Jim Arvanetes of Chicago and John Larson of Caledonia both made birdies to win the one-hole playoff in the final match against the University of Nebraska. They also did well in the semifinal playoff against the University of Mississippi, with a birdie from Arvanetes and a par from Larson.
To steal the match against Nebraska, Arvanetes said, he made a 35-footer for birdie and Larson putted 10 feet to make birdie as well.
“We definitely felt like we had one of the better teams there,” said the 39-year-old Arvanetes, who played professionally for eight years. “And I think we all now play to our abilities so that we don’t put pressure on ourselves.”
The college alumni teams played a 36-hole best-ball competition, 18 holes per day, during the two-day event. The two best scores per hole were counted during each nine-hole match and teams were eliminated after each round.
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