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Championship remains unsettled

Rain caused the final round to be postponed with two teams still tied in an 18-hole playoff.

John Mulhern putts on the second green on Sunday. Mulhern and Len Coleman are in a playoff with Don Crossin and Bill Briggs.

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EXETER — Fierce rain and wet greens postponed the final round of the 65th annual John A. Allan Tournament on Sunday at Fox Hill Country Club.

After the teams of Don Crossin-Bill Briggs and John Mulhern-Len Coleman couldn’t settle the final round of the championship flight after 21 holes on June 26, an 18-hole playoff was rained out after the sixth hole.

Once again, Crossin-Briggs and Mulhern-Coleman remain tied at two-under.

The Allan Tournament will resume for day No. 5 at 12:30 p.m. today from the seventh tee at Fox Hill.

On June 26, both teams finished at 14-under par in the better-ball stroke play format. After three playoff holes, neither team converted on its potential match-winning putts and the match was called due to darkness.

Crossin and Briggs lost on the third playoff hole of last year’s championship event, falling to the duo of Brian Corbett and Bob Gill.

Sunday morning’s rain peppered Fox Hill’s fairways with puddles and forced the start of the playoff round to be pushed back an hour from its original tee time.

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