Brendon Caballero repeats as Tennessee Match Play champion
2015 Tenn. Match Play champ Brendon Caballero (TGA photo)
2015 Tenn. Match Play champ Brendon Caballero (TGA photo)
COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. (July 25, 2015) — 2014 Tennessee Match Play Champion Brendon Caballero of Brentwood has made history by becoming the first ever player to win consecutive Tennessee Match Play Championships.

After claiming the 5th seed from 36 holes of stroke play qualifying at The Grove in College Grove, TN, Caballero won his first two matches 4&2 and 5&4 heading into the semi-finals against top seeded Hunter Richardson of Clarksville.

Caballero bested Richardson after 19 holes to set up a final match with Hunter Howell of Franklin. A tight match through the front nine, Caballero would pull away in victory winning 5&4 to claim the championship.

2014 Senior Match Play Runner Up and 2014 Tennessee Amateur and Senior Amateur Player of the Year Tim Jackson of Germantown captured the Senior Match Play Championship with an outstanding performance all week.

After posting the medalist score of 4-under par 140, Jackson ran through the bracket 7&6, 7&6, 3&2, and finally 5&4 besting Doug Harris of Franklin in the finals.

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ABOUT THE Tennessee Match Play

The first TGA State Amateur Championship was played in 1914. Originally it was conducted as match play, but since 1969 stroke play has decided the Tennessee Amateur Championship. After four years of competition in the mid-80s the Match Play Championship was revived in 2004 with 36-hole stroke play qualifying at the tournament site to set the field of 16 players in the match play bracket.

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