Minnesota Golf Association

Wohlers Bounced From U.S. Mid-Am During Opening Round of Match Play

September 24, 2018

 
 
  CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Surviving a 16-for-12 playoff early Monday, Minnesotan Bradley Wohlers fell to Stewart Hagestad during the opening round of play at the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at the Charlotte Country Club.
 
Wohlers, from Vadnais Heights, Minn., carded a 3-over par 74 to begin the championship Saturday and followed it with a round of 73 during the final round of stroke play Sunday to finish in a tie for 53rd at 147.
 
Carding par on the first playoff hole, Wohlers advanced to match play, but ran into trouble early and often against Hagestad. Taking a 2-up lead through four, Hagestad holed out for eagle at the par-4 to extend his lead before carding birdie at the sixth to lead Wohlers, 4-up.
 
Winning the seventh and eighth holes, Hagestad took a resounding 6-up lead to the final nine holes where he would win the 11th and 12th holes with a pair of birdies to close out the match, 8 and 6.
 
Sammy Schmitz, from Farmington, Minn., posted an opening-round 78 Saturday and with a round of 74 Sunday, was unable to make up enough ground to qualify for match play. Schmitz won the 2015 championship at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Fla., earning a spot in the 2016 Masters Tournament.
 
Bryce Hanstad, who resides in St. Louis Park, Minn., shot an 84 to begin play Saturday, but bounced back by posting a round of 76 Sunday, missing the cut for match play. Hanstad won the 2007 Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship when it was contested at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
 
 
 
THE 2018 U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
CHARLOTTE COUNTRY CLUB
CHARLOTTE, N.C.
7,368 YARDS, PAR 71
 
CAROLINA GOLF CLUB
CHARLOTTE, N.C.
6,998 YARDS, PAR 71
 
 
SUNDAY’S RESULTS
1. Stephen Behr, 69-68—137
T2. Rob Laird, 68-71—139
T2. Bradford Tilley, 67-72—139
T2. Todd Mitchell, 70-69—139
T5. Brett Boner, 71-69—140 
T5. Scott Anderson, 70-70—140
T7. Jeff Koprivetz, 71-70—141
T7. Stewart Hagestad, 67-74—141
T7. Daniel Wittlinger, 70-71—141
T7. Kevin O’Connell, 71-70—141
T7. Derek Busby, 72-69—141
T7. Danny Evelyn, 74-67—141
T7. Benjamin Hayes, 70-71—141
 
T53. BRADLEY WOHLERS, VADNAIS HEIGHTS, MINN., 74-73—147
MC. SAMMY SCHMITZ, FARMINGTON, MINN., 78-74—152
MC. BRYCE HANSTAD, ST. LOUIS PARK, MINN., 84-76—160


For complete tournament results go to: www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2018/u-s--mid-amateur.html#!scoring


 


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