Brady Exber defended his title at Pauma Valley Country Club
PAUMA VALLEY, CA (March 17, 2018) - In an exciting tournament that was played under the constant threat of heavy rain, defending Champion Brady Exber
won his second Morrison Cup title in two years by defeating Dan Sivadge
in a playoff.
Sivadge shot the low round of the tournament with a 70 on Thursday and had a one shot advantage going to the 18th tee of regulation play. After his tee ball found the wooded area on the left side of the fairway, Sivadge managed to hit a low draw out of the wet rough which curved around the trees, took several bounces before and rolled onto the putting surface running just over the back.
From the middle of the fairway, Exber then hit his short iron approach shot within 15 feet leaving Sivadge a difficult 30 foot downhill putt to win the tournament. Sivadge’s putt from the fringe came up four feet short. When his second putt missed left, Exber had a 15 feet putt to win. When Exber’s putt came up short, they headed back to the 18th tee for a second time.
Both players parred the 18th hole. When Sivadge found trouble off the 10th tee, Exber went on to win the playoff when his 40 foot putt on the difficult 10th green finished inches away from the hole, securing both his par and the victory.
For Exber, it was the second win in as many weeks. Last week he won the Summerlin Amateur in Las Vegas, also in a playoff.
The Super Senior Division was also decided in a playoff when Clay Long of Carlsbad caught Thursday and Friday overnight leader Doug Pool in the later stages of the third round. Pool bogeyed the first playoff hole to Long’s par, earning Long the title of Super Senior Champion.
Corky Nelson, Dallas TX, won the Legends Division by three strokes over Chip Bridges of Carlsbad, CA.
ABOUT THE Morrison Cup
**This tournament has been cancelled for 2021.
The Marion R. Morrison National Senior
Championship, or the Morrison
Cup, is a 54-hole stroke play tournament with
(ages 55+), Super Seniors (65+) and Legends
Entries are open to male amateur golfers who
reached their 55th
birthday on or before the tournament date.
Applicants must have a USGA
handicap index of 5.0 or less (10.0 or less in
Super Senior and Legends Divisions).
Entries will be considered first in the order they
received, second by
player index, and third by
past performance in similar competitions.
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