Haack, Murdoch win Champion of Champions event

Updated: November 1, 2010

Mike Haack of Bellevue and Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. came out victorious in their respective divisions at the 2nd Annual WSGA Champion of Champions being held at The Home Course in DuPont, an event featuring club champions.

Haack survived a two-hole playoff with defending champion Bjorn Bjorke of Port Orchard to win the Men’s Championship. Both players played superb in the final round with Haack firing a 5-under 67 and Bjorke a 4-under 68 to both sit at 7-under 137 overall. Haack held a one stroke advantage heading into the final hole of regulation, but Bjorke drained a 40-foot birdie putt from off the fringe to send it to a playoff.

In the playoff both players made par on the first hole with Haack missing a 12-foot birdie putt to win. Haack was able to secure the championship on the next hole making a routine par with Bjorke making bogey.

In the Women’s Championship Murdoch started the day two shots off the lead and after a front nine of 3-over 39 she remained two shots behind first round co-leader Yasue Alkins of Lacey. Murdoch’s consistent play was too much for Alkins on the back nine as Murdoch made seven pars, 1 birdie and 1 bogey and finished with a final round of 3- over 75. Her total of 11-over 155 gave her a four stroke victory over Alkins who finished runner-up at 15-over 159.