Mike Stevens, USGTF Southeast Region director, captained a team of North American golfers to victory in the annual triangular match that ends the Linked Golfers World Hickory Open Festival, played October 3-7. Competing against a team from Europe and a select World team, the North Americans outpointed the Worlds by 11 Stableford points. The Stableford format lends itself well to a three-team competition, which matched the best eight scores of the twelve players on each squad. This was the third time Stevens has captained a team to victory. Especially rewarding, according to Stevens, was retaining the Hickory Cup on the Musselburgh Old Golf Club, the oldest golf course in the world and host to eight Open Championships. Golf has been played at Musselburgh for over 600 years. The Hickory Cup is appropriately on permanent display in the Musselburgh clubhouse, which itself dates to the 1700s.