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


October 10 2017
Dale Jones on the 7th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 1st green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland chipping to the 1st green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 2nd tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland on the 10th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones after the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland on the 2nd tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland hitting out of a bunker to the 4th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones hitting out of a bunker to the 5th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland on the 11th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones putting for birdie on the 9th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 6th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 11th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 3rd tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland chipping to the 11th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 9th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 12th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones pitching to the 8th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 12th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 13th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland just missing a birdie putt on the 14th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland on the 12th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland on the 7th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland after just missing a birdie on the 15th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 12th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones pitching to the 16th green during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland hitting from the rough on the 16th hole during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones on the 17th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Larry Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Larry Norland on the 17th tee during the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Dale Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dale Jones congratulated by Larry Norland on the 18th green after the final match of the 2017 Minnesota Senior Match Play Championship at Somerset Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. Jones defeated Norland by a score of 1 up to win the title. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA

  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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