Spriggs and Cavanagh are Mid-Am finalists
BY BRIAN WIERIMA
Kent Spriggs earned another shot at Pine to Palm championship silver after qualifying for the Mid-Am title match with a 3 and 1 victory over defending champ Perry Piatz Saturday.
The semifinal match was tight all the way through to hole 16, where Spriggs finally broke open a 2-up lead to secure his win.
“We each had a lot of birdies and both of us played well,” Spriggs said. “The one thing I need to stay, is aggressive. I just keep it in the back of my mind to stay aggressive, because that’s when I usually play better.”
Spriggs’ sand wedge shot off the fairway on 16 landed within 10-12 feet from the cup.
Piatz lipped his putt out and Spriggs sunk his for the all-important 2-up lead with two holes remaining.
Each of the golfers had three birdies each.
Spriggs lost to A.J. Greff in the Mid-Am championship in 2012. It’s a position he wants to be in again, but this time, with a different result.
“I don’t want to be second again,” Spriggs said. “I’ve won flights before, but nothing ever like this.”
Perham’s Bob Cavanagh qualified for his first Mid-Am championship match with a 1-up win over medalist Scott Uithoven.
Cavanagh has been playing well lately and looks to continue that against Spriggs Sunday.
The Mid-Am championship match will start at 12:40 p.m.