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Pikesville, Md. – Hosted by Woodholme Country Club on Monday June 11, 2012, the Middle Atlantic PGA Pro-Assistant Championship supported by Club Car ended with a sudden death playoff between three teams – Charlie Briggs, PGA & Alex Beach, PGA of Burning Tree Club (Bethesda, Md.); Bob Dolan, PGA & Carla Wasienko of Columbia Country Club (Chevy Chase, Md.); and Jim Fitzgerald, PGA & Pleasant Hughes, PGA of Chevy Chase Club (Chevy Chase, Md.). Winning the playoff after two holes was the team of Fitzgerald and Hughes from Chevy Chase Club.
All shooting a 7-under par score of 66 (par 73), the three teams started the sudden death playoff on hole #10, a 370 yard par 4. Briggs/Beach and Fitzgerald/Hughes stayed in the running for first place with birdies on the first playoff hole. Wasienko’s birdie putt for her team just skimmed over the left side of the hole leaving them with a par which knocked them out of the playoff. The two remaining teams moved on to #11, the 506 yard, dog-leg right par 5. All players hit their third shots onto the green, so their putts would now decide the outcome. Fitzgerald was first to putt and just missed his birdie to the right side of the hole. His partner, Hughes, was next to play and was fortunate to have had the same putt earlier in his round. Hughes put a smooth stroke on the 15-foot, right to left breaking putt and his ball had just enough momentum to die into the cup for birdie. Briggs was next with a 12-foot birdie putt and his missed to the left as did Beach’s 9-foot putt giving way for Fitzgerald and Hughes to take the Pro-Assistant title.
This is the first Pro-Assistant win for Fitzgerald and Hughes and the second win for the Chevy Chase Club.