Henry White won his second Utah Section PGA Match Play Championship by defeating six-time champion Kim Thompson 3 and 1 at Eaglewood Golf Course on Thursday.
White, a Salt Lake native who works at the Performance Golf & Wellness Center, defeated Chris Moody in the morning semifinal before knocking off the 54-year-old Thompson in the afternoon. Thompson had defeated Trevor Salzman 3 and 2 in the semis.
In the final match, White led 2 up after 13 holes but lost the 14th hole and looked like he was going to lose the 16th hole, when his ball nearly rolled into the water. However, he chipped up close for a tap-in birdie and closed out the match on 17.
White took home $2,300 with the victory, while Thompson, a teaching pro at Willow Creek CC, won $1,500. Moody, an assistant at Riverside CC, won the consolation match over Salzman 1 up.
UGA SENIOR MATCH PLAY: Bill Probst, Brent Marriott, Win Young and Rob Bachman advanced to the semifinals of the UGA Senior Match Play Championship with quarterfinal victories Thursday at River Oaks GC.
Probst advanced to the semifinals by edging Tom Jones, 1-up and will face Marriott, who downed Kurt Bosen 3 and 1. Young defeated Jeff Campbell 5 and 3, while Bachman eliminated Rick Lloyd 1 up. After the morning semifinals, the two survivors will meet in the championship match beginning at noon.
MEN'S STATE AM: Entry deadline for the Utah Men's State Amateur Championship is today. Entries can be made online at uga.org or call the UGA office at 563-0400.
The finals will be held July 9-13 at Soldier Hollow Golf Course with an expanded field of about 250 players.