Multiple Teams · Gainesville’s Spencer Ralston wins in golf playoff in North Carolina

The Red Elephants’ senior shot 9-under par in Saturday’s first round

Gainesville senior Spencer Ralston won the 36-hole Joe Cheves Junior Invitational after a playoff hole Sunday at the Mimosa Hills Golf Club in Morganton, N.C.

On the extra hole, he hit a birdie putt from about 12 feet to win. Ralston started with a blistering 9-under par 63 on Saturday to hold the first-round lead.

Ralston missed a birdie putt on No. 18 during the final round, which would have won the event in regulation.

On Sunday, Ralston birdied holes No. 3 and 5 to reach 11 under, but went on to bogey a pair of par 5s. His final round was an even-par 72.

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