Mississippi Four-Ball: Wall, Longgrear win rain-shortened event
TUPELO, Miss. (April 27, 2014) -- Mother nature took control of the final round of the State Four-Ball/Bill Cass Senior 4-Ball at Tupelo CC on Sunday.

The first suspension was called at 8:47 am. After a 5 hour and 13 minute weather delay, the tournament committee attempted to get nine holes completed for all the divisions. Play resumed at 2:00 pm. Another weather delay was called at 2:45 pm. The Senior and Super Senior Divisions never got a chance to tee it up on Sunday.

The second suspension included heavy rain, hail, and dangerous lightening. The tournament was shortened to 36 holes at 3:15 pm, when it was determined that the third round could not be completed as planned. The 2014 State Four-Ball title went to Edward Wall and Zach Longgrear who held onto their lead from the first round. Naaman and Ellis took home the runner up title at two back of Wall and Longgrear. The Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball had co-champions, since a playoff was impossible.

The team of Stan Hall and Robert Pannell shared the title with the team of Jud Vance and Danny Hooker. Their score of 6 under par was one stroke better than the runner up team of David Griffin and Mike Thompson.

The Bill Cass Super Senior title went to Mike Pharr and Gerald Chatham, Sr. Randy Pool and Kelly Swain of Northwood CC took home the Super Senior Runner up title at four under par-140. Pharr and Chatham now hold the both the Bill Cass Senior FOur-Ball title and the Bill Cass Super Senior title.

ABOUT THE Mississippi State Four-Ball

The tournament is scheduled for 54 holes of four-ball stroke play. Three divisions will compete in the championship. The field is limited to the first 40 Regular Division, 28 Senior Division and 28 Super Senior Teams.

Senior and Super Senior divisions will be flighted following 36 holes of play. The Regular Division may be flighted, if necessary to complete three tournament rounds. All participants must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status. All participants are required to have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA Licensed Mississippi Club. Participants must be bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the tournament.

Senior Division: Male amateurs who have reached their 50th birthday prior to the first round of the championship.

Super Senior Division: Male amateurs who have reached their 60th birthday prior to the first round of the championship.

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