After six rounds of matches, the Men's Match Play Championship is down to its final two competitors. 5th seed Grant Smith, an incoming freshman at South Dakota State University from Johnston, IA, will play 54th seed Matt Johnson of Sioux Falls in Monday's 36-hole finale. The match will begin at 7:30 at Brookings Country Club. Smith defeated 8th seed Ross Menke of Sioux Falls 4 & 3 in his semifinal match. Johnson also won 4 & 3 in the semifinals, defeating Mitchell's Jeff Meyerink, the 71st seed.
In the women's division, 1st seed Morgan Fitts of Brookings will face 2nd seed Sydney Bormann of Parkston for the championship. Bormann defeated Brookings' Dani Selberg 4 & 3 in her semifinal match. Fitts outlasted two-time Women's Amateur champion Karla Cotton of Sioux Falls, winning her semifinal match in 23 holes. The 18-hole championship match begins at 7:46 on Monday. 5th seed Maggie Leland of Alexandria, MN, will play 7th seed Jordan Bormann in the consolation finals, set to begin at 7:38 on Monday.
Men's Sunday Results:
#5 Grant Smith def. #8 Ross Menke, 4 & 3
#54 Matthew Johnson def. #71 Jeff Meyerink, 4 & 3
#8 Ross Menke def. #17 Levi Smith, 3 & 2
#5 Grant Smith def. #13 Trevor Tobin, 2 & 1
#71 Jeff Meyerink def. #34 Michael Keeton, 1 Up
#54 Matthew Johnson def. #3 James Green, 4 & 3
Women's Sunday Results
#1 Morgan Fitts def. #4 Karla Cotton, 23 holes
#2 Sydney Bormann def. #11 Dani Selberg, 4 & 3