Doug Williams takes a swing during Tuesday's round
SEASIDE, NC (April 5, 2016)--Jim and Doug Williams
remain the pair to chase at the annual NCGA Senior
A day after opening with a 68, the Williams
brothers posted an even better 7-under 65 at Bayonet
Golf Course to get to 11-under 133 and will hold a two
stroke lead entering Wednesday’s 18-hole finale. The
closest team to the leaders is the tandem of Randy
Haag and Chip Lutz, who are at 135 after a 66.
The Williams brothers, who had a shot at the title
last year before missing a final short putt on the 18th
hole, were nearly flawless on a gorgeous day. The pair
racked up eight birdies to go against a lone bogey on
the par-3 6th. The duo came out on fire. Starting on
the back-nine, they’d post a 30 that included four
straight birdies from holes No.12 through No.15.
Last year, the Williamses entered the final round
holding a share of the lead with eventual champions
Casey Boyns and Terry Foreman.
Earlier in the morning wave, it was Haag and Lutz’
turn to make a charge. Haag, winner of the recent San
Francisco City Senior Championship, and Lutz, the
defending U.S. Senior Amateur champion, posted
seven birdies and an eagle but also had three bogeys.
The two closed out their round with an eagle on the
Also making a push was the team of Dale
Bouguennec and Jamie Looper. Bouguennec, who leads
in the race for NCGA Senior Player of the Year honors,
and Looper had a 68 that got them to 138, five behind
In the Super Senior Championship, the tandem of
Bruce Loman and Dave Sheff took over the top spot at
139 after carding a 69. They’ll hold a two shot lead
over Alan Schneider and Gary Shemano (70) entering
the final round. First round leaders Chip Campion and
Terry Ackerman, who opened with a 69, slipped to a
ROUND ONE STORY
The Williams brothers are back at it again at the
Senior Four-Ball Championship.
Doug and Jim Williams, who were in the running
for the title last year until a final missed putt on the
18th hole, took the first round lead in this year’s
championship at par-72 Bayonet GC in Seaside with a
solid opening round 4-under 68.
The Williams brothers lead the team of Randy
Haag and Chip Lutz, who came in with a 69, by a
Jim Williams, a member at Orinda CC, and Doug, an
AmateurGolf.com member, rang up six birdies to go
against two bogeys. The duo was hotter on the front-
nine, where they posted a 33.
Haag, a record six-time NCGA Player of the Year
and the recent winner of the San Francisco City Senior
Championship, and Lutz, a winner of both the U.S.
Senior Amateur (2015) and British Senior Amateur
(2011), also shot a 33 on the Bayonet front-nine. On
the back, however, they’d have to settle for an even-
At just two behind the leaders after a 70 is the duo
of Dale Bouguennec and Jamie Looper. Five teams are
at 71, including the tandem of Casey Boyns and Joey
Ferrari and Terry Foreman and Gary Vanier. Boyns, a
four-time NCGA Player of the Year, and Foreman won
the title as a team last year.
In the Super Senior Four-Ball Championship, Chip
Campion and Terry Ackerman took the lead with a 69.
The team of Bruce Loman and Dave Sheff are one back
after a 70.
Following Tuesday’s second round a cut will be
made with the low 22 and ties advancing in the Senior
Championship and low eight advancing in the Super
View results for Northern California (NCGA) Senior Four-Ball Championship