Match Play Seeding Complete
The 18 holes of individual stroke play kicked off early Thursday morning at the 25th Amateur Match Play hosted by The Ritz Carlton Members Club. Despite some looming weather in the Bradenton area, play was completed without delay, and seeding for the Round of 64 was determined.
Kits Patel (3), of Tampa, Thad Hudgens (2), of Longwood, Hutson Chandler (5), of Alachua, Mike Andre (4), of Fort Myers, and Christopher Carlin (1), of Plantation, have all earned Co-Medalist honors, recording a three under-par 69 for their rounds. Carlin, who is coming off of a win at the Four-Ball Championship in July, has earned the number one seed and will be playing against Tyler Miller (64), of Valrico. The fantastic five were not the only red numbers of the day, as six players were tied just two shots back at one under-par, 71, for their seeding round.
The last three Champions of the Amateur Match Play are also competing. Defending Champion, TJ Shuart (58), of Fort Lauderdale, will play against Miles McConnell (7), of Riverview, in the Round of 64. 2014 Champion, Philip Knowles (21), of Bradenton, will be competing against opponent Todd Schmitt (44), of Orlando. 2013 Champion, Kevin Jorden (29), of Juno Beach, will be playing against Stephen Anderson (36), of Hobe Sound.