The final pairing of the final round of the Columbus men’s city golf championship at Otter Creek on Sunday was more of a Columbus North golf team reunion.
North graduates and brothers Jake and Ian Coffey played alongside Spencer Fairbanks, who will be a senior at North. Fairbanks had his older brother, Christian, caddy for him in the final round.
Christian Fairbanks and Ian Coffey were teammates on North’s state championship golf team in 2014.
Once scores became official, Jake Coffey ended up with the friendly bragging rights.
Jake Coffey posted another solid round with an even-par 72 to finish at 214 for three rounds and claim the championship.
“It feels real good,” Jake Coffey said. “I didn’t let anything get to me, and I was able to put together three good rounds.”
Spencer Fairbanks ended his final round with a 77, which left him in third place at 220.
“It was a lot of fun and I played all right,” he said. “(Christian) told me to play steady and stay focused.”
Ian Coffey enjoyed playing alongside his brother and former teammates despite finishing his round with a 79 to tie for sixth place at 227.
“I always enjoy competing against Jake,” he said. “It brings back a lot of memories because we do not get to do it in tournament play quite as much. It’s always fun to go play with teammates, whether it’s my brother or friends from the Columbus North golf team.”
Matt Herron was the biggest mover of the day. Herron fired a 70, which moved him all the way to runner-up with a 219 total.
“I finished 2 under after the first nine, and I got it at 3 under after my birdie on ten,” Herron said. “I got it up and down and made some good pars, so it was good all around.”
Darren Hinton shot a 1-over 73 in the final round to finish in fourth place with a 223. David Lacey carded a 75 and finished in fifth place at 225.
In the women’s city golf championship, Tobi Herron fired a 1-under-par 71 to finish with a two-round total of 140, allowing her to cruise to the championship.
Autumn Fateley, who will be a junior at Columbus East, improved by one shot and finished with a 95 for a total of 191 after scoring a 96 on Saturday. Jenny Ryan also finished with a better score, shooting a 97 after carding a 108 Saturday to finish at 205.
The winners in the Columbus City Championship:
Men’s championship flight
Jake Coffey (214)
Men’s first flight
Derek Alexander (231)
Men’s second flight
Devin Abendroth (260)
Men’s third flight
Chris Hatten (287)
Tobi Herron (140)
Senior ladies champion
Jenny Ryan (205)