One of 206's strongest players, Scoccolo was on the receiving end of three singles upsets.
Price/Sturtevant d. Madden/Patten 3&2 (Fourball match 2010). The rookie Price had never played competitive golf. Sturtevant had lost six straight team matches. Patten won the practice round the day before and Madden was, well, Madden. Go figure.
Sturtevant d. Cheuk 1 up (Singles 2009). The four-year Seattle vet had won one match in three years. The longtime World vet was 3-1. Yet still . . .
Fisher d. Johnson 4&3 (Singles 2000). The late employee of Cascade Auto Glass played with persimmon woods in tennis shoes. The avowed Marxist lived on a country club and played 100 rounds a year, despite The Man holding him down. Blow out.
Aro/Harrison d. Cheuk/Stonesifer (Chapman 2000). Stonesifer had won eight in a row, Aro hadn’t won in his previous seven tries. I sent him and Harrison out as sacrificial lambs. Some lambs.
Sharkey d. Scoccolo 4&3 (Singles 2000). After Sharkey teed off on 3, Scoccolo called a two-shot penalty on him for hitting in front of the markers. Rather than knock Scoccolo’s block off, Sharkey rallied for the round of his life. The two were never close thereafter.
Aro/Harrison d. O’Brien/Stonesifer 3&2 (Stableford 2001). This was the only match the two Seattle guys won all week. Stonesifer and O’Brien weren’t exactly a powerhouse couple (5-3 for the week excluding this one) but this is one everyone had them winning.
Cheever/Gaston d. Anderson/Harrison 2 up (fourball match 2005). Basically the same as the aforementioned Aro/Harrison/O’Brien/Stonesifer match, only in reverse. This was the only match either Cheever or Gaston won all week. Anderson and Harrison were 4-2-2 excluding this one.
Despite the snazzy Nike duds, Harrison and Anderson didn't get it done this day in 2005.
Marcus d. Jenkins 1 up (Singles 2000). Five up with eight to go, I started playing conservatively — and paid dearly.
Beaton d. Scoccolo 3&2 (Singles 2006). The newcomer beat the nine-year Seattle vet, who had lost one match since 2004. After Scoccolo blamed a poor second shot at 15 on the kid driving the mower at Suncadia, Beaton closed him out on the next hole. Scoccolo’s comment: “some 13.”
Cheuk/Marcus d. Thilo/Majewski 6&4 (fourball match 1999). I don’t remember much about this match except that Joel Marcus was 2-13 overall. One of his wins was against me in singles. To have won a match 6&4 with a 2-13 record — well, it must have been quite a pillow fight.
Aro/Jenkins d. Gran/Hansen 3&2 (fourball 2009). Joel and I had won two in a row coming in, but Gran looked unbeatable and Hansen was as solid as anyone in the field. Hansen lost his game as Aro found his after a wrong ball controversy, and the rest is history.