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Tennessee Match Play: Burgan Over Green
03 Jul 2009
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FRANKLIN, TN (JULY 3, 2009)--TODD BURGAN DEFEATED DANNY GREEN IN 19 HOLES TO CAPTURE THE 2009 TGA MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP AT VANDERBILT LEGENDS CLUB IN FRANKLIN, TN. THE WIN IS BURGAN'S FIRST INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

IN THE MORNING SEMIFINAL MATCHES, BURGAN DEFEATED TOP SEEDED JONATHAN FLY BY A 2 UP MARGIN AND GREEN DEFEATED MATT KING BY THE SCORE OF 6 & 4. THE FINAL MATCH WAS EVENLY MATCHED AS ONLY FIVE HOLES WERE WON THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MATCH. BURGAN NEVER LED IN THE MATCH UNTIL HIS BIRDIE ON THE 19TH HOLE WHICH ULTIMATELY WON HIM THE MATCH.

IN THE SENIOR MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP, JACK RAMSEY DEFEATED LARRY DUPREE BY A 2 UP MARGIN TO CAPTURE THE TITLE. THE WIN ALSO MARKS RAMSEY'S FIRST INDIVIDUAL STATE TITLE.

RAMSEY HAD TO MAKE EIGHT BIRDIES IS TODAY'S FINAL MATCH TO OUTLAST DUPREE, THE 2008 TGA SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPION. DUPREE WAS DOWN EARLY AND STARTED MAKING A COMEBACK ON THE 15TH HOLE WHEN HE IT IS APPROACH SHOT ON THE PAR-4 HOLE TO WITHIN INCHES OF THE HOLE, BUT RAMSEY COUNTERED WITH A 40-FOOT BIRDIE OF HIS OWN. DUPREE THEN WON THE 16TH AND 17TH HOLES TO GET BACK TO ONE DOWN STANDING ON THE TEE OF THE REACHABLE PAR-5 FINISHING HOLE. AFTER RAMSEY LAID HIS UP ON THE PAR-5, DUPREE THEN WENT FOR THE GREEN IN TWO BUT CAME UP SHORT IN THE GREEN SIDE WATER HAZARD.

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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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