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Utah-Arizona Shootout Reaches Quarter Century Mark at Jeremy Country Club
The Utah-Arizona Shootout concludes its first quarter of century this next week at Jeremy Country Club when the two states clash once again in a Ryder Cup style competition. Utah holds a 13-10-1 lead in the series. The states alternate hosting the event every year.
Utah has dominated the competition for the past five years and hasn’t lost since 2009 at Alpine Country Club.
Going into the 25th competition the home team has a 16-8-1 won-loss record, but in the last 15 years the home team stands only 7-8-1. Each team has lost four times at home.
The teams will play practice rounds and hold the tournament dinner on Sunday. The Four-Ball and Foursome competitions will be held Monday and the Individual Matches will be held Tuesday morning followed by the awards presentation.
The rosters of each team consist of eight at large players, plus two seniors and two women. The Utah seniors will be Pat Murphy and Bill Probst and the Utah women will be Kelsey Chugg and Sadie Palmer . Utah’s At-Large players consist of Ryan Brimley, Darrin Overson, Cameron Crawford, Kurt Owen, Ben Jorgensen, Dan Horner, David Jennings, and Jason Hargett.
This is the first year that Jeremy has hosted the event. No course in Utah has hosted the event more than once. Previous Utah sites have been Hidden Valley CC, Oakridge CC, Willow Creek CC, Ogden G&CC, Wolf Creek, Riverside CC, Glenwild, Soldier Hollow, Thanksgiving Point, Alpine CC, Victory Ranch, and Sand Hollow.
Sand Hollow was thought to be a course that would fit well for the Arizona players since it is a desert style course and within close proximity, but it didn’t turn out that way and instead Utah set a Shootout record for the most points scored in any match, 49 ½ points.