Sipe’s second shot came to rest about three feet off the green, setting up the last shot heroics. The 2017 Ohio Amateur Champion wedged his third shot onto the green and watched it roll into the hole for a birdie.
Gilkison still had a chance to send the playoff to another hole, but his birdie putt stayed out and Sipe completed an impressive comeback on his home course.
Patrick Cover of Cornelius, North Carolina was the medalist. He shot 67-69 a 136 total to earn his way back to the U.S. Amateur for the second year in a row.