Taylor, Bradford claim Supers medals
Doug Taylor of Williston and Don Bradford of Venice, Florida tied atop Super Seniors qualifying with matching rounds of two-over 73 to share co-medalist honors after play on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Pine to Palm tournament.
Bradford became a two-time medalist. His first was in 2015. Chuck Renner holds the record of three. The win was a first for Taylor.
The match play field was incomplete until after a three-way playoff for the 16th seed Wednesday night between Pete Lysaker of Waubun, Dr. Lynn Marr of Fargo and Joe Sauer of Sauk Rapids. Lysaker came away with the final spot and will square off with defending champion Doug Gillam of Detroit Lakes.
After a runner-up finish in 2016, Gillam broke through last year to snap a six-year reign by Renner. Gillam became only the third champion in the eight seasons of Super Seniors play.
Renner is qualified in the fifth position after shooting a 74 on his quest for a seventh championship.
Lake Park’s Bob Jamison is the four-seed after shooting a 74 of his own.
The next three golfers after Renner were a shot back qualifying with scores of 75 to fill out the top half of the bracket: West Fargo’s Michael Howell, David Andrisen of Gilbert, Arizona and local Paul Krueger, the inaugural champion from 2010.
The bottom half of the field of 16 qualifiers is loaded with more familiar names to Pine to Palm fans.
Match play begins Thursday, Aug. 9 at 8:44 a.m.
Here are the first round matchups:
Doug Gillam (1) vs. Joe Sauer (16) Thu 8:44 (10)
Paul Krueger (8) vs. Ronald Vincelli (9) Thu 8:52 (10)
Bob Jamison (4) vs. Dan Elton (13) Thu 9:00 (10)
Chuck Renner (5) vs. John Hagge (12) Thu 9:08 (10)
Doug Taylor (2) vs. Bob Theriault (15) Thu 8:44 (10)
David Andrisen (7) vs. Tim Rubis (10) Thu 8:52 (10)
Don Bradford (3) vs. Scott Peters (14) Thu 9:00 (10)
Michael Howell (6) vs. Doug Gillund (11) Thu 9:08 (10)
Pine to Palm Super Seniors qualifying
1 Doug Gillam DL Defending Champ
2 Doug Taylor Williston 73
3 Don Bradford Venice, FL 73
4 Bob Jamison Lake Park 74
5 Chuck Renner Phoenix, AZ 74
6 Michael Howell West Fargo 75
7 David Andrisen Gilbert, AZ 75
8 Paul Krueger DL 75
9 Ronald Vincelli Spirit Lake, IA 76
10 Tim Rubis Fargo 77
11 Doug Gillund DL 78
12 John Hagge Fergus Falls 78
13 Dan Elton Moorhead 78
14 Scott Peters Maplewood 78
15 Bob Theriault Eden Prairie 78
16 Pete Lysaker Waubun 80