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Moody Off to Good Start in Defense of Utah PGA Match Play Title

Defending champion Chris Moody easily advanced to the Round of 16 of the Utah PGA Match Play Championship being held at Hubbard Golf Course at Hill Air Force Base. He defeated Charles Taylor in the Round of 32, 4 and 3. He will be the favorite in all his matches and so whenever he loses it will be an upset. His next opponent is Tuesday morning against Brad Richard.

Shawn Edwards, the head professional at Hill Air Force Base, got off to a big first round victory at his home course, defeating Todd Meyer, 6 and 5. Zach Johnson and Tommy Sharp also captured 6 and 5 victories, Johnson defeating Marty Bauer and Sharp downing Mike Manning.

Top matches in the round of 16 will feature Tommy Sharp against host pro Shawn Edwards, Zach Johnson against Tracy Zobell, Dustin Volk facing Joe Summerhays, and Mark Owen versus Pete Stone.

Utah PGA Match Play Results

Round of 32

Chris Moody def. Charles Taylor, 4 and 3

Brad Richard def. Adam Johnson, 4 and 2

Stacy Jones def. Jared Barnes, 2 and 1

Allen Enochson def. Robert Broadhead, 4 and 3

Todd Tanner def. Luke Martin, 5 and 4

Nicholas Owen def. Chad Pettingill, 3 and 2

Tommy Sharp def. Mike Manning, 6 and 5

Shawn Edwards def. Todd Meyer, 6 and 5

Zach Johnson def. Marty Bauer, 6 and 5

Tracy Zobell def. Milo Lines, 4 and 3

Matt Baird def. Chip Wesley, forfeit

Dustin Volk def. Quentin Sasser, 2 and 1

Joe Summerhays def. JZ Davis, 2 and 1

Mark Owen def. Corey Badger, 3 and 2

Pete Stone def. Jeremy Green, 5 and 3

Troy Watkins-Ryan Rhees, rain delay (all square)

Round of 16 Schedule

Chris Moody vs. Brad Richard

Stacey Jones vs. Allen Enochson

Todd Tanner vs. Nicholas Owen

Tommy Sharp vs. Shawn Edwards

Zach Johnson vs. Tracy Zobell

Winner Watkins-Rhees vs. Matt Baird

Dustin Volk vs. Joe Summerhays

Mark Owen vs. Pete Stone