KELLER, TX (February 26, 2017) -- Josh Irving and
Osborne’s tie for a low round of the day, five-under-
67 propelled them to title of Texas North Four-Ball
champions with a two day total of 135, nine-under,
Their bogey free round was one shot better than
Atkinson and Brad Gibson’s 136 total.
For Irving and Osborne like in round one, got off
slower start for the final round with four straight
However, it was the 551 yard, par five, fifth that got
momentum going again. For the first round, it was
fifth that got help them rattle off four straight
This time though they only converted for two birdies
with the second on the difficult par three, eighth.
Worth native Osborne rattled the flagstick on his
approach from the tee and followed it up with a
downhill putt for birdie.
Irving, Dallas, made three of the next four pars
before Osborne again put another birdie on the card
with tight wedge from 90 yards out on the
Irving made four on the par five fifteenth and
par on the sixteenth.
Knowing they needed to get at least one more
birdie on the card somewhere, they were
when they both missed the green on the
Osborne playing first, hit his chip just at the top of
hill on the green and when ball checked and trickled
down the slope and in the hole for a birdie two.
With a par on the last, they were concerned
they’d be destined for a playoff with the team of
Gibson, Plano and Zach Atkinson, Colleyville, each
having a look at eagle on the last and were playing
the same pairing group.
Gibson’s attempt was first and he was just
off the last par five with an eagle. His putt slide by
which meant Atkinson’s putt was left to grab a share
the lead. He hit the putt well and true, it just didn’t
the last break and slid by.
For Josh Irving and Will Osborne, the title was
first as a partnership. This was Irving’s second North
Four-Ball title as he won in 2015 with Michael Ray at
Tierra Verde Golf Club.
Irving, the current and back to back Texas Golf
Association’s Player of the year, and Osborne will
break in the partnership before teaming back up in
for the Texas Four-Ball at Crown Colony Country
and then a week later at U.S. Four-Ball at Pinehurst
Resort & Country Club.
First Round leaders Mike Peck and Stephen Love
finished in a four-way tie for third place with Jordan
Woolf and Les Ledingham as well as Michael Ray and
Gant Bills and Brian Hatter and Thomas Kulcak.
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