Jay Muller takes Nebraska Senior Match Play
Runner-up Rick Dusek (R) and Jay Muller (L)
(Nebraska Golf Association Photo)
NEBRASKA CITY, NE (September 27, 2016) -- In his third trip to the championship match Jay Muller finally won the Nebraska Senior Match Play title thanks 2&1 win over Rick Dusek in the title match at ArborLinks.
Muller, the 11-seed, jumped out in front early with wins on the first three holes before holding on down the stretch. Leading 3 up with eight holes remaining, Muller watched as Dusek pulled within 2 down after a winning par on No. 13. Two holes later Dusek, the five-seed, got even closer as he reached 1 down with a victory on the 15th.
However, on the ensuing hole, the par-4 16th, Muller knocked his approach shot close and won the hole to regain a 2 up lead. With the match now dormie Muller sealed the deal on No. 17.
Muller reached the finals thanks to a commanding 6&5 win over No. 15 Michael Peterson in the semifinals while for Dusek it was a 1 up triumph over No. 16 Chris Mangan.
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