PRICE TOPS MITCHELL FOR 97TH CDGA AMATEUR TITLE
After 36 holes of stroke play qualifying and three matches, it would have only been natural to expect fatigue to play a factor in the 36-hole CDGA Amateur championship match.
Instead, Lake Bluff native Andrew Price played his best golf of the week, tallying only three bogeys in comparison to five birdies and an eagle en route to a 4-and-3 victory over Todd Mitchell at Calumet Country Club on Thursday.
“I definitely played my best today,” Price, the 2014 Illinois State Mid-Amateur winner, said. “I played well on Monday too, but definitely played really well today. The short game was really good. Any time I missed a shot I was able to get up and down. My lag putting was really good. Overall, really happy.”
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NEW SENIORS KEARFOTT AND SHEPPARD TOP CDGA SENIOR FOUR-BALL
An excited phone call in mid-January paid dividends in late May, as the pairing of Tom Kearfott and Tim Sheppard scored a 1-up victory in the championship match of the inaugural CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship Thursday at Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club.
“Tommy called me up and said ‘Hey, you’re 55 in February, right?’ and I said ‘Yeah,’ and he said ‘Let’s do this!’” Sheppard recounted of the conversation.
After carding a 3-under-par 69 in Monday’s stroke play qualifier, the pair earned the ninth seed for match play. A 2-and-1 first round victory set up a quarterfinal match against brothers Bob and Larry Silvestri, who had earned the top seed as co-medalists. Kearfott and Sheppard defeated the Sivestri pair 3 and 2, then dispatched of U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifiers Vance Antoniou and Mark Esposito, 4 and 3, in the semifinals, in Antoniou and Esposito’s fifth consecutive day of competitive four-ball golf (two at Winged Foot in the USGA championship and three at Crystal Tree).
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NATHAN TAKES CDGA MID-AM TITLE
Kyle Nathan (Glenview/Exmoor CC) took home the 2nd CDGA Mid-Amateur Championship, besting Matt McLaughlin (Barrington/Barrington Hills CC) 3 and 2 in the championship match at Lake Shore Country Club. Nathan, the 2012 Illinois State Mid-Amateur champion, won his semifinal match earlier in the day over
Cody Sundberg (Chicago/Olympia Fields CC), 2 and 1. McLaughlin ousted Andy Johnson (Chicago/Calumet CC) 5 and 4 in the semifinals.
Johnson and Matthew Minder (Springfield/Panther Creek CC) earned stroke play medalist honors earlier in the week.
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