HALIFAX, Mass. -- The final round of the 35th John Cronin Memorial Four-Ball Tournament was a testament to perseverance and love for the game of golf.
The host site, the Country Club of Halifax, doesn’t quite have the history of a St. Andrews in Scotland or Ballybunion in Ireland, but it sure did look and feel like it out there on a cold, wet, wind-swept afternoon.
Yet, as afternoon turned to evening, the tournament would not end as a playoff ensued in the Cronin Division (low handicaps) between John Nolan and Henry Alves of Easton CC versus former Mass. Golf Association Player of the Year Brian Higgins and Mark O’Sullivan.
All posted identical scores at 5-under-par 139 (71-68).Thus, it was back out into the cold and rain before Nolan and Alves defeated Higgins and O’Sullivan with a par on the second extra hole (No. 17) at 7:55 p.m. under the cover of darkness.
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