Stephan Jaeger wins playoff at Emerald Coast Classic

Published: Apr. 4, 2021 at 11:04 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Stephan Jaeger, from Munich, Germany, won his sixth title of his Korn Ferry Tour career at the Emerald Coast Classic at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in a playoff with David Lipsky.

Jaeger shot into the water on the par-4 11th, but was able to bogey and come back with a birdie on 12. At the end of the day, he had a 4 under 66 with six birdies and two bogies, one of those on 11.

“The nerves got to me on No. 11 today, and I hit a bad tee shot and hit it in the water,” Jaeger said. “This golf course will really test you mentally because it’s so intimidating off the tee some holes. Nos. 9 and 11 are probably the two hardest tee shots I’ve ever hit in my life. I got away with a few, and I hit some in trouble, too. The bounce back was really big for me to keep close to the lead.”

He followed that with a birdie at the par-3 12th and on 14 and 17, leaving the door open for a playoff with Lipsky on par-4 18th.

“It was hard to make birdies and hard to not make doubles to be honest with you,” said Jaeger. “It’s that type golf course, so like I said, I’m happy with my play this week. Obviously, around the green was great, and to get the sixth win is awesome this season. It’s the cliche. I’ll go for one more. I know how hard winning is, so I’m just going to try to keep playing well, putting myself in the position to do something on Sunday.”

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