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Rick Passolt, (left) and Curt Howard salute each other after Passolt claimed the Birchmont Executive title with a 2-up victory Saturday.

Passolt discards ball, goes on to repeat win

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There is a new Titleist golf ball in the pond to the right of the 15th green courtesy of Rick Passolt.

After an adventuresome journey from the tee to the green, Passolt decided that the ball was the culprit. He also determined that the best spot for the ball would be under water, where no one would be tempted to use it again.


"It was a bad ball. I had to get rid of it," Passolt said.

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