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Kohler Continues Quest for Match Play Title
Author: Kate Kellar
May 22nd 2017 - Concord, NH –  Day two of the Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship at Beaver Meadow brought rain and chillier weather but many of the top players are continuing on in match play.  Ryan Kohler (Stonebridge CC), the number one seed of the Championship flight, flushed away both Jordan and Feretra in today’s matches.  Kohler will face Jim Cilley (Ridgewood CC) in the semifinal match.
Kohler never saw the final three holes of the course today as he defeated Gary Jordan (Waukewan GC) 4 & 3 to start the day and took on Gavin Feretra (Canterbury Woods CC) in the afternoon match.  Feretra, who defeated Josh Chamberlain (Stonebridge CC) in the morning 5 & 4, lost to Kohler 5 & 3 in the quarterfinal match.
The solitary man from from Passaconaway CC, John DeVito won both his matches today by a closer margin.  He defeated Jack Benson (Den Brae GC) 2 & 1 and then Harvin Groft (The Oaks GL) 3 & 2.  Peter Keilty, the number two seed, was knocked out early on by John Idoine (North Conway CC) who will be advancing to the semifinal round of the Championship flight after defeating Justin Benson (Amherst CC) 3 & 1.
In the First flight, Derek LeClair (Nashua CC) upset Pat Dion (Amherst CC) 1 UP, while the 2, 3 and 4 seed advance after the morning matches.  The final match will be Bobby Williams (Lake Sunapee CC) against Derek LeClair.  The winner of the second flight is Bill Sheridan (Nashua CC) who defeated Tom Taplin and Tyler Somers on his route to the win.
The Championship flight semifinals and final match will take place Tuesday, May 23rd along with the final match of the First flight.
In its first year, the Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship mirrors the format of the Senior Match Play.  Competitors ages 25 and over play 18 holes of stroke play qualifying to determine their seed and flight for the match play rounds beginning Tuesday.  The top 16 players are placed into the Championship Flight with the next 8 players being placed into the First Flight.
Match Play Brackets and Tee Times can be found here:

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