On Sunday at the San Francisco City
Championship, one match took the longest. 23 holes
to be exact. That match was between two high
school seniors heading off in the fall to play Division
I collegiate golf.
Daniel Connolly will play at SMU, while Bryan
Baumgarten is going to Illinois (currently ranked No.
1 in the Golfweek/College Golf Coaches poll).
Baumgarten -- a semifinalist last year -- had a
stretch of seven birdies in nine holes which put him
2-up with three to play.
Connolly, an upcoming SMU Mustang, battled
back and forced extra holes. Amazingly, the high
school seniors halved the first three playoff holes
with birdies, with Connolly eventually pulling the
match out on the fifth playoff hole.
Steve Lewis, of the San Francisco City
Championship committee, said of the match:
"It was a slugfest of birdies and eagles.
Connolly missed a ten footer on the fourth extra hole
to let the match go to the next where he was able to
get it up and down from greenside for birdie after
two powerful shots."
This was truly the battle royal of the
day. A slugfest of birdied and eagles. Dan Connolly
missed a ten footer on the fourth extra hole to let
the match go to the next where he was able to get it
up and down from green side for birdie after two
powerful shots.Posted by Steve Lewis on Monday, February 29,