Charlie Greenwalt Wins
2003 Indiana State Match-Play Title
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|APA Zach Smith|
23 August 2003 - Southport, IN - Having Charlie Greenwalt in your bracket in the state finals would cause anyone fear. Such was the case in the Indiana State Match Play Championships. With three players not showing up for the event, the pairings were redone and play began. Greenwalt, who drew a first round bye almost didn't make it to the second round of the winners bracket. Jeff Garrison took Greenwalt to the third hole of sudden death before losing.
The "Old Style" bucket hole, as it is referred to, gave Garrison his first round victory over Tom Gross in sudden death. Greenwalt again went to Sudden Death this time defeating Nate Nichols on the 2nd hole of "Overtime." Greenwalt won the winners bracket in "Survivor" style as well defeating top seed Tim Greenert of Louisville on the second hole of Sudden Death. Greenwalt would then wait for the winner of the losers bracket.
Jeff Garrison, who was not to thrilled about his "clank" off the bucket hole to lose to Greenwalt, went on a mission to get another crack at the two time state match play champion. Garrison defeated Danny Holcomb 1 up, Shawn Gilliland 3 and 2, John Ventura 1 up, Nate Nichols 2 up and Tim Greenert 2 up to get a second crack at Greenwalt.
Garrison made the best of the second opportunity, realizing he had to defeat Greenwalt twice to take home the State Match Play Title. he got out to a leas in the 36 hole final and held on to defeat Greenwalt 3 and 2 and force a final 36 hole match. The second battle went to the final hole where Greenwalt won 1 up to claim his third Indiana State Match Play Title.
Zach Smith Wins APA State Match Play Championship
23 August 2003 - Southport, IN - Zach Smith won 4 straight matches and breezed to the APA Indiana State Amateur Match Play Championship. Smith defeated Andrew Smith 1 up, Scott McCutchen 6 and 5 to advance to the finals of the winners bracket against John Watkins. Smith won the match 1 up and waited for the winner of the losers bracket. John Watkins defeated Bill Hammons 2 and 1 to get a second crack at Smith. Zach and John went head to head for 36 holes and still couldn't decide a winner. Smith aced a right rail shot on the first hole of sudden death. Watkins just missed his ace giving Smith the Victory.