COVINGTON -- The Indian Creek Open at Ashton Hills ended with some drama on Sunday. The second flight had a four-way tie, sending it into a four-hole sudden death playoff before the team of Clyde Haynie and Rusty Hawkins came off victorious.
However, it was the team of Nick Green and Josh Sullins that was too good for everyone as it won the gross-score championship, shooting a 68 on Saturday and a 65 on the final day for a score of 133.
"The golf course played really well," Director of Golf Bryan Raines said. "It's in real good shape and everybody played well. The golf course played difficult, the scores reflected it. The scores were really competitive, nothing too low. It was good."
The team of Ryan Berg and Rob Hernen (66-67 -- 133) was the first eliminated in the second-flight playoff. Jake Davis and Dennis Fordham (66-67 -- 133) were the next to fall before Hyan Kang and Kenny Moore (67-66 -- 133) pushed it to the end.
The duo of Haynie and Hawkins took control of its destiny, taking a one-stroke lead with a 65 after the first day. However, the pair left the door open on Sunday, shooting a 68, and were able to handle the pressure to win in sudden death.
"Generally, if you're going to have a playoff you're going to have one across the five or six flights," Raines said. "But I've never had four teams tie."
The winner of the senior flight was also determined by a playoff. The teams of Barney Anglin and Neal Baines along with Billy Bailey and Bart Toole each finished with a score of 134. Anglin/Baines had a 68-66 while Bailey/Toole had a 66-68.
The Anglin/Baines team carriedits momentum into the playoffs to win the senior flight.
The net-score championship flight was won by Corbin Edwards and Doug McCranie with a 66-63 -- 129 while Chad Davis and Matt Sellars had a 65-68 -- 131 to win the first flight.
Although there were only 50 teams in total, Raines is happy with the results along with the money, about $1,000, being donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
"It was a pretty good showing even though this was the smallest one I've done," Raines said. "Normally. I've never had less than 72 (teams). Part of the issue was that we had two other tournaments in the area. We had the Milledgeville two-man best ball -- they're normally the weekend before -- and also Summit Chase (Snellville). That attributed for a lot of the difference. Where I would pull 10 teams from Summit Chase and 10 teams from Milledgeville, we didn't get those guys.
"The one thing I've learned is that I have to check on these other golf courses. Historically, we've always done the same weekend for 11 years as Indian Creek, then I did the same weekend at Highlands last year. I would like to make sure our tournament is not on the same date as other tournaments."