SHAWNEE — It took a shot you had to see to believe for Bishop McGuinness’ David Trimble to outlast Piedmont’s Dustin Hasley and win a state title at the Class 5A Golf Tournament Tuesday at Shawnee Country Club.
Playing his second shot from 145 yards away on the third hole of a sudden death playoff, Trimble came within inches of an eagle. The ball rolled out to about three feet on the par four third hole.
Trimble made the birdie putt — his second birdie in three playoff holes — to edge Hasley, who played the sudden death playoff in 1-under, but missed his final birdie attempt from 25 feet on the final playoff hole.
“David is a great player. I’ve known him forever,” Hasley said. “I’m glad it was him who beat me. He’s a great dude.”
Hasley and Trimble each fired final round 69’s to bring their 54-hole total to 214. Trimble missed a short putt on his final hole of regulation that would’ve clinched the title without a playoff.
Both players made birdie on the first playoff hole, with Hasley draining an 8-footer to put pressure on Trimble, who was inside five feet. Each player parred the second playoff hole.
“I’m really proud of how he held his composure. He played some really good golf down the stretch,” head coach Erik Ford said of Hasley. “He’s a competitor. He showed just how good of a competitor he is today.”
Hasley had to compete even harder due to four strokes lost to penalty throughout his first 18 holes on Tuesday.
“It’s a little frustrating,” he said of the shots lost to penalty. “Those four strokes definitely could’ve won the tournament. Live and learn.”
Hasley, who is an Oral Roberts commitment, is just a junior and will likely be a heavy favorite in next year’s state tournament.
“This one hurt a little bit,” he said. “Hopefully next year I’ll come out and give myself another chance.”
As a team, Piedmont qualified for the state tournament for the first time as a member of Class 5A and finished sixth overall. Hunter Oden, Tyler St. John, Payton Rowland and Will Craig, who fired a final round 89, rounded out Piedmont’s team, which is set return all five starters next season.
“These guys really played well all year and got better. They really bought into the team aspect of it, including Dustin,” Ford said. “I think it was a lot of fun for (Dustin) to have his teammates here cheering him on.”
Bishop McGuinness won the team title, its first since 2008. Shawnee defeated Tulsa Bishop Kelley in a playoff to finish second.