March 25, 2014
Austin Roberts claimed the title at the annual Jim Lathum Salinas City Match Play Championship at Salinas Fairways, defeating runner-up David Moore 7 and 6 in Sunday’s final.
Roberts wasn’t lacking in confidence heading into the finale. In Saturday’s semifinals, he sent No.1 seed Will Cross packing with a 4 and 3 victory.
Moore had advanced to the final after defeating Ken Munro on the 20th hole on Saturday.
In the Senior portion of the championship, Monterey Peninsula Country Club member Frank Pieper defeated Jim Knoll, 4 and 3, to take top honors. Pieper’s route to the title also included wins over Mike Parnow and Neil Duffy.
In Net play, the First Flight title went to Jerry Armstrong thanks to a 2 and 1 win over John Cailotto.
The Second Flight title was won by Suzy Duarte, who defeated Charlie Laughton on the 20th hole, and the Third Flight crown went to Joan Gooder, who defeated Hevher Mendez, 5 and 4.