Clayton King successfully defended his tournament title as he defeated Edward Treviño, four and two, in the title match of the 72nd-annual Uvalde Fourth of July golf classic Sunday afternoon.
Going into the 16th hole of the match, King held a three-hole lead.
Treviño needed to win the final three holes of the match to pull even with King.
Treviño’s second shot left his ball approximately 20 feet from the green, while King’s second shot placed his ball on the green approximately 20 feet from the cup.
Treviño needed a perfect third shot to give him a chance at winning the hole, but he overshot the cup and King wound up winning the hole and the match.
“I got off to a good start in the match, but Edward made things difficult for me as he played very well on the back nine,” said King, following the match.
“No one knows this golf course better than Edward Treviño. He has won this tournament more times than anyone else. Edward is a great golfer and a terrific competitor,” said King. “I had to control my game and play in control to win the match today.
“It feels great to win the tournament again. That was my goal coming into the tournament,” said King. “For the most part, I played pretty consistent golf. I made only two bogeys this weekend.
“This year’s tournament was different from last year in that this year I was expected to play well as the defending champion,” said King. “There was much more pressure going into the tournament, but I liked the challenge.”
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