Reynolds and Bemowski To Vie For 2002 USGA Senior Amateur Championship
Jacksonville, Fla. – Greg Reynolds, 55, of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Mark Bemowski, 56, of Mukwonago, Wis., both advanced in Thursday morning’s semifinal action and will face off in the afternoon’s final at the 48th USGA Senior Amateur Championship at the par-72, 6,596-yard Timuquana Country Club.
Reynolds, already up three holes after eight against Curt Madson, 61, of Mount Dora, Fla., sank a 45-foot birdie putt to win the par-4, 396-yard 9th hole. He went on to win the next two holes to go dormie 6 heading to the par-3, 212-yard 13th hole.
Madson came back to win the 13th and the par-4, 375-yard 14th holes to extend the match, but when the players halved the par-5, 490-yard 15th hole with pars, Reynolds had a 4-and-3 victory.
“I made too many stupid bogeys that add up pretty quickly when somebody’s not making mistakes,” Madson said.
In Bemowski’s morning match again Bill Baloh, 58, of Herminie, Pa., things were all square until the par-4, 338-yard 11th hole, when Baloh put his approach shot in the water. Bemowski went on to win that hole and three of the next four, closing out the match with a 4-and-3 victory when he birdied the 15th hole.
The 18-hole championship final match will be played at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
The USGA Senior Amateur, for amateur players 55 years and older, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Jacksonville, Fla. – Results from the semifinal round of match play Thursday at the 2002 USGA Senior Amateur, being played at the par-72, 6,596-yard Timuquana Country Club:
Greg Reynolds, Grand Blanc, Mich. (149) def. Curt Madson, Mount Dora, Fla. (153), 4 and 3
Mark Bemowski, Mukwonago, Wis. (153) def. Bill Baloh, Herminie, Pa. (153), 4 and 3
Jacksonville, Fla. – Pairing for Thursday’s championship final at the 2002 USGA Senior Amateur, being played at the par-72, 6,596-yard Timuquana Country Club:
12:30 p.m. Greg Reynolds, Grand Blanc, Mich. (149) vs. Mark Bemowski, Mukwonago, Wis. (153)