New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-07-31 22:57:00 –
The Curry — Defending champions Greg Barcelott and Jeremy Gothrow are back on the collision track at the Baton Rouge Amateur Match Play Golf Tournament.
Berserott and Gothrow, who squared in last year’s final, won two games on Saturday and advanced to the semi-finals of the Beaver Creek Golf Course.
The semi-finals were also played by two amateur-qualified players, Phil Frazier and Matthew Jakuback, after a strong show at the Baton Rouge Open two weeks ago.
In the semi-final match, Berthelot will face Frazier at 8 am on Sunday and Gautreaux will face Jakuback.
“I didn’t putt as much as in the morning (afternoon), but the work was done,” said Baselot.
Berthelot’s afternoon match against Berthelot was tight from beginning to end. Valentin led one up on the turn, while Berserott led on the 10th and 11th holes. The pair halved the remaining seven holes as Berthelot won the match 1 up.
Gautreuax passed 15 holes at Mark Bienvenu and was 1 up before slicing the drive into the woods at 16. Bienvenu won the par. At 17:00, Bienbene’s 3-foot par putt came off and Gothrow opened the door to win the match by halving 18.
Gothrow got the half he needed after shooting a long, straight tee shot.
Jacback, who finished second at the Baton Rouge Open, led Mike Stackers one hole after 15 holes and won a one-up victory with three closing pars.
“The 36-hole day is tough,” said Jacback, who started the quarter-final match with three consecutive birdies. “When you come down all at once, you fight fatigue and sweat. It’s all.”
Frazier defeated Wendell Akins 2 and 1 in the afternoon match. Akins went down 15 holes by 2 to win 16 before Frazier closed the 17th hole.
This year’s 16-player field is the smallest Baton Rouge amateur has had in recent years. For years, the 64-man field had been cut down by eight players after three rounds of match play before the final round of 18-hole stroke play determined the winner.
In recent years, the format of the tournament has been changed to feature four rounds of match play as the field has been reduced to 32 players.
“There are a lot of good players who didn’t qualify normally and anyone can win in match play,” said Baselot.
Results of the Baton Rouge Amateur Golf Tournament at The Curry’s Beaver Creek Golf Course
Greg Baselot def. David Nights 3 and 2
Brake Valentin def. Nicholas Cristea 4 and 3
Wendell Akins def. Eric Hoffman 10 and 8 (withdrawal)
Phil Frazier def. Kevin Laundry 6 and 5
Jeremy Gautreaux def. Carter Schmidt 3 and 1
Mark Bienbene def. Tresimmons 3 and 1
Mike Stackers def.Landon Covington 1 up
Matthew Jackback def.Scott Wilfon 1 up
Jeremy Gautreaux def.Mark Bienbene 1 up
Matthew Jackback def.Mike Stackers 1 up
Greg Baselot def.Brake Valentin 1 up
Phil Frazier def. Wendell Akins 2 and 1
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