you locked the other threads so i thought i'd put it in here.
Sorry for the rant but I feel it is unfair to give shot of the tournament to a shot which was achieved on hole 1 when they were sending the match request. You can make it any difficulty you want. Hole 9 portal lab hio for example. If you have infinite retries by resigning if you don't hit the shot you're bound to get it. It's just like practice tee until you hit it and then send the request. Not to mention no one even saw it but me and 1221.
Apparently enough people think the shot was good enough and trust me enough to vote for my shot. I've participated in every tournament we've held so far and never been accused of cheating (until now) even when cheating was very possible on every hole. I feel like I've built up a good enough reputation around here to avoid things like this. Maybe not.
If your issue is solely with the first shot being selected as winner (which seems unlikely, since you brought it up immediately after I made the shot) then there is definitely an argument to made. That's typically why we avoid playing hole 1 and 9. I think this tournament was supposed to be more lighthearted in the spirit of halloween, but that apparently didn't turn out too well.