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After hitting his driver off the tee, King was about 260 yards out on the 505 yard hole.
Fortunately for the 58 year old, Bordin wound up with a bogey 5 and that tied the two for top spot.
King wound up 80 yards out and hit a wedge to within eight feet.
He chose to go with a 4 utility wood "just to get it inside 100 yards."
in his bag.
"I think I was just steady," he Adidas Originals All Colors said when asked about the key to his win. "I kept the ball in play and hit fairways and greens."
"We weren't comparing (score) cards and I wasn't sure if we were tied going to 18," Bordin said afterwards. "But I knew we were either tied, he was one (stroke) up, or I was one up."
He said his wife "read the putt perfectly," a left to right break "two balls outside the hole."
Moments earlier, Bordin had barely missed a 25 foot putt for birdie on the par 5 18th. Bordin, the 2010 Root River champ, would settle for par and runner up status.
After chalking up 18 consecutive pars Saturday "I never made a putt and never missed a putt," he said King three putted three of the first six holes Sunday.
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"I was out of my element," the 34 year old explained. "Instead of being aggressive like I normally am, I tried to steer the golf Adidas Los Angeles Black And Green
"I won the seniors by 14 strokes and the guys were kidding me about playing from the senior tees," King laughed. "But it was more about helping them fill out the seniors field."
"When I hit the putt, I pretty much knew it was over," said King, who played in the day's final foursome and came to the 18th tee believing he and Bordin, also in the final group, were tied for the lead. "This feels good."
ball around the course and I was always in the rough."
After three putting four times over the first 17 holes Sunday, King made an eight foot, uphill putt for birdie on No. 18, good for the narrowest of victories in the Coors Light Invitational at Root River Golf Club.
for a bogey 6.
If only it was that easy for Bordin, who spoke of his struggles on Day 2 of the tournament.
"I had no concentration," Martone said of his miss from three feet. "I just went up and hit it."
But he bounced back to post birdies on Nos. 8, 9, 15 and 18.
And that's exactly what he did.
The winner of the 2010 Upper Peninsula Golf Association (UPGA) seniors championship, King spoke of the ribbing some of his fellow golfers have been giving him after he won the seniors title at this year's Lock City Open in the Michigan Sault.
His putt slid three feet past the hole and a disappointed Martone "I knew I had to have a birdie," he said later wound up missing his second attempt.
King, who'd never before won the Root River tourney, thought he'd blown his 2012 chances when he double bogeyed the par 4 17th.
Playing in the second to last foursome, Martone missed a 12 footer for birdie on No. 18 that would have tied him with King.
With rounds of 73 71, defending champion Don Martone, who was shooting for his sixth straight tournament title, was third at 144.
Heading to No. 18, King said he remembers telling his wife, Pam, who was caddying "I've got to put the ball in play and hit my wedge in close."
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