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First Big State Am Upset Goes to Carl Jensen over Dan Horner, 3 and 2
The big upset of the Round of 32 Thursday morning was former runnerup Carl Jensen knocking off Dan Horner, the 2008 champion, by a 3 and 2 margin. Horner has been playing very strong, consistent golf, and Jensen has not been very active in tournament golf. Jensen now has to face another former champion, Darrin Overson in the Round of 16. Jensen would have to be considered the underdog in that match as well. Overson advanced by holding off University of Utah’s Steve Croft, 1-up. Facing two former champions in the same day is a heavy work load for a part time player. Jensen was runnerup to Tommy Sharp at Thanksgiving Point a dozen years ago, 2003.
Besides Jensen’s upset win the Round of 32 had some other mild surprises. Robbie Fillmore had a surprisingly easy time disposing of former champion Nick Nelson, 5 and 4. That was expected to be a tossup match, but Fillmore won convincingly and in the process sent out a little warning notice to those in hischampionship path. Fillmore has another tough match in the Round of 16 against Seokown Jeon. That’s a tossup match between two very good golfers.
David Poggi took former champion Joe Parkinson to the limit before losing on the last hole, 1-up. Young Dalton Stanger also put a marker down when he beat Jake Peterson in 19 holes. Dalton is the son of Mike Stanger, a well know golf rep in Utah.
Charlie Duensing outlasted Justin Mortensen in another 19 hole match, and Austin Banz increased his resume’ by defeating Devon Purser, 3 and 2.
Round of 32 Results
Jon Wright def. Jose Pelayo. 4 and 2
Brandon Kida def. Nic Booth, 4 and 3
Joe Parkinson def. David Poggi, 1-up
Dalton Stanger def. Jake Peterson, 19 holes
Charlie Duensing def. Justin Mortensen, 19 holes
Austin Banz def. Devon Purser, 3 and 2
Darrin Overson def. Steve Croft, 1-up
Carl Jensen def. Dan Horner, 3 and 2
Jordan Rodgers def. Glen Spencer 5 and 4
David Jennings def. Dylan Chugg, 3 and 1
Kurt Owen def. Dave Johnson, 4 and 3
Kai Ruiz def. Rand Sargent, 4 and 3
John Owen def. Patrick Fishburn, 5 and 3
Justin Shluker def. Tanner Alder, 4 and 3
Seokown Jeon def. Dale Thomas, 4 and 2
Robbie Fillmore def. Nick Nelson, 5 and 4
Round of 16
Wright vs. Kida
Parkinson vs. Stanger
Duensing vs. Banz
Overson vs. Jensen
Rodgers vs. Jennings
Kurt Owen vs. Kai Ruiz
John Owen vs. Justin Shluker
Seokown Jeon vs. Robbie Fillmore