John Peters of Carlisle Country Club holes out 193 yards, Pa wins. Amateur Championship

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 John Peters of Carlisle Country Club holes out 193 yards, Pa wins.  Amateur Championship

Reigning District 3 golf champion John Peters has collected dozens of memorable strokes during his successful high school career.

That said, the 8 iron he stuck from 193 yards on Wednesday was good the next level.

At the famous Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Carlisles Peters was 108th Pa. Amateur with one stroke behind the 36-hole leader and playing partner Patrick Sheehan.

The pair stood in the fairway at the diabolical final hole that hadn’t given a single birdie in the last round.

Peters drew his short iron and continued to punch at Eagle, then later watched Sheehan misfire on his tying birdie putt.

“I was just trying to land it somewhere in the number 175,” Peters told the pa. Golf Association.

“We know how tight the greens are downwind and that they could run out. I was really just trying to get up close and watch birdie because I thought there would be a playoff at 1 over par. “

Just weeks before his first season at Duke University, Peters shot 67-73-70 to finish the championship at par 210. Merion’s 18th at 501 yards on Wednesday was the second hardest hole (4.59) at 6,800 yards, par 70.

Sheehan, who represents Talamore Golf Club, and Mark Goetz from Hannastown GC were one stroke back.

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