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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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Tee Times and Player Information for the EDGA Match Play

Posted: June 11th, 2020

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There are 42 entries for the 2020 EDGA Match Play Championship. Drew Deimel is the defending champion and the other 41 players will be vying for the 31 available spots in Monday’s qualifier at Whispering Woods.

First round matches will begin Wednesday with rounds 2 and 3 taking place on Friday. The semi-finals are scheduled for 11:00 on Saturday and the finals at 11:00 on Sunday.

Due to certain guidelines and constraints currently in place in the state of Pennsylvania in response to the coronavirus, the EDGA has created a player guide for all players participating in the event to consider and abide by.

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EDGA Finalizes 2020 Schedule

Posted: May 5th, 2020

After evaluating all options and opportunities for currently scheduled events for the 2020 season in response to the coronavirus the schedule has been finalized.

For each event we will be working with host clubs and pros to ensure that all the applicable saftey measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the players. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Match Play Championship sponsored by Marquette Savings Bank will be the first event of the season. The event is being conducted at Whispering Woods Golf Club with the qualifier being held on Monday June 15th and matches to follow on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The field is being limited to 60 players and the entry deadline is Friday June 12th. Should conditions warrant the cancellation of this event, attempts will be made to reschedule it later in the season.

The Joseph C Martin Seniors Championship is scheduled for Tuesday July 14th at the Downing Golf Club. The parameters for the event will be the same as in prior years will any added safety guidelines that are applicable at the time. Should the event need to be rescheduled, Tuesday September 8th has been set aside.

The EDGA Team Championships are scheduled for Tuesday July 28th at Lake Shore Country Club. This year’s events will be conducted using the Chapman Format (in the past it has been a better-ball) with separate categories for non-seniors and seniors. The event will have any added safety guidelines that are applicable at the time. Should the event need to be rescheduled, Tuesday September 15th has been set aside.

The Amateur Championship sponsored by Marquette Savings Bank will be the final event of the season. The event is being conducted at The Kahkwa Club with the 54 holes of stroke play being conducted on Friday August 14th through Sunday August 16th. We remain hopeful that all restrictions will have been lifted by the date of the event and an alternate date has not been determined.

Should you have any questions about the events or any of the measures being taken in response to the coronavirus, please contact the association president, David Hewett, at glory2god.doh@gmail.com

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2020 EDGA Championship Schedule

Posted: March 4th, 2020

The schedule of championships for the 2020 season has been set. Event information is as follows :

Whispering Woods GC
June 15-21, 2020
Monday June 15th Qualifier
Wednesday June 17th Match Play Round 1
Friday June 19th Rounds 2 and 3
Saturday June 20th Semi-finals (11:00 am)
Sunday June 21st Finals (11:00 am)

Downing GC
Tuesday July 14, 2020
Alt Date is Tuesday September 8, 2020
Prizes for Overall and in 3 age groups…50-59, 60-69, and 70 & Over (super seniors)
for both gross and handicap

Lake Shore CC
Tuesday July 28, 2020
Alt Date is Tuesday September 15, 2020
** New for 2020 is the format for this event ***
In the past this event has been a two-man better-ball with divisions
for both seniors and non-seniors as well as gross and handicap.
This year there will still be a Regular and a Senior (both players must be 50)
division with prizes for both gross (incl trophy) and handicap

This year’s event will use the CHAPMAN FORMAT (sometimes referred to as “Pinehurst”)
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The Kahkwa Club
Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, 2020
Entire field completes 36 holes (Friday and Saturday) (tentative)
Field cut to top 24 and ties for Sunday’s final round

All entries must be completed using the EDGA’s Online Entry System.

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Cozad captures 2nd title in Playoff at rain soaked Downing

Posted: August 18th, 2019

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For a brief time it looked as if the final round of the 2019 EDGA Amateur would not be possible due to the excessive rain overnight and then again this morning but with a 2-hour delay and some sun and a light breeze the players took to the drier back nine to begin their rounds.

Playing in the penultimate group, Tyler Cozad birdied his opening hole and shortly thereafter eagled the par-5 13th. He closed the opening 9 with 5 pars and then opened his second nine birdie-par-birdie and found himself atop the leaderboard. That lead wasn’t safe nor long lived.

Mercyhurt University’s Adrian Larsen would go on a second birdie run, this time including birdies and 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 to get back to 6 under and in the lead. Larsen had reached that number at the start of the round when he birdied 10, 11, and 13 to take a two stroke lead. He followed with a bogey at 15 after hitting his tee shot out of bounds and then made 2 more on 16 and 18. He found lots of trouble on number 1, his 10th, recording a double bogey and dropping him all of the way back to 1-under. Then the birdies started again.

Cozad followed a bogey at the par-3 5th with a later birdie at the par-3 8th to get within one. When Larsen 3 putted for bogey on the 8th behind him the two were knotted at 5 under with one hole to go. First round leader Drew Deimel was still not out of it heading to the last, needing a birdie to get to that 5-under mark. Deimel had fallen out of the lead with 3 late bogies on his first 9, leaving him at 2-under. However 2 birdies on his second 9 and one great par save left him in position to capitalize sitting one back with one to play.

Cozad came close to a closing birdie but could not get it to fall and set the mark at minus 5. As the last group finished, Deimel played first and missed the green to the right and, for all intents and purposes, ending his title hopes. Larsen, on the other hand left himself about 20 feet for birdie and the win. His putt just missed on the low side leaving tied at minus 5.

The playoff took place on hole 10, the same place where the weather-delayed round started some 4 hours earlier. Both players were well positioned off the tee and Cozad, playing first, put his second shot on the par 5 on the front edge of the green. Larsen was not as sharp, hitting his second some 30 yards left of the green and then proceeded to hit his 3rd over the back of the green. He was able to save par but Cozad hit his first putt to about 4 feet and then rolled in the winning putt with relative ease.

Cozad also captured the 2017 EDGA Amateur Championship at Lake Shore and tied with Cathedral Preo’s Evan Rowane for the days low round, a 68. Rowane’s score allowed him to jump into 3rd place. Deimel’s closing bogey dropped him to minus 3 and tied for 4th. He tied with Mike Wolfe who shot one of the 3 69’s on the day. EDGA Match Play Runner Up Matt Barto had one of them, giving him a 2-under par total of 214 and a 6th place finish. Clayton Skoff had the other, he finished 11th.

The top 10 was rounded out by 4 players who completed the tournament at even par including Ryan Deimel (72-216), Mike Newcomer (71-216), Ryan Petersc(73-216) and Sean Sculley (75-216).

The top 15 players earned prizes. 12th through 15th were Brent Rodgers (70-218), Defending Champion Patrick Kelly (72-218), Mark Majewski (74-218) and David Nichols (76-219). Prizes can be picked up in the pro shop at Downing.

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