4.5 Flight A – SpringPark/Sweeney continues to run the difficult gauntlet that is Flight A. They have a tough match left against Lifetime/Arcaria. They should do no worse than a 7-1 finish and make the playoffs. While Lifetime is in second, they have the match against SpringPark and another tough finish against TBar. They can only lose one of those if they’re going to stay in the hunt. Greenhill/Rossouw has a layup against LB Houston but a tough match left against Brookhaven/Harllee. Brookhaven is the wild card. If they pull off a win against Greenhill and Lifetime loses down the stretch, Brookhaven should pass both of them for second. Much to still be decided in this tough flight.
4.5 Flight B – In what has become an old tune at this point, JCC/Reiman has just about wrapped up this flight. They still have a match left against Gleneagles but with a one match lead in the loss column and a six line lead to date, they should be able to close this flight out. More interesting was Greenhill/Rossouw’s loss to Gleneagles yesterday. The disconcerting news is Gleneagles won all three of their lines pretty easily. The good news is Joe Vu dropped a 6-1, 6-0 beat down on Chris Cully so you’ve got something to work with there.
4.0 Flight A – McKinney/Peterson-Frick have punched their ticket to the playoffs. Greenhill/Kayser has likely punched theirs as well and should even finish as the flight leader. They have one makeup match not yet posted against last place Brookhaven/Taragioll. If Greenhill wins at least 4 lines they end up as the flight leader. Nice third place finish by Lakes/Reifsnyder.
4.0 Flight B – Flight winner Huffines/Clark and Brookhaven/Bartlett will advance from this flight. All matches are played so this one is in the books. McKinney/Oh finishing third at 5-2 was an eye opener in this flight. They were only three lines behind Brookhaven for third. Brookhaven finished the last two matches going 10-0 while McKinney finished a respectable 7-3, but that was the difference. And all that after McKinney had beaten Brookhaven 4-1.
9.0 – With only six teams I imagine the flight winner goes straight to sectionals. That would be Brookhaven/Goswami. They finished as the only undefeated team in the flight with Wagon Wheel/Gradick two back in the loss column. Oak Creek/Beckner-Sweeney finished a distant third.
8.0 – My apologies but I’m not certain on the format for 55s playoffs. I believe it’s a three team event where 2 plays 3 and the winner plays 1. In an incredibly tight race, SpringPark/Blesi takes the #1 spot. Tied with Brookhaven/Bartlett at 7-1, 19-5, SpringPark wins the flight by virtue of its 2-1 match win over Brookhaven down the stretch. Brookhaven will now play the first playoff match against Greenhill/Kayser. Similarly, Greenhill was tied with Canyon Creek/Rainwater at 6-2 but edged them out by one line.