Georgia Sr. Match Play: Senior Semifinals, Super Senior Finals Set
Horseshoe Bend Country Club <br>(Horseshoe Bend Country Club Photo)</br>
Horseshoe Bend Country Club
(Horseshoe Bend Country Club Photo)

ROSWELL, GA (April 14, 2016)--After a dry, but blustery day at the golf course, matches concluded and the bracket is set for the final day of play at the Georgia Senior Match Play Championship. The fifth edition of this event is taking place at Horseshoe Bend Country Club, April 12-15.

Chris Hall of Kennesaw, the one seed in the Senior division, will compete against Doug Stiles of Athens in the first semifinal match. Hall, who is a two-time winner of this event (2013, 2014), earned wins over Elwyn Bridges of Atlanta, 3 and 2, in the round of 16, and Mark Nickerson of Roswell, 3 and 2, in the quarterfinals. Stiles eliminated Bill Manson of Gainesville in the round of 16 (5 and 4) and John Foster of Woodstock (3 and 2) in the quarters.

The second semifinal match will feature Jeff Belk of Marietta and James Kiely of Milton. Belk made his way through the bracket with victories over Ray Perez III of Norcross (6 and 5) and Mel Mendenhall of Marietta (19 holes). Kiely earned his wins over Steve Cazalet of Marietta, 1 up, in the round of 16, and Donny Phillips, Jr., of Suwanee, 1 up, in the quarterfinals.

Dave Nichols of Roswell, the top seed in the Super Senior division, will square off against Len McWilliams of Ellerslie in the final match. Nichols defeated Dick Van Leuvan of Atlanta (2 and 1) in the quarterfinals and Jim Kamis of Marietta (6 and 4) in the semifinals on Thursday. Meanwhile, McWilliams beat Eric Silver of Greensboro, 1 up, in the quarterfinals, and needed extra holes to top Jim Spall of Atlanta (21 holes) in the semifinals to earn his spot in the final match.

ABOUT THE Georgia Senior Match Play

Open to male amateur golfers age 55 or older for the Senior Division and age 65 or older for the Super Senior Division as of the first day of the competition.

Field: 120 players with the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes

Format: Match play preceded by 36 holes of stroke play qualifying; low 16 players advance to match play in both divisions if there are at least 32 entries in that division; otherwise, eight players.

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