On the golf course, confidence and aggressiveness walk hand-in-hand. Tyler Massar didn’t play to lose the 60th annual Lebanon County Amateur Golf Championship, he aggressively tried to win it.
On Sunday over Blue Mountain Golf Course’s 6,059-yard, par-71 layout, Massar’s confident approach produced his first County Amateur title. The 24-year-old Palmyra Middle School teacher fired a five-under par 66 over his second day of competition – the lowest round in the tournament – for a two-day total of 136, or six-under par, three shots lower than Dan Brown, John DiGiacomo and Steve Allwein.
Massar had carded a one-under 70 during Saturday’s opening round, and entered Sunday in second place. But over the final round, Massar certainly grabbed the proverbial bull by the horns.
Battling the eventual runners-up down the stretch, Massar emerged victorious with short birides at Blue Mountain’s par-three 12th, par-four 14th and par-three 16th. Massar also began his second round aggressively, in the form of birdies at numbers four, seven and eight.
Massar’s total of 136 tied the Lebanon County Amateur record for the lowest winning score at Blue Mountain. It also tied for the lowest winning score of any Lebanon County Amateur Golf Championship ever.
– Jeff Falk