Kaitlyn Ellis of Woodhaven Country Club sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to lift her and teammate Tim Parun of Coronado Golf Course to the title in the Southern California PGA’s Mixed Pro-Pro Championship over Scott Heyn of The Farms Golf Club and Daniela Anastasia of San Diego Country Club at Newport Beach Country Club.
Both twosomes birdied the final hole to cap scores of six-under-par 66, forcing the sudden-death playoff on the 18th hole in the Four-Ball format.
Heyn and Anastasia carded a total of six birdies in their bogey-free round of 66, which Ellis and Parun equaled by collecting eight birdies that helped them overcome bogeys on the first and sixth holes.
Jamie Puterbaugh of Aviara Golf Academy and Maiya Puterbaugh of Del Mar Golf Center finished at 67 with the help of an eagle on the 18th hole, to tie for third with Michael Griffin of The Farms Golf Club and Natalie Vivaldi of Emerald Isle Executive Golf Course and Driving Range.
Brian Agoncillo of Sherwood Country Club and TJ Kliebphipat of the Valley Club of Montecito were seventh at 68 after opening with two straight birdies, followed by Andrew Kramer of Los Serranos Golf Course and Patricia Wong of Friendly Hills Golf Club, who rallied after two early bogeys to wind up at 70.
Aaron Castillo and Nikki Prichard, both of Arrowood Golf Club, wound up 71 to tie for ninth with Trevor Raffauf and Gina Umeck, both of Wilshire Country Club, who had only one bogey in their 71.
The SCPGA Mixed Professional-Professional Championship is an annual team event consisting of one male PGA Professional and one female PGA Professional, competing in a Triple Play Format: six holes of Scramble, six holes of Four-Ball, and six holes of Alternate Shot.
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