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PORT ANGELES — The 19th annual Duke Streeter Memorial Invitational was a wild one as three-time defending champion Shelton nosed out Chimcum in a playoff at Peninsula Golf Club.
Shelton, a senior-dominated team, tied 1A powerhouse Chimacum as both squads finished with 13-under 203 scores.
The seven teams each played three squads of two players.
To decide the team title, Shelton’s and Chimacum’s top twosomes played a sudden death playoff on the 10th hole.
Shelton won when Alec Martinson and Zack Lund birdied the playoff hole while Chimacum’s Riley Downs and Jack Hilt pared the 5-par hole.
Downs and Hilt finished second in the 18-hole tourney with a 7-under 65 while Martinson and Lund claimed third place with a 6-under 66.
Host Port Angeles, meanwhile, captured third place with a team score of 206, just three strokes behind the top two teams.
“I thought we had a strong showing,” Port Angeles coach Mark Mitrovich said.
“We probably didn’t have enough birdies overall [to win].”
The Cowboys had returned the favor after the Roughriders had won Chimacum’s own Port Ludlow Invitational about a week ago.
The Roughrider twosome of Joe Barnes and Alex Atwell teamed up, though, to win the individual title with a 10-under score of 62, winning by three strokes over Downs and Hilt.
“I thought Joey and Alex were brilliant,” Mitrovich said. “They played solid ball and had an overall outstanding performance.”
Wolves take third
Sequim was fourth with 221, followed by Bremerton with 240, North Mason with 250 and Port Townsend with 251.
Grant Cation and Mitchell DeAndre of Shelton shot 68 while teammates John Pentony and Marcus Browning shot a 69.
Chimacum’s other teams included Kevin Miller and Nathan Browning, who combined for a 5-under 67, and Cole Lovehamp and Jay Porter, who shot 71.
For Port Angeles, Garrett Payton and Alex Brown combined for a 2-under 70 while Austin Underwood and Micah Needham shot a 2-over 74.
Anthony Pinza and Jesse Francis had the top score for Sequim with a 4-under 68 while teammates Travis Priest and Jack Shea followed with a 75 and Alex McCracken and henry Markham shot 78.
Zack Glover and Keegan Khile shot a low 80 for Port Townsend while teammates Jack Bishop and Austin Khile shot 84 and Grayson Pennell and Harry Doyle followed with an 87.
Earning closest to the pin honors on par 3s were Barnes on No. 3, Atwell on No. 4, Marcus Browning of Shelton on No. 9, Priest on No. 14, Barnes and Atwell on No. 16 and Glover and Keegan Khile on No. 17.
Martinson of Shelton took long-drive honors on No. 18.
Overall, Friday was a perfect day for the golf tournament, and the course was in great condition, Mitrovich said.