PEKIN — Jason Kemp and Walter Brown turned the tables on the father-son team of Tim and Ryan Saurs in the title match of the 50th Robert B. Monge Best Ball Invitational on Sunday.

Kemp and Brown, who finished second to the Saurs last year, won this summer's championship match 4 and 3 at Sunset Hills Golf Club.

The duos were tied at the turn, but then Kemp and Brown won four of the next five holes to put the match away.

On the deciding 411-yard, par-4 15th hole, Brown was on the green in two strokes, while both Saurs were in bunkers. Brown lagged his putt close to the hole, and par was conceded for both teams to end the match.

"We could play them 10 times, and win five and lose five," Brown said. "It’s a good match. It felt appropriate to have them on the tee again."

The win ended a long wait for Kemp and Brown, who were ineligible prior to last year's event.

"We were both golf professionals, working in the golf industry, and this is an amateur tournament," Kemp said. "So we couldn’t play.

"We both got out of the business and took new jobs the same year. And then we had to sit out two years to get our amateur status back. And then right after those two years, we said we were playing the best ball going into last year."

It turned out to be worth the wait.

Kemp and Brown took the lead for good with a birdie putt by Brown on the par-5, 528-yard 10th hole.

Then Ryan Saurs birdied No. 11, but Kemp responded with a birdie of his own to maintain the 1-up lead for his team.

After the Saurs had a bogey on No. 12 to go two holes down, Kemp made a birdie from the fringe to win the 13th hole for a 3-up lead.

"We have been playing the inside holes — starting on 13 and 14 — so well this week, we knew that if we could get a couple up going into those that we’d have a pretty good chance," Kemp said.

The Saurs could have halved the 14th hole, but a par putt by Tim Saurs lipped out of the cup for another bogey.

"Losing to those guys is not disappointment," said Ryan Saurs, who has been in the title match for the past four years. "They’re phenomenal guys, and they both played great. We caught a couple of bad breaks on the back, but we just didn’t have it today."

The match started in a steady rainfall, and Kemp and Brown took an early 1-up lead with a birdie on No. 2. But the Saurs made back-to-back birdies on three and four to take a 1-up lead.

Kemp and Brown had another birdie on the 673-yard, par-5 sixth hole to even the match.

"It was tough playing conditions, but they’re a great team," said Tim Saurs, who has won this event 11 times. "You’ve got to make birdies, and we didn’t. We beat them last year in the finals. But you just have to bring it in the final match."

AROUND THE LINKS: In the third-place match, Brian Draher and Jason Woll defeated Tim Sheppard and Tyler Sheppard 3 and 2. ... Mitchell McCafferty and Shane McCafferty won the consolation match by defeating Tom Hammerton and Tim Walters 1-up.

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