Former ND State Bison Bill Carlson takes North Dakota Match Play
Bill Carlson <br>(ND Golf Association Photo)</br>
Bill Carlson
(ND Golf Association Photo)

JAMESTOWN, ND (July 31, 2016) -- For most of the North Dakota Match Play championship tilt, Bill Carlson was trailing Connor Holland. But on Sunday Carlson proved why you keep playing all 18 holes.

So 1 down with five holes left at Jamestown Country Club, Carlson dug deep and won back-to-back holes to take a 1 up lead with three remaining. Now in the lead, Carlson kept the peddle to the mettle and finished off the match a short time later with a 2&1 victory. The win on Sunday was the second North Dakota Match Play title, in the last three years for the former North Dakota State Bison.

Carlson, the four-seed, won three matches to reach the finals including a 1 up win against No. 9 Pat Traynor in the semifinals.

Three-seed Connor Holland, made his way to the title match thanks to a 2 up victory over Mitch Fifer in the semis.

ABOUT THE North Dakota Match Play

Since inaugural state competitions, the annual highlight of the North Dakota golfing picture has been the NDGA Match Play Championship. This tournament attracts the State's best golfers and creates more golfing excitement than any other tournament. Open and Mid-Amateur divisions, with flights and consolation brackets.

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