QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Because of a USGA technicality Adam Pfeiffer didn't get a chance to defend his Quincy Men's City Golf Championship in 2010.
But there wasn't anything standing in Pfeiffer's way on Sunday outside of a challenge posed by his younger brother.
In the end the elder Pfeiffer did indeed earn his second championship outlasting the field by five strokes.
For Adam it's his fourth time hoisting the trophy but he was quick to credit sibling Zach Kuhlman-Pfeiffer who had a break out weekend of sorts with a two round total of 4-under 138.
The two days won't soon be forgotten for the Pfeiffer pair.
"This year was big playing with my brother, and watching him get second (place)," Adam said.
"It's hard to say whether or not I'm more proud of myself or him, watching him grow up so fast and doing a great job as well."
According to Zach, "We play together every Sunday and have so much fun. (Playing with him) really took the nerves out. I didn't get nervous at all just because he was there."
Now that back to back championships are in Adam's back pocket the talk of winning three consecutive city titles will be his motivation next summer.
The former professional golfer won't deny the thought but he's also relishing in his latest victory.
"There's always the possibility. I'm confident going into the round, and I feel like if I can play well I'm going to do good in this tournament," Adam explained.
"Next year will be a good experience trying to go for three (straight titles). I don't think there's been a three-peat in a while. It will be nice to keep my name on that trophy for another year."
If Pfeiffer can succeed in capturing three straight titles he will become the first player to do so since Mike O'Connell won five consecutive city tournaments from 1968-72.
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