John Dowdall, Randy Lance defend Texas South Four-Ball title
John Dowdall (left) & Randy Lance (TGA photo)
John Dowdall (left) & Randy Lance (TGA photo)

SPRING, Texas — John Dowdall and Randy Lance successfully defended their title Sunday at the South Regional Four-Ball Championship presented by Club Champion. The duo posted a second consecutive 7-under-par 65 at Willow Creek Golf Club to win by one stroke over hard- charging John Hunter and Kyle Maxwell.

Fulshear’s Dowdall and Lance, from the Woodlands, worked together again to maximize their birdies and take their second South Four- Ball title. In Sunday’s final round Lance strung together three straight birdies on the front nine and two more on the back. Dowdall picked up a birdie on both the front and back nine. Their two-day total of 14-under par (65-65—130) matched their 2014 winning score at Quail Valley Golf Course’s El Dorado Course.

“Playing with John is so easy,” said Lance, who earlier in the week underwent surgery to alleviate pain in his kidneys. “He and I hit a lot of fairways and greens, giving us plenty of looks at birdies. We were very happy that we didn’t have a single bogey over the past two days.”

Dowdall echoed his partner’s sentiments regarding the steady play over the two rounds.

“We played very consistent,” said Dowdall, the 2014 TGA South Region Player of the Year. “Normally, both of us were in the holes. Randy would give me runs at birdies when he would make a par, and I would do the same for him.”

Lance finished runner-up to Dowdall in the South Region Player of the Year.

The Hunter/Maxwell team made a strong push in the final round after an opening round 4-under 68. Hunter, who lives in Houston, posted six birdies, while The Woodlands’ Maxwell picked up four more for their team as they turned in a tournament-low 9-under 63 on Sunday for a two- day total of 131.

Walker Lee and Kade Stewart finished alone in third place with a two-day total of 67-66—133.

ABOUT THE Texas South Four-Ball

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the South Texas region (both players must reside in south region) as defined by the Texas PGA Sections (South of 31 degree parallel, Salado TX and south is break point). Applicants must have a certified USGA Handicap Index of 10.0 or less. Please reference “TGA Regional Tournament Eligibility” on www.txga.org for additional eligibility details.

Format: 36 holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play, with a Champion and Senior division.

Field limit: 40 teams

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