It took a two-hole sudden-death playoff to decide the low gross winner of this year’s Coyote Collision Men’s Invitational golf tournament at the Merritt Golf & Country Club on the weekend.

Tied at 146 after two rounds of tough competition, Merritt’s Brad Carr and Luke Ghostkeeper from Cache Creek went into extra innings to determine a champion.

Both golfers parred the 505-yard first hole of the playoff on Sunday to remain deadlocked. On the second hole, however, Carr ran into a bit of trouble and wound up with a double bogey six, while Ghostkeeper managed to hole out in five to take the title.

Traffic was heavy at the top of the results board as three golfers tied at 147 for second low gross: former Merritt resident Cory Torbohm and brothers Jack and Adrian Reynoldson.

First place in the low net category went to Gord Rodd of Cache Creek with a score of 134, followed closely by tournament sponsor Dennis Couture at 136 and both Jim Irving and Rob Henderson with 137.

A total of 108 players took part in this year’s Men’s Invitational, with the majority coming from the Kelowna, Kamloops and Ashcroft regions as well as the Lower Mainland.