Wyatt is No. 1 Seed at Nebraska Senior Match Play
LINCOLN (September 23, 2019) – Ed Wyatt of Lincoln shot the low round of the day during Stroke Play Qualifying for the 9th Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship at Hillcrest Country Club on Monday.
The field was seeded into four different brackets after the qualifying round, with the top 16 making the championship bracket. Wyatt, who was a professional at Hillcrest Country Club before regaining his amateur status in recent years, put together a round of 70 (-2) to earn medalist honors. It was the only round under par and gives Wyatt the No. 1 seed for match play.
Wyatt opened with a birdie on the par-5 first hole and finished with five birdies on the day. He’ll play Lincoln’s Brad Bailey, the No. 16 seed, who was one of six players to shoot 78 (+6). Bailey, Papillion’s Eric Murphy, Lincoln’s Tony Richie and Michael Peterson earned the final four spots in the bracket, while Omaha’s Jack Song and Jeff McPherson fell to the President’s bracket.
Omaha’s Charlie Burt was just two strokes behind Wyatt after a round of 72 (E). Burt will be the No. 2 seed, while two Platteview Golf Club members finished in a tie for third. Bellevue’s Tim Diehm and Dave Shillinglaw both shot rounds of 73 (+1), with Diehm getting the No. 3 seed and Shillinglaw the No. 4 seed, after a blind draw.
The 2016 champion Jay Muller of Omaha tied for fifth with Dale Roehrs of Lincoln at 74 (+2). Four-time Nebraska Senior Amateur Champion John Sajevic of Fremont shot a 77 (+5) and will be the No. 10 seed. He’s never won the Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship.
The remainder of the Gross Division was seeded into the President’s and Bob Astleford’s brackets, while the Net Division will play in the Sam Reynolds’ bracket. Match play begins Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. with matches starting off both No. 1 and No. 10 tee.
Full results, the brackets and more are available on the Senior Match Play website at the button below.
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