Cincinnati Four-Ball: Mitchell, Feldkamp open with 59 to win title
Brad Mitchell
Brad Mitchell

MAINEVILLE, Ohio — When you tell your golfing buddies you only made six pars in your round, it typically means things didn't well on the golf course that day.

But for Brad Mitchell and Jonathan Feldkamp, Jr., who were playing in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Four-Ball Championship at TPC River's Bend, those six pars came with zero bogeys, and a barrage of red numbers.

The pair led by two shots through the first round thanks to 11 birdies and an eagle, playing from the 6,700-yard tees at the par-72. Making seven birdies on the front nine, the duo were out in 29 before closing with 30 on the back nine.

And despite shooting 10 strokes higher on day two, Mitchell and Feldkamp still came away victors.

Both players teamed up and attempted to qualify for the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, playing Feldkamp's home course The Heritage Club on October 8 of last year, but shot 70 and missed the number by two shots.

Meanwhile, TPC River's Bend is Mitchell's home course. It's clear some local knowledge helped the two go low on Monday.

Keith Hyatt and Nick Lykins were in second place after an opening-round 61, but also went 10 strokes up on Tuesday. They finished in fourth place. Second place went to Bill Williamson (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up) and his partner Brad Wilder at 15-under 129 (65-64).

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Open to men's and senior men's amateurs who are members of the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association. Format is 36 holes of four-ball stroke play.

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