Briefly: Charles White’s run as the top seed came to an end as Jake Istnick won 1 up in the first semifinal match of the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond. Colby Harwell, the 2017 champion, defeated Christopher Wheeler in the second semifinal to set up Sunday’s championship match.
Match Play Bracket Leaderboard
Match Play Bracket Pairings
Golf Course: Opened in 1999, the award-winning course at Shadow Hawk was designed by Rees Jones. The 7,207-yard, par-72 layout stretches across 274 acres of pristine land and features a great variety of shape and length of holes, ample fairways, artistic bunkering and small, elevated greens. All the subtle challenges are front and center at Shadow Hawk; there are no tricks or gimmicks. Shadow Hawk has earned the well-deserved reputation as a straightforward test of a player’s skill.
Weather: Sunny with a high in the mid-90s and a slight variable breeze.
In contention: Saturday morning saw the quarterfinals play out with Harwell and Wheeler each winning their match 3 and 2 over Anthony Estorga and Kevin Liberto, respectively. White continued his winning ways versus Joseph Mathis in the morning with a 4 and 3 win. Istnick battled back and forth with Geoff Heller before winning on the 20th hole.
What’s Next: The championship match will begin at 7:30 a.m. with live scoring provided.
More Info: For more information on the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play, visit the tournament homepage here.