Michael Fioravante and Tyler Mersinger teamed up to shoot a 3-under 67 in the final round of the Berks County Golf Association Partners Championship to win by a stroke Sunday at Heidelberg Country Club.

Fioravante, 19, and Mersinger, 30, finished 6-under 134 to beat teams of Kyle Pritchard and Scott Kalamar, and Tyler Fasig and Todd Reedy.

Both Mersinger and Fioravante said they felt confident heading into the final round after their strong opening 67th round left them two shots off the lead.

“I felt pretty confident today,” Mersinger said. “We’ve been playing there for three years and we always have a bad first day. We had a good first day this year, and we always do better on the second day. So I knew we were going to have something special. I think we didn’t play the best, but you know, we did.

A playoff loomed as Fioravante and Mersinger parried the final hole and finished ahead of Kalamar and Pritchard, who headed for the 556-yard, par-5 18th, the longest hole on the course, tied for the lead. Kalamar and Pritchard bogeyed, sealing victory for Fioravante and Mersinger.

“Honestly, I didn’t feel any nervousness until we entered the 18th fairway,” Fioravante said. “I knew we were in the lead, and we just had to do par to stay ahead. Other than that, I was confident all day in what we were doing.

“We felt pretty good because in the last two years we haven’t done so well on day one. We needed to get off to a good start and we did that yesterday; It all started from there.

After playing the best ball in the first round, the Chapman Format played on Sunday. The disruptive players tee off and then play their partner’s ball. The team then chose the player’s ball to play and alternated until the ball was out.

Fioravante and Mersinger birdied 1, 5 and 6. After starting the day under 3, the pair bogeyed 8 and 10. They finished strong the rest of the way, birdying 11 and 14 before parrying the rest of the way.

“Coming into No. 15, there were some tough par returns that I was a little stressed about,” Mersinger said. “We made two bogeys, but we bounced back pretty quickly and other than that it was a pretty stress free day until #18. At the start (18th), on my approach shot and then on my putt, my heart was pounding and I was sweating. I’ve never had this before.

The victory was the first in a BCGA event for Mersinger and Fioravante. Fioravante, a Berks Catholic graduate from Mohnton who plays golf at Cabrini University, previously won the junior amateur championship at LedgeRock Golf Club, where the two golfers met.

“So I worked at LedgeRock when he and his family joined and that’s how we started to know each other,” Mersinger said. “I knew he was going to be good one day, so I caught him before anyone else. He’s 19 and I’m 30; I just hang in there and ride him to a win.

Mersinger, a former professional golf assistant and graduate of Muhlenberg in Reading, said he and Fioravante were no strangers to Chapman’s unique format.

“We’re pretty used to it because we play a lot together at LedgeRock; we’re both members there,” Mersinger said. “So we play together a lot and after playing for three years we have kind of established a routine. It seemed to work that day.

With a victory under their belt, the duo thanked Heidelberg CC and the BCGA for putting on the event.

“(We) just want to say thank you to Heidelberg, the course was in great shape,” Mersinger said. “It was great and I’m glad we did it after three years.”