Silvernail takes home Southern California Match Play title
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (August 6, 2014) — Brett Silvernail, a University of California-Santa Barbara senior and Ventura, Calif. native, defeated Dan Sullivan of Pasadena on Wednesday afternoon 5-and-4 to capture the 2014 Southern California Match Play Championship.

Silvernail never trailed in the match, birdieing the first hole and steadily building the lead from there. After losing the fifth hole, Silvernail won three out of the next four holes to extend his lead to four-up, eventually winning with a push on the 14th hole.

Silvernail was the 13th seed and had to fend off a number of top-seeded players to get to the final against Sullivan, including a round-of-16 match against four-seed Sean Crocker and a semifinal matchup with the stroke play medalist Tim Hogarth. Silvernail had close matches with both players, needing the 17th hole or further to advance.

Sullivan, 47, did not play college golf but managed to beat plenty of young talent in the field. He faced Joe Ryon, former UC-Santa Barbara Gaucho, winning one-up in the round-of-16.

Ryon shot the course record, 59, at El Camino Country Club in 2013.

Then in the quarterfinals, Sullivan handedly defeated San Diego State junior Gunn Yang, a South Korea native who attended Torrey Pines High School. Sullivan reached the finals with a 3-and-2 win over Loyola Marymount University senior Tyler Torano.

Results For Southern California Match Play Golf Championship
WinCODavid DelichColorado Springs, CO250
Runner-upCAJim CamaioneUpland, CA160
SemifinalsCAMichael TurnerSherman Oaks, CA90
SemifinalsKYJoe PavoniProspect, KY90
QuarterfinalsCADon BakerCA50

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ABOUT THE Southern California Match Play

The Match Play and Senior Match Play championships began in 2008 as a means of bringing new credence and incentive to the SCGA points program. The SCGA points program awards points to golfers who give strong performances in SCGA, USGA, CGA and other selected outside tournaments. The championship fields consist of 32 players in single elimination match play. The top 24 players on the Match Play Points List earn automatic invitations to compete. The remaining 8 spots into the field are filled through a one day qualifying event. Match Play qualifying is open to members with a Handicap index of 5.4 and below at the time of registration.

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