BAY CITY, MI – He doesn’t get a reduction espresso at McDonald’s simply but.
And he isn’t making any quick retirement plans.
However Jake Coquillard likes being thought-about among the many senior sect on the Halub Cup.
Simply 16 days after reaching age 50 – the edge for being thought-about a senior within the annual Saginaw Valley Public Golf Course vs. Bay County Golf Course problem – Coquillard stepped into the lineup and emerged because the difference-maker.
The Essexville Garber trainer and soccer coach scored 5.5 of a potential 6.0 factors to spark Saginaw Valley Public to a dramatic 19-17 victory over Bay County, claiming the Halub Cup for the thirteenth time in 15 seasons.
“Jake instructed us final yr ‘You understand, I’m going to be 50 earlier than the following one.’ So we’ve positively saved him in thoughts,” Saginaw Valley Public captain Scott Schmidt mentioned. “Clearly, he has a profitable mentality. He doesn’t prefer to lose, identical to the remainder of us. He was an important addition, an ideal match.”
After the rival squads performed to a 9-9 draw on Saturday at Bay County, Saginaw Valley Public scored a 10-8 edge on its dwelling course Sunday to drag out the victory.
The fifteenth annual occasion performed out fairly much like so many others, with the senior pairings main the cost for Saginaw Valley Public. Every group’s 12-player lineup options eight juniors and 4 seniors.
This yr was performed by a two-man, best-ball format. In every pairing, one level was awarded to the group that gained essentially the most holes on the entrance 9, one level to the group that gained essentially the most holes on the again 9, and one level to the group with most holes gained over the complete 18.
The Saginaw Valley Public senior pairings gained three of their 4 matches for the weekend, outscoring Bay County’s seniors 9-3. Rod Grigg, Paul Holyszko, Rick Webb and Coquillard obtained it accomplished within the senior sect.
“The seniors are at all times robust for us,” Schmidt mentioned. “They do lots of harm.”
In Halub Cup historical past, the Saginaw Valley Public seniors sport an eye-popping 49-17-8 all-time document. And the group actually didn’t take a backward step this season when it had a gap for its seniors.
Coquillard made his Halub Cup debut final summer season, filling in for one spherical in Saginaw Valley Public’s junior lineup. However after celebrating his fiftieth birthday on June 24, he turned eligible for that senior opening – and crammed it properly whereas incomes MVP honors.
He paired with Paul Holyszko for a 3-0 victory in Spherical 1 at Bay County Golf Course on Saturday, then paired with Rod Grigg for a 2.5-.5 win at Saginaw Valley on Sunday. Grigg was second on the group with 5.0 factors for the weekend whereas Holyszko scored 4.0 and Webb 3.5, because the 4 seniors meshed.
“It is a group sport and that’s why I like it,” mentioned Coquillard, who’s getting ready for his thirteenth season as varsity soccer coach at Garber. “It’s two guys working collectively as a group. Should you hit a nasty shot, your associate says ‘I obtained you.’ And for those who hit a great shot you possibly can say ‘I obtained you on this one.’ As a coach, that’s what it’s all about, having your teammate’s again.”
Saginaw Valley gained 4 of the six matches on Sunday to interrupt the impasse. Along with Coquillard and Grigg, Pat Tobin and Jason Holyszko additionally scored a 2.5-.5 victory whereas Schmidt and Andrew Janke, and Ed Brengman and Nick Schwall teamed for 2-1 wins.
Bay County had a key pickup of its personal as former Bay Metropolis Central soccer coach Morley Fraser stepped in at late discover, teamed with Roy Schultheiss and pulled off a 2-1 victory Sunday.
Bay County’s different win on Sunday got here in spectacular style as Brent Goik and Jon Dammer scored a 3-0 victory. Goik improved his all-time Halub Cup document to 19-1-2.
However when Schwall ran in a 4-footer on No. 18, it set off a greenside celebration as Saginaw Valley Public locked up the win and ensured the Halub Cup would stay in its clubhouse for one more season.
“Some guys attempt to act prefer it doesn’t matter a complete lot, however in the long run, it does matter,” Schmidt mentioned. “All of us need to win greater than something. Once we found out that we gained, we had been all pumped up. We positively don’t need to go a yr with out this (trophy).”
2022 Halub Cup
Saginaw Valley Public 19, Bay County 17
ROUND 1 at Bay County Golf Course
Saginaw Valley Public 9, Bay County 9
Jake Coquillard/Paul Holyszko (SV) def. Tom Rezler/Rod Wright (BC), 3-0
Rick Webb/Rod Grigg (SV) def. Roy Schultheiss/George Escamilla (BC), 2.5-.5
Andrew Janke/Ed Brengman (SV) tied Scott Miller/Cory Snider (BC), 1.5-1.5
Matt Hechlik/Nick Schwall (SV) tied Jon Dammer/Nick Spencer (BC), 1.5-1.5
Jason Wright/Brent Goik (BC) def. Pat Tobin/Justin Holyszko (SV), 3-0
Scott DeWyse/Rob Marsh (BC) def. Jason Holyszko/Scott Schmidt (SV), 2.5-.5
ROUND 2 at Saginaw Valley Public Golf Course
Saginaw Valley Public 10, Bay County 8
Jake Coquillard/Rod Grigg (SV) def. George Escamilla/Tom Rezler (BC), 2.5-.5
Andrew Janke/Scott Schmidt (SV) def. Scott DeWyse/Scott Miller (BC), 2-1
Pat Tobin/Jason Holyszko (SV) def. Cory Snider/Nick Spencer (BC), 2.5-.5
Ed Brengman/Nick Schwall (SV) def. Jason Wright/Rob Marsh (BC), 2-1
Morley Fraser/Roy Schultheiss (BC) def. Paul Holyszko/Rick Webb (SV), 2-1
Brent Goik/Jon Dammer (BC) def. Justin Holyszko/Matt Hechlik (SV), 3-0
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