MURRIETA, Calif. — Three teams finished the SCGA Foursomes tied at 150 at the challenging layout of Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, and headed to a sudden-death playoff.
Rob Foster of Indio and partner Jeffrey Fortson of Palm Desert posted 76-74 to grab the final spot in the playoff before knocking off the teams of Tim Hogarth and Corby Segal, and David Ober and Mackeever Tedford.
Fortson has been on a bit of a tear as of late. He reached the first round of match play at last year's U.S. Mid-Amateur, and just weeks ago qualified (with a different partner, Michael Walton) for the inaugural U.S. Four-Ball, being played May 2-6 at San Francisco's Olympic Club.
Bear Creek member Ober and his parter Tedford posted a pair of 75s today and yesterday, as did longtime amateur standout Hogarth of Northridge and partner Segal of Santa Clarita.
All teams had plenty of bogeys on their cards, as can be expected in alternate shot. But Hogarth and Segal made five birdies, and had it not been for a double bogey on No. 18, they could have won going away.
The most heartbroken, but nonetheless most satisfied team in the field has to be that of that of Jordan Guillen and Cody Hall. The pair had an amazing run by any standards, individual, foursomes, or even four-ball. Starting their round at 9:10 off the back nine, they birdied four of the first five holes to get to fur-under on the day before bogeying both 17 and 18 to turn at 34.
On the front nine, the team made two more bogeys and a birdie, before finishing in a blaze of glory with an eagle on the par-five ninth.
That round was easily the lowest of the day and tournament, and placed them just one shot out of the lead despite a first round of 82.
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