Eighteen holes was not enough to determine the regional qualifiers at the 2022 Union County sectional golf tournament on Monday. Union County senior Emma Kassens and Centerville’s Alexandra Goodwin were knotted at 83 following regulation, forcing a sudden death playoff. On the second hole of the playoff, Kassens sunk a roughly 25-foot putt to claim the individual sectional title for the Lady Patriots. Kassens is the only female Union County golfer in the history of Union County golf to win 2 individual sectional championships.
“I’m ecstatic that she was able to make that putt,” Union County Head Coach Ryleigh Kennedy said. “It had some steam on it, and I thought it was going to go by. She 3-putted on 17, 18, and 1. I told her before she walked onto the green, ‘roll it into the 3-foot circle, tap your putt in, and get off the hole.”