IPGA MATCH PLAY ADVANCES TO FINAL FOUR

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WELCOME TO KEMPER LAKES GOLF CLUB-where holes 16-17-18 are known as the Gauntlet. Kemper Lakes Golf Club home of the Illinois PGA Match Play Championship.

THE GOG BLOG-by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

THE ILLINOIS PGA Match Play Championship made it through day 3 of play. Leaving just the four finalists to compete for the title on Thursday. The four #1 seeds were the four players advancing to semi-final play.

Defending Champion Garrett Chaussard of Skokie Country Club, advanced after a tight match with Hinsdale Country Club’s Matt Slowinski. Dakun Chung from Twin Orchard moved on after defeating Tim Streng from the Wildcat Academy in 20 holes. Brian Carroll from Royal Hawk advanced defeating Eric Ilic of the Merit Club. Medinah’s Travis Johns rallied to win 17 and 18 to defeat Eric Hoff of Bryn Mawr.

Click here to hear interviews with Garrett Chaussard, Dakun Chang and Travis Johns.

Rain hampered play during the morning Sweet 16 matches, for just over an hour. But play was not stopped.

Final Four matches will be backed up one hour to allow the staff to help put the course in better shape, since heavy overnight rains are expected.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.