Thursday, August 28, 2008

Odd occurance

Todd Flynn has coached boys golf at Upper St. Clair for more than 15 years but he hadn't seen everything, at least until Thursday's Division I, Section 7 match against Peters Township at St. Clair Country Club.

These two annually contend for WPIAL team titles, so it's no surprise the match was close.

Close isn't the right word. After the top five scorers from each side was tallied, the match was tied, 185-185.

"In my 17 years, I don't recall that ever happening," Flynn said.

Upper St. Clair defeated Peters Township in sudden death, on the third playoff hole, after Marshall Brown knocked down a 40-foot chip. In high school golf, the first two playoff holes are contested between two members of each team (four golfers total). After that, it's sudden death.

What Flynn hadn't seen in years, happened twice Thursday.

Beth-Center won its Division II, Section 8 match at Carmichaels on the first playoff hole. The teams were tied 219-219.

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