Jarosch in the hunt

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:15 AM ET

After starting the day with 16 of the best players in the province, they're down to the final four in the Alberta Amateur Match Play Championships at RedTail Landing.

Edmonton's Barrett Jarosch is the lone Edmontonian left in the field, advancing to today's semifinal match with a pair of victories yesterday.

Jarosch defeated Billy Shepley of Calgary in the morning match, 6-and-5 (six holes up with five holes to play), before making birdie on his first three holes and holding on for a 3-and-2 decision over Ryan Swelin of Sundre.

Jarosche will take on Mitchell Evanecz of Red Deer.

Evanecz needed 19 holes to score a one-up victory over Davis Poscente yesterday morning and a two-up win over Neithaniel Allen in the afternoon.

Elsewhere in the round of eight, Alberta Open runner-up James Love stormed out of the gates with six straight birdies, taking a six-up lead on Dale Vallely before running him out of holes in a 6-and-5 win.

Vallely was fresh off a 3-and-2 win over his older brother Ryan in the morning matches.

Love will meet Calgary's Kyle Mossfeldt in one of this morning's semifinal matches.

Mossfeldt, 19, scored a one-up victory over fellow Country Hills Golf Club member Dave Schultz, 47. Mossfeldt took a one-up lead with a birdie on the first hole and they tied the next 17.

The winner of this event joins Alberta Open champ Kris Wasylowich on team Alberta at the Pacific Coast Amateur championship, featuring teams from Western Canada, the United States and Mexico.

CALL FOR HELP: Volunteers are needed for the BMO Women's Open at RedTail Landing Aug. 21-23. Call 890-7888 for information.


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