Dan Bieber captures NCGA Senior Match Play
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 15, 2014) — Dormie-2 shrunk to dormie-1, and Dan Bieber was trying to figure out how to fend off match-play grinder Terry Foreman.
But when he needed it most, Bieber dug deep and piped a drive down the middle, placed his iron ideally underneath the hole, and lagged his 15-footer for a gimme par to clinch a 1-up victory in the finals of the NCGA Senior Match Play Championship at Spyglass Hill.
Bieber now has two Senior Match Play titles, tying him with Casey Boyns and Rob Thompson for the most in the eight-year-history of the championship.
“It feels great to win it again,” said Bieber, who also won in 2010. “It’s always nice to do something like that.”
Bieber and Foreman were both vying for their second Senior Match Play title. Foreman was playing in a record third straight finals, winning it all in 2012 before falling to Boyns last year.
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ABOUT THE NCGA Senior Match Play
The NCGA Senior Match Play Championship was
historically an invite-only event in which the top
16 players on the NCGA Senior points list were
invited to participate in the Senior Match Play
Championship, held concurrently with the NCGA
Amateur Match Play at Spyglass Hill, over a three-
day period. However, beginning in 2012 the event
was modified to a 32-player match play field,
still allotting 16 spots to the top 16 of the NCGA
Senior points list, while allowing the other half of
the field to qualify.
Senior players (ages 55+) must have a handicap
index of 7.4 or
less. There is no handicap limit for super
seniors (ages 65+).
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