San Joaquin Valley Match Play Championship
July 20-22, 2012
MADERA – T.J. Masters beat Mike Stieler in the championship match to become the 2012 San Joaquin Valley Match Play champion. The 19-year-old Masters, a member at Copper River CC, outdueled the mid-amateur Stieler on the course he sees every day as its superintendent. Making it to the semifinals were Brad Deaver and Christian Rose, while the quarterfinalists included Danny Paniccia, Jaskaran Sihopa, Daniel Butcher and Ryan Corbin. Ryan Higton earned 18-hole medalist honors after a three-under par 69, but was upset in the opening round of 16.