Due to heavy rain, the second round of the Mid-Amateur Team
Championship at Harrison Lake CC was cancelled.
In order to determine a winner, the four leading teams took part in a
sudden death playoff composed of best ball and alternate shot formats.
Todd Palmer and Curt Puckett, Sean Rowen and Chris Pfeifle,
and Mark Humphrey and Ben Hunter took best ball pars on the par 4, 10th,
knocking out teammates Josh Estelle and Ricky Jones.
On the par 3, 11th Humphrey and Hunter failed to
get up-and-down in the alternate shot format, and for the second year in a row
just fell short of victory. Palmer and
Puckett and Rowen and Pfeifle shared pars on 11 and headed to their third
playoff hole, the par 5, 12th.
Rowen nearly chipped in for birdie and the win, but ended up
just an inch short after his ball ricocheted off the pin. Both teams holed out for par and headed back
to the par 4, 10th.
Palmer pulled his tee shot left and found himself out of
bounds, but Puckett was able to pull through.
Rowen and Pfeifle failed to get up-and-down, while Puckett converted his
five foot putt for par and the first win of the season.
“It feels tremendous to win,” Palmer said. “Sean and Chris definitely didn’t make it
easy on us. Hats off to them.”