Northern Illinois Men's Amateur
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C&G Match Play Tournament

2019 C & G Match Play Tournament (MPT) for NIMAGA Members

Tournament Directors: Ray Riemer, Tim Jordan & Terry Boksha

Click here for the 2019 Match Play Information & Registration form.

Click here for the 2019 Match Play Rules.

** 2 NEW RULES for 2019 **
1. In order to establish C & G MPT eligibility, a participant must have done BOTH of the following:
    - Complete 1 NIMAGA event AND post 2 scores to the IGH Handicapping service by the end of the first round of the C & G MPT.
       - If this requirement is not met, the player will be deemed ineligible for the C and G MPT, his first round match will be considered a forfeit and the entry fee will NOT be reimbursed.

1. C & G MPT matches will NOT be allowed during regular NIMAGA stroke play events.
    - We do not want to negatively impact pace of play during stroke play events

Determine Handicaps

On the day of your match, to get the course adjusted handicaps that you will use,
  1. Go to to access your "Handicap Card" (IGH) Index and "Tournament Handicap" Indexes.  The latest revision date should be the same for both. Write down the lower of the two indexes for both you and your opponent.

  2. Go to the course website and write down the "Rating / Slope" for the tees you will be using.  The middle tees will be used unless both you and your opponent agree to use another tee.  For accuracy, get the Rating / Slope from CDGA.

  3. Go to and enter the "Index" and "Rating" to get you and your opponent's course handicap.  The higher handicap gets the differential on the lowest numbered handicap holes.
Alternatively, use the new MPT Handicaps Calculator.
  • Do not use the MPT Handicaps Calculator for your match if the date of
    the Regular Handicap is before the date of the Tournament Handicap
    as Tournament Handicaps may be updated between Revision Dates.

Report Results

Both competitors are responsible for sending Match results to MPT Headquarters within 24 hours of playing.

MPT Adjusted Scores will be submitted to Interstate by MPT Headquarters. Do NOT submit any MPT scores to Interstate!

Convey the following information in an email to
  • Date Played
  • Course Played
  • Course Rating / Slope
  • Winner
  • Adjusted 18-Hole-Score
  • Holes Up
  • Last Hole Played
  • If Tie, Last Hole Won
  • Opponent
  • Adjusted 18-Hole-Score

2019 C and G MPT FINALS!

This year's edition of the NIMAGA C&GMPT is now in the books after a rain-soaked spring that forced the first round deadline to be pushed back some 3 weeks.


The final matches were held this past Sunday at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.  The Jones Division pitted Jim Dubay versus Mike Lyman while the Hogan Division had Nick DiCosola versus Larry Zakosek. 

Sunday's weather played a big role in the match with temperatures that started in the low 50s and a constant 20-30 mph wind.  We had the sun for 4-5 holes and then the clouds rolled in causing the temps to drop a few more degrees.  Furthermore, Bolingbrook is a bear of a course - so tough conditions out there for everybody.



The Jones Division was a very tight match down to the end. Mike Lyman was never down by more than 1 hole and Jim Dubay was never down by more than 2. Jim had a tough first hole, and went one down right away. He won the 3rd though and stiffed his tee shot on the par 3 4th for an easy birdie and win, to battle back and go one up.  It was back and forth the next few holes and ended up even after 9. Mike won the short par 4 11th with a steady par and took the lead again for the 1st time since the 2nd hole. He would never relinquish the lead again. On the long par 3 13th, Mike hit a beautiful hybrid to pin high and converted the birdie putt to go 2 up. They halved the next 2 holes with pars. Jim was able to recover from the rough on 16 to win the hole and cut Mike's lead to 1 up. On 17 Jim's approach missed to the right while Mike hit the green and had a putt for birdie. Jim failed to get up and down while Mike nearly made his putt for birdie and had just a tap in to win the hole and match. After holing his par putt Mike won 2&1.  Mike managed to shoot a superb 1 over par 37 on the back nine to seal his victory.

Congratulations to Mike on his victory!  Jim has already vowed to me that he will be back next year and ready to avenge his loss.


'The Hogan Division had a very different start with Larry winning the first 4 holes to open up a big lead early.  But Nick was able to weather the storm and he settled down into the match.   Nick pushed the next few holes and won the 7th and 9th holes, making it Larry 2 up after 9 holes.  The back nine seesawed with Larry winning the 10th.  But Nick continued to dig deep and when we arrived at the 15th tee, Larry had that 2 up lead.  Now the 15th hole at Bolingbrook is their signature par 3 island green and with the wind blowing from left to right at 20-30 mph, no one relished hitting their tee shots.  But Larry survived that hole, took a 3 up lead to the 16th and was dormie.  The 16th was a 380 yard par 4 heading straight back into the wind.  Larry went 5 (net 4) to win the hole and the match 4&2.

Congratulations to Larry who becomes our second 2-time winner of the C&GMPT (Dan Dorr was the first 2-time winner).   NIck is always a force to be reckoned with, so look out for him next year.

Here is the prize certificate breakdown.  

 We will have these certificates (and winner's trophies) available at the NIMAGA Annual Members meeting which will be held at White Pines on Tuesday, Oct 29th at 6:30.  If you cannot make the meeting, I will be sure to mail out all of the winings.

Jones Division payouts


Tim Jordan


Mayur Patel


Dick Freund


Jeff Lyman


Tom O'Brien


Rolando Leyva


Jim Dubay


Mike Lyman



Hogan Division payouts


Steve Leiber


Wayne Richards


Robert Westberg


John Francel


Jim Kotula


Dan Montgomery


Nick DiCosola


Larry Zakosek


Thanks to all who participated.  Terry and I enjoy running this event and are always open to your suggestions and feedback.  We hope that you enroll in this event in 2020.


Ray Riemer

Terry Boksha 



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Last Poll Results

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