Resorters Golf Tournament: Masters Division, Thursday
Alexandria native and defending Masters Division Champion Tom Eidsvold is moving on after breezing through his match yesterday in just 13 holes.
He will be facing fellow Alexandria native Dave Harris to-day, who also rolled to an easy victory yesterday.
Ron Clayton won his match on Thursday, and will be facing George Mikesh in the other semifinal match in the Championship Flight. Mikesh won in a close match that concluded on the 18th hole.
The group will tee off at 12:12 p.m. on the first tee.
It took just 13 holes for Eidsvold to continue on as he defeated Larry Peterson of Albert Lea, 7-5.
Eidsvold used wins on nine consecutive holes yesterday to erase an early deficit and pick up the win.
Peterson built up his only lead in the match thanks to a bogey on No. 1 and a par on No. 3. The 2-up lead held for Peter-son after five holes.
But Eidsvold caught fire starting on No. 5, winning nine consecutive holes until the match concluded on No. 13. Eidsvold's run was aided by birdies on Nos. 6 and 12, and pars on Nos. 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13.
CLIFF, 1 up
It came down to the wire, but Mikesh pulled out a close 1-up victory against Mankato resi-dent George Cliff.
It was a battle to the finish, as neither player held a lead larger then 1-up in the match.
Cliff took the first lead with a par on No. 3. The lead only lasted for one hole, as Mikesh double bogeyed No. 4 to tie the match. A par for Cliff on No. 5 broke the tie, but two holes lat-er a birdie by Mikesh erased the lead.
After the two were tied head-ing into the back nine, Mikesh took his first lead of the after-noon with a par on No. 11.
Cliff erased that on No. 12 with a par, but Mikesh shot a par of his own on No. 13 to re-gain his 1-up advantage.
A par for Cliff on No. 14 tied the match again, and that is where the score remained until the final hole.
There, Mikesh shot a par on No. 18. Cliff was only able to manage a bogey, and that led to a win for Mikesh after a seesaw battle.
Harris rolled to an easy 6-5 victory yesterday over Ken Riesberg of Mesa, Arizona.
Harris never trailed in the match, storming out of the gate with a par on No. 1. He also shot a bogey on No. 4 and pars on Nos. 6 and 8 to give himself a 4-up lead after nine holes.
Harris only needed four holes on the back nine, shooting a birdie on No. 12 and a par on No. 13 to take both holes and the match.
Clayton of Sarasota, Florida made quick work of Clayton Pike from Billings, Montana, in a 6-5 victory yesterday.
Clayton needed just 13 holes to win the match, and his lead began when he shot a par on No. 2.
After Pike tied the match with a par on No. 3, Clayton shot a bogey on No. 4 and a par on No. 5 to take a 2-up lead.
A bogey on No. 7 and pars on Nos. 8 and 9 helped give him a 4-up lead heading into the back nine.
There Clayton would need just four holes, as he shot pars on Nos. 11 and 13 to finish off Pike.
Tom Eidsvold def. Larry Peterson, 7-5
Dave Harris def. Ken Riesberg, 6-5
Ron Clayton def. Clayton Pike, 6-5
George Mikesh def. George Cliff, 1 up
MASTERS DIVISION PAIRINGS
Friday, August 2
12:12 p.m. - Tom Eidsvold vs. Dave Harris; Ron Clayton vs. George Mikesh