The 18th annual Carter Cup—the Metropolitan Golf Association's Junior Stroke Play Championship—was held (respecting COVID-19 restrictions which meant no group photos) at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, NJ on Wednesday, July 29. The invitational event is named in memory of Michael P. Carter '00, an accomplished junior player and standout member of the Green Wave golf team who died in a car accident in 2002. Michael was a junior club champion at both Baltusrol and Winged Foot Golf Club, as well as a promising player on the Penn State golf team.
The Carter Cup features 46 top junior golfers from the metropolitan area typically playing 36 holes in the summer heat on Canoe Brook's two championship courses—a rigorous test of mental and physical endurance. James Allen of Scarsdale, NY, pictured below accepting the trophy from Michael's mother Mary Lou Carter P'00, claimed the 18th Carter Cup. Allen fired a 4-under 68 on the South Course in the morning to capture the 18-hole lead, then closed with a 3-under 69 for his 7-under total and two-shot victory. Delbarton congratulates James Allen on his win. He is headed to Penn State this fall, and the collegiate connection with Michael Carter provided even more meaning to yesterday's victory.
This year Delbarton was represented by Green Wave golfers Stephen Bicks '20 and Drew Mulcahy '20. Mulcahy is pictured below with Mary Lou Carter P'00 and her daughter Aly Carter Lopian.
We honor the memory of former Green Wave golfer Michael Carter '00 who gave the sport of golf everything he had while he was among us.