Kris Mikkelsen (Atlanta, Ga.) and Matt Sughrue (Arlington, Va.) were the mid-am and senior winners of the C.B. Macdonald Invitational ("The Singles") at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y.
Mikkelsen, a former Georgia Tech player, shot a 1-under 71 in qualifying to comfortably make the top 16 and get into the Championship match play bracket. He then won four matches en route to the title, dispatching Sean Barrett (22 holes), Trevor Randolph (4&3), medalist Bobby Wyatt (2 up), and 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up Joseph Deraney (19 holes).
Sughrue, the runner-up in the 2016 U.S. Senior Amateur, was the stroke play medalist with a 71. He then won his three matches, taking out Stephen Sherrill (6&4), former U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Mike McCoy (20 holes), and John McClure (6&5). In the match against McCoy, Sughrue was two up with four holes to go only to see McCoy win the next three to take the lead into the 18th. But Sughrue made an 8-footer to extend the match, and a 6-footer for birdie on the 20th hole.
The 18-hole qualifying round split the mid-amateur field into match play brackets of 16, and the senior field into brackets of 8. The flight winners were:
1st Flight: Kris Mikkelsen
2nd Flight: Tug Maude
3rd Flight: Brad Richards
4th Flight: Michael Cress
5th Flight: Dan O'Callaghan
6th Flight: Darrin O'Neill
7th Flight: Reed Coleman
8th Flight: Robbie Banker
1st Flight: Matt Sughrue
2nd Flight: Roger Hoit
3rd Flight: Kelly Miller
4th Flight: Russ Ball
5th Flight: William McLanahan
6th Flight: Gus Wilmerding
7th Flight: Bart Johnson
ABOUT THE The Singles at NGLA
The Singles is a played at Long Island's C.B.
links golf masterpiece, National Golf Links of
An all-scratch field comprised of National Golf
members and invited amateurs plays an 18-hole
qualifier, after which the field is broken up into 5
championship brackets (the first four of 16, the
8) and 3 senior brackets (8 players each).
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