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Senior Match Play Champions

June 14, 2012

Howard Logan upset past champion Rick Woulfe to win the 7th Senior Amateur Match Play Championship, as Jim DuBois defeated Ron Cleland to win the Super Senior Division at The Club at Renaissance, in Fort Myers, on June 11-14.
Before starting match play, Howard Logan, of Naples, earned the 2nd seed after posting an even par round of 72 in the seeding round. Logan proceeded to win four matches to reserve his spot in the final match. In the Round of 32, Logan beat Jeff Straus, of Estero, 5 & 4 to face Mark Rubin, of Coconut Creek, in the next round. Logan would defeat Rubin 4 & 3 in the Round of 16. In the quarters, Logan defeated Richard McPhail, of Bonita Springs, 1 up.  Logan continued his solid play in his semi-final match defeating Dennis Brady, of Melbourne, 4 & 2 to advance to the finals against Woulfe. Logan won his fifth and final match defeating the number one seed and past Champion, Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, in 1 up, to capture his first State Championship. In the Senior Division First Flight, David Norka, of Winter Haven, defeated Bob Hinkle, of Tallahassee, 2 & 1.
In the Super Senior Championship Bracket, Jim DuBois, of Coral Springs, bested Ron Cleland, of Naples, 2 & 1 for his second State Match Play Championship. DuBois defeated Michael Benham, of Ocala, 3 & 1 in the Round of 16 and then beat Edward Garver, of Land O’ Lakes, 2 & 1 in the quarters. DuBois continued his run winning his semifinal match 1 up against Jack Ramsey, of Germantown, TN.  Brian Sachs, from Newberry, defeated Bobby Driskell, of Bonita Springs, 6 & 5 to claim the Super Senior First Flight title.

Rollie Walcott, of Naples, and Roger Schmidt, Bonita Springs, provided the shots of the tournament on Sunday's seeding round. Both players made a hole-in-one on the par three 12th hole.

To be eligible, players must have reached 55 years of age by June 14, 2012. All players traveling to The Club at Renaissance were guaranteed an 18-hole seeding round and at least one round of match play.