HARTSBURG, MO (JUNE 15, 2011) -- The final round of the Missouri Junior Match Play Championship between Michael Huber of Jefferson City, MO and Mitch Rutledge of Creve Couer, MO teed off at 8 a.m.
Both players had successful seasons with their respective high schools with Rutledge winning the Class 2 Championship and Huber finishing 2nd in the Class 3 Championship. Rutledge started off the first round strong and never looked back.
He finished the first 18 holes with 9 birdies and firing a round of 70 to take a 3up advantage going into the final 18 holes. Huber played solid throughout the tournament, and finished the first 18 holes with a +1 73.
Rutledge continued to play well in the final 18 holes never allowing Huber to gain any ground. Rutledge ended the Championship by winning the 31st hole, and securing his victory 7&5. Congratulations to both finalists for enduring the long week on the course.
The quarter-final matches teed off first thing
Wednesday morning, with the final 8 players
battling for a spot in the semifinals.
Grant Grego began the morning round right
where he left off yesterday by winning his
quarterfinal match 8 and 7. Grego qualified for
the match play portion as the 32 seed, and
has been playing very well throughout the
Will Echelmeier, Michael
Huber, and Mitch Rutledge also won their
morning matches to advance to the Semifinal
round in the afternoon.
for the lead throughout the front nine, Huber
won his semi-final match against Grego 3 and
Rutledge played a great round
winning his match 3 and 2 over Will Echelmeier.
The 36- hole final between Michael
Huber and Mitch Rutledge will tee off at 8
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