GREENSBORO, NC (March 30, 2017) -- Eighteen
teams began Thursday's final round of the inaugural
North Carolina Super Senior Four-Ball at The Farm
Course of Greensboro Country Club within three
strokes of the lead.
After 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, two of
the 18-hole leaders were tied at the top. Seeking
their first CGA win, Butch English of Cornelius and
Wayne Pyrtle of Burlington found themselves facing
seasoned partners Russ Perry of Winston-Salem and
Mark Stephens of Troutman in a playoff. Both teams
posted rounds of 66-67 for a two-day total of 11-
Experience won the day. Perry and Stephens,
champions of the 2016 Carolinas Super Senior Four-
Ball and 2014 North Carolina Senior Four-Ball,
notched another team victory when Stephens sank a
12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole and
English failed to answer with his own birdie attempt.
"It broke a touch left, and I just happened to hit a
good one," said Stephens.
Perry made an up and down birdie from the
greenside bunker on the par-5 18th to cap the duo's
fourth birdie in the final six holes leading up to the
playoff. "We're getting up there in age, but we love
the competition," added Perry. "The more
tournaments we can play in, the better."
15-time CGA champion Larry Boswell of
Jamestown teamed with Gary Strickfaden of
Pinehurst to claim the 70+ age division by one shot
over Steve Spiegler and Dave Moser of Charlotte.
Boswell and Strickfaden's second round 65 propelled
them to the top of the division at 10-under-par 134.
This division plays a shorter course.
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