Friday, October 20, 2006

Flower Mound's Elliott Claims Back-to-Back Match Play Titles

The report from the Northern Texas PGA on the Cleveland Golf NTPGA Match Play Championship:

CARROLLTON, TEXAS – The final match of the Cleveland Golf Match Play Championship featured the #10 seed Jamie Elliott playing Vince Jewell the #9
seed.

Elliott, the director of instruction at Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound took extra holes before he put his second consecutive Cleveland Golf Match Play Championship in the books. Elliott had a 1 up lead after hole #17 over Jewell, an assistant golf professional at Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas. But after Elliott’s drive on the last hole found the fairway bunker, Jewell saw an opening and took it. Jewell placed his drive in perfect position to defeat Elliott on the last hole and extend the match. When Elliott missed a short putt for par and the title, Jewell did just that.

The match went back to hole #18, which would prove to be the final hole of the Championship. Elliott redeemed himself on the extra hole and finished with a birdie to win the final match over Jewell in 19 holes. This was not Elliott’s first major championship title at Columbian Country Club, he also won the FINA NTPGA Section Championship back in 2001.

The Cleveland Golf Match Play Championship was contested October 17-19 at the 7,018 yard par 72 Columbian Country Club located in Carrollton. The top 32 players on the final 2006 Cleveland Golf NTPGA Player of the Year Points Challenge were invited to compete in the season-ending major championship. Elliott took home $3,000.00 of the $23,000.00 purse for his victory.

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