North Carolina Golfer Wins Downeast Metro
North Carolina's Steven Saleeby made the most of his first trip to Maine by winning the Downeast Metro Amateur Golf Tournament at Bangor Muni Sunday afternoon.
And what's more, he needed to sink a four-foot putt on the 18th hole to secure the victory over Portland's John Hayes.
Saleeby was in Maine at the invitation of his former college golf teammate, Reece McFarlane. Both played for the University of North Carollina-Wilmington. McFarlane fnished in 19th place.
Saleeby fired a 2-under par 69 to go along with his 73 at Kebo Valley Golf Course on Saturday for a tournament total of 142.
2017 Downeast Metro winner John Hayes and former Bangor HS standout Drew Powell played with Saleeby in that final group of the day.
Hayes finished one shot back but put pressure on Saleeby by rolling a birdie putt on the final hole. Hayes finished at 143.
Powell, who now plays on the Duke golf team, fired a 73 at Bangor Muni and finished five shots back.
This is the fifth year for this tournament that kicks off the summer golf tournament season. There have been five different amateur winners.
Check out all players scores here Downeast Metro Tourney Leaderboard