If Collin Bordeaux did not know the relevant history of the Tacoma Junior City Amateur before this week, he certainly got the entire lowdown from his family.
Translation: If a Bordeaux is in the hunt, he wins.
And that is what the Bellarmine Prep sophomore did Wednesday, defeating Sammamish’s Chris Mogg in a sudden-death playoff to capture the city junior championship at Allenmore Golf Course.
Both golfers finished at 7-over-par 220. Bordeaux won with a par on the first extra hole at No. 17, while Mogg had a three-putt bogey.
It was Bordeaux’s first tournament victory of any kind.
“I think it’s awesome.” Bordeaux said. “I talked to my uncles and stuff, and it was cool they had won it. And (cousin) T.J. shot the scoring record when he played it (in 2004). That was 14-under-par, and I was a little off of that.”
Bordeaux had a two-stroke lead, but made bogeys at the 17th and 18th holes. Mogg had a chance to win it in regulation, but missed a 14-foot birdie putt on the finishing hole.
On the playoff hole, a par 4, Mogg ran his 35-footer for birdie way past the hole.
“I just killed it,” Mogg said.
Bordeaux nestled his 25-footer close for a tap-in par. Mogg’s 8-footer to save par ran by the left side.
On the girls side, Jefferson High School’s Hanna Yi was a repeat winner. She shot a 4-over 75 to finish at 13-over 226, and win by 11 strokes over Clair Hill. Yi won the title in 2012. The tournament was canceled last year.