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Quarterfinals Set at Mid-Amateur Match Play
Briefly: Charles White continued his hot play as the top seed in the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond. White won his first match in the Round of 32 Friday morning 1 up before advancing to the Quarterfinals after a 4 and 3 win Friday afternoon. White, along with the remaining quarterfinalists, head into another marathon day Saturday with the Semifinals to be contested after lunch.
Match Play Bracket Leaderboard
Match Play Bracket Pairings
Golf Course: Opened in 1999, the award-winning course at Shadow Hawk was designed by Rees Jones. The 7,207-yard, par-72 layout stretches across 274 acres of pristine land and features a great variety of shape and length of holes, ample fairways, artistic bunkering and small, elevated greens. All the subtle challenges are front and center at Shadow Hawk; there are no tricks or gimmicks. Shadow Hawk has earned the well-deserved reputation as a straightforward test of a player’s skill.
Weather: Sunny with a high in the low-90s and a slight variable breeze.
In contention: Friday’s matches resulted in seeds 2-5 bowing out after second-seed Bart Worthing lost in the Round of 16 to Anthony Estorga 3 and 2. Third seed Kevin Doskocil fell to John Dowdall 1 up in the Round of 32. Fourth seed Randy Lance lost his match against Geoff Heller 4 and 3 in Friday afternoon’s Round of 16. Twelfth seed Jake Istnick defeated fifth seed Shaun Helmle 3 and 2 in the Round of 16.
What’s Next: Quarterfinal Matches begin at 7:30 a.m., and the Semifinals take place tomorrow afternoon starting at 12:00 p.m.
More Info: For more information on the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play, visit the tournament homepage here.