USU Golf Team Drops Duel Match To Southern Utah

Oct. 24, 2004

CEDAR CITY, Utah - Utah State's Preston Otte and Brett Black each won singles matches, but Southern Utah claimed four of the six singles matches en route to an 8 1/2 to 3 1/2 victory in a Ryder Cup style golf match between the two schools here on Sunday.

The Aggies entered the final day trailing 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 after three mtaches of alternate shot and three matches of four ball and had six points available in the singles matches, but could not muster more than the two victories.

Two of USU's singles match losses were by one up as Jake Blair fell to Eric Nilsson and Jared Humphries fell to Zach Johnson by that score.

Otte posted the second-largest victory margin on the day defeating Taylor Edwards 3 and 2. SUU's Jesse Wheeler posted the biggest win, defeating the Aggies' Brendon Ehlers 4 and 2.

The Aggies will complete the fall portion of their season when they travel to Northridge, Calif. for the Countrywide Home Loans Intercollegiate on Nov. 8 and 9.


Saturday Singles Matches SUU 4, USU 2

Jesse Wheeler (SUU) def. Brendon Ehlers (USU), 4-and-2
Eric Nilsson (SUU) def. Jake Blair (USU), 1-up
Preston Otte (USU) def. Taylor Edwards (SUU), 3-and-2
Brett Black (USU) def. Jared Brader (SUU), 1-up
Zach Johnson (SUU) def. Jared Humphries (USU), 1-up
Kenny Ebalo (SUU) def. Cody Huot (USU), 2-and-1

Friday Alternate Shot SUU 2, USU 1

Zach Johnson/Taylor Edwards (SUU) def. Cody Huot/Brett Black, 2-1
Kenny Ebalo/Jesse Wheeler (SUU) def. Preston Otte/Jared H umphries, 3 and 2
Jake Blair/Brendon Ehlers (USU) def. Jared Brader/Jyson Lancaster, 4 and 3

Friday Four Ball SUU 2 1/2, SUU 1/2

Johnson/Wheeler (SUU) def. Huot/Otte, 2 and 1
Ebalo/Edwards (SUU) def. Black/Ehlers, 1 up
Blair/Humphries (USU) tied Lancaster/Eric Neilson, all square



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