Utah Sr. Match Play: Defending champ Barker in the mix

SYRACUSE, Utah (May 24, 2011) -- The UGA Senior Match Play championship moves into first round matches Wednesday at Glen Eagle Golf Course with defending champion Todd Barker facing Karl Avant in the opening match.

The qualifying round was delayed by two hours because of rain and wet conditions, but it turned into a beautiful day. Rick Lloyd posted the best qualifying score with a 70, followed by Rob Bachman at 71.

The competition also includes a Super Senior Division and a Net Division. Rich Gibbons was the medalist in the Super Senior Division and will face Arlen Peacock in the first round. Defending Super Senior champion Dick Peacock will face Bob Motzkus.

ABOUT THE Utah Senior State Amateur

Match Play Fields: Championship - 32 Players, Super Senior - 16 Players, Net - 16 Players. Pre-qualifying required.

Match Play Draw: The draw for match play will be based on the lowest handicap differential that was posted for a players qualifying round for players who advanced. Net players will be seeded on lowest net differentials. Ties in differentials will be decided by lot.

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