LEXINGTON, SC (June 6, 2015) Warm weather and sunny skies greeted the players at the 52nd Annual SCGA Four Ball Championship on Saturday morning at the Country Club of Lexington for the Match Play Round of 16 followed by the Quarterfinals in the afternoon.
In the Round of 16, the Medalist team of Cary Phillips & Ryan Reynolds continued their strong play to defeat EJ Blanton & Chevy Hartzog 1 Up. Anthony Gabriele & Philip Oweida def. Jeremy Moore & 2013 SCGA Junior Champion and current Clemson golfer Josh Fickes 2 and 1.
Bryce Howell & Josh Lorenzetti leaped into the Quarterfinals with a 3 and 2 victory over Ben Lown & Justin Thompson. Walt Todd & Brandon Truesdale defeated Country Club of Lexington members Jonathan Ryan & Jordan Sease 2 and 1.
Jarrett Grimes & Chris Mitchell def. Doug Ramey & Scott Vandervelde 1 Up. Jackson Moore & Henry Smart def. Josh McMillan & Stan Sill 1 Up. Jeff Pope & Thomas Todd defeated Chris Eassy & Scott Friday 5 and 4 and in the final match of the Round of 16, Trey Taylor & Cabrick Waters defeated John O’Brien & Dan Sullivan 1 Up after 21 Holes.
In the Quarterfinal Matches, the team of Gabriele & Oweida defeated the Medalist team of Phillips & Reynolds 1 Up after a grudge match in which each team was 10 under par after 18 holes and had to be decided on the 19th hole. Bryce Howell & Josh Lorenzetti moved on after defeating 2012 SCGA Four Ball Champions Walt Todd & Brandon Truesdale 2 and 1.
Jackson Moore & Henry Smart won a tough battle between number two seed Jarrett Grimes & Chris Mitchell 3 and 2. In the final match of the quarterfinals the 22nd seed of Trey Taylor & Cabrick Waters pulled an upset to defeat the number three seed of Jeff Pope & Thomas Todd 4 and 3. With Gabriele, Oweida, Lorenzetti and Jackson Moore all moving on, the College of Charleston has four golfers playing in the Semifinals.
The semifinals will begin Sunday morning at 8.00 a.m. with the Final matches following in the afternoon.
The 52nd Annual event is being played on the 6,663 yard, par 72 golf course at The Country Club of Lexington in Lexington, SC. The field began with 41 teams competing for 32 Match Play spots. The 2014 Champions, Mike Hartin and Corey Taylor were not able to defend their title this year.
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