Poulsen to Meet Powers in Final of Utah Senior Match Play

SYRACUSE, UTAH (May 26, 2011) -- Jeff Powars will meet Steve Poulsen in the Finals of the 2011 Utah Senior Match Play Championship.

Poulsen secured his place in the finals by defeating Mike Hacker 2 and 1. Hacker's bogey on the 14th holes pushed the match to even and Poulsen's birdie-birdie wins on holes 16 and 17 secured him the match.

Powars won comeback fashion as well. He went 2 down on the 7th holes but then righted the ship and didn't lose a hole after that. He closed out Vern Erikson on the 16th hole, 3 and 2.

UGA Senior Match Play Championship Senior Division

Friday's Final
Jeff Powars vs. Steve Poulsen

Semi-Final Matches
Poulsen def. Hacker 2 and 1
Powars def. Erickson 3 and 2

Quarter-Final Matches
7:30- Hacker def. Borget 19 holes
7:37- Poulson def. Probst 3 and 2
7:44- Powars def. Lloyd 6 and 5
7:51- Erickson def. Dibblee 19 holes

Second Round Matches
Borget def. Barker, 1-up
Hacker def. Blair, 3 and 2
Probst def. Witzel, 3 and 2
Poulson def. Fischer, 8 and 7
Lloyd def. Simkins 4 and 3
Powers def. Marriott, 4 and 3
Dibblee def. Bernhisel, 3 and 2
Erickson def. Gardner, 1-up

First Round Match Results
Todd Barker def. Karl Avant, 4 and 3
Steve Borget def. Pat Murphy, 5 and 3
Scott Blair def. Mark Gressman, 3 and 2
Mike Hacker def. Jim Kane, 19 holes
Bill Probst def. Jeff Goettsche, 4 and 2
Gary Witzel def. Dave Dorton, 1-up
Steve Poulson def. Dan Parkinson, 6 and 4
David Fischer def. Rick Groendyke, 3 and 2
Rick Lloyd def. Doug Horne, 5 and 4
Al Simkins def. Kurt Bosen, 19 holes
Brent Marriott def. Ben Maddox, 2 and 1
Jeff Powars def. Greg Stimpson, 2 and 1
Richard Dibblee def. Rob Bachman, 2 and 1
Kurt Bernhisel def. Bob Feilner, 3 and 1
Vern Erickson def. Scott Fairbanks, 2 and 1
Craig Gardner def. Keith Olson, 7 and 6

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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