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Arizona Wins Three Team Southwest Matches With Interesting Format
The Arizona Golf Association won a modified version of the Southwest Matches this week at Cascata Golf Club in Las Vegas with Colorado finishing second and Utah third in matches involving only the three teams. Arizona scored the most points all three days.
In the past the matches have involved four teams, but Arkansas backed out of the matches too late to find a substitute state.
The scoring format for the three-team competition proved to be very popular with the players and provided some exciting competition. The format consisted of threesomes with a player from each team in the threesome. Within the threesome each player earned a point for every hole he won against either opponent. Threesomes were changed each day and there were no duplication of individual matches.
“It was a great format and we had wonderful weather all three days,” said Mike Branca, Director of Competitions for the UGA.
Arizona finished with 209 points, Colorado score 199 points, and Utah managed only 173 points.
Arizona had the top two individual scorers with Trey Martin winning 43 holes and Grant Cesarek winning 41.
Colorado’s top scorer, Keith Humerickhouse, was third in individual points with 38.
Utah’s top scorers were Pat Murphy with 33, Karl Avant with 32, and Jon Wright with 31.
The individual and team scores were as follows:
Trey Martin, 13-15-15-43-43
Grant Cesarek, 13-14-14-41
Erik Walicky, 15-12-11-38
Lee Decof, 6-10-18-34
Dave Rasley, 7-10-12-29
Mark Apps, 10-9-5-24
Keith Humerickhouse, 8-13-17-38
Dave Delich, 9-19-8-36
Dean Clapp, 9-13-11-33
Tom Ross, 13-5-14-32
Kelly Crone, 12-8-11-31
Jon Lindstrom, 11-7-11
Pat Murphy, 9-11-13-33
Karl Avant, 16-7-9-32
Jon Wright, 8-13-10-31
Bill Probst, 9-10-9-28
Brad Millard, 6-4-11-21
For individual pairings and scores CLICK HERE