A day after capturing the York County Amateur Championship, Fairfield rising senior Isaiah Logue was back on the links again.
Logue needed a one-hole playoff to defeat his good friend Josh Rinehart on Monday at Briarwood East Golf Club in a York County Junior Golf Association event.
"We're close friends," Logue said, "And we get together to practice whenever possible. The playoff was just some entertainment between two friends."
Both seemed to openly embrace to possibility of a playoff as their group played the final few holes. However, for much of the afternoon, it didn't seem likely, as either Logue or Rinehart held the lead after each of the first sixteen holes.
Logue birdied the first hole and carried that one-stroke lead to the back nine before pushing his edge up to three strokes through 12.
Logue and Rinehart traded birdies at 10, but both missed the green with their approach on 11.
Logue missed the green short, but chipped up the face of the slope to within two feet and tapped in for par.
Rinehart missed to the right, chipped on, and then two-putted for a five.
They traded strokes on 12 and 13 before Rinehart sank a putt around fifteen feet on the 14th hole to crawl within one stroke of the lead.
"I didn't do so well at the amateur championship," Rinehart said, "So it was nice to play with (Isaiah) and talk and have a little more relaxed round. We
Rinehart finally took the lead on 16 after a strange turn of events.
Logue muscled up and carried the far corner of the water on 16, but his ball bounced into an unmarked stream.
Not sure if a penalty applied or not, Logue took two drops with two different balls and played one with the penalty and one without. He made five with both, making the point null.
Rinehart hit his drive in the fairway and converted a three to go up by one stroke.
Logue quickly erased the lead when he chipped in from the green-side rough for eagle on 17. It was then that both players began talking about a playoff.
About a half-hour later, both players teed off at the first. Logue birdied from the edge of the green and Rinehart came up just short on a birdie putt from just off the green.
"I hit it a little thin on the edge of the club face," Logue said of his last drive. "I punched (the second shot) to 15-20 feet and from there, ran it up to the hole."
Austin Martz and Brandon Greenplate each shot 35 on the back nine. Martz finished third at even par, and Greenplate came in fourth with a 73.
Julianne Lee won the girls' division event by four strokes over Victoria Ross. Lee, who shot an even-par 72, was the only one of four girls' competitors to shoot multiple holes under par on the day.
She opened with back-to-back birdies, then knocked in an eagle-3 on the par-5 ninth en route to a front nine 34.