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First Round Matches of 2019 Match Play Championship Suspended Due to Darkness

February 11th, 2019

KINGWOOD, TEXAS --- First Round Matches of the 2019 Match Play Championship were suspended due to darkness at 5:52 p.m. Play will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12.

The day started with all professionals playing a stroke play qualifying round to determine the 32 players that make up the Open Division. The next 16 players formed a separate match play bracket playing a one-and-done format for a separate purse.
In the Open Division, #1 seed Ben Kern, PGA Head Professional at Georgetown Country Club, won his match against Todd Grassi, PGA Golf Manufacturer Sales Representative at Travis Mathew, 4&3.

The Championship also includes a Senior Division. The top 16 Seniors in the morning’s stroke play qualifying make up the Senior Division of the match play bracket. Defending Champion Tim Hobby (#1 seed), PGA Teaching Professional at the Club at Sonterra, defeated PGA Life Member David Goldblum 8&7.

The 2019 Match Play Championship is being contested February 11-13 at The Clubs of Kingwood (Island Course), a 7,253- yard, par 72 layout. This marks the first major STPGA tournament The Clubs of Kingwood has hosted since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the area in 2017.

First Round Matches will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday followed by Second Round Matches with the Semi-Final and Championship Matches being playing on Wednesday, February 13.

To view Championship Bracket, please click here.

To view Senior Division Bracket, please click here.
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