Adam Betz, Assistant Professional at Meadowbrook CC, came from four shots behind to tie leader Mike Suhre in the last round and force a playoff for the Gateway section championship. On the second playoff hole, the par-five 18th at St. Clair CC in Belleville, Betz hit a drive of well over 300 yards and made eagle three to edge Suhre.
Betz birdied the 17th and 18th and Suhre had to match his birdie on 18 to force the playoff. Adam shot a final round four-under 68 to make up the deficit on Mike as both players tied at -11 for the three rounds. Suhre started the event with a dazzling seven-under 65 about which he said he “made everything” on the greens.