Eric Dietrich wins the 2017 Amino VITAL Match Play Championship
Dietrich won the finals match 2&1 over Zach Weaver
Thursday, November 9, 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Eric Dietrich of Cheshire, CT, won the 2017 Amino VITAL Match Play Championship Thursday, beating Zach Weaver of Virginia Beach, VA, in the finals, 2 and 1.

Following first round byes Tuesday morning, they advanced to the finals by winning three matches apiece over the next day and a half on the Estate course at PGA National.

This was Dietrich's first win as a professional. He's been the bridesmaid twice in playoffs on the MLGT, most recently last Friday. Dietrich earned $2,000, Weaver $1,000, from the $10,125 purse.

Only three holes were halved, Nos. 1, 5 and 16. Weaver won the second hole, Dietrich the third, fourth and sixth for a 2-up lead. Weaver won the next three to take a one-hole lead at the turn. Then Dietrich won 10, 11, 12, and 14, Weaver 13 and 15.

Dietrich is a former University of Connecticut golfer who turned pro after graduation earlier this year. Including Thursday’s check, he has career MLGT earnings of $5,222.

Eric Dietrich

A big thank you to Amino VITAL for supporting this event. They provided players with a tour towel, water bottle and focus zone. They also contributed $1,000 to the purse!

Finals match set for the 2017 Amino VITAL Match Play Championship
#5 seed Eric Dietrich will play #7 seed Zach Weaver for the title

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Quarter finals and semi finals matches are in the books and all the top seeds have been eliminated. #5 seed Eric Dietrich and #7 seed Zach Weaver have advanced to the finals set to take place Thursday morning at 7:54am.

Andreas Halvorsen Berg and Jamie Sindelar won their quarter final match Wednesday morning but weren't able to overtake Dietrich and Weaver in the semis.

Three of the top four seeds remain in the 2017 Amino VITAL Match Play Championship
#1 seed Michael Midgette moves on to face #8 Andreas Halvorsen Berg

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The round of 32 and the round of 16 are in the books and three of the top four seeds are left. The quarter finals begin tomorrow morning followed by the semi finals tomorrow afternoon. The finals match will take place Thursday morning at 7:54am.

Seeding Round Complete...Match Play Begins Tuesday Morning
Michael Midgette enters match play as the #1 seed, Zack Shriver #2

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Zack Shriver of Marysville, WA, and Michael Midgette of Fort Lauderdale, FL, matched four under 67's to share medalist honors Monday in qualifying for the Minor League Golf Tour's seventh Match Play Championship.

Playing the Estate course at PGA National, Shriver made four birdies on the front nine, then nine straight pars on the back. Four of Midgette's five birdies were on the back. He had one bogey.

It was Shriver's third MLGT win, Midgette's fourth. Each received $350 from the $1,400 purse and $286.50 in the optional bonus pool. Shriver collected $36 from the skins game for a total of $672.50, Midgette $24 for $660.50, respectively.

First and second round matches are scheduled Tuesday, quarterfinals and semifinals Wednesday and the finals Thursday starting at 7:54am Jimmy Lytle of Ocean Ridge, FL, the only former match play champion in the field, shot 73 and is seeded 17th.

25 players teed it up so the top 7 seeds will recieve a bye in the first round of match play.

A big thank you to Amino VITAL for sponsoring the event. They provided the players with a tour towel, water bottle, focus zone and added $1,000 to the purse!

2017 Amino VITAL Match Play Championship

Monday's 18 hole Seeding Round will determine the 32 players & alternates. All players who do not get to play in Match Play will be refunded $175 of $475 Entry Fee. Amino VITAL is adding $1,000 to the purse!

Event Details

Start: 11/6/2017
Rounds: 4

Players: 25
Entry: $475
Purse: $10125

Event Photos
Quarter and Semi Finals
Finals Match

2 & 1 - Eric Dietrich - $2,000

PGA National - Estates
7736 Bay Hill Drive
West Palm Beach, FL  33412

(561) 627-1614

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Tournament Results Scoring Details

Score Player Amount
Match 5*Eric Dietrich 1$2,000.00
Match 5*Zach Weaver 2$1,000.00
Match 4*Jamie SindelarT3 $725.00
Match 4*Andreas Halvorsen T3$725.00
Match 3*Dan McCarthy T5$525.00
Match 3*Matt Springer T5$525.00
Match 3*Michael Midgette T5$525.00
Match 3*Ricky CaskoT5$525.00
Match 2*Zack Shriver T9$250.00
Match 2*Dominick Vennari T9$250.00
Match 2*Michael ChipoloneT9$250.00
Match 2*Ryan ProkayT9$250.00
Match 2*Mark Foster T9$250.00
Match 2*Sean Busch T9$250.00
Match 2*Ryan Harris T9$250.00
Match 2*Jimmy Lytle T9$250.00
Match 1*Rigel Fernandes T17$175.00
Match 1*Louis BodineT17$175.00
Match 1*Matthew PiescherT17$175.00
Match 1*James Smith (a)T17 $175.00
Match 1*Davey JudeT17$175.00
Match 1*Zack Monawar (a) T17$175.00
Match 1*John Jackopsic T17 $175.00
Match 1*Matt Gallant T17 $175.00
Match 1*JD CarrabinoT17 $175.00

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