Grant Wins Hidden Meadows Match Play Tournament

Terry Grant won the inaugural Hidden Meadows Match Play tournament on Sunday, defeating Don Steeves 5 & 4. Ed Lucas defeated George Thibodeau in the 2nd Flight, winning 1 up on the 20th hole.

Don Steeves, Terry Grant, George Thibodeau, Ed Lucas

The match between Grant and Steeves was tight through the first nine holes, with Grant taking a 2-up lead with a par on #9. He stretched his lead to 3-up on #10, but Steeves kept things close with a par on #11 to bring it back to a 2-up lead. Then Grant won three of the next four holes to put the match away.

Terry Grant prepares to hit a pitch shot on #3.

The match between Lucas and Thibodeau went back and forth all day long. Thibodeau won the first two holes to jump out to a quick lead, but Lucas came right back to win the next two holes to even the match. Lucas built his lead to 2-up after making a birdie on #11, then Thibodeau won three of the next four holes to take a 1-up lead after 16.

George Thibodeau eyes a shot on the third hole.

Lucas and Thibodeau both made bogey on the par 3 17th hole, then Lucas won the 18th hole with a par to send the match to overtime. After the pair made bogey on the first extra hole, Lucas took the match by making a birdie 3 on the 20th hole.

Don Steeves pitches one close on #3.

Grant and Lucas each won $50 in pro shop credit for their efforts while Steeves and Thibodeau received $30 for runner-up.

There were a 16 players in the month-long tournament, with one round of matches being played every week. This will become an annual summer event at Hidden Meadows. Thanks for playing everyone!

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