Heart of America Four-Ball: Top seeds fall
VILLAGE OF LOCH LOYD, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2013) -- Overall number one seed Brent Mertz and Travis Mays were upset in the Round of 16 Thursday at the 2013 Heart of America Four-Ball. The team of Trent Newby and Craig Johnston turned the match around with back to back birdies on the par-3 13th and par-4 14th holes to square the match up with five holes to play. Pars for both teams the rest of the way would force the match into overtime. Both teams would par the 19th and 20th holes, forcing a third playoff hole. A birdie from the local team of Newby/Johnston would bring the match to an end, successfully pulling off the upset. Newby/Johnston face off against Ryan Buerk and JP Derksen in the quarterfinals of match play on Friday morning. Large margins of victory in the Round of 16 came from 2012 finalists Josh Weems and Jackson Foth with their 6 and 5 victory over Don Walsworth and Tyler Shelton. Weems and Foth will meet KState golfers Connor Schrock and Hank Simpson in the Quarterfinals. The other quarterfinal matches will have Evan Monheiser and Joe Migdal facing Jack Fiscus and Park Ulrich and Drew Judd and Brian Walker facing Jason Seeman and David Rismiller.The Senior quarterfinals are also finalized after the Round of 16 today. Steve Groom and Andy Smith are set to face Jim Seward and Dave Harris in the first quarterfinal match starting at 7:30 am. Don Kuehn and Jerry Reid are meeting Mark Addington and Tom Leonard, who played the longest match winning in 21 holes in the first round, in the second quarterfinal match tomorrow morning. The third quarterfinal match will pit St. Louis residents Karl Elbrecht and Jerry Watulavich, who played the fewest holes today after winning 7 and 5, against Kansas City golfer Greg Dunn and Marty Sallaz. The final quarterfinal match will have Mark Crow and Jay Edwards meeting Kevin Handlan and Bill Hanger to determine the final semifinal position. The winners of both matches will face each other tomorrow afternoon for the semifinals.
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