UVA's Jimmie Massie takes Fox Puss Inv. in Extra Holes
Winner Jimmie Massie
(Virginia Athletics Photo)
LYNCHBURG, VA (May 6, 2018) - In a final day battle at the Fox Puss Invitational between Virginia freshman Jimmie Massie and 2015 VSGA Player of the Year Justin Young, it was the young gun who won out on the second playoff hole.
After both players completed regulation at Boonsboro Country Club tied at 4-under extra holes were needed and it was there where Massie was able to win the title.
Massie, playing in his hometown, opened Friday with a disappointing 4-over 75 (he started the round with three straight birdies) before rebounding each of the next two days with rounds of 68-66. Over the final two days Massie played next to perfect golf bogeying only three-times (all of which were in the second round) while birdieing 11 times. In the final round Massie saved his best for last carding five circles while not recording a bogey.
“Pretty special. I guess it still hasn’t quite sunk in yet,” Massie told The News & Advance. “ … To win in a playoff is pretty cool.”
As a freshman at UVA, Massie has played in seven tournaments this season, recording one top-five showing and is also third on the team in scoring average at 72.70.
Young earned his way into the playoff thanks to rounds of 69-69-71. Young, even-par 71 on Sunday, did have a chance to win late following a birdie on No. 16 only to give the shot right back with a 17th hole bogey and then parred the 18th.
Defending champion Sam O'Dell and Jimmy Delp shared third at 1-under while with an even-par showing Scott Shingler and Steve Serrao shared fifth.
In the Senior Division Pete DeTemple finished 2-under and two shots clear of the field while Bill Nunnenkamp won the Super Senior Division at 6-over.
Editors Note: The News & Advance contributed to this story
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ABOUT THE Fox Puss Invitational
54 hole stroke play format tournament was
given the name “FOX PUSS” to honor two of
Boonsboro’s members that for many years had
devoted their talents and time to amateur golf
in the State of Virginia and the Lynchburg
Mr. H. M. “Fox” Blankinship and Mr. Charles
“Puss” Hancock. Both of these gentlemen
former Presidents of the Virginia State Golf
Association. This is the ruling body for
golf within the State of Virginia. Additionally,
Mr. Hancock was a long term President of
Boonsboro Country Club.
The first tournament was held late in 1971 and
has continued each year. While we have had
cancel the tournament three times over the
years, we have been able to retain a high level
of competition for the contestants. Our
Champions and contestants have been State
Amateur Champions; United States Amateur
Champion; British Amateur Champion; and
Walker Cup Members.
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