CHARLEVOIX — It was a tough day for three Traverse City golfers in today's match play competition at the 103rd Michigan Amateur, hosted by the Belvedere Golf Club.
Defending champion Andrew Chapman, who won stroke play to earn the No. 1 seed, beat Nick Park 5 and 3 in the morning, then lost to 18-year-old Ian Martin 2 and 1 in the afternoon. Martin was a No. 33 seed.
Winton Munch, who just finished his freshman season at Hope College, defeated Michael Horn 4 and 3 in the morning, but fell to No. 5 seed Max Kollin 2 and 1 in the afternoon.
Patrick Colburn dropped his match in the morning to John Quigley 2 and 1.
A field of 156 golfers started stroke play Monday. The field was reduced to 64 for match play. Sixteen golfers will be left after today. Match play continues through Friday when a new champion will be crowned.