Lucas Horrobin follows the flight of a tee shot. Horrobin won his fourth Men’s Invitatinal in five years.	(Submitted photo)

Lucas Horrobin follows the flight of a tee shot. Horrobin won his fourth Men’s Invitatinal in five years. (Submitted photo)

Horrobin regains WGC Men’s Invitational crown / Golf

After having his three-year run as champion snapped last year, Lucas Horrobin bounced back to win this spring’s 54th annual Mountain Mist Men’s Invitational May 25 and 26 at the Whidbey Golf Club.

Corey King edged Dave Acton in a playoff to record the tournament’s low net score.

The golfers endured buckets of rain Saturday but were treated to a beautiful day for round two.

When the sun came out, so did Horrobin’s “A” game.

Horrobin shot a 73 Saturday and trailed first-round leader and perennial contender Tim Wyer by three strokes.

Sunday, Horrobin (73-68, 141) fired a four-under 68, including recording an eagle on the final hole, to defeat Wyer (70-73, 143) by two shots.

Horrobin, an Oak Harbor High School graduate who played collegiately at San Jose State University, collected his fourth win in five years after losing to Doug Geffe in 2018.

Like Horrobin, King (67-65, 132) came from behind to earn his crown. He was a shot back of Acton (66-66, 132) at the end of the opening round, then made up the stroke to force the first playoff in the history of the tournament. King won the sudden death playoff by parring the first hole.

Acton finished as the runner-up for the second consecutive year, trailing Charles Flajole in 2018.

King and Acton “both had stellar weekends of 12-under par,” Whidbey Golf Club pro Dave Phay said. “Congratulations to Corey and Lucas for their impressive play this Memorial Weekend.”

Tim Wyer prepares to putt.	(Submitted photo)

Tim Wyer prepares to putt. (Submitted photo)

Bryce Hobbs strokes a putt in the Men’s Invitational. (Submitted photo)

Bryce Hobbs strokes a putt in the Men’s Invitational. (Submitted photo)

Collin Lervick tees off Sunday.	(Submitted photo)

Collin Lervick tees off Sunday. (Submitted photo)

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