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Deimel advances in the 2020 EDGA Match Play

Posted: June 17th, 2020

2-time defending champion Drew Deimel extended his match winning streak to 16 with a 3&2 victory over Ryder Grignol in the first round of the 2020 EDGA Match Play Championship. Deimel will face Alex Weir next. Weir defeated Zach Ford in sudden death to advance. Derek Aicher also needed sudden death as he recorded his first EDGA Match Play win by downing Michael Capotis on the 19th hole. Aicher will face 2011 Champion David Hewett who defeated Tim Weyand 2up. TJ Mitchell and Carter Hassenplug were the 3rd of the first 5 matches to go extra holes with Mitchell taking the match on the first extra hole.

Lake View’s Zach Henry continued his hot play disposing of Matt Passqualinqa 8&7. 2-time runner up Michael Garcia advanced with a 4&3 victory over Bobby Scalise while Mercyhurst’s Ryan Peters took care of Dan Cullen 6&5 to complete the top half of the bracket.

Jon Merriott, who was the qualifying co-medalist had an easy time with Lucas Marsh, defeating him 6&4 putting him up against the 2013 Champion Ted Grassi III in round two. Grassi advanced with a 4&2 victory over the 2006 Champion, Rob Nicotra. 2019 runner up Matt Barto defeated Dave Lehner 3&2 and moves on to face Isaiah Swan who took care of Mike Newcomer 4&2.

The other co-medalist, Dave Spitzer was also successful in his round one match, posting a 4&3 victory over Scott Simonsen. He will face Mark Majeski in round 2. Mark was a 3&2 winner over Dustin Coleman. Sean Sculley had success against Mike Wolfe disposing of him 5&3. Extra holes was once again needed as Dean Rainville provided the biggest upset of the day by defeating Kevin McDonald in 19 holes.

Round two tees off at 8:00 on Friday with the quarterfinals to take place later that afternoon.

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