DUPONT, Wash. (May 30, 2008)--Matthew and Brian Remington of Seattle, Wash. captured the 2008 WSGA Menâ€™s Best-Ball Championship in dramatic fashion today as Brian drained a 40-foot putt on the 18th green to avoid a four team playoff at the 52nd Washington State Menâ€™s Best-Ball Amateur Championship, hosted by The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.
Three teams made a strong run to finish tied at 11-under par 133, eagerly waiting to see the outcome of the Remington team. One of those teams was the two-time champions (2006 and 2007), Alex Stamey of Mill Creek, Wash., and Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. Stamey and Brandes were looking to be the first team in WSGA Menâ€™s Best-Ball history to three-peat.
In the Senior Division, Dean May of Kent, Wash., and Jim Wilson of Rochester, Wash., maintained their one stroke lead and won the Senior Division. They finished the championship at 12-under par 132.
The Menâ€™s Best-Ball was contested over 36-holes of play with gross and net prizes in the Amateur and Senior Amateur Divisions. The two player teams played four-ball stroke play each day. In four-ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing their own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole.
The WSGA Menâ€™s Best-Ball was the first championship held at the Pacific Northwest and Washington State Golf Associationâ€™s recently purchased golf course, The Home Course.
It is one of five association tournaments that The Home Course is hosting in 2008. These championships and/or qualifiers include the PNGA Menâ€™s Master-40 Amateur, USGA Mid-Amateur Sectional Qualifying, USGA Senior Womenâ€™s Sectional
Qualifying, and USGA Womenâ€™s Mid-Amateur Sectional Qualifying.
The Home Course is also playing host for the Tacoma City Amateur, PGA Section tournaments, and Washington Junior Golf Association tournaments.
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