LECANTO, FL (October 9, 2016) -- No. 9 Chip Brooke
and No. 11 Chris Fabozzi are the only two players
remaining at the Florida Mid-Amateur. The two will
their championship match at Black Diamond Ranch at
9:00 a.m. Columbus Day morning.
Brooke punched his championship match ticket
following a 2&1 win over top-seed and co-medalist
Shuart in the quarterfinals and then a 1 up triumph
No. 12 Matthew Giovannelli in the semifinals. Against
Shuart, Brooke was 3 down at the turn but was able
rally and win holes 10-12 to square the match and
Nos. 14 and 17 to win the tilt.
In the semifinals Brooke had to hold on for dear
life. After nine holes Brooke held a comfortable 4 up
lead, only to watch as Giovannelli rallied to tie the
match on the 15th following four straight wins.
Brooke responded with a win on the 17th hole to
the lead and then sealed the deal with a closing hole
Fabozzi began his day with a 3&1 win over
seed Glenn Przybylski in the quarterfinals. With the
match all-square through 14-holes, Fabozzi took
late with wins on Nos. 15, 16 and 17.
In the semifinals against No. 15 Joe Alfieri,
was able to win a seesaw battle on the 20th hole.
sent the match to extra holes with a win on No. 18
it was Fabozzi who was able to move on thanks to a
on the second extra hole.
MATCH PLAY DAY ONE RECAP
Co-medalist and top-
seed TJ Shuart are among those still alive after the
day of match play at the Florida Mid-Amateur. Shuart
was able to advance to the quarterfinals at Black
Diamond Ranch thanks to a pair of 1 up wins over
32 Paul Tesori and No. 17-seed Paul Royak. The 2016
Coleman Invitational champion will now face nine-
Chip Brooke in the quarters.
Michael Connors, who shared medalist honors
Shuart, won his Round of 32 match before falling in
Round of 16 to No. 15 Joe Alfieri 4&3. The winner of
years Florida Amateur Public Links, Alfieri will now
square off against No. 7 Wayne Raath.
The other two Florida Mid-Amateur Quarterfinal
No. 13 Steve Dana vs. No. 12 Matthew
No. 3 Glenn Przybylski vs. No. 11 Chris Fabozzi
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