Ben Wolcott medals at Tennessee Match Play
Ben Wolcott <br>(Ole Miss Athletics Photo)</br>
Ben Wolcott
(Ole Miss Athletics Photo)

HARRISON, TN (July 29, 2016) -- Just days after winning the Chattanooga Choo Choo in dramatic Ben Wolcott combined rounds of 65-70 to finish 9-under and claim medalist honors at the 16th Tennessee Match Play. Wolcott finished three-strokes in front of second place finisher Chip Thomas at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay.

On Thursday Wolcott was 7-under with nine birdies and two bogeys. Wolcott, a senior at Ole Miss, caught fire on the back nine with six birdies, including four on the last five to close in 6-under 30.

The Friday 2-under round included an eagle on the par-5 6th, two birdies and two bogeys.

Thomas a Middle Tennessee commit reached 6-under with a pair of 3-under 69's.

The third place finisher was Brendan Caballero (UT Martin) at 5-under.

Match play begins on Saturday with the top 16 players advancing. The Saturday schedule includes the Round of 16 and quarterfinal matches with the semifinal and title tilts to follow on Sunday.

ABOUT THE Tennessee Match Play

36 holes of stroke play qualifying to determine 16 players for match play. Applications are open to amateurs who possess an active USGA/ GHIN Handicap Index of 8.0 or less from a TGA member club or course

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