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The Barn Conquers The Buck Club for Public 8-Man Triumph
By Megan Terry, Programs Administrator
Twenty teams participated in the 2017 UGA Public At-Large 8-Man league, but only 8 teams advanced to the playoffs, the five division champions and three wild card teams based on winning percentage. The Ridge claimed the Division 1 title, Spanish Oaks topped Division 2, The Buck Club won Division 3 with an undefeated regular season record of 6-0, Lakeside earned the Division 4 victory and The Barn was victorious in Division 5. Oquirrh Hills, Mountain Dell and Soldier Hollow also advanced as wild card teams.
Following the semifinal round, The Buck Club, Spanish Oaks, The Barn and Oquirrh Hills advanced as the final four. The Buck Club defeated Spanish Oaks to advance to the final match, while The Barn defeated Oquirrh Hills to advance to the final at Promontory Club on the Dye Canyon Course.
Brandon and Jason Hargett helped The Buck Club get a hot start by earning all 9 points possible against The Barn’s Captain Kory Woodland and Jeff Conatser. However, Tyler and Nate Herzog turned the tables in the second match by reeling in 8.5 points for The Barn versus Jim and Ben McGregor. Keaton Woodland and Matt Wahlen helped The Barn pull ahead by gaining 6.5 points over The Buck Club’s Rich Tripp and Luke Morgan.
It was The Barn teammates Shon Woodland and Kurt Moore who sealed the deal for The Barn by bringing in 7.5 out of 9 points in the fourth and final match against The Buck Club’s Tommy Johnson and Taylor Smart. With a final score of 22.5-13.5, The Barn Golf Course secured the 2017 UGA Public At-Large 8-Man victory.
Thank you to all 20 teams for competing in this year’s public team play league. Your enthusiasm for Utah golf and support of the UGA is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Promontory Club for hosting the event.
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