Doug DeCarlo Defeats Max Dec in District Final
Doug DeCarlo (SDGA Associate Member) defeated Max Dec (Timber Banks) 2&1 in the final of the 2021 SDGA District Match Play Championship.
The match was all square after seven holes, then DeCarlo converted birdies on the par-3 eighth hole, and par-5 ninth holes to go 2 up at the turn.
Dec birdied the par-4 tenth hole to narrow the lead, then DeCarlo came back with a birdie on No. 12 to lead by two again, and retained the cushion until the seventeenth, where a par earned him the victory.
DeCarlo was the 24th seed, after shooting 77 during stroke play qualifying at Onondaga on Thursday. Dec was the 19th seed.
Nick Bove (Timber Banks GC) and Tynan Jones (Skaneateles CC) both shot 1-under 70 during stroke play qualifying to share medalist honors.
Special thanks to Onondaga Golf & Country Club for hosting this year's championship and the SDGA volunteers for their help in officiating.