Alabama Sr. Four-Ball: Greer, Jungkind win 3rd title
KILLEN, Ala. (Oct. 13, 2013) -- Mike Greer and Tom Jungkind once again will have their names engraved on the State Senior Four Ball Championship trophy.

However, they didn’t have it all their way as when they made the turn in Sunday’s final round they had been passed by playing partners Flip Bradley of Huntsville and Madison’s Bill Moquin. But Greer and Jungkind were able to play a strong back nine and ended up winning by two at beautiful Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club in Killen.

Greer of Birmingham and Jungkind of Bessemer also won this state championship in 2011 and 2012. This year they posted rounds of 66-66-67–199, for a 17-under-par total, with Bradley and Moquin two back (69-65-67–201).

Timothy Creasy and Tony Olive, both of Florence, 68-67-67–202, finished third.

Jungkind and Greer reached the turn in one-under and were one back of Moquin and Bradley, but then Greer made birdie on 13 to pull level and Jungkind put away the win with birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 17.

“We stayed steady and stayed in it, even though we weren’t making birdies, we knew they would come if we stayed patient,” Jungkind said.

“Mike was playing solid and my game came together in the last six holes or so.”

Greer and Jungkind have played a lot of golf together and against each other for three decades or so. Suffice to say, they know each other’s game’s very well.

“We can club off each other and Mike is one of the best golfers in the state. I felt like we wouldn’t be fighting to make many pars,” Jungkind added.

Greer attended the nearby University of North Alabama, as did his son Jake, and they both played on the golf team. He knows Turtle Point well.

“We have had good success together, but winning never gets old. That’s why we play. To be in contention, to feel the juices flow, to feel our hearts pumping and we always come to try to win,” Greer said.

Both players were universal in the praise of Turtle Point.

“This place is as good as anywhere in Alabama,” Greer said. “Plus the weather and course conditions were absolutely perfect.”

This marked the final Alabama Golf Association championship of another highly successful season.

ABOUT THE Alabama Senior Four-Ball

Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who are legal residents of Alabama and have an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is 16.8 for Championship Division; 20.8 for Super Senior 65+ Division.

54 holes of gross four-ball stroke play. Sides in the Championship Division will play the Championship tees and eligible to win the overall Championship. Sides in the Super Senior 65+ Division plays a shorter course and not eligible for the overall Championship.

The field will be cut to the low 30 sides and ties after 36 holes. Number of sides making the cut is calculated based upon percentage of sides in each division compared with the total field. The lowest score for 54 holes in the Championship Division will be the overall Champion and the lowest score in the Super Senior 65+ Division is the division champion. In the event of a tie for first place in the overall Champion

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