Brothers marches through Los Angeles City bracket to claim title
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A year ago, Blake Brothers only made it as far as the quarterfinals in the Los Angeles City Match Play Championship. This year, Brothers finished it off. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif., resident defeated some of Southern California’s toughest competitors in the head-to-head format to claim the title for himself.
Brothers had no easy path to the final match. Arguably, two of his toughest matches came halfway through the event. As the No. 9 seed, Brothers went the full 18 holes against Jack Sullivan in the opening match, then took 20 holes to defeat Tongun Lako Losarah.
Then he drew the PGA Tour caddie.
Brothers' match against Corby Segal, the former Kelly Cup and SCGA Mid-Amateur winner, was another long one. Brothers defeated him on the final hole. Interestingly, Segal had taken down many-time LA Match Play champion Tim Hogarth the round before, perhaps saving Brothers from that head-to-head showdown. Hogarth was just days removed from finishing runner-up at the SCGA Match Play Championship.
Once through Segal, Brothers met Damon Krause, the reigning SCGA Mid-Amateur champion. He polished off Krause in 16 holes before catching Patrick Wu, who will be a junior at Gardner-Webb, in the final. Brothers won his final match on the 19th hole to claim the title.
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