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Men’s Golf League play in horse race

By Bill Gatchel | Jun 22, 2017
Photo by: Contributed photo Randy Pierce and Chad Huschka take to the golf course as members of the Men’s Twilight League.

A horse race might seem out of place on the golf course, but this form of competition also known as a shootout ws played at the Washington Golf & Country Club Wednesday, June 21.

The horse race is where the player with the highest number of strokes per hole is eliminated. This happens at each hole until only one player is left at the end of nine holes of play.

If two or more players have the same number of strokes, a playoff between them is played, requiring them to either putt or chip from a certain distance.

Winning the event was the “Holiday Park” team.

Dustin Peck sunk a 12-foot par putt to eliminate Trevor Martin on the last hole.

Adam Mangold finished third after having an outstanding round only to fall victim to hole No. 3, carding a snowman (an eight).

The “Sarasota Springs” team finished in second place.

Chuck Doughty and Duane Van Winkle made a par on hole No. 5 to send Brad Priest to a third-place finish.

Doughty won the race on a putt off after both he and Van Winkle tied the final hole.

The “Preakness” team ended the event in third place. Darin Rich’s par on the final hole secured a victory over Mark Embree. Spencer Shelman was third.

In the feature race of the day, the “Kentucky Derby,” Nick Witthoft’s out of bounds drive on the eighth hole landed him in third place.

Mike Peiffer won the Derby when the treacherous No. 9 green forced a three-putt from second place finisher Steve Donnolly.

This race featured a six-man chip off on hole No. 6 that finshed the night for Jake Quinn.

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