Men's college golf: Cellphone lights help golfer finish in darkness
Sometimes funny things happen on the golf course and you just have to be lucky enough to see it play out in person. And sometimes having a cellphone handy can help too.
That was certainly the case this weekend for UC Davis senior Ben Corfee.
Corfee and the UC Davis golf team took part in the Rod Myers Invitational at Duke University Golf Club and tied for 11th place in the season-opening event. Corfee posted a 6-over total in his four rounds and tied for 40th on the weekend, but he turned heads with the end of his round on Saturday.
As he was working late to finish up a 36-hole day, Corfee, a native of Davis, California, nailed a 10-foot putt in near-complete darkness. His only help was the lights from the mobile phones of spectators still on the 18th green.
Many college tournament opt for a two-day, 54-hole format, which means 36 holes must be completed one of those days. That inevitably leads to some instances of suspension due to darkness, and consequently, players trying to beat sundown. The Rod Myers Invitational ran into both issues Saturday, as teams completed the first two rounds of the tournament. -- (Golfweek)
And at the end of the day, the kid made the putt. Sometimes, persistence is key.
One heck of a putt last night ! pic.twitter.com/wNPwig2nx7— UC Davis Mens Golf (@UCD_MensGolf) September 11, 2016