Traditions Set for 2014 Mid-Am Match Play
The 2014 State Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship will be contested Thursday, July 24, through Sunday, July 27, at the Traditions Club in Bryan.
The Traditions Club was designed by one of golf’s premier architects, Jack Nicklaus, and his son Jack, Jr. Utilizing the natural rolling terrain, the 18-hole championship layout meanders its way along Turkey Creek and puts a premium on shot placement and a steady hand on the putting greens.
First conducted by the Texas Golf Association in 1999, the State Mid-Amateur Match Play, along with the State Public Links, is one of only two events on the annual schedule to feature head-to-head competition.
The format for the championship is 18 holes of stroke play qualifying on Thursday, July 24, with the low 32 scores advancing to match play. First and second round matches will be played Friday, July 25; quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday, July 26; and the final on Sunday, July 27. All matches are 18 holes.
Mike Booker of The Woodlands will attempt to become the first person to successfully defend his title. Booker, who went on to be named the 2013 Senior Player of the Year, will be up against an exceptionally strong 90-player field that includes: 2010 champion John Bearrie of Arlington; 2011 champion Jess Bonneau of Houston; 2012 South Regional Player of the Year John Dowdall of Houston; and Tony Soerries of Montgomery, winner of the 2013 South Amateur and the 2014 South Mid-Amateur.
Results from stroke play qualifying and all match play rounds, as well as starting times and pairings, will be posted on the Texas Golf Association web site (txga.org). For additional information about the State Mid-Amateur Match Play, please contact the Main Office at (214) 468-8942.