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Talons Cove Crowned At-Large Champs at Riverside

Left to right: Jim McGregor, Luke Morgan, Brandon Hargett, Ben McGregor, Lance Richards, Justin Keiley, Rich Tripp, Jason Hargett

Talons Cove’s at-large 8-man team defeated Eagle Mountain 19.5 to 16.5 in Thursday’s final match at Riverside CC. The 18-hole event held on Thursday, October 8th concluded the 2015 UGA Team Play season for all leagues and featured two talented, top-seeded teams, No. 4 seed Talons Cove and No. 7 seed Eagle Mountain. After finishing the season with 5-1 and 4-2 records respectively, Talons Cove and Eagle Mountain each advanced through quarterfinal and semifinal playoff rounds to earn spots in the eagerly sought-after final match at Riverside.

Justin Keiley and Rich Tripp earned a quick six and a half points out of the gate to give Talons Cove a confidence boost to start the day. Following Keiley and Tripp, brothers Jason and Brandon Hargett each gave the team three points individually and two and a half points in their four-ball match, totaling an impressive eight and a half out of nine match points. Despite a slow start for Eagle Mountain, Bret Liechty and Craig Woodward added six and a half points to the team’s total, narrowing Talons Cove’s lead from twelve points to eight. With only eight and a half points needed to shift the outcome, Marlin Widdison and Scott Killpack of Eagle Mountain brought the heat against Lance Richards and Luke Morgan, but seven points was still not enough; Talons Cove’s unbeatable start secured their win at 19.5 points over Eagle Mountain’s 16.5 and their title as 2015 UGA Public Team Play At-Large Division Champions. 

 
Eagle Mountain
 
 
 
Talons Cove
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0.5 pts. 
Chris Marx
 
vs.
 
Justin Keiley
2.5 pts.

1.5 pts. 
Kevin Peterson
 
vs.
 
Rich Tripp
1.5 pts. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0.5 pts. 
Marx/Peterson
 
vs.
 
Keiley/Tripp
2.5 pts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0 pts. 
Ryan Pugsley
 
vs.
 
Jason Hargett
3 pts. 

0 pts. 
Brandon Broadhead
vs.
 
Brandon Hargett
3 pts. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0.5 pts. 
Pugsley/Broadhead
 
vs.
 
Hargett/Hargett
2.5 pts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0.5 pts. 
Bret Liechty
 
vs.
 
Jim McGregor
2.5 pts.

3 pts. 
Craig Woodward
 
vs.
 
Ben McGregor
0 pts. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 pts. 
Liechty/Woodward
 
vs.
 
McGregor/McGregor
0 pts. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 pt.
Marlin Widdison
 
vs.
 
Lance Richards
2 pts.

3 pts. 
Scott Killpack
 
vs.
 
Luke Morgan
0 pts. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 pts. 
Widdison/Killpack
 
vs.
 
Richards/Morgan
0 pts. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16.5 pts.
 
 
Total
 
 
19.5 pts.