The SGA Matchplay

The SGA Matchplay - The SGA Tour (Vic) Matchplay Championship

The Victorian SGA Matchplay is an SGA Tour trophy event established in 2015 as a response to the interest in matchplay as a result of the success of the Trans-Murray Matchplay between teams representing the Victorian and NSW SGA Tours. The SGA Matchplay is an annual individual Matchplay Championship where golfers are drawn to play matches in the first round at an SGA Tour event and then players arrange most of the matches themselves with the winners progressing to the next round.

The format is individual strokeplay matchplay where the player with the lowest nett stroke score wins the hole. If the same score is carded, the hole is halved. For handicaps, both players check their Daily Handicaps from the tees of the agreed course being played. If there is a difference in Daily Handicap, the lower marker concedes shots on the hardest holes on the matchplay index and gives one shot for each hole where there is a differential. Hence, If a 10 Daily Handicap plays a 15 Daily Handicap, then the player off 15 gets one shot on each of the five hardest holes on the matchplay index. The best individual nett stroke score wins the hole. The event details are:

  • Entry FREE and open exclusively to all current Vic SGA Tour Members.
  • A draw for the first round of matches will done for SGA Tour Event 2 on January 21.
  • After Round One, opponents will be put in touch by email to arrange to play matches privaely.
  • There will be six rounds all up with the deadlines for each round listed below.

Players who are drawn for matches from Round 2 onwards will be put in email contact by SGA and need to arrange a venue and date themselves for playing their match. Results are to be reported to SGA and the winner progresses to the next round of matches. At the end of the year, the SGA Matchplay Championship winner will be presented with the trophy and prizes at the final event of the SGA Tour season: The Tour Championship.

In 2016, we had 42 entries in the first round SGA Matchplay – players were drawn against opponents on a similar handicap. After round one we had 21 winners and a draw was conducted for the 2nd round matches. The three narrowest losers got a lucky loser reprive to re-enter the draw to allow 12 matches to be played in round two. After that we will have six round three matches and three Quarter-Final Macthes.

The three QF winners and the loser of the closest Quarter-Final match will go through to the two Semi-Finals. If the there is a tie for the closest QF margin, the most holes won will decide, if the holes won are the same, the first to have won a hole in their Quarter-Final breaks the tie. The deadlines for participants to complete each round of matches are:

2018 SGA Matchplay Venue Number of Matches Deadline
Round 1 Eynesbury 32 matches January 21
Round 2 Private matches 10 matches April 30
Round 3 Private matches 6 matches June 30
Quarter Finals Private matches 3 matches August 31
Semi Finals Private matches 2 matches October 31
Final Southern GC 1 match December 2

 

2018 Victorian SGA Matchplay Championship 

  • Only SGA Tour Members can enter the SGA Matchplay.
  • The 2nd SGA Tour event of 2018 (Jan 21) will be the first round of The Matchplay Championship
  • All SGA Tour Members entered this day will be drawn to play their first round matches.
  • Non-SGA Tour Members can play socially this day but they are not included in the SGA Matchplay.
  • SGA Tour Members will get two entry points in the OOM for playing.
  • SGA Tour Members will be awarded placing points depending on the result of their match.
  • All the match winners will recieve 10 OOM placing points with the vanquished getting 5 points.
  • After January 21, individuals will arrange to play matches privately until the Final on Dec 2.
  • The Final of The SGA Matchplay will be held on Sunday December 2 at Southern Golf Club.
  • The two SGA Matchplay finalists play for free this day. SGA Tour Members can also play for $70.

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

Final

Andrew Grant
Stuart Loweth
2 up

 

Justin Henderson
Lino Polo
1 up

 

William Kain
Dean Trainor
5 & 3

 

Jonathan Morgan
Dave Clifford
4 & 3

 

Steve Morrison
Pete Jensen
3 & 1

 

Yvonne Yip
Mike Wilcox
2 & 1

 

Shane Woiwod
David Doty
4 & 2

 

Brent Johnstone
Simon Lovett
7 & 6

 

 

Andrew Grant
Justin Henderson
2up

 

 

 

 

 

William Kain
Jonathan Morgan
1Up

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Morrison
Yvonne Yip
8 & 7

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Woiwod
Brent Johnstone
6&5

 

