Steve Lessing wins The Singles at National Golf Links
National Golf Links of America<br>(Photo by Patrick Drickey)
National Golf Links of America
(Photo by Patrick Drickey)
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The C.B. MacDonald Annual Invitational Tournament, known locally by its competitors as "The Singles," took place this past weekend at the National Golf Links of America. After 18 holes of stroke play qualifying gave way to match play, Steve Lessing Jr. captured an extra-hole victory facing Nathan Sutherland.

Lessing, a former collegiate golfer who played for the University of Richmond in the early 2000s, went 20 holes with Sutherland, a native of Pennsylvania, to win the 2015 tournament. Lessing knocked off the No. 2 seed and co-medalist Brett Williams in the quarterfinals while Sutherland dealt with Eduardo Corsini, who upset No. 1-seed Patrick Frodigh in the round-of-16, during his semifinal match.

Both Frodigh and Williams shot two-under 70 in stroke play qualifying to share medalist honors. Sutherland fired 73 while the winning Lessing posted 75 and earned the 10-seed.

In the Senior bracket, John Powers rolled to a 6-and-5 win over Pat Mucci, Jr. Powers, the three-seed, won his semifinal matchup over Mark McBride by a 6-and-5 margin, as well.

Click here for the full Senior bracket.

The National Golf Links of America has a storied history and is renowned as one of the United States' best golf courses. Most recently, the club hosted Great Britain & Ireland during the 2013 Walker Cup. Designed by C.B. MacDonald in 1908, with help from Seth Raynor, National Golf Links currently sits at No. 8 on Golf Digest's Top-100 ranking, up from 11 in last year's list.

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