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Ayres Finishes on Top after Five-man Playoff at Tournament Series

June 6th, 2011

At only 5,900 yards, scores were expected to be low at Tippecanoe Lake CC for the second PGA Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series, and over a third of the field finished even par or better. Five of those players fired 67’s to force a playoff for the championship that lasted four holes. The eventual champion, Chad Ayres of Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, was a little jittery when he finished, “I’m pretty excited right now. That was my first win and the best I’ve ever done.” His personal best 3-under-par allowed him the opportunity to battle against Jim Ousley, Mike O’Toole, Chris Clemens and Mike Ahlers for his first title. “Playing against those guys makes it even better to win,” said Ayres.

Ayres even carded a bogey on his first hole of the day, but recovered throughout the official round and made a birdie to win the playoff. O’Toole was forced out on the first hole with a bogey, and Ahlers and Ousley bogeyed the second hole, leaving Ayres and Clemens. At the third hole, Clemens stuck his tee shot to 5 feet, while Ayres pulled his left into the rough. A great up-and-down by Ayres put pressure on Clemens’ putt, which he missed, and they went to the fourth tee. This time Clemens pulled his shot left into the trees. Ayres’ drive was less than 10 yards short of the green, and another up and down gave him a birdie and the win.

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