Matthew Essick of Florida, won the 2021 Golf Croquet Singles National Championship at the Chesapeake Bay Croquet Club in Hartfield on Sunday. The 22-year-old Essick defeated the 14-year-old Blake Fields of California, in finals winning two games out of three.
“It was a great, well-contested match,” said Essick. “Two young guys, just getting started. Today was a display of top-level croquet.”
Fields won the championship in the doubles tournament with his partner Mohammad Kamal. The doubles runners-up were Bo Prillaman and Stephen Jackson of Richmond.
Other winners included: Doubles 1st Flight—Bryan Christianson and James Podraza; Doubles 1st Flight Runner Up—Bo Prillaman and Stephen Jackson; 1st Flight—Sean Miller; 1st Flight Runner-Up—Prillaman; Championship Flight (Plate)
—Jimmy Huff; Championship Flight (Plate) Runner-Up—Damon Bidenciope; 1st Flight (Plate)—Bryan Christianson; 1st Flight (Plate) Runner-Up—Ryan Eberlein.
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