John Hayes IV wins playoff to change into first 2-time Downeast Metro Newbie golf tourney winner

John Hayes IV had been chipping fantastically all afternoon however he saved his finest chip shot for final.

The Cape Elizabeth native and South Portland resident caught his brief chip shot inside a foot and a half of the opening on the primary playoff gap and he then sank his birdie putt to beat Newburgh’s Chris Kauppila and win his second Downeast Metro Newbie Golf Event title on the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Sunday.

He had beforehand received the 9-year-old event in 2017.