2018 Four-Ball Tournament
Event DateMar 09, 2018
LocationJekyll Island Golf Club
Entries OpenJan 15, 2018
Entries CloseFeb 21, 2018
Chris Mangieri, Daniel Mobley mount comeback to win
Georgia Four-Ball Tournament
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. --- The Waynesboro duo of Chris Mangieri and Daniel Mobley mounted a final round comeback to earn the title at the Georgia Four-Ball Tournament. The 30th edition of this event, which kicked off the GSGA's competition season, took place at Jekyll Island Golf Club, March 9-11.
Mangieri and Mobley, who were playing in flight one, combined for an 8-under-par 208 total score after posting rounds of (75-63-70) over the three-day tournament at the Pine Lakes Course. Three teams tied for runner-up honors; from the Championship flight it was Stephen Hall of Conyers and Marshall Moore of Covington who posted a three-day total of 7-under-par 209, as did the Dalton duo of Rob Neal and Joey Westmoreland. From flight one the Waynesboro team of Sim Bell and Paul Mangieri posted a 7-under-par 209. In flight two, it was George Akins of Ty Ty and Ricky Tucker of Tifton that ran away with the lead with a 5-over-par 221 (75,75,71) total score.
Playing on the Indian Mounds course on Jekyll Island, the flight three title went to Al Adcock of Woodstock and Terry Paul of Acworth after posting a three-day score of 2-under-par 214 (74-70-70). Charles Boyle of Atlanta teamed up with John Calvert of Stockbridge to capture the flight four title with a score of 4-over-par 220 (72,73,75). The fifth flight winners were Matthew Fryer of Marietta and Bruce Gaston of Woodstock who separated themselves during the final round to finish with a three-day total of 9-over-par 225 (78,77,70).
The Championship flight as well as flights one & two were played on the Pine Lakes Course. Flights three through five competed on the Indian Mounds Course.
The next stop on the GSGA circuit is the inaugural GSGA Mixed Team Championship, which will be held at Savannah Quarters Country Club, March 25-26.
Entries were open to two-man teams of male amateur golfers who have combined USGA Handicap Indexes of 4.0 and above and a maximum differential of six strokes.
96 teams determined by lottery; three spots reserved for each host club and one spot reserved for each of the previous year's flight winners
54 holes of flighted, four-ball stroke play; played at Indian Mound or Pine Lakes based on handicap
Host Club: Jekyll Island Golf Club
The director of golf is Spencer Brookman and the superintendent is Aaron Saunders. The club phone is (912) 635-2368.
The Indian Mound course will play to 6,122 yards & par 72, while the Pine Lakes track plays to 6,612 yards & par 72 for the Georgia Four-Ball Tournament.
- Five individuals in the field have previously won Four-Ball Tournament titles, including the defending champions Chad Branton of Cartersville and Steve Stewart of Adairsville. Rick Dubois of McDonough was half of the winning team in 2016. In 2015, Philip Hughes of Kennesaw and Matt Oxford of Rocky Face took home the trophy.
- Eight teams who finished in the top 10 of last year's Georgia Four-Ball Tournament are back this year. Along with the defending champions, Chad Branton of Cartersville and Steve Stewart of Adairsville, are Rick Dubois of McDonough (second), Lee Gerdes of Macon/Craig Wentworth of Thomasville (third), Joey Westmoreland of Dalton/Rob Neal of Dalton (fourth), Brian Bossman of Newnan/David Nell of Sharpsburg (sixth), Steve Sheffield of Cartersville/Mike Heffner of Villa Rica (t-seventh), Tre Lamb of Macon/Cal Patterson of Smyrna (T-seventh) and Matt Oxford of Rocky Face/Philip Hughes of Kennesaw (10th).
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