Texas Mid-Am: It's Peck vs. Bonneau for the title
Mike Peck
Mike Peck

BRYAN, Texas (July 26, 2014) -- Thirteenth-seeded Mike Peck from Irving (pictured top left) knocked off the ninth seed, South Mid-Amateur Champion Tony Soerries, 3 and 1 today to advance to the finals at the State Mid Amateur Match Play Championship.

Houston’s Jess Bonneau, the 2011 Mid-Amateur Match Play Champion, won the other semifinal match Saturday afternoon. He beat Randy Lance, the 11th seed from The Woodlands, 3 and 2. Peck and Bonneau square off for the championship Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Peck birdied the ninth hole to go 1 up. He never trailed Soerries again. Bonneau lost the first three holes to Lance, but battled back to get all square after the 11th hole. Bonneau won the 12th and 13th to go 2 up and closed Lance out on the 16th hole.

During Saturday morning's quarterfinals, two matches went the full 18 holes. Sorries defeated Kris Devlin, and Lance knocked out Michael Pruitt. Also in morning play, Bonneau, upset the second-seeded Nathaniel James, 2 up. Peck took down Aaron Hickman, 3 and 2, in the quarterfinals.

-- story courtesy Texas Golf Association

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Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN handicap index of 5.4 or less, and who are 25 years of age or older as of the first round of the Championship.

Format/Field Size: Scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play qualifying on Thursday. The low 32 players advance to match play beginning on Friday. Round of 32 and 16 played on Friday, Quarter and Semifinal matches played on Saturday, and Final match on Sunday morning. The field is limited to 84 players.

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