The 2011 Match Play Club Championship is in the books.
ANDREW MEDLEY and SCOTT HARRINGTON faced off in the finals of the overall Club Championship this afternoon on the Lower Course and put on quite a show. Medley, coming off a 26-hole match against DAVE KELLY in the semi-finals, jumped out to an early 1-up lead with birdies on Nos. 1 and 2. Harrington, who beat the defending champion TOM KALINOWSKI in the semis, answered with a two-putt birdie on No. 3 to square the match. Both players birdied No. 4 and the match remained all square until Harrington bogeyed No. 7. Medley took a 1-up lead into the back nine after both players birdied No. 8 and made par on No. 9.
Harrington squared the match on No. 10 after Medley bogeyed and took his only lead of the match with a birdie on No. 13, after both players made birdie on No. 11. Medley answered with a birdie on No. 14 and squared the match, before taking the lead for good on No. 15 when Harrington made bogey. Harrington tried to extend the match on No. 18, but his birdie putt slide by the hole and Medley made birdie for a 2-up victory!
Neither player was ever more than 1-up throughout the match until No. 18 and both players combined for 14 birdies, with each carding seven!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Medley wins Club Championship
Andrew is a junior member at a little gem of a golf course called Whisper Rock, respectfully referred by its members as "the Rock". After regaining his amateur status, Andrew has gone all in when it comes to these weekend tournaments, especially the club championship. After placing second last year to a PGA tour player, he pulled it off this year. He beat another tour player to claim the title and yes, another trophy. This means major bragging rights for a year and his beautiful face on the front page of the club's annual. Davis and I are very proud!