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Pierces win state golf title
It took an extra hole, but Oak Harbor's Roger Piece teamed with his son, Doug Pierce of Sedro-Woolley, to win the sixth annual Washington State Golfers Association Parent-Child Championship at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton Friday, July 18.
The Pierces rallied to tie for the lead in regulation and then won the match with a birdie on the first playoff hole, their sixth birdie over the final 10 holes.
They shot a one-over through the first nine, but blistered the back side for a 67, four under par.
"We just got off to an awful start with bogeys on No. 2 and 5," Roger Pierce said. "Then we got a couple birdies and thought we were doing okay until we bogeyed No. 9."
"On the back nine, we got on a roll and very lucky. We had two chip-in birdies and Doug drained about a 100-foot putt for another miracle," he added.
The tournament was played under the Chapman stroke play format.
Doug Pierce, a 1990 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, is a math teacher and golf coach at Sedro-Woolley High School.
In addition to Friday's victory, the father-son team has combined to win the horse race event of the Whidbey Golf Club Men's Invitational five times. Doug Pierce also captured the Invitational title in 2013.