Minnesota Golf Association

Top Two Seeds Ousted After Two Rounds at MN PGA Senior Match Play

October 10, 2017


  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. – Defending champion Steve Whillock and three-time champion Don Berry were among the casualties following the second round of the 2017 Minnesota PGA Senior Match Play Championship Tuesday at Somerset Country Club.

Whillock defeated Berry in the semifinals a year ago before downing Dale Jones in the final match to earn his first victory in the event. Berry, won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013 and added a third victory in 2015.

Jeff Otto earned a slim 1-up victory over Whillock Tuesday, while 2014 champion Dave Nordeen edged Berry by the same margin to advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

After a first-round bye, Brad Schmierer made quick work of Dave DuSchane, 5 and 3, during the second round Tuesday and will face University of Minnesota assistant women’s golf coach John Cleary.

Craig Brischke, who won the Minnesota Senior PGA Professional Championship at Forest Hills Golf Club in late August, cruised to victory, 5 and 4, over David Richardson, and will now face Dale Jones in the quarters after Jones edged Steve Fessler, 1-up

The 2017 Minnesota PGA Senior Match Play Championship continues Wednesday as the quarterfinal round is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. at Somerset Country Club.



2017 MINNESOTA PGA SENIOR MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
SOMERSET COUNTRY CLUB
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MINN.
6,429 YARDS, PAR 72


TUESDAY’S SECOND ROUND RESULTS

Jeff Otto, Lafayette Club, def. Steve Whillock, Oak Marsh GC, 1-up
Larry Norland, Greenhaven GC, def. Peter Krause, Edinburgh USA, 3 and 2
Brad Schmierer, Dakota Pines GC, def. Dave DuSchane, Somerset CC, 5 and 3
John Cleary, University GC, def. Bob Miller, Minnewaska GC, 3 and 2
Dave Nordeen, Northern Hills GC, def. Don Berry, Edinburgh USA, 1-up
Matt Vandelac, Unattached, def. Mike Flaherty, Dakota Pines GC, 3 and 2
Craig Brischke, Tanners Brook GC, def. David Richardson, Soldier Mem. Field, 5 and 4
Dale Jones, Mendakota CC, def. Steve Fessler, Medina G&CC, 1-up


TUESDAY’S FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Steve Whillock, Oak Marsh GC, BYE
Jeff Otto, Lafayette Club, def. Daniel Callahan, Island View GC, 1-up
Larry Norland, Greenhaven GC, BYE
Peter Krause, Edinburgh USA, BYE
Brad Schmierer, Dakota Pines GC, BYE
Dave DuSchane, Somerset CC, def. Roger Fahrenkrug, Braemar GC, 2 and 1
John Cleary, University GC, BYE
Bob Miller, Minnewaska GC, BYE
Don Berry, Edinburgh USA, BYE
Dave Nordeen, Northern Hills GC, def. Mark Carlson, Nemadji GC, 2-up
Mike Flaherty, Dakota Pines GC, BYE
Matt Vandelac, Unattached, BYE
Craig Brischke, Tanners Brook GC, BYE
David Richardson, Soldier Mem. Field, def. Ed Bialek, Oak Ridge GC, 2 and 1
Dale Jones, Mendakota CC, BYE
Steve Fessler, Medina G&CC, BYE


For complete tournament results go to:  https://mnpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mnpga17/event/mnpga1771/contest/82/leaderboard.htm

 


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