FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, the Philadelphia Cup cham- pion was determined in a playoff. And for the second straight year,
Merion Golf Club emerged victorious. Merion
defeated Philadelphia Cricket Club, 5–2, in a
playoff on May 9 at Llanerch Country Club.
Both teams finished the season, 4–0. Their
scheduled Week 2 regular-season match
was cancelled due to weather. It is Merion’s
third straight Philadelphia Cup victory and
record 71st overall. Last year, Merion defeated
Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 6–1, in a
playoff at Old York Road Country Club.
“We had a little different team this year but
we always have a great team dynamic, always
pulling together,” said Loraine Jones, 48, of
Newtown Square, Pa. and Merion’s captain.
“The thing that’s special [at Merion] is we
root for another. Each individual does the best
they can do, but you are really playing for
your teammates.” m
Merion defeats Cricket in playoff for 71st title
Playoff: Kerry Rutan (P) d. Catherine Elliott-Powell (M), 1-up; Libbie Warner (M) d. Melana Walker-Regan (P), 1-up; Loraine Jones (M) d. Marji
Goldman (P), 1-up; Liz Haines (M) d. Becky Sanderson (P), 3&2; Holly Spofford (P) d. Katie Sibel (M), 1-up (match ended after 17 holes with
match outcome set); Kim Simmons (M) d. Alison Shoemaker (P), 2&1; Nancy Porter (M) d. Joanne Bidwell (P), 6& 5.
Team members are (from left): Liz Haines, Catherine Elliott-Powell, Kim Simmons, Nancy
Porter, Loraine Jones and Vinny West. Libbie Warner and Katie Sibel not pictured.