Canal Cup goes missing ahead of 2016 matches on Saturday

The annual Canal Cup matches between Seneca Falls Country Club and Waterloo’s Silver Creek have been held twelve times. On Saturday in Seneca Falls, the two clubs square off for the 13th edition of the team Ryder Cup-style golf competition.

In the history of the matches, Seneca Falls Country Club is 11-0-1 having always held the Cup which has been on display at the club’s Route 89 clubhouse in Seneca Falls overlooking Cayuga Lake.

SFCC team captain Doug Brown expressed concern in late-July when the Canal Cup could not be found at it’s normal home inside the main hallway at the SFCC clubhouse. Unsure of what happened to the Cup, preparations were underway to find a replacement ahead of Saturday’s matches until the following image emerged on Snapchat Monday night…

Apparently, anonymous agents had kidnapped the historic trophy, and starting this week, have displayed it in the Pro Shop at Silver Creek.

Last year’s matches were the closest ever, with the competition ending in a tie. Because SFCC held the Cup going into the 2015 matches, the tie was good enough to retain ownership for a 12th consecutive year.

The home for the Cup for the next 12 months will be decided by the outcome of Saturday’s matches.

Below is a photo of some of the members of the 2015 SFCC and Silver Creek Canal Cup teams following last year’s matches at Silver Creek…

FingerLakes1.com will have the full results of Saturday’s competition in Seneca Falls on Saturday night.

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