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Golf: Rowan Masters championship

Staff report

CHINA GROVE — Nick Lyerly successfully defended his Rowan Masters championship on Sunday.

The top-seeded Lyerly topped seventh-seeded Ritchie Fesperman in the final, 6 and 5.

Fesperman staged a late comeback and won on an extra hole over 30th-seeded Stephen Bullock to advance in one morning semifinal, while Lyerly eliminated eight-time champion Keith Dorsett, the No. 4 seed, in the other.

See Tuesday’s print edition for a full story and photos from the Rowan Masters.

 

 

First round, Friday, June 26

(1) Nick Lyerly d. (32) Will Fowler, 7 and 6

 (16) Landon Merrill d. (17) Dennis Brunelle, 5 and 3

(8) Derek Lipe d. (25) Pat Girard, 5 and 3

(9) Patrick Gregg d. (24) Dan Hurd, 2 and 1

(4) Keith Dorsett  adv. (29) Cameron Williams, injury default

(13) William Baude d. (20) Ben Rollins, 4 and 2

(5) Justin Lefler d. (28) Nick Funderburke, 5 and 4

(12) Robert Shoaf  vs. (21) Preston Jones, 7 and 6

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 (31) Curt Thomas adv. (2) Charlie Barr, withdrew

(15) Ryan Burke vs. (18) Mike Helms, 5 and 3

(7) Ritchie Fesperman d. (26) Jon Waller, 3 and 1

(10) Andrew Morgan d. (23) Kevin Stimberis, 1-up

(30) Stephen Bullock d. (3) Hank Robins, 3 and 1

(19) Seth Waller d. (14) Chris Williams, 1-up

(6) Michael Swaringen d. (27) Michael Dorsett,  3 and 2

(22) Owen Swavely d. (11) Sean Kramer, 2 and 1

 

Second round, Saturday, June 27

(1) Nick Lyerly d. (16) Landon Merrill, default

(8) Derek Lipe d. (9) Patrick Gregg, 1-up

(4) Keith Dorsett d. (13) William Baude, 20 holes

(12) Robert Shoaf d. (5) Justin Lefler, 3 and 2

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(31) Curt Thomas d. (15) Ryan Burke, 20 holes

(7) Ritchie Fesperman vs. (10) Andrew Morgan, 3 and 1

(30) Stephen Bullock d. (19) Seth Waller, 1-up

(6) Michael Swaringen d. (22) Owen Swavely, 1-up

 

Quarterfinals, Saturday, June 27

(1) Nick Lyerly d. (8) Derek Lipe, 7 and 5

(4) Keith Dorsett d. (12) Robert Shoaf, 1-up

(7) Ritchie Fesperman d. (31) Curt Thomas, 8 and 6

(30) Stephen Bullock d. (6) Michael Swaringen, 1-up

 

Semifinals, Sunday, June 28

(1) Nick Lyerly d. (4) Keith Dorsett, 3 and 2

(7) Ritchie Fesperman d. (30) Stephen Bullock, 19 holes

Championship, Sunday, June 28

(1) Nick Lyerly d. (7) Ritchie Fesperman, 6 and 5

 

 

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