COUNTRY CLUB VILLAGE, Mo. — Brian Haskell has added another accolade to his golf career.
Haskell shot a 74 in the final round of the St. Joseph City Championship on Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph Country Club. His finish was enough to earn his seventh City Championship.
He finished the three-day event four strokes ahead of Brad Nurski, who posted a 75 in the final round hosted by St. Joseph Country Club, two days after it began at Moila Country Club. Saturday’s second round was held at Fairview Golf Course.
Nurski had outplayed Haskell the past six times they’ve competed against each other for the City Championship.
“To win a City and to be able to beat Brad, he didn’t play very good the last couple of days, but he’s still by far the best player in the state,” Haskell said. “To be able to beat him at least one time is very satisfying.”
The majority of the championship flight recorded their worst scores Sunday. Ryan Hand topped the group of 14 on the 18-hole, 6,582-yard course shooting a 70.
Haskell had recorded the lowest score in the first two rounds, penciling a 68 at the Molia and Fairview.
“All three courses have different green speeds and that took some getting used to,” Haskell said. “(Sunday), it was really windy. It had a major factor on the scores.”
Justin Bigham and Don Chancey had the second-lowest rounds Sunday, recording a 71.
Tom Buffington finished the week in third place, shooting 218. Caleb Carter and Zack Poe sat behind Buffington by one stroke.
Hand placed sixth, shooting 219. The Missouri Western alumnes was among the presence of younger golfers who competed with the Championship Flight.
“You look on the scoreboard and there are six or seven younger guys that I remember when I was 18, 19, and still in college playing thinking that guys like me were old and washed up,” Haskell said. “So to complete with them is enjoyable.”
Haskell now has won city titles in four decades, one in the 1980s, three in the 1990s, one in the 2000s and two in the 2010s.
Both Haskell and Nurski travel to the Oakwood Golf Club tomorrow for a Missouri Mid-Amateur qualifying tournament.