MORRISTOWN – Michael Albonetti has seen his name near the top of the leaderboard at several TGA state tournaments in recent years.
And yet, a win in one of these events has eluded him – until now.
Albonetti got the monkey off his back at The Country Club in Morristown this October as he claimed the crown in the Tennessee Senior Match Play.
Albonetti rolled to an 8&6 victory over Pat Chisholm in the championship match. He also defeated Rick Sinard 5&4 in the Round of 16, Tom Paulsen 3&2 in the quarterfinals and Bryan Rodgers 3&2 in the semifinals.
Chisholm reached the finals by ousting three-time defending tournament champion Tim Jackson 2&1 in the final four.
In the Super Senior Division, Mike Nixon of Nashville won his second TGA title of the year with a 2&1 win over Buzz Fly. Nixon also teamed up with Doug Harris to win the Tennessee Super Senior Four-Ball at Chickasaw Country Club earlier this summer.