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Kohler Knocks Out Number One Seed in Round of 16

July 14th, 2016

Author: Kate Kellar
Laconia, NH –  Ryan Kohler, Hooper Golf Club, eliminated number one seed, Ryan Tombs, to advance to the Quarterfinals in the 113th State Amateur Championship at Laconia Country Club.  Kohler will face Damon Salo in the Quarterfinal round, as Salo defeated Will McLaughlin 3 & 2.
Kohler got to 5 up after 12 holes in his match against Tombs in the Round of 16, but Tombs put up a fight.  Tomb proceeded to eagle 13, birdie 14, and make important pars to keep the match going.  On 17, Kohler dunked his drive into the hazard, forcing him to take a drop and ultimately make bogie on the hole.  Coming down 18 with Kohler 1 up, Tombs made par while Kohler missed a short putt for par and to win the match.  Kohler ultimate sunk a birdie putt on the 19th hole of their match to win it and advance.
Laconia Country Club member Chris Houston is also moving on to the Quarterfinal matches as he defeated Kurt Eddins 1 up in the Round of 32 and then beat out Brian Nowak 4 & 3 in the Round of 16.  Jamie Ferullo and Matt Paradis are also advancing after winning both of their matches today.  Ferullo will face number 2 seed, Jim Cilley and Paradis will face Nick MacDonald in the Quarterfinals.
The Quarterfinal Round and Semifinal Round will be played on Friday, with tee times for the Quarterfinals beginning at 7AM.
The New Hampshire Amateur Championship is a six-day event, beginning with 36-holes of stroke play qualifying on Monday and Tuesday to determine the 64 players who will be advancing to the match play rounds beginning on Wednesday.  One round of matches will be played Wednesday, two rounds of matches will be played both Thursday and Friday, and the championship concludes with a 36-hole final match on Saturday.
Match Play Bracket can be found here:
Quarterfinal Tee Times can be found here: