53rd Four Ball Championship

Preston Cole and Bryce Howell held off the team of Taylor Ingle and Chris Mitchell for a 1 up victory to claim the title in the 2016 SCGA Four Ball Championship at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

Under cloudy skies and a steady rain, the two teams took to the course early and started hot as Ingle and Mitchell jumped to an early lead with a birdie on the opening hole.  Cole and Howell answered right back making birdies on the par four 2nd and par three 3rd holes to take a one up lead.  Taylor and Mitchell were able to get it back to all square after a par on the long 216 yard 6th hole.  The two teams stayed at square, trading pars until Mitchell made birdie on the drivable par four 11th hole.  That’s when the Preston Cole show started.  Cole, a recent graduate from Furman University, went on to birdie holes 12, 14, 15, and 16 to give his team a two hole advantage heading into the 17th.  Doing all they could, Ingle and Mitchell managed to get back within one with a birdie on the 17th, but couldn’t complete the comeback after both teams made par on the final hole. 

For full information including detailed scoring, pairings and course statistics visit our tournament web page – 53rd Four Ball Championship

The 2016 SCGA Four Ball Championship is one of 21 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The 53rd Annual event is being played on the 6,509 yard, par 72 golf course at The Country Club of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC.

The SCGA, founded in 1929, is the governing body for amateur golf in South Carolina.  As a non-profit organization, the SCGA’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf.  Made up of more than 270 member clubs and more than 50,000 individual members, the SCGA annually conducts 21 SCGA statewide championships, 71 one-day contests, ten USGA qualifiers, seven 40-plus tournaments and six special events.  Other Member services offered include GHIN – the USGA Handicap Computation System, a Tournament Software System and support, Rules of Golf and Handicap education, USGA Course/Slope Ratings and Course measuring, Amateur Status information, the Palmetto Golfer Magazine and the SC Golf Hall of Fame.  The SCGA also houses the offices of the SC Junior Golf Foundation and SC Junior Golf Association in a combined effort to support junior golf and grow the game’s initiatives.

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