Andrew McCain and Jesse Bull team for Minnesota State Four-Ball title
Jesse Bull (L) and Andrew McCain (R) hold Minnesota Four-Ball trophy <br>(MGA Photo)
Jesse Bull (L) and Andrew McCain (R) hold Minnesota Four-Ball trophy
(MGA Photo)

EDINA, MN (August 24, 2016) -- Andrew McCain successfully defended his Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Four-Ball title Wednesday at Edina Country Club, and he did it alongside a new teammate.

Joining forces with 2014 MGA State Amateur champion Jesse Bull, the two carded a final-round 63 to finish at 9-under par 130, holding off 2014 champions Sammy Schmitz and Jesse Polk, as well as University of Minnesota golfers Justin Doeden and Alex Uloth, who finished tied for second at 132.

McCain and Bull opened the championship with a 67 Monday, rolling in four birdies and one bogey over the first 12 holes before carding an eagle at the 13th.

The two got off to a much quicker start during the final round Wednesday, sinking five birdies on the opening nine before taking advantage of four more birdie opportunities on the back.

The victory is the first for McCain since winning the MPGA Combination Championship at Bunker Hills late last season. In 2015 he also earned victories at the Minnesota State Open, and the Lyle Cran Shortstop.

Wednesday’s win is the first for Bull since the MGA State Amateur, where he won on his home course, but he’s notched five top-10 finishes during that time.

Posting a second straight round of 66 put Schmitz and Polk into a tie for second as the two carded four birdies with a bogey on the front nine Wednesday before finishing with a string of three consecutive birdies on the back.

Current MGA State Amateur champion Alex Uloth, who recently transferred to the University of Minnesota, rolled in eight birdies and one bogey during the opening round Monday with his new teammate Doeden.

During the final round Wednesday, the two rolled in three birdies on the front and three on the first five holes on the back before finishing with a bogey at the 16th to fall into a tie with Schmitz and Polk.

Aaron Barber and Andy Jacobson, MPGA Four-Ball champions in 2014, posted a 36-hole score of 7-under par 133 Wednesday to finish fourth, just three shots back.

ABOUT THE Minnesota Four-Ball

For those players who enjoy team competition, the MGA Four-Ball has been an institution since 1962. The Four-Ball is a two-man, 36-hole best-ball competition.

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