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Chinn wins Consolation Golf Tourney

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Zach Chinn won the 2011 Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match Play Consolation tournament at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club on Saturday. Photo contributed.
Zach Chinn of Sutherland claimed the Championship Flight of the 2011 Cherokee Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Consolation Golf Tournament at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Saturday.

The Consolation Tourney featured just 12 golfers this year and is comprised of all qualifiers not making the cut for the annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament - Iowa's oldest match-play golf tournament this year celebrating its 77th year.

With 158 Sioux Valley Am qualifiers this year and 128 of them comprising the eight flights in the Sioux Valley Am, the field this year of players missing the cut was trimmed to 30 golfers, with half of them choosing not to return to play in the Consolation Tourney due to distance, scheduling conflicts, or wracked with the disappointment of missing the Sioux Valley Am cut.

Chinn beat Chris Olson 1-up in his first match, then beat Scott Christensen 1-up in 10 holes in the semifinals, before defeating Marc Brandt 4-3 in the finals.

Brandt arrived by defeating Nathan Wendt 5-4 in his opener, then beating Larry Pinky Green 3-1 in the semis to face Chinn in the finals. Green beat Mike Kelley 3-1, and Christensen beat Michael Swain 3-2 to advance to their second-round matches.

Jim Robinson captured the First Flight of the Consolation Tournament with a 4-3 match-play win over Ed Peterson. Robinson beat Brandon Kies 3-2 in his opening match, and Peterson beat Dick Bonneson 3-1.

A good time was had by all.

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