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2020 EDGA Match Play Qualifier Compete

Posted: June 15th, 2020

The qualifier of the 2020 EDGA Match Play Championship sponsored by Marquette Savings Bank hosted by Whispering Woods Golf Club is complete as 31 golfers have advanced to join defending champion Drew Deimel for the match play portion of the event.

Jon Merriott and 2017 Runner Up Dave Spitzer led the qualifiers with scores of 2-under par 70’s. They were closely followed by a pair of 71’s by Zach Henry and Ryan Peters. Kevin McDonald was fifth with a score of even par 72. There was a group of 3 players with 74’s including Isaiah Swan, Michael Capotis and Tim Weyand. Last year’s runner up, Matt Barto finished alone in 9th with a 3-over par 75. The top ten was rounded out by 2017 Champion Sean Sculley and 2-time runner up Michael Garcia who both shot 76.

Three other past champions qualified for match play, Rob Nicotra (2006-77), David Hewett (2011-80) and Ted Grassi, III (2013-78). The match play cut came at 85 where a playoff was need to fill the final three match play spots from the 4 players at 85. Ryder Grignol was first to capture a spot with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Scott Simonsen grabbed the second spot with a par on number 2 and finally, Lucas March outlasted R.C. Chase on the third playoff hole to capture the final bracket opening.

The first round of matches begin on Wednesday at 8:00 am. The second round is scheduled for 8:00am on Friday with the quarter-finals to follow on Friday afternoon. The Semi-finals are at 11:00am on Saturday with the finals at 11:00am on Sunday. All play is at Whispering Woods Golf Club.

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