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Army Guard claims golf General's Trophy again

Air Guard Lt. Col. Jeff Zupon tees off during the annual Army vs. Air Guard golf tournament on July 26. The Army Guard won the tournament that was hosted at Wolf Run Golf Course in Reno.
NV ANG Photo by Capt. Jason Yuhasz 152nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs (released).

Air Guard Lt. Col. Jeff Zupon tees off during the annual Army vs. Air Guard golf tournament on July 26. The Army Guard won the tournament that was hosted at Wolf Run Golf Course in Reno. NV ANG Photo by Capt. Jason Yuhasz 152nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs (released).

RENO --      This year's version of the Nevada National Guard's annual Army Guard vs. Air Guard golf tournament looked very similar to the 2012 tourney, as the Army Guard claimed the General's Golf Trophy for the second consecutive year. The Army Guard prevailed by four strokes, 59-63, in the scramble-format tournament held July 26.
     The annual golf tournament between the Nevada Army Guard and Air Guard is one of the longest-running sports rivalries in the state. The sister military organizations have battled for the General's Trophy since 1960.
     Reno's Wolf Run Golf Course hosted this year's scramble tournament. In the tournament's format, teams of four golfers teed off and then subsequently played the best shot of the four taken by the team's members throughout the 18-hole contest.
     Army Guard Lt. Col. Shawn Casey had several memorable moments during the day. On hole No. 7, he recorded the most accurate shot and won a gift basket. He also had the honor of accepting the General's Trophy from Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Bill Burks on behalf of the Army Guard.
     Even though his branch of service didn't claim the Governor's Trophy, state Chief Master Sgt. Rick Scurry enjoyed the event and the camaraderie.  "It was a great day for golf and a great day for the Army and Air Guard to get together," Scurry said.