Colby Harwell, of San Antonio wins the State Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship over Scott Abbott 3&2. This year’s event was held at San Antonio Country Club, a founding member of the Texas Golf Association in 1906.
Three Austin area golfers advanced to the match play portion of this year’s event. Barrett Sandefur advanced to the round of 8 with a 3&2 victory over Scott Smith, of Houston, and a 5&4 victory over Alan Baxter, of Windcrest. Sandefur was defeated in the round of 8 by the eventual runner-up Scott Abbott, 1-up. Nathan Shilling advanced to the round of 16 with a 1-up victory over Jamie Amoretti, but was defeated by Will Osborne of Ft. Worth, 4&2. Cole Esau advanced to the round of 16 with a victory in 20 holes over David Richards, of Dallas. Esau was defeated, also in 20 holes, by tournament runner-up Scott Abbott.