33rd Arkansas State Golf Association
Match Play Championship

July 22-25, 1999

Harbor Oaks Golf Club --- Pine Bluff, Arkansas

(Number Indicates Seeding)

1st Round --- Friday Morning

#1 Lee Hiers, Hot Springs def. #64 Gerald Fairchild, Benton 2-and-1

#32 Scott Crisco, McRae def. #33 Cal Freeney, Jacksonville 3-and-2

#49 Blayne Northern, Little Rock def. #16 Casey Yates, Fouke 1-up, 21 holes

#17 Eddie Weaver, Stuttgart def. #48 Tom Duncan, Hardy 7-and-6

#8 Ryan Sumrall, Little Rock def. #57 Bull Durham, Pine Bluff 3-and-2

#25 Sean Seago, Pine Bluff def. #40 Mark Morgan, Cabot 1-up, 19 holes

#9 Ken Moore, Little Rock def. #56 Jimmy Glover, Sherrill 1-up

#24 Billy Zihala, Little Rock def. #41 Jay McAfee, McGehee 3-and-2

#4 Andrew Johnson, Little Rock def. #61 Greg Brown, Siloam Springs 5-and-4

#29 Mike Hale, Pine Bluff def. #36 Mark Johns, Hamburg 4-and-3

#13 Robert Green Jr., Warren def. #52 Doug Schumacher, Siloam Springs 1-up

#45 Lucas Wald, Atkins def. #20 John Beavers, Searcy 2-up

#5 Steven Bradley, Little Rock def. #60 Todd Milne, Little Rock 4-and-3

#37 Oscar Taylor, Pine Bluff def. #28 Thom Shock, Little Rock 1-up, 19 holes

#12 Denny Parker, El Dorado def. #53 Bev Hargraves, Helena 2-and-1

#21 Ryan Saddler, Conway def. #44 Joe Cooper, Melbourne 3-and-1

#2 Tracy Harris, Little Rock def. #63 Matt Wilcox, Greenbrier 5-and-4

#31 Stan Lee, Maumelle def. #34 Mickey Pierce, Stuttgart 2-and-1

#50 Kyle McAfee, Hope def. #15 Stacey Shiew, Lowell 2-and-1

#18 Kerry Lott, Dardanelle def. #47 Steve Stafford, Little Rock 3-and-2

#7 Mike Satterwhite, Little Rock def. #58 Stephen Parker, Lonoke 4-and-3

#26 Drew Higginbotham, Marianna def. #39 Brad Johnson, Little Rock 2-and-1

#10 Michael Wharton-Palmer, Ashdown def. #55 Jason Coyne, Little Rock 6-and-5

#23 Gene Davis, Little Rock def. #42 Bruce Norwood, Lowell 4-and-3

#3 Chris Jenkins, Little Rock def. #62 Kirk Brown, Melbourne 5-and-4

#35 Larry Killough Jr., Searcy def. #30 Jeremy Murray, Manila 3-and-2

#14 Joe Bushee, Cabot def. #51 Phil Parker, Jonesboro 4-and-2

#19 Stacy Buchanan, Mountain View def. #46 Jim Thurston, Hot Springs 2-and-1

#6 Ed McSpadden, Russellville def. #59 Bruce Baxley, Greenbrier 8-and-7

#27 Ben Branson, Hot Springs def. #38 Gary Bennett, White Hall 3-and-1

#11 Bubba Klugh, Little Rock def. #54 Rick Coatney, Greenwood 3-and-2

#43 Jared Woodard, Jonesboro def. #22 Wyn Norwood, Little Rock 2-and-1

2nd Round --- Friday Afternoon

#32 Scott Crisco, McRae def. #1 Lee Hiers, Hot Springs 1-up, 19 holes

#17 Eddie Weaver, Stuttgart def. #49 Blayne Northern, Little Rock 1-up, 19 holes

#8 Ryan Sumrall, Little Rock def. #25 Sean Seago, Pine Bluff 1-up

#9 Ken Moore, Little Rock def. #24 Billy Zihala, Little Rock 4-and-3

#4 Andrew Johnson, Little Rock def. #29 Mike Hale, Pine Bluff 2-and-1

#45 Lucas Wald, Atkins def. #13 Robert Green Jr., Warren 1-up, 19 holes

#5 Steven Bradley, Little Rock def. #37 Oscar Taylor, Pine Bluff 4-and-3

#21 Ryan Saddler, Conway def. #12 Denny Parker, El Dorado 1-up

#31 Stan Lee, Maumelle def. #2 Tracy Harris, Little Rock 1-up, 20 holes

#18 Kerry Lott, Dardanelle def. #50 Kyle McAfee, Hope 2-and-1

#7 Mike Satterwhite, Little Rock def. #26 Drew Higginbotham, Marianna 4-and-3

#10 Michael Wharton-Palmer, Ashdown def. #23 Gene Davis, Little Rock 4-and-3

#3 Chris Jenkins, Little Rock def. #35 Larry Killough, Jr., Searcy 2-and-1

#14 Joe Bushee, Cabot def. #19 Stacy Buchanan, Mountain View 5-and-4

#6 Ed McSpadden, Russellville def. #27 Ben Branson, Hot Springs 1-up, 19 holes

#11 Bubba Klugh, Little Rock def. #43 Jared Woodard, Jonesboro 4-and-3

3rd Round --- Saturday Morning

#32 Scott Crisco, McRae def. #17 Eddie Weaver, Stuttgart 2-and-1

#9 Ken Moore, Little Rock def. #8 Ryan Sumrall, Little Rock 4-and-3

#4 Andrew Johnson, Little Rock def. #45 Lucas Wald, Atkins 3-and-2

#21 Ryan Saddler, Conway def. #5 Steven Bradley, Little Rock 4-and-3

#31 Stan Lee, Maumelle def. #18 Kerry Lott, Dardanelle 3-and-2

#7 Mike Satterwhite, Little Rock def. #10 Michael Wharton-Palmer, Ashdown 1-up, 20 holes

#3 Chris Jenkins, Little Rock def. #14 Joe Bushee, Cabot 4-and-3

#11 Bubba Klugh, Little Rock def. #6 Ed McSpadden, Russellville 4-and-3

Quarterfinals --- Saturday Afternoon

