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Rick Samson rolls a putt on the 15th green during his Seniors match against Tim Rubis Thursday. Samson knocked off last year’s champion 2 up. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Samson puts halt to Rubis’ repeat hopes

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Only half of the top seeds survived the first round of the Pine to Palm Senior’s match play, as defending champion Tim Rubis fell out of contention after losing to Rick Samson 2-up.


But the 2014 medalist Rob Harris will proceed for the potential sweep after he downed T.J. Solien 2 and 1 to advance to face Rick Johnson, who was a 4 and 3 winner over Craig Stein.

Samson will now play Larry Olin, who was a 3 and 1 winner over Scott Peters.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.