PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Eric Dietrich of Cheshire, CT, won the 2017 Amino VITAL Match Play Championship Thursday, beating Zach Weaver of Virginia Beach, VA, in the finals, 2 and 1.
Following first round byes Tuesday morning, they advanced to the finals by winning three matches apiece over the next day and a half on the Estate course at PGA National.
This was Dietrich's first win as a professional. He's been the bridesmaid twice in playoffs on the MLGT, most recently last Friday. Dietrich earned $2,000, Weaver $1,000, from the $10,125 purse.
Only three holes were halved, Nos. 1, 5 and 16. Weaver won the second hole, Dietrich the third, fourth and sixth for a 2-up lead. Weaver won the next three to take a one-hole lead at the turn. Then Dietrich won 10, 11, 12, and 14, Weaver 13 and 15.
Dietrich is a former University of Connecticut golfer who turned pro after graduation earlier this year. Including Thursday’s check, he has career MLGT earnings of $5,222.
A big thank you to Amino VITAL for supporting this event. They provided players with a tour towel, water bottle and focus zone. They also contributed $1,000 to the purse!
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Quarter finals and semi finals matches are in the books and all the top seeds have been eliminated. #5 seed Eric Dietrich and #7 seed Zach Weaver have advanced to the finals set to take place Thursday morning at 7:54am.
Andreas Halvorsen Berg and Jamie Sindelar won their quarter final match Wednesday morning but weren't able to overtake Dietrich and Weaver in the semis.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The round of 32 and the round of 16 are in the books and three of the top four seeds are left. The quarter finals begin tomorrow morning followed by the semi finals tomorrow afternoon. The finals match will take place Thursday morning at 7:54am.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Zack Shriver of Marysville, WA, and Michael Midgette of Fort Lauderdale, FL, matched four under 67's to share medalist honors Monday in qualifying for the Minor League Golf Tour's seventh Match Play Championship.
Playing the Estate course at PGA National, Shriver made four birdies on the front nine, then nine straight pars on the back. Four of Midgette's five birdies were on the back. He had one bogey.
It was Shriver's third MLGT win, Midgette's fourth. Each received $350 from the $1,400 purse and $286.50 in the optional bonus pool. Shriver collected $36 from the skins game for a total of $672.50, Midgette $24 for $660.50, respectively.
First and second round matches are scheduled Tuesday, quarterfinals and semifinals Wednesday and the finals Thursday starting at 7:54am Jimmy Lytle of Ocean Ridge, FL, the only former match play champion in the field, shot 73 and is seeded 17th.
25 players teed it up so the top 7 seeds will recieve a bye in the first round of match play.
A big thank you to Amino VITAL for sponsoring the event. They provided the players with a tour towel, water bottle, focus zone and added $1,000 to the purse!
|Match 5*||Eric Dietrich||1||$2,000.00||Cheshire, CT|
|Match 5*||Zach Weaver||2||$1,000.00||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Match 4*||Jamie Sindelar||T3||$725.00||Horseheads, NY|
|Match 4*||Andreas Halvorsen Berg||T3||$725.00||Larvik, Norway|
|Match 3*||Dan McCarthy||T5||$525.00||Syracuse, NY|
|Match 3*||Matt Springer||T5||$525.00||Gary, IN|
|Match 3*||Michael Midgette||T5||$525.00||Plainview, NY|
|Match 3*||Ricky Casko||T5||$525.00||Jupiter, FL|
|Match 2*||Zack Shriver||T9||$250.00||Marysville, WA|
|Match 2*||Dominick Vennari||T9||$250.00||Baltimore, MD|
|Match 2*||Michael Chipolone||T9||$250.00||Boca Raton, FL|
|Match 2*||Ryan Prokay||T9||$250.00||Grove City, PA|
|Match 2*||Thomas Henderson||T9||$250.00||Sterling, MA|
|Match 2*||Sean Busch||T9||$250.00||West Lafayette, IN|
|Match 2*||Ryan Harris||T9||$250.00||Carlisle, MA|
|Match 2*||Jimmy Lytle||T9||$250.00||Ocean Ridge, FL|
|Match 1*||Rigel Fernandes||T17||$175.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|Match 1*||Louis Bodine||T17||$175.00||Three Bridges, NJ|
|Match 1*||Matthew Piescher||T17||$175.00||Mora, MN|
|Match 1*||James Smith||T17||$175.00||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|Match 1*||Davey Jude||T17||$175.00||Kermit, WV|
|Match 1*||Zack Monawar (a)||T17||$175.00||St. Petersburg, FL|
|Match 1*||John Jackopsic||T17||$175.00||West Hartford, CT|
|Match 1*||Matt Gallant||T17||$175.00||Nashville, TN|
|Match 1*||JD Carrabino||T17||$175.00||New Canaan, CT|