Century Club Matches: Pros Defeat Ams, 14-10
06 Nov 2005

San Diego, California (Nov 6, 2005) -- The 34th Annual Century Club Matches concluded today, with San Diego Club Professionals topping their amateur counterparts by a total margin of 14-10.

As the final singles matches played out -- with the last three going down to the 18th hole -- the finish seemed much closer than the final tally.

Starting the day 1 point behind, the amateurs won four of the first six matches to take a 9 1/2 to 8 1/2 lead. Peter Roberts scored the most convincing win, a 4-up victory over Chuck Minerd. Clay Long, Pat Duncan, and Gerry Simoni also won matches while Mike Nokes and Shay Blechynden notched the two professional victories.

The tide turned convincingly over the next three matches, which were all won by the professionals. But with the final three matches running neckand neck, the final outcome could have gone either way. When Brian Bazzell and Greg Cassagranda finished all-square, the amateurs saw the writing on the wall, and in fact the next two matches were won by the professionals on the 18th hole.

A spirited competition at The Santaluz Club.

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Final results from the 34th Century Club Matches:

Friday: Amateurs 2, Professionals 4
Saturday: Amateurs 3 1/2, Professionals 2 1/2

Sunday Singles:

Mike Nokes (Pro) defeated Don O'Connor (Am) 1-up
Clay Long (Am) defeated Monty Leong (Pro) 2-up
Peter Roberts (Am) defeated Chuck Minerd (Pro) 4-up
Shay Blechynden (Pro) defeated Tim Couch (Am) 4-up
Pat Duncan (Am) defeated Steve Vaughn (Pro) 1-up
Gerry Simoni (Am) defeated Justin Hicks (Pro) 1-up
Barry Mahlberg (Pro) defeated Tom Kroll (Am) 3-up
Ross Marcano (Pro) defeated Dane Chapin (Am) 1-up
Jared Blocker (Pro) defeated Howie Knodt (Am) 2-up
Brian Bazzell (Am) tied Greg Cassagranda (Pro)
Scott Mahlberg (Pro) defeated David Schnider (Am) 1-up
Tim Parun (Pro) defeated Jeff Hunter (Am) 1-up

Sunday Totals:

Amateurs 4 1/2, Professionals 7 1/2

Overall Total:

Professionals 14, Amateurs 10

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