Updated: Feb 3
Downtown Taylor Brown pulls off the upset to defeat the odds favorite - The Santee Sleeper, Adam Jolley.
Downtown Taylor Brown - Sawyer Co Golf
Downtown Taylor Brown is the Carolina Matchplay Bracket Champion
The Santee Sleeper wins the first hole to jump out to an early lead as most expected, however this did not phase Downtown Taylor Brown. Taylor proceeds to bomb a 325 yard drive on the second tee which caught the Sleepers attention. No damage done on the second hole but on the third hole, things began to unravel for the Santee Sleeper. With an uncharacteristic 3 putt from the Sleeper, Taylor was able to square the match. A few holes later on number 5, Taylor picked up his first lead of the day when The Sleeper failed to convert a tough up and down from above the green. Taylor would proceed to drain a 50+ footer from off the green for Birdie on number 6 to extend his lead. The Sleeper had a great opportunity to get one back on number 8 but suffered another crucial 3 putt. Downtown Taylor Brown, who was connecting off the tee all day long, absolutely blistered one off the 9th tee, nearly driving the green. 3 up at the turn, Taylor would hit some speed bumps early on the back nine. The Santee Sleeper would take advantage of these mistakes and bring the match back to within 1 on the 18th tee box. With a chance to square the match and force extra holes, The Santee Sleeper leaves the ball one rotation short on his birdie attempt. Taylor would clean up for Par to win the Match 1 up and secure his first ever golf title.
Path to the Finals
Downtown Taylor Brown:
Round 1 def. Isiah "Ice Man" Taylor
Round 2 def. "Money" Mark Lathan
Round 3 def. Jon Garcia
Round 4 def. Austin "Sauctin" Cureton
Round 5 def. The Santee Sleeper, Adam Jolley
The Santee Sleeper:
Round 1 def. Sam Lupton
Round 2 def. Asher Boyd
Round 3 def. Hitman Hill
Round 4 def. Mike Tobias
Round 5 defeated by Downtown Taylor Brown
2019 - Caleb "the Celebrity" Tench
2020 - Cory "the Hitman" Hill
2021 - Downtown Taylor Brown
Downtown Taylor Brown
Downtown Taylor Brown is from Lincolnton, North Carolina where he was the back to back Lincoln County Long Drive Champion. He also studied golf under the expertise of Mark Lackey, who has multiple state championship titles. The Carolina Bracket Challenge is the first Bag Tour Title for Downtown Taylor Brown and he looks to repeat in the Winter Bracket Challenge. If you'd like to take a shot at Taylor Brown, he is hosting any and all challengers at Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club.