 

 

 




Andrew Grant
William Kain
3&2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Steve Morrison
Brent Johnstone
1up

William Kain

Brent Johnstone
Forfeit

 

 

 

 

 

William Kain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

Graham Sherlock
John Moore
1 up

 

Steve Lambrakakis
Aaron Smith
2 & 1

 

Fraser Gough
Kirk Heyward
4 & 3

 

Dave Warwick
Gavan Doran
3 & 1

 

Matt Thomas
James Morrow
6 & 4

 

Chris Culph
Nathan Smith
1 up

 

Dean Miller
Steve Jurisic
1 up

 

Peter Calverley
Corey Kelly
1 up

 

 

Graham Sherlock
Steve Lambrakakis
Forfeit

 

 

 

 

 

Fraser Gough
Dave Warwick
Forfeit
 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Thomas
Chris Culph
2&1

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Miller
Peter Calverley
2 & 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Lambrakakis
Fraser Gough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Culph
Dean Miller
2 Up

Chris Culph
Steve Lambrakakis
1up
Chris Culph  

Matt Absolom
Matthew Pitt
2 up

 

Chris Hatten
Gary Carolan
2 & 1

 

Theo Vagias
Rob DiConza
2 & 1

 

Andre Evans
Mariano Fernandez
3 & 2

 

Mark Gemmola
Ben Gomez
1 up

 

Troy Nelson
Ben Surey
2 up

 

Ben Bonello
Brett Messner
3 & 2

 

Darren Jewel
Lindsay Pyke
3 & 2

 

 

Matt Absolom
Chris Hatten
Forfeit

 

 

 

 

 

Theo Vagias
Andre Evans
2&1

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Gemmola
Troy Nelson
2&1

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Bonello
Darren Jewell
19th Hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Hatten
Theo Vagias
3&2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Troy Nelson
Darren Jewell
3&1





 







Chris Hatten
Troy Nelson
6&4





 


Troy Nelson

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

 


 
 


 

Darren Nelson
Dean Mitchell
5 & 4

 

Brian Davis
Adrian Goudie
1 up

 

Shane Morris
Johhny Morris
1 up

 

Dean Connell
Roberto Almano
4 & 2

 

Matt Lynch
Brad Wright
3 & 2

 

Paul Holt
Warren Birchall
3 & 2

 

Cam Thompson
Ian Steer
3 & 2

 

Jacob Dresden
David Mackay
2 & 1

 

 

Darren Nelson
Brian Davis
19th Hole

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Morris
Dean Connell
 

 

 

 

 

Matt Lynch
Paul Holt
3&2

 

 

 

 

 

Cam Thompson
Jacob Dresden
5&4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Davis
Shane Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Holt
Cam Thompson
3&2






Brian Davis
Cameron Thompson
2&1

 

 

 

 

Brian Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SGA Matchplay Championship Terms & Conditions

  • Entry is free and exclusive for SGA Tour Members only.
  • SGA conducts a draw for the Round 1 matches played at an SGA Tour Event.
  • From Round 2 until the Semi-Finals, drawn players are required to arrange their own matches privately.
  • The format is individual strokeplay matchplay where the player with the lowest nett stroke score wins the hole.
  • If the same score is carded, the hole is halved.
  • Handicaps: both players check their Daily Handicaps from the agreed course being played.
  • If there is a difference in Daily Handicap, the lower marker concedes shots according to the matchplay index.
  • THe lower marker gives one shot per hole to the higher marker for each hole where there is a differential in handicaps.
  • Hence, if a 10 Daily Handicap plays a 15 Daily Handicap, the player off 15 gets one shot on each of the five hardest holes on the matchplay index.
  • All matches are to be played using the matchplay index.
  • If a match is tied through 18 holes, extra holes are to be played to determine the winner.
  • Only players with current and valid official handicaps are eligible.
  • Eligibility, points awarded, event results, prizes awarded, membership and Club Championships results are all at the sole discretion of Social Golf Australia.
  • Players enter and participate in events at their own risk.
  • Social Golf Australia reserves the right to amend, alter or revise the conditions of entry, the prize pool, membership status and event results without notice.

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