Defending champ, co-medalists fall in Supers quarters
The Pine to Palm Super Seniors quarterfinals were a lesson in the difference between stroke and match play as both co-medalists Don Bradford and Doug Taylor, along with defending champion Doug Gillam, were all eliminated from championship play Friday, Aug. 10 at Detroit Country Club.
The semifinals consist of players seeded fifth through eighth as the top three seeds all went down.
No. 8 Paul Krueger defeated the top seed Gillam 2-up to set up a second straight battle of past champions in the semifinals with Chuck Renner. No. 5 Renner defeated No. 13 Dan Elton 4&3 in a rematch from last season’s quarterfinals.
Renner, the six-time champion has looked smooth on the course, per usual, and he and Krueger, the inaugural champ, have met three times in the finals since 2010 and were co-medalists in 2014. There will be plenty of familiarity in the first semifinal.
The second matchup features a potential new name for the record books in No. 7 David Andrisen versus No. 6 Michael Howell.
Howell took out No. 3 Bradford 1-up, while Andrisen was a 2&1 winner over No. 2 Taylor.
The Super semis tee off at 12:50 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11. Krueger and Renner hit off of No. 1; Andrisen and Taylor fire off of the 10th tee box.
8 Paul Krueger (2-up) 1 Doug Gillam
5 Renner (4&3) 13 Dan Elton
7 David Andrisen (2&1) 2 Doug Taylor
6 Michael Howell (1-up) 3 Don Bradford