KELLER, TX (February 25, 2017) -- Mike Peck and
Stephen Love took control of the first round of the North
Four-Ball at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club with an opening
round, five-under-par, 67. The duo will sleep on a
narrow lead though as the 2016 Champions Brad Gibson
and Zach Atkinson as well as two other teams only trail
Irving’s Mike Peck and Stephen Love didn’t waste
much time getting into red figures for the 2017 edition
of the North Four-Ball. The duo poured in three birdies
in the first five holes including a birdie on the 442 yard,
second, which only featured three on the day.
They parred their way in to complete the front nine
when they finally gave one back to the field with Love’s
putt for par lipped out. Stephen quickly bounced back
though with a birdie on the 12th. The pair each added
another birdie on the 15th and 16th for Love and Peck
In the group of three trailing Peck and Love are the
2016 North Four-Ball Champions, Brad Gibson and Zach
Atkinson, the pair of Josh Irving and Will Osbourne and
the duo of Brian Hatter and Thomas Kulcak.
Gibson, Plano, and Atkinson, Colleyville, too started
quickly with birdies on the first two holes and another
on the fourth. Losing a shot on the fifth and eighth, they
turned at one-under-par. Feeding off the momentum of
Love and Peck in the same pairing group, they duo
matched their birdies on the 12th, 15th and 16th to
close their round at four-under, 68.
Brian Hatterr, Little Elm, and Thomas Kulcak, Plano,
started on the tenth hole and birdie it, which was only
one of three on the entire day. They added another
birdie on the 12th before they surrendered their first
stroke on the 13th. Following two pars, Kulcak closed
their first nine holes in style with three straight birdies.
They traded birdies for bogeys equally on their last nine
to finish at four-under-par.
For Josh Irving, Dallas, and Will Osbourne, Fort
Worth, it was a slower start in comparison to the others
near the top of the leaderboard. The U.S. Four-Ball
bound team parred their first eight holes until finally
seeing one drop in for birdie on the par five, eighteenth.
A bogey followed by a par on the third and fourth hole
saw them at even par before they caught some fire.
Four straight birdies on holes five through eight vaulted
them into a tie for second and into the penultimate tee
Players braced the elements during the first round
of the North Four-Ball as the temperature barely got
above 40 degrees for the starting times. Thirteen of the
forty teams saw themselves get to red numbers at the
conclusion of their round which ultimately left them as
many as four shots behind leaders Mike Peck and
The second and final round of the North Four-Ball
will begin at 8:00 am off the 1st and 10th tee. With
such a tight leaderboard, the first championship of the
North Regional Series should be set up for a great
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