06-18-10 Looking back

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 18, 2010

TWENTY YEARS AGO — In the first-ever sudden death playoff in U.S. Open history, Hale Irwin makes an eight-foot birdie putt to defeat Mike Donald and become the oldest U.S. Open champion at age 45.

TEN YEARS AGO — Chad Lipscomb, who led ACCS to the Class AAA semifinals, and Vidalia junior Jarrett Hoffpaiur, who batted .519 and went 5-0, are The Democrat’s All-Metro Coach and Player of the Year.

FIVE YEARS AGO — Dennon Thornill and Hayden Brownlee each hit two-run doubles as the Brookhaven Americans take a 6-3 lead over the Natchez Americans before play is suspended by rain in the third inning.