117TH BMW PHILADELPHIA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
BCGA member GRANT SKYLLAS has made it to the 117th BMW Philadelphia Amateur FINALS on Saturday June 17th @ Philadelphia Cricket Club. The 36 hole final will begin at 7:30am. Spectators are welcomed. This will be a great match as the two best players in the 143 player field go head-to-head for the major. The last BCGA winner of this event is LedgeRock Golf Cub's Chip Lutz in 1977.
BCGA MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - SUNDAY JUNE 4TH @ LEDGEROCK GOLF CLUB
BCGA Match Play Championship Final Results - Sunday June 4th
Championship Flight Final
Brock Kovach 2 & 1 vs. Grant Skyllas
Brock Kovach has started his summer in good fashion beginning the week with his 2nd place finish in Pennsylvania State Betterball Championship after teaming with Stanford University bound Nate Menon. Brock continued his steady play with a 74 in the Friday Qualifier and a 2nd seed for the weekend. Ball striking and a high percentage of Greens in Regulation (GIR's) appeared to be a good recipe for Brock as he managed his way through the multiple challengers for the first BCGA major of 2017. His biggest test seemed to come in the final against local favorite and LedgeRock GC member Grant Skyllas. They matched shot-for-shot and exchanged quality iron shots throughout the Championship Final. Similar to all matches, putting was going to be the difference. Brock was able to make a key 23' par putt while being 2 up on Hole #15 to avoid losing the hole to Skyllas when it appeared inevitable. Brock also made a 4' bogey putt on #17 which ultimately became huge for Brock and his championship campaign.
First Flight Championship Finals:
RJ Wren 6 & 5 vs George Audi
RJ Wren appeared to be on a mission from the time he arrived to his Saturday morning match on #9 to his final putt against his final opponent and LedgeRock Golf Club member, George Audi. For the weekend, RJ played in four matches and not one of the matches reached the 14th hole. His stellar play was noticed throughout the LedgeRock campus as RJ fired low rounds totaling a phenomenal -15 for the weekend. George Audi came out focused and determined to take down the red hot RJ Wren, however, the hot play never was distinguished even as the rain entered the area for several holes. Wren, never seeming satisfied with his play, was haunted from his qualifier 18th hole score of 9, which knocked him out of the Championship flight and the prospects of overall Match Play Champion. Audi came into the Finals match with a heady game-plan and confidence as the member was knocking on the door of upset. RJ's young legs and determination won out with his Championship performance.
A BIG Thank You to LedgeRock Golf Club for sharing their incredible facility and providing superb hospitality. The LedgeRock team has been first class throughout!
Semi-Final Championship Flight:
Grant Skyllas 3 & 2 vs. Marty Stallone
Brock Kovach 2 & 1 vs. Jon Rudusill
Grant Skyllas vs. Brock Kovach
Semi-Final First Flight Championship:
RJ Wren 8 & 7 vs. Josh Krumholz
George Audi 2 & 1 vs. Trever Mertz
First Fight Finals:
RJ Wren vs. Georg Audi
SATURDAY ROUND of 16 and QUARTERFINAL RESULTS - Below
Matt Anderson captured Medalist honors with a low score of 35-38-73. Matt made 3 birdies on a very difficult day with scores of a -1 front nine 35 followed by a 2-over 38 coming home. Matt will be facing Jared Palubinski (16th seed) at 800AM Saturday.
Playing conditions on the fabulous LedgeRock GC layout tempted the field with their skills and patience from start to finish. Windy conditions and slick greens proved to be the ultimate winner as we head into the Match Play portion of the Championship.
Defending Champion Brian Golembewski will be facing Trevor Mertz in the First Flight. Please see below attachments for Championship Bracket, First Flight Bracket and Qualifying Results.
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