Jacksonville Golfers Head to Semifinal at 83rd Drysdale Tourney Today

By Benjamin Cox on July 15, 2020 at 7:13am

Jacksonville natives Brady Kaufmann and Addie Dobson are moving on to the semifinal flights today at the 83rd annual Drysdale Golf Tournament.

Kaufmann defeated New Berlin’s Dain Ritchie 1-up yesterday to move into the 16-17 year old division semifinal round for a possible spot in the championship match on Thursday. Last year’s 16-17 year old champion, Jacksonville’s Aydin Folker lost 3-up-2 to Tobin Nell of Springfield in his quarterfinal match. Folker moves to the consolation bracket to face Cole Bartels of Brookshire, Texas. Kaufmann tees up at 7:30 this morning against Miles Roland. Folker tees up at 7:40.

On the girls’ side, Addie Dobson cruised through her match yesterday with a 7-up-6 victory over Amanda Stevens. Dobson faces Ellie Knight of Auburn in the semifinal at 8:10 this morning.

In the 11-13 year old boys division, Thatcher Frye dropped his quarterfinal match with Hillsboro’s Colton Weiss in an extra hole playoff 1-up-10. Frye moves to the Consolation Bracket at Bergen Golf Course today with an 8:10 tee time with Chatham’s Elliott Mogren.

In the 8-10 year old boys division, Highland’s Eli Lucas topped New Berlin’s Ty Hambelton yesterday 5-up-4 to advance to the semifinals to play Jacksonville’s Brayden Byers. Byers downed Bill Brennan 1-up earlier in the day. The semifinal match-ups tee up at 9:30 at Bergen.