#9 Ken Moore, Little Rock def. #32 Scott Crisco, McRae 4-and-3
#4 Andrew Johnson, Little Rock def. #21 Ryan Saddler, Conway 3-and-2
#31 Stan Lee, Maumelle def. #7 Mike Satterwhite, Little Rock 3-and-2
#3 Chris Jenkins, Little Rock def. #11 Bubba Klugh, Little Rock 2-and-1

Semifinals --- Sunday Morning

#4 Andrew Johnson, Little Rock def. #9 Ken Moore, Little Rock 4-and-2
#3 Chris Jenkins, Little Rock def. #31 Stan Lee, Maumelle 4-and-3

Final --- Sunday Afternoon

#3 Chris Jenkins, Little Rock def. #4 Andrew Johnson, Little Rock 1-up, 19 holes


ASGA Match Play Championship

Place

1st

2nd

Semi-Finalist

Quarter Finalist

Points

150

100

80

40


Jenkins wins ASGA Match Play championship,
completes sweep of state majors

By Arkansas State Golf Association

PINE BLUFF --- Chris Jenkins of Little Rock defeated Andrew Johnson of Little Rock 1-up in 19 holes on Sunday, July 25 to win the 33rd Arkansas State Golf Association Match Play Championship at Harbor Oaks Golf Club.

Jenkins won the title on the first extra hole with a par, while Johnson made bogey. The title, along with the ASGA Stroke Play Championship he claimed earlier this summer at Paradise Valley Athletic Club in Fayetteville, gives Jenkins a sweep of Arkansas' two most prestigious amateur golf championships for 1999.

"It means the world to me," said Jenkins. "Because it really is two different styles of play (stroke and match play), and I was able to win both of them in the same year. Everybody would like to do that, and I was just lucky enough to do it."

Jenkins is the first golfer to win the ASGA Stroke Play and Match Play titles in the same year since Brent Winston accomplished that feat in 1994. The victory earned Jenkins possession of the Roy W. Wood Trophy for one year, as well as 150 points toward the ASGA Amateur Player of the Year standings.

Jenkins opened the championship match by taking a 1-up lead when he made par and Johnson made bogey on the par-4 first hole. The finalists then halved the next 11 holes, both making 11 consecutive pars, to leave Jenkins with a 1-up lead going into No. 13.

It was there that Jenkins surrendered his advantage with a bogey, which including his morning semifinal match was his first bogey in 28 holes of competitive golf on Sunday. Jenkins' miscue left the match all square with five holes remaining.

Three holes later, Johnson took his first and only lead of the day when he made the lone birdie of the match on No. 16.

But on the next hole, the 211-yard 17th, Jenkins pulled the match back to all square with a par save from the front bunker while Johnson 3-putted for bogey.

"That bunker shot was the best bunker shot I have hit in my entire life," said Jenkins. "It was a 35 or 40-yard bunker shot to a hole location that was over a big hill with a lake next to it. To me, that bunker shot was do or die. If I blew it over into the water, who cares, I was going to lose the match anyway, so my only chance was to try to get something up there close.

"The momentum definitely swung in my favor going into No. 18," continued Jenkins. "Mentally, that had a lot of bearing on the rest of the match."

Both players made par on the par-5 18th hole, sending a match into extra holes for the 10th time in the championship.

Jenkins hit first on the first playoff hole, No. 1. His drive found the trees on the left, while Johnson's drive bounced into a fairway bunker in the right side of the landing area.

Johnson hit his second shot into the greenside bunker left of the putting surface, and Jenkins hit his second shot out of the trees and ran it up just short of the green and in the fairway.

Johnson then left his bunker shot well short of the hole. Jenkins took advantage of the opportunity, chipping his third shot to within five feet of the hole. After Johnson missed his par putt, Jenkins drained his to clinch the championship.

"I just blocked all thoughts out of my head," said Jenkins when asked about his winning putt. "I just hit it. I didn't have a thought in my mind when I hit that putt. I just picked my line and hit it there and fortunately it went in."

In earlier action on Sunday, Jenkins defeated Stan Lee of Maumelle 4-and-3 and Johnson defeated Ken Moore of Little Rock 4-and-2 in the semifinal round.