Hardin, McMichael lead by two at Georgia Senior Four-Ball
SAVANNAH, Ga. (Nov. 12, 2014) — Phil Hardin and Gay McMichael, both of Macon, posted an 8-under-par 63 in round one to lead the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship.

The 23rd annual competition is taking place at both Wilmington Island Club in Savannah and Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, November 12-14. The defending champions, Chris Hall of Mableton and Jack Hall of Sea Island, combined for a 6-under-par 65 and sit two strokes behind the leaders.

The duo from Augusta, John Gibbs III and Ralph Ireland III, turned in a 5-under-par 66, good for third.

Two teams share fourth place after the first 18 holes at 4-under-par 67 - Jack Kearney and John Landis, both of Peachtree City, and Greg Scurlock and Charlie Wall, both of Augusta.

Wilmington Island Club, site of the Championship flight, is playing 6,407 yards and par 71.

ABOUT THE Georgia Senior Four-Ball

Open to male amateur golfers; entrants must be at least 55 years old on or before the first day of the Championship for the Senior Division and 65 years old for the Super Senior Division; a maximum stroke differential of six strokes is allowed between partners; if the differential is more than six strokes, the higher index will be adjusted down to six strokes; the stroke differential does not apply in determining the low 48 teams by total team handicap index.

Field: 96 teams - 48 teams based on low team index comprise the Championship flight; remaining Senior Division teams drawn by lottery (1 exempt spot held for each host club; 4 exempt spots held for flight winners); low 24 teams (subject to change) by handicap index comprise the Super Senior Four-Ball Championship flight; both players must be at least 65 years or older as of the first day of the competition.

Format: 54 holes of flighted four-ball stroke play.

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