It took 37 holes before there was any distance on the scorecard between the teams of Tim Pope – Tim Saur and Garland Ferrell – Johnny Dennis.
Both teams opened the 36-hole Invitational tournament at Musgrove Mill posting 3-under par rounds of 69.
It gave the two teams a 2-shot lead over two other teams going into the final round.
After the next 18 holes were played, the two teams were still even as each posted a final round even par 72.
Pope and Saur went into a playoff with Ferrell and Dennis.
Pope finally got his team some separation from Ferrell and Dennis when he won the championship with a par on the playoff hole.
Cole Patterson and Sam Jackson shot a final round 71 to tie the team of Todd Webber and Jeff Stephens at 140 for third place.
The team of Bill Hardin and Mark Halvorsen from Kingsport, Tennessee trailed the team of Kim Mansfield and Mike Bivins from High Point, NC by a shot after the first round.
The Tennessee two-some shot an even par 72 in the final round to come from behind to win the senior division title by 2-shots.
Kyle Milner didn’t know there was a 40 Plus title up for grabs at the Carolinas Golf Association’s Mid-Am championship being played at the Salisbury Country Club.
Milner finished tied for seventh in the Mid Am-Championship’s full field, but his even par total of 142 was good enough to win the 40 Plus Division title.
“Honestly I didn’t know that there was a 40+ division, but anytime you win it’s nice,” said Milner. “I’ve played really well all year and this golf course really fits my eye,” he said.
The tournament was reduced to 36 holes because of Tropical Storm Zeta.
Cyrus Stewart from Raleigh won the overall Mid-Am title. He shot an 11-under par 60 in what turned out to be the final round on Saturday
Simpsonville’s Robert Lutomski finished 5th in the championship..
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