New York State Four-Ball: Kircher, Mercier win playoff
COOPERSTOWN, NY (May 20, 2014) -- John Kircher and Michael Mercier shot rounds of 67-70 and defeated Billy Hanes sand Jamie Miller in a playoff to win the 2014 New York State Golf Association Four-Ball Championship.

At Leatherstocking Golf Course, Kircher and Mercier shot a final-round 70 to forge a tie atop the leaderboard with the first-round leaders. On the second playoff hole -- the 6th at Leatherstocking -- Kircher and Mercier managed a birdie to win outright.

Hanes and Miller carded rounds of 66-71 before falling in the playoff, taking sole position of second place.

Bob Rosen and Billy Gaffney were third with rounds of 68-70 while the teams of Jonathan Clark and Matt Stasiak (70-69) and Chad Stoffer and Jimmy Welch (67-73) rounded out the Top 5, respectively.

Stasiak and Clark won the title in 2013.

In the Senior Division, Paul Hart and Kevin Broderick prevailed in a three-team playoff, winning on the fourth extra hole.

The winners (73-70) finished tied with the teams of Don Van Gorder and James Rogers (75-68) and Paul Parrone and Bob Weston (72-71) and won on the 18th hole during the playoff.

ABOUT THE New York Four-Ball

The format of this championship is 36 holes of four- ball stroke play. Entries are open to teams consisting of two (2) male amateur golfers. Both entrants must be members of the NYSGA and have an active Handicap Index issued by a golf club which is licensed to use the USGA Handicap System.

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