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Harry Scott, right, poses with Billy Shaffer at McCullough's Emerald Golf Links in Egg Harbor Township.

On Tuesday, Somers Point golfer Harry Scott, 78, finished playing 50 courses in 50 states in 50 days. The Press checked in with Scott for daily updates on his odyssey.

Day: 50

City: Wasilla, Alaska

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Course played: Settlers Bay Golf Course (5,967 yards, par 71)

About the course: Scott said that the weather was perfect for his last day. It was 70 degrees with clear, blue skies and a light breeze. The course was picture-perfect with a background of a forest and mountains, he said, adding that it was in magnificent shape besides the greens, which needed a few more weeks of good weather.

Whom he played with: Scott played with an Alaska firefighter named Dave and his father-in-law, Steve, a roofing contractor from Phoenix.

Place he started and finished for the day: Scott arrived at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at 5 a.m. Tuesday. He then took a cab 50 miles to Wasilla to make his 10 a.m. tee time. After playing, Scott had lunch and got a ride back to the airport, where he planned to spend the night before flying home in the morning.

Harry's highlights: Scott said he had a rough front nine but played much better on the back nine. On the 898th hole of the trip, Scott chipped in a 40-foot shot off the green for a birdie on 16th hole. He shot a 44 on the back nine. With his quest complete, Scott said he cannot wait to return home.

What's next: Scott will have a homecoming party with family and friends in Somers Point. Read about it in Thursday's Press of Atlantic City.

Hannah Bitzer, For The Press

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