Winged Foot Golf Club
MAMARONECK, NY (June 12, 2016) -- Playing at Winged Foot Golf Club, their home course, Chris Troy and James Nicholas completed a four day run to the Anderson Memorial four-ball title. In the championship match the winning duo defeated No. 9 Andy Cooper and Craig Hurlbert (Bluejack National Golf Club) 2 up.
Troy and Nicholas, the six-seed, took their first lead on the West Course's 2nd hole only to see the match squared up on the next hole. The match remained all square until No. 9 when Troy and Nicholas again took a 1 up lead, however just like earlier in the match, Cooper and Hurlbert tied the match on the following hole.
A few holes later, at 13, Cooper and Hurlbert took their only lead of the match, just to see the match returned to all-square one hole later. Following halves on each of the next two holes Troy and Nicholas finally took the lead for good with a 17th hole birdie and then capped their run to the title by winning the 18th hole as well.
The match was tightly contested all afternoon long with 13 of the holes ending with the match all-square.
Troy and Nicholas reached the finals with a 3&2 semifinal win over No. 7 Roger Newsom and Adam Horton (Elizabeth Manor Golf and CC) while Cooper and Hurlbert outlasted No. 12 Brian and Mark Gauley (Raleigh Country Club) 2&1.
Two-seed George Zahringer and Brady Exber (The Floridian) needed to rally late to win the Senior Division of the Anderson Memorial 1 up over four-seed Jay Sessa and Don Enga (Cherry Valley Club).
With only five holes left, Zahringer and Exber trailed by two and it seemed as if their run was going to come up short. However, they kept battling, winning the 15th hole to move to 1 down and then after Sessa and Enga slipped up with a bogey on 16 the match was tied.
Following matching pars on 17 the title tilt went to 18th all-square. On the final hole Zahringer and Exber parred and that proved to be enough to get the job done.
Zahringer and Exber defeated No. 6 Matt Sughrue and Ed Offterdinger (Bethesda Country Club) 3&2 in the semifinals while Sessa and Enga needed 19 holes to beat No. 8 Jay Pumphrey and Dave Clement (Desert Mountain Club).
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