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"It seemed like everyone from Oceanside came out to watch," says Wilson. "It was so positive. It was a good thing for the community. Especially good for the Goat community." Also especially good was the team of Wilson/ Schauffele, who, at the 4,454-yard par-65 venue, both shot gross scores of 59, which included a combined 15 birdies and a team score of 53. Schauffele, who opened the back nine with four birdies in five holes, enjoyed the Linksoul persimmon woods so much, he kicked around the idea of using the 3-wood as his 5-wood when he gets back out on tour. "They look and feel so sweet," said Schauffele, 24. "I had hit a persimmon wood once before, but it was a long time ago." In the grand scheme of things, the outcome of the match seemed insignificant, but for the record, Wilson/ Schauffele closed out team Hoffman/Riley on the 14th hole (5&4) after Schauffele drove the 253-yard par 4, which played uphill, into the wind, with an elevated green. Hats were off, followed closely by handshakes, and then on to a four-hole press for $100 per man, which was halved. But what went to the Donovans as a result of the basic concept of "locals helping locals" was almost $20,000. "It was so special," said Ashworth. "All the guys and caddies were great. It was organic, had a home-spun feel and it has changed the way we think about future events at The Goat. And it all happened so fast." Therein lies the rub of a rogue wave, and thus, the tremendous force that was the first of many Wishbone Brawls at Goat Hill Park. The Guys having fun giving a putting clinic John Ashworth taking out the flag on #5 and sharing a laugh with Chris Riley The gallery was treated to a special day of shotmaking and socializing PHOTO GEOFF CUNNINGHAM PHOTO GEOFF CUNNINGHAM PHOTO GEOFF CUNNINGHAM 22 JAN/FEB 2018 / W I S H B O N E B R A W L C H A R I T Y E V E N T /

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