At the Nebraska State Match Play Championships, defending champ John Hurley advanced to the final eight as this year’s top three qualifiers all got knocked out. The Quarterfinals are Thursday morning, the seminfinals in the afternoon and the 36 hole final is tomorrow at the Omaha Country Club.
Bryce Brown of Lincoln was defeated by 2008 champion Brandon Crick of McCook 2 and 1. Mike Coatman of Lincoln was beat by 2003 champion Ryan Nietfeldt of Omaha 3 and 1 and Patrick Hanzel of Lincoln was topped 2 and 1 in the second round by 2006 champion Patrick Duffy of Omaha.
Here are the quarterfinal pairings.
John Hurley, O’Neill, vs. Wesley Bernt, Omaha
Ryan Nietfeldt, Omaha, vs. Patrick Duffy, Omaha
Andy Sajevic, Fremont, vs. David Overman, Omaha
Brandon Crick, McCook, vs. Travis Minzel, Lincoln