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In one of the most exciting finishes in the 10-year history of the annual Lancaster Children’s Home Endowment golf tournament, former club champion Phillip Knezevich and his partner Steve Hoke captured the title.Knezevich, a former Lancaster High golf standout who is also a top golfer at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, teamed with Hoke to shoot a two-day total of 132,Knezevich-Hoke posted a 64 on Saturday and shot a 68 on Sunday.The eventual victors had to beat the team of Scott Caskey and Tim Beckham in a four-hole playoff. Knezevich chipped in for a birdie on No. 4 for the win. Knezevich, in the practice round Friday, won the putting contest.Caskey and Beckham had a 65 on Saturday and followed with a 67 on Sunday to set the stage for the sudden-death playoff.The lower scores Saturday were a result of ideal playing conditions. On Sunday, the wind gusted over 20 miles per hour, causing the scores to go somewhat higher.The tournament drew 56 two-man teams, which were broken down into five flights based on the scores from Saturday.Play Saturday featured two aces on No. 7. Creig McBride had one hole-in-one on the island green, while Leonard Burch had the other ace on No. 7.On Friday, team played a practice round and participated in several special contests. Former Buford High School basketball coach Bailey Jackson, who is now the athletic director and boys basketball coach at Fort Mill High School, won the long drive contest with a 305-yard shot.The tournament is held in memory of Angela Phipps, who died as a result of car accident. Phipps’ birthday is Thursday.Phipps was an honor student at Lancaster High School and active in her church, First Presbyterian Church.“Angela did so much to help others, especially youngsters during her lifetime and the spirit of this tournament in helping the Lancaster Children’s Home reflects her caring way,” said Bill Sumner of the Lancaster County Children’s Home.Following are the winners:First flight:1. Steve Hoke and Phillip Knezevich shot 132 (64-68) won on fourth hole of playoff2. Scott Caskey and Tim Beckham, 132 (65-67)3. Skip Small and Lane Small 134 (67-67) won playoff on second hole over Dwayne Hartsoe and Timmy HartsoeSecond flight:1. Garrett Hammond and Drew Walters 134 (69-65). Hammond and Walters dedicated their win to sponsors Brian Trimnal and David Blackwell2. Danny Reynolds and Jeff Reynolds 135 (69-66)3. Rick Walters and Chris Johnson 137 (69-68)Third flight:1. Perry Stokes and Monty Hileman 143 (72-71)2. James Bolden and John Crawford 144 (74-70) won playoff3. Larry Westcott and Gary Greene 144 (72-72)Fourth flight:1. Mike Roddey and Paul Williams 142 (75-67)2. Joe Eaves and Tommy Hunter 147 (76-71)3. Gary O’Neil and George O’Neil 149 (75-74) won playoff over Larry Snyder and Don Baxley, who also shot 149 (76-73)Fifth flight:1. Brandon Percival and Jimmy Jackson 156 (81-75)2. Steve Sherrill and Craig Faile 158 (80-78)3. Jeff Cato and Scott Cato 164 (79-85)Cash prizes and gift certificates were presented to winners of closest to pins.Sunday closest to pins:No. 4: Larry Cox won $400; his partner Howard Byrd also received $100 (sponsored by Cauthen Motors)No. 7: Rich HurtNo. 13: Scott CaskeyNo. 15: Richard HarrisSaturday closest to pins:No. 4: Rickey Torrence Jr.No. 7: Creig McBride and Leonard Burch (holes-in-one each)No. 13: Rick Torrence Sr.No. 15: Kevin Harris“We would like to thank the golfers, their families, and all the volunteers for their participation. A special thanks to all the sponsors, most being local businesses,” said tournament coordinator Mike Sherrill. “The Lancaster Children’s Home Endowment is once again the big winner of this event.”Sherrill also tipped his cap to club pro Phil Small and his staff.“Phil Small and his team had the course in perfect playing condition. Phil, Clyde (Adams) and all the LGC staff deserve much credit for the success of this tournament. All the golfers commented that the Lancaster course was in superb condition and is one of the best maintained in the Charlotte area. We have many Charlotte area golfers playing in the tournament. That says a lot for Phil and his staff,” Sherrill said.