Swing Ding Golf Sunday Schedule

UTC alum Brandon Born in Championship Semis

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

One reads the names Brandon Born and Rick Honeycutt Jr. on a scoreboard and basketball (Ringgold HS/UTC) and baseball (Baylor School) come to mind.

But Sunday morning, these two (and their respective partners) will tee it up (9:30) in one championship flight semifinal match of the 53rd annual Swing Ding two-man best ball golf tourney at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club.

Championship Flight Semis:

9:30 a.m. - Brandon Born-Grant Caldwell vs. Rick Honeycutt Jr.-Keith Davis

9:40 a.m. - Ricky Johnson-John Barnett vs. Aon Miller-Wes Robbins

3 p.m. - Championship Final

There are also 18 flight finals and consolation finals to be played Sunday beginning at 7:20.

Championship Fight Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Grant Caldwell-Brandon Born def. Steve McCarthy-Byron Davis, 5 and 4

Rick Honeycutt-Keith Davis def. Jay Walston-Steve Johnson, 1-up

Ricky Johnson-John Barnett def. Jarvis Davenport-Raymond Kearns, 5-and-4

Aon Miller-Wes Robbins def. Scott Smith-Chris Curtis, 2-and-1 

Past Winner: Of the eight semifinalists, Aon Miller is the only one with a championship red jacket, winning the title in 2006 with Mark Degler.

Rally Caps: Honeycutt and Davis were 2-down after 11, but then birdied Nos. 12-13-15 to go 1-up.

On No. 17, Johnson rolled in a tough 15-foot down hill put for a birdie, but Davis, a former Baylor Scholl and Sewanee soccer player, matched it with his own birdie to halve the hole and also halved 18 for the win.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@Comcast.net

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