54th Michigan Publinx State Match Play Championship

Eagle Glen Golf CourseTwo rounds of matches were played on Monday July 27th at the Eagle Glen Golf Course in Farwell, Michigan. In the morning matches for the Championship Flight, medalist Jason May of Sterling Heights defeated Justin Sokol of Bloomfield Hills 2 & 1. Luigi Spadafora of Milford recored a 3 & 1 win over Andy Alvey of Milford. John Olenjniczak of Redford edged Mark Zaraw of Sterling Heights 1 up. In the final match of the upper bracket Eric Spencer of Bloomfield defeated Jonathan Lang of Midland 3 & 2.
 
In the lower bracket of the Championship Flight, three-time State Match Play Champion Greg Davies of West Bloomfield edged Brian King of Saginaw 1 up. Young Brett Quitiquit a student at Madonna College defeated Kris Bradshaw of Scottsville 4 & 3. Rob Ronk, a golfer at Saginaw Valley State, moved on in the championship by defeating Ray Emsley of Waterford 1 up. The 2006 Publinx State Champion Kevin Klement of White Lake defeated Kurt Rillema of Rochester Hills 4 & 3.

The afternoon round started out with an upset with Luigi Spadafora of Milford defeating medalist Jason May of Sterling Heights 1 up. It took a five-under-par performance to defeat the medalist. In the second match Eric Spencer of Bloomfield  moved into the semifinal match tomorrow morning by defeating John Olenjiniczak of Redford 4 & 3. Former state Amateur and three-time State Publinx Champion Greg Davies of West Bloomfield advanced with a 4 & 3 win  over Brett Quitiquit of Highland.

In the final afternoon match, the 2006 State Publinx Champion Kevin Klement of White Lake went twenty one holes in defeating young Rob Ronk of Clarkston. The Semi-finals on Tuesday morning will feature Greg Davies of West Bloomfield against Kevin Klement of White Lake.  In the next match Luigi Spadafora of Milford will meet Eric Spencer of Bloomfield.
 
In the morning matches of the Senior Champiionship Division medalist Larry Hogard of Flint defeated Jim Jakubowski of Grand Rapids 4 & 3. John Jakubiack of Traverse City defeated Kevin Ennis of Livonia 3 & 2. Mike Grace, former professional baseball player, advanced to the afternoon round by defeating Dick Bland of Snover 6 & 5. Ron Dahlberg of Macomb edged defending champion Bill McDonald of Troy 1 up. In the lower bracket, Matt Wiley of Livonia defeated Jim Ellis of Commerce 4 & 2. Rich Pavlack of Howell advanced to the afternoon round by defeating Robert Kingbeil of Seridan 2 & 1. In a close match Don Savich of St. Clair Shores defeated Kevin Thomas of Riverview 1 up. In the final match Bob Dexter of West Branch defeated David Bartnick of Milford 5 & 4.
 
Larry Hogard of Flint defeated John Jakubiak of Traverse City 3 & 2 to move into the semifinal matches. Mike Grace of Pontiac edged Ron Dahlberg of Macomb 1 up. In the third match Rich Pavlack defeated Matt Wiley 2 & 1. In the final match Bob Dexter of West Branch was eight under par in defeating Don Savich of St. Clair Shores 5 & 4.

Semi-final Matches 

Larry Hogard of Flint vs. Mike Grace of Pontiac

Rich Pavlack of Howell vs. Bob Dexter of West Branch

For more information contact Bill McDonald at Eagle Glen  (989) 588-4424

 

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