MACON, SC (July 23, 2016) -- After a first day deficit of two points, the junior squad from the state Georgia rallied for come-from-behind effort and forced the fourth consecutive tie of the Georgia-SC Junior Team Matches when contested in the state of Georgia. The 41st edition of the GA-SC Junior Matches were contested at Idle Hour Golf and Country Club in Macon, GA. Georgia matched the team from South Carolina winning five matches outright and earning eight overall points tying the team from South Carolina.
The five tying points were earned by Davis Brainard (Dunwoody) who defeated Greenville’s Harry Reynolds 2&1, Grant Sutliff (Suwanee) 2&1 over Nathan Franks (Roebuck), Rogan Perkins (Locust Grove) 2 up on Drayton Stewart (Charleston), James May (Ninety Six) fell to Jordan Baker (Cumming) 1 down and Justin Kim (Rome) took care of business against Colby Patton (Fountain Inn) 2 up.
The team from South Carolina did scratch out three points with Seth Taylor (Gaffney) winning 6 up over Ryan Hines (Woodstock), Jacob Bridgeman (Inman) 4&3 over Will Kahlstorf (Watkinsville) and Tyler Gray (Lugoff) earning a 2 up victory over Alex Ross (Atlanta).
There was never a tie in the history of these matches prior to 2010. Since then, each trip to the state of Georgia (2010, 2012, 2014 and now 2016) has resulted in a tie. Teams from both states were selected by accepting the top eight finishers at each state's Junior Championship. Both Friday and Saturday matches started at 8:00 a.m. off of number one tee. Following the first round South Carolina had a two point advantage over Georgia.
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