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Playoff chip-in lifts Whittington-North to Crestmoor title

Published: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 11:41 p.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 11:49 p.m. CST
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(CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON)
These two teams tied for first in the 46th annual Two-Man Best Shot Invitational at Crestmoor Golf Club Sunday. The team of Doug North and Carson Whittington (left) won the sudden death playoff with a par and birdie, while the team of Justin and T.J. Redding took second place. Both teams shot 23- under-par 121 in the 36-hole event.
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(CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON)
Brothers Jim Hartsock (kneeling) of Spring Hill, Kan., and Tom Hartsock of Creston line up a putt on No. 3 Saturday during the Crestmoor Best Shot Invitational. The Hartsock team finished in a tie for sixth place at 15-under-par 129.

Carson Whittington’s 12-foot chip-in for a birdie on the second playoff hole broke the tie as he and Doug North made it a sweep of Crestmoor Golf Club major events this summer.

In a playoff of brother combinations, Whittington and North claimed the sudden death victory after T.J. and Justin Redding shot par on the second playoff hole Sunday at the 46th annual Crestmoor Two-Man Best Shot Invitational.

Both teams parred the first playoff hole.

First sweep

Host Phil Tyler said the Whittington-North team is the first to win both the Best Shot and the Best Ball invitational titles in the same year.

Both playoff teams shot 23-under par for the 36 holes played sometimes in wet conditions Saturday and Sunday at Crestmoor.

North and Whittington shot 61-60 — 121 while the Redding duo came on strong Sunday to force the playoff with rounds of 63-58 for their 121.

Two father-son combinations rounded out the top four. The team of Adam and Bob Snodgrass took third at 20-under 124, while Kainen and Matt Somers shot 125.

A past championship team of Ryan McKim and Michael Buck shot 62-65 — 127 to round out the top five. Three teams tied at 129 in the championship flight.

A total of 47 teams playing in six flights participated in this year’s event.

Crestmoor Best Shot

Par — 36-36 — 72

Championship flight — 1. Doug North-Carson Whittington 61-60 — 121 (won playoff at par-birdie); 2. T.J. Redding-Justin Redding 63-58 — 121 (par-par playoff); 3. Adam Snodgrass-Bob Snodgrass 60-64 — 124; 4. Kainen Somers-Matt Somers 62-63 — 125; 5. Ryan McKim-Michael Buck 62-65 — 127; 6. (tie) Mel McKie-Corey McKie 62-67 — 129; Tom Hartsock-Jim Hartsock 62-67 — 129; Steve Moeller-Larry Wagner 63-66 — 129.

A flight — 1. Steve Braun-Tom Logan 64-62 — 126; 2. Chad Dryden-Jared Knutstrom 64-63 — 127; 3. Ryan Palser-Jason Borrall 64-65 — 129; 4. Chris Franklin-Larry Shimono 66-65 — 131.

B flight — 1. Mike Coen-John Coen 69-63 — 132; 2. Lee Wyke-Bob Fisher 69-64 — 133; 3. Chase Crill-Dan Turner 69-65 — 134; 4. Jake Boyd-Scott Boyd 68-68 — 136.

C flight — 1. Ken Markley-Jeff Chromy 70-65 — 135; 2. Dick Johnston-Brad Johnston 71-69 — 140; 3. Paul Eckhoff-Don McKim 70-70 — 140; 4. Larry Owens-Ethan Owens 70-71 — 141.

D flight — 1. Bob Lesan-Matt Lesan 74-69 — 143; 2. Casey Willets-Chad Willets 72-72 — 144; 3. Dino Groumoutis-Tony Groumoutis 75-71 — 146; 4. Mick Bennett-Joe Davis 74-72 — 146.

E flight — 1. Tim Gray-Tyler Edwards 76-71 — 147; 2. Dave Brownrigg-Dick Engleson 76-75 — 151; 3. Jeff Veitz-Gary Veitz 77-77 — 154; 4. J.T. Welsh-Dennis Thurman 78-76 — 154.

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