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Luke Jr. edges Rhoades for MGC title

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Golf Club Championship came to an end Monday with Robert Luke Jr. edging Chris Rhoades for the title.

The final was a back-and-forth affair and came down to the 18th hole where Luke Jr. sank a 16-foot, par-saving putt to halve the hole and win by one.

Luke Jr. defeated defending champion Chad Wester in the upper bracket semifinal earlier in the day, while Rhoades took down 13-time champion Dennis Hruska in the lower bracket.

Flight winners were Pat Havel Jr. (first flight), Mike Parks (second), Ben Johnson (third), Ben Sager (fourth), Tom Meravi (fifth), Karsten Kamps (sixth) and Lance Vassallo (seventh).

In Sunday’s quarterfinal matches, Luke Jr. defeated Dan Nygard in the upper bracket, while Wester got by Joe Negrinelli. In the lower bracket, Rhoades defeated Mike Marietta and Hruska eliminated K.C. Bjorne.