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