1-On-1 Match Play Begins At Birchmont Tournament


COLLIN TALBERT.>>>THE PRACTICE ROUNDS ARE IN. STROKE PLAY IS IN THE BOOKS. NOW TIME TO SHIFT THE ATTENTION TO ONE-ON-ONE MATCH PLAY THE REST OF THE WEEK. COUPLE STORY LINES TO KEEP AN EYE ON. CAN THE ISRAELSON SIBLINGS GET IT DONE ONCE AGAIN? HOW WILL DANNY MENTON RESPOND AFTER YESTERDAY’S INSANE 63? OR CAN THE 2015 CHAMPS KATIE SHEETZ AND NICK SCHAEFER FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO THE TOP? GETTING GOOSE BUMPS JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. OUT TO THE TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB ON AN INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE DAY, STARTING WITH THE WOMEN’S DIVISION. THE DEFENDING CHAMP, EMILY ISRAELSON, ON THE PAR FOUR FIRST. NICE APPROACH FROM THE FAIRWAY JUST FEET FROM THE CUP. SETS THIS UP FOR THE PAR PUTT, BOTTOM OF THE HOLE. NO PROBLEM. GREAT START FOR HER. BEATS BO ERHOLTZ, SEVEN AND EIGHT. HOW ABOUT THE 2015 CHAMP, KATIE SHEETZ, TAKING ON EMILY LADD. LONG PUTT ROLLS WITHIN A COUPLE FEET. THAT SETS THIS UP FOR A BOGEY SAVE, AND SHE ROLLS IT IN. NICE START FOR KATIE, A SIX AND FOUR WINNER. TO BEMIDJI’S ABBIE KELM AND ALEXANDRA PETERSON MATCHING UP. KELM WITH A NICE PUTT HERE TO SET UP THE PAR. SHE TAKES IT FIVE AND FOUR TO ADVANCE NEXT ROUND. FINALLY, THE PUTT OF THE DAY. KATIE NELSON ON THE FIRST. LIKE THERE’S A MAGNET AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CUP. THAT’S A BIRDIE, HELPS HER WIN THE MATCH FIVE AND FOUR OVER BEMIDJI’S KATIE OFFERDAHL. TO THE MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. LAST YEAR’S WINNER ANDREW ISRAELSON. NICE APPROACH ON NINE. HE’S A TWO AND ONE WINNER OVER SETH HEPPNER TO START OFF HIS TOURNAMENT. DANNY MENTON LOOKS TO BUILD OFF HIS 63 YESTERDAY, AND HE STAYED HOT. NICELY DONE OFF THE GREEN. THREE AND ONE ADVANTAGE OVER TOBY PALMISCNO THIS AFTERNOON. THE OTHER MEDALIST FROM STROKE PLAY, CHRIS CURB, NICE UP AND DOWN FINISH HERE ON EIGHT. HE’S A WINNER OVER ADAM VAN RADEN, THREE AND TWO. AND LASTLY, THE 2015 WINNER, NICK SCHAEFER. THE APPROACH JUST HOW YOU DRAW IT UP. HE’S OFF TO A GOOD START. TWO AND ONE WINNER OVER MATTHEW GREGG TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND. THERE’S FOUR FROM EACH DIVISION LET’S GO SIX MORE FOR MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP HERE. A GOOD DAY FOR THESE SIX. THEY’LL ADVANCE TO THE QUARTERFINALS TOMORROW. WE’VE GOT THE SECOND GROUP OF SIX HERE. 16 GOLFERS WILL BE GOLFING TOMORROW MORNING A FEW TIMES STARTING BRIGHT AND EARLY. ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE, WE SHOWED YOU FOUR. HERE’S THE OTHER FOUR.

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