CORONADO, Calif. (November 29, 2009) -- If the scores from Saturday's first round of the Coronado City Championship look high compared to Sunday's final round results, it's because on Saturday San Diego got one of it's annual "single digit" number of tough weather days. The course received 1/4 inch of rain, but it was the winds that Tournament Director Jamie Darnell estimated at 35 knots -- Coronado is a nautical community, but that sure sounds fast -- that really made things tough.
An example - on the short, par three 11th hole, playing right into the wind, a skin was won with a birdie. And the field had 105 players.
Not to worry, Sunday turned nice, and Jimmy Harris came roaring back from a first round of 74 with a final round 68 to catch Patrick Duncan (71-71) at 142.
And the trophy wasn't awarded until most tournament players were well on there way home or somewhere else to watch the end of the Chargers game.
The playoff went a full 6 holes, as the players kept close to the clubhouse going around holes 1-2-3-2-3-2. On the third time playing the reachable par-5 2nd hole, Jimmy Harris made an eagle, winning in style and becoming the first repeat champion in the tournament's 51 year history.
Skins are interesting, as reported about Saturday's windy day where an easy hole only yielded one birdie. On Sunday, there were no skins (plenty of birdies, just no skins) and the $550 pot will carry over to next year.
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