Trojan Golf to Go Head-to-Head with ErskineMarch 23, 2011
ANDERSON, S.C. – In a break from the typical spring tournament format, the Anderson University and Erskine College men’s and women’s golf teams will play a two-day dual tournament Thursday and Friday.
The Flying Fleet will host the first round of the matchup on Thursday at Hunter’s Creek Golf and Country Club in Greenwood, S.C., the Trojans will play host to their rivals on Friday at Cobb’s Glen in Anderson.
On the women’s side, the former conference foes both competed in the Dana Rader Intercollegiate on March 7-8, with Anderson carding a 668 to claim fourth, while the Fleet were eighth with a two-day total 728.
The two men’s squads have not competed in any of the same tournaments in 2011.
The two-day head-to-head competition will count toward the annual Beville Cup competition, which was established in 2003 in order to promote and enhance the rivalry between Anderson and Erskine and is sponsored by ARAMARK. The winner of the Beville Cup each year has the award presented each spring to its student-athletes and coaches by the losing athletics director, traditionally at their postseason banquet/awards night.
Last season AU brought the Cup back to the Electric City, with Anderson claiming a 20-18 victory after the AU women’s golf team posted a fourth-place finish at the Conference Carolinas’ Championship, two spots ahead of Erskine to provide the winning margin.
Anderson won the inaugural Cup in 2004 by a comfortable margin before Erskine captured the Cup back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006. The Cup returned to Anderson in 2007 and 2008, but Erskine returned it to Due West in 2009 with a narrow 16.5-15.5 win.