BOERNE, TX (May 15, 2016) - From 195 yards on the
final hole of the 2016 Texas Four-Ball Championship at
picturesque Cordillera Ranch, Terrence Miskell on
Sunday striped a 4-iron to 15 feet, then rolled in the
eagle putt to win the Championship Division title in
along with partner Trey Hallmark.
In this their seventh four-ball event together,
Miskell and Hallmark teamed to shoot rounds of 64-69
to win with a final score of 11-under-par 133. Midday
Saturday, thunderstorms and lightning led to a four-
hour delay that caused TGA Officials to shorten the
championship to 36 holes. As soon as the
concluded just shy of noon Sunday, the skies opened
again and brought down another heavy downpour.
Miskell, from New Braunfels, and Boerne’s
won the Texas Four-Ball by three shots. They defeated
three teams that finished at 8-under 136. The teams of
San Antonio’s Colby Harwell and Brett Nichols; Barrett
Sandefur and David Backus from Austin; and 2015 TGA
Player of the Year Joshua Irving from Dallas and Scott
Volpitto from Fort Worth all shared second place.
For Miskell, a member at nearby Sonterra, the
victory was his fourth Texas Four-Ball title and eighth
overall TGA Championship. A two-time college All-
American at USC and Fresno State, Miskell also won
Four-Ball in 2003 and ’04 with Titus Harris and in 2007
with Trip Kuehne. Miskell was the TGA Player of the
Year in 2004, ’06 and ’07.
“This one is really sweet because it’s been nine
years since my last TGA win,” Miskell said. “In that
I’ve had shoulder surgery, elbow surgery and back
surgery. So to get one of these again is pretty
Hallmark, a Cordillera Ranch member since 2013,
gave his team a leg up on the field with his knowledge
of the course. A two-time Match Play Club Champion at
Cordillera Ranch, Hallmark knows the subtle breaks of
the Jack Nicklaus-designed greens as well as anyone.
course, the flip side of that can be the burden to win on
your home course because everyone expects it.
“It’s always tough to play on your own course
because there is a little bit more pressure with
around,” Hallmark said. “It’s a big advantage here
knowing the greens and knowing how the course plays.
Especially with the weather and the wind changing,
there’s definitely an advantage. The home course
advantage is big.”
The Texas Four-Ball Championship is the second
team title for Miskell and Hallmark this year. In
February, they shot 61-66 to win the San Antonio Golf
Association’s Regional Four-Ball event.
Despite Saturday’s weather delay, players in the
Senior and Super Senior Divisions finished their second
rounds and two teams were crowned champions. The
Senior Division title went to Richard Koenig and Aaron
Billings from Horseshoe Bay with a score of 10-under
134. The Senior Division is played by amateurs aged
years and older. Koenig and Billings held off a pair of
teams from the Houston area by a single shot.
Shipley and John Dowdall, as well as Bob Kearney and
Gary Durbin, tied for second place at 9-under 135.
“It was a very, very tough field and we knew it,”
said Koenig, who holed out from the fairway for an
eagle on the 17th hole. “We knew we had to play really
In the Super Senior Division (65 years and older),
Bob Hullender from San Antonio and Mike Arnold from
Windcrest won the Texas Four-Ball for the third time.
The duo also won in 2013 and 2014. This year, they
finished with a score of 7-under 137 to clip Sam Boyd
from Horseshoe Bay and Ken Redfern from Austin by
“The first three holes after the delay were tough,
but we had to scramble for some pars,” Hullender said.
“Once we kind of got back into the game we ended up
making three birdies in a row.”
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