Michael Foster Wins
2004 APA World Match Play Championship

Michael Foster - 2004 APA World Match Play Champion
Michael Foster
2004 APA World Match Play Champion

20 July 2004 - Richmond, VA - Michael Foster of Smithville, MO earned the 2004 APA World Match Play Championship defeating Larry Smith of Birmingham, AL 6 and 5. Foster who won the amateur division of the 2003 ProPutters.com Classic in Lubbock, TX last year earned his second major APA title in the past year. On his way to the title, Foster defeated Bennie Williams of Springfield, OH, the 2001 JPA Individual Champion in his first match 1 up. Foster then defeated Larry Hoover of Winston-Salem, NC 7 and 6, James Taylor of Lubbock, TX 2 up and Ricky D. Schults of Spartanburg, SC 2 and 1 in the semifinal match.

On his way to the championship match, Larry Smith defeated Amy Smith of Glen Allen, VA 1 up, Jeff Carr of Orangeburg, SC 1 up and Mike Matthews of Chesapeake, VA 2 up.

Amateur Division (Final Four) of the 2004 APA World Match Play Championship
(Richmond, VA - 20 July 2004)

Semi-Finals Finals  
Michael Foster (Smithville, MO)    
  Foster  
Ricky D. Schults (Spartanburg, SC)  2 & 1  
  Foster
Larry Smith (Birmingham, AL)   6 & 5
  Smith  
Mike Matthews (Chesapeake, VA) 2 Up  

Top Bracket of APA Players of the 2003 APA World Match Play Championship
(Richmond, VA - 20 July 2004)

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
Wayne Saunders (Richmond, VA)      
  Saunders    
Bye      
  Taylor  
Mickey DeLucca (Baton Rouge, LA)   4 & 2  
  Taylor    
James Taylor (Lubbock, TX) 3 & 2    
    Foster
Michael Foster (Smithville, MO)     2 UP
  Foster    
Bennie Williams (Springfield, OH) 1 UP    
  Foster  
Shayne Shiflett (Louisa, VA)   7 & 6  
  Hoover    
Larry Hoover (Winston-Salem, NC) 4 & 3    
     
Dennis Biesma (Roanoke, VA)      
  Biesma    
Marty Handschuh (Montpelier, VA) 3 & 1    
  Schults  
Steve Helton (Spartanburg, SC)   8 & 7  
  Schults    
Ricky D. Schults (Spartanburg, SC) 2 & 1    
    Schults
Lynn Self (Birmingham, AL)     4 & 3
  Self    
Bill Combs (N. Huntingdon, PA) 1 UP    
  Brown  
James Walker (Richmond, VA)   5 & 4  
  Brown    
Jeff Brown (North Olmsted, OH) 1 UP    
     
Larry Smith (Birmingham, AL)      
  L Smith    
Bye      
  L Smith  
Amy Smith (Glen Allen, VA)   1 UP  
  A Smith    
Jonathan Koo (Columbus, OH) 3 & 2    
    Smith
Jeff Carr (Orangeburg, SC)     1 UP
  Carr    
Steven Jones (Richmond, VA) 3 & 2    
  Carr  
Adam Sahmel (Huffman, TX)   5 & 4  
  Garrett    
Bill Garrett (Richmond, VA) 2 UP    
     
Bonnie White (Concord, OH)      
  White    
Bye      
  White  
Barry Moore (Midlothian, VA)   SD-1  
  Cyr    
Charles W. Cyr (Richmond, VA) 3 & 2    
    Matthews
Mike Matthews (Chesapeake, VA)     1 UP
  Matthews    
Chuck Dibbs (Virginia Beach, VA) 1 UP    
  Matthews  
Terry Sanner (South Charleston, WV)   3 & 2  
  Mingo    
Barbara A. Mingo (North Olmsted, OH) 4 & 2    

 

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