Terry Werner and Ron Carter shared medalist honors today at Hillview CC during the qualifying portion of the IGA Senior Match Play Championship. The duo fired 4-under-par, 68s to claim seeds two and three behind last year's Champion Dave Vlasic who was automatically seeded first.
"I made one bogey and five birdies," said Carter of Monticello, Ind. "When it comes to match play, I just continue to play the best golf I can. After 13 holes, I like to see where I stand, but I don't pay much attention to my competitors."
Carter will face Steve Coyne during tomorrow's opening match. Werner, who claimed the second seed looks for his second win of the season, with his first coming in May at the Indiana PGA Senior Open. He will play Skip Runnels tomorrow morning.
Mike Bell and Steve Sterrett posted 3-under-par, 69s to claim seeds four and five.
"I hit the ball really well today and had five birdies," Bell said. "Match play is a whole different game and seeding isn't all that important. You can let go of high numbers and move on easily. With that said, I like the position I am in and feel confident heading to tomorrow."
After defeating Skip Runnels on the 18th hole in
last year's Championship Match, Vlasic is once again in a good position heading
to match play. He faces Chuck Wenning tomorrow.
"I'm hitting the ball pretty well and the golf course is perfect," said Vlasic of Valparaiso. "The course sets up well for my game and I just need to continue to hit fairways. The rough is pretty thick out there so it is important to hit the ball straight and hit greens. I look forward to tomorrow and would love to make it to the finals again."
In the Super Senior Division, Greg McCall posted the low score, firing a 1-under-par, 71. McCall claimed the number one seed heading to the match play portion of competition.
"I didn't miss any fairways and I hit a lot of greens," said McCall of Indianapolis. "I'm just having fun and went out there with no expectations. I'm having a great time playing golf with my buddies."
McCall will face Chuck Welter during tomorrow's opening match. The Super Senior Division consists of eight players.