Barret Sandefur was 2-down through 9 holes of his semi-final match with Nathan Shilling, but shot 3-under on the back nine, advancing to the championship match 2&1. In the finals, Barrett continued to get hotter than the August temperature and shot a sizzling 4-under par on his front nine against Jonathan Alden, who earlier closed out Josh Luongo 1-up in their semi-final match. Steady golf for Barrett on the back nine against Alden resulted in a victorious 6&5 victory to claim the inaugural title.
This was a great week for match play golf – The Solheim Cup, the US Amateur, and the Austin Mid-Am Match Play all happening at the same time. Thank you to everyone involved at Grey Rock Golf Club and the City of Austin for establishing this event. Ask any of the competitors from this week – this was the best any of us have ever seen Grey Rock with respect to course conditions. The greens were pure, the fairways tight and the rough difficult but fair. A great match play venue, and a great match play champion in Barrett Sandefur!
Complete match play bracket
The final four players for the 2017 Mid-Amateur Match Play, held at Grey Rock golf Club, teed off this morning. Barrett Sandefur defeated Nathan Shilling 2&1 and Jonathan Alden defeated Josh Luongo 1 up.
The Championship match teed off at 1:00 and is just underway, but live scoring will keep you updated throughout the match.
The round of 16 is set for the inaugural Austin Mid-Amateur Match Play, after a Friday morning stroke play qualifying and the first round of matches.
Josh Luongo and Nathan Shilling shared medalist honors with a qualifying round of 1-under par 71 and nabbed the top two seeds for match play. Players shooting 82 or better advanced to the round of 32 and now 16 players remain and will tee it up tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. The round of 8 will follow starting at approximately 1:00 p.m.
The match play bracket will be updated throughout the tournament.
The Bluebonnet Cup will be held on September 9-10, at Bluebonnet Hills Golf Club. Download the entry form by clicking the link below to register before the deadline of Sunday, September 3rd.
2017 Bluebonnet Cup Entry Form
The current 2017 rankings have been posted through the Men’s City Championship. There are only a few tournaments remaining: Mid-Am Match Play, Bluebonnet Cup and the Men’s Senior City.
The deadline for the Austin Mid-Am Match Play is tomorrow, August 9th at 7PM. This is the inaugural event, and a welcome addition to the schedule. Let’s make it a great event!