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HISTORY:  The tournament was started in 2008. Casey Flenniken won his third in four years in 2019. Johan Kok and Jack Reeves are two-time winners. 

Mike Vance of Jackson National Golf Club defeated Andrew Bateman of Knoxville’s Cherokee Country Club, 1-up, to win the TPGA Assistant Match Play Championship at Old Hickory Country Club.

Finals – Mike Vance, Jackson, def. Andrew Bateman, Knoxville, 1-up.
Semifinals – Bateman def. James Chapman, Knoxville, 4&3.
Quarterfinals – Bateman def. Allie Knight, Knoxville, 1-up; Chapman def. Garrett Campbell, Chattanooga, 21st hole.
Second round – Knight def. Adam Forgey, Crossville, 3&2; Bateman def. Tre Mullins, Knoxville, 5&4; Chapman def. Alex Clemens, Bristol, 5&4; Campbell def. Keifer Clary, Ooltewah, 3&2.
First round – Forgey vs. bye; Knight def. Matt Poff, Pigeon Forge, 6&5; Mullins def. Aaron Levinson, 1-up; Bateman def. Joseph Batuello, Knoxville, 2-up; Chapman vs. bye; Clemens def. Skylar Thompson, Ooltewah, 2&1; Campbell vs. bye; Clary def. Lucas Forstrom, Knoxville, 1-up.
Semifinals – Vance def. Chase Harris, Jackson, 2&1.
Quarterfinals – Harris def. Ty Medling, Collierville, 7&6; Vance def. Zach Moore, Gallatin, 2&1.
Second round – Harris def. Ryan Botts, Mt. Juliet, 2&1; Medling def. Alex Cox, Old Hickory, 4&3; Moore def. Marshall Talkington, Jackson, 5&4; Vance def. Chad Reeder, Nolensville, 1-up
First round – Botts vs. bye; Harris def. Trey Romig, College Grove, 2&1; Cox def. Gathon Garring, Franklin, 1-up; Medling def. Koney Smith, Kingston Springs, 1-up; Talkington vs. bye; Moore def. Chad Walker, Franklin, 1-up; Vance def. Jared Hodge, Memphis, 4&3; Reeder def. Joel Stark, Nashville, 2&1.

2020Mike VanceOld Hickory
2019Casey FlennikenMcCabe
2018Casey FlennikenOld Hickory
2017Zach WrightOld Hickory
2016Casey FlennikenOld Hickory
2015Audie JohnsonOld Hickory
2014Thomas SmithVanderbilt Legends
2013Jake ReevesVanderbilt Legends
2012Johan KokVanderbilt Legends
2011Jake ReevesVanderbilt Legends
2010Johan KokHermitage
2009Chase BrannonVanderbilt Legends
2008Glenn HudsonHermitage


Casey Flenniken (3)2016, 2018, 2019
Johan Kok (2)2010, 2012
Jake Reeves (2)2011, 2013


Most championships: 3, Casey Flenniken, 2016, 2018, 2019.

Most consecutive championships: 2, Casey Flenniken, 2018, 2019. 

Most times in finals: 4, Casey Flenniken, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019.

Most times runner-up: 3, Kevin Snell, 2012, 2013, 2018.

Longest 18-hole match: 21st, Jakes Reeves def. Johan Kok, finals, 2011, Hermitage; James Chapman def. Garrett Campbell, quarterfinals, 2020, Old Hickory.

Longest 18-hole championship match: 21st hole, Jake Reeves def. Johan Kok, finals, 2011, Vanderbilt Legends.

Biggest margin of victory, 18-hole championship match: 6&4, Johan Kok def. Kevin Snell, 2012, Vanderbilt Legends; Zach Wright def. Alex Cox, 2017, Old Hickory.

First left-handed player to win championship: none

Youngest player to win championship: Zach Wright (24 years, 3 months, 15 days), 2017, Old Hickory; Chase Brannon (25 years, 5 months, 18 days), 2009, Vanderbilt Legends. 

Oldest player to win championship: Audie Johnson (53 years, 2 months, 8 days), Old Hickory, 2015. 

Most times host club of championship: 5, Vanderbilt Legends, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Old Hickory, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020.


written and edited by Gene Pearce
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