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Day prevails in playoff to win Cherokee Hills title

Ken Day defeated Blaine Ricketts in a one-hole playoff to win the A-1 Painting & Drywall Cherokee Hills club championship last weekend.

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Ken Day, center, accepts the championship trophy from Cherokee Hills Golf Course owner Mike Vieira, left, and Steve Zirkle of A1 Painting and Drywall after winning last weekend’s club championship.(PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Day shot a 4-under-par 68 in his opening round to open up a five-shot lead over Ricketts, who was last year’s tournament champion.

Ricketts closed the gap in the final round. He was six shots better than Day on the front nine to jump in front by a stroke.

They ended the round tied at 143. Ricketts had a 70 and Day shot 75. 

Day then won the playoff hole to take the title.

Doug Stemble and Dave Lyons tied for third with 159s. Steve Zirkle was fifth with a 160.

Keith Ruby shot a 162 to win Flight II. He finished one stroke ahead of Scott Stephens (163) and three shots ahead of Latrell Clark (165).

Steve Reifman ran away with Flight III, carding a two-day total of 179 to win by seven strokes over Gary Thomas.

Skin Brown captured the Senior Flight with a 158. Larry Lattimer was second with 164 and Reagan Kennedy was third with 165.

There were four female competitors in the field, with Heather Comer leading the way after a 169. The former Riverside standout opened with an 89 and followed with an 80.

Complete results follow below.

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