Baylands Match Play Championship
September 5th & 6th, 2020

3 Finalists

We have finally reached September and the oven was set on high as our 48 players prepared for the 2020 Match Play Championships at Baylands Golf Links. Both days provided heat above 100 degrees and a thick layer of smoke caused by the numerous fires surrounding the Bay Area. Our Tournament Director, James Kaku split all 48 players into 3 tiers, based on handicap, of 16 players per tier. The first tier played from the Blue tees for a total distance of 6,081 yards, while the second and third tier both played from the white tees, distancing 5,458 yards. As usual for Baylands Golf Links the wind was especially howling making it even more difficult on the back 9 to reach those longer holes in regulation.

In this Match Play format, players scored based on winning each individual hole versus low gross/net against their opponent. Once a player has more wins than possible holes remaining that player is deemed the winner. If, at the end of the regulation and there is a tie both players must continue to play 1 hole at a time until a winner is determined. Winners of day 1 matchups move on to play on Sunday in the round of 24. Winners of Sunday's day 2 matchups moved on to the Quarter Finals and will make their own arrangements to complete the following rounds. Once a winner has been determined in each tier, the final three players will head back to Baylands for one final round. The winner will be crowned the 2020 Match Play Champion.

Update: The finals consisted of a 3-way match between Steve Kim, Scott Blanchard and Trevor Heathorn. All 3 players played well and it came down to the last few holes. Steve defeated Scott 3 & 2, Then Steve and Trevor continued on for the last 2 holes. Trevor was up 2 with 2 holes to play. Steve then came on strong winning the last 2 holes to force a card playoff. A back 9 card playoff (most holes won) was implemented and Steve bested Trevor in the last 3 holes of the card playoff.

Congrats to our 2020 Match Play Champion - Steve Kim

Richard Mundy, Webmaster

Tier Winners
Name Tier Score $$$ Points
Scott Blanchard (def. Eric Forgaard) 1 3 & 2 $60 60
Steve Kim (def. Rafael Carmona Toscano) 2 3 & 2 $60 60
Trevor Heathorn (def. Nick Weyland) 3 6 & 5 $60 60
Quarter Final Winners
Name Tier Score $$$ Points
Scott Blanchard (def. David Bridgman) 1 1 Up $40 40
Eric Forgaard (def. Douglas Marinkovich) 1 1 Up $40 40
Steve Kim (def. Matt Passell) 2 2 Up $40 40
Rafael Carmona Toscano (def. Sarang Kirpekar) 2 3 & 1 $40 40
Trevor Heathorn (def. Gordon Cole) 3 3 & 2 $40 40
Nick Weyland (def. Karl Berta) 3 4 & 2 $40 40
Round of 24 Winners
Name Tier Score $$$ Points
David Bridgman (def. Howard Stein) 1 19 Holes $20 20
Scott Blanchard (def. Peter Mcnamara) 1 4 & 3 $20 20
Eric Forgaard (def. Richard Mundy) 1 5 & 4 $20 20
Douglas Marinkovich (def. Buzz Ogren) 1 1 Up $20 20
Steve Kim (def. Niraj Jain) 2 3 & 2 $20 20
Matt Passell (def. Ray Coler) 2 3 & 2 $20 20
Sarang Kirpekar (def. Heath Black) 2 19 Holes $20 20
Rafael Carmona Toscano (def. Mathew Chang) 2 4 & 3 $20 20
Trevor Heathorn (def. Chuck Pickett) 3 3 & 1 $20 20
Gordon Cole (def. Jack Woods) 3 2 Up $20 20
Nick Weyland (def. Don Kristofferson) 3 5 & 4 $20 20
Karl Berta (def. Lou Sehl) 3 3 & 2 $20 20
Round of 48 Winners
Name Tier Score $$$ Points
David Bridgman (def. Joe Ward) 1 6 & 5 $9 9
Howard Stein (def. Steven Guzman) 1 2 Up $9 9
Scott Blanchard (def. John Driver) 1 3 & 2 $9 9
Peter Mcnamara (def. Rocky Wolf) 1 3 & 2 $9 9
Richard Mundy (def. Jonathan Radin) 1 2 Up $9 9
Eric Forgaard (def. William Wei) 1 1 Up $9 9
Buzz Ogren (def. Luke Sieling) 1 5 & 4 $9 9
Douglas Marinkovich (def. Dale Small) 1 1 Up $9 9
Niraj Jain (def. John Osness) 2 1 Up $9 9
Steve Kim (def. Patrick Beaulieu) 2 5 & 4 $9 9
Matt Passell (def. Dominic Ascani) 2 1 Up $9 9
Ray Coler (def. John Beiers) 2 2 Up $9 9
Sarang Kirpekar (def. Paul Lesti) 2 4 & 2 $9 9
Heath Black (def. Ross Erickson) 2 5 & 3 $9 9
Matthew Chang (def. Michael Kern) 2 4 & 2 $9 9
Rafael Carmona Toscano (def. Scott Whitten) 2 2 & 1 $9 9
Trevor Heathorn (def. Jay Zimmer) 3 7 & 6 $9 9
Chuck Pickett (def. Gary Pruitt) 3 2 & 1 $9 9
Gordon Cole (def. Robert Arends) 3 2 & 1 $9 9
Jack Woods (def. Ken Arends) 3 4 & 3 $9 9
Don Kristofferson (def. Sammuel Yu) 3 3 & 1 $9 9
Nick Weyland (def. Prabhat Behera) 3 5 & 4 $9 9
Karl Berta (def. James Kaku) 3 5 & 3 $9 9
Lou Sehl (def. Tracy Powell) 3 7 & 5 $9 9

Full Results

Complete 2020 Standings

Last Modified 9/25/2020