Anderson Memorial Four-Ball: Defending champs take top seed
Max Buckley
Max Buckley

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (June 6, 2014) -- Defending champions Max Buckley and Max Christiana shot a pair of 4-under 66s and took medalist honors during stroke-play qualifying at the 2014 Anderson Memorial Four-Ball at Winged Foot.

Playing out of Westchester Country Club, Buckley, a former SMU golfer, a Christiana, who plays currently at Boston College, toppled a loaded field by four shots to take the top seed in the 16-team match-play event starting Saturday on the East Course.

Roger Newsom and Adam Horton, representing Elizabeth Manor, took the No. 2 seed, firing 69-67.

The teams of Dan O'Callaghan and Eoghan O'Connell of Silo Ridge Field Club, Robert Funk and David Bartman of Bear Creek and Shane Heise and Scott Loving of Conroe Country Club all finished 2-under.

Seven teams finished tied for the final four qualifying spots and will square off in a playoff Saturday before the match play competition begins.

In the Senior Division, Mike Peck and Bart Goodwin shot 69-68 to secure the top seed. They were two shots head of Jimmy Burke and Bill Dodd.

The senior division holds an eight-team match-play event.

The Anderson Memorial Four-Ball is perhaps the nation's premier four-ball invitational. With many of the game's top competitive mid-amateurs and seniors, the Anderson is played annually at famed Winged Foot, site of many major amateur and professional championships and the 2020 U.S. Open.

ABOUT THE Anderson Memorial Four-Ball

Perhaps the most coveted best-ball invitation in all of amateur golf. Created in 1933 to honor Winged Foot founding member and two time U.S. Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson, the event consists of a 36 hole qualifier followed by two days of match play competition in both Championship and Senior divisions.

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