Sifuentes & McClernan named 2-Man Match Play Champions

The two man championship was played on Sunday August 30 on a top ten weather day between the team of Dan Grubb/Brian Beitlich (both 8 handicaps) and Ramiro Sifuentes/Matt McClernan (10&16 handicaps).  

The BMGA sent along it’s cub reporter who wrote back:’

The first hole was solidly won by Brian who two putted for par.  The second hole was halved with pars but on the third hole, Dan made birdie for the win.   The Dan/Brian team made par on #4 for a 3 up lead.  The teams halved #5 and on number #6 Ramiro made birdie for the win.  The seventh hole was won with Matt making net par for the win.  Dan/Brian were up 1 going into the 8th which was halved and so was the 9th. 

On number 10 every player made bogey but Matt was getting a shot so his net par made the match tied.   Dan/Brian came back with a par on #11 for the win and then Dan made his second birdie on #12 for a 2 up lead.   On #13 Ramiro made his birdie putt (second for the day) for the win.   And followed that up with a par on #14 for the win and making the match a tie going into #15.   Brian made a birdie on #15 to have his team go up 1 headed into #16.   But with Ramiro getting a shot and making par on 16, the match went back to a tie.  On 17 with a middle right pin position, Dan hit his tee shot to the far left of the green but then drained his 45 footer for his third birdie of the day.  More importantly, his team was going into 18 one up.   Only Ramiro had a decent tee shot to the green on 18 but pulled his approach in the weeds behind the green.  Both Dan and Brian made bogey and it was all up to Matt to extend the match.  He had a 13 foot, net par, uphill putt to extend the match.  

Bam!   He made it to extend the match.  Extra holes!   The teams decided to play #10 and Matt hit his approach 15 feet above the hole.   He then drained the downhill putt for a natural birdie and Team Ramiro Sifuentes/Matt Mcclernan were declared the champions.   It was a great and friendly match.  Both teams played well.   

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