, the Spartans retain possession of the newly minted Felton Cup in the tie. Thank you to everyone who participated, we know Coach Felton would have been proud.
- 5 South Saint Paul High School
- 5 Simley High School
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