ANNA, Texas (March 1, 2014) -- Forty-four teams headed into Saturday’s opening round of the North Four-Ball Championship looking to capture the first North Player of the Year points of 2014. Included in this year’s teams were defending champions, Scott Maurer and Peyton Cook, who looked to continue their victorious play at the 6,944 yard Hurricane Creek Country Club. Cool morning temperatures finally gave way and the players were welcomed with comfortable windy conditions in which to compete.
Posting a low score early was the team of Mike Calef and Kevin Somers. After beginning their round with four straight pars, Calef caught fire and carded four straight birdies of his own to give his team momentum heading into the back nine. After another birdie on their eleventh hole of the day Somers rolled in his eagle putt on the par-five sixth to take he and Calef to seven under par. Two finishing birdies coming down the stretch gave the team an opening round of nine under par, 63. Also carding a low round early in the day was the team of Greg Boots and Chip Carter. Their round of 64 which consisted of seven birdies, one eagle, and a bogey places them in third place heading into tomorrow’s final round.
In the final pairing of the day, defending champions Scott Maurer and Peyton Cook looked to continue their stellar play from the previous year. After beginning their round with three straight pars Maurer and Cook took charge carding three birdies and an eagle leading to an opening nine of five under. Continuing their stellar play, the team then carded four birdies and an eagle within a five-hole stretch giving them an opening round of eleven under par, 61. This gives Maurer and Cook a two stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round.
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