Balistierri and Schwalbach Prevail in Tense 5-Hole Sudden Death Playoff
Champs Punch Ticket to CzabeVegas 2014
In what was the longest playoff in Bloody Horns history, Brian Balistierri and RJ Schwalbach dodged several bullets, and ultimately proved un-flappable in outlasting Mike O'Neil and Eric Madlung in a tension filled playoff worthy of prime time.
Balistierri is an assistant pro at New Berlin Hills GC in New Berlin, WI. Schwalbach a local amatuer. Both failed to capitalize on monster drives throughout the playoff, and also watched in horror as a playoff-ending putt by Madlung on the 4th extra hole hung on the lip - and just never dropped.
Finally, after Czabe said he wasn't going to miss his damn flight home because "you guys can't make a putt" the format switched to alternate shot on the 5th hole.
That's when the winners were flawless, as O'Neil and Madlung stumbled after missing the 10th green short and right.
Balistierri said he looked forward to his friend Schwalbach's wedding in August, and that the trip to CzabeVegas next March (1st prize for the winners) would have to serve as a posthumous bachelor party.