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Nick Schaefer wins The Birchmont
01 Aug 2015
by Jeremy Gomberg of amateurgolf.com

see also: View results for The Birchmont Golf Tournament, Bemidji Town and Country Club

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Champion Nick Schaefer
Champion Nick Schaefer
BEMIDJI, Minn. (August 2, 2015) – The Birchmont Golf Tournament concluded Saturday at Bemidji Town & Country Club in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Players in the men’s championship division played 36-holes of stroke play to qualify for a round of 32 match play. Outlasting the field was Nick Schaefer of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Schaefer, a former golfer at the University of North Dakota, got off to a slow start in the championship match against Seth Hepper.

Schaefer made four bogeys in his first seven holes and went to 3 down quickly. However, birdies on the par-5 ninth and 10th holes brought the match back to all square through 10. Hepper answered with birdies of his own on holes 11 and 12 and took a 1-up lead going into 18.

With a chance to close out the match, Hepper bogeyed the par-4 18th and the match went to extra holes. Schaefer closed out the match on the 19th and took the championship.

View results for The Birchmont Golf Tournament

ABOUT THE The Birchmont

Men's Championship
36 hole qualifying. Low 64 from Monday’s round play Tuesday. Low 32 qualify for Championship Flight which begins on Wednesday. Non-qualifiers placed in flights depending on score.

Ladies' Championship
Low 16 from Tuesday’s round qualify for Championship Flight, which begins on Wednesday. Flights depending on score.

Men's Executive
Open to men age 30 and over. Low 32 from Monday’s round play Tuesday. Low 16 Tuesday qualify for Championship flight. Matches begin on Wednesday. Non-qualifiers placed in Chairman’s Flight based upon score and Men’s Regular Flights depending on handicap.

Senior Men's Championship
Open to men age 50 and over. Low 16 from Tuesday’s round qualify for Championship Flight, which begins on Wednesday. Non- qualifiers placed in Directors based on score and Senior Regular Flights depending on handicap.

Super Senior Men's Championship
Low 16* qualify for Championship Flight which begins on Wednesday. Non-qualifiers placed in Senior Regular Flights depending on handicap. *Based upon minimum 16 entrants

Junior Division
Low 8 from Monday’s round qualify for Championship Flight, which begins on Thursday. Non-qualifiers placed in Junior Regular flights.

Men's, Ladies and Senior Men's Regular flights
Flights of 8 based on handicap. The round played on Monday/Tuesday will be a practice round.

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