Finally, he called and told me the disappointing news - he had lost in the 19th hole.
He was not as sharp as in the stroke play, he explained. He found himself two down with two holes left to play. He birdied the 17th and tied it up with a par on the eighteenth. The match moved to the first hole, a par five. His opponent birdied. Sam's second shot narrowly missed the green and plunked into the greenside bunker. He made par.
"Sure I'm disappointed," he admitted. "But I'm proud of what I accomplished."