Wes Day is living proof a key to playing golf is the ability to overcome adversity, and play the game one hole at a time.
The 14-year-old Ajax, Ontario youngster overcame a quadruple bogey on the seventh hole Wednesday to tie for medal honors, then won the boys' 14-16 age group crown in a one-hole playoff.
Day fired a 43-33--76 on the par 72 Catawba Island Club course in the third Lake Erie junior Golf Association tournament of the young season. He matched the 76 also posted by Tyler Smith of Castalia.
They went out for a sudden death playoff and Day birdied the No. 1 hole with a 12-foot putt to claim the championship.
Day travels 5 1/2 hours from his home to Sandusky to participate in the summer tour and is back on the course today at Oak Harbor Golf Club for another LEJGA event.
"I hit my first shot out of bounds, then another in the drink, and wound up with the nine. I was seven over par after nine, but got it going on the back nine with birdies on Nos. 11, 12 and 13, then again on 16 when I made a short putt. The big shot was on 13 when I chipped one in," Day said.
Read more of this story in Thursday's Register.