Cliff Matthews Wins in Arlington, Texas in a Playoff Over Tom Adair
8 September 2001 - Arlington (Parks), TX - Cliff Matthews and Tom Adair started out the tournament with matching 9 under 27's and a 2 stroke lead on the rest of the field after the first round. No players were able to make much of a move during the second round as almost all players were bunched together with scores between 29 and 31 and Cliff Matthews held a one stroke lead over Tom Adair, two strokes over Greg Everly, and three strokes over a group of three players going to the last round. Both Tom and Cliff played had solid games in the last round but Tom, playing three groups behind Cliff, was able to shoot one better forcing an 18 hole playoff for the title. Neither player played particularly well during the playoff but Cliff's 5 under 31 was good enough for the victory and a State Finals Spot. The other Sate spots went to Randy Wimpy and Jeffrey Smith.
In the amateur division another 18-hole playoff was needed to determine a winner. This time however, a brother battle ensued. Aaron Armstrong, playing his first event of 2001, faced off against his brother Neal Armstrong. The battle came down to the last few holes but Neal was able to put Aaron away for his victory of 2001 and a Texas State Spot. additional spots went to Aaron Armstrong and Danny Hoel.
Professional Division of Arlington (Parks), TX Events - 8 September 2001
|8||Joel Baker||31||30||29||90|| |
|9||Byron Kirby||31||31||29||91|| |
| ||Don Parker||34||31||26||91|| |
|11||Greg Simpson||30||30||32||92|| |
|12||Jeffrey Smith*||33||30||32||95|| |
|13||David Lynch||33||32||31||96|| |
|14||Mike Huckaby||34||30||34||98|| |
|15||Brice Bergesen||35||34||35||104|| |