Seth Graff prevails in playoff to win TMGA Championship, Dave Pierce wins Net Division

In a very tight contest for the TMGA stroke play title, 4 players teed up on #18 all within a stroke of each other. Mitchell Kontak, the leader after Saturday's round after firing 4-under 68, and Brian Simmons, who was 4-under for the day heading to 18, both held a 1-shot lead over Seth Graff and Brian Gerken. Simmons blocked his tee shot right into the pond and made bogey (and still had low round Sunday with 69), and Graff coming off of a double on #17 after not clearing the pond, birdied #18. Gerken and Kontak both made par so Graff and Kontak headed to #1 for a playoff after both finished with 4-nder 140 totals. Both parred #'s 1 and 2, and on the third payoff hole (#10), both hit perfect tee shots about 75 yards from the pin. Graff hit his shot 15 feet or so above the pin and Kontak hit right by the pin but it jumped slightly over the green leaving him with a delicate chip that he did not get up and down, paving the way for a 2-putt Graff win. The 2 Brian's (Gerken and Simmons) were third with 141 totals, and Corbin Stykemain was 5th at 144.

Dave Pierce may have found the key to his game-No Sleep. Playing Saturday with just a couple hours of sleep because his daughter was having a baby till the wee hours of the night, Pierce was able to net 67 and tie for the lead with Steve Snyder, who shot actual 74. Pierce nearly repeated his Saturday effort as he netted 68 and won the net division (135 total) by a shot over Seth Graff and 3 shots over Snyder. Gregg Graff, Tom Kontak and Dan Ibarra were next with 139's (Ibarra was low net score Sunday with 63).