SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (August 9, 2011) -- Greg Moss, Xander Schauffele, Anton Arboleda and two-seed Kevin Marsh will head to the semifinals of the SCGA Match Play Championships Wednesday, after each won two matches Tuesday at Sandpiper GC in Goleta.
Marsh, two-time winner of the SCGA Amateur Championship, defeated Todd Baek 2 up to make it into the semifinals, where he will face Loyola Marymount University graduate Greg Moss (pictured). Moss won his match 5 and 3 against Justin Warthen.
Schauffele was the first to secure his spot in the final day, having beat Kevin Dougherty of Oklahoma State 4 & 3 in their quarterfinal match. Schauffele, the No. 16 seed, was the 2011 California HS Individual Champion, and will face Arboleda of UCLA at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Arboleda held off 2006 California State Champion Jordan Nasser to secure his spot in the semifinals with a 1 up win.
The winner of each match will face off in the final, which tees off at 12:30 p.m.Familiar faces in Senior Match Play Championship final
SENIOR DIVISION: Brad Larsen, SCGA Senior Player of the Year in 2010 after winning the Senior Amateur Championship, Senior Match Play Championship and the Senior Tournament of Club Champions, will look to defend his Match Play title Wednesday as he once again finds himself in the championship's final round. He will face Howie Knodt, who won the event in 2009, at 7:30 a.m at Sandpiper GC in Goleta, CA.
Larsen, from Oceanside, CA., defeated Greg Hetzer of San Pedro 6 and 5 in his semifinal match, which was a repeat of last year's finals.
Knodt found himself in a back and forth match with Rich Tolly of Laguna Hills, however the veteran Knodt eventually pulled out the 1 up victory.
The finals match will rightfully feature the top-two seeds, and most recent two champions, facing off against one another.