Local Duos Take CG Cup Season Opener at Chambers Bay

Net winners Brian Wood and Josh McCleary
Gross champs Nick Miller and Bryson Agnew

As of Friday night, on the eve of the Cascade Golfer Cup’s Season Opener at Chambers Bay in April, Brian Wood and Josh McCleary had never met. Twenty-four hours later, they were making plans to go to Maui.
Wood and McCleary — two veteran CG Cup players who were paired by tournament organizers after they couldn’t find a teammate to join them in the year’s first event — posted 10 net birdies and one net eagle en route to 47 Stableford points and the overall net championship, earning themselves a five-day, four-night trip to Maui, including lodging and two rounds of golf. We’re guessing they’re good friends now.
Meanwhile, another pair of veterans — Bryson Agnew and Nick Miller — fired scores of 79 and 77, respectively, en route to 37 Stableford points and the overall gross title to earn a Maui vacation of their own.
In all, more than 100 players kicked off the year at Chambers Bay, enjoying sunny skies, free beer on the course, tee prizes and a post-round meal — not to mention sharing in 25 team prizes, including stay-and-plays, rounds to Chambers Bay, Palouse Ridge, Wine Valley, Salish Cliffs and other great Northwest tracks.
Most of all, they had fun, which is what the Cascade Golfer Cup is all about — giving the typical, daily-fee golfer (folks just like ourselves, in other words) the chance to experience the fun of tournament golf, and compete for real prizes in a low-stress, high-fun environment. It’s what we always wanted in a tournament but could never find, so we went and made it ourselves.
The tournament kicked off what is shaping up to be the most exciting year in tournament history, including a stellar course lineup — Chambers Bay, Washington National (May 19), Salish Cliffs (June 2), The Home Course (June 23), Trophy Lake (July 21), Gamble Sands (Aug. 11) and White Horse (Sept. 8) — a record list of prizes and a summer with plenty of sun in the forecast.
All tournaments are played in two-player, team formats (including best-ball, stroke play and Stableford) and are open to any golfer with an established handicap. Furthermore, each event features its own outstanding list of prizes, like those above, meaning you can pick and choose the tournaments you want to play and be guaranteed an outstanding prize pool. Teams that do play in multiple events, however, also earn points towards the season-long Cascade Golfer Cup standings, featuring additional stay-and-plays and golf getaways for the top-performing teams.
And, if you’re worried that you don’t have a partner? Don’t be — Brian Wood and Josh McCleary didn’t have partners either, but do you know what they do have? A heck of a trip ahead of them later this year, filled with sun, sand and as many Mai Tais as they can handle.
Five more tournaments await, which means five more chances to win your own golf vacation. To register, visit www.CascadeGolfer.com, or email tournament director Simon Dubiel at [email protected] We’ll see you there!

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