Resorters Golf Tournament: Senior Men's Division, Friday
Here's an update of the Senior Men's Division Championship in the Resorters Golf Tournament being played at the Alexandria Golf Course after play concluded Friday.
Steve Herzog won his first Senior Men's Division Championship last year, and now he is one win away from becoming a repeat champion.
The Alexandria resident breezed to a semifinal win Friday over Edina's Bob Falls in 15 holes.
But to repeat, Herzog will need to win against Greg Mattson of Becker. Mattson also rolled in his match, winning 4-3 against Steve Gergen.
The title defense for Herzog will begin on the first tee Saturday at 12:20 p.m., where they will play along with the championship flight of the Master's Division.
Herzog never trailed in his match and cruised to a 4-3 victory over Falls.
He started the match 1-up thanks to a par on the first hole. Falls tied the score with his own par on No. 2, which ended up being his only win on the day.
The 1-up lead came back for Herzog after he shot a par on No. 5.
Herzog's lead grew to 2-up after he birdied No. 10. Back-to-back pars on Nos. 13 and 14 gave Herzog a commanding 4-up lead, and the match ended on the next hole when both players shot pars.
Mattson never trailed yesterday in an easy 4-3 victory over Gergen, a resident of Mendota Heights.
Mattson built an early 1-up lead with a par on No. 3, and he added to it thanks to a birdie on No. 6.
Gergen cut Mattson's lead to 1-up on No. 10 with a par, but the win would be his only of the day.
The lead grew back to 2-up for Mattson with a birdie on No. 11. Late pars on Nos. 13 and 14 increased his lead to 4-up, and that is where it stood after both players shot pars on No. 15.
SENIOR MEN'S SEMIFINAL RESULTS
Greg Mattson def. Steve Gergen, 4-3
Steve Herzog def. Bob Falls, 4-3
SENIOR MEN'S PAIRINGS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
12:20 - Steve Herzog vs. Greg Mattson