Foth claims Pine to Palm Championship

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (Valley News Live) -- Kansas native Jackson Foth was able to outlast Bismarck's Rick Kuhn on the fourth playoff hole to capture the 2018 Pine to Palm Match Play Championship.

Kuhn missed a putt on the 22nd hole of the round to force another sudden-death playoff hole giving Foth the win. For Foth, in just his second appearance in the tournament, he was happy to grab the championship.

"I'm glad I won it the second time and not the first time because I don't think I quite understood how big of a deal it was up here," Foth said after the win.

"I've never played in a tournament with this many people watching the final. It was awesome."

Foth took his first lead in the match on the 16th draining a six foot putt to go 1-up in the match.

Kuhn fired back on the par-3 17th making a 45-foot putt from the left edge of the green forcing the match back to all-square.

It wasn't until the fourth playoff hole where Foth's third shot was close enough to pick up and Kuhn's attempt from seven feet went wide of the cup giving Foth the win.

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