The men of Redwood Empire Golf and Country Club recently defeated Baywood Golf Club’s team to capture its second annual Nolan Cup.

Redwood, which won the Cup last year, easily retained it by beating Baywood 14.5 - 3.5. The tournament took place on Nov. 2 and 3.

The event was a two-day tourney where the first day featured six four-ball matches at Baywood followed by individual matches the second day at Redwood. The four-ball format consists of two-person teams where one score of the group counts against one score of the other two-some in match play. Six points were at stake on the first day while twelve points were contested on day two.

Redwood took the four-ball matches five and a half points to one-half point for Baywood. In the singles, Redwood prevailed 9-3.

”This event is called the ‘Nolan Cup’ in memory of the late Don Nolan, who was a long-time member at both Redwood Empire and Baywood,” said Redwood Empire head pro Greg Senestraro. “Nolan was a part of golf in Humboldt County, helping each course whenever he could. This tournament honors him with a format that would make him proud.”