MEBANE – Bob Desjardins, of Matthews, nearly won the 19th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship on Aug. 10 at Mill Creek Golf Club.
Desjardins, who won the 2006 event with teammate Bill Boles of Wilson, was tied with two other teams, including the defending champions, after 54 holes of regulation play.
All three teams finished at 18-under-par, 198 total for the championship. The playoff started, and finished, on the par-4, 18th hole. The first three times playing No. 18, no one was able to make a birdie.
For the fourth playoff hole, the groups moved to the par-4, 10th hole where Desjardins and Boles made a bogey. The other teams continued after making pars.
Paul Simson and Don Detweiler persevered through a six-hole, three-team playoff to win their third N.C. Senior Four-Ball Championship.
Carolinas Golf Association ran the tournament.