Billy Massar, Jr. shuns the limelight. He enjoys flying under the radar.
If you’re not familiar with local amateur golf, you might not be aware of Massar’s career accomplishments.
On Friday at Pine Meadows Golf Course, Massar padded his all-time resume by winning the championhip of the 32nd annual Lebanon County Senior Amateur tournament. After shooting a one-under-par round of 71, Massar defeated Randy Kohr on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to claim the title.
Massar and Kohr halved the first two holes of overtime with bogeys and pars, before Massar rolled in a five-foot birdie putt at Pine Meadows’ par-four third hole. During regulation, Massar had carded five birdies, nine pars and four bogeys to obtain his 71.
Massar has also captured two Lebanon County Amateur championships, in 2005 at Pine Meadows and 1995 at Monroe Valley.
– Jeff Falk