68th Hudson Cup and 25th Senior Hudson Cup Matches – Final Results


The 68th edition of the Hudson Cup Matches concluded today at Fircrest GC course in Fircrest, WA.  The amateur team beat the professional team with a two day point total of 12 1/2 points to 7 1/2 points in the 68th Hudson Cup Matches.

In the 25th edition of the Senior Hudson Cup, the professionals beat the amateurs with a two day point total of 14 1/2 to 5 1/2.

The Charles Congdon Award went to Conner Barr and the Larry Lamberger Award was presented to Darren Black.  In the Senior Matches, The Bill Eggers Award was presented to Luke Wilson while Craig Schuh was bestowed the Bob McKendrick Award.

CLICK HERE to see results from 68th Hudson Cup Matches.

CLICK HERE to see results from 25th Senior Hudson Cup Matches.


History of the Hudson Cup

The Hudson Cup Matches were created in honor of Robert Hudson of Portland Golf Club in 1949. Robert A. Hudson was a very successful Portland businessman whose firm, Hudson House, was one of the nation’s leading wholesale grocers. Hudson played golf at Portland Golf Club and was devoted to the game. During World War II, the PGA of America was trying to keep its Tour alive and was in dire need of sponsors.  Hudson stepped up to the plate with the urging of Larry Lamberger, Portland Golf Club head professional, and offered to underwrite a 72-hole open tournament with a purse of $10,000. Thus the 1944 Portland Open was born, and Sam Snead won it. Hudson stayed with the program and went on to sponsor the 1945 Portland Open (in which Ben Hogan set the 72-par 72-hole scoring record of 27-under-par 261) and the 1946 PGA Championship, won by Hogan. Hudson went on to sponsor Portland Opens in 1948 and 1949 and the Western Open in 1955, all at Portland Golf Club, and he became the first chairman of the PGA Advisory Committee.


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