DOVER — One could only think of what might have been for the top two finishers in Sunday's 2014 Etzweiler Family Funeral Services Champion of Champions Tournament at Honey Run Golf Course.
Not that either player was feeling too down after the conclusion of the 18-hole York County Amateur Golf Association event.
Two-time defending champion Matt Henry of South Hills missed a handful of chances to lower his score with his putter. But while Henry's putting was certainly disheartening to him at times, the atmosphere surrounding Scott Knouse clearly trumped all of that.
After a nightmare of a year that included three surgeries that threatened his life, Knouse took to the tees at Honey Run feeling around 75 percent physically. That made everything that the two-time winner of the event (1996, 1988) achieved Sunday even that much more remarkable.
Two days shy of his 61st birthday, Knouse was the leader in the clubhouse with a remarkable 1-under-par 71. While that made the day "special" for the tour veteran, it would have been even that much more special had it not been for Henry, who shot a 2-under 70 to win the event again.