By RICK CONRAD For the Pharos-Tribune
---- — The best golfers from Logansport and Peru went head to head in the annual battle of the Beaupre Cup over the weekend at Dykeman Park G.C. When the friendly competition was over, it was the golfers from Logansport who once again had claimed the cup.
Saturday’s matches were for team points and at the end of the day, Logansport held a 5 ½ to 2 ½ lead. Sunday’s matches were individual scores with Logansport dismantling the visitors by claiming 13 ½ out of 15 points.
Logansport had all kinds of good play Sunday. Dave Ulery was a 3 and 2 winner over Lou Hevezi. Bryan Worthington was a 5 and 4 winner over Jerry Hammon and Fred Hunkle was a 5 and 4 winner over Paul Donaldson. Mark Muehlhausen was a 4 and 3 winner over Mike Burt. Jon Flory won 1-up over Kurt Brenneman. Bob Louthain won his match 4 and 3. Dave Delk was a 5 and 4 winner over Mike Tweed.Ken Robbins was a 4 and 3 winner over Mike Tweed Jr.
Also for Logansport, Kerry Worthington was a 5 and 4 winner over Brian Mullikan. Greg Fisher was a 8 and 6 winner over Adraian Roach. Dallis Bowditch won his match 3 and 2 over Jim Bandsetter while Steve Schwering was a 6 and 5 winner over Jim Fry. Michael Miller was a 2-up winner over Brian Brindle and Pete Lundy was a 3 and 2 winner over Mike Thayer.
Peru’s lone points came from Daryl Medley, who halved his match with Dave Eberhardt, and Carter Cox, who was a 3 and 1 winner over Rick Scott.
Logansport’s Lundy went head to head with Peru’s top guy, Thayer, and was happy to come away with the win.
“We kind of went back and forth all day long. He’d string together a few good holes and then I would do the same. Neither of us were really able to get anything going but we were here to compete, and that’s what it’s all about. All of us getting together for this friendly competition and the camaraderie of it all.”
Lundy and Miller were part of the foursome that was the last in and on 18 Miller hit two remarkable shots to seal the win against Brindle.
“It kind of makes it easier for you when you know the guys ahead of you have done so well and have the win wrapped up. [Brindle] is a heck of a competitor and made the match a lot of fun,” said Miller.
The competition is named in memory of Jerry Beaupre, an avid golfer and board member at All Saints school prior to his death in 1992. Many within the All Saints family wanted a way to remember all that he had done for the school. Max Padgett, a dear friend, spearheaded a drive to combine Beaupre’s two loves — golf and serving the school. Thus came the idea for the Beaupre Cup, an annual competition that serves as a fundraiser for All Saints school. The first Beaupre Cup was in 1993 and has been going strong ever since.
Several members of the Beaupre family attended the matches on Sunday. Among them was Jerry’s daughter and Logansport resident Kathy Bixler. The annual match means as much to the Beaupre family as what it does to the school, according to Bixler.
“It’s still very important to us. It’s as important to us now as it was when it was first started. It’s incredible that they continue to memorialize my dad. I think that it just says a lot about who he was in how they continue to give each year. It’s just amazing,” Bixler said.
One of the organizers for the Cup is Sandy Deichman. At the end of the day, Deichman presented to Father Mike of All Saints a check in the amount of $18,100. All members of the Beaupre team applauded when Deichman announced that this year’s amount was a record that surpassed the $17,725 that was given in 2009.
In the past 11 years, the Beaupre Cup has generated nearly $158,000 for All Saints School.