Compelling finish to Hideout Amateur

Three days of competitive golfing at the Hideout Golf Course ended in high drama on August 2. After 36 holes of play in the Hideout Amateur, Brandon Lyon and Michael Sweet were tied at one over par. Rather than calling it as tie, the pair decided to go to a playoff to determine a winner.

Both golfers made dramatic birdies on the first playoff hole on the 18th hole, including a 40-foot putt and a chip-in from the fringe.

The second playoff hole was on the ninth hole, and again both golfers played aggressively. After Sweet missed a chip shot from the bunker, Lyon calmly dropped an eagle putt to claim the championship.

The final shots were among the highlights of a big weekend of golf at the Hideout that drew hundreds of golfers from across the region. The local course was in great shape for the biggest tournament of the year.

In the two-day San Juan Amateur, a total of 110 golfers competed in four flights. Sweet and Lyon fought it out to the end in Flight 1 with a gross score of 145. The low net score is from Scott Budge.

In Flight 2, local golfer Joshua Keyes tied with Jay Lamb for the low gross score (159). Kylor Perkins finished tenth and Trez Perkins finished 17th. Keyes had the low net score.

There were no local golfers in Flight 3, where the low gross and net score was by Reed McCourt.

In Flight 4, Ken Tate had the low gross score, followed by local golfers Marx Powell (second), Dell Hunter (third), Regan McDaniel (fourth), Kreig Adair (sixth), and Lehi Lacy (seventh).

The low net scores for local golfers are McDaniel (first), Powell (second), Adair (third), Hunter (fifth), and Lacy (ninth).

On Friday, July 31, 104 golfers participated in the Hideout Shootout, a two-man best ball tournament.

The overall winner of the first flight is Tyler Weight and Zac Hansen, with a seven-under 65, followed by Ryan Frazier and Brent Simons at 67.

Top local finishers in the first flight are Brandon and Marx Powell (fifth), Brian Sturdevant and Jeff Nielson (seventh), and Manuel Torres and Race Saunders (14th).

The Powells had the lowest net score, while Sturdevant and Nielson were fourth.

Winning the second flight with a two-under 70 are local golfers Joshua Keyes and Regan McDaniel. Other local golfers who placed in the second flight are Joel Bayles and Randy Watkins (fourth) and Trez and Kylor Perkins (ninth).

Keyes and McDaniel also had the lowest net score, with Bayles and Watkins third.

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