Match play championship set for Waterville Aug 14 - 16

Posted by: CM Newspapers on Fri Aug 11th, 2017 5:02 am
Notes: Match play championship set for WatervilleMaine State Golf Association tournament will be 3 days, with 5 rounds...Match play features two golfers playing head-to-head for each hole. The match is over when one player canít be caught. For example, if a player is ahead by two holes with one to play, the match is over.The match play championship was reinstated at the request of some players in 2010. Five players have taken part in all seven match play tournaments since 2010: Joe Alvarez (who won in 2010), Ricky Jones (2014 winner), Matt Greenleaf (2013 winner), Mike Doran, and Scott Sirois. Of those five, Alvarez is the only player to win at least one match in each of the seven tournaments. With a 16-6 record in match play, Alvarez has the highest winning percentage (72.7 percent) in the tournamentís seven-year history,This is the third big event hosted by Waterville in recent years. The club hosted the Maine Amateur in 2015, and the Maine Womenís Amateur in 2014 ... aterville/
Posted by: SJ on Wed Aug 16th, 2017 7:25 am
Kannegieser, Baker and Chapman advance in Match Play InvitationalOAKLAND ó Will Kannegieser of Minot and Joe Baker of Oxford advanced to the second day of the Match Play Invitational at Waterville Country Club on Tuesday. But only one of the Martindale Country Club members will make it to the third dayKannegieser and Baker will square off in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, teeing off at 8 a.m. in one of four matches that will also include Craig Chapman of Auburn.Kannegieser, who was the runner-up at last year's Match Play, defeated Len Cole, 6 and 5, in the round of 32, then knocked off Eric Dugas, 2-up, in the round of 16. ... al/2182698
Posted by: PPH on Wed Aug 16th, 2017 7:33 am
Top-seeded Jack Wyman advances in Maine Match Play InvitationalWyman needs a late rally in his second match to reach the quarterfinalsOAKLAND ó Jack Wyman won the Maine Amateur this summer. He also won the Portland County Club championship. And heís still in the running for the title at the Maine Match Play Invitational.He needed all that experience Tuesday to avoid elimination.The top-seeded Wyman faced a two-hole deficit with five remaining before coming back, then winning on the 18th for a 1-up victory against Mike OíBrien, putting him into the quarterfinals at the Waterville Country Club. ... itational/
Posted by: PPH on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 5:47 am
Wyman, Grindle advance to Match Play finalThe top two finishers in the Maine Amateur Ė Jack Wyman and Sam Grindle Ė will meet in the championship match....ďIím going home. Iím going to bed. Iím tired, man,Ē said Wyman, the top seed and reigning Maine Amateur champ. ďItís mental warfare. Thatís all it is. Itís a completely different game than stroke play. Youíre kind of playing against yourself and trying to figure out how deep you can dig.ĒWyman continued his dominant summer, cruising to a 7-and-6 victory over Craig Chapman in the semifinals. Wyman will meet No. 2 seed Sam Grindle in the final at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.Grindle, who defeated No. 3 seed Joe Baker 3-and-2 in the semifinals, placed second to Wyman in the Maine Amateur at Brunswick Golf Club in July.ďIíve played a lot with Jack in the last five or six years. Iíve played with him a bunch. Heís a good guy. Should be a fun one,Ē Grindle said. ... lay-final/
Posted by: WABI on Fri Aug 18th, 2017 4:00 am
Grindle Wins Maine Match Play Invitational, Ready for big College SeasonBANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - Deer Isle's Sam Grindle won the Maine Match Play Invitational at Waterville Country Club. We had a chance to catch up with him recently, to learn about his hopes for the upcoming college season, and how last year's competitions helped his play this summer. ... 60453.html