Mason Minkel of Pekin advanced to the title match in championship flight in the Peoria Park District Junior Match Play golf tournament.

Top-seeded Minkel faced No. 7 seed Jack Hammerton of Peoria on Friday at Newman Golf Course. 

In semifinal matches Thursday, Minkel defeated Metamora’s Colten Kahler 2-up and Hammerton breezed past Austin Siegrist 6 and 5. Minkel and Hammerton reached the title match of the 16-golfer championship flight by winning their first three matches. 

The A flight title match, also played Friday, pitted No. 2 seed Logan Nelson against No. 4 seed Luke Riggenbach.

Nelson defeated No. 3 seed Brady Gruden 2 and 1 and Riggenbach topped No. 1 Ben Byrkit 3 and 2 in semifinal matches.

The tournament is part of the annual Peoria Park District Junior Open Tournament Series for ages 12-17.

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