The tourney is comprised of all golfers missing the cut for the annual Cherokee Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Tournament played each Father's Day weekend. The Consolation match-play tourney format includes 9-hole matches in all Flights.
Hember defeated former PGA Tour caddy Kevin Kennedy of Omaha, Neb. 1-up in 10 holes in his first match, and then beat Bart Smith of Clear Lake 2-1 in the semifinals. Meister advanced to the finals after his first two opponents failed to show.
Rick Skeels of Kansas City, Mo. won the First Flight with a 2-up win over Dave Peck of Cherokee. Skeels beat Adam Pitts 3-2 in his opener, and then beat Chris Christensen in the semifinals to get to the finals. Peck had a first-round bye and then beat Kevin Naslund 1-up in the semifinals. In their opening matches, Naslund beat Mike Dornack of Aurelia 4-3, and Christensen beat Chuck Thompson of Cherokee 2-1.
Chris Kennedy of Spirit Lake won the Second Flight with a 2-up win over Mark Murphy of Cherokee. Kennedy beat Kenny Bright 1-up in his opener, and then beat Scott Christensen 1-up in the semifinals. Murphy defeated Troy Constantineau of Victoria, Minn. 2-up, and Paul Linder of Albert City 1-up to get to the finals. Christensen nicked Pinky Green of the Virgin Islands 1-up in his opening match, and Constantineau beat Tom Rutter of Cherokee 2-up in his opener.
Matt Hektoen of Iowa City won the Fourth Flight with a 2-up victory over Mike Lee of Sioux City. Hektoen beat Steve Linn of Hawarden 2-1 in the semifinals, and Lee beat Ed Peterson of Ida Grove 2-1. Linn beat Chris Olson of Cherokee 1-up in his opener.
Richard Bonneson of Aurelia won the Fifth Flight with a 3-2 win over Doug Smith of Cherokee. Bonneson nipped Neal Rogge of Cherokee 8-up with one to play (naah, he nicked ole Hank 2-1 in one of the day's most entertaining matches, as both players were at even par just before their match started). There were just three golfers comprising the final Fifth Flight.