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UGA Upsets PGA in Governor’s Cup Match, 17-15

In a rare upset the Utah Golf Association edged the Utah Section of the PGA in the annual Utah Governor’s Cup Matches held at Wolf Creek Resort, 17 to 15. When a match is that close in the team score it leaves many pros thinking of ‘what could have been.’ All that was needed for the Pros to get a tie was to reverse the outcome of just one match.
The difference came in the four senior positions where the UGA won six of eight possible points. In fact, the PGA Seniors never won a full point in any of the matchdes, but managed ties in four of the eight matchups. Hall of Famer Todd Barker was the top scorer for the UGA Seniors with one win and two halves.
No player on either team swept their points. High point men for the amateurs were Brad Millard and Todd Barker with two each, and Mark Owen and Dustin Volk each won two points for the pros.
The pros generally win this annual match about three out of every four times.
So whoop it up amateurs!
2012 Utah Governor’s Cup Matches
Final Score: UGA 17, PGA 15
Alternate Shot Results
UGA (Mason Casper-Nick Drost) def. PGA (Zach Johnson-Pete Stone), 2 and 1
PGA (Dustin Volk-Mark Owen) def. UGA (Tanner Higham-Cole Ogden), 1-up
PGA (Tommy Sharp-Kury Reynolds) def. UGA (Kenny You-Josh White), 1-up
UGA (Jacob Holt-Brad Millard) def. PGA (Todd Tanner-Troy Watkins), 2 and 1
UGA (Jeff Jolley-Steve Poulson) def. PGA (Joe Summerhays-Jared Barnes), 1-up
UGA (Joey Olson-Clark Jones) tied PGA (Ryan Rhees-Dave Loughton)
UGA Seniors (Bill Probst-Brent Marriott ) def. PGA Seniors (Mike Borich-Quentin Sasser), 2 and 1
UGA Seniors (Pat Murphy-Todd Barker) def. PGA Seniors (Stu Nelson-Henry White) 4 and 3
Score: UGA 5 1/2, PGA 2 1/2
Four-Ball Results
UGA (Higham-Ogden) def. PGA (Johnson-Stone), 2-up
PGA (Volk-Owen) def. UGA (Casper-Drost), 2 and 1
UGA (Millard-Holt) def. PGA (Sharp-Reynolds), 2-up
UGA (You-White) tied PGA (Tanner-Watkins)
PGA (Summerhays-Barnes) def. UGA (Olson-Jones), 4 and 3
PGA (Rhees-Loughton) def. UGA (Jolley-Poulson), 3 and 1
UGA Seniors (Murphy-Barker) def. PGA Seniors (Borich-Sasser), 2 and 1
UGA Seniors (Probst-Marriott) tied PGA Seniors (Nelson-White)
Score: UGA 4, PGA 4
Individual Results
Tanner Higham, UGA, tied Zach Johnson, PGA
Cole Ogden, UGA, def. Pete Stone, PGA, 1-up
Dustin Volk, PGA, def. Mason Casper, UGA, 1-up
Mark Owen, PGA, def. Nick Drost, UGA, 4 and 3
Tommy Sharp, PGA, def. Jake Holt, UGA, 3 and 1
Brad Millard, UGA, def. Kury Reynolds, PGA, 4 and 3
Kenny You, UGA, def. Todd Tanner, PGA, 3 and 1
Troy Watkins, PGA, def. Josh White, UGA, 2 and 1
Joe Summerhays, PGA, def. Joey Olson, UGA, 4 and 3
Clark Jones, UGA, tied Jared Barnes, PGA
Jeff Jolley, UGA, def. Ryan Rhees, PGA, 1-up
Dave Loughton, PGA, def. Steve Poulson, UGA, 4 and 3
Pat Murphy, UGA Seniors, tied Quentin Sasser, PGA Seniors
Todd Barker, UGA Seniors, def. Mike Borich, PGA Seniors, 2 and 1
Bill Probst, UGA Seniors, tied Stu Nelson, PGA Seniors
Brent Marriott, UGA Seniors, tied Henry White, PGA Seniors
Score: PGA 8 1/2,   UGA 7 1/2