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Caleb clutch

Caleb Bowen makes birdie putt in playoff to win Pine Hill CC club championship for second time

By East Alabama Sports Today

A little over a month ago Caleb Bowen felt the sting of losing a tournament in a playoff. On Sunday, the worm turned.

Caleb Bowen is all smiles after winning the 2020 Pine Hill club championship. On the cover is a comparison with his 2016 title.

Bowen sank a birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden death playoff with Landon Straub to win the Pine Hill CC club championship for the second time.

“I felt like it was a complete role reversal and a payback for the Buddy Moore ending,” said Bowen, the first-round co-leader.

Five weeks ago Bowen and partner Cory Etter lost in the Buddy Moore Tournament at Anniston Municipal when Straub and Jason Johnson tapped in a short par putt on the second hole of sudden death.

Bowen, the 2016 Pine Hill club champion, and Straub both shot 1-over-par 145 for 36 holes of regulation. Bowen shot a final-round 74 and Straub 73.

Straub carried a one-shot lead into 18. He made a bogey after a testy putt from the fringe rolled to the front of the green. Bowen lipped out a five-footer that a would have won it in regulation, made his par and headed back to the tee to start the playoff.

On the playoff hole, Bowen chipped up to three feet and made his birdie after Straub missed his putt for par.

Chip Howell completed a wire-to-wire win in the Senior Division. He backed an opening-round 66 with a 73 and won by 12 shots.

Pine Hill Club Championship

Championship flight
x-Caleb Bowen71-74–145
Landon Straub72-73–145
Peyton Bradley71-75–146
Gary Wigington72-74–146
Chris Hubbard75-72–147
Jonathan Pate73-75–148
Josh Poole74-74–148
Adrian Geeting72-78–150
Will Brown74-77–151
Daniel Black75-78–153
Cole Fuller74-79–153
David Hurst75-85–160
John Grubbs75-85–160
First flight
Adam Johnson76-71–147
Chad Watson78-70–148
Billy Thompson80-69–149
Gage Miller77-74–151
Mark McCaig77-75–152
Wesley Jenkins76-77–153
Cameron McCareeth77-76–153
James Lett76-81–157
Tyler Dopson76-81–157
Ethyn Roberts77-81–158
John Sears80-78–158
Rodney Grubbs77-86–163
Danny Whittaker80-85–165
Greg Rainey80-87-167
x-won on first hole of playoff
Second flight
Ricky Hurst Jr.82-74–156
Bradley Elliott83-75–158
Marcus King82-78–160
Mike Lett81-79–160
Lamar Carter83-78–161
Jason Rich84-78–162
Tony Hicks87-77–164
Phillip Sanderson82-82–164
Ricky Carden85-80–165
Terry Cobb81-85–166
Steve Taylor81-86–167
Josh Hicks81-86–167
Eddie Burks84-85–169
Wayne Boyd84-86–170
Blake Jones85-91–176
Brian Irwin85-WD
Third flight
Tyler Teneyck89-81–170
Ray Doss89-83–172
Johnny Barnes87-85–172
Lenn Coffey86-86–172
Chris Reaves92-82–174
Mickey Sheppard89-87–176
Jacob Sears88-90–178
Riley Boyd94-88–182
Todd Hamilton89-95–184
Warren Sewell95-91–186
Rodney Ford95-93–188
Steve Perry98-94–192
Nick Machowicz97-108-205
Bailey Webb

Isabel Rogers84-86–170
Sr. Championship
Chip Howell66-73–139
Keith Haywood76-75–151
Robbie Hurst73-79–152
Doug Sears76-76–152
Glenn Heathcock78-75–153
Morris Mink77-76–153
Ricky Hurst Sr.75-79–154
Bruce Collins77-77–154
Allen Mangham77-79–156
Jerry Irwin77-79–156
Dennis Austin78-82–160
Sr. 1st flight
Rick Barthel80-74–154
Tim Hill79-76–155
Frank Toland81-76–157
Ron Wheeler79-79–158
Buddy Eiland79-80–159
Michael Crews81-78–159
Carter Gable82-78–160
David Roden82-82–164
Robbie Robertson82-83–165
Randall Doss82-87–169
Ken Boyd83-88–171
Tim Steward83-WD
Steve Williams83
Sr. 2nd flight
Jim Kelley85-79–164
David Medders87-80–167
Ben Surrency85-85–170
Richard Banks89-84–173
Greg Thrower91-85–176
Wayne Conner92-89–181
Frank Cobb90-94–184
Tommy Beck90-97–187

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