The 56th playing of the WPGA Match Play Championship kicked off this past Monday, as the event ventured to the Washington County GC for the fourth time in its history. The field of WPGA members battled it out for four rounds of play as they started out with the seeding round and then followed it up with the first three rounds of matches on Monday and Tuesday. For the fifth year in a row the event will wrap up over the course of the summer versus being completed all in one week. Players will have approximately 5 weeks to complete the quarterfinals and then the WPGA staff will set a date and site for the semifinals and finals to take place on one day in July / early August.
Surviving and advancing into the elite eight were four WPGA professionals with at least nine years of PGA membership and four others with less than four years of membership. Leading the way are two former champions, Ryan Helminen and Mark Voeller. Also included in the quarterfinalists are two WPGA major champions from 2020, Mick Smith and Michael Crowley. Rounding out the group of eight are David Bach, Matt Kennedy, Tyler Siech and Andrew Troyanek.
The WPGA would like to thank our event partners, Nexbelt, Good Vibe CBD, and the PGA Tour, for helping make the event possible with their generous support.
A big thank you also goes out to Washington County GC and their staff. The club did a great job of hosting the start of the first major on the 2022 WPGA tournament schedule.