Tourney comes down to tie-breaker

Corbin Ensminger Sports editor

October 3, 2013

LAURINBURG — The Pete Hasty Memorial Golf Tournament was so competitive that it didn’t just come down to the last hole. It forced a tie-breaking chipping contest.

The 12th annual tournament held in honor of John C. “Pete” Hasty was held Wednesday at the Scotch Meadows Country Club, with the proceeds going to the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America. That council covers all areas from Scotland County to Wilmington. Organizer Guy McCook said there were 17 teams in this year’s tournament.

After 18 holes, two of those four-man teams were tied. Normally when there is a tie, judges will choose a hole and award whoever shot lower on that particular hole the title. However, the two teams on Wednesday tied on every single hole. This forced golf’s version of a shootout — a chipping contest.

Scotch Meadow’s Chip Wells found a spot of grass just outside the clubhouse and told the eight players to take their shots towards the 18th green. After each player had shot, Donald Barringer was announced as the winner with his chip that came within 62 inches of the hole.

Barringer, who is the golf coach at Scotland High School, was on the winning team along with Joel Hartwell, Britt Parrish and Mike Clemmons. They were all awarded trophies. After 18 holes, there total team score was 51.

Before the chipping contest McCook presented several door prizes from local sponsors. Lunch and dinner was also served.

The tournament raised about $10,000 for the Boy Scouts, McCook said. He also thanked the two main sponsors of the event, Hasty Realty and Scottish Foods Systems.