Wasatch Mountain Left to Right: Kurt Jamiston, Guy Child, Mike Jorgensen, Bill Probst, Brett Sampson, Mike Holm, Paul Cannon, Kirk Siddens
By Megan Terry, Programs Administrator
The Wasatch Mountain State Park senior 8-man team claimed the UGA Public Senior 8-Man league overall victory for the fourth consecutive season. For the second season in a row, Wasatch and TalonsCove advanced to the final match, and Park Meadows Country Club was kind enough to host the event.
The top eight senior teams, three division champions, three division runners-up and two wild card teams based on winning percentage, advanced to the 2017 playoffs. Stonebridge Golf Course (Division 1 Champion), TalonsCove (Division 2 Champion), Bountiful Ridge (Division 3 Champion), Logan River (Division 1 Runner-Up), Wasatch Mountain (Division 2 Runner-up), Glenmoor (Division 3 Runner-Up, Schneiter’s Bluff and Mountain View all earned spots in the quarterfinal round. Mountain View, Wasatch Mountain, Stonebridge and TalonsCove were the final four teams in the semifinal, but Wasatch and Talons were the final two teams standing once again.
Wasatch Mountain gained the early lead after Brett Sampson and Kirk Siddens earned 8.5 points in their match against TalonsCove teammates Ron Davis and Randy Hicken. In the second match, Guy Child and Mike Jorgensen of Wasatch Mountain claimed 6.5 out of 9 points against TalonsCove Captain Rick Groendyke and Dana Nelson, bringing the point total through two matches to 15-3.
Wasatch Mountain’s Paul Cannon and Captain Mike Holm reeled in 5.5 points against TalonsCove’s Russ Hook and Gary Witzel. In the fourth and final match of the day, teammates Rob Bachman and Craig Wilson of TalonsCove secured 7 out of 9 points versus Kurt Jamison and Bill Probst, but winning the fourth match was not enough to pull ahead, and Wasatch Mountain earned the win, 22.5-13.5.
Congratulations to both Wasatch Mountain and TalonsCove for their successful seasons. Thank you to Park Meadows Country Club for hosting the UGA Public Senior 8-Man Final.
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