It was quite a week for Marshall’s Matthew Bennett in the Junior 13-15 Division championship flight.
The Marshall Golf Club member was the last one to make the cut after shooting an 82 in qualifying. Four rounds later, he left Alexandria as a Resorters champion.
Bennett’s run through match play started with a win over defending champion Nick Heinen of Edmond, Oklahoma and ended on Saturday with a 5-4 win over medalist Tommy Brandabur of Minnetrista.
Bennett took control from the get-go and never looked back in the win. He was in complete control after a birdie on No. 8 put him 1-under par through his first eight holes and 5-up on the scorecard. Pars on Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 7 gave him four wins and an early cushion to work with.
Brandabur tried to make a run. He took two straight holes with a par and a birdie on Nos. 9 and 10. It was just too late at that point. Brandabur struggled to make par on a consistent basis on Saturday. That opened the door for Bennett, who earned par wins on Nos. 11 and 12 before the two players halved Nos. 13 and 14 with pars to wrap up the match.
Matthew Bennett def. Tommy Brandabur, 5-4