The SaddleBrooke Ranch Men’s Golf Association (SBRMGA) Match Play Tournament kicked off July 28 and finished Sept. 15. The tournament structure incorporated three flights. Each flight had a Championship and a Consolation bracket. The competition continued until each competitor experienced a minimum of two losses (one in the Championship flight and one in the Consolation flight). Flighting for the Match Play Tournament was done according to the competitor’s tee selection. The available tee selections for the flights were Pine, Blended (Pine/Rust), and Rust. The competition was played using the players’ handicaps.
Pine: First, Jim Strachan; Second: Kevin McCarthy
Blended: First, Tom Flynn; Second: Larry Tipton
Rust: First, Troy Peterson; Second: Rick Wright
Pine: Third, Tim Baker; Fourth, Ed Harrington; Fifth, Jeff Pharr; Sixth, Rich Hanson
Blended: Third, (tie) Lou Mastro and Joe Valancious; Fifth, Ed Cheszek; Sixth, Robert Christianson
Rust: Third, Bill Albu; Fourth, Jim Dyer; Fifth, Rob Nemecek; Sixth, Jayson Claar
The competition was intense with several close matches. Many matches ended at 1 up and some going extra holes to determine winners. We appreciate all who entered, making the Match Play Tournament a grand success. A special thanks to Bruce Haney, the SBRMGA special events chair.