It may have been adopted, but it was his home course just the same. And it was a course on which he wasn’t accustomed to losing.
In fact, the last time he tasted defeat at the Lebanon Country Club was at about this time last year.
On Sunday, Brady Goodling, a Manheim native and a member at LCC, and his partner Kyle Deisher, did lose on LCC’s 6,562-yard, par-72 layout, but it took some doing. Goodling and Deisher dropped a one-up decision to Scott Mayne and Derek Price in the final match of the championship flight of the 68th annual W.B. Sullivan Better-Ball-of-Partners golf tournament.
Goodling and Deisher opened up an early two hole advantage and protected it for most of the 18-hole match. But it was Mayne and Price who got hot at the right time, before winning the title on the final hole.
The loss was Goodling’s first at LCC in about a year. In 2012, with the same tournament title on the line, Goodling and Deisher fell to Andy Gibbons and Jimmy Gardner in the championship match.
Just a few weeks prior to Goodling and Deisher’s performance at this year’s Sullivan, Goodling had won his third consecutive Lebanon Country Club men’s championship, which is also contested under a match-play format.