2013 Match Play Championship
Hyatt Hill Country Resort/Briggs Ranch Golf Club
San Antonio, Texas
April 14-17, 2013
The Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Briggs Ranch Golf Club hosted ASGA Members for great week at the 2013 Match Play Championship. San Antonio proved to be a wonderful location for great food and golf, warm spring weather and even warmer hospitality! Following Sunday's practice round, the event opened with an all-day Master's final round viewing party where we all enjoyed cocktails and snacks while watching Adam Scott win his first Major Championship in a playoff over Past Champion Angel Cabrera. Tournament rounds were played Monday and Wednesday at Hill Country Golf Club with Tuesday's round at the outstanding Tom Fazio designed Briggs Ranch Golf Club.
As is always the case with ASGA events, the hospitality and camaraderie were featured throughout and we were thrilled to welcome a terrific new couple to join us!!! – Chet and Debbie Marcus from Gloucester, MA – for their first event with ASGA and hope that we see them at many more to come.
Some great play also highlighted the week, and congratulations go to Dr. Tone Lester from Tyler, Texas who defeated past Champion Ned Longson in capturing the Championship flight played at scratch. Congratulations also to James Sullivan, Hal Parrish, C.C. Coghill and Nick Nishiwaki who all took top honors in their flights.
The ladies were led by Arlene McKitrick who shot a final round 74 to win the Ladies Gross Championship and it was Nancy Boyle who posted the best Net score in the Ladies Championship Flight. Congratulations also to Shannon Coghill who edged Jeanne Leasure and won the Ladies Stableford Division.
2012 Match Play Championship
Palm Harbor, Florida
April 15-18, 2012
Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida provided a wonderful experience for Members in attendance at the 2012 ASGA Match Play Championship. Perfect temperatures coupled with mild breezes made for enjoyable days of golf and comfortable evening receptions. The PGA Tour-proven Copperhead Course provided a stern test of golf, as did the very underrated Island Course. As is always the case with ASGA events, the hospitality and camaraderie were featured throughout and we were thrilled to welcome four terrific new members!!! – Stuart and Elaine Duhl of Highland Park, IL; Mike and Peggy Giunta of Columbus, OH; Roger Kollat of Bonita Springs, FL; Bill Simione of Deerfield Beach, FL – to their first event with ASGA and hope that we see them at many more to come.
Some great play also highlighted the week, and congratulations go to Chip Ward of South Burlington, VT who played outstanding golf, defeating Roger Kollat in the finals of the Championship Flight. Congratulations also go to Jim Sellgren of Hagerstown, MD who defeated Rufus Wallingford to win his Flight and new Member Mike Giunta who was best in the Stableford Division.
The ladies were led by Arlene McKitrick for the best Gross score which included a final round 78, Boots Allen who posted top Net score and Peggy Giunta who accumulated the most Net Stableford points.