Osbourne takes Lincoln Men's Club championship

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By The Staff

Special to The Sun

The Lincoln Homestead Men’s Club held their annual club championship on Aug. 22 and 23 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course. It was an exciting two days of golf that came down to the last hole.

After shooting a first round 75, Jason Osbourne was one shot behind leader Kevin Taylor and tied with Bill Frost, both former club champions. Osbourne came out firing on Sunday with a one-under 35 on the front nine and managed to get a two-shot lead going into the par-three 17th hole. He failed to get up and down for par after missing the green and maintained a one shot lead going in to the par-four 18th hole. Osbourne once again missed the green, but made an excellent chip shot to within two feet of the hole and tapped in for an even par round of 71.

Frost and Taylor were in the final group and needed to make a birdie on the 18th to force a playoff. Neither player was able to hit the green and both ended up with a bogey to give Osbourne a two-shot victory in the championship flight.

This was the second time that Osbourne has won the club championship, the first coming in 2006.

Joe B. Yates won the first flight by five strokes over second place finisher Bradley Coyle. The second flight was won by Thomas Goatley and the third flight was won by Ted McNeal.

The Lincoln Men’s Club has now completed its summer schedule and looks forward to having new and existing members come out next year. Membership rates are relatively small and the club is looking to grow. We will have events that will give golfers of all skill levels a chance to win prizes and play with new people. Anyone interested in joining next year can contact Jonathan Jones at 336-5968 or e-mail lincolnhomestead@hotmail.com to receive information.