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Mids Fall Short in Men's Golf Star Match
October 22nd 2015 - ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The Army West Point men’s golf team won four of the seven singles matches on Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club to defeat Navy in the annual Star Match, 6.5 - 4.5. The two teams entered the day all square after both teams won two four-ball matches on Friday.

Navy took a 3-2 lead in the match when freshman Griffin Peters (Fountain Hills, Ariz.) dealt the Cadets' Justin Pagila a 2-and-1 loss in the first matchup.

Army West Point battled back and won two in a row to take a 4-3 advantage in the match, as Matt Plunkett and Dean Sakata went 2-0 on the weekend with wins in both their doubles and singles matches. Plunkett scored a 2-and-1 victory over Navy junior Ben Allen (San Marino, Calif.), while Sakata held off the Mids' Eric Terminello (White Plains, N.Y.) on the 18th to take the win, 1 up.

Navy team captain David Won (Bothell, Wash.) battled his way back from a deficit to half his match against Cadet rookie Nick Turner.

A member of the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team, Army West Point junior Peter Kim claimed a 4-and-2 victory over Navy sophomore Thomas Fricke (Haymarket, Va.) before Eric Peng clinched the win for the Cadets behind his 2-and-1 victory over Navy junior Connor Tallman (Lake Oswego, Ore.).

Navy junior Devin Terry (La Crosse, Wis.) went 2-0 on the weekend after posting a 2-and-1 win against Marcus Plunkett, who is also a member of the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team. Terry never trailed in his match against Plunkett.

Four-Ball Results

  • Peter Kim / Nick Turner (Army) def. Connor Tallman / Paul Mauer, 2 up
  • David Won / Ben Allen (Navy) def. Justin Pagila / Parker Harris, 4-and-3
  • Matt Plunkett / Dean Sakata (Army) def. Eric Terminello / Griffin Peters, 1 up
  • Thomas Fricke / Devin Terry (Navy) def. Marcus Plunkett / Eric Peng, 2 up

Singles Results

  • Griffin Peters (Navy) def. Justin Pagila, 2-and-1
  • Matt Plunkett (Army) def. Ben Allen, 2-and-1
  • Dean Sakata (Army) def. Eric Terminello, 1 up
  • David Won (Navy) halved Nick Turner
  • Eric Peng (Army) def. Connor Tallman, 2-and-1
  • Peter Kim (Army) def. Thomas Fricke, 4-and-2
  • Devin Terry (Navy) def. Marcus Plunkett, 2-and-1

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