Darkness arrived Sunday with Jeff Freeman and Jay Delsing in the middle of a sudden-death playoff for the title at the Hardscrabble Country Club. Both had parred the first hole of sudden death before play was called for the night.
Freeman and Delsing both finished regulation at 17-under 263, with Delsing making birdie on the 72nd hole to force the playoff. They had begun the day tied for the lead and both shot 65s to finish a stroke ahead of Rick Price.
Delsing, a PGA Tour veteran, and Freeman, brother of PGA Tour player Robin Freeman, are chasing a $76,500 first prize.
On the first hole of sudden death, Freeman had a chance to win after hitting his approach within 10 feet. But he missed the putt, settling for par. Delsing, meanwhile, scrambled for par after missing the fairway with his drive, hitting a greenside bunker with his approach and blasting out to within three feet.
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