Phil Mahone won the Battle Trophy for the third time
Wes Eklund won the Boar's Head Jefferson Cup golf tournament at Birdwood Golf Course for the third time in his career Sunday, firing a final round 68 to win by three strokes.
Eklund, Phil Mahone, and Bowen Sargent were all tied at one under par heading into the final round.
Mahone shot a 71 on Sunday, while Sargent carded a 72.
Mahone says, "I was right there and battled hard, but Wes is very good. He's getting ready to turn pro, so to be able to hang with him at my age, I feel pretty proud about that."
The second place finish by Mahone earns him the Battle Trophy, and he becomes just the third player in the 23 years of competition to win the trophy at least three times (Davis Passerell 1996-2000, and Tim Pemberton 2003-05).
Wes Eklund had previously won the Jefferson cup in 2010 and 2011.
The 2008 Albemarle High School grad had an eagle on the 512-yard par-five 5th hole.
"I played here a lot through high school events," says Eklund. "I haven't played here otherwise, but just remembering early success. When I come back here, it's just getting back into what I was doing before. Think about routine and just play like that."
Sunday, December 8 2013 2:59 PM EST2013-12-08 19:59:33 GMT
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