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Georgia Four-Ball: 2 teams tied at the top
ALBANY, Ga. (March 28, 2014) -- Two teams lead the way after the opening 18 holes of the Georgia Four-Ball Tournament - John Riordan of Duluth and Ray Zepp of Doraville, and Rick Dubois and David Maddox, both of McDonough. The top teams on the leaderboard each turned in 3-under-par 69 scores. The 26th edition of this event officially kicks off the 2014 competitions season on the GSGA circuit and is being played at both Stonebridge Golf and Country Club and Doublegate Country Club, March 28-30.

Three teams are tied at 1-under-par 71: Chad Branton of Cartersville and Steve Stewart of Adairsville; David Matthews and Doug Rayford, both of Valdosta; Tyler Hogan and Phil Spitalny, both of Athens. Matthews and Rayford won this event in 2011. No other team competing at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club finished under par.

The defending champions, Gary Bernson of Marietta and Scott Resseguie of Augusta, finished round one at 2-over-par 74.

Down the road at Doublegate Country Club where flights four through seven are competing, Rusty Clanton of Griffin and Don McGinnis of McDonough lead the way at 1-under-par 71. One stroke off their pace is the tandem of Tom Olberding of St. Simons Island and Micah Smith of Canton at even-par 72.

Entries were open to two-man teams of male amateur golfers who belong to a GSGA member club and have combined USGA Handicap Indexes of 4.0 and above and a maximum differential of six strokes. Of the 94 total teams, 82 were determined by lottery, three spots were reserved for each host club and one spot was reserved for each of the previous year's flight winners.

Th Championship through third flights are playing all three rounds at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, while the fourth through seventh flights tee it up at Doublegate Country Club.

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