PASADENA, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2013) -- For the first time in event history, the SCGA held a qualifier for the final eight spots in this year's Senior Match Play Championship. It turns out that was a game-changer, as both the No. 1 seed David Delich and No. 2 seed and defending champion Greg Hetzer were both eliminated in the tournament's opening round Monday, losing to Steve Bogan and Jeffrey Gipner, respectively. Both Bogan and Gipner qualified for the event Thursday at Brookside GC.
Most senior golfers stayed away from Annandale's finishing holes, as six of the 16 head-to-head matches were completed before the par-4, 16th hole. Just Patrick Duncan of Rancho Santa Fe and Don Eklund of San Diego won in dramatic fashion, each besting their opponents on the 19th hole to advance to Tuesday's Round of 16.
Other notables to advance include 2011 CGA Senior Champion Mark Nickeas and last year's Pasadena Senior City Champion Michael Turner.Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Following the Round of 16, the quarterfinals will begin at 12:30 p.m.
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