Utah State and Southern Utah Play to Draw in Ryder Cup Style Match

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Junior Austin French won all three of his matches during the weekend, including a 4&3 victory Sunday in individual play to lead Utah State to a tie with Southern Utah in its annual Ryder Cup-style match here at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Both teams finished the two-day competition with 8.5 points. Utah State entered Sunday trailing Southern Utah 4.5 to 3.5, but won five of the nine individual matches to notch the tie. Overall, the series remains deadlocked with three wins apiece and one tie as Utah State is now 2-0-1 against the Thunderbirds in the last three years. Other individual winners for Utah State on Sunday included senior Benjamin Schilleman (Layton, Utah) who defeated Brad Millard 1-up, junior Quinn Jensen (Bountiful, Utah) who defeated Brock Glasmann 3&2, and sophomore Kris Sayer (Idaho Falls, Idaho) who defeated Jake Holt 4&3. The two teams also halved a pair of matches Sunday as senior Thad Truman (Blackfoot, Idaho) and Greg Kerber played to a draw, as did junior Chanse Godderidge (Smithfield, Utah) and Jordan Orth. On Saturday, Utah State scored 2.5 points in the four best ball matches as French (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and Godderidge started the competition with a 2&1 win for the Aggies. Schilleman and sophomore Brendan Dennis (Roosevelt, Utah) then posted a 1 up win in the second match to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. Southern Utah’s Denny Job and Holt got the Thunderbirds on the board in the third match as they defeated McFarland and Truman 1-up. The fourth best ball match ended all square as Jensen and Sayer tied Southern Utah’s Glasmann and Kerber. In the four alternate shot matches, Southern Utah won three of the four points as French and McFarland teamed up to score USU’s only point with a 5&3 win in match number two. Utah State will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 26 when it travels to Simi Valley, Calif., to compete in the Cal State Northridge hosted Bill Cullum Invitational. Four-Man Best Ball1. Austin French/Chanse Godderidge (USU) def. Nic Booth/Jeff Evans (SUU) – 2&12. Brendan Dennis/Benjamin Schilleman (USU) def. Brad Millard/Jordan Orth (SUU) – 1 up3. Jake Holt/Denny Job (SUU) def. Tyson McFarland/Thad Truman (USU) – 1 up4. Quinn Jensen/Kris Sayer (USU) tied Brock Glasmann/Greg Kerber (SUU) – All Square Alternate Shot1. Jake Holt/Denny Job (SUU) def. Chanse Godderidge/Benjamin Schilleman (USU) – 3&22. Austin French/Tyson McFarland (USU) def. Brad Millard/Jordan Orth (SUU) – 5&33. Nic Booth/Jeff Evans (SUU) def. Brendan Dennis/Kris Sayer (USU) – 1 up4. Brock Glassmann/Greg Kerber (SUU) def. Beau Ehlers/Thad Truman (USU) – 6&5 Match Play1. Benjamin Schilleman (USU) def. Brad Millard (SUU) – 1 up2. Justin Bateman (SUU) def. Beau Ehlers (USU) – 2&13. Quinn Jensen (USU) def. Brock Glasmann (SUU) – 3&24. Thad Truman (USU) tied Greg Kerber (SUU) – All Square5. Austin French (USU) def. Denny Job (SUU) – 4&36. Nic Booth (SUU) def. Brendan Dennis (USU) – 2&17. Kris Sayer (USU) def. Jake Holt (SUU) – 4&38. Chanse Godderidge (USU) tied Jordan Orth (SUU) – All Square9. Jeff Evans (SUU) def. Tyson McFarland (USU) – 3&2 -USU-

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