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Georgia Senior Four-Ball: Hanzel, Hall win it
2015 winners Doug Hanzel (left) and Jack Hall
2015 winners Doug Hanzel (left) and Jack Hall

POOLER, Ga. — Jack Hall and Doug Hanzel, both of Savannah, teamed up and won the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship at 23-under-par 193 (64-66-63). The 24th playing of this competition took place at both Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler and Wilmington Island Club in Savannah, November 11-13.

This was the first time Hall and Hanzel played as partners in this competition. The duo finished six strokes ahead of two teams who share runner-up honors at 17-under-par 199, including Chris Hall of Kennesaw and Donny Phillips of Suwanee (68-66-65) and James Kiely of Milton and Frank Remmes of Lilburn (64-68-67).

Three teams tied for fourth at 16-under-par 200, including Lee Dennis of Athens/Doug Stiles of Comer (67-67-66), Jeff Belk of Marietta and Mark Nickerson of Roswell (66-68-66), and John Gibbs and Ralph Ireland, both of Augusta, (66-67-67). Jack Kearney and John Landis, both of Peachtree City, finished seventh at 14-under-par 202 (71-69-62). Rounding out the top 10 of the Championship flight were four teams at 12-under-par 204 - Mel Mendenhall of Marietta/Larry Vaughan of Greensboro (69-67-68), Bill Leonard of Dallas/Don Marsh of Johns Creek (68-68-68), Phil Hardin/Gay McMichael, both of Macon, (67-67-70) and Bill Blalock/Don Russell, both of Atlanta, (66-67-71).

Over at Wilmington Island Club in Savannah, Andy Campbell and Stan Rowland, both of Canton, won the Senior division at 2-under-par 211 (74-70-67). In the Super Senior division, Frank Costanzo of Savannah and Thomas Rood, both of Savannah, claimed division honors at 10-under-par 203 (67-67-69).

Entries were open to two-man teams of male amateur golfers. Entrants must have been at least 55 years old on or before November 11, 2015. 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 conclusion of the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship marks the end to a successful 2015 competitions season.

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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