Schmid Wins Iowa PGA Senior Match Play & Match Play
Riverside, Iowa –
Jeff Schmid of the Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville, Iowa won the season long Iowa PGA Senior Match Play by defeating Dave Ranney of Lamoni Golf & Country Club in the final match, 1 up. Schmid was also victorious in the Match Play Championship by defeating Darin Fisher of The Preserve on Rathbun Lake in the final match, 4 & 3.
The season long Senior Match Play and Match Play was a single elimination Championship. Players were seeded upon last year’s Player of the Year points list. Both Championships were broken into an East and West Brackets with the winner from each region facing off in the Championships.
Here is Schmid’s path through the Match Play Brackets.
Schmid earned a first-round bye in the East Bracket of the 2020 Match Play due his Player of the Year Points in 2019 as the #2 seed in the East Bracket. He faced Brian Delaney of TPC Deere Run in the second round defeating him 1 up. He then went on to knock off fellow Brown Deer PGA Professional Brian Wernimont, 1 up, in round 3. In the fourth round of the East Bracket, Schmid took on Adam Kaufman of Cedar Crest Country Club and defeated him, 1 up. He then faced Tracy Vest of Blue Top Ridge in the East Bracket Championship. Schmid played well and defeated Vest, 2 & 1.
After advancing out of their respected brackets Schmid and Fisher squared off in the Championship match at Blue Top Ridge in Riverside, Iowa where Schmid was victorious, 4 & 3 in the Match.
Schmid’s path to his Senior Match Play Championship. Schmid was the #2 seed in the East Bracket. He won round one against Mike Armes of Pinnacle Country Club, 5 & 3. He faced John Bermel of Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in the second round defeating him 2 & 1. He then went on to knock off David Edwards of Dubuque Golf & Country Club, 3 & 2 in the East Bracket Championship. In the final match Schmid defeated Dave Ranney of Lamoni Golf and Country Club, 1 up, to win the 2020 Senior Match Play Championship.
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