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At Winged Foot, Boner and Woodard Take Anderson Memorial
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MAMARONECK, NY (June 10, 2018) - Brett Boner & Stephen Woodard (Carolina Golf Club, NC) won the 82nd Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot Golf Club, defeating the Canadian team of Jay Snyder & Brandan Price (Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club) 3&2 in the final match.

Boner and Woodard continued their recent run of match play success at the Anderson, making the final match for the second year in a row. Last year, they fell in the final to Kenny Ebalo and Shane Sigsbee of Las Vegas.

It was a back-and-forth match for much of the day, with the lead changing hands four times. Boner and Woodard bogeyed the first hole but came back with birdies on 3 and 5 to go 1 up.

Snyder and Price then birdied the next two holes to take the lead back at 1 up, a lead they held until the long par-5 12th. It was there that the bogey train started, and five pars for Boner and Woodard were good enough to see the match out.

On the way to the final, the champs took out fellow North Carolinians Blair Miller & Jack McClelland (Pine Needles Golf Club, Southern Pines, NC), former U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Kevin Marsh & partner Derek Meinhart (Floridian National Golf Club), and the home club team of Johnny Schob & Drake Ferriter (Winged Foot Golf Club).

Snyder and Price stormed out of the gate in stroke play qualifying, with a sparkling bogey-free 9-under 61. An even-par 70 in the second round still made them medalists by four shots.

The defending champs Ebalo and Sigsbee shot a pair of 71s and missed the playoff for match play by one shot.

SENIOR DIVISION

In the Senior Division, Dean Channell and Allen Strange (Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, NC) won the final match 4&3 over Matthew Sughrue and John Lombardozzi (Trump National Golf Club, Sterling VA).

Both teams stumbled out of the gate, with Channell and Strange taking a 1 up lead through four holes despite being 2 over par. Channell eagled the par-5 5th to put his team 2 up, and back-to-back birdies at 11 and 12 extended the margin to three. When Sughrue and Lombardozzi bogeyed the 15th, the match was over.

En route to the championship, Channell and Strange knocked out Jim Lehman & Don Peterson in the quarters and Todd Roberts & Duke Delcher in the semis.

ABOUT THE Anderson Memorial Four-Ball

Perhaps the most coveted best-ball invitation in all of amateur golf. Created in 1933 to honor Winged Foot founding member and two time U.S. Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson, the event consists of a 36 hole qualifier followed by two days of match play competition in both Championship and Senior divisions.

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