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Jack Freifelder | | September 12, 2016

Cellphone lights help UC Davis golfer finish in darkness

  UC Davis senior Ben Corfee made a putt with the help of the lights from spectators' mobile phones.

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.

Corfee’s teammates decided to wait until the following day to finish, but the senior was determined to play though and finish the day, as reported by and Golfweek.

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.




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