Daniel MacDonald takes the Walter J. Travis Invitational
Garden City Golf Club
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GARDEN CITY, NY (May 21, 2017) - After a weekend of tight matches Daniel MacDonald has won the 108th playing of the Walter J. Travis Invitational hosted by the Garden City Golf Club.
MacDonald, the two-seed, concluded his run to the title with a 2&1 victory over No. 5 Michael Kelley in the title match on gorgeous May afternoon.
MacDonald reached the finals with a 2&1 win in the semifinals over defending champion No. 6 Trevor Randolph, in the quarterfinals he defeated seven-seed Darin Goldstein 2&1 and in the Round of 16 he handled 15-seed Hal Berman 1 up.
Kelley made his way into the championship match on the back of a 2 up semifinal win against No. 16 Jay Blumenfeld who defeated top-seed John Sawin in the Round of 16. Sawin earned the top spot in the match play bracket after firing a qualifying round of 66.
The remainder of Kelley's run to the title included a 3&1 triumph over No. 4 Brett Williams in the quarterfinals and a 1 up win over No. 12 Gareth Bohill.
In the final of the Devereaux Emmet flight, Brad Wilder (last year's runner-up in the Championship) beat Garrett Engel 4&3. In the Charles B. Macdonald Flight, Matt Mattare beat Mike Connors 3&2. In the Robert T. Jones Flight, Bradley Rock defeated Steve White 1 up,
and in the William H. Taft Flight, George Boudria beat Tristan Lewis 2&1.
In the Senior compeition, Kenny Bakst won the title by defeating George Zahringer.
ABOUT THE Walter J. Travis Invitational
Tournament honors Walter Travis, three
Amateur champ and the first American to
British Amateur. Travis reworked the
Devereaux Emmet design. 18 hole qualifier
establishes match play flights.
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