Two years ago, David Sherborne blew a two-shot lead, lost the Manchester City Golf Tournament by one stroke to Austin Fox and took some light-hearted ribbing from his fellow Derryfield Country Club members.
On Monday, Sherborne experienced the thrill of victory after his six-foot birdie on the second playoff hole at Intervale CC toppled Kyle Badger for the tournament title.
Sherborne, a native of New Zealand who moved his family to Manchester in 2008, was happy to get rid of his bridesmaid title.
“I guess I won’t be getting any more grief from my friends at the Derryfield,” said Sherborne. “I have to admit, losing that tournament stayed with me for a little while.”
Sherborne said he was leading by two shots entering the 17th hole at his home course in 2012.
“I ended up scoring a triple bogey on that hole, parred the 18th and lost by a shot,” he said. “That was tough to take at the time.”
Over the holiday weekend, Sherborne carded a 73-70-70-213 total, an even-par score overall. His worst round of the tournament happened to be at Derryfield, where he tallied a three-over 73.
“I was battling a little cold I must of gotten from my son and just didn’t feel right that day,” said Sherborne. “I bogeyed three of the last four holes at Derryfield. I left just telling myself to stay patient.”
Sherborne bounced back to shoot a one-under 70 Sunday at Manchester and a two-under 70 Monday at Intervale.
Badger (77-69-67-213), a member of Intervale, rallied back strong on his home course Monday, carding a 67.
“Kyle played really well, had a strong round that almost carried him to the title,” said Sherborne. “We were neck and neck down the stretch and fortunately I pulled even with him when he bogeyed the 16th hole. We both parred out the 17th and 18th holes and went two extra holes.”
On the first playoff hole, both golfers parred. On the second playoff hole, played on the par 5, fifth hole, Sherborne said he used a five-wood from 225 yards out to reach the green. He chipped from the fringe, got within six feet and made his birdie for the win. Sherborne said he plans to return next summer to defend his title.
“This was a tournament I wanted to win,” he said. “It’s fun, it’s competitive and I enjoy the format.”
On Sunday, Tara Watt, with a overall two-day 152 score, won the Manchester Women’s City Golf Tournament at Derryfield CC. Carole Labranche was second at 157 and senior champion Louise Billy was third overall at 159. Andrea Morrell was fourth at 164
Below are the complete men' results of the 41 golfers who competed Monday.
David Sherborne, DCC, 73-70-70-213; Kyle Badger, ICC, 77-69-67-213; Jake Nutter, MCC, 69-72-73-214; Matthew Paradis, DCC, 71-71-74-216; Dan Arvanitis (SR) DCC 74-73-71-218; David Larrivee MCC 75-71-73-219; Joey Estelle DCC 73-73-74-220; Ryan Brown (JR) MCC 76-75-72-223; Austin Fox ICC 75-76-73-224; Bo Harris ICC 74-77-73-224; Ted Foster (SR) DCC 75-75-75-225; David Kane (SR) DCC 76-76-73-225; Scott Underhill MCC 78-75-72-225; Jim Conley (SR) DCC 74-76-77-227; Patrick McGinley MCC 77-78-72-227; Ryan Cowette. MCC. 78-75-76-229; Ray Badger, ICC, 73-79-78-230; Tim Baines, ICC, 76-81-73-230; Sean Lacey ICC 73-79-79-231; Brendan Leveille DCC 77-80-75-232; Scott O’Connell MCC 85-71-77-233; Lance Pelley ICC 80-77-77-234; Peter Franggos ICC 78-81-75-234; Brendan O’Sullivan DCC 71-83-81-235; Patrick Mahan ICC 82-73-80-235; Roger Godin (SR) DCC 75-80-80-235; Barry Hammer ICC 83-79-73-235; Thomas Mareno ICC 78-82-76-236; Derek Mahoney ICC 78-85-73-236; Jim Walsh MCC 82-76-79-237; Garrett Olivar (JR) DCC 78-81-78-237; Jack Morganstern (SR) ICC 78-84-75-237; John Cook (JR) DCC 75-82-81-238; Jeff Benson ICC 81-81-76-238; Norm Godin (SR) DCC 80-79-81-240; Todd Becker ICC 83-80-78-241; Chris Stamoulis DCC 74-85-83-242; Jay Yergeau ICC 80-80-82-242; Mark Field (SR) DCC 85-77-83-245; Brent Boucher ICC 79-85-81-245; Jack Simard ICC 82-82-83-247