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Semifinal Matches Set at Mid-Amateur

May 18, 2024

What Happened

Heavy winds brought difficult scoring conditions today as we had the round of 16 in the morning, followed by quarterfinals in the afternoon. The field has been narrowed down to just four players vying for the 43rd Mid-Amateur Championship.

First to secure his spot in the semifinals was the stroke play medalist, Jake Sherwin. A difficult morning match against Matt Galloway led to a 1 up victory, while his afternoon was highlighted by a front nine 31 that led to a 5 & 4 victory over Frank Alafoginis.

Next to come in was Austin Collins. He breezed through his matches against Tyler Hurst and T J Shuart, winning both 3 & 2. After going down early against Shuart, it was back and forth between the two until finally Collins ran away.

Alex Slaton defeated both Mike Finster and Patrick Perez 2 & 1 in both matches. Finster took down the defending Jay Halverson yesterday which made for a difficult morning match. His afternoon was finished by Perez with both players bogeying their last hole. 

Lastly, the Two-Man Shoot-Out champions battled against each other in the afternoon that ended with Ty Capps defeating Tyler Gulliksen 4 & 3. Capps rattled off four straight birdies from 10-13 to solidify the match.

What’s Next

Tomorrow the Semifinals will begin at 7:30 am followed by the Championship match in the afternoon.


  • The number 1 seed Jake Sherwin continues his dominance into the semifinal match
  • The last defending champion was taken out this afternoon with T J Shuart losing to Alex Slaton
  • Ty Capps looks for his second straight FSGA Championship after winning the Two-Man Shoot-Out a few weeks ago.


I have played this event four times now and this will be the farthest that I have gotten after a sweet 16 appearance last year". – Alex Slaton says after defeating Patrick Perez

"Frank is just a great guy, we had a great match this afternoon. I really started to hit some great shots towards the later half of the front nine" - Jake Sherwin after beating Frank Alafoginis

"It is really hard. You want to beat them, but you also want them to do really well. We are best buddies, we play a lot of golf together" - Ty Capps on playing one of his best friends Tyler Gulliksen.