Five Share Florida Match Play Medalist honors
Hutson Chandler <br>(Liberty University Athletics Photo)</br>
Hutson Chandler
(Liberty University Athletics Photo)
BRADENTON, FL (August 4, 2016) -- The 18 holes of individual stroke play seeding kicked off early Thursday morning for the 25th Amateur Match Play at The Ritz Carlton Members Club. Despite some looming weather in the Bradenton area, play was completed without delay, and seeding for the Round of 64 has been determined.

Kits Patel (3), of Tampa, Thad Hudgens (2), of Longwood, Hutson Chandler (5), of Alachua, Mike Andre (4), of Fort Myers, and Christopher Carlin (1), of Plantation have all earned Co-Medalist honors, recording a 3-under par 69 for their rounds. Carlin, who is coming off of a win at the Four-Ball Championship in July, has earned the #1 seed and will be playing against Tyler Miller (64), of Valrico. The fantastic five were not the only red numbers of the day, as six players were tied just two shots back at one-under par, 71 for their seeding round.

The last three Champions of the Amateur Match Play are also competing, with defending Champion TJ Shuart (58), of Fort Lauderdale competing against Miles McConnell (7), of Riverview. 2014 Champion, Philip Knowles (21), of Bradenton, will be competing against opponent Todd Schmitt (44), of Orlando. 2013 Champion, Kevin Jorden (29), of Juno Beach will be playing against Stephen Anderson (36), of Hobe Sound.

2001 Champion, Joe Alfieri (39), of Lutz fired even par for his seeding round, and will play Lucas Trim (26), of Tampa at 9:10 on Friday morning.

The Round of 64 will begin tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. EST, with the Round of 32 matches to follow in the afternoon.

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