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They matched each other on the next two holes. On the par-4, 472-yard 18th hole, Fox used a 4-iron to drive his second shot 206 yards, landing it within 6 feet of the hole.

“Best shot of my life,” Fox said.

It also impressed Hagy.

“That was a spectacular shot,” Hagy said. “Very clutch. And my shot, I hit it right at the flag. It looked really good and just went a little too far.”

Hagy overshot the hole on his second shot, rolling the ball to the back of the green. His try for a long birdie putt was wide, and it gave Fox, a senior at Tennessee-Chattanooga, the 2-up victory.

Then his phone started ringing.

“It’s been going off like crazy,” Fox said. “There’s so many people back home backing me. I mean, it’s just awesome. Without them I wouldn’t be here, especially my family. They’re all rooting for me. It’s an unbelievable feeling. It just puts a smile on your face.”